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FHI Flat Irons and Breast Cancer Research

January 15, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Breast cancer touches the lives of almost everybody in one of another. Whether you are diagnosed yourself, a family member has fought the battle with this cancer, or you are genetically predisposed almost everyone is touched. For women this form of cancer can be devastating to cope with and science still has so much more to learn about the disease.

The makers of FHI flat irons has brought back their pink styling tools which are so popular with women to aid in the raising of funds for more research into breast cancer. These are the famous hair irons that can give you that gorgeous straight hair that you want in a fun pink color. Plus a portion of each sale of the pink FHI flat iron goes toward Pink Link an online non-profit agency which is helping find the cure for this cancer which touches the lives of so very many women and the families that depend on them.

Of course this offer is good for not only flat irons but also all the pink colored FHI hair styling products. This includes blow dryers and curling irons on top of the really cool pink flat iron.

This Year Give the Gift of Style

December 1, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The calendar says that it’s officially December, which means that Christmas is only a few weeks away. Have you finished all of your shopping yet? If you haven’t, you are not alone. Christmas can be an extremely stressful time trying to figure out what’s on everyone’s wish list. But if you have some extra special ladies on your list, I can make your holiday shopping a whole lot easier this year. All you have to do is give them the gift of style and beauty with some quality hair tools.

Giving quality hair tools like hair straighteners, curling irons and blow dryers are an excellent choice because you will be giving those special ladies a gift that they can use all year long, every single day. And in these tougher economic times, it’s a much better idea to give your friends and family something that they can use instead of another sweater, or Christmas decoration.

So when you start to shop for the perfect hair tool there are a few things you should keep in mind, especially if you are new to this. When it comes to hair straighteners, you want to look for a quality tool that will not only straighten the hair but will leave it looking healthier and more beautiful than before. You need to select an iron that uses ceramic or titanium plates because they will protect the hair and give it a beautiful shine. If you really want to spoil that special lady, a hair straightener with tourmaline is just the thing. Because not only will her hair be straight, it will actually be healthier due to the addition of tourmaline that infuses each hair with negative ions that close the hair cuticle locking in moisture and natural oils.

If it’s the gift of curls that you have decided to give, look for a curling iron that has a ceramic barrel. Ceramic provides a consistent heat that will not fluctuate which means that when your special lady is curling her hair she won’t have to worry about the curling iron losing heat or creating hot spots that might burn her hair. Tourmaline is another added benefit for a curling iron that will make hair look healthy and shiny, eliminating the dry damaged look that can occur with styling with a lesser product.

Blow dryers are also great gift choices, particularly when they cut down on the time it takes to dry your hair every morning. When you choose a quality hair dryer, look for one that utilizes ceramic coils which provide a moist heat causing hair to retain some of its natural moisture. Tourmaline is also an important addition because the negative ions actually dry the hair from the inside out which means that your lucky lady actually spends drying her hair everyday can be reduced by up to 60%. And that’s the gift of time.

So instead of another gift basket, or the latest best seller, give the ladies on your gift list the gift of beauty and style with some quality hair tools.

Simple Tips to Care for your Tools

November 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Let’s face it; quality hair tools are not cheap. When you purchase a quality hair straightener, curling iron or hair dryer, you are making an investment in yourself, your style and your hair. And you have to remember that despite the initial cost, purchasing a good tool will actually save you money in the long run because you won’t have to replace it as frequently and it will do the job right making your hair look great.

Yet, it surprises me when I see how some people treat their expensive hair tools. If you have an investment of any kind, you should take care of it properly and nurture it right? It’s shocking to me to see people through their hair irons in a drawer, pinching the electrical cords or wrapping the cord around the hair dryer before putting it away. These are just a few of the awful things I see done to quality hair tools.

If you are going to spend the money buying yourself some excellent hair tools that are not only effective in styling your hair, but will help it stay healthy and look its best, why wouldn’t you treat those tools well? Of course everyone will have a reason for mistreating their tools, but the biggest excuse I see is that people honestly don’t realize that they are harming their tools.

It’s not hard to take care of your hair tools so that they will last, and I have a few simple hints and tricks for you to make it even easier to care for your straighteners, curling irons and blow dryers.

