Protect Your Hair-Care Tools

With the right care, your tools will work well (and keep your hair looking good) for years.

By Gina Way
Hair dryer and combGabriella Imperatori-Penn
  • Clean the filter. Use a small toothbrush to remove dust from the dryer’s filter to avoid overheating.
     
  • Store smart. Always keep a blow-dryer and hairbrushes in an enclosed area, such as a drawer, so they don’t get dusty and dirty (and transfer that grime to your hair).
     
  • Comb your brush. “Use a fine-tooth comb to clean hair from the bristles every other time you use your brush,” says Dennis Bartolomei, the owner of the Dennis Bartolomei salon in Chicago. Once a month, wash the brush in a bath of shampoo and water.
     
  • Clean your irons. Remove buildup with a paste made of baking soda and water applied with a damp cloth.
Read More About:Tools & Techniques

Related Content

Tweezerman Brow Mousse

Best Eyebrow-Shaping Tools

These six winners—plucked from more than 75 candidates—helped testers achieve perfectly groomed brows.

What do you think about this article? Share your own solutions and ideas.

View Earlier Comments
Advertisement

Quick Tip

Clear nail polish

To avoid lost buttons, dab clear nail polish on the threads of the buttons to prevent them from fraying and loosening. Get more tips.