How to Keep your Hairdryer Clean

The hairdryer is one of the most commonly used tools in any woman’s beauty arsenal, which means that your hair dryer needs frequent cleaning for the best performance and to prevent any problems from occurring. 

How to keep your hair dryer is a question that might occur to you if you’re concerned about the cleanliness of your hair dryer. Hair dryers are notorious for harboring and growing every type of bacteria. So if your hair dryer hasn’t been cleaned in a while, then cleaning it might be something you need to do. Oh, and before I forget, this isn’t about how to clean your hair, but rather how to clean your hair dryer.

Cleaning Supplies

Clean the outside of the hair dryer with a microfiber cloth and all-purpose cleaner. Spray the cleaner on the cloth rather than directly onto the device, then wipe down your hair dryer.

You can use any all-purpose cleaner or a mixture of rubbing alcohol and water as a disinfectant. Only use cleaners intended for use on electronics, never spray liquids directly into or onto your hair dryer.

Cleaners that contain acetone or other harsh chemicals can damage your hair dryer and cause it to stop working.

Clean Dust, Dirt and Pet Hair

If you are a fan of using a blow dryer to style your hair each day, you probably have seen the evidence of dust, dirt and pet hair that accumulates on the outside of the dryer. While this debris is unsightly, it also can clog the motor and vents of your device. These steps will help you clean your hairdryer so it can continue to perform at its best!

Remove the Filter

It may seem strange to clean a hair dryer, but removing the filter and cleaning it on a regular basis can help keep your dryer working at its best.

Start by unplugging the dryer and removing the filter. On most dryers, this is located at the back of the appliance. If you don’t see a filter there, check in the vent, or side of the handle.

Once you’ve found and removed the filter, rinse it in warm water to remove all of the dust and grime that has built up over time.

If your filter is delicate or fragile, use a soft brush to clean away any stubborn dirt from the crevices.

Once you’ve finished cleaning your filter, leave it out to air-dry for about 30 minutes before replacing it.

Cleaning the Nozzle

The most important part of the hairdryer is the nozzle. This is where most of the dust gathers and this is also where you put your hand when using the hairdryer. It’s therefore not surprising that this small piece needs to be cleaned regularly.

If you want to give your nozzle a good clean, then follow these steps:

Unplug the dryer from the mains and allow it to cool down.

Remove any detachable parts of the dryer such as filters or covers. Then remove the nozzle by unscrewing it. (This can usually be done by hand.) Place all removable parts in warm water with washing-up liquid and leave them to soak for 15 minutes.

Immerse the nozzle in warm soapy water and let it sit for about 10 minutes. To help loosen any stubborn debris that may be stuck on or inside, gently massage the outside of the nozzle with your fingertips as it soaks in warm water.

Sanitize the Nozzle

It’s no secret that your hairdryer’s nozzle gets dirty from collecting oils from your hair over time, but did you know it can also collect dust? Start by removing any hairs or dust stuck in the grills of the nozzle with a soft toothbrush or cotton swab. Then soak a clean towel in rubbing alcohol and wrap it around the nozzle so it stays in place.

It’s Important to Keep your Hairdryer Clean

The airflow of your hairdryer is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a model. The stronger the airflow, the faster your hair will dry and the shinier your end result will be.

It’s important that you keep your hairdryer clean, as this will help extend its lifespan and make sure it dries your hair efficiently.


These are the steps we take to keep our hair dryers in tip top shape. With proper care and maintenance, they will last longer and be ready when you are. We hope this post was helpful and we would like to hear from you! Please feel free to leave a comment below.

Leave a Comment