how to clean your amika hair tools
you’ve discovered your perfect-fit products, locked down your wash routine...but your strands don’t feel totally clean. the culprit? your hair tools. If you’re not giving your blow dryer, flat iron, or curling wand a solid scrub down every so often, chances are you’re adding dirty residue back into clean hair—no thanks! Keep reading to learn how to clean and care for your hair tools, extending their lifespan and saving your strands.
why clean your hair tools?
If you reach for a flat iron on the regular or you’re loyal to blowout babe, you probably already know the rules of hot tools, like always prep with a heat protectant. Even if you have these habits down, you’re likely leaving out an important one: cleaning your hair tools.
Your tools come into close contact with your strands, so they pick up everything you put down: detangling primer, leave-in conditioner, blowout spray, you name it—even your own natural oils and debris. This buildup is then re-deposited when you use your tool, leaving behind a dirty residue that weighs you down and dulls your shine. That’s not all: Buildup blocks the flow of heat—shortening your tool’s lifespan and deteriorating its bristles.
how to clean your hair tools
First things first, make sure your hot tool is unplugged and cool to the touch. If your tool has bristles, you’ll want to remove all accumulated hair before digging in for a deeper clean. Our hack: Insert a teasing comb between bristles to lift hair up and out.
Next, dampen a soft cloth with water—or rubbing alcohol for salon-level sanitation—then go to work buffing away at any surface that comes in contact with your hair. Pro tip: We love a cotton swab to get into hard-to-reach nooks and crannies.