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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.

The Life Of A Straight Girl

March 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

People often ask me what my natural hair looks like. Recently, I have been lazy about styling my hair each day and just have had no time to do anything besides shower and let it hang the whole day. Of course it dries as the day goes on but so many people ask if I straighten my hair after it dries because it looks pin straight, draping down my shoulders. The truth is, I probably have the straightest hair known to mankind. Having naturally straight hair does have its perks at times but it definitely is not as fun as having wavy hair.

When I wake up in the morning and begin styling my hair, I realize how straight my hair already is and instantly, I know that my routine will not take as long as most girls my age. Since my hair is so naturally straight, I can cut about twenty minutes off of  my “getting ready for the day” time each morning. I either let it go for the day, only running a brush through the ends or I throw it up in a ponytail. This is a benefit of having straight hair because it allows me to focus on eating a bigger breakfast, doing my makeup better, or picking out a prettier outfit. But there are some cons to having straight hair too.

Each time that I look in my hair in the mirror, I am reminded how dull and boring it is. I wish that somedays it would hold a little bounce in the roots. I can barely even tease my hair because it’s so thin and fine and straight. Thicker, curlier hair tends to hold volume much easier. It’s also not fun having straight hair because you can’t really mix up your style each day. It gets boring wearing my hair straight day after day while other girls can scrunch their hair with gel some days and show off their natural waves.

I do use hair straighteners, but not as often as most people my age. This could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it. It saves me some time and damage to my ends but it also limits what else I can do to style my hair each morning, especially if I don’t have time to do something fun like curl it to be bouncy. There may be others in the world with the same problem that I have, but I must say, my hair has got to be one of the straightest out there.

Goodbye To Wet Head With An Ionic Hair Dryer

January 28, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Recently I had a discussion about blow drying with a friend of mine. We live in a cold climate where if you went outside in the winter, would be a sure fire way to create a head full of icicles and invite pneumonia into your life. My girlfriend asked me how I always managed to have my hair styled in the morning and have it looking so good. She was stunned when I told her that simply blow dried my hair every morning just as I always did. This was her response, “But if you use a hair dryer every day, you’ll wreak your hair!” She was shocked that I did this; I was equally as shocked that she didn’t.

Instead of drying her hair everyday, she reserved her hair dryer for only a few days a week and the rest of the time let her hair air dry which meant she had to wash her hair at night. While I think that air drying your hair is a great way to go on a Saturday, or if you just want to have a laid back day, it doesn’t seem like the best way to go when you need to present a polished image at the office, and letting your hair air dry is equally as ludicrous when it’s -30 outside. So what’s a girl to do?

I’ll tell you what I told my friend. I don’t worry about damaging my hair by drying it everyday because I use an ionic hair dryer. What is that? Well, I’ll tell you; this is not your $10 cheapy hair dryer that you can buy at the drugstore. I believe that my hair deserves to be treated well, and so do I. An ionic dryer uses ionic technology to dry your hair which means that negative ions are infused into each hair. Negative ions work on the hair by drying it from the inside- out, so your hair dries much faster. This isn’t only better for your hair, because it’s being exposed to the heat for a shorter time, but it also completes the drying process much faster so you’re out of the bathroom with perfectly styled hair in a fraction of the time.

Choosing a hair dryer that utilizes ceramic components is also a great idea. Ceramic heat is a moist heat which means that the moist ceramic heat works on the hair, creating soft, shiny and more manageable hair. So not only is your hair dry, but it looks amazing too.

A hair dryer such as the Karmin Turbo Ionic Professional hair dryer is the perfect example of a hair dryer that can accomplish all of these things for your hair.

No longer do you need to worry about damaging your hair by drying it everyday. You can use a hair dryer confident that your hair will be dry, and perfectly styled while being healthy all at the same time. So don’t think about going out with a wet head in the winter, leave your house looking great everyday with an ionic hair dryer.

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.

