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Finding The Best Flat Iron For You

April 13, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

If you take the time to research flat irons online before making your purchase you will find many brands with many models all claiming to be the best flat iron. Each will claim they are the best at straightening your hair while leaving it healthy and vibrant in the process. Most even have reviews online from average users just like you who have tried and even bought the iron and love to use it on their particular hair type. So if they all are so good how do you know what is the best flat iron for you?

For the most part if you only shop at stores that cater to the professional hair stylist you will be looking at hair irons that will be effective and will damage your hair if used correctly. These irons are made from quality materials such as titanium and solid ceramic plates. Plus they use the latest research for locking in moisture such as ionic infusing. Cheaper drugstore flat irons, which are not made as well such as models with coated ceramic plates, are the ones that you will want to avoid. But for the most part you will not find hair irons like these at a store, which caters to the professional and the serious home user.

Choose Hair Irons Over Chemicals

January 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

If you were born with hard to manage, curly, out of control, and frizzy hair, there is no doubt that you probably like to straighten it from time to time. But do you straighten it every day? Some people like to use a hair iron everyday to straighten their hair and while this can be fine if you use the right iron, it also may be damaging your hair if you are using a low quality hair iron or aren’t using it properly. Many ladies consider chemically straightening their hair because they think it will be easier than using a hair straightener everyday and others feel that using a chemical straightening process will be gentler on their hair.

Before you make the decision to use chemicals to straighten your hair, you need to really think about it. How could it be possible that using chemicals on your hair would be safer or gentler than using a hair iron? It’s not possible. The fact is, you are putting chemicals on your head and letting them sit. This isn’t good for you, or your hair. After chemically straightening your hair, sure your hair will be straight, at least for a little while. But at what cost? Your hair will be damaged, broken, frizzy and may suffer permanent damage that will take a considerable amount of time to grow out. Sure you want straight hair, but I’m assuming that you would rather have healthy and shiny looking straight hair instead of damaged and broken straight hair.

So what’s your other alternative? The other choice, the better choice, is to choose a high quality hair straightener that will be gentle to your hair while getting the job done. If you think that a hair straightener will damage your hair if you use it every day, than you are not using the right type of hair iron.

You need to choose a hair straighter with ceramic plates. Ceramic plates infuse the hair with moisture locking in shine to leave your hair looking healthy and shiny. Another thing to look for in a hair iron is tourmaline. If you are truly worried about damaging your hair with a hair iron, look for a straightener with tourmaline. Tourmaline is a naturally occurring element that produces negative ions. Negative ions infuse each hair with moisture and seal in the natural oils in the hair. These ions also seal the cuticle shaft which allows the hair to lay flat so you won’t get any of that frizzy hair, and it will look shiner and healthier than ever because it will be healthier than before. Yes, a hair straightener can actually improve the health of your hair if you have the right one.

So before you make the big decision to chemically straighten your hair, consider all of the facts. Some people are put off by the cost of a professional hair straightener. But when you consider that these irons typically have very long warranties, sometimes even life warranties, and they improve the health of your hair, it is a small price to pay. If you were to choose chemically straightening your hair, it would not only be a large cost, but you would have to pay for it repeatedly and it would ruin your hair. It seems like a fairly easy decision to me. Choose healthy beautiful hair.

Everyone Has Time To Straighten

January 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

All too often I hear the excuse of, “But I don’t have enough time to style my hair every day.” Or, “Using hair tools takes too much time.” And to all those people who say that, I have one word to say to you…”Bologna.” It’s simply not true that styling your hair with hair tools takes too much time. And people who say that are generally people who have not ever bothered to use a hair straightener or curling iron.

I have a simple question for all of those who say that getting ready to face the day by using hair tools takes too much time, “Have you ever tried them?” For most people, the answer will be no. It’s the simple perception that hair tools take more time than simply air drying or blow drying your hair in the morning.

There are a few things that you can do to speed up your morning routine if you are truly short on time, or simply like to sleep in. I have a good friend who has very thick hair, so she washes it at night instead of the morning. This way, she simply has to get up in the morning, and run her hair straightener through it and she doesn’t need to take the extra time to dry her hair with a hair dryer every day.

