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Setting The Ladies’ Straight: The Truth About Hair Tools

February 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Recently at a ladies’ getaway weekend I had the opportunity to talk about hair styles with my girlfriends and then witness the transformation between day and night time hair styles. It was very interesting to learn that some of the ladies I was with, didn’t believe in using their hair tools for daily use, only for going out at night, or for special occasions. I was shocked, because I use my hair straightener every day.

When I asked why they saved their hair irons and curling irons only for special occasions, there were two main answers: 1) they thought that frequent use of their tools would damage their hair, and 2) they thought it was special if they reserved the looks that hair tools gave them for nights out.

I argued against both of these points, and I’ll share them with you as well because I’m pretty sure they’re common misconceptions.

The first point, that hair tools will damage your hair if you use them daily, is absolutely false, unless of course you are using cheap, low quality hair tools and if this is the case, you need to value yourself and your hair much more. High quality, professional quality hair tools will not damage your hair if you use them frequently. In fact, ceramic hair tools infuse your hair with moisture giving it a shiny, healthy look and if you choose hair tools with tourmaline, the negative ions will seal each hair cuticle allowing your hair to lay flat against your head, protecting it from damage and a bad case of the frizzies.

If you do use a low quality, inexpensive hair tool that uses metal plates or a metal barrel, you may burn your hair because there are hot spots, or snag or pull your hair causing it to rip and tear. So the answer to this question is, if you use a good quality, ceramic hair tool, you will not damage your hair, even if you style it everyday.

For the second argument, that they wanted to save their special hair looks for night time or going out, I have to argue. Hair tools are great at creating both day time looks and fancier and more sophisticated evening looks. Just because you’re headed to the office, or driving your kids to school, should you look as if you don’t care about yourself? Absolutely not! Every day should be an occasion and an excuse to do your hair. Obviously, if you want to keep it simple during the day, use your straightener to flatten your hair out and give it a sleek look. When it’s time to go out for that special date, or a nice dinner, take your straightener and give yourself a few sassy curls, or some flips out for the ends of your hair. You can use your hair tools to create versatile looks that are good for both day and night.

In my opinion, if you are going to invest in a professional hair iron or curling iron, get your use out of it. Use it every day and experiment with some fabulous styles for when you go out at night or for that special dinner with your husband. Everyone deserves to look fabulous every day!

Use a Ceramic Curling Iron To Create Sexy Curls

February 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Curls are sexy, and if you’ve been blessed with naturally curly hair, you should appreciate how lucky you are. For those of us with straight hair, it is always nice to try something else out from time to time, and beautiful flowing curls are a nice change from your typical straight style.

When it comes to creating beautiful curls you don’t have to commit yourself to a perm that will damage your hair and leave you with a permanent head of curls. After all, you probably want to mix it up a bit. And sure, you could use a head of hot rollers to create your curls. But who wants to walk around with a head full of plastic for hours? If you want an easy and effective way to create beautiful curls, all you need is a professional curling iron.

When I tell you that you need a professional curling iron, I don’t mean that you need to spend thousands of dollars on a hair tool. What I mean is you must choose a quality curling iron that will get the job done without damaging your hair. A ceramic curling iron is the best choice for most users. Ceramic is a moisture conducting material that will actually infuse your hair with moisture as it’s curling your hair. What this means to you is that your hair won’t end up damaged by the heat and it will actually look shiner and healthier than when you started. That’s right, using a ceramic curling iron can actually improve the look of your hair.

Don’t be fooled by people who tell you that hair tools damage your hair. Those people are probably using inexpensive, low quality tools with metal barrels that will snag, burn and singe hair. And yes, if you use those types of hair tools, they will damage your hair. Choose quality hair tools that will improve the look of your hair.

For even healthier looking curls, look for a curling iron with tourmaline in it. Tourmaline is a naturally occurring element that actually emits negative ions. Those negative ions infuse the hair locking in moisture and sealing each and every hair cuticle, so hair lays flat against the head giving you a beautiful smooth curl. Forget about the frizzies and the broken looking hair that often results from over styling, with a curling iron infused with tourmaline, your hair and curls will never look better.

When you use a curling iron to create your curls, you have so much more control over how you want them to look. Do you want loose flowing curls? Or tight spiral curls? You’re in control when it comes to a curling iron unlike a perm or hot rollers where you are at the mercy of the rollers.

Don’t be afraid of curling irons, once you use them a few times, it’s easy to perfect the exact look that you are going for. They’re very easy to use, and the best part about them is that they are affordable and if you want to go back to your straight look tomorrow, you can.

