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Hair Straightening Made Less Harsh

January 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Women all over the country have heard that straightening their hair can be the worst thing for it. Breakage in the ends and frizz from root to tip could be a couple of the negative effects of straightening your hair daily. Some see these as reasons to quit straightening their hair and feel that if they do straighten, their hair will break easily and become incredibly damaged. Just because some of these things can happen to your hair, it doesn’t mean that you should never straighten it. There are few easy solutions to breakage in the hair follicle.

One way to at least prevent damage is to use your heat protectant spray and not use the heat tool as much. This may be one of the easiest ways to solve the problem but it may not completely resolve the issue. This may be the best option for those women who are attached to their long locks of beauty. It’s true that some women refuse to cut their hair because of its length. They become so attached to having their hair hang so long that they would never even consider cutting the ends off. Using plenty of thermal care and watching the heat exposure is the best way for these kind of women to lessen the harsh effects of straightening.

For those who may not be so attached to their hair, they may consider bringing out the shears. It’s a good way to update your look as well as remove any bad ends that are causing your hair to look dead and dull. It is amazing to see how a woman with long hair can get a shorter look and can also make herself look so sophisticated. Shorter bobs tend to look more professional and put together than hair that hangs down with scary ends. That is why chopping it all off may be a great idea if your hair is becoming a pain to straighten in the mornings.

You don’t necessarily need to go from butt-length hair to chin-length hair. As long as you give your ends a fresh look so you can start clean with the straightening process. If your hair is shorter, there won’t be as many tangles because there won’t be as much hair to get jumbled together into knots. This makes you even save a little time with styling each day! As long as you’re not completely obsessed with having long hair, cutting it to a shorter style would be a great idea to avoid tangles and damage from heat.

You may have never thought that you would see the words “hair straightener” and “hair scissors” in the same sentence. However, it’s true: you can eliminate the extreme damage of a hair straightener by using hair scissors. Although you maybe shouldn’t trust yourself to cut the hair off without the help of a hairstylist. But it is a good idea to give your ends a fresh look while repairing damage at the same time!

5 Things You Should Know About Hair Scissors Before Purchasing

January 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Wouldn’t it be nice if styling our hair were as easy as waking up and walking out the door? So many people search and search for hairstyling tools that will make their hair routine easier. But when it comes down to it, is there really one product that will actually help you style your hair in so many small steps? Think about the pair of hair shears sitting in your medicine cabinet and the things they can do for you. You may think you know all about them and what they do to keep your hair routine short whenever you need a trim, but there are a few things that you should know about them.

Before using your shears regularly, you must familiarize yourself with everything the tools have to offer. One of the most important parts of a pair of hair scissors is the grip on them. Your comfort is so crucial when you are cutting hair because if your fingers aren’t comfortable in the holes of the shears, you cannot perform well as a haircutter. Your cuts won’t be precise, your shears can slip in the middle of a cut, and your fingers could also cramp up. All of these could cause your client to become unhappy with their hairstyle. To ensure that your grip is good enough with the shears, you can either break the shears in if they are just slightly uncomfortable, or you can test them out for a bit before making a final purchase. Just remember, as long as your fingers are happy, so will your clients be.

You should also familiarize yourself with the blades of your hair scissors. The sharpness of these compared to your scissors for your office is a big difference. Hair shears are designed to cut precisely through hair as smoothly as possible. The blades are not designed for paper, in fact cutting through paper with hair scissors could permanently damage the blades. Not only should you be careful about damaging the blades, you should also be aware of the sharpness for your own safety. One wrong snip could slice through your skin and cause infections down the road. Safety always comes first when it comes to the blades of hair scissors and is one of the most important things to take care of when cutting hair.

When purchasing a pair of hair shears, the cost is typically one of the make or break factors in deciding what to buy. It is important to weigh all options between each pair you see. Make sure you know things like warranty information, all features, and durability. If you are purchasing a pair of hair scissors, you must know all about them so you can be sure that the investment will be worth it. You should know exactly what you’re getting yourself into with every purchase you make, especially something as expensive as a pair of shears so be sure to ask plenty of questions.

