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How to clean your electrical tools

Updated: Mar 21, 2021

Don't let your gadgets build up with grime! Here's how to look after them...

Hair straighteners & Curling tongs The plates on the tool can gather dust and dirt, and if you’re a regular user of hair products, such as serums and hairspray, then there is sure to be some residue left on the plates of your straightener. Always make sure that they are switched off and completely cool before cleaning. Then use a slightly damp, clean cloth with warm water to rub over the plates to keep product build-up at bay. Don't use baby wipes, as there may be oily residue in them that isn't suitable for use on straighteners. With tongs, like straighteners, you can use a slightly damp cloth with warm water to clean the barrel of your curling wand of any product residue.

Dos and don’ts

- Do try to clean your electricals once a month.

- Don’t wrap the cord around the device- this will damage the wires

- Do place hairdryers, curlers and straighteners on a heat protection mat to cool before storing away

- Do wait for heat protection spray to dry before styling to stop it transferring to the gadget. GHD's Heat Protection Spray (£12.95) is perfect as it is a mist, so is light on the hair.

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