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A Style For Each Day

July 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sometimes I get so bored with the same hairstyle every day of the week. I see girls wearing ponytails every single day and others who straighten their hair every day too. To me that’s just boring and I need to mix it up every once in a while. That’s why I came up with a few new styles for me (and you) to sport for each day of the week. You see this kind of stuff in magazines in the hair section but these will be easy to achieve I can promise and they won’t have a billion steps that are hard to follow.

A typical hairstyle of so many people is to just straighten your hair and let it fall past your shoulders. This works every once in a while but when you want to dress your style up a bit more or maybe not as much, you can go with an easy-fixin’ style. Just know that you don’t have to wear your hair in these styles in the exact order every week; change up the order in which you wear each style.

On a Monday you might want to start the week with a great style for a great impression. This day, you could straighten your hair to show off the length. Make sure you use your heat protectant spray. I’m sure we’ve all used a hair straightener before though so style how you love to with your iron.

Tuesday can be your fun day with a flirty side pony. I tend to tie my hair back into a side ponytail and then choose pieces from the tail to curl-this way they look fresh and not smashed like they would if you’d curl before tying it all back. You can even add some fun with your bangs by pinning them back or leaving them down curled to add extra flirt.

Wednesday is hump day which means you might need a break from your technical styling. To do so, it’s as easy as showering and leaving your hair with a damp look. Each time I sport this style, it saves me about ten minutes because I just put a little product in my damp hair to give a natural wave look. Sometimes I pull my bangs back for a more put-together look or leave them down.

Thursday to me is a fancy day again so I like to go with the Snooki-inspired poof. You can curl or straighten your hair for this style but if you’re in a time crunch I recommend you straighten to make things easier. I like to curl my hair (you can use any method of curling that you like) because it can hide split ends that may be visible if I straighten. Next I make sure my part is far to the side and I backcomb the crown of my hair. Grab as much hair as you would like and pin it back behind your head about in the middle.

Friday is fun day! I love these days because I tend to go with any freestyle kind of hair ‘do that I feel like. If you’re feeling creative, don’t be afraid to try out a new style that you thought of on your own! My favorite style to do on Friday’s is to reuse my curls from Thursday and sport a spunky high ponytail to reflect the spunkiness that Friday’s represent.

These are some of the easiest styles you can ever do with your hair and don’t take much time either. The weekends are yours to come up with creative styles or reuse any of the styles from the week. Just always remember to use plenty of protectant spray if you’re going to use your hair straightener and always be cautious if you’re going to tease the hair also.

Dyeing Dangers

June 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

I recently wrote a blog about Katy Perry’s hairstyles that make her who she is. Katy Perry is so famous in todays industry because of her brave attitude to come out each day as who she is and be herself. I briefly talked about the styles that Katy sports because she inspires many girls to stay true to who they are and express themselves. Although she does a great job at expressing her own attitude and personality, there are a few precautions she should take when she styles her hair. I’d like to take a moment to talk specifically about the colors that appear in her hair. Hair dye can actually be quite a danger to your hair if you’re not careful.

When girls want to look just like their favorite celebrities, the measures they go to can be surprising. Today, there are girls out there who will dye their hair blue just to be like a certain superstar in the magazines. If they’re not careful with their dyeing techniques, a huge toll could be taken on their hair.

The reason stars like Katy Perry have a new hair color each time you see them on TV is because they can afford expensive wigs that look like real hair. Whether those wigs are blue, black, yellow, or pink, they look so real and when fans see them they want to look just like that. However, we can’t really afford the thousand-dollar wigs that celebrities can so we go for the next best thing: hair dye.

It looks so cool to walk around with blue streaks in your hair or to just have pure pink hair but have you ever wondered how much damage it could cause? Well the truth is, if you aren’t careful when you dye your hair, you could damage your hair worse than you would if you straightened it every day for the rest of your life. It’s kind of a wakeup call when you find out that hair dye can be more dangerous than a hair straightener, isn’t it?

The reason it’s more harmful is because of the process it takes to properly dye your hair. If you do it by yourself, you could seriously damage your hair because you don’t know what you’re doing. The color will probably not show up the way you want it if you don’t have a hairdresser help you. The funny thing about dyeing your hair is that most of the time you have to bleach the area that you plan on dyeing. For brunettes especially this is hard because it’s a long process to bleach your head of hair to be white and then go to a completely different color like pink or blue. It’s difficult not to damage your hair by completely bleaching it.

After so many times of repeating this process, your hair could be dry to the bone and frizzy with no shine or volume. That’s why it’s so important to dye hair the right way or just not do it at all. Realize that some trends are cute for movie stars or singers but you can still express yourself in the way you dress or act. Be smart with your hairdressing decisions.

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 ┬ámy “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.

Titanium Hair Straighteners Vs. Ceramic

November 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A majority of women love to get themselves all dressed up for a night on the town. After a long day in the office or slaving away at home, they feel worn out and are ready to go out and just have fun. Whether that means date night or time away with the girls, one thing is for sure and that is the fact that they need a great hairstyle to show off.

