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How Not Cleaning Your Hair Care Tools Make You a Rookie

Let’s be honest, we spend a LOT of time on our hair. Scheduling hair appointments, sitting in our stylist’s chair and inventing “cute” ways to sleep so we don’t ruin the newest style (admit it, you do it too).


With all that we invest in our mane maintenance, shouldn’t we make sure we’re not using dirty hair care tools??


Hand dryers – do you carefully clean your hands to remove product buildup before you pick up your blow dryer to dry your hair? Nope. Fortunately all you need is a cleansing wipe to clean the handles of your dryer, and the nozzle attachment from your vacuum is perfect to clean your blow dryer vent.

Curling iron/Flat iron – same as your hand dryer, use a cleansing wipe to clean the handle, cord and buttons on your hair irons. Make sure it’s turned off and cool. For super gunky/ sticky barrels and plates, you can use alcohol and a cotton pad or  mix a paste of 3 parts baking soda to one part water and rub on with a dry cloth to remove baked on buildup.

With all that we invest in our mane maintenance, why are you using dirty hair care tools?? Click To Tweet

Brushes – use a comb to remove any hairs that are stuck between bristles and wash with a solution of shampoo and water (use the comb again to get in between bristles). Rinse and allow to dry.

Combs – remove any excess hair, soak in a solution of shampoo and water, rinse thoroughly and allow to dry.

Scrunchies/Hair Ties/Pins/Clips – while you could toss these and buy more, don’t you want to save a few bucks?? Soak your used scrunchies, hair ties, hair pins and clips in a solution of clarifying shampoo or apple cider vinegar and water. Massage to release any product buildup and rinse thoroughly. Allow to dry and put them back in your styling rotation.


Don’t make the rookie mistake of using dirty styling tools on your hair. You’re the real MVP, and you hair should be a reflection of that :-).

Here’s to Beauty, Balance and Taking Care of Business…Naturally 🙂