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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.

Chi vs. Karmin

December 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Some of the best straightening irons have long been held as the standard of quality when it comes to hair irons. But when it comes to choosing one over the other, which hair iron should you choose a Chi vs. Karmin? One of the biggest debates and frustrations is not narrowing down the hair iron from some of the cheaper, lower quality brands, but trying to decide between two high quality irons.

Let’s start with the Chi hair straightener. The Chi brand has held the status as one of the most popular hair straighteners with stylists and the general public for years. Chi has a number of different models of hair straighteners out, but its most basic iron the Original Chi Ceramic Hair Iron, is an example of the quality and simplicity that made Chi hair irons so successful. This iron utilizes the power of ceramic plates which provides an even temperature to the hair at all times, heating up quickly to begin styling right away. The ceramic plates also provide a moist heat which penetrates each hair, sealing the cuticle making your hair look shiner and healthier than it did before styling. The iron is versatile as well, making it easy to curl, flip and twist hair into a variety of styles.

One of the newest hair irons that Chi offers is the Chi Silver Nano Flat Iron. Not only does this hair straightener offer the top selling ceramic plate technology, but it also offers a very unique Nano Silver Technology that takes the long known power of silver and puts it to work on your hair eliminating a wide variety of bacteria and germs. This technology creates a healthier environment for your hair and environment while it’s doing an amazing job straightening your hair.

Taking a look now at the Karmin hair straighteners, you have another line of very high quality irons. The Karmin Titanium Hair Straightener, uses titanium plates instead of ceramic which also provide amazing straight hair, and some great benefits. The Titanium plates are as smooth as glass, but without all of the harmful properties that glass straighteners can have on your hair. Using negative ions and infrared heat, the Karmin hair irons, remove static from your hair creating a smooth, sleek look. The negative ions, penetrate every hair shaft, sealing in the natural oils and locking in color. The Karmin hair straightener, also uses a micro-porous technology that works also to lock in moisture so not only will your hair be beautiful, and straight but it will be healthier than ever before, radiating shine and glossiness.

When you are comparing the Chi vs. Karmin hair irons, you will find that both products work very well and will give you beautiful straight hair that will last all day. So if you are having a hard time deciding between those two excellent irons, it may simply come down to personal preference and you will not go wrong with either choice.

Reliable Farouk CHI Hair Styling Products

November 25, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to quality hair products, you must do your research and examine all of the options before you make a decision. But just like anything else, once you’ve found a brand that you like, it’s easy to become brand loyal; particularly when that brand is of a very high quality such as CHI.

CHI brand products, also known as Farouk CHI are one of the very best in the hair styling tools industry and it’s easy to see why. With both hair straighteners, and hair dryers, Farouk CHI uses the latest technology to give you the ultimate hair styling products.

When it comes to hair straighteners, CHI hair irons have all of the features that you are looking for. The original CHI ceramic Hair Iron utilizes the power of moist ceramic heat with ceramic plates and coils. The beauty of ceramic heat is that it maintains an even temperature at all times which means that you will not burn your hair with hot spots. The original iron has become a favorite with stylists and home users alike because of its affordability as well as ultimate performance.

One of the latest additions to this top quality product line is the Farouk CHI Nano Ceramic Flat Iron. This hair straightener combines the power of ceramic heat with far infrared heat which means that your hair will be styled faster, using less heat and eliminating the risk of damaging your hair. The Nano Ceramic Flat Iron also utilizes Nano Silver Technology which is a natural antibacterial, so this hair iron actually works to eliminate any bacteria from the surface of the hair iron making it a perfect choice for salons or multi user environments.

When it comes to hair dryers, Farouk CHI also provides top quality products that you can rely on. The Farouk CHI Turbo Hair Dryer uses ionic technology to infuse each hair, drying it from the inside – out. The ceramic heat used in this hair dryer seals the cuticle which locks in the natural oils and moisture in each hair eliminating the dry, damaged lock. Negative ions help dry the hair faster, as well as replenishing moisture and sealing hair cuticles. The result is beautiful healthy hair that is not damaged, dry or frizzy.

Farouk CHI has also taken their powerful ceramic technology and coupled it with the latest in Nano silver technology to bring you the CHI Nano Ceramic Dual Air Flow Hair Dryer. This dryer not only dryers your hair with moist ceramic heat, but it uses Nano Silver Technology to kill up to 650 different types of bacteria which results in a safer environment for you and your hair. Keeping your styling zone healthy, safe and germ free is important whether you are styling at home or in a salon.

