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Four Simple Tips to Healthy Hair

January 12, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever looked at a friend or coworker and wondered how they got such healthy looking hair? No matter what you seem to do to your hair, you can’t get it to look as luscious, soft and healthy. It can be frustrating if you think you are doing all of the right things to treat your hair well only to suffer from continual split ends, breakage and dry frizzy hair. But don’t worry; healthy hair isn’t only for a select few. Everyone can have healthy looking hair, and it isn’t that hard to achieve. With only a few simple steps, your hair will soon be touch ably soft too.

1) Take a look at your diet and water consumption. In order to have healthy hair, you must be healthy and if you are filling your body with all sorts of bad food, your hair will reflect that as well. Be sure you are eating from the four major food groups, getting enough fruits and vegetables as well as lean meats.

Water is also an essential component for good health and amazing looking hair. You may have heard the rule that you should drink at least eight, 8oz glasses of water a day, and while this is a great starting point, a better rule is to drink half your body weight in ounces every day. For example, if you want 150 pounds, you should be drinking at least 75 ounces of water everyday.

2) You also may want to consider taking supplements in order to boast your health and the health of your hair. The B-6 vitamins are a great aid in boosting healthy hair as well as folic acid, vitamin C and minerals including zinc, magnesium, sulfur and silica. A good multi-vitamin may be all you need to improve the health of your hair.

3) Be sure you always use professional hair tools on your hair. It is easy to convince yourself that you are saving yourself money by buying the cheaper hair straightener or curling iron at Wal-Mart, but you are not doing your hair any favors at all. A good hair straightener should have ceramic plates because hair irons with ceramic plates are quality heat conductors which mean that there won’t be any hot spots on your iron that could lead to burning your hair. Also, ceramic infuses the hair with moisture so you aren’t drying your hair while you style. If you really want to improve the look of your hair, choose a hair straightener with tourmaline. Tourmaline produces negative ions that infuse your hair locking in natural oils and moisture as well as sealing the cuticle causing the hair to lay flat which gives your hair a smooth and healthy look. The right hair tools will actually improve the look and health of your hair.

4)  Use the right products for your hair type. If you have colored or treated hair, be sure that you use shampoo and conditioner that provides extra moisture while not damaging the color. Likewise, if your hair is oily, there are products that will help you control that while not drying out the hair. Choose your products appropriately.

While these are only a few tips to help you achieve healthy and beautiful hair, they will get you started on looking your best and having the gorgeous and touchable hair that makes all your friends envious.

Say Goodbye to Bad Hair Days

November 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you have dry frizzy hair that has been over styled by chemicals, colors, hair dryers, curling irons and blow dryers? It can be very frustrating to have dry, damaged hair and not be able to style it because you don’t want to damage it further. Flipping through magazines, looking at the models with beautiful, soft, healthy hair, it’s easy to feel envious of their beautiful locks. But you would think that professional models who get their hair styled so frequently would suffer from damaged hair as well. So why does their hair look so amazing when yours looks fried?

 

Even if you have over styled and damaged hair, you can achieve the beautiful locks like those models in the magazines. The thing that they are doing differently than you is using quality hair styling tools and products. Take a good look at your equipment. Are you using top quality styling products and tools? No? Well it’s time you did. By investing a little bit in some quality items you will be able to style your hair every day without fear of damage.

 

Look for tools that use ceramic as a material because the smooth ceramic on a curling iron and a hair straightener provide an even heat which means you don’t need to be concerned about hot spots and burning your hair. The ceramic also allows your hair to slide smoothly over the tool which means it won’t snag or pull causing your hair to rip.

 

Another thing to look for is a tool with tourmaline in it. Tourmaline is a naturally occurring element that emits negative ions. Negative ions enter your hair shaft, actually drying it from the inside –out which means that your hair will dry faster and does not need as much exposure to the heat that can cause damage. Another benefit of tourmaline is that the negative ions will close the hair shaft locking in the hairs natural moisture. Allowing your hair to retain its natural oils help it look and feel healthier. Your hair will be bouncy, shiny and soft.

 

Tourmaline blow dryers are very effective at drying your hair in a fraction of the time as a regular blow dryer making them a great investment. Because if you can dry your hair in a fraction of the time, you are not only protecting your hair, but you’re saving yourself time every day. And who couldn’t use some extra time every day?

 

You will also want to invest in a quality thermal protectant for styling. These sprays allow you to apply a gentle mist on your hair that gives it extra protection from the heat of the styling tools. It also gives your hair a shiny finish as well. After straightening your hair, apply a smoothing balm that will smooth out any frizzes or dry pieces that are sticking up.

 

You may find it hard to believe, but you can actually help your hair to look healthier and more beautiful than it ever has just by using the right tools for the job. Invest in some quality tools and your hair will be healthier and bouncer than ever before and you can say good bye to any more bad hair days.

Why Tourmaline? The Real Deal on Hair Straighteners with Tourmaline.

October 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Technology is always advancing in all areas, and the same is true for the hair care industry. It seems like every day there is a new advancement made when it comes to styling your hair. One of the latest breakthroughs is with hair straighteners that utilize the power of tourmaline.

