HOW TO CLEAN YOUR HAIR TOOLS

HAIR BRUSHES & COMBS

Just like your makeup brushes, hairbrushes and combs need regular cleaning too. You should clean your brushes and combs once a month to keep them free from dust, germs, oil, and hair products.

PLASTIC BRUSHES & COMBS

To remove hair from a standard round plastic brush, use a pick or a teasing brush to reach the hairs that are deep down in the brush and discard. Cleaning a round brush can be a little more stubborn. Remove the hair you can by hand, and then use scissors to cut a line down the barrel to create a seam that could then be removed by hand.

To wash plastic brushes and combs ill a bowl or your bathroom sink with warm water and a teaspoon of shampoo (add a teaspoon of baking soda for extra sanitation). Let the brushes and combs sit then use a toothbrush to scrub the hairbrush pad, bristles or teeth, and side of the brush or comb. Dip the brush or comb into the water as needed to help the cleaning process. Rinse under running water to remove the cleaning solution. For gooey stubborn buildup that’s still there afterwards, try mixing equal parts of vinegar and warm water together. Spray onto your comb, let sit for 5 minutes, and then rinse.

WOODEN BRUSHES & COMBS

If you have a wooden brush or comb, be more cautious when washing. Do not submerge the wood in water! Instead, dip your toothbrush in the cleaning solution to scrub the bristles or teeth. Rinse with running water trying to avoid the prolonged water exposure to the wood. After rinsing, lay the brushes on a towel to air dry. You can also use a blow-dryer on low heat for a faster result.

 

HOT TOOLS

Our hair tools help us achieve glamorous locks on the daily, but when was the last time you helped your hair tools? Elchim offers a lifetime warrantee on all of our products and gladly maintenances the dirtiest of Elchim hair tools!

 BLOW DRYERS

Your blow dryer may look clean (and even seem to be working great) but gunk is building up in less obvious places. The back vents of blow dyers have a tendency to clog causing that infamous burnt smell, overheating, or decreased airflow.  Make sure the dryer is off and unplugged, then remove the vent cover to reach the filter. First use tweezers or a toothpick to remove as much debris as possible. Next, use a microfiber cloth to wipe the remaining dust and hair that gets trapped with every use. Filters should be cleaned every 3 week, or more if you’re a busy hair stylist, to extend the life of your blow dryer.

HAIR STRAIGHTENERS & CURLERS

Most of the build up on your straightener can be removed with a microfiber cloth and a little warm water. For that left over gung that won’t seem to come off turn the curler or straightener on the lowest setting for a few moments until it warms up, then unplug. Dip a cloth or cotton ball in rubbing alcohol to wipe away product residue that clings to the barrel and plates.