The fourth thing you should know about hair scissors is what others think of them. Make use of your internet and look up reviews of scissors before you purchase them. When you know what others have experienced with the same tools, you can have a better grasp at what you could expect. If you buy something without knowing anything about it, how will you know if it will work for you or not? Reading reviews is one of the smartest things you can do before purchasing anything because of all the opinions and background information that is provided.

The final thing you need to get straight before investing in a new pair of hair scissors is your own feelings. You have to make sure that you know you will love the shears and the affect they have on you as a hairstylist. Also remember that it’s not like a shirt where once you get sick of wearing it, you can just throw it away. Hair shears have so much value to them and must be dealt with in such a careful way. They definitely aren’t cheap and need to be something that you know you can stick with forever.

After getting everything straight, you know you can purchase a great pair of shears. They must be the right kind for you that will perform great jobs as you continue your styling. Whether it’s your hair that you’re cutting or another client’s hair, it is very important that you know all of the things mentioned above so that you are getting your money’s worth in the purchase of hair scissors.

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.

Getting The Tools You Need To Start Your Own Salon

October 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The amount of tools you need to set up a hair salon can be overwhelming to the hairdresser who decides to break out on her own and set up shop for the first time. There are so many hair styling tools that choosing which ones are best for your shop can be quite a large task. Luckily there are many sites on the web such as My Hairstyling Tools, which not only sell the absolute best products they also allow their customers to post reviews on them as well. This gives those who cannot decide which tools they want to purchase the chance to read real life opinions on these hair styling tools from people who have bought and used them.

Whether you are uncertain about which professional hair dryers would be best for your shop the tourmaline or the ionic there are reviews to help you decide how to best dry the hair of your clientele. There are also great reviews on the top hair straightening irons as well as the best curling irons to help you make your decisions. There is also a large selection of Japanese hair scissors so you can get the best ones to give haircuts that will look stunning on everyone.

Ionic Technology For The Best Hair Dryers

October 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

There are so many hair dryers on the shelf when you go to purchase your new one it can be confusing which one is really worth the money and which one just blows hot air that will dry out and damage your hair. To find the best hair dryer available that will do the job well and leave your hair luxurious looking for models, which use ionic technology. These ionic hair dryers do not blow hot air that dries out the water drops and your hair. They use negative ions to break down the water molecules to remove them from your hair with no drying out properties, which will harm your hair.

The Benefits of Hair Straighteners with Tourmaline

September 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to our hair, women tend to want what they don’t naturally have. If you have curly hair, you want it to be straight. The good news is that straight hair is easier than ever to achieve with tourmaline hair straighteners which means you no longer need to go to drastic measures to achieve that straight hair that you crave.

Years ago, women used to actually iron their hair with a clothing iron to create the flat look they were trying to achieve. Sure, they accomplished their goal – after all, they did get straight hair. But at what price? The intense heat from a clothing iron caused their hair to break, dry out and become severely damaged. Not to mention the severe discomfort of putting your head on an ironing board! Technology has come along way since then with the introduction of hair straighteners, but up until just recently dry, brittle hair was the result of most hair straighteners.

Should you have to sacrifice the health of your hair just to achieve the style that you want? No way. And you don’t have to anymore. There is a naturally occurring mineral that is gathering a lot of attention when it comes to creating beautiful hair styles safely, quickly and effectively. Tourmaline. With the introduction of hair straighteners that utilize tourmaline, you will be able to achieve your desired style that is healthier and shiner than ever before and you no longer will have to worry about the damaging effects of using a hair iron everyday. Tourmaline works differently than regular hair straighteners that simply rely on high heat to flatten the hair.

So what is tourmaline exactly? It’s actually a naturally occurring mineral that reacts to heat by becoming electrically charged which results in a production of negatively charged ions being emitted. So what does this mean to you? Well, we know that you need high heat to straighten hair, and when tourmaline is exposed to heat it generates an abundance of negatively charged ions. Those negatively charged ions actually close the hair cuticle as the iron passes over them which means that they can lay flat looking shiny and healthy. They also seal in the hair’s natural moisture and eliminate static which means that you won’t ever have the frizzy look that other irons can give you. Instead your hair will look shinier, healthier and smoother than ever before.

