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The Woman With Dreads

June 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

If you’re a fan of the television show What Not To Wear, you’ve surely seen the episode from one of the first few seasons with the most memorable guest star. There was once a woman on this styling show that needed a new wardrobe to update her look but she also needed a new hairstyle. She claimed to have gone thirteen years without washing her hair and had plenty of knots in her hair; knots that we like to call dreadlocks. Now usually this kind of hairstyle is popular with African Americans but for this Caucasian woman, it was kind of style that was easy and best for her hair type.

Now if you aren’t sure how dreadlocks are created, you may want to prepare yourself for this gross fact. It may not be true for all occasions of growing “dreads” but the woman on What Not To Wear┬ásays she went thirteen years without washing her hair! That’s thirteen years people! If we all went that long, we’d want to go crazy and some people just can’t handle going anymore than a day without washing their hair.

This woman is brave to have let her hair go into such a turmoil just to make a fashion statement. Most people mistake dreadlocks for very tight braids woven together. But really a dreadlock is just a certain amount of hair that hasn’t been cared for and eventually has turned into a matted clump of hair. Very bad for your hair is a good definition of a dreadlock.

People who don’t use hair scissors regularly or a shower even can create dreadlocks. If they like it, more power to them, but when they get sick of that style it’s going to be so much harder to get rid of the dreads. A good cleanse every other day at least and a refreshing brush-through of your hair will keep your hair in good health.

If you do decide to let your hair grow into a matted mess of dreadlocks, you could be setting yourself up for pure damage that could be permanent. On the episode of What Not To Wear, the stylist on the show decided it was time for those dreadful locks to go bye-bye! The only problem was, they were extremely hard to cut through. A typical haircut would take a small pair of sharp shears and just a quick few sweeps through the hair. However, this kind of cut took much longer and needed special shears to get the job done right. Even after the woman washed her hair and got all of the dreads cut out, her hair didn’t look as shiny and healthy as a woman’s hair without dreads.

Without knowing, this could be very harmful on your hair if you’re not careful. Watch what you do before you make the decision to get dreadlocks. This kind of style could change the look, texture and maybe even smell of your hair forever.

Hair Straightening Made Less Harsh

January 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Women all over the country have heard that straightening their hair can be the worst thing for it. Breakage in the ends and frizz from root to tip could be a couple of the negative effects of straightening your hair daily. Some see these as reasons to quit straightening their hair and feel that if they do straighten, their hair will break easily and become incredibly damaged. Just because some of these things can happen to your hair, it doesn’t mean that you should never straighten it. There are few easy solutions to breakage in the hair follicle.

One way to at least prevent damage is to use your heat protectant spray and not use the heat tool as much. This may be one of the easiest ways to solve the problem but it may not completely resolve the issue. This may be the best option for those women who are attached to their long locks of beauty. It’s true that some women refuse to cut their hair because of its length. They become so attached to having their hair hang so long that they would never even consider cutting the ends off. Using plenty of thermal care and watching the heat exposure is the best way for these kind of women to lessen the harsh effects of straightening.

For those who may not be so attached to their hair, they may consider bringing out the shears. It’s a good way to update your look as well as remove any bad ends that are causing your hair to look dead and dull. It is amazing to see how a woman with long hair can get a shorter look and can also make herself look so sophisticated. Shorter bobs tend to look more professional and put together than hair that hangs down with scary ends. That is why chopping it all off may be a great idea if your hair is becoming a pain to straighten in the mornings.

You don’t necessarily need to go from butt-length hair to chin-length hair. As long as you give your ends a fresh look so you can start clean with the straightening process. If your hair is shorter, there won’t be as many tangles because there won’t be as much hair to get jumbled together into knots. This makes you even save a little time with styling each day! As long as you’re not completely obsessed with having long hair, cutting it to a shorter style would be a great idea to avoid tangles and damage from heat.

You may have never thought that you would see the words “hair straightener” and “hair scissors” in the same sentence. However, it’s true: you can eliminate the extreme damage of a hair straightener by using hair scissors. Although you maybe shouldn’t trust yourself to cut the hair off without the help of a hairstylist. But it is a good idea to give your ends a fresh look while repairing damage at the same time!

Why Won’t My Hair Stay Straight?

January 21, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Ever had that moment where your hair looks great and perfectly straight? You can tell this will be a great day but once you step outside and it gains back its frizz and curly texture. Your day can ruined with one step into the heat and humidity of outdoors. Now you must go back in and re straighten it. But wait, you’re already late for work and have no time to perfect the frizz of a mess that has been created!

If this does happen repeatedly to you, it may be time to rethink your straightening process. You may be asking your stylist why your hair isn’t staying straight as the day goes on. She may say the cause of this is because it is being exposed to an excessive amount of moisture after you style. What you can do to help prevent the return of the messy hair is use a new method of styling.

Try applying your thermal spray first and then wait a few minutes before you straighten. This time slot is to allow time for you to apply a mousse to your hair that will help lock in the necessary amount of moisture and seal out all moisture you won’t need the rest of the day. This is a great way that celebrities prevent disasters on the red carpet and now so can you!

Begin by scooping some mud or mousse out of the container and spreading it evenly throughout the ends of the hair. One thing you need to be careful is the amount of product you apply to the hair. Since it is such a thick material that you are putting in your hair, it can give your hair a greasy look if you’re not careful. You’re looking for a shiny texture and look, not slippery and greasy. The perfect amount to use is about the size of a pea and if it doesn’t look too greasy, you can add small amounts no bigger than a dime.

