How to clean a Flat Iron (when it looks like this!)
I often use my flat iron on some sections of hair after putting on hairspray, which is
definitely not probably not recommended by your favorite stylist. And it can leave a nasty residue on the plates, which builds up over time and then makes the bathroom smell like… well, burning hairspray (not on Yankee Candle’s list of potential fragrances, I’m sure).
After trying some methods that didn’t work so well, I finally found one that cleans off all of the hairspray gunk! Make sure your flat iron is fully cooled prior to doing this- and, of course, unplug it.
Here’s the best way I’ve found to clean my hair straightener.
How to Clean a Flat Iron: 4 Easy Steps
1. Mix about 1/4 cup of baking soda with hydrogen peroxide until you have a paste to work with.
2. Use some elbow grease to rub it into the plates, making sure that you aren’t getting it into the straightener itself.
3. Wipe down with a wet cloth. Make sure you get all of the paste off of your straightener prior to using it again.
4. Repeat as necessary.