I’ll be very honest. I don’t think I’ve ever cleaned my flat irons. I know, that’s pretty gross, but I’m sure there are plenty of women who are just like me, who completely dismiss the importance of keeping such a vital hair utensil tidy.

However, as I began my personal journey of embracing my natural tresses, I realized that cleaning my curlers was actually easier than I imagined, prolonged the use of my heating tools and, most importantly, kept my hair healthier.

If you plan on straightening your hair this summer, SHEEN’s got you covered with three basic tips to keep your flat irons cleaner and your hair protected.

You don’t need professional cleaner

Don’t own any professional cleaner or don’t feel like paying for any? Fine. There are plenty of household items that can be used instead and work just as good.

Try using nail-polish remover, rubbing alcohol, spray-on oven cleaner to remove even the most hardened styling product on your flat iron.

Clean your flat irons regularly

It’s time to get in the habit of consistently cleaning your flat irons, and that means after every use. Consistently cleaning will lengthen its usability, and ensures your next hairstyle is as gorgeous as the previous one.

This makes cleanup easier and less product buildup to remove. Your hair will thank you in the long run.

Keep Them Protected

In between styling your hair, storing and keeping your flat irons covered, will keep particles like dust at bay.