Choose Hair Irons Over Chemicals

January 21, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

If you were born with hard to manage, curly, out of control, and frizzy hair, there is no doubt that you probably like to straighten it from time to time. But do you straighten it every day? Some people like to use a hair iron everyday to straighten their hair and while this can be fine if you use the right iron, it also may be damaging your hair if you are using a low quality hair iron or aren’t using it properly. Many ladies consider chemically straightening their hair because they think it will be easier than using a hair straightener everyday and others feel that using a chemical straightening process will be gentler on their hair.

Before you make the decision to use chemicals to straighten your hair, you need to really think about it. How could it be possible that using chemicals on your hair would be safer or gentler than using a hair iron? It’s not possible. The fact is, you are putting chemicals on your head and letting them sit. This isn’t good for you, or your hair. After chemically straightening your hair, sure your hair will be straight, at least for a little while. But at what cost? Your hair will be damaged, broken, frizzy and may suffer permanent damage that will take a considerable amount of time to grow out. Sure you want straight hair, but I’m assuming that you would rather have healthy and shiny looking straight hair instead of damaged and broken straight hair.

So what’s your other alternative? The other choice, the better choice, is to choose a high quality hair straightener that will be gentle to your hair while getting the job done. If you think that a hair straightener will damage your hair if you use it every day, than you are not using the right type of hair iron.

You need to choose a hair straighter with ceramic plates. Ceramic plates infuse the hair with moisture locking in shine to leave your hair looking healthy and shiny. Another thing to look for in a hair iron is tourmaline. If you are truly worried about damaging your hair with a hair iron, look for a straightener with tourmaline. Tourmaline is a naturally occurring element that produces negative ions. Negative ions infuse each hair with moisture and seal in the natural oils in the hair. These ions also seal the cuticle shaft which allows the hair to lay flat so you won’t get any of that frizzy hair, and it will look shiner and healthier than ever because it will be healthier than before. Yes, a hair straightener can actually improve the health of your hair if you have the right one.

So before you make the big decision to chemically straighten your hair, consider all of the facts. Some people are put off by the cost of a professional hair straightener. But when you consider that these irons typically have very long warranties, sometimes even life warranties, and they improve the health of your hair, it is a small price to pay. If you were to choose chemically straightening your hair, it would not only be a large cost, but you would have to pay for it repeatedly and it would ruin your hair. It seems like a fairly easy decision to me. Choose healthy beautiful hair.

What the Pros Use

December 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When you walk into the hair salon, all of the hair stylists have their stations set up with the various tools of the trade, and cords running everywhere. But what hair tools do they have on those stations. No one usually gives it much thought, you simply sit in the chair, let your stylist get down to business and leave with a beautiful head of hair. But there are many things at work to get your hair looking that beautiful; not least of all are the tools that your stylist uses to create those stunning hair styles.

Taking a closer look at what is on those hair stations you will find a wide range of products, but there is one thing that every single hair stylist’s station has in common. They all use high quality hair tools. And you should expect nothing less from a hair stylist. If you walk into a salon and see a low quality metal plate hair straightener, run out of there fast!

So what does a hair stylist look for in a quality hair tool? That’s an excellent question, because obviously you want what the professionals use so you too can have stunning hair at home. Let’s start with the hair dryer. Hair stylists are usually in a hurry, they have a lot of clients to see and they need each one looking their best – quickly.

An ionic hair dryer is usually the dryer of choice because of the use of negative ions. Negative ions penetrate the hair shaft and dry the hair from the inside out, instead of the outside – in, like other hair dryers. The result is that hair dries quicker which means that stylists can move on to the next phase of styling faster and as an added bonus, your hair is exposed to the heat for a much shorter period, which means you won’t experience damage.

When it comes to hair straighteners, this is probably one of the most popular tools for most stylists right now so they need a high quality tool that will stand up to repetitive use and provide the best shine and finish to each clients hair.

The number one thing that stylists look for in a hair straightener is ceramic plates. Because many stylists leave their irons on for long periods, the ceramic plates will hold the heat, keeping the temperature consistent for the entire period. You don’t have to worry about the plates cooling off, or getting hot spots.

Another popular feature in hair straighteners right now is the use of silver or Nanosilver technology in the plates. This fairly new technology utilizes the power of natural antibacterial elements which actually fight the bacteria and germs that can collect on your hair straightener and your hair. This is perfect for a salon environment where tools are being used on multiple people.

Tourmaline is also a very popular feature for hair straighteners because the tourmaline infuses each hair, closing the cuticle and making the hair look shiny, healthy and beautiful. Which is ultimately what the hair stylist wants for each client.

So now that you know what the pros are using, what’s stopping you from enjoying the same benefits for your hair at home?

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