Some women may need up to two hours to get themselves ready. Between make up and styling hair, it can be a pretty timely process to get “pretty.” With a titanium hair straightener, the process becomes hours easier and you won’t even realize it because of the great performance. The great features of this straightener will also make your hair look more stylish than with a ceramic straightener. Not only is time important but you want your styling tool (whatever it may be) to make your hair look freshly polished and shiny, not dry and broken.

One of the great benefits of titanium is that it is naturally enhanced with minerals to make your hair silky looking. It can be deceiving to see girls on T.V. who have perfectly shiny hair. Celebrities can make it look so easy to be glamourous for the camera, but when it comes to real life it’s not as easy. However, with the titanium hair straighteners, you can make styling be simple and quick.

Titanium can be easy to style with because it has many features that will please you each time you use it. One of the greatest things about the titanium iron is that it is made with infrared technology. This is what makes it look just like the celebrities you idolize because the purpose of infrared technology is to remove all static from your hair. This is how celebrities get their shiny, smooth look with no flyaway’s and this is how you can also do it!

Later you can consider the fact that while you are straightening your hair you are also locking in tons of moisture. This because of another kind of technology called Micro-porous technology. It is used in the straightener because its pattern of material is what creates a smooth texture. Because of the way it is made, the material on the iron glides through your hair and makes each individual strand of hair look and feel great.

Some of the greatest things in hairstyling are brought to you by the technology you use. You may not even know it but some of the technology used in your ceramic hair straightener is damaging your hair so much. When you create a mask for the moisture in your hair, like you do with a titanium straightener, you are protecting it from breakage and heat damage.

Keep your hair sealed and protected each day with a new titanium hair straightener. After the use of so much heat on your hair, you need a change for the better. With a titanium kind of material you will definitely lessen the damage done to your hair and will have healthy hair for a more extended time.

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.

Using Sharp Scissors To Cut Off Split Ends

September 24, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Any woman who has ever got split ends in their hair no just how frustrating they can be. Split ends are caused by many things but of course excess heat, loss of moisture, and of course too many harsh styling products are just some of the factors that come into play to create split ends in a girls hair. For the most part it is fairly easy to avoid split ends by avoiding the things, which cause them, but sometimes they occur anyway.

Of course the only way to get rid of split ends is to cut them off and this must be done with very sharp scissors. Cutting your hair with anything other than very sharp scissors will not fix the problem, as it will not smoothly cut the hair leaving a good clean edge. This means that using a scissors from a quality company such as Kamisori is the absolute best hair scissors to get a clean cut. Kamisori scissors use high quality materials that keep a sharp clean edge better as well as they are better balanced and will perform better making it easier to cut the hair properly. Get your hair healthy by starting with a good clean cut on the ends of the hair.

Hair Dryer Choices

August 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Girls today have a much wider selection on hair dryers than our mothers and other women had just a few short years ago. Old hair dryers that were available back then were essentially a coil that heated up when an electrical current was passed through it. This was then blown over the hair to dry it out, and dry it out it did, quite literally. These dryers were notorious for causing split ends, frizz, and other hair problems that made a girls tresses just not as good looking as they should have been. Sadly many drugstore hair dryers are the same now as they were then, so if possible avoid these dryers if you can.

Modern hair dryers utilize the knowledge that negative ions enrich hair and help it retain its own natural moisture. These come in either ceramic or ionic hair dryers and a few of these even add in the extra touch of tourmaline for even more negative ion infusion into hair for the absolute best blow dry that will leave your hair healthy if not healthier than before you used them. These dryers may cost a little more, but in the long run they are well worth the expense.

Avoiding Hair Damage

August 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Summer can be very hard on a girls hair so now that fall is approaching maybe you should consider steps to reverse the damage caused by the suns rays this summer on your tresses. One big step you can make toward healthier hair is a healthier blow dryer for your hair. Professional blow dryers actually not only keep from damaging your hair but models such as a tourmaline blow dryer will infuse negative ions into your locks to help them retain their own natural moisture. Your hairs own natural oils can do way more toward having a healthy shiny head of hair than any styling products available on the market.

Testing Your Hair Iron Temperature Setting

August 25, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many girls hear about how curling irons and hair straighteners can scorch their hair if the temperature is set too high. Of course the big question for many is what temperature is too high? An easy way to find out if your hair styling iron is set too high is to use some slightly moistened tissue paper in the iron for a few seconds. If the paper gets scorched then turn down the heat on your iron and try again. Of course some hair types can take higher temps such as thicker hair while others like fine hair need lower temps. But the tissue paper test will get you in the ballpark so that you do not damage your locks experimenting with settings on your own hair.

Big Curls For Your Long Hair

August 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Big curls can be sleek and sexy for a night out on the town with the girls or with that special someone. A 1 inch curling iron is perfect for creating these larger bouncy curls that can give your hair great volume and life. To get these gorgeous curls it is best to add some spritz to a small section than curl it for about five seconds with the curling iron then spray again for a final hold to help the curls last all night long even if your are actively dancing or enjoying life.

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