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5 Steps for Sleek, Shiny Hair

November 11, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Sleek, shiny hair is easy to obtain with the right hair styling products and a professional hair straightener. Follow these simple steps for soft, glossy, touch me strands.

1. Apply an anti frizz thermal protector to damp hair and distribute evenly by combing over hair with a wide tooth comb.

2. Using your blow dryer, with a directional nozzle, blow dry hair sections of hair, keeping the nozzle pointed downwards to keep hair smooth. If you have wavy or curly hair, use a round brush to help smooth out hair as you blow dry. Once hair is dry, go over your hair using the cool shot button to help further smooth out your hair.

3. Clip the top and side sections of your hair up so that you can start with the back sections of your hair.

4. Taking sections 1 inch at a time, using your flat iron, slowly glide the iron down the section of your hair. Going slowly over your hair will not only keep you from going over and over the same section, but this also alows the heat to better penetrate your hair and smooth out locks.

Use the highest heat setting recommeneded for your hair as the higher the heat, the smoother your hair will be. Repeat this step until the back section of hair is done, working your way to the sides and then the top sections of your hair.

5. Once you have straightened all of your hair, take a polishing gloss or shine serum and distribute evenly over all of your hair. Remember, start out with less, as you can always add more, using too much shine serum can cause hair to look oily.

* If you have wavy or curly hair you may want to use a flexile hold hairspray to help lock in your sleek, shiny hairstyle!

Get the Perfect Blow Dry – 7 Steps to Dry Hair Fast

November 7, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Cut your hair styling time down considerably with these 7 hair drying tips that will leave your hair soft, shiny and full of bounce!

1. Towel dry your hair by patting hair, avoid rubbing as this causes frizz and damage to the hair.

2. Apply desired hair styling product, a heat protectant is a must to keep hair healthy!

3. For best results, use an Ionic Hair Dryer, without the nozzle. On the high heat and medium speed settings, lift your hair using your fingers while you dry your roots. As you glide your fingers from the roots to the ends of your hair, follow with your blow dryer. Do this until your roots are mostly dry and your ends are slightly damp.

4. To smooth the sides of your hair, part your hair horizontally two inches from the back hairline and clip up the front section so it is out of your way. Put your nozzle back on your hair dryer and set your hair dryer to the high heat and speed setting.

5. Using  a round hair brush pull sections about 3 inches wide out to the side and wrap the ends of your hair around the hair brush and hold hair in place using your thumb. Making sure the nozzle is pointed downwards at all times, run the hair dryer up and down the section of hair.

6. To add volume to your hair, unclip the front section of your hair and starting at the front of your head, place the round brush under your hair and pull the section straight up and then roll hair back towards the scalp following with your hair dryer. Hold for a few seconds and then unroll. Repeat this step until the front section of your hair is dry.

7. To set hair and make hair smooth and shiny, put your blow dryer on the cool setting and go over all of your hair.

Solis Professional Hair Dryer

September 8, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Looking for a Professional Hair dryer that fits your budget? Solis Hair Dryers provide you with professional results at a price that wont break the bank!

European Made Professional Hair Dryers by Solis are the Best Selling Hair Dryers amongst European Hair Stylists. These powerful hair dryers provide you with faster hair drying time and with the added features such as heavy duty European Swiss made motors, professional cords and removable, easy to clean filters you get a hairdryer that is made to last.

Solis Blow Dryers are manufactured in Switzerland to the highest quality standards and have passed a very careful final inspection. With multiple heat settings, cool shot button and optional speed settings, it’s no wonder why the Solis is a popular choice and has a great reputation amongst stylists. All Solis blow dryers come with a One-Year Warranty, effective from the date of purchase.

What To Look For In Your Ionic Hair Dryer

January 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Heat is the biggest enemy of the health of your hair and everyone knows that to look your best you need to get your hair at its most vital. One of the sources we expose our hair to the most heat with is the blow dryer and this can really take its toll if you use an inexpensive model often. Ionic hair dryers are scientifically proven to be better for the health of your hair since they do not use as much heat to get your hair dry for you.

Of course there are lots of ionic hair dryers on the market and each has its own features available and some of these are more important than others. Most all of them have variable temperature settings but some only offer a couple of settings while others offer several for a wider selection. This gives you more control over how much heat the dryer will use and expose your hair to.

