Hi-five if teasing comb, paddle brush, blow-dryer and curling iron are your everyday weapons too. Let’s admit it, no girl can survive without a few essential hair tools that play a huge role in keeping your hair game top-notch.
Whether you want to simply de-tangle your hair or go all out and style it, hair tools are your biggest saviour in daily life.
While you’re relying on them big time, you’re forgetting to care for them as much as you care for your mane. Not cleaning your hair tools often can ultimately take a toll on the health of your hair.
If you’ve been committing this hair sin, then here’s a gentle reminder that you need to start cleaning your hair tools regularly.
- Why do you need to clean your hairbrushes?
- Why do you need to clean your styling tools?
- Why do you need to clean your blow dryer?
Why do you need to clean your hairbrushes?
While over-brushing is a strict no-no, everyone has their own rule when it comes to brushing their hair. Some prefer brushing before a shower, whereas some like to run a brush through their hair before sleeping.
In any case, we’re all brushing our hair daily, but we aren’t being regular enough when it comes to cleaning that very hairbrush. Clogging your hairbrush with dead strands only reduces the efficiency of the brush. And that’s not all! When you don’t clean your brushes regularly, the product build-up and oils transfer back into your hair, leaving them dirtier than before.
Why do you need to clean your styling tools?
Aside from combs and brushes, hair-styling tools such as curling iron and tong are used oh-so often. On days when your hair is not behaving or when you have a special occasion, your heat-styling tools come to the rescue. While you’re using styling tools regularly, it’s important that you clean them at least once in 30 to 40 days.
The ceramic plates of curling irons get accumulated with product build-up and grime if not cleaned regularly. When you use a straightener over hair that daily comes in contact with hairsprays and hair oils as well as the natural oils produced by your scalp, your locks get damaged in the process.
A burning smell is often a sign that there is product build-up on your styling tools.
Why do you need to clean your blow dryer?
This is one hair tool we cannot even travel without! Yes, we’re talking about blow-dryer. Blow-dryer not only helps quickly dry your hair after a wash but also makes it more manageable.
While you don’t need to clean your blow-dryer after each use, it is ideal to clean it at least once a month. When dust, grime and hair strands get stuck at the back of your hairdryer, it can actually cause it to overheat or blow up altogether. Air needs to be pushed out of the blow-dryer smoothly, but when it gets blocked due to debris and actual hair, its temperature can rise to dangerous levels.