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The Best And Worst Products To Use

July 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Whether you’re styling or washing your hair, there’s always some kind of product that you use to get the job done. For example, you use shampoo and conditioner when you shower and hairspray when you style your hair. Although you might think it’d be hard to mess up showering or styling, some people actually use the wrong products for their situations and end up with a rat’s nest of a head. Think about it before you prep your hair for the day on which product to use. Even the specific brand of a certain product can mess up your styling process.

Now depending on the results you’re looking for, you might find one product that will do better than the others. For example, I looked for a brand of shampoo once that would make my hair smell fresh and clean, not like sweat and dirty. For this kind of result I used Garnier Fructis shampoo and conditioner. These are great for giving your hair that fresh and fruity smell when you need a clean start. It’s also a great way to keep colored hair looking its best. You hair will look freshly dyed for weeks if you use the specialized shampoo from Garnier. I wouldn’t depend on this brand for volume or damage repair though.

One of my favorite brands for protection from heat when I use my hair straightener is Tresemme. This brand is so focused on keeping your hair strong that you can trust their products will be the best. When I use the heat protection spray I love how lightweight it is. It’s almost as if you never sprayed anything in your hair-the only thing it leaves behind is a fresh scent. There’s no greasy look to it, it’s not heavy in your hair and it does a great job at protecting my hair.

Going back to the shower, my favorite kind of shampoo to keep my hair in good shape and repair any breakage comes from Pantene. This is definitely one of the best brands out there today because it’s so trustworthy. This company recently came out with new sets of products that help against specific things. One set that I love to use is the breakage to strength line of shampoo and conditioner. There are other products in this line but I mainly use it for my hair in the shower only because I am hooked on products from other companies when it comes to styling products.

My favorite brand of hairspray is Redken. This is a very high end brand of hair products that lots of celebrity stylists use. It’s so popular that I can barely afford a whole line of it so I stick with just the hairspray. I’ve never seen a certain spray with so much hold in it. If you’re looking to keep a style all day through, I can guarantee that Redken will not let you down. I used to poof my hair for school and from 7 AM to 4 PM  I knew I could trust this brand to keep my hair in that poof. Although the scent is very strong and not so pleasant it does the job and I would recommend it to anyone.

So wether you’re using your hair straightener, your curling iron, you’re showering or just looking for something to make your hair smell good, use these varieties of products and you will not be let down. It’s not always true that a certain brand can work perfectly for every hair need you might have. Try a good variety like these and you’ll always do great with keeping your hair looking in tip-top shape.

A Style For Each Day

July 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Sometimes I get so bored with the same hairstyle every day of the week. I see girls wearing ponytails every single day and others who straighten their hair every day too. To me that’s just boring and I need to mix it up every once in a while. That’s why I came up with a few new styles for me (and you) to sport for each day of the week. You see this kind of stuff in magazines in the hair section but these will be easy to achieve I can promise and they won’t have a billion steps that are hard to follow.

A typical hairstyle of so many people is to just straighten your hair and let it fall past your shoulders. This works every once in a while but when you want to dress your style up a bit more or maybe not as much, you can go with an easy-fixin’ style. Just know that you don’t have to wear your hair in these styles in the exact order every week; change up the order in which you wear each style.

On a Monday you might want to start the week with a great style for a great impression. This day, you could straighten your hair to show off the length. Make sure you use your heat protectant spray. I’m sure we’ve all used a hair straightener before though so style how you love to with your iron.

Tuesday can be your fun day with a flirty side pony. I tend to tie my hair back into a side ponytail and then choose pieces from the tail to curl-this way they look fresh and not smashed like they would if you’d curl before tying it all back. You can even add some fun with your bangs by pinning them back or leaving them down curled to add extra flirt.

Wednesday is hump day which means you might need a break from your technical styling. To do so, it’s as easy as showering and leaving your hair with a damp look. Each time I sport this style, it saves me about ten minutes because I just put a little product in my damp hair to give a natural wave look. Sometimes I pull my bangs back for a more put-together look or leave them down.