Other useful features include dual voltages so that you can use your ionic blow dryer anywhere as well as a cold air shot to help set the style you have created with one easy shot of cool air.

Bring In The New Year With Style

December 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

New Years Eve is just around the corner and if you’re planning on celebrating, do you already know how you’re going to wear your hair? If not, you need to start thinking about how you’ll be ringing in the new year with some style. There are plenty of options for creating a beautiful look for any party, especially a party as special as New Years.

All you need to create a fun and festive style are the right hair tools. Depending on the style you want to create, you’ll need a good hair iron, a curling iron and of course a blow dryer.

The best idea, no matter what your hair length is, is to start with dry, clean hair. So after you wash your hair choose an ionic dryer to dry your hair and lock in the natural moisture that your hair needs. An ionic dryer will infuse your hair with negative ions which act on each individual hair shaft to seal in the natural oils and the moisture which means your hair won’t look dry or damaged. In fact, your hair will actually benefit from this type of blow dryer, so you don’t have to worry about damage.

Once you have nice, healthy dry hair to work with you will need to decide if you want an up do or want to wear your hair down. Both ways can look absolutely gorgeous, it’s really a personal preference.

If you choose to wear your hair up, try sweeping it into a casual ponytail and then use your curling iron to add beautiful, sexy curls at the tail. Another way to create a sleek up do is to use a ceramic hair iron to make the hair straight and shiny. After you straighten it, pull your hair up or half up in a clip. You can pull a few tendrils through to frame the face, and if you like curl the hair that you have pulled up, to create a look of straight and curly at the same time.

Sometimes, the most beautiful hair styles are the simplest. If simple and sexy works for you, try to create something a little different for New Years Eve. If you typically have straight hair, use a curling iron, or even a hair iron to create beautiful, sexy waves throughout your hair. Using a hair straightener to create curls is very simple and fast, and gives you a much softer look than a curling iron.

If your hair is typically curly, use a hair straightener for a sleek and alluring look this year. You don’t have to worry about damaging your hair or permanently flattening your curls when you use a tourmaline hair straightener because these hair irons use the power of tourmaline to infuse each hair with negative ions which locks in the natural moisture and oils into each hair. Your hair will be stunning and sleek, not dry and frizzy, and it will hold the straight style all night, so you don’t need to worry about your style losing its power half way through a night of dancing.

This year, say goodbye to 2008 and goodbye to boring style. Ring in 2009 with something different and go into the New Year with some style.

Travel in Style

November 24, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Once you have your style mastered at home, you can wake up each morning and create your perfect style without even really thinking about it. But what will you do when it comes to traveling? Do you think you’ll be able to create your style when you’re on the road without a lot of effort? For many women, the answer is no. They need to be at home with of their hair iron and blow dryer and everything at their finger tips. But just because you are traveling doesn’t mean that you cannot have beautiful hair, you just need to prepare yourself.

If you’re traveling on airplanes you must remember the latest safety rules. So you will not be able to take any gels, hairsprays or other styling liquids on the plane with you. If that’s a problem for you while you’re traveling, or you will be on some very long flights where you want to look your best, consider putting your hair in a braid, a stylish pony tail, or some other very simple and manageable style that will not need a lot of readjustment or care.

Once you arrive at your destination, your hair may experience some changes. That is because everywhere you go, the conditions will be different. There will be different temperatures, and humidity conditions to consider. For example, if you live on the dry prairies, and you travel to a tropical location, your hair will experience a big shift in humidity which means that if you have curly hair, it will have much more volume, and it may be harder for you to style initially, until you get used to the changes. Be prepared for these changes and don’t panic, you will be able to figure out how to adjust your styling techniques to account for these differences. You may even discover a cool new style for your hair.

Don’t forget that in each country, there are different voltages, which means that your hair tools may not work in other countries unless you have an adapter to help you use your tools. Sometimes the cost of these adapters can be quite high, you may want to consider buying tools in the country you are visiting if you are going to be there for awhile, or you can always readjust your style for the length of your visit.

Traveling can be a lot of fun, and a big adventure. If you feel it’s important to you and your happiness to have the exact same style everyday that you are on your holiday, then you will want to pay special attention to how you can travel with your hair styling tools safely and effectively. But another alternative would be to enjoy your holiday with a completely different style. Perhaps this means trying your hair curly while you are on holiday in a humid environment? Or maybe that means wearing your hair in braids or up styles every day?

