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Curling Irons Sure Have Changed!

January 8, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Probably one of the first hair styling tools you ever owned was a curling iron. In fact, if you went to high school in the early nineties, a curling iron was essential in order to create those sky high bangs that were so popular. Do you remember how you choose what curling iron you should use back then? Probably not, but I would bet that you didn’t choose your curling iron based on how good it would be for your hair. In fact, it hasn’t been until recently that hair styling tools have actually benefited hair. However, there are a few things that you should keep in mind when you are looking for a curling iron, because they have come along way since you first started using them.

If you are thinking about getting a curling iron, don’t make the mistake that they are only good for curling your bangs up to great heights. Curling irons are useful for so much more than that. If you have always wanted wavy, sexy curls, then a curling iron is the perfect tool for you. Or maybe it’s tight, spiral curls you’re looking for? A curling iron is also the tool of choice for you.

Be sure when you are looking for a curling iron to choose the barrel width that’s right for the style you want to achieve. Because curling irons come in a wide variety of barrel sizes, from ¾” up to 2” barrels. If you are looking for tight curls, choose the smaller curling iron barrel size. But if loose waves are your thing, you’ll want the larger barrel. It’s important to note that if you have short hair, you should not choose large barrel sizes, they are only useful on longer hair. Shorter hair does better with smaller barrel sizes as they are easier to negotiate on short hair. If you have medium length hair and want to have some versatility when you style, you may want to consider a 1” barrel size because they are the most versatile and you can create quite a bit of style with this size.

Another consideration when you are choosing a curling iron is the material of the barrel. Look for a ceramic curling iron because ceramic is an excellent material choice. Ceramic is known for conducting heat evenly and quickly so you do not need to worry about any hot spots developing on your iron which will burn your hair. Ceramic also smoothes your hair as it styles, so your hair will not look frizzy or over treated.

Other features to look for in a curling iron include ionic technology which actually locks in natural moisture and oils to make hair look healthier than before. Silver technology is also a great feature, because the silver kills bacteria and germs that may be in your hair or on your styling tool so that your hair can stay as healthy as possible.

Curling irons have come along way since your early styling days, so take the time to research a quality hair styling tool before you make the investment.

Hair Extensions Are For Everyone

January 2, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you always wanted long, beautiful hair? It’s true that people usually want what they don’t have, and if you have short hair, you may often crave long luscious locks. Waiting for your hair to grow out is not a very good option. It will take years for your hair to grow out, and by the time your hair reaches the length that you want, you may have changed your mind and no longer want long hair. And more often than not, the hair will become damaged and unhealthy while you’re waiting for it to grow.

But there is an easier way. You can always opt for hair extensions as an easy alternative to create your beautiful look. Some women mistakenly think that hair extensions are only for the rich and famous or celebrities and that normal people shouldn’t or can’t have them. This is the totally wrong way to think. There is absolutely no reason that you shouldn’t have hair extensions if you want them.

Price is no longer the barrier that it used to be as hair extensions are much more affordable now than they used to be and there are many different options for all budgets. If you want to save even more money, you can have a friend put your extensions in for you instead of opting for an expensive salon. There are many different types of hair extensions that are simple enough for anyone to put in on their own.

One of the common misconceptions about hair extensions is that they look fake and everybody will know that you are wearing them. Well of course your close friends will know that you have hair extensions because overnight you will have much longer hair. But for others, no one will be any the wiser about your extensions because they are made very well now and do not look fake at all. There are a wide variety of colors to choose from, you will be able to match your hair type very closely for an excellent match. Choosing extensions made with human hair will also help to have them looking very natural and will make it easier for you to care for them as well and style them.

Hair extensions can be treated like your normal hair. You can wash them, and style them normally with your hair straightener, curling iron and hair dryer without fear of damaging your look. It is recommended that you take a bit more care in washing your hair, and use a gentle shampoo, avoiding the connections where they attach to your own hair, but other than that, you should be able to treat your hair as you normally would.

