Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Backwards Style

Today is Works for Me Wednesday
The Backwards Edition. That simply means that instead of offering a tip, you ask for one, posting a question that has had you stumped, letting your readers offer advice.

Here is my question

I have a very expensive flat iron.....we paid over $100 for it...yes we are crazy. It has a build up of hairspray and color on it.....dried. Yuck I know. How can I get this off without hurting the iron itself? I have asked my hairdresser and she says I will need to buy another one....well I have owned mine for only a year...and I'm tight. So it aint happening. Please give me some advice an answer...anything.
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14 comments:

Mezik said...

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Lorie said...

Well I have short hair so I do not know much about flatirons, but my grandmother was a stylist and I remember her cleaning hers after each use. Here is a blog I found with more information on it that may be what you are looking for. Hope it helps.
http://stylebell.wordpress.com/2008/01/16/a-clean-flat-iron-is-a-happy-flat-iron/

Org Junkie said...

I'm going to suggest baking soda. It's my cure for everything :)

Jennifer said...

After Flat ironing your hair,let sit till warm then use rubbing alchol to wipe between the blades. If there is a lot of build up it may take a few cleaning,but if you do it daily it should get rid of the hairspray!!

gail@more than a song said...

I don't have one but I was going to suggest using rubbing alcohol, maybe on cotton balls. Another trick I learned for cleaning other things is to use shampoo, because it works to clean hair and get hairspray and stuff out it works on lots of other things...not sure if it would work on flat iron but I bet the alcohol would.

Ann(ie) said...

LOVE this question!!!! ;) I need the same answer. yay.

Lesa said...

I use alcohol on a wash cloth to clean my curling brush. There is also a special cleaner made by Faultless that I have used on my curling iron. It comes in a little tube and I found it on the aisle with the spray starch at Wal*Mart. It's made for clothes irons but it worked great on my curling iron. Good luck!

smileymamaT said...

I just came to see the answer... :) I think the stuff that cleans regular irons should do the same trick, but I'm no expert.

Sandy said...

My niece who is a hairdresser (I just wrote about her on my blog today!) has told me to use baking soda on mine. I haven't tried it yet. On my "to do" list which is never-ending - LOL.

I will try to do some posts on gardening this year. My husband is more of the master gardener and I just love to cook with the produce!

Happy Weekend!

Tina Leigh said...

Oh I cant help you at all....sorry.

Christina said...

I will ask my daughter when she gets home. She owns one and it looks pretty good to me so I will let you know.

The Domesticator said...

Jen,
I don't know anything about flat irons, but it looks like you have some helpful advice here. Let us know what works!

Burg said...

When I was still working in the salon, we just cleaned our stuff with alcohol..

Barb said...

Of all these suggestions, alcohol sounds like the best idea. But if that doesn't work, I know for sure an SOS pad will work. Perfectly safe for metal surfaces and it will work.