Don't Clean Your Hot Air Hair Brush Styler Without Reading This First
If you’re obsessed with your hot air brush styler, then you’ll know how addictive it is to create your perfect hair look. Waves, curls, straight sleek styles or just insane volume - these stylers can do it all. But what happens when you start to spot gunk or clumps of hair clogging up your brush? Suddenly your favourite hair tool becomes a lot more like hard work.
Much like makeup brushes, it’s important to clean your hair brush regularly to remove build-up, dust and oils from your scalp.
Whilst it’s all too easy to leave your brush and forget about it between uses, the cleaner it is, the better it’ll be for your hair to avoid damage or running grime through your freshly washed hair. (Gross).
So how do you clean your hot air brush the right way? We’ve got your go-to tips right here. They’re simple, easy, and can be done in minutes. Do this every few weeks (or more regularly if you have particularly thick hair) and your brush will last you a lifetime!
Scissors or nail scissors
Before you even think about getting your scrub on, be sure to separate your brush attachments from the main unit. This will allow you to clean your brushes easily without worrying about getting the motor wet! Of course if you are cleaning your brush with the handle still attached, you need to make sure your brush is turned off, unplugged and cool before you touch it. Nobody wants a nasty electric shock.
Then you need to tackle any hair buildup that’s stayed trapped between the bristles. Use your scissors to run along the bristles of each brush attachment and cut away excess until your brush is free of hair.
Next, you need to clean out any product or gunk. Using an old toothbrush, dip your toothbrush in soapy water and gently scrub the vents and between bristles to dislodge and loosen dirt.
Rinse the brush attachments under the tap remove the last of the dirt and any residue.
Wipe down your main unit with a damp cloth to remove marks and scuffs, but do not rinse this part under the tap. This is more likely to affect and damage the motor.
- Leave your brush parts to air dry for at least a couple of hours before you reattach to the main unit to heat them up and use again.
Ta-da! A hot air hair brush styler that looks as good as new. Happy styling!