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Celebrity Hair Review: Katy Perry

June 8, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

One of my favorite artists is Katy Perry. She is ever-growing and lets nothing slow her down; it makes everyone love her even more. Another part of her that everyone loves is her spunky and edgy sense of style. When she first came out with her hit single “I Kissed A Girl” we were all in shock that someone would write a song about that but then as she became more famous and got even more comfortable in Hollywood, she started changing a few other things about her. For example, she started dressing in things like bras that shoot out whipped cream and started dying her hair different shades of pink and purple-even if they were wigs, we all learned to love her a little bit more.

Let’s face it, it’s so hard to get recognized in Hollywood today and Katy had her own way of doing so. Some of her songs have been considered borderline crazy-she falls in love with an alien in one song, she sings about kissing another girl and even has a song about sexual terms but that’s what kept her in touch with record companies-it kept them guessing. As fans, we’re also always guessing and wondering what she will do next with her fun yet kooky style.

Recently, Katy Perry filmed a movie about herself called Katy Perry: Part of Me. Although it’s not in theatres yet, in the previews you see many different hairstyles and colors that she sports and it may make you wonder a few things. How does she have such pretty hair after so many different styles and transformations? It’s so true, her hair is absolutely perfect and it never looks like there’s a strand out of place. Now of course she has a stylist that can make her hair look like brand new each day and she probably wears wigs half the time but sometimes it is her real hair that is colored blue or hot pink. And how does she keep such healthy hair?

That’s just it, she has a stylist. There are some people that aren’t celebrities dye who their hair almost once a week and their hair will never look as good as Katy Perry’s. She inspires many people today because of her fun hair but the difference between our hair and her hair is that she pays someone thousands of dollars a year to make it look stunning and completely non-damaged. Whereas we can barely afford a cut and color every month or so. I would be willing to be that if Katy Perry showed her true hair, without extensions, without any hair dye in it, she would have very damaged and dull hair because of all the things she puts it through.

Katy Perry is one of the greatest artists of our time and we all envy her for her stunning performances and appearance. Although I do love her hair, the damage she’s done between dying and styling, I don’t envy her for. The use of a straightener is evident in her hair each time you see her and although it’s not necessarily a bad thing, it can be bad after so long. Katy better watch how she styles her hair-it could come back to haunt her.

A New Way To Style Hair

May 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

During the summertime, the dark get darker and the blondes get blonder. Hair begins to change quite a bit when the sun shines during the day and I don’t mean the cut. For those who have a harder time getting their hair to gain better style in the summer, there are easy ways to solve that problem.  There are plenty of ways to change up your look in the summer. You can lighten things up or mix up the texture to match the hot weather. Surprisingly, you can do so without the use of hair shears!

For those who have darker hair, getting your hair to lighten up isn’t always easy. With the help of some home solutions, you can do it. Begin by grabbing a simple spray bottle that you would use to dampen your hair. Empty any liquids from the bottle that may be inside and replace the liquid with lemon juice. You can find this at any grocery store and it doesn’t have to be real juice from real lemons- just buy it in a container. Next you’ll want to add water to your spray bottle to mix up a solution. If you don’t add water, the juice itself will dry out your hair and cause severe breakage because of the strong amount of acid in the juice. After you have your solution mixed, you are ready for some fun in the sun! Spray it throughout your hair and enjoy this home remedy which will lighten your hair in no time!

If you’re ready to mix up your style for some fun in the sun, grab your spray bottle again. With this home solution, you can get a beachy wave look without having to actually go to the beach. Your solution will consist of salt and water and that’s all! It’s a very simple process too- some people add some sort or product as they do this so they can get a little bit of hold to keep the waves all day but it’s not necessary. Mix up your salt and water very well in your spray bottle so that everything is in an even solution. Next bend over and flip your hair upside down so you can scrunch it right. Spritz your salt water solution evenly throughout your hair and begin scrunching sections of the hair. This is perfect because it’s just like you stepped out of the ocean with beachy waves.

Now that you know the tricks to get great hair, try them out at home. Your hair will thank you when you style your hair each day and get compliments from others. However, whether you lighten your hair or make it wavy, you do need to make sure you use water  with each of the two at-home solutions. If you don’t add water, lemon juice and salt can both damage hair permanently. As long as you dilute each solution slightly, you should be safe to get your hair in style for the summer- and without the use of shears!

