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Using A Flat Iron To Get Rid Of Lice

November 7, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Head lice are a problem for every child at one point and time in their life. These parasites are specially adapted at living on the human head and transmit easily from head to head by combs, caps, and other things that come in contact with the head. Many consider lice to be only a problem for those who do not keep their head clean and they feel like they will never get them. But in reality this is something anyone can get in his or her hair at any time.

Many parents spend hours treating their child’s head with chemicals and trying to comb out these pests, this is not a fun experience. But there may be a better way to rid your head of those lice. By using one of the ceramic straightening irons available on the market on the head you can literally fry the eggs of the lice and from there simply comb out the dead eggs as well as the hatched lice. A flat iron gets hot enough you can easily slide it from the root of the hair to the tip. The heat will kill the eggs and make it much easier to get the lice out.

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.

Getting The Hair Iron That Is Best For Your Hair

October 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Every woman knows that if you were not lucky enough to be born with that straight luxurious hair that is such a hot look that you can get it anyway by using a hair straightening iron. Of course it is not as simple as grabbing a hair iron and using it on your hair to remove the curl. To get an effective job that will not damage your hair you need to get a quality professional straightener that is the right one for your hair type.

The first thing you need to look at when purchasing the best hair straighteners for you’re your hair is the materials the iron is made from. Irons made with ceramic, tourmaline, and titanium will not damage your hair as those cheap drugstore irons will do as these materials are scientifically proven to take better care of your hair while you straighten.

You will also need to look at the size of the plates you will be using to flatten your hair. Hair irons with smaller plates are best for short or thin hair while the models with larger plates are best for thick and extremely curly hair

Curling Short Hair

September 2, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Curling longer hair is fairly easy but for those with shorter hair getting good looking curls into it can be a little tougher. Make sure your hair completely dry and your 1 inch curling iron hot and ready to go before you start. Starting at the crown take one to two inch wide sections and wrap them from the tip to the scalp. Hold this for about five seconds and up to ten seconds for thicker hair that tends to not curl as easily. Do this completely around your head until all the hair is curled then spray to hold the style for the day.

Getting Big Wavy Curls in Your Hair

August 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Right now large tousled wavy curls are very in and a hot look for women of all ages. To get this look all you need is a large barreled curling iron and brush plus a little styling spray to keep it in place once you are done. Make sure you do not start styling your hair until it is completely dry to prevent any possible damage. Wrap your hair around the large barrel, preferably a 1 inch curling iron or larger, for about 10 seconds per two inch strand. By applying the heat in small amounts it only allows the hair to partially curl thus leaving large wavy curls.

Getting Curls That Will Stay In Your Hair

August 7, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever spent hours curling your hair and the minute you leave the house the curl just comes right out and you are left with the look of straight hair that needs to be combed? For some people the curls just will not stay in their locks and putting too many styling products on the hair to keep it place just makes it stiff and untouchable which nobody wants hair like that. If you truly want great curls without having to use too many styling products then take a good look at your curling iron since that is probably a large part of your problem.

Cheap drugstore curling irons are actually not very good at heating up evenly throughout the blades and this means that your hair will curl at different rates based on how hot each spot is. In the areas on the blade that are not as hot the hair will not curl as effectively as in the warmer areas. This means your hair will look curled when in actuality it is only partially curled. For truly great looking curls that will stay once you are done using your iron you should consider spending just a bit more for a professional ceramic curling iron which heats up evenly for effective curling.

Styling Wet Hair

July 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Too often I see girls in a hurry to style their hair and in their rush they do not get their hair completely dry before they begin styling it. This is not a good idea since curling irons and hair straightening irons can not only damage hair but injure the user as well. If your hair is still damp when you apply these hot styling irons not only can you scorch your locks but also this can create steam which can burn your scalp as well. Always ensure your hair is completely dry before styling by using professional hair dryers, which effectively and quickly dry hair for styling.

