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Things To Avoid When Straightening

January 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

It’s morning and also that time for you to get yourself dressed up for the day. You begin with straightening your hair and prepare the locks while you warm up your straightener. As you’re warming it up, you think about all the things that could cause your hair to go bad when straightening. How do you know if something is necessarily bad or good for your hair, though? You will now solve all your problems with one little guide.

Along with things to remember, there are also a few things you must avoid when you straighten your hair. Let’s begin with the texture of your hair. What should it look like before and after you begin styling with your hair straightener? Before you start your hair may look wavy or curly or maybe it just has some frizz that needs smoothed over quickly. However, it should never look or feel wet when you style your hair. Always make sure your hair is completely dry or your chances of damaging the ends will possibly double.

Avoiding extreme temperatures is also a good idea when styling. Although your hair may be extremely curly and frizzy, you could damage it by applying too much heat to the ends. Some straighteners allow up to 400 degrees of heat that comes into contact with your hair when you straighten it. This may be able to help you straighten your stubborn curls and waves a little easier, but beware! If you don’t use plenty of precaution such as heat protectant spray, you are more likely to get damaged hair with split ends.

The three main areas to observe is texture, heat exposure, and last but not least time. Watch the amount of time you spend straightening each day. This doesn’t just mean how much time you spend overall on your head of hair, it also means you should pay attention to how many times you run over a single section of hair. This almost goes along with the idea of heat exposure because you may spend too much time straightening one section and this could bring too much heat to that area and cause split ends.

This guide can provide help to you the next time you begin to straighten your hair. Whenever you think you’re damaging your hair too much, you could be so take precautions. Take a look through these “don’ts” and you’ll tie everything together in order to provide your hair with silk and shine for life.

A Tool That May Help With Updo’s

January 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Winter time is the best time for formal events. Long and sleek dresses, beautiful diamond jewelry, and don’t forget the big hair. Most women stick with lustrous updo’s for formal events, which can require lots and lots of pins and hairspray. Some stylists even use curlers to give hair volume and bounce. What some people don’t know, though, is that a hair straightener can even help put things together when styling your hair in an updo.

Although it won’t help give much volume, you can use a hair straightener as a tool to help weave through your strands and get the perfect silky start before you perform an updo with your hair. Some straighteners are great for this because they remove some frizz and smooth over curls that may be winding through your hair. The best part about using a straightener to start, however, is that it gives your hair a fresh look that will last all through the night. Most women who have a shorter length of bangs use a flat iron to style after their hair is already in the updo, to give the hair a classier look. If a straightener can do that on bangs, imagine the kind of work it can perform on longer strands of hair!

To begin, spritz a root lifter and a small amount of heat protectant spray. You won’t need too much of the heat protectant spray because you won’t be using your straightener to completely go over your whole head of hair. The key to this process is to remember, you aren’t straightening all of your hair, you’re only going over a few areas to give a good polished look before beginning an updo. After spraying the product into your hair, you may want to finger through and find pieces that need to be straightened. Whether they look dry or curly, your best bet is to run the straightener through so your updo won’t look sloppy. The goal is to create a sexy hairstyle, not a bird’s nest on top of your head.

To get the best look in your strands, run your straightener through the hair at a diagonal angle. Most women press the plates through their hair at a horizontal angle, which will create a dented look in the hair. The dents may not be quite as evident in an updo since all of the hair will be pressed back, but it’s still a good idea to get a smoother look. As you begin straightening more and more, you may notice that other pieces of hair look sloppy compared the newly straightened pieces. This isn’t a big deal, as the straightened pieces will cover up the not so straight strands in the end. You may run through the others but it won’t make too much of a difference in the final look.

After you have used the straightener enough and have smoothed through the hair for elegance, you may begin to pin it back into your updo. As some clients of stylists have noticed, pieces that hang out of the updo look a bit flirtier if they are curly. However, since it is the season for sexy and sleek styled dresses, your hair should match your formal outfit by being just as soft and smooth as the dress you wear. The final look of an updo looks very polished and professional when it is straight.

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.

End Those Split End Nightmares

January 17, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

For women who have very long hair or those trying to grow out their locks split ends is a nightmare they hope will not come true. The only way to get rid of those split ends and have a healthy vibrant looking head of hair is to get them cut off. So avoiding split ends means being able to avoid hair cuts you do not really want to have.

One of the biggest causes for split ends in hair is excess heat and the damage that can come from your hair losing its own natural moisture. For women this means that you need to choose your hair styling tools carefully and use them as they are made to be used in order to ward off the potential for split ends occurring in your hair.

Choosing hair tools wisely means using professional hair tools that are designed with the latest technology to be gentle on your hair while they do their job. These hair tools use science to keep your hair naturally moist by finding other ways than pure heat to dry and style your hair. With ionic technology and high tech materials you can get the best for your hair and avoid split ends in the process.