Is Straightening Bad For Prom?

April 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There are many girls who go with fancy up-do’s at prom season. French twists, tight curly buns, fish braided side pony, you’ll see a very big variety. So many girls will pay fifty dollars or more to get their hair styled professionally. This is great because it’s a one night only kind of occurrence and is important for most girls, especially high school senior girls. On the other hand, some girls don’t care as much what their hair looks like and would rather save money so they take the conservative route by simply performing a style on their own at home.

The choice of staying safe and cheap may be a little bit smarter for prom. Using a simple hair straightener on prom night is just as fun as getting an up-do for some girls. Although some say that they should go all out for the special night, it’s not necessarily a bad thing to straighten your hair. It’s not as bad as many people make it sound and it turns out looking great. There are few benefits to doing this style, too.

Of course, I already mentioned the incredible amount of money you can save by straightening your hair at home for prom. But there are other ways to look at it, too. You can kind of customize your hairstyle if you do it yourself because it’s you that’s performing the style and you can do it however you want, first hand. You can add a few curls here and there to add a little flirt to the ‘do. You can also put your own kind of style to it: make it edgy or subtle, it’s your choice because you’re in charge. This way you can also fix it yourself if you don’t like it; you don’t have to feel bad about hurting a stylist’s feelings. Straightening your hair is also a great way to keep hair from getting so messy. Some girls experience a problem with the way their hair falls after getting it styled. They seem to want to change their style because it falls apart as the day goes on. With your straight hair, you can easily go home and straighten it again in a matter of two minutes, whereas other girls can’t go back to their hairdresser and get it fixed.

You can spend a fortune on getting your hair all done up for an event that lasts three hours, or you can save money and style it yourself. As you go to your hairdresser with the thought that straightening your hair isn’t fancy enough, remember all of the benefits of using that straightener. Any style will wind up being beautiful on prom night but straightening isn’t necessarily a bad thing to do for this event.

Love What You Have

January 15, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Hair styles change so quickly, that it’s hard to keep up with what is currently in style and what’s out of style. It generally depends what hot celebrity wore her hair in a certain way on the red carpet at the latest awards show. But what doesn’t go out of style or change with any frequency is the natural hair that you were born with. Sure, it’s easy to say that you would like a different type of hair. After all, we all seem to want what we don’t have. But, it’s much more effective and better for your self esteem if you learn to embrace what you were born with and learn how to love it.

For better or worse, we were all born with a certain type of hair. Some of us have naturally curly hair, while others have bone straight hair. It seems that we are always yearning for what we don’t have. And sure, it’s great to grab your hair tools and mix it up a little bit giving your normally curly hair a straight look, but what’s wrong with your hair every day looking the way nature intended it? Nothing.

I believe that you should never wear your hair the same every day. After all, that gets boring and isn’t it more exciting to keep people guessing and wondering what you’re going to do? But the first thing you need to do is love the hair you have. Even if it’s not the style that you would have given yourself had you been handing out the hair styles, it’s your hair and you’re stuck with it. So if you have naturally curly hair, instead of using your hair straightener every day, why not wear it curly some of the time? After all, those of us with straight hair will go green with envy for your beautiful natural curls.

Likewise, if you have straight hair, you don’t have to spend all that time in front of the mirror with your curling iron creating luscious waves, because straight hair is sexy too.

When it comes to the thickness of your hair that is something that you can’t really do much about. Those people born with thin hair often bemoan the fact that they want more body in their hair, and would love to have it thicker. But think about the other side of that. If you have thick hair, it can take more than twice as long to blow dry it, it becomes tangled, and often it will look puffy because there’s so much of it. Never mind how hard it can be to pull it back into a simple pony tail. There are always two sides to everything, and as women, we often forget to look at what we have and appreciate it. It’s too easy to covet something that we don’t have.

Hair tools are great, and I think that everyone should have a professional hair straightener and curling iron in their arsenal of styling tools, because they give us options. We can magically turn our naturally curly hair into a sleek style one day and wear it free and curly the next day. But no matter what type of hair tool you have, and what style you create, learn to love what nature gave you because you are the only one with hair like yours.

