Leaving hairspray on a curling iron can damage your hair and the curling iron. For the curling iron to work well, it must be cleaned regularly. To clean a curling iron, you'll need a washcloth, rubbing alcohol or baking soda and water, and possibly professional curling iron cleaner.Know More
Unplug the curling iron from the wall and let it cool. Lightly tap the barrel after a few minutes to make sure it is not hot.
Pour a small amount of rubbing alcohol onto a clean washcloth and wipe down the barrel of the iron.
Another option is to use a paste consisting of baking soda and water. Apply the paste directly onto the barrel and wipe it away with a clean washcloth.
Repeat the cleaning process if any hairspray remains on the curling iron. Use the same method, applying more pressure to the areas with built-up hairspray.
If neither of the two cleaning solutions work, buy professional curling iron cleaner from a beauty supply store. Follow the directions given by the manufacturer to complete the cleaning process.
To get beach waves in your hair, wash and condition it, let it air dry, mist it with texturizing spray, wrap wide sections around a curling iron, and apply hairspray. This 20-minute process requires shampoo, conditioner, a towel, a comb, texturizing spray, a curling iron and hairspray.Full Answer >
The curling iron was invented in 1872 by Frenchman Marcel Grateau, who used metal tongs that were heated over a gas burner. The style he created with the tongs was called the Marcel wave.Full Answer >
To use a curling iron properly, select the right heat setting, hold the curling iron with the barrel up, and clamp it to a 1-inch section of hair. Rotate the barrel outward, and hold for five seconds. Pin the curl to your scalp with a bobby pin, and repeat the process with the remaining sections of hair.Full Answer >
Hold a minor burn received from a curling iron under cool, running water for 10 to 15 minutes, or until the pain diminishes. Cold compresses or submersing the affected area in cool water also eases the discomfort according to Mayo Clinic. Avoid ice as a first-aid measure.Full Answer >