Friday, September 9, 2016

How to Clean your Flat Iron

Hello Lovelies! I this an old post from my personal blog, MissElisaKTheBlog.com. 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

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

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

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    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.

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