How to clean your hair styling tools

It’s important to take good care of your hair styling tools as a hairstylist.

Regularly cleaning your tools will protect them from any damage and save you the expense of buying new ones. It’ll also keep your clients comfortable while they’re using your stool. We’ll share our top tips for cleaning your hairstyling accessories and tools to avoid product buildup and ensure that they function properly.

Hairbrushes and Combs

Hair strands can get caught between the bristles on hairbrushes or combs. First, take out any hair stuck to your brushes. Sometimes, it cannot be easy to get rid of the hair. For quick and easy removal, use scissors to trim the hair. This step should be done between each client’s appointment so that the brush glides smoothly through the hair.

There may be residues on the bristles from hair products. Allow your hairbrushes to soak in warm water with soap until all residue is gone. Let the brush air dry completely before you reuse it. Make sure to clean your brushes at least once a day.

Flat and curling irons

Flat and curling irons must be maintained regularly to achieve the desired style. You will need to clean your styling tools after using hairspray or thermal sprays.

Before you start cleaning:

  1. Ensure that the iron is unplugged.
  2. Use a damp cloth to wipe the plate or barrel clean.
  3. Avoid using cleansers and stick to water.

These products can damage the iron and shouldn’t be used at high temperatures. Let the flat iron or curling iron dry completely after you’ve washed it.


You use your shears as a hairdresser every day. To remove product residue from your shears, you should clean them every day and oil them once a week to remove any hair stuck in the pivot. Use a cotton ball to apply alcohol to the blades. A few drops of shear oils can be applied to the middle of the shears. Let them sit for a few hours each night, then rinse off the oil. The next day, clean the blades before you use them again.


Razors should be cleaned every day, just like your shears. You can build up hair on your razors, and they need to be cleaned every day. The excess hair can be thrown away by removing the blade. To remove any product residue, wipe the metal parts with rubbing alcohol. Apply a new blade.

Blow Dryer

There is a common misconception that your blow dryer doesn’t need cleaning. It’s essential to clean your blow dryer regularly to ensure it works at its best. There are many germs in the blow dryer’s back vent. Many blow dryers can open or remove the vent to get rid of the dust. Open the vent and wipe off the dust with a damp cloth. Before turning on the blow dryer again, be sure it is completely dry. This should be done at least once per week.

Hair Accessories

Hair ties and clips need to be cleaned too. Depending on how often you use them, you can wash your hair ties and clips. To clean hair ties and clips, warm water with a few drops of shampoo can be used. To remove any product residue, rub each one with your fingers. Use a towel to dry them.

You don’t have to clean smaller items like elastics and bobby pins. These items can be easily replaced and thrown away.