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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.

Solving Your Hair Straightening Problems

April 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Some women read on the internet just how easy using a hair straightener is and how simple it is to run the plates down your hair to create those smooth straight hairstyles that are so popular now on the red carpet and the runway. But for some no matter how hard they try with their hair iron their hair just does not come out looking good when they use the straightener on their hair. Some immediately blame the iron for the problem, and in some cases for those using cheap drugstore models, than that is probably the case. While for others who are using quality hair irons the answer is more likely to be in how they are going about straightening those locks.

Luckily just as there are plenty of web pages that talk about how easy to use flat irons are there are also those that talk about flat irons problems and solutions. These pages will help with things like what to do when the straightness comes out of your hair before your day is over, why your hair may be either excessively oily or excessively dry when you are using an iron, and so much more. Hair irons are very effective at straightening hair with a little practice and know how.

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.

Chi Hair Dryers

October 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Chi hair tools are some of the best hair styling tools on the market and none of their tools stand out more than their professional hair dryers. These dryers are not only designed to be the best available for drying hair but also the best for getting the job done easily with the hairstylist in mind. These dryers are so easy to handle a stylist can easily manage one for hours a day. Try saying that about the cheap drugstore models that many women use at home. Also Chi hair dryers are so much quieter than any other dryer making it easier on the ears of the stylists who uses the dryer for hours a day.

Shopping For A Ceramic Hair Straightener

October 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Shopping for a hair straightener can be very confusing; the only thing most girls know for certain is that they want a ceramic hair straightener. Many hair irons tout all sorts of additional features such as titanium and tourmaline and these features really only add to the confusion on what to look for in a quality iron. For the most part getting your hair straightener from a salon supply store will get you a professional hair iron that will work better than anything that you can get at any drugstore. One quick way to get the iron you need is to ask around and talk to other women to see which irons they have used and how they feel those irons work for them.

What To Look For In A Professional Hair Dryer

October 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you purchase your hair styling tools at a drugstore than you are really missing out on the benefits of having quality hair tools that get the job done effectively and with the best results possible. Professional hair dryers have a higher wattage, which will mean faster drying times even for the thickest fullest hair. These dryers will also have variable speed and temperature settings as well as cool shot buttons for the best drying for your hair and for that final locking in of your style so to speak. Of course the largest benefit to these dryers is the durability you will get from one since they are designed to be used often and always perform their best.

Getting The Hair Iron That Is Best For Your Hair

October 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Every woman knows that if you were not lucky enough to be born with that straight luxurious hair that is such a hot look that you can get it anyway by using a hair straightening iron. Of course it is not as simple as grabbing a hair iron and using it on your hair to remove the curl. To get an effective job that will not damage your hair you need to get a quality professional straightener that is the right one for your hair type.

The first thing you need to look at when purchasing the best hair straighteners for you’re your hair is the materials the iron is made from. Irons made with ceramic, tourmaline, and titanium will not damage your hair as those cheap drugstore irons will do as these materials are scientifically proven to take better care of your hair while you straighten.

You will also need to look at the size of the plates you will be using to flatten your hair. Hair irons with smaller plates are best for short or thin hair while the models with larger plates are best for thick and extremely curly hair

Chi Hair Irons To Straighten Your Hair

October 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are looking for a simple yet sleek looking hair iron to use on your hair to remove that curl and get the hottest looks in straight hair than you should consider the in demand chi irons that so many professionals use. These hair irons are not only some of the best hair straighteners available and the sleek design makes them easy to use without tiring out your arm. Though they are a little more costly than the drugstore hair straighteners that are available these hair irons are worth so much more with the way the straighten your hair.

Getting That Salon Hairstyle At Home

October 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women wonder why they just cannot make their hair look as good as the salon does when they style it. Of course many of these women are trying to use inferior hair styling tools to recreate the look the salon achieved and this just will not work since a good part of the success in styling hair is quality professional style tools. Professional blow dryers are one major key to getting good-looking hair. Having your hair blown out properly is a big step toward many of the top hairstyles that women want. These dryers will leave your hair healthy and ready to be styled better than any drugstore blow dryer can do.

Choosing the Curling Iron that Works for You

October 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to our hair, women all too often want what we don’t have. Lucky for us there are excellent tools available to help us achieve exactly what we crave. One of the most popular hair styling tools available is the curling iron. Curling irons are popular with women of all ages because you can achieve all types of styles and they are fairly simple to use.

A curling iron should be a staple of every woman’s hair care tool box. So when it comes to choosing a curling iron you will want to carefully consider your options and weigh the pros and cons of each one. After all, when it comes to style you want the best tool for the job and for your hair. Take a look at the following considerations when it comes to choosing an iron for you.

1) Price. Obviously the price of the curling iron is going to be a factor to consider before you purchase. And the price can range from drugstore cheapies around $10 to very high end irons which go for over $100. Remember however that price should not be the only consideration. Like with most things, you get what you pay for with a curling iron so be sure to balance the price point with the other features before you make your decision.

2) How much are you going to use the curling iron? This seems like a simple question; however it’s a very valid point. You may not want to break the bank if you’re only going to curl your hair for special occasions. Likewise, if you are professional stylist and plan on using your curling iron every day, you are going to need an iron that will stand up to repeated use and has a warranty.

3) Size does matter. What type of curl are you trying to create? Is there a particular style that you are hoping to achieve? The size of the curling iron barrel determines the tightness of the curl. If you want loose sexy waves, a bigger barrel- around 2” is probably what you are looking for. If you are trying to create ringlets or tight spiral curls, you will want a much smaller barrel – around ¾”.

Also the length of your hair will largely determine what size of curling iron barrel you choose. If you have long hair, it can handle a larger barrel size but using a 2” barrel on short hair just wouldn’t make sense. 1” barrels are probably the most common size for a curling iron, and are good for most lengths of hair.

4) Heat it up. Pay attention to the heat settings on curling irons. Some of the cheaper models will only have one setting, while others will have an adjustment. Look for a model where you can adjust the heat settings. This is important because not all hair was created equally. If you have thick or coarse hair you will likely need an iron that can be heated to a higher temperature of 180 to 200 degrees. However, if you have thin or damaged hair, a cooler temperature of 150 degrees will be all you need. An iron is useless if it burns your hair, or doesn’t get hot enough to create a curl.

5) Material madness. One of the most important features of a curling iron is what it is made of. The two most common types of curling iron materials are metal and ceramic. Metal curling irons are generally the cheaper of the three however they will often burn or damage hair if you use it every day and they may come with fewer features. A Ceramic curling iron is a better choice for protecting your hair and keeping it looking good. They are more expensive, however if you plan on using your curling iron frequently, these are definitely the curling irons to choose. They will maintain a constant even heat and will keep your hair looking smooth and healthy while styled.

With so many different things to consider, choosing a curling iron can seem like a big task. But don’t let it overwhelm you. Simply weigh all of the factors, until you determine what is most important for you and your hair.

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