This brings me to another point. Using a hair straightener is extremely easy, and you can accomplish a beautiful sleek style in only minutes. Professional hair straighteners heat up in seconds, not minutes so you don’t need to wait around waiting for your tool to come to the appropriate temperature. Be sure you choose a hair iron that uses ceramic plates because ceramic retains heat extremely well which means that you don’t have to worry about the straightener losing heat during your styling. You also don’t have to worry about hot spots throughout the plates that will burn your hair. If you really want to speed up your styling, look for a hair straightener with tourmaline. Tourmaline is a natural source of negative ions which infuse the hair locking in moisture, and creating shine. Also, tourmaline helps to dry the hair from the inside – out which means it styles much quicker.

If you blow dry your hair every morning before styling, choose an ionic hair dryer because the negative ions in these dryers works the same way – drying the hair from the inside – out, so your hair dries up to 65% faster which means you are out of the door and ready to go much faster.

When it comes to using your hair straightener, they are extremely simple to use. Simple section your hair, and pull the iron down each section. Depending on the length and thickness of your hair, you should be able to have it completely straightened in between five to ten minutes. And you get faster as you get practice.

So for everybody who says that they don’t have time every morning to use a hair straightener on their hair, I have only one thing to say. “You don’t have time not to use a straightener.” These are the ultimate time saving tools. Plus, you’ll leave the house looking fantastic!

The Corioliss SXE Hair Straightener

January 13, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Nothing is hotter than straight hair right now and the no other hair straightening iron is hotter than the Corioliss SXE. Whether you have long hair to your waist or a cute bob cute a hair iron can really help you get the same look that is on the fashion models walking the runways and the Hollywood stars on the red carpet. From the internal workings to the external case this hair iron is well thought out and designed for superior straightening performance.

This ceramic hair straightener is ergonomically designed so that it is easy to use. Hair irons that are bulky or hard to hold will result in a less than perfect look. Since the Corioliss SXE hair straightener is so easy to handle you can worry more about your hair flattening technique to get the best look possible.

While the inside components include nano silver technology housed in high quality ceramic plates for an iron that will do an exceptional job of removing the frizz and curl from your hair. The science that has gone into this hair iron is to make sure you get the look you want without causing any unnecessary damage to your hair in the process.

Four Simple Tips to Healthy Hair

January 12, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever looked at a friend or coworker and wondered how they got such healthy looking hair? No matter what you seem to do to your hair, you can’t get it to look as luscious, soft and healthy. It can be frustrating if you think you are doing all of the right things to treat your hair well only to suffer from continual split ends, breakage and dry frizzy hair. But don’t worry; healthy hair isn’t only for a select few. Everyone can have healthy looking hair, and it isn’t that hard to achieve. With only a few simple steps, your hair will soon be touch ably soft too.

1) Take a look at your diet and water consumption. In order to have healthy hair, you must be healthy and if you are filling your body with all sorts of bad food, your hair will reflect that as well. Be sure you are eating from the four major food groups, getting enough fruits and vegetables as well as lean meats.

Water is also an essential component for good health and amazing looking hair. You may have heard the rule that you should drink at least eight, 8oz glasses of water a day, and while this is a great starting point, a better rule is to drink half your body weight in ounces every day. For example, if you want 150 pounds, you should be drinking at least 75 ounces of water everyday.

2) You also may want to consider taking supplements in order to boast your health and the health of your hair. The B-6 vitamins are a great aid in boosting healthy hair as well as folic acid, vitamin C and minerals including zinc, magnesium, sulfur and silica. A good multi-vitamin may be all you need to improve the health of your hair.

3) Be sure you always use professional hair tools on your hair. It is easy to convince yourself that you are saving yourself money by buying the cheaper hair straightener or curling iron at Wal-Mart, but you are not doing your hair any favors at all. A good hair straightener should have ceramic plates because hair irons with ceramic plates are quality heat conductors which mean that there won’t be any hot spots on your iron that could lead to burning your hair. Also, ceramic infuses the hair with moisture so you aren’t drying your hair while you style. If you really want to improve the look of your hair, choose a hair straightener with tourmaline. Tourmaline produces negative ions that infuse your hair locking in natural oils and moisture as well as sealing the cuticle causing the hair to lay flat which gives your hair a smooth and healthy look. The right hair tools will actually improve the look and health of your hair.

4)  Use the right products for your hair type. If you have colored or treated hair, be sure that you use shampoo and conditioner that provides extra moisture while not damaging the color. Likewise, if your hair is oily, there are products that will help you control that while not drying out the hair. Choose your products appropriately.