Curl is Back in Fashion

July 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Those with naturally curly hair have been rejoicing, it seems having loose wavy curls is making a fashion comeback. So that means it is time to lay down those hair straightening irons (though not too far that look is still hot too), and pick up your hair curling irons. I know everyone tells you that you can create gorgeous wavy curls in your hair with that flat iron, but for truly beautiful curl without taking the time to master the flat iron, you will have much better luck with professional quality curling irons.

By going with the curling iron that creates the curl size you want you will have much more control over the final size of the curl you end up with. This will also translate into more uniform curls since the curling iron is one size. With the flat iron the curl amount depends on the amount you twist the iron as you go down your hair. Also using a curling iron for waves is much easier since you only need to wrap the hair around the barrel and wait a few seconds as opposed to the twisting and sliding motion that the flat iron requires. Curling irons are simple to use and every woman should have one or two sizes around at any time to get some style into their hair.

Thermal Hair Straighteners

June 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Woman are told time and time again not to use curling irons or hair straightening tools on wet hair by the hair styling professionals, and then they throw us a curve by making a wet dry hair iron. So what gives? Are we supposed to not put heat on and style wet hair or not? It can be confusing!

Yes, the do not use hot styling tools is generally true and you should avoid it unless or course you are using one of these new thermal hair straighteners which are designed to get the job done effectively without causing damage to your hair. Once you try one of these wet to dry hair irons you will love them. Since they dry your hair while you straighten it to get the look you are after they are tremendous time savers. For women on the go this is a true time saver wrapped up as a professional hair styling tool. What makes it possible to use these hot styling tools on your wet hair are the many little vent holes which channels the moisture away from your hair. This keeps the iron from scorching your hair while allowing it so also straighten it out at the same time.

Hair Care – Hair Conditioning

May 13, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Some of the tips I will give you will be from my own personal experience, being that of fine thin hair, the rest is research. I have done so many different things with conditioner, using it, going without it, keeping it in and so on. Here are some recommendations for fine thin hair. Conditioning is not always wise. Never deep condition your hair on a night where you might have to go out. Your hair will be limp, have no body and you certainly will not be able to “manage” it! Do this maybe once every 2 weeks. Use the deep conditioner you have chosen after you get out of the shower. You want to leave this in for awhile. Towel dry your hair, put about a toonie size amount in the palm of your hand, rub all over and then comb through.

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Put some sort of plastic bag around your head and blow dry on hot for about 5 to 10 minutes.

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This may be hard to do on your own if you don’t like holding your arms up or are impatient! Rinse out and don’t bother styling it, it will have no life until tomorrow. When you are using a rinse out conditioner, use only a bit, put it on the ends of your hair, finger comb it through, then whatever is left over quickly run through your hair and rinse out right away.

Some people I know with thin fine hair don’t even bother with conditioner because of how limp they find their hair afterwards. The key to finding a good conditioner for this type of hair is: make sure it is a light weight one and use something that has “For Fine Limp Hair” in the title. If you go to the stylist regularly for perms ask her to spray in a light stay in conditioner before wrapping each curl, protects our hair type a little better.

Try not to use store bought products for reasons I am sure I have mentioned many times. Try to stay in your ph balance which is approx 5.5. Some products will tell you the ph balance, others will not. The ones that don’t make me nervous and I chose to stay away from them! Never use hair straighteners on the highest temperature, this will dry your hair out. Always remember to set at the medium setting, and keep conditioning your hair in the ways I have mentioned.

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If your hair isn’t in this category then thank your lucky stars!

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For thicker hair rinse out conditioners can be combed through the hair while in the shower, this helps in removing tangles for the “later” brushing. Deep conditioners can be used once a week if you are a person who always tends to blow dry and style, especially with curling irons or a flat iron. If you are only a blow dryer or styler once in a while then deep conditioning packs can be used on a more bi-weekly basis. Stay in conditioners are good to use for adding that extra healthy look to your hair after it has been dried and styled as well, for both thin or thick hair. Just use different amounts, less for thin hair, more for thick hair.

Niki

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