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Is Ceramic Titanium Healthy for hair?

January 31, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

There are many benefits to using an iron that features ceramic titanium plates. First, ceramic is known for emitting negative ions which work to smooth and relax the hair. Ceramic radiates far-infrared heat which traps in moisture as well as seals the hairs cuticle leaving your hair looking healthier and frizz free. A Titanium Flat Iron will provide amazing durability under high heats and offers an even heat distribution. When combined with the ceramic, titanium helps to eliminate frizz, enhance shine, and improve the overall look of you hair. Your hair is left hydrated, soft and healthier. A titanium ceramic hair iron is a great way to straighten your hair with out the burn as it uses a better heat transfer method than non ceramic titanium irons.

How to Choose and Use Curlers

January 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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There are a wide range of curlers and rollers available. They vary in diameter, width and length and come in heated and non-heated. The larger the roller the larger the curler, the smaller it is the tighter your curls will be.

If you have short hair then smaller curlers will work best. If your hair is long, depending on the type of curl you want, you can use any size. The large curlers will give more body and smooth, loose curls.

Taking sections of your hair, smaller sections for smaller curls, larger sections for larger curls, gently twist the section and then starting at the bottom roll the ends around the curler making sure the ends of your hair are tucked in to prevent kinks. Then roll the curlers up to the base of your scalp. Be sure not to roll too tight so you don’t cause any damage. When removing curlers unroll them in the same direction you curled them up in. This will prevent your hair from becoming tangled in the roller.

Depending on the type of roller you are using here are some tips to consider;

Heated Rollers and Steam curlers – to prevent burning your hair always make sure hair is dry before using these types of curlers. Steam curlers are the gentlest on your hair but will take a little longer as you have to wait for them to dry.

Velcro rollers – because you don’t need clips these are great for shorter styles as well as for fine hair that breaks easily. If using them on long hair you may need clips to help hold curlers in place.

Magnetic Rollers – used on wet hair these curlers will provide a longer lasting smooth curl.

Flexi-rods and Hair Twirlers – these long, thin rollers a spiral curl without the use of pins or clips.

Plastic Mesh Rollers – these curlers allow hair to dry quickly and create smooth curls.

Snap-on Rollers and Brush Rollers – although these curlers hold hair securely they can cause hair damage and therefore are not highly recommended.

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The Karmin Hair Straightener is HOT!

January 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Karmin Hair Iron

With smooth, glass like plates that glide through your hair, leaving it soft, shiny and straight and an adjustable temperature setting making it the perfect flat iron for all hair types, it is no wonder that the Karmin Hair Iron is among the best selling straighteners on the market today.

Over the past few years this flat iron has quickly become known as one of the best hair irons available along side names like CHI and GHD. It receives rave reviews, one after another and satisfied customers are flooding the internet with comments and feedback on how much they love this flat iron. They love the fact that they can get professional results in the comfort of their own homes and not mention the affordable price tag! Owning a professional hair straightener used to be a luxury, but not anymore, thanks to Karmin. After all, every woman deserves the best and Karmin provides just that with their amazing hair straightener and its affordable price.

How to use a Curling Iron and get the Best Results

January 16, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Curls

Depending on the size of the curls you want you first need to choose your tool. A curling iron with a large barrel will create large, loose curls where as a smaller barrel will create smaller, tighter curls such as ringlets.

Once you know what size of curls you want, using the curling iron is pretty much the same no matter what size the barrel is.

Always start with dry hair; curling you hair when it is wet will leave you with fried and damaged hair. If your hair is medium to long in length it is easiest to start at the back of the head whereas if you have short hair start at the crown.

Take a 1 to 2 inch section of hair and starting at the ends clamp the ends of your hair into the iron and roll the hair until you are about 1 inch from your scalp. Hold the iron for about 10 seconds then gently release the iron and let the curl fall. Repeat with the rest of the sections of hair.

Once the curls have cooled down you can set your hair with holding spray and use your fingers to help shape the curls.

Did you know that you can use your Hair Straightener to curl your hair as well? See how to curl your hair with a hair straightener.

Looking for a Hair Straightener that doesn’t damage hair?

January 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

You have finally decided it’s time to either buy a new hair straightener iron or upgrade your old one. Your main concern, like most women, if not all, is finding a hair straightener that won’t cause major damage to your hair. So, what should you look for in order to achieve this very important factor? I have created a list of features to be sure to look for when selecting a new flat iron;

  1. Adjustable temperature setting
  2. Ceramic or Tourmaline Plates
  3. Maintains a constant and stable temperature
  4. Uses Infrared Heat
  5. Emits Negative ions

Now for the easy part of finding the hair iron that features all of these important benefits! The Professional Karmin Hair Straightener not only features all of these important benefits and more but has quickly climbed its way up to becoming one of the best hair irons on the market! With rave reviews under its belt, it’s no wonder that every buyer is happy with their choice to purchase the Karmin Hair Iron.

