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Cleaning Your Hair Straightening Brush

Every hairstyling tool requires good maintenance and care so that you may not have to throw them out so early. And your hair straightening brush is not an exception in this case. Haircare products like hair sprays, oils make dirt, buildups in the brush. If you do not clean them on a regular basis, your hair will face breakage and other problems.

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The cleaning process of the hair straightening brush entirely depends on the dirt level. You can reach the desired cleaning state only then, when there are no strands, and the bristles and the plate is dirt free. Here we have listed all the steps chronologically for convenience. You do not need to follow through every step if you find success in any of the following steps. But you must start from step one, and whenever your brush reaches the “cleaning state”, you do not have to follow the next step anymore; you are good to go.

Hair Strands

The first step is to getting rid of all the strands from the brush. It is necessary because there are a lot of strands stuck in the bristles after every use. You will face difficulties while cleaning if you skip this step. But before that, make sure your heating tool is unplugged and not heated.

2. Blow Dry the Straightening Brush

Some strands and dust, dirt, buildups in the bristles are not easy to clean with the fingers. Those can be blown away by a single blow of your blow dryer. This is effective when you have not cleaned the straightening brush for a long time.

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3. Use a Brush

Cleaning Hair Straightening Brush by Using a Brush

A brush that contains thin bristles is good for cleaning. Because they are harmless and give no scratch and they can reach the roots. Do not use a toothbrush or any hard material for cleaning. You may also use pipe cleaners or dental flosses for this purpose.

4. Clean With a Soft Cloth

Sometimes there are mounds of buildups and residues which are tough to be removed.

Then you shall clean your hair straightening brush using a small, soft fiber cloth if brushing does not work.

5. Use Wet Tissue With Cotton Bar

Tissue & Cotton Bud

Cotton buds are of great use for cleaning hair straightening brush, especially the plate of the brush. This step can be an alternative if your brush is not properly cleaned following the previous step. You have to use wet tissue with the cotton buds. The tissue must be facial and qualitative.

6. Use Cleaning Solutions

Cleaning solutions are some liquid. They clear the dirt, buildups, residue of the hairstyling products by chemical involvement. So you have to choose the cleaning solution wisely so that it may not damage your brush. Rubbing alcohol or clarifying shampoo or liquid castile soap can be good and mild cleaning solutions.

Using a much cleaning solution at one time may give damage to the brush. Instead, you may follow this step consecutively 2 or 3 days unless you find a satisfactory result. If still, this does not work, then it is high time you changed your hair straightening brush.

7. Let the Brush Dry

Drying Hair Straightening Brush

After finishing the cleaning, use your blow dryer or keep the brush in the sun for drying. We strongly suggest you not to use the brush on the cleaning day.

Final Statement

First, you need to purchase a good quality hair straightening brush. Secondly, you need to take care of it.

Hair experts suggest cleaning the straightening brush thrice in a month if you have to use the tool regularly because your styling tool can last longer through timely and proper cleaning. We have cleared all of your confusion about the cleaning process above. Now it is your turn. Follow the stated steps one by one.

Reader Interactions


  1. Hello peeps,

    The more I visit your blog, the more surprised I am. How do you come up with such versatile ideas to write about? Very impressive.

    And about this piece of writing, it is very well explained with just the right steps for cleaning a hair straightening brush. It will definitely act as a useful guide for girls who struggle to keep their tools clean regularly.

    I have a small piece of suggestions that I would like to share with you guys. I always insert a paper towel or tissue paper in-between the bristles of my straightening brush before brushing my hair within. the loose hair strands, dirt, grime get attached to the tissue instead of getting into the comb plate. After the straightening process, I take out the tissue and throw it away. It helps me to keep the brush clean always.

    I hope that this would also help you, girls, to keep your straightening brush clean.

    • Dear Sharon,

      First of all, thank you very much for your kind and sweet words. We appreciate our readers’ feedback.

      Secondly, we are glad that you have shared a useful tip with us. We are sure that our readers will find it useful.

      Please keep coming back and keep sharing your tips and tricks.

  2. I am disgusted with this piece of writing. Did you ever try this method of cleaning your straightening brush? Do you think it’s a regular hair brush that you can clean it in any way you want? How can you mention about scissors? Don’t you think the sharp edges of scissors can damage the straightening brush plate?

    I am very disappointed with you guys. I expected more from you.

    Please try to put on authentic, sensible information.

    • Dear Jennie,

      Thank you very much for taking the time and writing to us. We appreciate our readers’ feedback.

      If you had read carefully you would understand that we have mentioned closed scissors. A closed scissor is less likely to damage the brush plate. However, if you are not comfortable with this, you can always use the other methods as well.

      We hope this would help you to understand better.

      Please keep coming back for more articles in the future.

  3. Hello good people,

    I came here to thank you, guys. I used a brush to clean my expensive straightening brush and it was cleaned nicely. But instead of a toothbrush, I used my makeup brush for additional safety and it worked great. You can also try it out if you love your straightening brush as much as I love mine.

    Thank you.

    • Dear Patricia,

      Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us. We are glad that our writing helped you in some way or the other.

      Please keep coming back for more articles in the future.


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