What the Pros Use

December 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When you walk into the hair salon, all of the hair stylists have their stations set up with the various tools of the trade, and cords running everywhere. But what hair tools do they have on those stations. No one usually gives it much thought, you simply sit in the chair, let your stylist get down to business and leave with a beautiful head of hair. But there are many things at work to get your hair looking that beautiful; not least of all are the tools that your stylist uses to create those stunning hair styles.

Taking a closer look at what is on those hair stations you will find a wide range of products, but there is one thing that every single hair stylist’s station has in common. They all use high quality hair tools. And you should expect nothing less from a hair stylist. If you walk into a salon and see a low quality metal plate hair straightener, run out of there fast!

So what does a hair stylist look for in a quality hair tool? That’s an excellent question, because obviously you want what the professionals use so you too can have stunning hair at home. Let’s start with the hair dryer. Hair stylists are usually in a hurry, they have a lot of clients to see and they need each one looking their best – quickly.

An ionic hair dryer is usually the dryer of choice because of the use of negative ions. Negative ions penetrate the hair shaft and dry the hair from the inside out, instead of the outside – in, like other hair dryers. The result is that hair dries quicker which means that stylists can move on to the next phase of styling faster and as an added bonus, your hair is exposed to the heat for a much shorter period, which means you won’t experience damage.

When it comes to hair straighteners, this is probably one of the most popular tools for most stylists right now so they need a high quality tool that will stand up to repetitive use and provide the best shine and finish to each clients hair.

The number one thing that stylists look for in a hair straightener is ceramic plates. Because many stylists leave their irons on for long periods, the ceramic plates will hold the heat, keeping the temperature consistent for the entire period. You don’t have to worry about the plates cooling off, or getting hot spots.

Another popular feature in hair straighteners right now is the use of silver or Nanosilver technology in the plates. This fairly new technology utilizes the power of natural antibacterial elements which actually fight the bacteria and germs that can collect on your hair straightener and your hair. This is perfect for a salon environment where tools are being used on multiple people.

Tourmaline is also a very popular feature for hair straighteners because the tourmaline infuses each hair, closing the cuticle and making the hair look shiny, healthy and beautiful. Which is ultimately what the hair stylist wants for each client.

So now that you know what the pros are using, what’s stopping you from enjoying the same benefits for your hair at home?

Getting Runway Fabulous Hair

August 29, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Every girl sees the silky, shiny perfect hair on the fashion runways and dream of having hair like that, but give up hope since they do not have a top hairstylist at their disposal. There is hope for a girl who wants to take a little initiative to get this look because mere mortals like you and me can do it. A large part of this look is volume, and this can be achieved by using a large barrel curling iron and a volumizer product. If you want the hair to be straight yet still full after you add the body with the curling iron use a hair styling iron to straighten just the tips.

Of course the basis for your hairstyle should be a healthy head of hair so use professional hair products which are less harsh on the hair and rinse out better leaving your hair clean and ready to be styled. For the hair styling tools used to create the body and for straightening out the ends always use professional hair styling tools that are designed to infuse negative ions that will help your hair retain its own natural moisture and be healthy shiny and vibrant.

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.

Hair Straightening Tips

August 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you want sleek straight hair there is more to it than just running a hair straightening iron over your locks to remove the frizz or curl. It is always best to start with a clean head of hair to straighten. Hair that is dirty or excessively oily will not straighten out as well as hair that is thoroughly clean. Once you clean your hair ensure that your hair is dried out completely and by combing your hair with a soft brush while you dry will encourage the straightening process while you are still blow drying your hair.

Using A Hair Straightener To Get Out Frizz

August 17, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When many women think or hair straightening irons that are strictly thinking of getting curl out of the hair of those with naturally curly locks. These tools are also invaluable in getting out frizz for those who already have straight hair but just need some help with control. Whether it is frizz from the humidity in the air or from too much styling these flattening irons are perfect for getting hair smooth and shiny once again. These tools are invaluable for the girl who truly appreciates a shiny, silky healthy head of hair.

Better Blow Dryers For Better Hair

August 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The blow dryer has come a long way over the years to a piece of equipment that blew air on your head to dry your hair to a fancy hair styling tool that will not only dry your hair, but help moisturize it as well. In the past hair dryers were large and clunky with the air being blown on your hair being just a slightly heated up version of the air around the dryer. This worked, but was bad to dry hair out, especially if the dryer was used often. This resulted in dried out hair with split ends, which tended to be frizzy and unmanageable.

Newer professional hair dryers are lighter weight and much more efficient at drying hair quickly and effectively without drying out the hair. Ionic hair dryers use negative ions to break down the water in the hair instead of blowing it away with hot air. By not using hot air to blow the hair dry the hair is able to retain its own moisture and thus does not dry out. This means a healthier, shinier head of hair free of split ends and easy to manage and style.

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