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Does Repeated Styling Tool Use Damage Your Hair?

March 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Women always hear conflicting reports on just how much damage can be done to their hair with the hair tools they use to get the latest styles. In some cases it sounds like your hair will fall out if you use a hair iron daily while in others they make it seem you are actually helping your hair by using one of these professional hair tools. It can be confusing and make it hard to understand what is best for your hair.

The truth is that actually both are true and the one variable that controls the outcome is the user of the styling tool. Of course poorly made hair irons that have exposed metal are never good for your hair but with well made quality tools such as Chi flat irons you can actually help your hair and not do any damage. The results you will get with these professional hair irons will be up to the user. If the user uses the hair iron on wet hair or too high a temperature setting of course damage will occur to the hair. But with proper use irons that utilize ionic technology and other advanced materials can actually help your hair look its best and be healthier.

Getting Great Cuts For Thick Hair

January 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Women who have thin hair look at those with thick tresses and wish they had hair like that, but those with that really thick hair sometimes struggle to get good looks with so much hair to work with. To those with thin hair it may sound amazing but too much hair can actually be hard to style and weigh itself down so you do not look your best.

Of course for women who have this problem the solution is very simple and that it thinning. For these women a pair of hair thinning shears in the hands of a skilled stylist can mean getting the easy to manage looks that will have them appearing their absolute best. Thinning shears are specially designed to remove only some of the hair with each cut to do exactly as the name applies, to thin the hair out. This means there will be less hair weighing down the style that will result in more volume even though that sounds like it should be totally opposite. A good thinning can make the style of women with really thick hair pop so that it can looks its best and a stylist with thinning shears can make this happen for a great look.

Taking Your Time To Straighten Your Hair

January 18, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Women who have had their hair straightened by a stylist think they could never get their hair to look as good as it does when they leave the salon. The one thing these women forget is the only things the stylist has they do not is a professional styling tool and experience. These are both things that you can get to do your hair at home for salon quality straight hair for a fraction of the cost, and without an appointment.

 

There are plenty of professional styling tools available including ceramic flat irons that can be purchased over the internet or at fine hair beauty supply shops. These are the same tools used by the professionals so that you have the exact same tools to get the job done just as they do.

The only other piece that a professional stylist has is experience and the only way to get this yourself is to just keep trying your hair iron on your hair and seeing what kind of looks you can get. One key thing to remember is that the stylist takes her time on each head of hair that she does and never rushes the job. Taking the time to glide the hair iron slowly and smoothly over each small section of hair is a large part of the success to getting great looking straight hair.

How To Get That Curly Hair You Want

October 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

To get curl into otherwise straight hair women have a couple of choices to go with depending on how often they want the look and whether or not they want to subject their hair to chemicals. Curls can be achieved through hair curling irons or via a permanent done at the salon. Perms as they are called will remain in your hair until it grows and the curl is cut from the ends of the hair and involve a long process using chemicals to add these curls. This is good if you want curls for a very long time and do not want to change your look too often.

The other alternative is to get the curl into your hair using a hot curling iron every time you wash and style your hair. Some women feel that this way is more time consuming than the perm and not the best option while others like the freedom this allows. Since the curls are not permanent you can change the degree in which you curl your hair each day or choose not to curl it all and go straight once in awhile. Really one way of curling your hair is not better than the other it is just a matter of personal preference on what you prefer.

Curling That Thin Straight Hair

October 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Women with curly hair tend to be envious of those with straight hair and vice versa, but both forget that when you have one you want the other and it can be hard for some to get that look that they want. For those with that straight hair luxurious curls are the goal and if your hair is thin then getting those curls in and getting them to stay can be difficult. By using a professional ceramic curling irons and some spritz you can coax that lifeless hair into having more body and bounce with just a little practice.

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.

The Benefits of Hair Straighteners with Tourmaline

September 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to our hair, women tend to want what they don’t naturally have. If you have curly hair, you want it to be straight. The good news is that straight hair is easier than ever to achieve with tourmaline hair straighteners which means you no longer need to go to drastic measures to achieve that straight hair that you crave.

