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African American Hair is About Choice

October 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Almost every woman out there, no matter who you are, likes to change hair styles once in awhile. People with straight hair, like to go curly now and then, and those with naturally curly hair like to wear it straight for a change. It’s part of human nature to mix it up and try out different styles. But what if you have really hard to style hair? Does that mean that you’re stuck with the same look all the time?

 

The answer is no! African American hair is often considered to be very difficult to style because it tends to be thick, coarse and naturally curly. But even if you have this notoriously difficult to style hair doesn’t mean that you have to live with the same style every day. With the right hair products and styling tools, you can change your hair style as often as you change your clothes – as long as the mood suits you.

 

If you have dense, coarse and frizzy hair, you may be concerned when it comes to thinking about a hair straightener. And if you’ve tried an inexpensive straightener on your hair in the past you may have a very good reason to be concerned. But the technology in hair tools has grown leaps and bounds in recent years and there have been some amazing advances in hair care.

 

If you have black hair that is typically very hard to style and straighten, you don’t need to make the choice between curly or permanently straight. There used to be very little choice. You could go to the salon and spend hundreds of dollars for them to use chemicals to permanently straighten your hair, or you had to wear it curly all the time. Now, with a Karmin hair iron, you get to decide how you wear your hair every time you wake up.

 

The new advances in technology have introduced tourmaline hair straighteners which use the natural power of tourmaline to create beautiful hair. Tourmaline is a naturally occurring element that emits negative ions. These negative ions smooth the hair and close the cuticle to create beautiful, smooth healthy looking hair. Yes, even notoriously hard to style and straighten black hair is smoothed and straightened with these irons. And you don’t have to apply heat for long periods at a time either. Because these irons use far infrared technology to straighten, they dry the hair from the inside out which means you don’t need to expose the iron to the hair as long, which means – less risk of damaging your hair.

 

Even if you have already relaxed your hair chemically, but it’s not quite as straight or healthy looking as you would like, the best flat irons for African American relaxed hair is a Karmin hair iron. These irons won’t damage your hair like other irons and will give you the straight beautiful hair you desire.

 

Say goodbye to frizzy, damaged hair. By using a hair straightener with tourmaline technology, you will be able to straighten even the most difficult, coarse hair in half the time. The results will be silky, flowing hair that is healthy and shiny. And you don’t have to make the permanent decision to straighten with harsh chemicals. You can wear your hair straight one day and the next, wear your hair in your beautiful natural curls because a quality hair straightener, gives you choice.

Best Flat Irons for African American Relaxed Hair

May 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The Karmin Hair Straightener is one of the best flat irons for African American relaxed hair. Many hair straighteners straighten hair but if you have African American hair you will know that it is tougher to straighten than any other. Once you have your hair relaxed it won’t stay that way forever, you will need touch ups and such.

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figure 1: Before and after relaxing

Once your relaxed hair starts to grow out you can use the Karmin on the roots, or when you want extra shine. There are titanium plates used on the Karmin which provide an even heat distribution and amazing durability under high heats which is important in obtaining the best results possible. Titanium delivers the most negative ions and infrared heat for smooth, frizz free, shiny hair. Another of the great features of the Karmin Km4000 Titanium Hair Iron is the tourmaline, it makes it safe to use on relaxed hair. So instead of getting your hair relaxed too often, which will result in damage, try the Karmin for all the touch ups you will need.

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figure 2: After hair relaxer and straightening

Till next time Good Luck,

Niki

Black Hairstyles

May 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Throughout the years I have heard of many different black women talking about how difficult it is to style their hair. Not being of African American descent it is hard to imagine the difficulties that are presented to them with everyday taming and straightening curly, thick, coarse hair.

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With the right hair products and a Karmin hair straightener you can achieve this look in no time. I found a website that helps in taming the common black hair: www.2hairstyles.com. It gives you product ideas, then if you refer to our website, My hair Styling Tools, it gives you the tools to achieve the look.

When shampooing your hair always just put shampoo at base of scalp and massage. Do not add shampoo to the bottom of your hair. Just rinse out and let the water rinse the shampoo out, while doing this the shampoo slides down your hair still cleaning it but not overdoing it where dryness would occur.

With my experience, (hairdressing that is) I can tell you this:

  • taming frizz serum must be used while your hair is soaking wet, I mean dripping all over the place. You will know the right amount to use after some practice.
  • if you don’t have a lot of time and you must blow dry, use cool air and dry in sections.

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  • Use a wide tooth comb or brush so to not rip through your hair
  • Once hair is dried heat up your Hair Iron
  • Separate your hair in sections. It is much easier to get a couple of clips and start straightening from the bottom back working your way around to the sides and then up. When straightening hair, run the iron down the section slowly to get the best results.

Once you are finished, in most cases, depending on the product, you should be able to comb your hair out and add some setting spray and be on your way.

I found that there are a lot of interesting sites for black hairstyles and these were my top choices;

2 Hairstyles

Universal Salons

Black Hair Care

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Don’t forget there is such a thing as “overwashing”, do not “rip through your hair, start from the bottom and work your way up“, always try to just shampoo the roots, and the most important one of all, any kind of frizz reducer must be used when hair is SOAKING WET.

Niki

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