Japanese Hair Straightening

January 9, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Japanese Hair straightening, also known as Thermal Reconditioning, is a hair treatment which uses heat to restructure the hair making it straight and free of kinks and curl. Now, like with any type of permanent hair treatment there are benefits as well as drawbacks. So if you are undecided take a look at the charts below to help determine if Japanese Hair Straightening is for you.

Benefits

  • Long lasting results – from 4-9 months
  • Leaves hair silky smooth, shiny and straight
  • Reduces Frizz

Drawbacks

  • Expensive – you are looking at anywhere from approx $350 – $1500. This depends on a few factors such as; the Salon, length of hair, time it takes to apply the treatment.
  • Upkeep/more cost – touch ups about every 4-6 months depending on how quickly your hair grows, your hair type and tightness of curl. It is highly recommended that you use specifically designed after care products.
  • Time Consuming – Again, depending on the length, type and curl of your hair it can take anywhere from 3+ hours.

So it really depends from person to person on weather or not this treatment is for you. Some may rather stick to using there hair straightner and enjoy the benefits of being able to go curly or straight and with out the hassle of on going cost and touch ups. However Japanese hair straightening is a great option for those who find a hair iron just doesn’t work on their hair type or is too time consuming.

Who Invented the Hair Straightner

January 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

In the past few years the Hair Straightener has become one of the most popular hair styling tools which is used all over the world by professional stylists as well as non professionals, both men and women, to quickly achieve silky, straight hair in minutes with out the use of chemicals.

Famously known for the Marcel Wave, Marcel Grateau invented the heated tongs which would curl and wave hair, also known as the curling iron. In 1872 Marcel used heated metal rods to straighten the hair, and thus the Straightener was born.

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Also known as a flat iron or hair iron the hair straightener has come a long way since 1872. With a huge variety of flat irons on the market today and more added every year there are many to chose from, all with various features.

Yes, Hair Straighteners are for Men too!

January 7, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Men are starting to figure out why women love their hair flat irons. The simple and easy to use tool is transforming the way your hair looks in minutes, a feature attracting both men and women!

A recent survey shows that more than a third of all Irishmen between the ages of 25 and 44 own a hair straightener. It’s no doubt as to why; a hair iron can give anyone, male or female amazing looking hair in a snap!

Who doesn’t want soft, shiny, frizz free hair after all?

Checkout the Karmin it’s a great Hair Straightener for Men.

Hair Stylist Interview w/ Trish from Sweet Hair Trends

January 5, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

1. Name

Sweet Hair Trends, Maple Ridge, B.C. – Trish

2. Where do you currently work?

I rent a chair at a salon called Time in Eden in Maple Ridge, BC

3. How long have you been a stylist?

17 years

4. Which hairstyle is ‘Hot’ Right now?

Victoria Beckam’s

5. And ‘Not’?

Mullets

6. What hair color do you recommend for the upcoming season?

Depends what color your hair is to start with… caramel’s still popular

7. Have you ever worked your magic on a celebrity? If so who? If not, then who would be your dream client?

I wish! Matthew McConaughey, or Jennifer Aniston

8. What brand of professional hair styling aids would we find at your work station?

Sebastian- Shaper Plus Hairspray, Paul Mitchell- Super Skinny Serum, Joico- JoiGel, Rusk- Being Warped Wax

9. When someone is choosing a stylist, what is a ‘must’ they should look for?

ME! (Just kidding!) Someone who listens to them and what they want. However, it is exciting to change with the styles and not stick to the same old look for years. I suggest you let the stylist know what you want, but then also be willing to hear what they think will look good on you. You may be pleasantly surprised… you may not have thought that style could be on YOU!

10. Would you share with us a few your best hair tips or insider secrets?

- Use a mousse/gel/ liquid shine combo (on wet hair) to get volume, control, and shine when styling.

- If mousse is too drying on your hair, try a spray gel at the roots and mid-shaft, and gel or wax on the ends to hold them together.

Can I use my Hair Straightener on my Hair Extensions?

January 3, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If your hair extensions are real human hair then yes. It is suggested that you try from the lowest setting on your flat iron and slowly raise the temperature until you find the setting that works on the extensions. You may need to use different temperature settings on your real hair and the extensions depending on the current condition your hair is in.

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