Browsing: Cleaning a Curling Iron

Share a SolutionAsk a Question
To Top

Cleaning a Curling Iron

Hairspray and other hair products can build up on your curling iron. Cleaning your curling iron will prevent this build up from transferring to your hair and ensures that the iron heats up evenly. This is a guide about cleaning a curling iron.

Ad
Someone curling hair with a pink and black curling iron.
Filter: All Articles Sort: Relevance

May 14, 2014 Flag

Use oven cleaner to clean stains from windows. Spray the glass, let it sit 5-10 minutes then wipe.

Ad
Comment On This PostWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

December 13, 2009 Flag
0 found this helpful

How do I get hairspray off a curling iron?

By Beverly from Oswego, NY

Ad
Answer This QuestionWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
December 14, 20090 found this helpful

Have you tried swabbing it with alcohol (make sure it's unplugged first!), I think the alcohol may dissolve the hairspray.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
December 18, 20090 found this helpful

I also use alcohol too. I take an old sock and put the alcohol on it and it dissolves the hairspray.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Anonymous Flag
December 20, 20090 found this helpful

As a retired hairstylist of thirty years I can honestly tell you the easiest way is to plug in the curling iron and have on the highest heat setting. Take a rag and make sure it's triple folded (to keep you from getting burned), wet it, squeeze most but not all of the water out. 'Unplug' the curling iron and immediately start wiping the iron with the damp rag. You may need to do it two or three times the first time out but after that it will only take once if you maintain on a regular basis :-) The same thing works for a clothes iron too ;-)

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
January 8, 20100 found this helpful

I use shampoo on a slightly wet cloth to clean hairspray off of things. A little goes a long way.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

March 8, 2005 Flag
0 found this helpful

Tips for cleaning curling irons. Post your ideas.

Answer This QuestionWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
March 8, 20050 found this helpful

When I usd a curling iron, I used rubbing alcohol to clean them. With the iron off and cold to the touch of course!

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
March 9, 20050 found this helpful

Try Steel Wool....I use this to clean mine, and the curling iron looks brand new.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
June 16, 20050 found this helpful

try some lemon juice!:)

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Flag
October 17, 20050 found this helpful

70% alchohol

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Read More Answers...

November 23, 2011 Flag
0 found this helpful

Use iron cleaner to clean a sticky curling iron and flat iron.

Source: My daughter

By Monica from Cortez, CO

Comment On This PostMoreRead More...Was this helpful?Helpful? Yes

December 13, 2009 Flag
0 found this helpful

Does anyone have any ideas on cleaning curling irons? Mine work fine, but have dried hairspray and setting lotion on them. They look terrible. Just wondering if there is a way to clean them.
Thanks

Vicki from TX

Answers:

Cleaning Your Curling Iron

Use what you have handiest and most easy, hair shampoo. It removes it from your hair, it will do the same for your curling iron. (06/17/2008)

By Cariboo Lady

Cleaning Your Curling Iron

My daughter has a CHI flat iron and she was told to clean it with alcohol when it is either hot or cold. She says it works. (10/11/2008)

By Lisa

Cleaning Your Curling Iron

Use "Totally Awesome", a cleaner found at the Dollar Store for $ 1.00 per spray bottle. It works great. This stuff is so good it will take the paint off of walls. (06/17/2009)

By kkharp

Comment On This PostWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

June 17, 2008 Flag
0 found this helpful

Cleaning Your Curling Iron
How do I get hairspray off my curling iron?

Angela from AL

Answers:

Oh, thank you so much. The idea for the rubbing alcohol worked great. I have had to spend about $200 in replacement ceramic straight irons in the last year because the hairspray gets so bad I can't get my hair through it. I just cleaned my iron with some cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol and it came right off. Thank you for your wonderful suggestion. (08/24/2007)

Cleaning Your Curling Iron

Actually Nail polish remover was enough to clean off my curling iron, but it was also just a thin coating. Pretty much any alcohol-based cleaning product will work.

Rose

Cleaning Your Curling Iron

Damp cloth! Don't scrub too hard to scrape off ceramic! (02/03/2007)

Suzanne

Cleaning Your Curling Iron

I wet a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and rub it on mine. It dissolves the hairspray almost on contact, and dries just as fast. (11/10/2006)

susanmaj

Cleaning Your Curling Iron

I have used oven cleaner with great success! It takes off that burnt on mess!(10/31/2006)

Pam

Cleaning Your Curling Iron

I just take a wet (but not dripping) washcloth and roll it around and under the clip part of the iron and then all around the barrel again and just let it set for a few minutes. I do this with the curling iron hot but UNPLUGGED! When it is cool enough to touch I just rub the washcloth around and all the hairspray gunk wipes off of mine. No need for special cleaners, just use water and let it "steam". (10/28/2006)

Grandma Margie

Tip: Cleaning Your Curling Iron

To clean hairspray from a curling iron, even teflon coated, spray a little De-Solv-It on it, wipe with a paper towel, and you are finished. I tried this after trying alcohol, baking soda/water paste, fingernail polish remover, and ammonia. It was SO easy! (10/27/2006)

By Amanda from Copperas Cove, TX

Comment On This PostWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

October 27, 2006 Flag
0 found this helpful

To clean hairspray from a curling iron, even teflon coated, spray a little De-Solv-It on it, wipe with a paper towel, and you are finished. I tried this after trying alcohol, baking soda/water paste, fingernail polish remover, and ammonia. It was SO easy!

By Amanda from Copperas Cove, TX

Comment On This PostWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes
Categories
Home and Garden Cleaning MiscellaneousSeptember 2, 2011
More to Explore
ThriftyFun on Facebook
ThriftyFun on Pinterest
Enter a Contest
Free Newsletters
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Related Guides
Cast Iron Wood Stove
Cleaning a Cast Iron Wood Stove
Curling Iron Holder Crafts
Curling Iron Holder Ideas
Cooking with cast iron pans.
Cooking With Cast Iron Pans
Hair Curling Tips
Hair Curling Tips
© 1997-2016 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on July 21, 2016 at 1:19:46 AM on 10.0.2.169 in 2 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!