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The Kind Of Ponytail Holders To Use

June 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There are myths that say when you put your hair in a ponytail, you can damage your hair. If you ever notice your hair to be more frizzy than normal, it means you have split ends. Those split ends could be caused by the overuse of a ponytail holder. There are many kinds of holders and depending on the kind you use, your damage can vary. This means the myths are true but it depends on the material of your ponytail.

When we wear our hair in a ponytail to work out or clean around the house every once in a while, it’s fine on your hair. The scary damage comes when you repeatedly wear your hair in a ponytail (high or low do). Especially with a ponytail made out of something other than cloth. There are a few different kinds of material that ponytail holders can be made out of but some are more damaging than others.

You know how some people tighten their ponytail by grabbing two sections of hair in the pony and tugging in opposite directions? That’s the thing that causes most damage. A cloth material around a ponytail can’t do much damage because it has the fibers to softly rub against your hair without tearing your hair to shreds. Even when you tighten your pony it won’t create as many split ends as other materials would.

Some people decide to wear a different kind of ponytail with a holder made out of a rubber material. There are many kinds of ponytail holders available now that claim to keep your hair in place so you don’t have to worry about your hair falling out during a run. Although this may be true, the rubber material still pulls at your hair because it sticks to the strands rather than rubbing swiftly against like cloth. With so much pull on your hair with one little rubber band, these kinds of pony tail holders could create just as much damage as a hair straightener.

So even if you’re worried about your hair falling out during a run, your best choice may be a cloth covered ponytail holder for your bun or pony. Try using a holder that won’t overstretch and maybe even use a few bobby pins to keep it all secure. Although it may be more work, it will cause less damage in the long run and you’ll be thanking your ponytail holder.

How to Curl Your Hair with a Hair Straightener

April 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Personally, I love the way my hair straightener curls my hair. I find that when using a professional flat iron versus a regular curling iron I get longer lasting curls. Curling your hair with your hair straightener may sound strange, however it is extremely simple, fast and gives great looking curls.

There are a couple ways to curl your hair with a hair straightener, either way start with clean dry hair. For the best results use a 1 inch Professional Hair Straightener, as well as blow dry your hair straight with a paddle brush or round brush first. Always use a heat protectant before using heated styling tools.

The different methods also produce different looking curls so try playing around with the different methods to see which curl you like best and/or what method works best for your hair type.

Method 1 – Scissor Curl

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This method is my favourite, it’s quick and easy and is also a great way to add waves and volume to your hair. I use this method to add waves like the pictures above by following the steps below except instead of starting close to my roots I start about half way down my hair and by pulling my hair in different directions while rotating the iron.

1. Section your hair by layers from bottom to top and secure with hair clips.

2. Taking 1 -2 inch sections at a time clamp the hair iron at the top of the section staying about 1 inch away from your scalp.

3. Twist the iron around 180 degrees and pull the iron down the section of hair while continuing to twist the iron around. The faster you pull the iron down the looser the curl, the slower the tighter the curl will be.

Method 2 – Twist & Pull

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This method of curling creates more of a spiral like curl on your hair. Again, the faster you go the looser the curl, the slower the tighter.

1. Same as Step 1 above.

2. Take a 1 – 2 inch section of hair and hold it at the ends.

3. Place your iron over the section about 1 inch away from the roots and wrap your hair around the bottom plate.

4. Clamp plates together and glide your flat iron down towards the ends of hair while rotating the iron outwards. Keep rotating your iron while gliding it down the section until your hair comes out from between the plates.

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