You want to treat your hair curlers as gentle as you treat your hair, and by using harsh cleaners on your curlers, you risk transferring those harsh chemicals into your hair. These are some money-saving, simple tips for cleaning your hair curlers.
Cleaning submersible curlers
Hair curlers that are safe to submerge fully into water, such as Velcro rollers, plain rollers, and foam coated or wire stick rollers, simply fill your bathroom sink with lukewarm water and mix in a few teaspoons of your favorite shampoo. You could also use your favorite facial cleanser if you choose to do so. Place the curlers into the sudsy bath, and make sure to let them soak for about an hour.
After letting the curlers soak for awhile, remove them from their soapy bath and gently comb out any excess hair that may be stuck in the curlers. Then gently wipe the curlers with a rag to help remove any caked-on residue. Rinse them with clean, running water and let them air dry or wipe them dry with a clean, soft rag.
For more stubborn stains
For more stubborn stains, all you need to do is mix up a solution consisting of one fourth cup of warm water and add one tablespoon of liquid fabric softener. Get a soft toothbrush or vegetable brush and gently scrub the curlers clean.
Some curlers can get caked with hardened setting gels and lotions that make it really difficult to remove. This trick should get the job done easily and fast, and without harming the curlers.
Cleaning electric curling irons
There is nothing worse than getting ready to use your electric curling iron only to find out that it is caked with leftover hair gel. To make sure your hair style comes out perfect you want to start with a clean curling iron. Electric curling irons are non-submersible, so to get these clean you can use a rag or brush with a solution of warm water and liquid fabric softener.
Gently wipe or brush the curling iron with the solution and the residue should come right off. To rinse, just wipe the curling iron with a damp rag and then let it air dry. Your next session with your curling iron should be a success.
Now that you know how to get your hair curlers clean, you can guarantee that you next hairstyle will come out perfect and beautiful.
Sources: Amazing Insider Secrets, 1,703 Money-Saving Tips book