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Setting The Ladies’ Straight: The Truth About Hair Tools

February 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Recently at a ladies’ getaway weekend I had the opportunity to talk about hair styles with my girlfriends and then witness the transformation between day and night time hair styles. It was very interesting to learn that some of the ladies I was with, didn’t believe in using their hair tools for daily use, only for going out at night, or for special occasions. I was shocked, because I use my hair straightener every day.

When I asked why they saved their hair irons and curling irons only for special occasions, there were two main answers: 1) they thought that frequent use of their tools would damage their hair, and 2) they thought it was special if they reserved the looks that hair tools gave them for nights out.

I argued against both of these points, and I’ll share them with you as well because I’m pretty sure they’re common misconceptions.

The first point, that hair tools will damage your hair if you use them daily, is absolutely false, unless of course you are using cheap, low quality hair tools and if this is the case, you need to value yourself and your hair much more. High quality, professional quality hair tools will not damage your hair if you use them frequently. In fact, ceramic hair tools infuse your hair with moisture giving it a shiny, healthy look and if you choose hair tools with tourmaline, the negative ions will seal each hair cuticle allowing your hair to lay flat against your head, protecting it from damage and a bad case of the frizzies.

If you do use a low quality, inexpensive hair tool that uses metal plates or a metal barrel, you may burn your hair because there are hot spots, or snag or pull your hair causing it to rip and tear. So the answer to this question is, if you use a good quality, ceramic hair tool, you will not damage your hair, even if you style it everyday.

For the second argument, that they wanted to save their special hair looks for night time or going out, I have to argue. Hair tools are great at creating both day time looks and fancier and more sophisticated evening looks. Just because you’re headed to the office, or driving your kids to school, should you look as if you don’t care about yourself? Absolutely not! Every day should be an occasion and an excuse to do your hair. Obviously, if you want to keep it simple during the day, use your straightener to flatten your hair out and give it a sleek look. When it’s time to go out for that special date, or a nice dinner, take your straightener and give yourself a few sassy curls, or some flips out for the ends of your hair. You can use your hair tools to create versatile looks that are good for both day and night.

In my opinion, if you are going to invest in a professional hair iron or curling iron, get your use out of it. Use it every day and experiment with some fabulous styles for when you go out at night or for that special dinner with your husband. Everyone deserves to look fabulous every day!

Everyone Has Time To Straighten

January 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

All too often I hear the excuse of, “But I don’t have enough time to style my hair every day.” Or, “Using hair tools takes too much time.” And to all those people who say that, I have one word to say to you…”Bologna.” It’s simply not true that styling your hair with hair tools takes too much time. And people who say that are generally people who have not ever bothered to use a hair straightener or curling iron.

I have a simple question for all of those who say that getting ready to face the day by using hair tools takes too much time, “Have you ever tried them?” For most people, the answer will be no. It’s the simple perception that hair tools take more time than simply air drying or blow drying your hair in the morning.

There are a few things that you can do to speed up your morning routine if you are truly short on time, or simply like to sleep in. I have a good friend who has very thick hair, so she washes it at night instead of the morning. This way, she simply has to get up in the morning, and run her hair straightener through it and she doesn’t need to take the extra time to dry her hair with a hair dryer every day.

This brings me to another point. Using a hair straightener is extremely easy, and you can accomplish a beautiful sleek style in only minutes. Professional hair straighteners heat up in seconds, not minutes so you don’t need to wait around waiting for your tool to come to the appropriate temperature. Be sure you choose a hair iron that uses ceramic plates because ceramic retains heat extremely well which means that you don’t have to worry about the straightener losing heat during your styling. You also don’t have to worry about hot spots throughout the plates that will burn your hair. If you really want to speed up your styling, look for a hair straightener with tourmaline. Tourmaline is a natural source of negative ions which infuse the hair locking in moisture, and creating shine. Also, tourmaline helps to dry the hair from the inside – out which means it styles much quicker.

If you blow dry your hair every morning before styling, choose an ionic hair dryer because the negative ions in these dryers works the same way – drying the hair from the inside – out, so your hair dries up to 65% faster which means you are out of the door and ready to go much faster.

When it comes to using your hair straightener, they are extremely simple to use. Simple section your hair, and pull the iron down each section. Depending on the length and thickness of your hair, you should be able to have it completely straightened in between five to ten minutes. And you get faster as you get practice.

So for everybody who says that they don’t have time every morning to use a hair straightener on their hair, I have only one thing to say. “You don’t have time not to use a straightener.” These are the ultimate time saving tools. Plus, you’ll leave the house looking fantastic!