Locking in moisture doesn’t have to be hard when you straighten your hair. You can complete the task in a matter of twenty minutes and still look like a million bucks. Amounts of humidity exposure and mousse to retain shine and straight locks are the main things to be concerned with. As long as you keep those two things in mind your hair should look great everyday.

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.

Solving Your Hair Straightening Problems

April 10, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Some women read on the internet just how easy using a hair straightener is and how simple it is to run the plates down your hair to create those smooth straight hairstyles that are so popular now on the red carpet and the runway. But for some no matter how hard they try with their hair iron their hair just does not come out looking good when they use the straightener on their hair. Some immediately blame the iron for the problem, and in some cases for those using cheap drugstore models, than that is probably the case. While for others who are using quality hair irons the answer is more likely to be in how they are going about straightening those locks.

Luckily just as there are plenty of web pages that talk about how easy to use flat irons are there are also those that talk about flat irons problems and solutions. These pages will help with things like what to do when the straightness comes out of your hair before your day is over, why your hair may be either excessively oily or excessively dry when you are using an iron, and so much more. Hair irons are very effective at straightening hair with a little practice and know how.

InfraShine Irons

April 3, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Just when women had gotten used to all the terms, materials, and techniques that hair styling tool makers had thrown at all of us; along comes another line of professional hair tools using a new idea to get the gorgeous looks that all of us want to have so badly. Infrashine irons uses their patented FAR-infrared-ray radiant heating technology to create the hottest hair styles for women and in tools that are designed for use in the most demanding styling salons out there.

The FAR technology is designed to lock in negative ions while infusing moisture into the hair so that no matter how much styling is done your locks will always look radiant and healthy. This is accomplished with ceramic materials as well as multi-layered heating elements for the best performance possible. These professional grade hair irons require less wattage and electrical current to operate making them fully capable of being the hair straightening workhorse in a salon by putting in potentially 5,000 hours of use. For the salon owner this means a hair iron you can count on while for the personal user this means a salon quality tool that you will be able to use for years with no problems at all.

Changing Your Hairstyle With A Ceramic Flat Iron

April 1, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

It does not take long for many women to grow tired of their current hairstyle and want to get a new look. Of course cutting their hair may not always be an option since they are trying to grow it out for a special occasion or just do not want shorter hair. Dying and perms are other options to get new looks but these harsh chemicals are hard on the hair and scalp and do not always come out looking like you want them to.

One way to get a new look without cutting or using chemicals is to use a hair straightening iron to give yourself the runway smooth locks that many models have. Ceramic flat irons can remove curl and frizz to give you a completely different appearance and daily look. Yet they are not hard on the hair and can be used one day for the look and not used another to keep things mixed up. To add even more looks to your repertoire with this simple hair styling tool you can also use it to add waves and even place curl in all or part of the hair. All of this, to change your hairstyle in a way that can bring new life to your look, but can be changed again at any time when you want.

Using A Hair Straightener For More Volume In Your Hair

March 31, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

When most women purchase their hair straightening iron they do so with the intentions of using the hair styling tool to remove the curl and frizz from their hair. Of course these professional styling tools are designed to do just that and they get the job done perfectly. But a straightener can also be used to put volume and even curl into a hair as well when used just right.

To add volume with a hair straightener it is simply a matter of which direct you will hold your hair and run the iron to encourage volume. When you want more body and no curl in your hair after washing and completely drying your hair divide your locks into many small sections that can easily fit into the plates of the hair straightener. Then on each section you will start as close to the scalp as possible and run the hair iron over your hair slowly while pulling the section you are working on directly upwards.

Once you have done each section this way flip your hair forwards and apply some hair spray to the roots to hold the volume you just put in place. Once you get used to using a hair straightener for more than just smoothing out hair you will begin to use it almost exclusively for all of your styling needs.

Watching Videos For The Best Flat Iron Tips

March 30, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

If you want to start using a flat iron to get those gorgeous straight locks that so many women are featuring in their hairstyle now it can seem daunting at first on just how you want to go about doing that. Of course some women make an appointment with a stylist and have them do their hair the first time and they pay close attention to how the professional uses the flat iron to get their hair looking its best. Of course this can be a little tough to do since you really cannot get a good view of the top of your own head to see exactly what is going on.

Of course you can also read on how to do this on the internet but even this is tough for some women since it just sounds so easy until you actually grab a flat iron and try to perform the steps. Luckily the boom in videos on the internet now means there is a wealth of flat iron tips in easily viewable video formats. These snippets of women flattening their hair with a flat iron makes seeing just how to use one of these professional hair tools a whole lot easier and some women have some really good tips to share that may come in handy for you.

The Need For Protein For Healthy Hair

March 23, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

We all want our hair to look its best and many women spend lots of money to get the best hair styling products, shampoos, and hair styling tools to get that really great looking hair. Everyone knows that what we do to our hair and how we take care of it has a large impact on how good it appears and how healthy it is. Yet, there is something more than just what kind of hair flat irons you use, it is also what foods you eat. It is hard to believe that the food you eat can have a very large impact on the health of your hair but it is true. What goes into your mouth is what your body uses to grow and maintain those locks on your head so you need to eat what your body needs to have great looking hair.

Hair is made up of almost all protein so your body needs plenty of good quality lean protein in order to have healthy hair. Not getting enough will leave your hair thin causing it to have less body and even less shine. By eating plenty of protein your body can adequately grow plenty of hair that you can style to look absolutely gorgeous.

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