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Plan Ahead For Great Vacation Hair

January 22, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you have a vacation planned? Maybe you’re trying to get away from your cold winter at home or you just need a break from every day life? Whatever your reason for getting away, that’s great! Everyone needs a vacation once in awhile, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t want your hair to look great while you’re away.

When it comes to packing your regular hair tools and styling supplies while you are on vacation, you might be overwhelmed and not really sure where to begin. If you are like a lot of women, you probably have a drawer full of styling tools and equipment and you may not want to take them all with you when you travel.

The first thing you need to decide is what you want your hair to look like while you are away. If you are going to an all inclusive beach club and are going to be spending most of your time by the pool or by the beach you probably don’t need to bother with straightening your hair or curling your hair everyday. I mean why spend precious vacation minutes styling your hair when it is only going to be ruined the minute you jump into the pool? So instead, leave the straightener behind and try a different technique. If you hair is naturally curly, go with it. In fact, the extra humidity of tropical locations will enhance your curls so pack some mouse or gel and scrunch them up.

If you don’t want your curls to become unruly, treat yourself to some new hair accessories and get some headbands, barrettes and pony tail holders to keep your hair off your face and looking stylish.

Of course, you may be traveling somewhere where you want to look great all the time. In that case, you will have to pack your hair tools. But maybe you don’t need to pack everything? Depending on how long you are going to be gone, it might be okay to only pack your hair straightener. In fact, your hair iron is the most versatile hair tool there is, so if you want straight hair one day, loose sexy curls the next day, and a sleek look with flirty flips on the ends, you can achieve all of that with only one hair tool.

Depending on where you are traveling and staying there may be a hair dryer available to you in your hotel room. But if you like knowing what type of hair dryer you are using, you should bring your own. A good travel dryer can save you a lot of time and energy drying your hair and will also fold down and fit in your suitcase easily.

Where ever you plan on escaping to this winter, you can look stylish and fantastic, it just requires a little bit of planning on your part. Remember, your hair should be a secondary consideration when you’re on holidays. Your primary concern should be having a great time and enjoying your time away.

Resolve To Have Style In 2009!

January 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

So it’s a new year, and if you’re like most people, you probably have a New Years resolution or two. And if you are like most people, you may have already broken those resolutions by now, the first week of January. So why not make a resolution that you can actually keep? Make the New Years resolution that you are going to pay more attention to your style and give your hair the treatment that it deserves.

Too many people take their hair for granted. Giving it a quick brush in the morning, or throwing it up in a pony tail. But your hair can be so much more, and it should be. So why not utilize your hair to its full potential and use it to really show off your style. Your hair is actually an extension of yourself, and with a little bit of care and the right hair styling tools, you will easily be able to create whatever styles reflect your personality.

The first thing you need to do is to be sure that your hair is in optimal condition. And if you’ve been neglecting your hair for awhile, you may need a little bit of work in this area. The first step would be to visit a hair stylist for a trim and a little shaping. Tell them what you are trying to achieve and a good stylist will be able to create that for you. And if you don’t know what you want to achieve with your hair, simply let them know a little bit about your personality and your lifestyle and let them take it from there.

Once your hair has been trimmed and you’re ready to go, you will need to invest in a good hair straightener. The hair straightener is the way to go if you are new to hair styling because you don’t need a full drawer of styling implements to get started. This one hair iron should do the trick.

If your hair is curly or has a natural wave, you can use the hair iron to straighten it for a complete new look. But don’t stop there. You can also use the hair straightener to create flips and tucks with the ends of your hair, giving it a bit of style and pizzazz.

If you already have straight hair, use the hair straightener to add curls and waves to your hair giving it volume. Yes, you can curl your hair with a hair straightener!

It is important however when you are choosing a hair straightener to choose one that is going to treat your hair well. Because what’s the point trying to achieve beautiful styles when you’re just causing damage to your hair? And if you don’t pick the right hair straightener, that’s exactly what you will be doing. Look for a hair iron with tourmaline. Tourmaline works by infusing your hair with negative ions that actually seal the hair cuticle locking in natural oils and moisture so your hair looks and feels healthier and shiner than ever before.

You should also look for a ceramic plate hair straighter, or a titanium plate hair straighter because these plate types are the best for your hair providing you with the proper heat distribution, without snagging or pulling your hair.

So this year, make a New Years resolution that you will actually keep and invest some time and effort into your own personal style.

GHD vs. Karmin Titanium

December 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

So you’re choosing a new hair straightener and trying to decide between some of the top brands? It can be hard to make a final decision, but once you have it narrowed down, you’ve done the hard part. Some of the top brands that you may have to choose from are GHD vs. Karmin Titanium. These are two of the best selling hair straighteners on the market today and both have a great deal of excellent features.