You Deserve a Professional Quality Hair Iron at Home

December 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When you leave the hair salon your newly straightened hair is probably shiny, sleek and amazing. But why is it that you cannot recreate that look with your own hair straightener? Ask yourself, what kind of hair straightener do you have at home? Do you have a cheap, drug store hair iron that doesn’t give you the results that you would like? Far too many women use a cheap hair iron that doesn’t do a good job straightening hair, and worse can actually damage the hair.

When it comes to hair straighteners, it’s very important that you choose a quality hair iron that will not damage your hair because straight hair isn’t very good if you’re breaking it and damaging it in the process.

When you are looking for a good hair iron, there are a few things that you have to look for. First, choose an iron that uses ceramic or titanium plates. Titanium hair irons generally combine the titanium with ceramic in order to get the best benefits. Ceramic hair straighteners are known for its amazing heat retention which means that it you don’t have to worry about any hot spots forming on the iron which could potentially burn your hair. Ceramic is the best material for maintaining heat so as well as not getting hot spots, you don’t have to worry about waiting for the iron to heat up between passes on your hair, so it’s fast and easy to use. Quality hair irons have heat sensors that sense the temperature a few times a second, which helps to regulate and keep the temperature constant.

Titanium plates on a hair straightener are very nice to use because they are as smooth as glass, so your hair simply slides along them. And these plates are as tough as steel, but extremely light so the iron is nice and easy to handle.

Another quality to look for in a professional grade hair straightener is the presence of tourmaline. Tourmaline is a naturally occurring mineral that has been discovered to be a natural source of negative ions. Negative ions penetrate each hair every time a tourmaline hair iron is passed through the hair, infusing each and every hair so that these hairs retain their moisture and lock in the natural color. Because tourmaline locks in the moisture and natural oils, your hair will look extremely healthy and naturally shiny, which is something a cheap hair iron can not do.

Professional quality hair straighteners will cost you slightly more than their cheaper counterparts that you can find in any drugstore, or Wal-Mart. But the difference in price is absolutely justifiable when you compare the difference that each iron makes to your hair. Cheaper irons may burn your hair, tear and pull it. They will not give you the results of smooth and shiny hair. Instead your hair will be standing up, frizzy, dried out, possibly torn and broken and maybe not even all that straight. It seems like an easy decision. When you want quality results, and beautiful hair – choose a professional hair straightener for your own personal use. There is absolutely no reason that your hair can’t look salon good every day.

Hair Straighteners That Don’t Damage Hair

December 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you haven’t used a hair straightener in a while, you probably have not been so lucky as to experience a quality hair straightener that will actually improve the look of your hair. Too many women who tried hair straighteners years ago were turned off by the way that they made their hair look, and have not tried them since. But you don’t need to worry. There are hair straighteners that don’t damage hair. You can have beautifully straight and sexy hair without all of the damage.

When you look for hair straighteners that don’t damage hair, you need to look for an iron that uses ceramic or titanium plates instead of glass or metal plates like some irons. The glass or metal is often painted which can chip off and tear at the hair, pulling or snagging. These cheaper hair irons will also often burn the hair because the glass and metal do not heat up evenly and can create hot spots that will burn or singe the hair as you straighten.

Ceramic and titanium plates are smooth and provide a constant heat that will not burn your hair. Ceramic actually provides a moist heat that will help your hair retain its natural moisture keeping it looking healthy. Ceramic plates are known for maintaining a constant heat, so you don’t have to worry about your hair iron heating up to an extremely high temperature that will burn your hair.

Another feature for hair straighteners that will not damage your hair is too look for an iron with tourmaline in it. Tourmaline is a natural element that generates negative ions. The negative ions infuse each individual hair and seal in the natural oils and moisture so that your hair will not dry out or get that frizzy, damaged appearance. The negative ions actually cause your hair cuticles to lay down flat on your hair so your hair looks even sleeker then it normally would. In fact, a hair straightener that contains tourmaline will actually improve the look of your hair and it is safe enough to use every day without fear of damaging your hair.

One of the newest features for hair straighteners is the addition of silver technology. Silver has long been known to be a natural antibacterial agent and now you can find it added to hair straighteners. With the addition of silver technology, the hair iron will actually kill any bacteria and germs that are on your hair, which will keep your hair looking its best and healthier than ever before.

If you are worried about a hair iron hurting your hair, stop worrying. There are so many high quality hair straighteners that don’t damage hair on the market today that there is nothing to be scared of. You can now have beautifully straight hair that has never looked healthier, shiner and smoother before, all from a hair straightener. If it’s been awhile since you have given a hair straightener a try, don’t be scared, you will be pleasantly surprised with the results.

