How To Clean A Hair Dryer

Filters in the air vent tend to collect dust and debris (grime) to keep the motor clean, thus prolonging the life of your blow dryer. Here the motor can overheat if the filter gets too clogged, which is not just awful for your blow dryer, it’s perilous! It abbreviates the life expectancy of the hair dryer as well. Cleaning the hair dryer at least once a month is a must to avoid overheating and that make sure it’s working effectively and efficiently.

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Things you need to clean your hair dryer

  • The hair dryer that you want to clean.
  • Some small tools like unused toothbrush, toothpick, q-tip or paint brush.
  • Warm water.

Steps you need to follow to clean your hair dryer

Step 1: Disconnect from the Electrical Source

Disconnect hair dryer from the Electrical Source
Make sure your blow dryer is turned off and unplugged from the electrical source. This is very important to avoid injuries! Now let the hair dryer cool down completely.

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Step 2: Locate the Vent

Hair dryers vent
Most blow dryers have a vent in the back however some have vents on the sides. The principal thing you have to do is find your dryer’s vent.

Step 3: Remove the Filter

Hair Dryer Filter
Now take out the filter to clean it. You may need to twist the guard to remove it or there will be clearly labeled buttons or locks that disclose to you how to wiggle it to get it off, contingent upon the model of your hair-dryer.

Step 4: Remove the Dust

Dust removing from hair dryer
Now start scrubbing delicately in the areas where you see dirt using your toothbrush.

The bristles do a great job of hooking onto these things which resemble dust bunnies and hauling them out. Now gather those bunnies by rubbing it back and forth. Or you can pull them out by just delicately dipping it in and working it from side to side.

Paint brushes are also useful as the lint got on the bristle and it’s quite gentler.

Step 5: Wash the filter as well as the hair-dryer’s body

Rinse the filter with warm water and let it dry completely. While the filter is drying, rub down the hair dryer’s nozzle and body with a damp cloth.

Step 6: Place the filter in place

And your hair dryer is clean! Set up the filter back in place so it locks and you’re done!
Complete cleaning of hair dryer
Enjoy the maximum flow of air of your next blow-out and feel just like new!


Don’t forget to store your hair-dryer safely always. Storing the hair-dryer in a neatly way will keep it from getting mistreated as well as keep you sorted out!

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One Comment

  1. Doing this today. I’m going to clean my attachments with warm water and a dollop of shampoo to get rid of any product buildup.

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