Whatever way you decide to holiday, remember that great hair styles can happen anywhere in the world. So pack appropriately, and have fun.

Take Care Styling Aging Hair

November 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s inevitable, it will happen to everyone at some point. You will wake up and prepare to style your hair as usual, and there it is, staring back at you in the mirror. A grey hair. Yes. It will happen to almost everyone at some point in their life. For some women, grey hairs occur very early in life and for others, quite late. Regardless of when it happens, a grey hair is a signal to other changes that your hair will start to have and you should pay attention to those changes.

 Like with everything else, your hair will change as you age and just like your skin, and your body, you need to recognize those changes and deal with them. It’s quite normal as we get older to experience drier hair than normal. If you have always had dry hair, this could be more of a problem for you as your hair may be even drier causing it to break and have damage if you’re not careful.

 If you suffer from dry hair, it is important to use an extra nourishing shampoo and conditioner to give your hair the moisture it needs. Take extra care when you are brushing your hair that you don’t pull or tear at the hair and of course, never brush your hair when it is wet. Always use a wide tooth comb.

 It may go against everything you think you know about hair care, but actually using a hair dryer that utilizes negative ions and the power of tourmaline can help your hair. The tourmaline and negative ions infuse your hair, and dry it from the inside – out which means that your hair dries up to 70% faster than it would with a regular hair dryer. Tourmaline also acts on each individual hair to close the cuticle and smooth the hair down flat on the head which means that it will retain its natural moisture and lock the natural oils and moisture into the hair helping it look and feel smooth and healthy.

 Another problem of aging hair is thinning. Many women experience loss of hair, and a general feeling of thinness. Just because your hair is thinning does not meant that you cannot style it. Many women are afraid of hair straighteners and curling irons when they have thin hair because they think that they will damage their hair. That’s not true. However, you do need to pay special attention to what type of tool you choose. Be sure you choose a hair straightener with ceramic or titanium plates so they will not burn your hair, also choose one that has an adjustable heat setting. That way, you can turn the temperature down for your hair as thin hair does not need high heat to straighten it.

 It is important to know that no matter what type of hair you have, and what age your hair is, you can style it just as you normally would. You will have to take into consideration your ever changing hair, and be sure that you use the right products and tools for your hair. However, just because your hair is changing doesn’t mean that you can’t be every bit as stylish as before.

Am I Doing it Right?

November 17, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve gone to your hair dresser for your regular cut and style and the result is amazing. Excited to recreate the look at home, you buy all of the products that she recommends and spend the rest of the day enjoying your beautiful new look. The next day, eager to recreate your amazing hair style, you struggle with endless bottles of gel, hair spray a thermal spray. Your curling iron, hair straightener and blow dryer cords get maddeningly tangled and your hair ends up looking like a flat, greasy version of what it was when you left the salon.

 Why is it that you can never seem to recreate the style that your stylist so easily gave you? After all, it is your hair right? True, your stylist likely went to school and received a great deal of training, and he or she does do this every day, but still, you would like to do it for yourself too. Of course you would. But unless you are independently wealthy, you don’t have a stylist in your bathroom every morning to help you get your hair just right. So what can you do?

 The best thing that you can do for your hair style is to tell your stylist before she gets to work that you would like her to explain everything that she’s doing so you can do it yourself when you get home. Tell her what tools you have at home to work with. Do you have a hair straightener, a curling iron, a blow dryer? Let her know. Sure, some hair stylists might be a little annoyed by this, but at the end of the day, it is their job to make you look good and if they can teach you to make your hair look good on all the days between appointments, that’s excellent advertising for them. Most stylists won’t have any problem with this.

 While they’re styling your hair, listen carefully and ask questions if they’re doing something that doesn’t make sense to you or confuses you. You can even ask to try it yourself so the stylist can correct your technique. Be careful with this though. You don’t want to take up too much time because stylists usually have quite a few appointments booked.

 Be sure that you have all of the tools that you need and that they are the right tools. There is no point having a 1” barrel curling iron at home, if you need a 2” curling iron to create your look. Equip yourself with the proper gels, creams and sprays that you will need and be sure you know how much to use. Once you get home take some time to practice your look. Whatever you do, do not wait until the next morning when you are late for work and need to rush out the door. Give yourself some extra time until you get used to your look.