* Do not wrap the cords around the tool. This is probably one of the most common things that people do. When they are cleaning up the bathroom or packing for a trip, they will wrap the cord around and around the iron or hair dryer. Don’t do this. It will change the shape of the cord and may even permanently affect the cord shape. It also can kink or bend the wires inside the cord. Also, if your tool is still hot when you put it away you could melt the cord.

Instead of wrapping the cords around the tool, control the excess cord by collecting it and using a Velcro wrap to tie it up. This will keep it neat and tidy and will not damage the cord itself.

* Take care of the cords. Besides bundling the cord up nicely, be very careful when it comes to other hazards for the cord. One of the biggest culprits for damaging electrical cords is drawers. When you have all your hair tools out on the cupboard, and drawers are opening and shutting, it’s all too easy to get a cord shut in the drawer. This can pinch and even sever the cord making your tool useless.

Also be careful not to get more than one cord wrapped up around each other. This is a safety hazard as well as a risk for creating knots in the cords of hair tools.

* Keep your tools clean. This may go without saying, but if you keep your hair tools clean they will last much longer and give you quality performance for years. All you need to do is give your curling irons or hair straighteners a quick wipe down with a damp cloth when they are cool to remove any build up. If you have a bigger build up, use a bit of rubbing alcohol on a soft cloth. Check out our guide for cleaning your hair straightener. For hair dryers, clean the lint trap at the back of the dryer to keep it free from lint and build up. It is not hard to keep your quality hair tools working and looking their best. With minimal effort, your investment in a quality hair straightener, hair dryer or curling iron will last for years giving you beautiful, healthy looking hair.

Great Styles Start with Healthy Hair

November 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

All too often, there is too much focus placed on styling your hair and having it look good when you head out for the day. And of course that is important, you want to look good when you face the day, but there needs to be more attention placed on how to take care of your hair in between styling.

 If you don’t have healthy looking hair, it’s not going to look good when it’s styled either. No matter how much effort you put into your hair while you’re styling it, it is not going to look good if it’s dry, damaged and frizzy. So put the extra effort into making your hair healthy and keeping it healthy.

 When you have healthy hair, it looks shiny and this isn’t just your imagination. Your hair looks shiny because for healthy hair, the cuticle on the hair shaft is closed which means it lays flat against the head and reflects the light. For damaged and dry hair, the cuticle is open which means the hair is standing up away from the head and is not able to reflect the natural light. Healthy hair also holds on to it’s own natural moisture and oils allowing the hair to look shiny and smooth.

 In order to keep your hair healthy and smooth, you must wash it regularly with a quality shampoo. Do not use anything too harsh or it will strip the natural oils from your hair as well as the build up of product. Ask your stylist for a good recommendation of a shampoo for you. Every hair type has different needs, and you need to be sure that you are using a shampoo that is strong enough to get your hair clean, but not too strong to damage it.

 How often you wash your hair will also depend on you, your hair and your styling habits, If you naturally have oilier hair, or use a great deal of products every day, you may want to wash it every day. However people who have drier hair will strip their natural moisture if they wash their hair too frequently.

 Never brush your hair when it’s wet, it will pull, tear and break your hairs. Comb through gently with a wide toothed comb and then when your hair is damp or dry you can brush it out. Be sure that you use quality hair tools on your hair that will not burn or over dry your hair. Choose hair straighteners that have titanium or ceramic plates, and look for curling irons that have ceramic barrels. These two materials will not burn your hair or pull or tug like cheaper materials. Look for hair dryers and other tools that utilize the power of tourmaline for added efficiency and care of your hair.

 When you take care of your hair between styling and use the right tools when it’s time to create a beautiful style you will have healthier more beautiful hair as a result. And isn’t that what we’re all looking for?

Say Goodbye to Bad Hair Days

November 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you have dry frizzy hair that has been over styled by chemicals, colors, hair dryers, curling irons and blow dryers? It can be very frustrating to have dry, damaged hair and not be able to style it because you don’t want to damage it further. Flipping through magazines, looking at the models with beautiful, soft, healthy hair, it’s easy to feel envious of their beautiful locks. But you would think that professional models who get their hair styled so frequently would suffer from damaged hair as well. So why does their hair look so amazing when yours looks fried?

