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First Time Scissor Shopping

February 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Hair scissors aren’t the easiest things to know how to shop for. It takes a lot of time and effort to pick out the right pair for you and to know that you will love them. The process of shopping for hair scissors isn’t like a wedding dress in that you can’t just put something on and fall in love. With shears you have to test them for a minute and make sure they’re comfortably usable. The drama that comes with scissors shopping doesn’t always have to be difficult, though.

Starting out as a new stylist is when this process is the hardest. This is because without many years of experience, you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for. When you are a beginner, the process is about five times harder and takes about five times longer. It does get easier though so take a breath!

The first thing to remember is to never shop alone; especially with something so expensive like hair scissors. Salesmen and women have a tendency to sell you shears because of their price, not their quality. If you hear so many good things about a pair of shears that are over 1000 dollars but you hear nothing about a cheaper pair that seems to have half-way decent quality to them, there may be a problem. The salesman knows he is getting your attention focused on the expensive shears and he is going to go on about them until you give in. This is why you should always bring a friend; preferably a friend that knows a thing or two about styling. She could help you discover some ways to choose the best shears. And hey, it never hurt to have someone there to help you say no to a salesperson!

Things never seem to go fast when shopping for shears but to speed up the process, think about the things you are looking for when you cut hair. And not just things like the color of the shears or a price range; consider things like the sharpness of the blades and the performance that a specific pair are known to give. It may even help to think about it as finding all of the positive things about a certain pair you may find and then after finding that pair, ask about the price. It’s not always a great idea to judge a pair by its price.

Shopping never seems to be hard for women because it’s more of a hobby than a chore. Face it, we’ll use any excuse to be able to go out and shop for an afternoon! However, when it comes to shopping for useful tools like hair scissors, the process of shopping actually does become difficult and takes some time and consideration. Always remember the two main things about being a first time shear buyer: never shop alone and always get well-familiarized with each pair you may like.

 

Grab Some Hair Tools and Try Something Different.

January 9, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

When you get ready in the morning, do you do the same old thing every day? Are you sick of the same hair style? We are creatures of habit and when something becomes a habit or a routine, it becomes all too easy to fall into a rut. And that is just as true for our hair styles than anything else in life. If you are used to wearing your naturally straight hair down, without doing much too it, you will likely do that everyday. Likewise, if you always pull your hair into a pony tail, it becomes all too easy to do that everyday.

Well, it’s time for a change. There is no reason that you have to do the same thing with your hair all the time. Just because you always wear your hair one way does not mean that you have to stay that way. Mix it up. Many women use the excuse that “It’s too hard to try something new.” Or, “I don’t have time in the morning to do anything different.” Those excuses don’t hold any water, because there are a lot of easy and quick ways to change things up. All you need are the right tools.

With a hair straightener, you can achieve a wide variety of new and interesting styles and it doesn’t have to take much time at all. For example, if you normally wear your hair straight, take your hair straightener and try flipping up the ends of your hair, or curling the ends under slightly to make an easy bob style. Just this one simple change, will give you a completely different look and it doesn’t take any longer than just straightening your hair would.

If you want to try something that offers a little more change, take your hair straightener and use it to create loose, waves and curls. This look is very easy to achieve and doesn’t take long at all to create a completely different look on days you want to change it up.

Of course if you have naturally curly hair, you can change it up by using a hair straightener with ceramic plates to straighten your hair. Ceramic plates are the best choice because they use far infrared heat to infuse your hair with moisture, locking in the moisture in the hair, so your hair doesn’t look frizzy or damaged. It’s quick and easy to straighten your hair if you have the right iron at your disposal.

Beautiful hair styles can also be created by using a mixture of curls and straight hair. Consider putting your hair in a half pony tail and using your hair straightener or curling iron to curl the hair that has been pulled up.

There are a lot of options available to you that don’t need to take a great deal of time. The best thing to do is to experiment and try out a number of different looks. After all, there is no reason your hair needs to look the same everyday. In fact, you may discover that you like it a lot better a different way.

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.

Dual Voltage Hair Styling Tools For Travel

November 7, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you travel a lot for work or personal pleasure than you surely have come across the times when the hair styling tools you have brought along to do your hair with do not work do to the discrepancies in voltage levels between some countries. This can be alleviated though by getting hair tools that will operate with either 110 or 220 voltage levels. Items like dual voltage straighteners from Karmin make looking your best while traveling as easy as it is at home and you do not have to have separate flat irons and blow dryers for when you travel.