The GHD hair irons are widely used by stylists and celebrities to create the sexy sleek styles that you see on the red carpet. GHD is known as being one of the first hair irons to utilize ceramic technology. Using ceramic in their plates allows the iron to heat up very quickly and maintain a constant temperature which means that you will not burn your hair, or get hot spots that make it difficult to style your hair.

They have refined their ceramic technology even further which means that a GHD hair iron will lock in your hair’s natural moisture, protecting color and sealing in hair oils that will make your hair look healthy and shiny.

The new redesigned barrel has a uniquely curved barrel so you can easily use your GHD hair iron to create a variety of hair styles including flips, twists and curls and still be able to straighten it easily and beautifully.

The GHD hair straightener has new and improved circuitry which helps the iron maintain it’s temperature, heating up to it’s maximum temperature every millisecond which means that you are ensured the temperature will be constant from your scalp to the tips of your hair. A built in microprocessor regulates the temperature in the plates five times a second to ensure it stays constant.

When you’re comparing the GHD vs. Karmin Titanium, you will find that while the GHD hair iron has a great deal of features, so does the Karmin Titanium. The Karmin hair iron uses titanium plates that are as smooth as glass, but as tough as steel. This iron utilizes negative ions and infrared heat which penetrates each hair and locks in the natural oils, keeping your hair looking silky and shiny after styling. The infrared heat removes static, so you can say goodbye to frizzy, fly away hair.

Because the Karmin Titanium hair iron uses ion field technology, each negative ion infuses the hair for a deep, long lasting straightness that you cannot find with other hair irons. So not only will your hair be straight, but it will straighten quickly and stay that way. You don’t have to worry about your hair becoming frizzy, or damaged looking.

The Karmin Titanium iron is easy to style with, so you can create curls, flips, flicks and of course straight styles all with one iron.

It can be extremely hard when you are choosing between a GHD vs. Karmin Titanium hair irons; however both irons are exceptional products that will give you the beautiful results that you are looking for with your hair.

How to Create a Variety of Styles with your Flat Iron

November 11, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

How many people do you know that have a hair straightener but aren’t getting the full use out of it? You might be one of them. It’s okay, you can admit it. Most people who have a hair straightener use it for one thing only – straightening their hair. And sure, that’s what the tool was designed for sure. But there is so much more that you can do with your tool that if you are only using it to make your hair straight, you are wasting the potential of your tool.

 

The first thing you need to do is start using your imagination. Sure, straight hair is nice, but just like anything else, it can get boring if that’s all you do every day. Mix it up a bit. You can use your hair iron to add fun flips to your hair, and it’s really easy to do.

 

The first thing you should do is straighten your hair as you normally would if it’s quite curly. Once you have a good base style, you can start adding to it. Section your hair using clips to keep the rest of the hair out of the way. Start with a small section and run the iron down to the ends. To get your hair to flip out, twist the hair iron up. To achieve a hair under style, like a bob – twist the iron under and the ends will curl under.

 

Continue along your head, flipping your hair out or in as you desire. Do each section one at a time, do not try to do thick pieces of hair or you may get frustrated with the results. If you want to mix up the style a bit, you can actually mix up the flips that you do. Try to do the bottom layer of hair by flipping the ends under, while you do the top layer by flipping the hair out. This creates another fun style to try out. By only flipping out or in the ends of your hair you can create a few more fun styles than the same old straight look.

 

Another fun style to try with your hair iron is loose sexy curls. Again, you must start by sectioning your hair into manageable pieces. Depending on how much curl you want, you can start close to the root of your hair, or half way down. This is a matter of personal preference and may take some experimenting to decide what you like the best. Take the section that you are starting with and clamp the iron down at the top of your head (or halfway down depending on where you are starting). Twist the iron around the hair 180 degrees, pulling the iron down as you twist.

 

You can control the tightness of the curl by how fast you pull the iron down the hair. The faster you pull down, the looser the curl will be. If you go slowly the curl will be tighter. Also, if you use larger sections the result will be looser curls versus small, tighter curls by using small sections.

 

The style choices are limitless by using your hair iron for different styles. The key is to experiment a little bit and have fun. Use your imagination and you won’t have boring hair styles anymore.

Getting Flips In The Tips of Your Straight Hair

October 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

You do not have to make your hair totally flat when you are using a hair straightening iron on you hair. You can create a look that is fairly flat but with either a flip on the ends of your hair that either flips up or flips under. To get this great look you do not have to use a straightening iron and a curling iron separately you can get the complete look with your hair straightening iron making it simple and fast to create.

To get the flip in the ends of your hair simply use your hair iron as usual working from the roots to the tips of your hair. This will create the smooth flat hair on the upper part of your hair do but when you get to within two inches of the ends of your hair you will need to create a slight curl in the ends. Depending on whether you want the ends to flip out or flip under will depend on which way you curl but once you decide wrap the last couple of inches of your hair in the flat iron and give a small twist to create the flip. This is a fun look that is simple to create and will look great for most any occasion.

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