 

Even if you have over styled and damaged hair, you can achieve the beautiful locks like those models in the magazines. The thing that they are doing differently than you is using quality hair styling tools and products. Take a good look at your equipment. Are you using top quality styling products and tools? No? Well it’s time you did. By investing a little bit in some quality items you will be able to style your hair every day without fear of damage.

 

Look for tools that use ceramic as a material because the smooth ceramic on a curling iron and a hair straightener provide an even heat which means you don’t need to be concerned about hot spots and burning your hair. The ceramic also allows your hair to slide smoothly over the tool which means it won’t snag or pull causing your hair to rip.

 

Another thing to look for is a tool with tourmaline in it. Tourmaline is a naturally occurring element that emits negative ions. Negative ions enter your hair shaft, actually drying it from the inside –out which means that your hair will dry faster and does not need as much exposure to the heat that can cause damage. Another benefit of tourmaline is that the negative ions will close the hair shaft locking in the hairs natural moisture. Allowing your hair to retain its natural oils help it look and feel healthier. Your hair will be bouncy, shiny and soft.

 

Tourmaline blow dryers are very effective at drying your hair in a fraction of the time as a regular blow dryer making them a great investment. Because if you can dry your hair in a fraction of the time, you are not only protecting your hair, but you’re saving yourself time every day. And who couldn’t use some extra time every day?

 

You will also want to invest in a quality thermal protectant for styling. These sprays allow you to apply a gentle mist on your hair that gives it extra protection from the heat of the styling tools. It also gives your hair a shiny finish as well. After straightening your hair, apply a smoothing balm that will smooth out any frizzes or dry pieces that are sticking up.

 

You may find it hard to believe, but you can actually help your hair to look healthier and more beautiful than it ever has just by using the right tools for the job. Invest in some quality tools and your hair will be healthier and bouncer than ever before and you can say good bye to any more bad hair days.

Dual Voltage Hair Styling Tools For Travel

November 7, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you travel a lot for work or personal pleasure than you surely have come across the times when the hair styling tools you have brought along to do your hair with do not work do to the discrepancies in voltage levels between some countries. This can be alleviated though by getting hair tools that will operate with either 110 or 220 voltage levels. Items like dual voltage straighteners from Karmin make looking your best while traveling as easy as it is at home and you do not have to have separate flat irons and blow dryers for when you travel.

Getting Swivel Cords On Hair Styling Tools

November 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

One feature that you need to look for in any hair styling tool if you want it to last for a significant amount of time is a swivel cord. Whether you are talking blow dryers or curling irons the way you handle and move the tool to style your hair will tangle the cord and twist it around. If the styling tool uses a swivel base where it enters the tool this twisting action will only spin around harmlessly. If there is no swivel base the cord will continue to tangle and bind which will put excess stress on the junction which will end up pulling the cord out of the hair styling tool.

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.

Ionic Hair Dryers and Negative Ions

November 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you walk into any salon right now and look at the blow dryers they are currently using you will see that they prefer ionic hair dryers to the many other types. Traditional hair dryers release positive ions as they dry hair that ends up exposing the hair to more heat damage since they do not effectively and quickly dry your hair as newer ionic models do. These positive ions also open the hair cuticles up which promotes frizzy dry looking hair as opposed to the negative ions which leave your locks looking luxurious and healthy.

The negative ions which are emitted from the ionic blow dryers break water molecules down which speeds up drying times and exposes the hair to less hot air resulting in significantly reduced potential for hear damage. Other benefits of these units are tightened cuticles, which mean no frizz or dry out of control hair and less time and heat needed to get that hair dry quicker. With benefits like these every woman should be using a ionic hair dryer to dry their hair each and every day. Though they cost more than the traditional hair dryer what you will save in styling products to keep your hair healthy that you will no longer need make them well worth the money.

Benefits of Ionic Hair Dryers

October 29, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Professional hair dryers now do so much more than just dry your hair for you so you can style it. In the past hair dryers were the prime suspect when it came to finding out what was robbing your hair of its own natural moisture. Newer blow dryers such as ionic blow dryers now do more than dry your hair and dry it out. These dryers emit lots of negative ions, which break down the water molecules to dry your hair and help your locks retain their own natural moisture in the process so your hair does not dry out and always look its best.

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