Friday, September 9, 2016

How to Clean your Flat Iron

Hello Lovelies! I this an old post from my personal blog, I thought my Girls may like this. Enjoy!

Hello all! I am literally in the middle of flat ironing my hair. The last time my hair was flat ironed, my mom did it. She felt as though because I am transitioning to natural hair that the heat of my flat iron needed to be on 450° F even though I normally do it with wonderful results on 375° F. The result was a very sticky flat iron. You know, when the ceramic plates feel as though they have a sticky film on them but it is really the protein of your melted hair. If left untreated, it will begin build up on your flat iron and have a yellowish brown color. I had to get the melt off of my flat iron and I told my grandmother my plight. She simply said, "Wipe it off with salt water." It seemed too simple to me but I was willing to try.

I heated up a tablespoon of salt with 1/4 cup of water in a mug and microwaved it for one minute. I dipped a paper towel in the water and scrubbed the ceramic plates of the flat iron. Then with a dry paper towel, I wiped them dry. I repeated the dip-n-wipe steps until the ceramic plates were smooth, not sticky, to the touch.

My flat iron feels like new. I am so glad I have a granny who knows everything : ) I even looked it up online to make sure I was giving you all the right information. Granny is scientifically proven. And for a final tidbit, I use a EAP 1 inch Titanium Flat Iron version 2.0. You can buy it online here. So that's all folks. I hope this helped! SMOOCHES XOXO


  1. Replies
    1. Anytime, I don't mind sharing helpful advice.

  2. Nice tips. I am going to clean my flat iron right now

    1. Yay! I'm glad this was able to get you started. Good hair care includes using good tools. Gotta clean and take care of those also.