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The Magic Of A Straightener

March 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Every morning when I get out of the shower, my hair is an absolute frizz-ball mess. It’s not fun having to go through the day with your hair sticking out every which way because it contains so much frizz. If you have this exact feeling every morning too then you are completely normal. The only way to help soothe some of these crazy ends in your hair is to apply some heat. When I say heat I don’t mean you should blow dry your hair. Blow drying is so bad for this cause because it just creates even more frizz for you to have to deal with in the end.

One of the easiest ways to begin your process of removing frizz is to let your hair air dry. I do this almost every time that I shower and it never fails. Some say it leaves their hair feeling snarly but if you brush it once before you get out of the shower and then pull back your bangs and let the rest of the hair hang, it dries so much faster. The less bulk you have in your hair, the easier and less time it will take.

After your hair is completely dry, you can apply your pre-straightening helper. This would be the heat protectant spray that helps prevent so much split end outcome from hair straightening everyday. Even if you don’t straighten everyday, it still helps and should be used thoroughly anytime you use a straightener. Back in the day, women didn’t have any kind of protection from their curlers or curling irons so take advantage of these kinds of sprays to keep your hair healthy.

This next step is where all the magic begins to transform your stringy, frizzy hair into a lovely and lengthened style. Turn your iron onto the according heat setting for your kind of hair and as you begin to straighten, pull the iron through the section of hair in a vertical motion. This helps prevent crease lines that show where the straightener began in your hair. As you pull it through the hair, notice the beauty it creates in your hair. The frizz seems to disappear and shine seems to stand out like never before.

It seems weird knowing that your hair can transform into a goddess style with just one pull-through of a straightener. It’s because of all the heat that your hair seems to tame itself and look more relaxed. Your last step should be to apply some kind of serum that will tame the frizz even more and also keep it from reappearing after being in humid air. Apply a dime sized amount to your hair and smooth it through to be sure and lock in the shine.

How to Choose and Use Curlers

January 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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There are a wide range of curlers and rollers available. They vary in diameter, width and length and come in heated and non-heated. The larger the roller the larger the curler, the smaller it is the tighter your curls will be.

If you have short hair then smaller curlers will work best. If your hair is long, depending on the type of curl you want, you can use any size. The large curlers will give more body and smooth, loose curls.

Taking sections of your hair, smaller sections for smaller curls, larger sections for larger curls, gently twist the section and then starting at the bottom roll the ends around the curler making sure the ends of your hair are tucked in to prevent kinks. Then roll the curlers up to the base of your scalp. Be sure not to roll too tight so you don’t cause any damage. When removing curlers unroll them in the same direction you curled them up in. This will prevent your hair from becoming tangled in the roller.

Depending on the type of roller you are using here are some tips to consider;

Heated Rollers and Steam curlers – to prevent burning your hair always make sure hair is dry before using these types of curlers. Steam curlers are the gentlest on your hair but will take a little longer as you have to wait for them to dry.

Velcro rollers – because you don’t need clips these are great for shorter styles as well as for fine hair that breaks easily. If using them on long hair you may need clips to help hold curlers in place.

Magnetic Rollers – used on wet hair these curlers will provide a longer lasting smooth curl.

Flexi-rods and Hair Twirlers – these long, thin rollers a spiral curl without the use of pins or clips.

Plastic Mesh Rollers – these curlers allow hair to dry quickly and create smooth curls.

Snap-on Rollers and Brush Rollers – although these curlers hold hair securely they can cause hair damage and therefore are not highly recommended.

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