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You Ask – What Type of Hair Straighteners do Professionals use?

February 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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After speaking with a few professional Hair Stylists about what makes a great hair straightener I found I got many repeat answers. What it comes to down to is features and the quality of the hair iron.

A quality hair iron was definitely the biggest ‘must have’. After all stylists are depending on there styling tools to last through hours of use and provide nothing but the best results for their customers.

A quality flat iron will most likely have the desired features as well. These features include;

  • adjustable heat temperature
  • a swivel cord to prevent tangling
  • true ceramic or titanium plates
  • flash quick heating

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Japanese Hair Straightening

January 9, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Japanese Hair straightening, also known as Thermal Reconditioning, is a hair treatment which uses heat to restructure the hair making it straight and free of kinks and curl. Now, like with any type of permanent hair treatment there are benefits as well as drawbacks. So if you are undecided take a look at the charts below to help determine if Japanese Hair Straightening is for you.

Benefits

  • Long lasting results – from 4-9 months
  • Leaves hair silky smooth, shiny and straight
  • Reduces Frizz

Drawbacks

  • Expensive – you are looking at anywhere from approx $350 – $1500. This depends on a few factors such as; the Salon, length of hair, time it takes to apply the treatment.
  • Upkeep/more cost – touch ups about every 4-6 months depending on how quickly your hair grows, your hair type and tightness of curl. It is highly recommended that you use specifically designed after care products.
  • Time Consuming – Again, depending on the length, type and curl of your hair it can take anywhere from 3+ hours.

So it really depends from person to person on weather or not this treatment is for you. Some may rather stick to using there hair straightner and enjoy the benefits of being able to go curly or straight and with out the hassle of on going cost and touch ups. However Japanese hair straightening is a great option for those who find a hair iron just doesn’t work on their hair type or is too time consuming.

Who Invented the Hair Straightner

January 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

In the past few years the Hair Straightener has become one of the most popular hair styling tools which is used all over the world by professional stylists as well as non professionals, both men and women, to quickly achieve silky, straight hair in minutes with out the use of chemicals.

Famously known for the Marcel Wave, Marcel Grateau invented the heated tongs which would curl and wave hair, also known as the curling iron. In 1872 Marcel used heated metal rods to straighten the hair, and thus the Straightener was born.

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Also known as a flat iron or hair iron the hair straightener has come a long way since 1872. With a huge variety of flat irons on the market today and more added every year there are many to chose from, all with various features.

Before Using a Hair Straightener

December 18, 2007 by · Leave a Comment 

When using a Hair Straightener there are some tips you should follow to keep your hair healthy and in it’s best condition.

Before using your Hair Straightener Iron always make sure your hair is clean as dirt or oily hair with any build up from left over product can cause major damage when it gets heated up from your flat iron.

It is always best to use a product that is meant to protect your hair from heat styling such as blow dryers, curlers, curling irons and of course hair straighteners. There is a wide range of products available so finding that suits your hair type and the style you are wanting to achieve is simple.

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