What the Pros Use

December 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When you walk into the hair salon, all of the hair stylists have their stations set up with the various tools of the trade, and cords running everywhere. But what hair tools do they have on those stations. No one usually gives it much thought, you simply sit in the chair, let your stylist get down to business and leave with a beautiful head of hair. But there are many things at work to get your hair looking that beautiful; not least of all are the tools that your stylist uses to create those stunning hair styles.

Taking a closer look at what is on those hair stations you will find a wide range of products, but there is one thing that every single hair stylist’s station has in common. They all use high quality hair tools. And you should expect nothing less from a hair stylist. If you walk into a salon and see a low quality metal plate hair straightener, run out of there fast!

So what does a hair stylist look for in a quality hair tool? That’s an excellent question, because obviously you want what the professionals use so you too can have stunning hair at home. Let’s start with the hair dryer. Hair stylists are usually in a hurry, they have a lot of clients to see and they need each one looking their best – quickly.

An ionic hair dryer is usually the dryer of choice because of the use of negative ions. Negative ions penetrate the hair shaft and dry the hair from the inside out, instead of the outside – in, like other hair dryers. The result is that hair dries quicker which means that stylists can move on to the next phase of styling faster and as an added bonus, your hair is exposed to the heat for a much shorter period, which means you won’t experience damage.

When it comes to hair straighteners, this is probably one of the most popular tools for most stylists right now so they need a high quality tool that will stand up to repetitive use and provide the best shine and finish to each clients hair.

The number one thing that stylists look for in a hair straightener is ceramic plates. Because many stylists leave their irons on for long periods, the ceramic plates will hold the heat, keeping the temperature consistent for the entire period. You don’t have to worry about the plates cooling off, or getting hot spots.

Another popular feature in hair straighteners right now is the use of silver or Nanosilver technology in the plates. This fairly new technology utilizes the power of natural antibacterial elements which actually fight the bacteria and germs that can collect on your hair straightener and your hair. This is perfect for a salon environment where tools are being used on multiple people.

Tourmaline is also a very popular feature for hair straighteners because the tourmaline infuses each hair, closing the cuticle and making the hair look shiny, healthy and beautiful. Which is ultimately what the hair stylist wants for each client.

So now that you know what the pros are using, what’s stopping you from enjoying the same benefits for your hair at home?

The Benefits of Hair Straighteners with Tourmaline

October 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It you have been paying any attention to the latest news and development with hair styling tools you will have heard the term –tourmaline. Tourmaline is the latest in styling developments and hair straighteners with tourmaline have become the latest and greatest tool to have in your arsenal.

 

What exactly is tourmaline? Tourmaline is a mineral that occurs naturally in the environment. In its natural state, tourmaline is a beautiful crystal formation that is quite striking. The great thing about tourmaline is that it is a natural source of negative ions and when it becomes heated it reacts by emitting those negatively charged ions.

 

So why is tourmaline used in hair straighteners? That’s a great question. Because tourmaline is a source of negatively charged ions it emits those negative ions when it’s heated. Because a hair straightener is a source of heat, there are a great deal of negative ions emitted. Those negative ions are extremely beneficial to the hair because they actually enter the hair shaft and smooth hair down.

 

Negative ions are responsible for creating healthy, beautiful and shiny hair. The negative ions affect your hair by keeping it straight longer, and by smoothing the hair shaft the hair looks not only straight, but healthy and shiny as well. So you don’t have to worry about that over processed, frizzy look that some hair straighteners give you.

 

The other great thing about tourmaline is that it dries and straightens your hair faster. Because of the concentration of negatively charged ions, the hair is straightened much faster which means less time in the styling chair which ultimately means your hair will be exposed to heat and styling tools for much shorter periods of time. Another great reason why a tourmaline flat iron is a great idea! If you don’t have to expose your hair to styling tools for long periods, it will stay healthier longer.

 

Hair straighteners with tourmaline are definitely the latest and greatest in hair styling technology and for good reason. If you are in the market for a hair iron that will straighten your hair while keeping it looking healthy and beautiful, you must check out an iron with tourmaline in it.

