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Save The Hassle, Choose a Professional Hair Iron

January 14, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

I recently had someone tell me that they had decided to invest in a hair straightener upon which I replied, “That’s great, they’re very versatile tools. What kind have you decided on?” My friend went on to tell me that she had decided to go with a brand that is being advertised on television lately and is available at Wal-Mart. She didn’t see any point spending more money than she had to if she could get a good hair straightener at Wal-Mart.

As I explained to my friend, there are a few things wrong with this theory. The first thing is, you should not base your decision on buying a hair straightener completely on money. If price is an important consideration, which it probably is, there are a number of high quality hair irons for affordable prices. However, you cannot put a price tag on the health of your hair. If you save money on the hair tool but then proceed to damage your hair, you are definitely not doing yourself any favors. Not only will you need to spend more money on treatments to restore the health of your hair, but you have just bought a hair tool that does more damage than good, and that is like throwing money in the garbage.

Instead of throwing your money away, take a good look at professional hair straighteners and make the right decision the first time. “But I’m only using it at home; I don’t need a professional quality hair straightener.” My friend insisted to which I asked her. “Isn’t your hair just as valuable as anyone who comes in to have their hair styled professionally?” Of course the answer is yes. Why shouldn’t you have a professional hair iron? Your hair deserves the best, and the only way to achieve straight hair without damaging it, is to use a professional hair straightener.

Once I had my friend convinced that she deserved a professional grade hair iron, she was confused about what type to buy. There are a few major things that you need to look for in a hair iron. The first is the plate type. Ceramic plates are known in the industry as the best plate choice. This is because ceramic is an excellent conductor of heat and will heat the plates up quickly without any hot spots to burn your hair. Also, ceramic plates infuse your hair with moisture to lock in shine. Titanium is also a good plate choice as it is very smooth and lightweight; also if you tend to be clumsy, you don’t have to worry about breaking these plates.

You should also look for a hair straighter with tourmaline which emits negative ions that infuse each hair, locking in the natural moisture and natural oils of the hair and seals the cuticle so that hair lays flat against the scalp. Your hair will look and feel better than ever with tourmaline.

Other features on a hair straightener are nice too, such as nano silver technology which kills germs and bacteria on the hair, leaving your hair healthy. As well as things like an adjustable setting, swivel cord and automatic shut off.

When you are ready to purchase a hair straightener, make the investment in a quality iron from the very beginning and save yourself a lot of damage and money in the long run by choosing a professional hair straightener.

Stopping Static Electricity With Ceramic & Tourmaline

November 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Since we are well into fall and quickly approaching winter static electricity in your hair is probably increasing making it harder to keep your locks under control and looking their best. The dryer air and cooler temps encourage static electricity and makes styling your hair difficult. If you use professional hair styling tools with ceramic or titanium plates or barrels static electricity is less of a hassle for you. These tools such as ceramic straightening irons and titanium curling irons are proven to reduce static electricity so you will experience less of this nuisance and have better looking hairstyles.

Straightening Your Hair At Home

October 17, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Women can either get straight hair by using chemical straighteners or by using a hair straightening iron to remove those curls. Of course nobody really likes to bombard their hair with lots of chemicals and to do this anyway you would have to go to the salon and spend lots of money for the straightening treatment. Professional straightening irons are now available for home hair straightening so that you can get salon quality looks at home but without the hassle of going to the salon and without using those harsh chemicals that will damage your hair.

Do They Make the Cut? The Case for Quality Shears

October 7, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Most people go to a hair salon to get their hair cut or styled. But there are a few that like to do it themselves, or maybe just do the occasional bang trim or split end clean up without the hassle of a trip to the salon. If you even occasionally cut your own hair, trim your bangs or maybe take the scissors to your child’s hair – you should really invest in a pair of good quality hair scissors.

But my kitchen scissors do the job just fine. Why should I buy scissors just to cut hair?