Years ago, women used to actually iron their hair with a clothing iron to create the flat look they were trying to achieve. Sure, they accomplished their goal – after all, they did get straight hair. But at what price? The intense heat from a clothing iron caused their hair to break, dry out and become severely damaged. Not to mention the severe discomfort of putting your head on an ironing board! Technology has come along way since then with the introduction of hair straighteners, but up until just recently dry, brittle hair was the result of most hair straighteners.

Should you have to sacrifice the health of your hair just to achieve the style that you want? No way. And you don’t have to anymore. There is a naturally occurring mineral that is gathering a lot of attention when it comes to creating beautiful hair styles safely, quickly and effectively. Tourmaline. With the introduction of hair straighteners that utilize tourmaline, you will be able to achieve your desired style that is healthier and shiner than ever before and you no longer will have to worry about the damaging effects of using a hair iron everyday. Tourmaline works differently than regular hair straighteners that simply rely on high heat to flatten the hair.

So what is tourmaline exactly? It’s actually a naturally occurring mineral that reacts to heat by becoming electrically charged which results in a production of negatively charged ions being emitted. So what does this mean to you? Well, we know that you need high heat to straighten hair, and when tourmaline is exposed to heat it generates an abundance of negatively charged ions. Those negatively charged ions actually close the hair cuticle as the iron passes over them which means that they can lay flat looking shiny and healthy. They also seal in the hair’s natural moisture and eliminate static which means that you won’t ever have the frizzy look that other irons can give you. Instead your hair will look shinier, healthier and smoother than ever before.

Tourmaline also produces far-infrared that can penetrate the hair shaft and actually dry the hair from the inside out instead of the outside- in which results in a far gentler and safer approach to straightening hair which means that your hair is exposed to far less damage.

Everyone is short on time these days, which is another reason why hair irons with tourmaline are becoming popular. It takes less heat, and less time to create the style that you’re after which means less time in the stylists chair and less time in front of the mirror in the morning. An iron such as the Karmin Titanium utilizes titanium which is another naturally occurring element, to give you a durable yet light weight iron that when combined with tourmaline creates healthy shiny hair that is free from frizz and damage which means that you achieve the style you desire with healthier hydrated and beautiful hair.

Using Professional Hair Irons on Curly Hair

August 25, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Women with very thick curly hair who try and use cheap drugstore hair straighteners usually end up discouraged and feel that these irons are a waste of money. In reality if they had first gave slightly more expensive professional hair straighteners a try then they would have had much better results and would have enjoyed the experience so much more. Professional hair irons heat up quicker and more evenly making them more effective at actually straightening very curly thick hair. Don’t just use a cheap iron and get discouraged by its ineffectiveness instead ask your stylist to try hers on your hair and then buy that same model for your home use. It may cost a little more, but it will be a better hair iron that will style your hair more effectively than those cheap drugstore models.

Styling Bleached or Highlighted Hair

August 25, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Women who have highlighted or even hair bleached blonde need to consider more than most the hair styling tools they use on their hair each and every day. Due to the fact that whenever you lighten hair this way you are already essentially frying it then consideration needs to be made about any additional heat you apply to your locks. Straightening or curling your hair can result in more damage if you are not careful in the process. Try to use only professional quality styling tools, which help hair retain its moisture such as ionic curling irons. This will help your hair better handle the coloring and styling you are putting it through.

Negative Ions & Your Hair

August 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Science has proven that negative ions infused into hair will help it retain its own natural moisture, and this will result in healthier hair. Women do so much to their hair with excess washing, styling, and dyeing to continually try and look their best. It is so nice to know that by investing just a little bit in a ionic hair dryer the negative ions from the dryer can help your hair stay healthy despite the constant styling. These blow dryers will not dry out your hair and not only will it be healthier and more luxuriant; it will also be less susceptible to damaging split ends.

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