While these are only a few tips to help you achieve healthy and beautiful hair, they will get you started on looking your best and having the gorgeous and touchable hair that makes all your friends envious.

Grab Some Hair Tools and Try Something Different.

January 9, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

When you get ready in the morning, do you do the same old thing every day? Are you sick of the same hair style? We are creatures of habit and when something becomes a habit or a routine, it becomes all too easy to fall into a rut. And that is just as true for our hair styles than anything else in life. If you are used to wearing your naturally straight hair down, without doing much too it, you will likely do that everyday. Likewise, if you always pull your hair into a pony tail, it becomes all too easy to do that everyday.

Well, it’s time for a change. There is no reason that you have to do the same thing with your hair all the time. Just because you always wear your hair one way does not mean that you have to stay that way. Mix it up. Many women use the excuse that “It’s too hard to try something new.” Or, “I don’t have time in the morning to do anything different.” Those excuses don’t hold any water, because there are a lot of easy and quick ways to change things up. All you need are the right tools.

With a hair straightener, you can achieve a wide variety of new and interesting styles and it doesn’t have to take much time at all. For example, if you normally wear your hair straight, take your hair straightener and try flipping up the ends of your hair, or curling the ends under slightly to make an easy bob style. Just this one simple change, will give you a completely different look and it doesn’t take any longer than just straightening your hair would.

If you want to try something that offers a little more change, take your hair straightener and use it to create loose, waves and curls. This look is very easy to achieve and doesn’t take long at all to create a completely different look on days you want to change it up.

Of course if you have naturally curly hair, you can change it up by using a hair straightener with ceramic plates to straighten your hair. Ceramic plates are the best choice because they use far infrared heat to infuse your hair with moisture, locking in the moisture in the hair, so your hair doesn’t look frizzy or damaged. It’s quick and easy to straighten your hair if you have the right iron at your disposal.

Beautiful hair styles can also be created by using a mixture of curls and straight hair. Consider putting your hair in a half pony tail and using your hair straightener or curling iron to curl the hair that has been pulled up.

There are a lot of options available to you that don’t need to take a great deal of time. The best thing to do is to experiment and try out a number of different looks. After all, there is no reason your hair needs to look the same everyday. In fact, you may discover that you like it a lot better a different way.

Wrap Up Those Last Minute Gifts

December 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s only a week left to go before Christmas. Have you finished your shopping yet? In the frenzy of the holidays, it is so easy to forget one or two gifts, or think that you got something for that special someone, when really you forgot. Or maybe you’re one of those people who leaves all their shopping to the last minute. Whatever your shopping style is, if you find yourself in the situation of needing last minute Christmas gifts there is nothing better than giving the gift of style this holiday season by gifting quality hair styling tools.

There are so many choices when it comes to giving hair styling tools, and everywoman on your list will appreciate a quality hair styling tool. If you are stumped on what type of tool to buy, go with a hair straightener. A quality hair iron can be used for so much more than simply hair straightening. Yes, of course you will be able to create sexy, sleek styles, but you can also flip hair out or in, and even add glamorous curls. Yes. Curls with a hair iron.

A quality hair iron also acts like a hair treatment for hair. Instead of damaging hair, like cheaper hair straighteners, a quality iron that is made with ceramic plates and utilizes the power of tourmaline and far infrared heat will actually nourish the hair creating glossier, healthier looking hair than before. The tourmaline and far infrared heat infuses each hair, sealing in the natural oils and moisture to keep it looking healthy, while at the same time sealing the cuticle so that each hair lays flat on the head. So you can say good bye to those frizzy fly aways.

Another great choice for anyone on your gift list is a quality hair dryer. Because even if you have a hair dryer, everyone can use a high quality dryer that cuts their drying time in half and creates healthier hair. Who wouldn’t want that? Choose a hair dryer that uses ionic technology. Negative ions go deep into each hair to dry from the inside, out. This means that hair dries faster. Much faster. In fact, by using an ionic dryer, you can get your hair dry up to 60% faster. How’s that for a Christmas gift?  Not only are you giving an awesome dryer, but you’re also giving the gift of more time in the morning. I’m sure you know someone on your list that could use an extra cup of coffee in the morning instead of drying her hair.

If you are stuck on what to buy that special someone on your gift list, take a good look at quality hair tools, because everyone likes to look good and if you can look good with healthier hair in the process, well that’s just an extra. So wrap up a little style this Christmas and give everyone on your last minute shopping list something that they can really use – all year long.

