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How to look after your hair care appliances

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How to look after your hair care appliances
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Like all the appliances we use on a daily basis, the appliances we use to make our hair look presentable can become damaged over time. Some of them end up with dust and hairs in the filter, or others are in direct contact with hair products that we use to protect the hair. To ensure these appliances don’t prematurely give up the ghost on you, costing you more money on replacing them or getting them repaired (just because of inadequate hygiene measures), here is how best to look after them. 

Your hair dryer

1) Unscrew the part that protects the filter at the back of the appliance.

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2) Remove the various parts that make up the filter.

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3) With an old clean toothbrush, gently remove the dust and any hairs caught in the filter.

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4) Put the filter parts into some soapy water.

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5) Using the toothbrush, give each part a quick scrub.

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6) Rinse each part, leave it to dry, and put it all back together.

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Your straighteners and curling irons

1) Heat the appliance in question and turn it off, plugging it out of the socket to avoid risk of electrocuting yourself.

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2) Mix one part rubbing alcohol with two parts bicarbonate of soda.

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