 With the right tools, a great cut and a fabulous stylist, you will have everything you need to look beautiful every day. Keep practicing and soon you will look like you just walked out of a salon everyday.

Farouk CHI PRO Hair Dryer

November 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

So the inevitable has happened, you got out of the shower this morning ready to dry your hair and your blow dryer didn’t work. Left with a sopping wet head, you probably cursed yourself for not updating your blow dryer sooner. Not only have you left yourself with a problem, and a bad hair day, but you could have reaped the benefits of a high quality blow dryer all along. Well, don’t worry. Now is your chance to treat yourself to a high quality hair dryer and you can say goodbye to bad hair days forever.

 

The Farouk CHI PRO Hair Dryer is the latest addition to the Farouk CHI professional hair care line, and it is the same high quality hair tool product that you would expect from the Farouk CHI line. This hair dryer not only gives you the best features that you can expect to find in a quality hair dryer, but it also helps you protect the environment because you are choosing such an energy efficient tool.

 

The Farouk CHI dryer utilizes ceramic coils that provide a consistent heat temperature so you don’t have to worry about your hair heating up and burning with the uncontrolled coils of lower quality hair dryers. Ceramic coils also work to produce negative ions that are extremely beneficial to your hair. Negative ions go to work on your hair to lock in the moisture and dry it from the inside – out which means that your hair will dry in half the time reducing the chance for damage. Negative ions are also crucial for minimizing the frizzies and that annoying static electricity that can occur when you’re done blow drying your hair. Instead your hair will be shiny, smooth and beautifully healthy looking.

 

It’s important to have a comfortable tool when you are using your blow dryer every day. There is nothing worse that using a clunky, heavy blow dryer that hurts your arm. The Farouk CHI PRO dryer is lightweight and easy to handle. It has also been ergonomically designed which means that it will be extremely comfortable to use.

 

If you are in a hurry in the morning, and who isn’t? You don’t want to waste your time blow drying your hair. That is why the Farouk CHI PRO dryer uses moist heat and heats up quicker, drying your hair up to 40% faster than a regular hair dryer. How’s that for a time saver? And you don’t have to worry about wasting electricity because the low electric magnetic fields (EMF) means that you can dry your hair faster which saves energy so you don’t have to worry about the environment.

 

Other features like a cool shot button to lock in a style, two different speed settings, a CHI diffuser and a concentrator nozzle, just to name a few make the Farouk CHI PRO hair dryer one of the best hair dryers available today. So treat yourself and your hair and try out the new Farouk CHI PRO and you’ll never go back to an old hair dryer again.

Buying Hair Tools Online

November 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you feel overwhelmed when it comes to choosing hair tools and accessories? Does the thought of going into a hair supply store to buy your hair straightener, curling iron or blow dryer fill you with dread because you don’t know what you’re looking for?

 

When it comes to buying new hair tools, it can be very confusing about where to go buy what you need especially if you live in a small town. What are your choices? You could go to your hair dresser and ask him or her about where they buy their tools? Maybe they could pick something up for you or order it from their supplier? But what’s the problem with that? Typically your hair dresser will have his or her favorite brand name or type of hair tool, which is likely a very good product, but it may not be the right one for you.

 

So what are your other options? Of course if you live in a major center you can visit the local hair supply store and see what they have to offer. The problem with this plan is that they likely won’t carry all of the brands and styles that you would like to choose from. And they may get certain kick backs or incentives to sell certain brands and not others which won’t make your shopping experience fair.

 

By far the best way to shop for your hair straighteners, curling irons or blow dryers is to shop online. Some people are nervous shopping online for the first time but there is nothing to be concerned about. Secured shopping sites are the norm now and should be expected making your online transactions safe and secure. The other great thing about shopping online is that you can research every hair tool before you buy. You can read reviews, and compare products until you find the perfect one for you.

 

Don’t worry about shipping prices either. Many times shipping is free or offered at a significantly low price. And the price of the hair tools online is often much cheaper because the seller doesn’t have the extra overhead of a physical store to deal with, so they can pass the savings directly on to you the buyer.

 

So don’t worry about shopping online, go ahead and check it out. You can always contact the selling website and ask them as many questions as you like before you make your purchase. Shopping online is safe and easy and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home. Before you know it, your new hair straightener, curling iron and blow dryer will be delivered to your door step and you will be on your way to beautiful, well styled hair all without stepping out your door.

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