flat iron

Keep your heat appliances clean with these tips.

Clean heat appliances tools last longer and work more efficiently. And debris on a flat iron will cause hot spots on the plates and snags that can pull and break hair, causing ragged split ends. ProSilk recommends following a simple cleaning regimen that will protect your professional styling tools and yield better styling results.

Cleaning Supplies:

  • Cotton balls
  • Wooden cuticle stick
  • Soft cloths
  • Dish soap
  • Warm water
  • Rubbing alcohol

  • Cleaning Instructions

    1. Prepare a small dish of warm soapy water (a drop or two of common liquid dish soap will work)

    2. Unplug tools (never immerse any electric tool in water, plugged or unplugged)

    3. Proceed to clean tools while they are still warm. It will be easier to clean off excess product before the iron has had time to cool, dry and solidify

    4. Dip the edge of your cotton ball in the soapy water solution and rub the plates or surfaces in a circular motion to distribute the warm water evenly on the build-up. Wait for a few minutes and let the water and soap solution loosen and dislodge stubborn build up.

    While you are waiting, carefully take the wooden cuticle stick and gently remove particles that have been packed into grooves and crevices of the tool. Do not force or jam the stick into any openings, as this may cause damage to the tool.


    NOTE: Do not submerge tools in water, do not use abrasive cleaners (they will scratch and damage the surface) and do not use metal or sharp utensils.

    After cleaning your tools, you may find that there is a slight film left from the water and soap solution. Take a cotton ball and a tiny amount of rubbing alcohol and wipe the film off the surface. Finish it with a swipe of the soft cotton cloth.

    Following these simple tips will protect your tools and improve your finished styles.