Tourmaline also produces far-infrared that can penetrate the hair shaft and actually dry the hair from the inside out instead of the outside- in which results in a far gentler and safer approach to straightening hair which means that your hair is exposed to far less damage.

Everyone is short on time these days, which is another reason why hair irons with tourmaline are becoming popular. It takes less heat, and less time to create the style that you’re after which means less time in the stylists chair and less time in front of the mirror in the morning. An iron such as the Karmin Titanium utilizes titanium which is another naturally occurring element, to give you a durable yet light weight iron that when combined with tourmaline creates healthy shiny hair that is free from frizz and damage which means that you achieve the style you desire with healthier hydrated and beautiful hair.

How Often Can You Straighten Your Hair

August 11, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women use a straighten on their hair on a daily basis to get smooth tresses, and I often hear them ask at what point and time should they give their hair a break to avoid damage to their hair. Generally if you are washing your hair with a quality shampoo, rinsing it out completely, and drying your hair with a professional hair dryer your hair will not be compromised and should be able to handle a daily straightening provided you are using a professional hair straightener. By using high quality products and tools you actually keep your hair healthier than by using cheap products and for the most part you will be able to do a daily styling.

Hair Brush – Choosing the Best Hair Brush for You

March 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

With so many hair brushes to choose from it can be overwhelming on deciding which one to purchase. Many of us may think that the type of hair brush we use won’t make a difference but the fact is that it indeed will.

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Types of Hair Brushes to Choose from;

Straightening Brushes

When it comes to straightening brushes you have a few choices. These brushes can be used before using your hair straightener to help straighten the curliest of hair.

1. Barrel Brush

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These brushes are round and are for used for finishing meaning straightening and shaping. These brushes are also great for adding volume. A professional Barrel Brush will offer great control, faster drying and styling as well as be sure to look for a Barrel Brush made with 100% Boar Bristle-First Cut as this part of the boar bristle provides shine and and smooths hair by closing the hairs cuticle.

These brushes are available in different sizes for different lengths of hair. They are great for all hair types.

2. Ceramic Styler

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A Ceramic Styler is designed to be used with your hair dryer and features a vented design to allow for quicker drying time. The ceramic plates work to leave hair smooth and shiny by locking in moisture. A professional Ceramic Styler will usually be made from 100% Natural Boar Bristles.

This type of hair brush is best for medium to long hair of all hair types. Can be used to straighten as well as add waves and loose curls.

3. Ionic Hair Brush

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These brushes use negative ions to rid of frizz, add shine and make hair smooth and soft. These come in a variety of shapes and sizes so you can choose what you prefer to use be it a barrel or paddle brush.

These brushes usually come made with either nylon or boar bristles. If you have thin, weak, fragile or damaged hair it is best to go with nylon bristles as boar bristles are known to ‘grip’ hair which could break weak strands.

Massage Brushes

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These brushes are meant for for brushing the hair than actually styling the hair. They are great for providing a gentle scalp massage as well as helping stimulate circulation. They are often used when shampooing or applying other hair styling products.

These brushes are a great way to help promote healthy hair growth and are great for all hair types.

Styling Brushes

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These all purpose styling hair brushes usually feature 6-8 rows of straight tufts of bristles. They are sued to style, smooth and shape the hair. Made with nylon pins these brushes offer snag free styling and are best for thick hair types.

Vented Brushes

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These brushes are designed to make drying hair quicker and the help to add volume and texture to hair. These brushes are also available in barrel, ionic and ceramic styles making them great for all different hair types and lengths.

Cushion Brushes

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These brushes are made with a soft rubber base and are gentle on hair and scalp. Also known as a paddle brush these hair brushes are perfect for those with thin, damaged, fragile and fine hair types. Can also be used on other types as well, great for hair that needs to be brushed out before styling and for finishing styles.

Available in a variety of bristle types, shapes and sizes.

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