The CHI straightener may be durable and high-quality, but that does not mean that it should be taken for granted after usage. It is important to take care of the hair straighteners so that it will last long.When using your CHI straightener, you would often most likely put hair styling substances such as gels or creams (i.e., for heat protection) that when ironed will transfer some residues into the plate. Eventually, these residues build up on the plates of the hair iron and can significantly lessen the efficiency of the plates if the build up has thickened enough.Cleaning your CHI hair straightener is your responsibility both as its owner and its user. Do you know how to clean your hair iron? Here are some tips on how to properly clean your CHI iron. The general procedure is very easy, and all you need are cotton balls, isopropyl alcohol, and washcloths made of soft cotton. Turn on the straightener and let it warm for 2 to 4 minutes. Turn it off and unplug the appliance and let it cool until it is safe to touch but still should also still be warm when touched.Pour enough isopropyl alcohol onto the wash cloth. This should stay wet without the alcohol dripping from the washcloth. Wipe the plates with the wet washcloth to clear out the dry residues. Don’t forget to include the edges for these are where the build up of residues mostly happens.After wiping the plates and there is no more residue evident on the plates, wet the cotton balls with alcohol. But, it should not be overly wet that it is already dripping. Scrub the cotton balls onto the pates to wipe out the remaining alcohol residue left on the plates. After wiping out the alcohol residues, dry the plates using another washcloth.This procedure should be done regularly so that you can maintain your appliance. Through this, you hair iron will continue to effectively function, and thus will still provide you the hair style that you desire. Taking care of your CHI iron should always be done after using and should be done frequently. It is known that CHI straighteners are not cheap due to their high quality material, that is why they should be handled with utmost care so that your hair appliance will stay functional and so that you can prevent possible bad hair days. The steps presented are easy to perform and do not require heavy work. Surely, you can do this with your CHI straightener.