Thursday to me is a fancy day again so I like to go with the Snooki-inspired poof. You can curl or straighten your hair for this style but if you’re in a time crunch I recommend you straighten to make things easier. I like to curl my hair (you can use any method of curling that you like) because it can hide split ends that may be visible if I straighten. Next I make sure my part is far to the side and I backcomb the crown of my hair. Grab as much hair as you would like and pin it back behind your head about in the middle.

Friday is fun day! I love these days because I tend to go with any freestyle kind of hair ‘do that I feel like. If you’re feeling creative, don’t be afraid to try out a new style that you thought of on your own! My favorite style to do on Friday’s is to reuse my curls from Thursday and sport a spunky high ponytail to reflect the spunkiness that Friday’s represent.

These are some of the easiest styles you can ever do with your hair and don’t take much time either. The weekends are yours to come up with creative styles or reuse any of the styles from the week. Just always remember to use plenty of protectant spray if you’re going to use your hair straightener and always be cautious if you’re going to tease the hair also.

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.

Finding The Best Flat Iron For You

April 13, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

If you take the time to research flat irons online before making your purchase you will find many brands with many models all claiming to be the best flat iron. Each will claim they are the best at straightening your hair while leaving it healthy and vibrant in the process. Most even have reviews online from average users just like you who have tried and even bought the iron and love to use it on their particular hair type. So if they all are so good how do you know what is the best flat iron for you?

For the most part if you only shop at stores that cater to the professional hair stylist you will be looking at hair irons that will be effective and will damage your hair if used correctly. These irons are made from quality materials such as titanium and solid ceramic plates. Plus they use the latest research for locking in moisture such as ionic infusing. Cheaper drugstore flat irons, which are not made as well such as models with coated ceramic plates, are the ones that you will want to avoid. But for the most part you will not find hair irons like these at a store, which caters to the professional and the serious home user.

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.

Getting Rid Of Split Ends With Quality Scissors

October 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Split ends can happen to any woman and once you have them the only way to get rid of them is to get those ends trimmed off of your hair. For some women trimming those couple of inches can be hard since they love every bit of their long tresses, but for others it is seen as a great way to revitalize and encourage the growth in their hair to make it become even stronger and healthier. Of course if a pair of quality hairdressing shears are not used to remove these split ends you will not find yourself better off than when you began. This will mean getting yet another haircut again to get smooth cuts for your hair to begin to grow healthy again.

Seeing A Style On Yourself Before Cutting Your Hair

October 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Getting a haircut is a commitment that you will be stuck with whether you love the style or not since once the hair is cut there is no putting it back. Thank goodness modern technology has come onto the scene to make choosing the hairstyle even easier than it was in the past. Before your hair ever comes into contact with hair styling scissors take the time to see the style you are considering on your head via one of the many computer programs which allow you to see how you will look with any style you can imagine.

Pink Hair Straighteners For Fun & Straight Hair

October 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Every girl loves to show her girly side and many of the top makers of hair styling tools knows this. Just about all of these companies make pink hair straighteners for the girls to have not only the best hair straightening irons but also the best looking. These hair straighteners are the same top quality professional hair irons that the professionals use but in a cool pink color that just about every girl will love. Style your hair with these great irons and have a cool hair straightener that your friends will be envious of.

Karmin Titanium Hair Irons

September 22, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the most affordable professional hair straighteners available that is perfect for the home user who wants salon results is the Karmin Titanium. This hair iron features titanium plates which are so smooth that they will leave your hair luxurious straight and with its infrared technology will also leave your hair its healthiest. With a built in micro chip this hair straightener has extremely accurate temperature settings so those that need just the right temps for their hair will love this particular model. For the professional or the home user this titanium flat iron is the best buy available.

Safety With Hair Straighteners

September 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women are very lackadaisical with the use of their curling irons and hair straighteners and this results in harsh burns to their skin and sometimes those they love. Professional hair irons and curling irons have a temperature setting, which allows them to be controlled so that the user can control the amount of heat they are using. This will help them avoid potential burns on their scalp and skin, which may come into contact with the hot blades. Also at no time should a hot iron be allowed to sit unattended, as this will place a danger for everyone who happens to come by and may potentially bump into it and burn him or herself on the contact.

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