How to Fix a Broken Hair Straightener

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How to Fix a Broken Hair Straightener
You can repair hair straighteners easily. (straightening hair image by Horticulture from Fotolia.com)

Finding a hair straightener that works best for your hair can be difficult, so when you find that your hair straightener has stopped working to the standard you expect, you've go a worrisome problem. A few of the problems associated with hair straighteners will require professional help, but you can quickly solve some by yourself. The most common problem you'll face: faulty metal plates.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Hair straightener
  • Screwdriver
  • Cloth
  • Water
  • Warranty (if applicable)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    If you find the two metal plates tend to warm up but don't get hot, you usually just need to clean them.

  2. 2

    Use the screwdriver to remove the screws holding the two metal plates in place and set them to one side.

  3. 3

    Moisten the cloth in warm water and gently clean the metal plates.

  4. 4

    Reattach the plates and check to see if you have fixed the problem.

  5. 5

    If you haven't fixed the problem, contact the manufacturer, cite your warranty and ask for a replacement heating plate. Some companies may ask you to send your hair straighteners for repair, meaning you'll need to find a replacement pair for a few weeks.

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