Find a Hair Dryer with Ceramic and Ionic Technology

November 14, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Unless you have had the same hair dryer for the last twenty years, you must know that some hair dryers seem to dry your hair more effectively than others. Have you ever been staying at a hotel or at a friend’s house and used another hair dryer? Of course you have. Everyone has a story about when they tried out another hair dryer that was so much better than the one they had at home. But some people seem to think that hair dryers are all the same. These are the people who believe that a hair dryer is simply a fan that pushes hot air at you.

 There is so much more to a quality hair dryer than simply a heater and a fan. And yes, you should pay attention to what type of hair dryer you are using because some hair dryers will actually damage your hair. You may have heard a lot about ceramic technology or ionic technology when it comes to a hair dryer. So what is that exactly?

 Ceramic technology does not mean that the hair dryer is manufactured out of ceramics. It does mean that ceramic has been used in the process of creating the tool, utilizing pure ceramic coils instead of copper coils. Manufacturers use ceramic technology because the heat that ceramic creates is always even which means that there are no hot spots and your hair dryer will heat up quickly and evenly giving you an effective dry.

 Ceramic technology is also a moist heat which means that there will not be any unnecessary drying to your hair. Using a moist heat, your hair will still dry quickly but will not be subjected to the harsh, intense dry heat that will damage it and dry it out. Moist heat helps your hair retain it’s natural moisture.

 Ionic technology is the latest in hair tools and the use of negative ions for hair styling is revolutionary. Ionic technology is when negative ions are created and emitted into the hair. Negative ions have a few different purposes. When it comes to a hair dryer, negative ions actually help dry the hair from the inside –out which means that the hair will dry faster instead of drying the outside of the hair first and then repeatedly blasting it with heat to get to the inside of the hair, which will cause damage. When the hair is dry from the inside – out it not only dries quicker but there is less heat exposure to the hair which means less damage overall.

 The other advantage to ionic technology is that negative ions actually close the hair shaft, allowing the hair to lay flat on the head locking in the natural moisture and oils in the hair which means that the hair will be shiny and healthy. Negative ions actually make the hair look and feel healthier than ever before. Did you ever think using a hair dryer would help your hair look healthier? It will.

 Instead of wishing over someone else’s effective hair dryer, take action and arm yourself with a hair dryer that utilizes ceramic and ionic technology and you will have the dryer that others envy.

Say Goodbye to Bad Hair Days

November 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you have dry frizzy hair that has been over styled by chemicals, colors, hair dryers, curling irons and blow dryers? It can be very frustrating to have dry, damaged hair and not be able to style it because you don’t want to damage it further. Flipping through magazines, looking at the models with beautiful, soft, healthy hair, it’s easy to feel envious of their beautiful locks. But you would think that professional models who get their hair styled so frequently would suffer from damaged hair as well. So why does their hair look so amazing when yours looks fried?

 

Even if you have over styled and damaged hair, you can achieve the beautiful locks like those models in the magazines. The thing that they are doing differently than you is using quality hair styling tools and products. Take a good look at your equipment. Are you using top quality styling products and tools? No? Well it’s time you did. By investing a little bit in some quality items you will be able to style your hair every day without fear of damage.

 

Look for tools that use ceramic as a material because the smooth ceramic on a curling iron and a hair straightener provide an even heat which means you don’t need to be concerned about hot spots and burning your hair. The ceramic also allows your hair to slide smoothly over the tool which means it won’t snag or pull causing your hair to rip.

 

Another thing to look for is a tool with tourmaline in it. Tourmaline is a naturally occurring element that emits negative ions. Negative ions enter your hair shaft, actually drying it from the inside –out which means that your hair will dry faster and does not need as much exposure to the heat that can cause damage. Another benefit of tourmaline is that the negative ions will close the hair shaft locking in the hairs natural moisture. Allowing your hair to retain its natural oils help it look and feel healthier. Your hair will be bouncy, shiny and soft.

 

Tourmaline blow dryers are very effective at drying your hair in a fraction of the time as a regular blow dryer making them a great investment. Because if you can dry your hair in a fraction of the time, you are not only protecting your hair, but you’re saving yourself time every day. And who couldn’t use some extra time every day?

 

You will also want to invest in a quality thermal protectant for styling. These sprays allow you to apply a gentle mist on your hair that gives it extra protection from the heat of the styling tools. It also gives your hair a shiny finish as well. After straightening your hair, apply a smoothing balm that will smooth out any frizzes or dry pieces that are sticking up.

 

You may find it hard to believe, but you can actually help your hair to look healthier and more beautiful than it ever has just by using the right tools for the job. Invest in some quality tools and your hair will be healthier and bouncer than ever before and you can say good bye to any more bad hair days.