Hair Styling Tools For Those Who Travel Frequently

October 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you travel often than you know just how hard it is to look your best especially when you are unable to bring your hair styling tools from home to get the look that you prefer your hair to have. It can be this way because maybe you do not have room in your suitcase for these styling tools or maybe you are heading to another country where your hair tools will not work because of the difference in the voltage needed to power them. Either way there is a solution available to you so you can still bring those styling tools with you and look your best on your trip whether you are on vacation or on business.

Many of the top makers of professional hair styling tools make travel models that are made with the same quality as their other tools only better for packing into a suitcase to look your best while traveling. These irons can be anything from just smaller, easier to pack tools to dual voltage models, which can operate, in other countries where the power outlets are different than those in the United States. These professional hair styling tools are perfect for the woman who travels a lot and always wants to have the latest hairstyles.

Caring for Your Hair Flat Iron

May 29, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

We have talked a lot about using hair straightening irons to get smooth and silky looking hair, but if you do not take care of that professional hair styling tool it will not work effectively on your hair for the long term. Really ceramic hair irons are very easy to take care of and require very little other than being kept clean and proper storage. Of course it is obvious you should allow your hair iron to completely cool before you clean and store it after each use.

Whenever you use a flat iron to straighten your hair the styling products you are using will start to collect on the ceramic plates of your flat iron. These products can start to create a gummy mess that will make the plates less effective on your hair. You can get professional hair straightener cleaner, which will clean the plates of any build up and help prolong the life of your hair flat iron. These cleaners will leave the ceramic plates not only clean, but also smoother so that they will glide through your hair with ease for better hair straightening performance.

You should also store your hair straightener in a place it will not get damage to the plates and never should you wrap the cord around the iron as this will damage the cord and ruin the iron.

Damaged Hair – Repair Hair Damage

May 14, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Having damaged hair can be distressing. You spend all your money on products that promise results, you style your hair, hope for the best and still your hair looks damaged in the final process. How can you fix your hair once it is damaged? Well, we will go over some ideas to help “reduce” damage and in some cases fix it.

Do you wake up in the morning with what looks like a matted ball on the back of your head? Is your hair one length but yet after about an hour of styling you notice tons of little hairs that are shorter than the rest sticking out all over the place? These are fixable, or shall I say after putting these tips to use you will get less damage.

All people should use a silk pillow case over their pillow because this allows your hair to move freely while moving in your sleep. People with thin fine hair get the most damage and therefore require this type of pillow case at all times. When you sleep you move around a lot thus matting your hair in the back. After time this will cause damage and breakage to your hair and soon you will notice that your hair seems to be getting thinner just in the back area. You should hand wash your pillow case in cold water and hang to dry, you do not want to get snags in it which would also snag your hair after some time.

Never use elastic bands on your hair, they get tangled easily and when you try to remove them they cause breakage. When you use hair ties you should make sure that they are not bound up too tight, this causes breakage also. In some cases hair will become too damaged and require some cutting and deep conditioning treatments.

Breakage is what makes your hair look like it has shorter pieces all over and stick out every which way.

This is a close up of a piece of hair that has been broken and is splitting, ergo split ends.

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This is badly damaged hair.

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When you brush your hair always start from the bottom and work your way up, this will prevent ripping your hair and breaking it. If you have a lot of hair it is wise to use a detangler. Johnson and Johnson’s no more tangles is a good product, good enough for babies then definitely good enough for you. Spray this in and start brushing from the bottom up. Do this every time you brush, I know it is time consuming but in the long run you will notice that you have less breakage. Continue this process of “silk pillow, loose hair ties, and brushing from bottom to top” and you will notice that as your hair grows you will no longer have this problem of flyaways. Till next time Good Luck.

Niki

Hair Straightener Before & After Photos

February 28, 2008 by · 1 Comment 

Ana Writes;

My daughter, who is 10, has very beautiful hair but you know kids, never happy with what they have. She thinks it’s too ‘poofy’ and says the kids make fun of her hair so I decided to let her try a hair straightener. I chose the Karmin Hair Straightener after reading many great reviews and doing a lot of searching online. Needless to say, as you can see in the photos, my daughter loves how smooth and straight it makes her hair. I like the fact that it does not cause damage like those cheap flat irons do. It was a great price too!

Thank you from a Very Happy Mom!

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