Finding a trusted brand name that you can rely on to bring you the best in hair styling products is important and that’s why so many people have come to rely on Farouk CHI for all of their hair styling tool needs.

Get it Straight: The difference between hair straightener plates

October 3, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are in the market for a new hair straightener and have spent any time at all looking into the available products out there, you might be completely overwhelmed by the lists of features, product descriptions and construction details for all the different straighteners.

Don’t worry. It doesn’t have to be such an overwhelming experience. For right now lets focus on one very major feature of hair straighteners – the plates. Once you decide what type of plates you want for your hair tool, you can worry about some of the other features a little later on.

There are a few major types of plates that you can find on straighteners depending on the price point you are looking at. The most common plate types are metal, glass, ceramic, titanium and a blend of ceramic and titanium.

Let’s look at metal and glass plates for a minute. If you have ever used a hair straightener that you purchased at your local discount store, it probably had one of these two plate types on it. That is because glass and metal plates are the cheapest to manufacture, so they tend to be found on hair straighteners with the lowest price points making them accessible to everyone. However, the fact that they are inexpensive is probably the best selling feature for these tools.

As far as styling benefits, there aren’t many. Glass and metal plates are often painted which may make them hard to identify. Also, the paint can easily cheap causing snags, pulls and tears of your hair. These straighteners do not heat evenly or maintain a constant temperature which can cause hot spots, burning your hair. They take longer to straighten hair, and may result in a frizzy, dry and even damaged appearance to the hair. The bottom line is, try to stay away from this type of straightener.

Ceramic straighteners are very common on quality straighteners because they provide an evenly heated surface which makes it easier to style the hair and reduces the risk of hot spots. The smooth ceramic prevents static from happening, smoothing the hair cuticle which eliminates the look of frizzy dry damaged hair and creates an overall shine to the hair as it helps each strand lay flat. A ceramic straightener is one of the better choices for a flat iron.

Another very good choice for a straightener is one that utilizes titanium plates. Titanium is a naturally occurring element that is known for its extreme strength and light weight. Titanium plates are as smooth as glass but you don’t need to worry about breaking them if you happen to drop your tool. Titanium also heats evenly which reduces the risk for hot spots on the hair and it maintains high temperatures very well resulting in fewer heat fluctuations. An iron with titanium plates is also a very good choice when choosing a flat iron.

The combination of both ceramic and titanium is becoming a popular choice for hair straighteners. This is because when you combine them, far-infrared is created which is an exceptional way to dry hair because it dries hair so quickly from the inside out there is little damage done to the hair shaft. This makes a combination iron an excellent choice for use on damp hair, or if you want to add extra moisture to your hair resulting in a shinier, softer mane.

The bottom line about choosing a hair straightener is to look at the plate types. Tools that use ceramic, titanium or a combination for the plates are going to be more expensive; however the results that they produce are well worth the extra dollar amount. It doesn’t do you any good to damage your hair with a poor hair straightener. After all, you’re trying to achieve a beautiful style and you need healthy beautiful hair to do that!

Using Ceramic Hair Irons for Straight Hair

June 13, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The hot look for summer is long straight hair and if you were not born with straight hair you do not have to live without the latest hairstyle. Of course hair can be chemically treated to be straight, but this is a long process at a hair salon that costs a lot of money and it is down right unpleasant to endure. A great alternative would be to get one of the many hair straightening irons that are readily available and remove those curls yourself. A tourmaline ceramic hair iron is extremely effective at removing the waves from the curliest hair safely and effectively.

Look for ceramic hair straighteners, which have a variable temperature setting so that you can use the temperature that best suits your hair type to work with the hair. With flat irons the temperature used is very important and ceramic irons heat up better and are more evenly heated across the plate to ensure the accuracy of the temperature you are applying to your locks. All you need to do is glide the smooth ceramic plates from the root of your hair to the tip in small sections to remove the frizz and curl and end up with that gorgeous straight hair that everyone wants right now.

Curling & Straightening with a Flat Iron

June 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you like to go back and forth between straight hair and wavy or curly hair you may be surprised to know that the only professional hair styling tool you need is a hair straightening iron. Most women think you have to have a curling iron and a flat iron if you want to achieve these looks, but with a professional flat iron and little practice you can achieve any of them very easily with just the flat iron.

