How to Maintain and Care for Your Flat Iron: Tips for Long-Lasting Performance.

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Flat irons are an essential tool for achieving a sleek and polished hairstyle. But just like any other hair tool, flat irons require proper care and maintenance to ensure long-lasting performance. With the right care, you can keep your flat iron in top condition and extend its lifespan. Here are some tips on how to maintain and care for your flat iron:

  1. Clean your flat iron regularly: Product buildup, oils, and dirt can accumulate on the plates of your flat iron, which can affect its performance. Use a damp cloth or a special cleaning solution to wipe down the plates of your flat iron after each use.

  2. Don't use harsh chemicals: Avoid using harsh chemicals such as bleach or alcohol to clean your flat iron. These can damage the plates and affect the performance of your flat iron.

  3. Store your flat iron properly: Always unplug your flat iron and allow it to cool down before storing it. Store your flat iron in a heat-resistant pouch or bag to protect the plates from damage.

  4. Don't wrap the cord around the flat iron: Wrapping the cord around your flat iron can cause the wires inside to break or fray. Instead, fold the cord loosely and secure it with a cord wrap or twist tie.

  5. Use a heat protectant spray: Using a heat protectant spray before flat ironing can help to protect your hair from damage. EAP Heat's "BYE BYE FRIZZ | Heat Protectant" is a great option to protect your hair while achieving a sleek, straight look.

  6. Adjust the temperature: Different hair types require different heat settings. Use the lowest temperature that effectively straightens your hair to prevent damage. EAP Heat's flat irons have adjustable temperature settings so you can find the perfect temperature for your hair type.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your flat iron stays in top condition and performs at its best. Remember to also refer to our "Flat Iron 101: A Beginner's Guide to Using This Essential Hair Tool" article for more information on how to achieve the perfect flat ironed hairstyle.