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Caring For Your Hair Tools

Updated: Jan 1, 2021

Hello beautiful ladies!

It’s another #TIPsyTuesday!

Let's talk about our hair tools - brushes, combs, clips, and styling tools. You might not give caring for these daily go-to's a second thought but properly maintaining for your hair tools is not only important to keep these everyday beauty necessities in tip-top shape. Regular cleaning is great for your brushes as it breaks down dirt, grease, and oils. This buildup adds stress to your locks and can transfer bacteria (yikes!) to your hair and scalp which can lead to scalp infections! Gross!

Brushes, Combs, Clips Remove buildup of oils, product and bacteria!

What you need: Antibacterial soap

What To Do

Remove hair. Be sure to remove all the hair from your brushes. To do this, use a comb and start brushing out the hair until clean.

Wash ... yes, wash them. Stylists use a cleaning solution like Ship-Shape or Barbicide for sterilizing after clients. In many cases, you may not have access to these so grab a mild antibacterial soap to do the trick. Add this to a sink full of warm water and place your tools inside. Leave them soaking in the solution for about 30 minutes.

Rinse. Drain the water and rinse well. Place everything on a clean towel to dry.

How often: Weekly or bi-weekly

Hot Styling Tools Remove sticky buildup

What you need: Cleansing pads (found at local beauty supply store) or a cloth dampened with rubbing alcohol

What To Do

Be sure your tools are unplugged. Using the cleansing pads, scrub back and forth for a few seconds to remove buildup. Wipe with a clean damp cloth. If you do not have the cleansing pads (similar to a brillo pad), add alcohol to a rag and follow the same technique.

How often: Monthly

Hair Dryers Clogged air intake filters will cause your dryer to perform poorly and shorten the life of your dryer

What you need: Toothpicks, antibacterial soap

What To Do

With the dryer unplugged, remove the air intake cap and rinse it with antibacterial soap and hot water. Using a toothpick, remove the remaining dust particles with a toothpick. Some versions may be sharp so we do not recommend using your fingers to do this. Let the cap dry completely before reattaching it to your dryer.

How often: Monthly

Stay safe lovelies... we miss you!

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