Best Hair Straighteners for African American Hair

December 17, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are an African American, and have the notoriously difficult to style hair that is very coarse and thick, you may think that you will never be able to have straight hair, or that the only way you can achieve this style is to go through painful and long chemical hair straightening processes. But there is another way; it is possible for you too to have the sexy, sleek straight hair that you crave. All you need to do is to choose the best hair straighteners for African American hair.

Hair straighteners have come along way since the days when of metal plates, now you can get a hair straightener that will actually improve the look of your hair and you don’t have to worry about causing any damage.

The best hair straighteners for African American hair all have one thing in common. They are top quality and they utilize some of the best features that you can find in hair irons. You need to look for an iron that has ceramic plates because the ceramic plates provide a moist heat to the hair instead of a dry damaging heat. The moist heat, and far infrared that ceramic produces infuses each hair sealing in the moisture and closing the cuticle. Because each hair is affected in the straightening process, the results you get are much better and longer lasting. You will not have to worry about your style losing it’s look halfway through the day.

Another feature that you are common in all the best hair straighteners for African American hair is the addition of tourmaline. Tourmaline is a naturally occurring element that is a source of negative ions. These negative ions are the best discovery for straight hair then anything else. When the straightener passes over the hair, the negative ions infuse each hair shaft, sealing in moisture, natural oils and sealing the cuticle. The hairs lay flat against the head and have a radiant, healthy shine that you will not get with any other straighteners. Forget about the frizzy, over processed look that some African American women get when they straighten their hair. With tourmaline, this will not be a problem for you any more. You will now have beautiful, smooth and sleek hair with no need for a load of product to keep it smooth.

African American women should look for a hair straightener that has a high heat, however it is also advisable to get an iron that has a temperature adjustment on it. Typically, the thicker and coarser the hair is, the higher heat that is needed to straighten it. However, everyone has a different make up, and it’s important to consider the differences in an individual’s hair. So you may want to experiment with different temperatures before you automatically go with the highest heat setting.

There are a wide variety of hair irons out there for African American hair, and they are all gentle enough on your hair to use every day, so you can have straight hair everyday without the fuss or expense of chemical straightening procedures that can damage your hair.  

 

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.

Hair Straighteners That Don’t Damage Hair

December 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you haven’t used a hair straightener in a while, you probably have not been so lucky as to experience a quality hair straightener that will actually improve the look of your hair. Too many women who tried hair straighteners years ago were turned off by the way that they made their hair look, and have not tried them since. But you don’t need to worry. There are hair straighteners that don’t damage hair. You can have beautifully straight and sexy hair without all of the damage.

When you look for hair straighteners that don’t damage hair, you need to look for an iron that uses ceramic or titanium plates instead of glass or metal plates like some irons. The glass or metal is often painted which can chip off and tear at the hair, pulling or snagging. These cheaper hair irons will also often burn the hair because the glass and metal do not heat up evenly and can create hot spots that will burn or singe the hair as you straighten.

Ceramic and titanium plates are smooth and provide a constant heat that will not burn your hair. Ceramic actually provides a moist heat that will help your hair retain its natural moisture keeping it looking healthy. Ceramic plates are known for maintaining a constant heat, so you don’t have to worry about your hair iron heating up to an extremely high temperature that will burn your hair.

Another feature for hair straighteners that will not damage your hair is too look for an iron with tourmaline in it. Tourmaline is a natural element that generates negative ions. The negative ions infuse each individual hair and seal in the natural oils and moisture so that your hair will not dry out or get that frizzy, damaged appearance. The negative ions actually cause your hair cuticles to lay down flat on your hair so your hair looks even sleeker then it normally would. In fact, a hair straightener that contains tourmaline will actually improve the look of your hair and it is safe enough to use every day without fear of damaging your hair.

One of the newest features for hair straighteners is the addition of silver technology. Silver has long been known to be a natural antibacterial agent and now you can find it added to hair straighteners. With the addition of silver technology, the hair iron will actually kill any bacteria and germs that are on your hair, which will keep your hair looking its best and healthier than ever before.

If you are worried about a hair iron hurting your hair, stop worrying. There are so many high quality hair straighteners that don’t damage hair on the market today that there is nothing to be scared of. You can now have beautifully straight hair that has never looked healthier, shiner and smoother before, all from a hair straightener. If it’s been awhile since you have given a hair straightener a try, don’t be scared, you will be pleasantly surprised with the results.

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