To clean a flat iron, allow it to cool down, wipe it with a damp cloth, wipe it with rubbing alcohol, and follow with a damp cloth. Use a cotton swab to reach tiny spaces you might have missed, and repeat the process until all the residue is gone.Continue Reading
Turn the flat iron off, and unplug it from the wall. Allow it to cool down for five minutes.
Dampen a cloth or a paper towel, and rub it over the flat iron to remove as much of the residue buildup as possible.
Moisten a cloth or a paper towel with rubbing alcohol, and rub it over the flat iron. The rubbing alcohol breaks down styling products that have hardened on your flat iron.
Use a cotton swab dampened with rubbing alcohol to get into the tiny spaces that you might have missed with the towel.
Use a damp cloth or paper towels to wipe off the rubbing alcohol. Repeat this process until all the residue is gone.