18. Don’t forget you have to clean your flat iron! Here’s how:
What you need: Cotton balls, rubbing alcohol and a warm, damp cloth
What you do: When your flat iron is completely cool (and unplugged), dip a couple of cotton balls in the rubbing alcohol and gently swab them to clean the plates. When you’re done, wipe down the entire flat iron with the cloth.
And if the hair product is really caked on: Grab a clean toothbrush or Magic Eraser (our favorite abrasive). Give tough-to-clean spots (like the lip between the plate and the plastic) a concentrated scrub.
When you should do it: You should actually be cleaning your flat iron at least once a week.