A hair straightener is basically a lifeline, but you never clean it. All that product build-up on the plates is quickly cutting out all the effort you put into styling your hair in the first place. So I found an easy solution to help you get rid of the residue.
What you need: Cotton balls, rubbing alcohol and a warm, damp cloth.
What to do: When your flat iron is completely cool and unplugged, dip a couple of cotton balls in rubbing alcohol and gently swab them to clean the plates. When you’re done, wipe down the entire flat iron with a cloth.
And if the hair product is really caked on: Grab a clean toothbrush or Magic Eraser. Give tough-to-clean spots (like the lip between the plate and the plastic) a concentrated scrub.
When you should do it: You should actually be cleaning your flat iron at least once a week. Your blowouts will thank you!