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Myths Of Straightening

February 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

When we straighten our hair, we are looking to give it shine and elegance. The point of two heated plates is to reduce the look of a frizzy snarly mess. When we use hair straighteners, we create a look that we always want our hair to have. Straightening is great for removing the frizz and giving a shinier look. There are rumors about straightening out there, though. Some people think that by straightening hair, we will permanently damage the follicle.

Everyone has their own opinion about everything. With hair straightening, there are opinions and then there are myths that have truths behind them. So many people think that styling with two heated plates is the worst thing in the world. Yes, this process has its cautions but I’m here to set the rumors straight about what’s bad and good. First off, the most heard about myth is that fact that by straightening hair daily, the hair will be permanently ruined. The truth: if you use a significant amount of heat protectant, your hair should be fine to style each day. The high temperatures of a straightener tend to scare people but as long as you use the appropriate settings and also use a protectant, your hair should be fine. You may also want to give it a day to breathe (away from the straightener) once a week or so, just to let things relax for a day.

Another myth is the difference between a professional ceramic straightener and a store-bought ceramic straightener. Some say if you use the more expensive, professionally designed straightener, you will give your hair a little more shine and it won’t be as harsh on the follicle. This is definitely not true. The truth is, ceramic is ceramic; you can’t get more damage from one kind than another. By using a store-bought ceramic plated straightener, you are not creating a more harsh kind of heat for your hair. The temperature of the straightener matters but not the kind of ceramic material that it’s made out of.

The last and most ridiculous myth I’ve heard deals with hair color. It has been said that the damage done to your hair from a straightener has a little something to do with the color of your hair… False! How could it have anything to do with color? Just because a woman has red hair does not mean she is going to get more split ends from her flat iron than her friend with brown hair. This makes no sense whatsoever and should not be taken seriously. The factor that effects hair the most is the amount of times you straighten over one piece of hair and the temperature setting that the iron is set on.

For every myth, there is a truth behind it. No matter what anyone says about the damage affect of a hair straightener, get back to the logic of your myth before you begin questioning things and deciding whether something is right or wrong. Not everything has to be bad for your hair, as long as you use the right, efficient steps to create your luscious locks.

Titanium Hair Straighteners Vs. Ceramic

November 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A majority of women love to get themselves all dressed up for a night on the town. After a long day in the office or slaving away at home, they feel worn out and are ready to go out and just have fun. Whether that means date night or time away with the girls, one thing is for sure and that is the fact that they need a great hairstyle to show off.

Some women may need up to two hours to get themselves ready. Between make up and styling hair, it can be a pretty timely process to get “pretty.” With a titanium hair straightener, the process becomes hours easier and you won’t even realize it because of the great performance. The great features of this straightener will also make your hair look more stylish than with a ceramic straightener. Not only is time important but you want your styling tool (whatever it may be) to make your hair look freshly polished and shiny, not dry and broken.

One of the great benefits of titanium is that it is naturally enhanced with minerals to make your hair silky looking. It can be deceiving to see girls on T.V. who have perfectly shiny hair. Celebrities can make it look so easy to be glamourous for the camera, but when it comes to real life it’s not as easy. However, with the titanium hair straighteners, you can make styling be simple and quick.

Titanium can be easy to style with because it has many features that will please you each time you use it. One of the greatest things about the titanium iron is that it is made with infrared technology. This is what makes it look just like the celebrities you idolize because the purpose of infrared technology is to remove all static from your hair. This is how celebrities get their shiny, smooth look with no flyaway’s and this is how you can also do it!

Later you can consider the fact that while you are straightening your hair you are also locking in tons of moisture. This because of another kind of technology called Micro-porous technology. It is used in the straightener because its pattern of material is what creates a smooth texture. Because of the way it is made, the material on the iron glides through your hair and makes each individual strand of hair look and feel great.

Some of the greatest things in hairstyling are brought to you by the technology you use. You may not even know it but some of the technology used in your ceramic hair straightener is damaging your hair so much. When you create a mask for the moisture in your hair, like you do with a titanium straightener, you are protecting it from breakage and heat damage.

Keep your hair sealed and protected each day with a new titanium hair straightener. After the use of so much heat on your hair, you need a change for the better. With a titanium kind of material you will definitely lessen the damage done to your hair and will have healthy hair for a more extended time.

The Creation of Hair Straighteners

June 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Hair straighteners work by breaking down the hair’s hydrogen bonds found in the hair’s cortex, which cause hair to bend and become curly. Once the bonds are broken, hair is prevented from holding its original, natural form, though the hydrogen bonds can re-form if exposed to moisture.

hairstraighten-curly.jpgA females hair before and after straightening.
The hair straightener some say dates back to 1872 to a Parisian gentleman called Marcel Grateau. His early invention which were basically heat rods, were used with chemical lotions and then added to the hair to straighten it. When these methods were used there were many draw backs. People would find their hair becoming damaged and in most cases burnt. The first patented hair iron was in 1906 by Simon Monroe, he created a tool that had metal teeth and then would be combed through the hair. They seemed to work but nothing like what we have today.

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This is the actual patent from Simon Monroe, whereas to show the whole document would have taken too much space.

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This is Simon Monroe’s drawn picture of the hot combs. He filed for the patent in 1903 and it was issued in 1906.

The first “real” hair straightener design would have to be in 1909 by Issac Shero, he patented and invented the first heated hair care tools.

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This was the actual patent and plans for Issac Shero’s Hair Straightener.

The first designs were hot metal plates that were used to slide through the hair, the products were a great improvement on the early day inventions and reduced risk on damaging the hair. He then advanced his designs and introduced ones which included the ceramic straightener and electrical straighteners. He was also the first person to have adjustable heat settings and different size hair straighteners. The most common hair straightener today would be the ceramic ones with the heating elements. It was proven by the early models that using straighteners can be damaging for the hair if not used properly or too much, this still applies today and the chances of getting split ends, or brittle and broken hair is increased. Unlike in the early days there has been advancement in many of the hairstyling tools to prevent this from happening. Products such as heat protection sprays and conditioning creams will reduce the amount of damage caused by excessive use.

So you have pretty much read a lot of “inventions” in our hair blogs lately. If there is one you would like to know about feel free to let us know. Till next time, Good Luck,

Niki

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