I hate trying to clean a flat iron or curling iron. So what do I do? I let all that build-up from hair products get baked on for months. Brilliant, I know. This isn’t exactly home décor or craft related, but it is a DIY project, right?
Pretty, isn’t it? I usually try to scrub with alcohol, but after 10 or 15 minutes, I give up. All that buildup seems to interfere with how hot the iron gets, so I end up buying a new one.
This week, I finally found an easy way to clean my curling iron or flat iron. As I half-heartedly scrubbed on it with alcohol and a cotton ball, knowing it was an exercise in futility, I suddenly had an epiphany. If epiphanies are possible on such mundane things as cleaning flat irons.
I grabbed a Magic Eraser® from my cleaning bin, dampened it just a bit, and scrubbed away. I spent maybe five minutes on each side. I didn’t get every last bit of gunk off, but just another minute or so would have made it spotless.
- Test on a small area to make sure this method won’t damage the iron.
- To preserve most of your Magic Eraser®, cut off about 1/3 of it to use for cleaning your curling iron or flat iron. It’ll get very gunky and you won’t want to reuse it.
- After wetting the eraser, squeeze out most of the moisture. You don’t want water to get inside the iron.
- This should be obvious, but just in case: Make sure the iron is unplugged and cool to the touch.
This isn’t a sponsored post. I was just excited that this worked so well and with so little effort, and wanted to share it with you. How do you clean your flat iron or curling iron?
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