The easy answer to this question is – why shouldn’t you? What do you use your kitchen scissors for? If you’re like most people, you probably use them for cutting wrapping paper, opening plastic bags and packages, and maybe even cutting plants. Do you really think that those will be the sharpest, best scissors for the job of hair cutting? No.

When it comes to your hair, you deserve to treat it right. After all, your hair and your appearance is one of the first things that people notice about you and if you present yourself to the world with shaggy, damaged hair that looks like it’s just been chopped with a pair of kitchen shears, what does that say about you?

Quality hair shears sport extremely sharp blades that give you precise, clean cut that won’t leave your hair looking damaged. Just using a pair of poor quality scissors once can give you split ends, tear your hair and give you an uneven cut, so even if you plan on only occasionally cutting your hair, you should invest in a pair of hair scissors so you no longer need to share with the kitchen drawer.

So what should you look for when it comes to quality scissors? Well, obviously price is an indication of a good pair of scissors, but it doesn’t have to be the only factor. If you only need hair shears for occasional use, you don’t need to break the bank. What you should look for is a sharp set of blades. An accurate cut depends on perfectly sharp blades. Generally for occasional trims, you won’t need any fancy blades such as beveled or convex blades; straight blades should be just fine.

You will want a comfortable handle and grip. This is especially important if you’re a lefty. There are specific hair shears designed for left handed people, so be sure that you find a pair that works for you. You aren’t doing yourself any favors if you cannot properly hold the tool. Thumb grips are largely a personal choice; many are removable and can be changed out.

Quality hair shears range in price anywhere from $60 to over $500, but you don’t have to go all out with your first pair. Starting with student shears is a great way to get a feel for what you need in a pair of scissors for a less expensive price. Also, if you are only using them occasionally – you likely don’t need the top of the line. However, remember not to sacrifice quality, even for occasional use. A quality pair of scissors will give you an even, precise cut without damaging your hair. Also, they will be comfortable and extremely durable. Quality is important, because your hair is worth more than the same pair of dirty scissors that you keep in your junk drawer!

Getting Straight Hair With Hair Irons

July 14, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Not every girl is born with the sleek, straight hair that is so fashionable right now, in fact very few are. Plus completely curly hair can be a hassle to deal with every morning especially when the humidity is high and the curls are at their worst. A hair straightening iron can be one of the most used pieces of hair styling equipment you could ever purchase for yourself. These handy hair irons can be used for more than straightening hair, they are also great for creating a more polished look for hair that is already relatively straight as well as for adding curl to hair when you want some extra waves. These irons are truly a girl’s secret weapon for great hair styles!

Top 7 Reasons Every Woman Needs a Professional Hair Straightener

February 4, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

As women we all want a perfect hair day everyday and we want it to be quick and easy to achieve too. Well, we can have our cake and eat it too with the right tool. A hair straightener can be a girl’s best friend if she knows all of the benefits to owning and using one.

So why should you own a hair straightener? Let me count thy ways…

1. You can curl and flip, add waves, use it for sophisticated up-do or casual everyday styles.

2. Forget frizz! Weather your hair is curly or straight you can still suffer from frizzy hair. A hair straightener works to seal the hairs cuticle and rid of frizz leaving your hair smooth.

3. You can add shine and have healthier looking hair with a hair iron as well. In much the same way you rid of the frizz, sealing the cuticle will give the appearance of smoother softer strands and add shine.

4. Turn up the volume! Adding volume to any length of hair with a flat iron is simple.

5. Save Money! If you own a good hair straightener you will no longer need all of those styling creams, anti frizz serums, gels and so on. All you will really need is a styling cream, spray or lotion to protect hair from heat styling and a good hair spray which is handy to set your completed style.

6. Save more money! Since you can create curls, waves and add volume with a flat iron what other tools other than a hair dryer will you really need?

7. With some practice a hair straightener quickly becomes a fast and easy way to achieve different styles day in and day out. You can have great looking hair everyday without the hassle and the time some other styling methods can take.

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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.

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