 

The first question that most of you will ask is, What is tourmaline? Well, tourmaline is a naturally occurring mineral that can be found in nature. It is a crystal silicate mineral that has been compounded with other minerals such as aluminum, potassium, iron, magnesium, sodium or lithium in order to create tourmaline. In its natural state, it is quite a striking looking gemstone.

 

So why is tourmaline suddenly being used in hair straighteners? That’s simple. Tourmaline is the only natural mineral that has been found that is such a strong source of negative ions. It’s also the only mineral that has been found to hold an electric charge permanently. Beyond that, there have been some studies that show that tourmaline is an effect tool against stress and strain, which will actually help to relax you.

 

What does that mean for my hair? This is an excellent question. When tourmaline particles are added to the plates of a hair straightener millions of negative ions are created which in turn creates far-infrared heat. Far-infrared heat actually dries the hair from the inside out instead of the outside-in which means that your hair becomes styled more quickly, with less contact with the hair iron. If your hair isn’t in contact with the iron as long, that means less damage over all.

 

But that’s not all, tourmaline actually smoothes the hair down, sealing the cuticle of the hair. When the cuticle is sealed, your hair lies flat giving it a shiny healthy appearance. No more, dry frizzy hair when you use a flat iron with tourmaline. Tourmaline actually improves the texture of your hair. What other flat iron can do that?

 

Many people believe that flat irons can be damaging to your hair and that you should only use them once in awhile. But with a tourmaline hair straightener, you are free to use your hair styling tools every day and not have to worry about causing any damage to your hair while you’re styling. Most tourmaline hair irons also utilize ceramic plates which means you get the added benefit of having a super smooth plate surface.

 

The ceramic plates coupled with the power of tourmaline give you hair the healthy shine and beautiful straight look all without any damage to your hair. And because tourmaline heats up so quickly, you can achieve these styles in a fraction of the time of regular straighteners, which means less time getting ready every day and less chance that your hair will be damaged by styling heat.

 

The benefits of hair straighteners with tourmaline are clear. They are absolutely the most effective and beneficial hair straighteners on the market today. You will pay a little bit more for a hair iron that uses tourmaline, but the results will speak for themselves. It’s an investment well worth the extra price. Once you use a hair straightener with tourmaline you will never go back to use anything else!

Take Your Hat Off! Hair Straighteners for Dry, Damaged Hair

October 14, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Dry, damaged, frizzy hair! It can be the curse of over styling and using too many products and hair styling tools. Some people also naturally have dry frizzy hair, and try as they might, they can’t seem to tame it. What do these poor women do? In the past they may have hid their hair under hats claiming a “bad hair day” or pulled it back in a pony tail in an effort to tame it. But no longer do you have to hide from your hair. Even if you have dry, frizzy or damaged hair, you can use a hair straightener to help tame your locks.

 

That’s right, there are now options for you if your hair is damaged but you still desperately want the sleek groomed style that a hair straightener can provide. Many of you may not believe me because you have been trained to stay away from hair styling products when your hair is in this condition. But I promise you, there are hair styling tools you can use. In fact, the best hair straightener for dry frizzy hair is also the best flat iron for damaged hair. It’s a relatively new straightener to the market – a tourmaline hair straightener.

 

You may have heard some of the hype surrounding the new tourmaline hair straighteners, and it’s not just hype. These truly are amazing hair tools that can be used for all types of hair, even if you’re suffering damage. These hair irons utilize titanium plates that are absolutely superior when it comes to straightening hair. Titanium is an extremely smooth element, so it will not pinch, pull or tug on hair like other plate types.

 

Titanium also has the ability to heat up extremely fast and to hold a temperature constant so you do not have to worry about burning your hair. With a temperature adjustment, you can turn down the heat which will go further to protect damaged or processed hair. But the real innovation is with the addition of tourmaline which is a naturally occurring mineral that actually responds to heat by becoming electrically charged with negative ions. These negative ions work to close the hair cuticle which allows the hair to lay flat keeping it protected and making it look shiny and healthy at the same time.

 

Tourmaline technology also allows you to style your hair in half the time as regular hair straighteners which means there is much less time with the hair iron actually touching the hair which reduces the likelihood that any further damage will occur to the hair. This is because it produces far infrared heat that dries the hair from the inside out, instead of the outside in like other hair straighteners.

 

Not only are you able to use a hair straightener if you have dry, damaged and frizzy hair, but your hair will actually benefit from the use of a tourmaline hair straightener. So what are you waiting for? Take that hat off and treat your hair to some beautiful styling today with the best new hair straighteners for your hair type.

Getting A Salon Quality Blow Out

July 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women blame their dry frizzy hair on their shampoo or even the weather, and sometimes these things do play a role in bad hair days. Another often-overlooked culprit of bad hair can be the styling tools you use. Using a cheap drugstore blow dryer can really dry out your hair quickly and this will create a base which is almost impossible to style. There is a reason why a salon quality blow out can make your hair seem so much more healthy and vibrant. Of course professional hair dryers do cost more than the typical drugstore models, but in the end you get what you pay for in performance.

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