Don’t think that you have to wear your hair extremely long just because you have extensions. Many women are under the impression that they will have hair down to their rear end if tey get extensions and that’s not always true. If that’s the length that you want, than you can go right ahead, but otherwise you can cut your hair and have your stylist shape it however you would like.

Hair extensions are not just for the rich and famous anymore. With a wide variety available, anyone can have that long, gorgeous movie star look.

The Benefits of Hair Straighteners with Tourmaline

October 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It you have been paying any attention to the latest news and development with hair styling tools you will have heard the term –tourmaline. Tourmaline is the latest in styling developments and hair straighteners with tourmaline have become the latest and greatest tool to have in your arsenal.

 

What exactly is tourmaline? Tourmaline is a mineral that occurs naturally in the environment. In its natural state, tourmaline is a beautiful crystal formation that is quite striking. The great thing about tourmaline is that it is a natural source of negative ions and when it becomes heated it reacts by emitting those negatively charged ions.

 

So why is tourmaline used in hair straighteners? That’s a great question. Because tourmaline is a source of negatively charged ions it emits those negative ions when it’s heated. Because a hair straightener is a source of heat, there are a great deal of negative ions emitted. Those negative ions are extremely beneficial to the hair because they actually enter the hair shaft and smooth hair down.

 

Negative ions are responsible for creating healthy, beautiful and shiny hair. The negative ions affect your hair by keeping it straight longer, and by smoothing the hair shaft the hair looks not only straight, but healthy and shiny as well. So you don’t have to worry about that over processed, frizzy look that some hair straighteners give you.

 

The other great thing about tourmaline is that it dries and straightens your hair faster. Because of the concentration of negatively charged ions, the hair is straightened much faster which means less time in the styling chair which ultimately means your hair will be exposed to heat and styling tools for much shorter periods of time. Another great reason why a tourmaline flat iron is a great idea! If you don’t have to expose your hair to styling tools for long periods, it will stay healthier longer.

 

Hair straighteners with tourmaline are definitely the latest and greatest in hair styling technology and for good reason. If you are in the market for a hair iron that will straighten your hair while keeping it looking healthy and beautiful, you must check out an iron with tourmaline in it.

Styling Your Hair Extensions

October 17, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women today want and have hair extensions to give them that very long hair which is in such high fashion that it is all over the runways. This allows women to have longer hair in a instant all without waiting for their hair to grow out from there last cut at the salon. Of course those with hair extensions may have to take certain care of them and depending on which type you get you may or may not even be able to style them with hot curling irons or flat irons.

All hair extension should be washed and conditioned just as you regular hair to keep them clean and at their most vital looking. How much post cleaning styling you can do will depend on the type of hair extensions that you received. Synthetic extensions cannot be subjected to coloring or heat from styling tools, as they are just not made to handle this type of treatment. But if you purchased real human hair extensions, than you can treat this hair just exactly as you treat your own natural hair by styling it with professional styling tools. Styling the extensions with ceramic curling irons and hair straightening irons to get the look you want to achieve.

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.

Choosing the Right Hair Straightener For You

May 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

There are many times when you really want the look of straight, shiny sleek hair and if you were not lucky enough to be born with it then you will need to use hair straightening products to get the look. If you pay a hair stylist to straighten your hair it will instantly curl back up again as soon as you get the bill. The process is not a cheap one to have done, and if you want the look often the money can really start to add up to have it done. If you really enjoy the look of straight hair and plan on doing it often a small investment in a titanium hair straightener or a hair straightening iron is a good investment.

There are many brands and several sizes of hair straightening iron available so how do you know which is the best hair straightener for you? For short hair a narrower iron is the best hair straighteners, preferably around one inch wide. While for longer hair an iron around 1 and half inches wide will do a better job or removing those waves of curl. It is also essential to get an iron that will allow you to adjust the temperature settings to get just the right amount if heat to get the job done, and not so much that it will damage your hair.

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