Karmin Professional Hair Straightener

November 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

So you’ve decided to invest in a hair straightener, but you’re not sure which one to get? It can be completely overwhelming when you look at all of the available options out there. Should you go with ceramic, or metal? What about titanium? And what is this new tourmaline technology about? Never mind about all of the extra features that are available on most hair straighteners now. Stop panicking! If you are looking for a quality hair iron at a reasonable price, look no further than the Karmin Professional Straightening Iron.

 

 

When you are looking for quality, and an iron that has all of the features that you need, the Karmin comes out on top. This iron takes the benefits of all the greatest technology to create a hair iron that does exactly what you need it to do. When it comes to a quality hair iron, you should be looking for one that uses ceramic or titanium plates. Well, the Karmin iron uses a combination of both so you not only get the incredibly smooth and ultra hard properties of titanium, but you also get the benefits of consistent ceramic heat for an unbeatable combination.

 

The Karmin iron also makes use of ionic technology so that your hair will be looking shiny, silky and ultra smooth with every pass of the iron. Negative ions are emitted from the iron which works on each individual hair to seal in the natural oils and lock in the moisture by sealing the hair. This means that with every pass of the hair iron, your hair will begin to look smoother and healthier. So unlike other hair irons, the Karmin Professional hair straightener wont’ damage your hair.

 

Consistent heat is essential to a hair iron. The Karmin iron uses micro chip technology for it’s temperate control which means that the iron is extremely well regulated and there won’t be any drastic fluctuations in the temperature of the plates which could cause hot spots or burning of the hair. 

 

And of course the Karmin hair straightener is loaded with other options as well. You can choose the temperature of your iron with a range between 80 degrees Celsius and 200 degrees. So if you have fine or damaged hair, you won’t need as much heat, and can set your iron accordingly. Likewise if you have thicker hair, you’ll need more heat and you’ll find it with the Karmin iron.

 

It’s not just about straightening either. You can flip and curl your hair with a Karmin iron because of the unique anti-slip edge design and the unique curved edge on the iron. These features make it much easier to create a wide variety of styles – all with the same iron.

 

When you’re looking for a quality iron that utilizes all of the latest technology for an affordable price- look no further than the Karmin Professional Hair Iron.

Ceramic The Best Material For Hair Tools

October 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you use hair tools such as curling irons and hair straighteners then you know it is the heat, which forms the hair, as we want it to look. For the best results ceramic hair flat irons and curling irons are the most effective on getting those hot styles while not causing excess damage to the hair. Ceramic is much better at getting hot and staying the temperature you set it to be. So these irons will heat up quicker and will not have hot spots making your hair styling experience go smoother and quicker than if you use a iron made with lesser materials that will not hold the heat as well as ceramic.

Benefits Of Ceramic In Hair Styling Tools

September 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Just about every hair styling tool used in a salon and available for purchase at the beauty supply stores uses ceramic and touts this as the best material ever for your hair. From blow dryers to curling and straightening irons ceramic is used in all these professional hair styling tools so your hair can benefit from the natural properties that ceramic has which leave hair looking its best.

All of these ceramic-based tools will help you eliminate frizz and leave hair silky and smooth. This is do to the fact that ceramic emits negative ions which will balance out your hair leaving it better capable of retaining its own natural moisture so that you can avoid dry damaged hair which tends to have a mind of its own.

Ceramic elements also tend to heat up very quickly and very evenly. This means no longer standing around waiting for the hair iron to heat up when you are in a hurry. Plus since it heats up evenly there will be no hot spots or cold spots, which will affect the curling or straightening your are, trying to achieve.

These high quality hair styling tools are the best option for women who want to take care of their hair so that it is shiny and healthy. Plus these tools will give salon quality results on the hairstyles you want to achieve to look your best.

Using Professional Hair Straighteners For Best Results

September 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you really want to damage your hair just to straighten it out to get the latest look seen on the runways? Then why use those cheap hair straighteners to do the job because this is what happens when hair irons that are made with inferior materials are used on the head. Discount hair straighteners tend to heat up unevenly which creates hot spots, plus they often have your hair exposed to raw metal both of these situations can cause your hair to get scorched, which cannot usually be repaired. This means cutting your hair and letting it grow back in healthy. The easy way to avoid all this trouble is to use the best hair flat iron possible in the first place.

Hair straightening irons which utilize titanium and ceramic are so superior to any of the cheap discount straighteners that they will pay for themselves in no time with their pure quality. Not only are these professional hair irons better for your hair, they also are easier to get great results from so you will look like you were at a salon all day getting ready for a big night out. Of course only you will need to know that you straightened out your own hair to get this really hot look so many women want.

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