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.Continue Reading
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.