Resolve To Have Style In 2009!

January 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

So it’s a new year, and if you’re like most people, you probably have a New Years resolution or two. And if you are like most people, you may have already broken those resolutions by now, the first week of January. So why not make a resolution that you can actually keep? Make the New Years resolution that you are going to pay more attention to your style and give your hair the treatment that it deserves.

Too many people take their hair for granted. Giving it a quick brush in the morning, or throwing it up in a pony tail. But your hair can be so much more, and it should be. So why not utilize your hair to its full potential and use it to really show off your style. Your hair is actually an extension of yourself, and with a little bit of care and the right hair styling tools, you will easily be able to create whatever styles reflect your personality.

The first thing you need to do is to be sure that your hair is in optimal condition. And if you’ve been neglecting your hair for awhile, you may need a little bit of work in this area. The first step would be to visit a hair stylist for a trim and a little shaping. Tell them what you are trying to achieve and a good stylist will be able to create that for you. And if you don’t know what you want to achieve with your hair, simply let them know a little bit about your personality and your lifestyle and let them take it from there.

Once your hair has been trimmed and you’re ready to go, you will need to invest in a good hair straightener. The hair straightener is the way to go if you are new to hair styling because you don’t need a full drawer of styling implements to get started. This one hair iron should do the trick.

If your hair is curly or has a natural wave, you can use the hair iron to straighten it for a complete new look. But don’t stop there. You can also use the hair straightener to create flips and tucks with the ends of your hair, giving it a bit of style and pizzazz.

If you already have straight hair, use the hair straightener to add curls and waves to your hair giving it volume. Yes, you can curl your hair with a hair straightener!

It is important however when you are choosing a hair straightener to choose one that is going to treat your hair well. Because what’s the point trying to achieve beautiful styles when you’re just causing damage to your hair? And if you don’t pick the right hair straightener, that’s exactly what you will be doing. Look for a hair iron with tourmaline. Tourmaline works by infusing your hair with negative ions that actually seal the hair cuticle locking in natural oils and moisture so your hair looks and feels healthier and shiner than ever before.

You should also look for a ceramic plate hair straighter, or a titanium plate hair straighter because these plate types are the best for your hair providing you with the proper heat distribution, without snagging or pulling your hair.

So this year, make a New Years resolution that you will actually keep and invest some time and effort into your own personal style.

When is it Time to Get a New Blow Dryer?

November 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When you look at a list of the necessary hair tools that you will need to recreate your beautiful salon hair style at home, if you are like most people, you will already have at least one of the tools on that list. The hair dryer. The hair dryer is probably one of the most common hair tools in women’s bathrooms across the world. So, there’s a good chance that you already have one.

 

But should you own that particular hair dryer? This is the question that you should ask yourself if you’ve been looking at the same hair dryer every morning for years. How old is your hair dryer? I have friends who have proudly informed me that they have had the same hair dryer since they were teenagers. Well, I suppose that demonstrates that you can’t throw anything out, but does it tell you that you have a quality dryer?

 

Of course, you may argue that if it’s not broke, don’t fix it. But just because a machine can last for two decades does not mean that it’s a quality hair dryer. Don’t you owe it yourself and your hair to upgrade your tools a little bit? I think you do.

 

So why should you part with your retro hair dryer? Well for starters, technology has come along way since you bought your blow dryer ten or twenty years ago. Now, you can blow dry your hair in a fraction of the time that it takes you with your old machine. That means that not only will you be able to cut your styling time in half, but you will be exposing your hair to much less time under the heat which means that you will be protecting your hair from excessive styling heat.

 

But don’t worry, with today’s new dryers you won’t be damaging your hair anyway. Ceramic covered elements and hair dryers with tourmaline technology actually emit negative ions that work to dry your hair faster and to close the hair shaft which means the hair will be laying down flat on your head which makes it look smooth and healthy. Not only will your hair look smooth, it will be healthier. Tourmaline technology has been shown to actually improve the health of the hair shaft which means beautiful, bouncy hair for you.

