6 Effortless steps to care for your hair straightening brush
Many say diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but hair straightening brushes are definitely in the top 5. These brushes are a must have for a lot of make-up bags, especially for those girls that like having straight hair. Most people do not have time for a blow-out every week, yet they want gorgeous salon-worthy hair, do you agree on this one? One of the best ways to maintain the hair is to treat your hair straightening brush like the priceless treasure it is.
There are a few steps that you should follow if you want your brush to last as long as possible and to keep giving your flowing tresses the attention they deserve.
1.) Regularly Clean Your Brush
First, it is important to make sure you clean your brush regularly in order to make it last for a longer period of time. Cleaning your brush is a pretty simple process. The only tools you need are a damp cloth. Make sure the fabric is made of a soft material that doesn’t scratch easily – using harsh fabric could damage your brush and I’m sure that’s not something you want.
2.) Oily Residue on the Brush
If you feel the brush has lots of oily residues, then you may consider the possibility of using some form of cleaning solution (just make sure it’s a gentle product that is designed for this).
3.) Don’t Forget to Unplug Your Brush
Unplugging your brush from the electrical socket should go without saying but ALWAYS remember to unplug your brush before starting any cleaning regime. Some of the brushes can be used on damp hair, yes, but the electrical wiring should not be exposed to water.
4.) Remove Excess Hair
Before you start wiping your brush down, take a few minutes and remove any excess hair that is tangled in the bristles of the brush. If you’re a girl, I’m sure you know all about hair building up in the brush.
Make sure you get in the crevices where the bristles are. Inside the crevices is where a lot of the oily residue remains when you brush your hair. It’s not a bad idea to wipe your brush down after every use, but at least weekly if you use your hair straightening brush every day.
5.) Clean When it’s Cooled Down
It is highly recommended to clean your brush when it is cooled down and is not hot. Set aside a particular time to clean your brush each week. Turn off and unplug the brush. Make sure the brush is completely cool to the touch before you begin the cleaning process. You do not want to get burned.
6.) A Clean Brush Will Help Your Hair
Many people are unaware that product built up in your hair and on your brush can leave your hair looking dull and lifeless. Also as product builds up on your brush, there is the danger of your hair getting damaged by the heat. When you make the decision to clean your brush, you are making the decision to help keep your hair looking bouncy and full of life.
When to Clean Your Hair Straightening Brush
Try to clean your brush on a day that you will not need to use the straightening device again. The next day, when you are ready to use it, allow a few extra minutes to allow your brush to heat up a little hotter. The heat helps get any residual cleaning solution that may have been accidentally left behind the day before. Remember the cleaning solution used to clean the brush is good for your brush but not good for your hair.
Following these simple steps when cleaning your brush, will allow it to stay at its most productive capacity for many years to come. Cleaning your brush makes an investment in your beauty products and your hair.