Introduction

Does your flat iron not heat up as well as it used to? Does your flat iron have buildup from all the hair product you use? Use this guide to remove accumulated buildup on the plates of your flat iron and improve its heating capabilities.

Image 1/1: Set flat iron aside.
  • Lay out your cloth over your working surface.

    • Set flat iron aside.

    • The Flat Iron should never be plugged in while cleaning.

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Image 1/2: You may need more or less baking soda depending on the size of the your iron's plates. Image 2/2: You may need more or less baking soda depending on the size of the your iron's plates.
  • Scoop the baking soda (1-3 Tbsp) into your small bowl or cup.

    • You may need more or less baking soda depending on the size of the your iron's plates.

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Image 1/2: Approximately 10 drops of the hydrogen peroxide is needed per tablespoon of the baking soda. Image 2/2: Approximately 10 drops of the hydrogen peroxide is needed per tablespoon of the baking soda.
  • Add the hydrogen peroxide to the bowl containing the baking soda and stir until a thick paste is formed.

    • Approximately 10 drops of the hydrogen peroxide is needed per tablespoon of the baking soda.

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  • The consistency of the paste should be similar to a thick and grainy toothpaste.

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Image 1/2: Let sit for 5 minutes. Image 2/2: Let sit for 5 minutes.
  • Smear a thick layer of the paste onto the plates of the iron.

  • Let sit for 5 minutes.

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Image 1/2: Wipe off the excess but not ALL of the paste with the sponge into the small bowl. Image 2/2: Wipe off the excess but not ALL of the paste with the sponge into the small bowl.
  • Let the paste sit on the plates for 5 minutes before proceeding.

  • Wipe off the excess but not ALL of the paste with the sponge into the small bowl.

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Image 1/1: This process may take 2-5 minutes depending on the amount of buildup on your iron.
  • Use your cloth or sponge to scrub the plates of the flat iron until all the buildup is removed.

    • This process may take 2-5 minutes depending on the amount of buildup on your iron.

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  • Once all of the buildup is removed, wipe off all the remaining paste into your bowl.

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Image 1/1: Your Flat Iron is now clean!
  • Dispose the baking soda paste into a sink or trash can.

  • Your Flat Iron is now clean!

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Conclusion

Congratulations your flat iron is buildup free!

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