How To Clean A Hot Brush

How To Clean A Hot Brush

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).

Read our step-by-step guide on how to clean a hot brush and ensure it remains in top condition, enabling you to achieve flawless styling results every time.


Why Should You Clean Your Hot Brush?

Before we dive into how to clean an electric hair brush, let's understand why it's essential to clean your hot brush regularly:

  1. Prevents Buildup: Hair products, oils, and residue can accumulate on the bristles and barrel of your hot brush over time, affecting its performance and creating a breeding ground for bacteria.
  2. Maintains Performance: A clean hot brush heats up evenly and distributes heat more effectively, resulting in better styling results.
  3. Prolongs Lifespan: Regular cleaning helps extend the lifespan of your hot brush by preventing damage caused by buildup and overheating.

Now that we know the importance of keeping our styling brushes clean, let's get into the process of how to clean a hot air brush.

Tools You Will Need To Clean A Hot Brush

  • Scissors or nail scissors
  • Old toothbrush
  • Damp cloth
  • Soapy water 


How To Clean A Hot Air Brush

Bellissima Italia Air Wonder 8 in 1 Hot Air Styler

Step 1: Unplug the Hot Brush

Safety first! Always ensure your hot brush is unplugged and completely cooled down before starting the cleaning process to avoid any risk of burns or electric shocks.


Step 2: Remove your brush attachments from the handle

Remove your brush attachments from the main unit. This will allow you to clean your brushes easily without worrying about getting the motor wet.


Step 3: Remove Hair and Debris

Using a comb or your fingers, gently remove any hair or debris that may be trapped between the bristles of the hot brush. Alternatively, you can use scissors to run along the bristles of each brush attachment and cut away excess until your brush is free of hair. This step will make the deeper cleaning process more effective.


Step 4: Prepare Cleaning Solution

Fill a bowl or sink with warm water and add a small amount of mild shampoo or liquid soap. Swirl the water to create suds.


Step 5: Clean the Bristles

Dip a soft-bristled brush or toothbrush into the soapy water and gently scrub the bristles of the hot brush. Pay close attention to any areas where product buildup is visible. Avoid getting water inside the electrical components of the hot brush.


Step 5: Wipe Down the Barrel

Using a clean, damp cloth or cotton pad, wipe down the barrel of the hot brush to remove any residue or buildup. Be careful not to scratch the surface of the barrel, especially if it has a ceramic coating.


Step 6: Rinse and Dry

Once you've cleaned the bristles and barrel, rinse the hot brush under lukewarm running water to remove any remaining soap residue. Shake off any excess water and pat dry with a clean towel. Allow the hot brush to air dry completely before storing or using it again.


Step 7: Optional: Disinfect

For an extra level of cleanliness, you can disinfect your hot brush by lightly misting the bristles and barrel with a mixture of equal parts water and rubbing alcohol. Let it air dry before using.


Step 8: Air dry

Before using or storing your hot brush, be sure to leave it to air dry overnight.


Step 9: Store properly

Once your hot brush is clean and dry, store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity to prevent any damage or mould growth.


Step 10: Repeat the cleaning process every month

Remember to clean your hot brush regularly, ideally every month, to ensure optimal performance and hygiene

By following our simple how to clean a hair dryer brush steps, you can keep your hot brush clean and in excellent condition for long-lasting use. With a clean hot brush, you'll achieve salon-worthy hair styling results effortlessly, each and every time.

If you don’t yet own a hot brush or are looking to upgrade your hair styling game, why not browse our range of Hot Brushes including the Air Wonder 8 in 1 Hot Air Styler and 6 in 1 Ceramic Hot Air Styler.