The main difference in these looks is how you glide the hair iron through your hair. With all of the styles you start at the root of your hair and glide the ceramic hair iron slowly to the tip. Of course for straight hair you smoothly and slowly glide straight down the strands of hair. But for curly or wavy hair instead of gliding smoothly down the length of the hair you use a twist. This twisting motion will add a little bit of body to the curl, and the more you turn your wrist the more the curl will be pronounced in your hairs appearance.

Of course this sounds easy, and really it is. But as with most things you may not get it on the first try. Just keep practicing with your hair staightening iron and soon your friends will think you are spending a fortune at the salon.

Choosing the best Ceramic Plates for your Hair Type

June 3, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Finding the right hair straightening tool for you can sometimes seem like a daunting task with so many different models out there and so many options for metals, ceramic plates, sizes, and so much more it can get confusing. Many of the great features on professional hair iron tools are really just a matter of personal preference. Such as ionic technology, it is not vital to have this feature that adds negative ions into your hair to help it maintain its health and vitality. But one feature that is more specific for each user that should be considered is the size of the ceramic plates on the straightener you decide to purchase.

Many people automatically opt for the one-inch plates, which is the sort of generic ceramic plate size for a hair straightener. This is usually a good choice but there are times and certain hair types that will call for a different plate size and for those circumstances the right plates on your tourmaline ceramic hair iron will get the bets results for the look your are trying to achieve. If you hair is very thick or very long then you will want to go with larger ceramic plates on your iron to accomadate the hair. While those with shorter or thinner hair will want smaller plates since they will have less hair to be working with and will need the more precise action. Of course any iron can get the job done, some are just better suited for your needs than others.

Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Straighteners

June 2, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are like me you see flat irons touted as tourmaline flat irons and you have no idea what tourmaline is and you have no clue why it is a good feature to have in a ceramic hair iron. Of course as with most things new when tourmaline was first added to hair straightening tools it was only on professional hair styling tools and it was very expensive to have. But like most things once the initial hype was gone tourmaline hair irons popped up everywhere at affordable prices so you did not have to be a professional stylist to get the benefits of this feature. Tourmaline is a semi-precious gemstone, which flat iron makers have incorporated into the ceramic plates on their hair straightening tools. Tourmaline ceramic hair irons are known for their amazing ability to generate negative ions, which help your hair, retain its own natural moisture, which is extremely important when using heat to style your hair on a regular basis. This will make your hair straightening iron more effective at creating smooth silky looking straight hair with no frizz that can make you look like a star with a permanent hair dresser even though you style your hair on your own in your own home.

Karmin Titanium Hair Irons

May 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the absolute best hair straightening irons available on the market today is the Karmin Titanium Hair Iron. This professional hair styling tool is specially designed to straighten hair with ease yet is easy on the hair and will not leave it dried out and frizzy as some other hair irons do.

The Karmin hair straightener is made from high-grade titanium making this hair iron extremely durable, lightweight, and very effective at heating up quickly and evenly. A titanium hair iron is much easier to use and gets better results at straightening hair than irons made with lesser metals.

You can also get superior straightening performance due to the ionic technology that Karmin has put into their hair iron. A ionic ceramic hair iron doesn’t just straighten your hair the negative ions help protect your hair from the heat of the straightening iron. Negative ions close the cuticle layer to create a smooth, silky hair surface and seal in the hair’s natural moisture.

The Karmin tourmaline hair iron will not only give you gorgeous straight hair, it will also leave your hair sleeker and shinier with its constant even heat and advanced features designed to help you look your best.

Caring for Your Hair Flat Iron

May 29, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

We have talked a lot about using hair straightening irons to get smooth and silky looking hair, but if you do not take care of that professional hair styling tool it will not work effectively on your hair for the long term. Really ceramic hair irons are very easy to take care of and require very little other than being kept clean and proper storage. Of course it is obvious you should allow your hair iron to completely cool before you clean and store it after each use.

Whenever you use a flat iron to straighten your hair the styling products you are using will start to collect on the ceramic plates of your flat iron. These products can start to create a gummy mess that will make the plates less effective on your hair. You can get professional hair straightener cleaner, which will clean the plates of any build up and help prolong the life of your hair flat iron. These cleaners will leave the ceramic plates not only clean, but also smoother so that they will glide through your hair with ease for better hair straightening performance.

You should also store your hair straightener in a place it will not get damage to the plates and never should you wrap the cord around the iron as this will damage the cord and ruin the iron.

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