Ionic Technology For The Best Hair Dryers

October 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

There are so many hair dryers on the shelf when you go to purchase your new one it can be confusing which one is really worth the money and which one just blows hot air that will dry out and damage your hair. To find the best hair dryer available that will do the job well and leave your hair luxurious looking for models, which use ionic technology. These ionic hair dryers do not blow hot air that dries out the water drops and your hair. They use negative ions to break down the water molecules to remove them from your hair with no drying out properties, which will harm your hair.

Give It To Me Straight! Do I Need a Hair Iron?

October 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Do I really need a hair straightener? I mean, what do I really need one for?

These are common questions for those who have never experienced the benefits of a hair straightener. In fact, I heard these exact comments from a friend the other day who was simply not convinced that investing in a hair straightener was worthwhile. If you are struggling with the same questions, I’ll tell you the same things that I told her.

When it comes to looking your best, a hair straightener is one of the most efficient tools that you can have. Hair straightening irons are not only for the ladies with extremely curly hair that want a straight look. Not at all! This particular friend of mine has hair that is definitely not curly, but it does have a natural wave in it. Most of the time it looks a little messy because it’s neither straight nor curly.

 

Unless you were born with perfectly straight hair, a hair straightening iron is essential for achieving a beautiful sleek look. If you have hair like my friend’s, an iron will smooth out any kinks, or puffy spots to give you amazingly straight, gorgeous hair.

But what if I have extremely naturally curly hair? Will a hair straightener be able to tame my curls?

Absolutely! Many ladies with very naturally curly hair became discouraged with early models of hair straighteners because they simply weren’t strong enough, to straighten out their curls. They would have to go over and over their hair, damaging it in the process in order to get the look they wanted. Not anymore! Technology has changed and now there are a number of hair straighteners on the market that will tackle even the tightest curls and not only straighten the hair, but leave it looking healthy and amazing instead of damaged and frizzy.

When you’re looking for a straightener, choose one with titanium or ceramic plates and for even more effective straightening power, look for tourmaline technology which actually dries the hair from the inside out and produces a negative ion charge that closes the hair shaft, sealing in moisture to make it look and feel extremely healthy. No more frizzies!

But wearing my hair straight everyday might get boring. Is there anything else a hair straightener is good for?

Of course! Most women like to change up their style every once in a while, and you need a tool that will allow you to be versatile. A hair straightening iron can be that tool for you. You may think just by the name straightener that the only thing a hair iron is good for is straightening your hair. However, you can also create flips in your hair and even curls and waves all with the same tool. With a little practice, you create many different looks all with the same tool.

Well I have straight hair already, so I don’t need a hair straightener.

I beg to differ. Besides creating different styles with one tool, even if you have naturally straight hair, a straightener is still a very beneficial tool. The new technology that utilizes tourmaline which is a naturally occurring mineral actually helps to make your hair healthier. Tourmaline responds to heat by becoming electrically charged and emitting negatively charged ions. These negative ions smooth your hair, by closing the hair shaft. Eliminating breakage, split ends and dry frizzy looking hair. Your hair will look healthier than ever before!

It doesn’t matter what your hair type is, you can benefit from the investment in a quality hair straightener and achieve beautiful, healthy looking hair!

Choosing The Best Shampoo

September 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women choose their shampoo based primarily on smell, and for your hair this may not always be the best option for you. Many shampoos tend to have alcohol, which dries hair out, and when this is coupled with too much styling heat and too many washings it will augment the condition more. When buying your shampoo or other hair care products always read the label and avoid products that contain alcohol in the ingredients. Once you confirm the shampoo is alcohol free than decide if you like the scent or not and want to buy that particular brand.

The Right Blow Dryer for Reducing Hair Damage

July 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Some women falsely believe the hotter the hair dryer the faster it will dry their hair and the better it will be for it. This is actually far from the truth. The heat it not what really effectively dries your hair, though it will dry it out and promote split ends. The power behind the air itself is what you really want drying your hair, and ionic hair dryers are the dryers of choice for many professionals. These hair dryers will quickly and effectively dry your hair without leaving it frizzy and dry from damage caused by too much heat.

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