Sometimes we can do what we want - our hair is still brittle and breaks off at the ends. Well, if we regularly use heat styling, it's no wonder, is it? But despite heat protection and intensive care, it just doesn't get any better.
The reason for this may be a straightening iron mistake that most of us make and are not even aware of. It's not about the hair itself, but about the tool: It should be cleaned from time to time.
Let's rewind again for heat protection: All the stuff that we spray on our hair - whether for styling or protection - naturally also comes into contact with our straightening iron. More than that: It can get stuck on the plates and accumulate there.
Although this does not damage the hair at first, it does something else: If product residues stick to the straightening iron, they can limit its function. Conversely, this means that we run the heat tool over our strands particularly often and thus strain them more than we would with a clean, functioning straightener.
That's why we should love our straighteners as much as we do other electrical tools!
The good thing: we don't need a lot of products or a lot of time for cleaning. As a rule, warm water and a few cotton pads are sufficient; in the case of deep cleaning, the water is simply replaced with isopropyl alcohol.
If you use the straightening iron every now and then, you should clean it about once a month. For those who use it to style their hair every day, it's best to clean their straighteners after each use. Or at least when product residues are visible on the plates.