 

If that’s not enough to convince you to get a new dryer – consider this. Older hair dryers can become safety hazards because they get clogged with hair and lint. In many older models of dryers, you cannot easily remove the back to get at the fine filter in order to clean it. That means that you cannot remove the build up that could potentially present a problem. Older dryers use more energy and generate more heat, and if you have a build up of lint and hair in your dryer, you are setting the stage for a fire hazard. It is not unusual to hear of fireballs coming out of the back of old and dirty blow dryers.

 

So, out with the old and in with the new. It’s time to upgrade your hair styling equipment and reward yourself and your hair with the latest technology that will give you the beautiful, healthy hair that you deserve.

Blow Me Over: Understanding Hair Dryers

October 1, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Most women (and some men) have a blow dryer in their bathroom. It’s one of those tools appliances that most people tend to take for granted. Everyday, you get out of the shower, your hair sopping wet and start blowing it dry.  But have you ever thought about your blow dryer and questioned whether you have the right one for your needs? Not many people do.

 

Because your blow dryer is one of the most frequently used hair tools you have. You owe it to yourself, and your hair, to give it a little bit of thought. Choosing the correct blow dryer will help you create the beautiful hair styles that you crave. But you have to do your research and find the right dryer for your needs.

 

So where do you begin? If you’re like most people, you haven’t given your blow dryer much consideration. Maybe you chose the dryer that was on sale, or the smallest one to fit in your drawer. Or maybe you have the same old hair dryer that you’ve had since you were in high school! However you chose your hair dryer, it’s time for you to start choosing for the all right reasons.

 

The first thing that you need to understand is wattage. Each blow dryer has a certain wattage which determines how strong it is and ultimately how much heat it puts out. If you are the type of person who is always in a hurry and you want to get your hair dry in a hurry, you will want a dryer with 2000 watts or higher. Going with something slightly less powerful, such as an 1800 watt dryer, will also get the job done in a reasonable time. If you have short or fine hair that doesn’t take long to dry, maybe wattage isn’t a big factor. However if you have long thick hair, this should be an important factor for you.

 

If it’s possible you should try out a hair dryer before you buy it. It isn’t always possible to try them before buying, but if it is, try to take advantage of it. It’s good to get a feel for the weight of a dryer, and how easy it is to maneuver and if the cord gets wrapped up and in your way. These details may seem small, but if you are making an investment, these are the little things that will make the difference.

 

You may think that hair dryers damage your hair because of the intense heat that they use, but this doesn’t have to be true. There are now negative ion dryers that utilize ionic technology. These dryers blow negative ions over the hair which not only dries your hair in half the time as a conventional dryer, but also help to keep your hair looking soft, shiny and healthy. Negative ion energy actually works by closing the hair shaft which protects the hair resulting in healthy, healthier hair.

 

Some people like to choose blow dryers that come with a great deal of attachments. For some – more is better. Be sure that whatever attachments a hair dryer comes with, they are useful for your type of hair. You will want a nozzle on your dryer as you can get a bit closer to your hair without damaging it. Some dryers come with a diffuser attachment. This type of attachment is great for professional hair stylists, or people with curly hair that need a diffused heat to dry their hair.

 

Ultimately when you choose a hair dryer, price will also be an issue for many people. However, when it comes to an investment that will last you for years remember that a quality dryer will save you time and money in the long run, not to mention that a quality dryer will protect the health of your hair as well!

Reading Reviews For the Best Curling Iron

September 7, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are thinking about purchasing one of the many fine hair styling irons available it can be overwhelming with all the talk of materials and technologies and how they benefit your hair. For the most part any professional hair iron will be a sure winner in helping you get the sleek straight hair that you are wanting. But for the absolute best straightener for your hair type, spend just a little bit of time searching the web for customer reviews on the various irons. By reading the real life experiences from real life women just like yourself you are sure to get the absolute best hair iron for your money.

Embrace Those Natural Wavy Curls

August 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Women who have naturally wavy hair are starting to see that maybe using a hair straightening iron to get rid of those beautiful wavy curls may actually be a mistake. Many stars are now sporting loose wavy curls showing women just how sexy this can be. Save time in your day by getting rid of those hair straighteners and embracing those natural curls for a sexy natural look. If you were born with straight locks you can get on the loose curl trend by adding some with a large barreled curling iron, a large brush, and a little bit of spritz.

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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