How to Clean a Hair Straightener With Baking Soda

In this blog post, you will learn how to clean a hair straightener with baking soda.

As any hairstylist knows, a clean hair straightener is essential for achieving sleek, stylish results. Over time, hair products, dirt, and residue can build up on the plates of the straightener, causing it to become clogged. This can cause the straightener to pull at the hair, resulting in damage and split ends. In addition, a dirty straightener is less effective at styling the hair, and can even cause it to smell unpleasant. For these reasons, it is important to clean the hair straightener on a regular basis. Most manufacturers recommend cleaning the straightener with a damp cloth after each use. For a deeper clean, you can also use a gentle cleanser and a soft brush to remove any build-up on the plates. However, in this blog post, we will show you how to clean a hair straightener with baking soda.

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3 steps to clean hair straighteners with baking soda

There are several reasons why you might want to clean your hair straightener with baking soda. Baking soda is a natural cleanser that is gentle on the plates of the straightener. In addition, it is very effective at removing build-up and residue. Moreover, baking soda is a cheap and readily available ingredient, making it a great option for those on a budget. Moreover, cleaning the hair straightener with baking soda is quick and easy to do.

Step 1: Preparation

Generally speaking, you can use baking soda and clean right away without having to prepare anything. However, we recommend that you should do the preparation step to get the most out of the cleaning process. For this step, you will need to as following:

  • Heating the straightener: simply plug in the straightener and wait for it to heat up. This will help to loosen any build-up on the plates, making it easier to remove. Please note that you should set the temperature to the low setting, around 250 degrees Fahrenheit is fine. Wait for about 1-2 minutes for the straightener to heat up.
  • Next, unplug the straightener and while it is still hot, wipe the plates with a damp cloth. This will help to remove any surface dirt and residue. Be careful not to burn yourself on the hot plates. After this step, the straightener should be warm and not hot to the touch.

Step 2: Mix baking soda with hydrogen peroxide

Once you have prepared the straightener, it is time to make the cleaning solution.

You will need:

  • Baking Soda
  • Hydrogen peroxide

For this, you will need to mix together baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. We recommend using 1 part baking soda to 2 parts hydrogen peroxide.

The rule of thumb is to make a paste, for example, if the mixture is too dry, add more hydrogen peroxide. On the other hand, if it is too wet, add more baking soda. So, adjust the amounts until you have a paste-like consistency.

Step 3: Clean the straightener with the mixture

Now that you have mixed the baking soda with hydrogen peroxide, it is time to apply it to the straightener.

To do this, use your finger to apply the paste to the plates of the straightener. Make sure that the mixture is evenly distributed across the surface of the plates. Then use a toothbrush to brush the paste into the plates, focusing on any areas that seem to have more build-up. Once you have done this, leave the mixture on the straightener for about 5 minutes to work its magic.

After 5 minutes, use a damp cloth to wipe off the paste. Make sure to rinse the cloth in between swipes to avoid spreading the dirt around.

Finally, use a dry cloth to wipe off any remaining moisture, then put the straightener in front of a fan to dry. You can also use a blow dryer on the cool setting to speed up the drying process.

And that’s it! You have now successfully cleaned your hair straightener with baking soda.

More: What Happens if I Leave My Straightener on All Day?

Final thoughts

Now you know how to clean hair straighteners with baking soda, it is a quick and easy way to remove any build-up or residue on the plates. In addition, it is a cheap and readily available ingredient. So, remember to clean it regularly to keep your hair straightener in tip-top condition.


Nala Hale
Nala Hale
Hi there! I'm Nala Hale, an African American woman who wears many hats. I'm a hair stylist, blogger, and proud mother of three amazing kids. In addition to my work as a stylist, I'm also the owner and content writer for, where I share my passion for beauty, fashion, and lifestyle with the world.