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Is Straightening Bad For Prom?

April 7, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

There are many girls who go with fancy up-do’s at prom season. French twists, tight curly buns, fish braided side pony, you’ll see a very big variety. So many girls will pay fifty dollars or more to get their hair styled professionally. This is great because it’s a one night only kind of occurrence and is important for most girls, especially high school senior girls. On the other hand, some girls don’t care as much what their hair looks like and would rather save money so they take the conservative route by simply performing a style on their own at home.

The choice of staying safe and cheap may be a little bit smarter for prom. Using a simple hair straightener on prom night is just as fun as getting an up-do for some girls. Although some say that they should go all out for the special night, it’s not necessarily a bad thing to straighten your hair. It’s not as bad as many people make it sound and it turns out looking great. There are few benefits to doing this style, too.

Of course, I already mentioned the incredible amount of money you can save by straightening your hair at home for prom. But there are other ways to look at it, too. You can kind of customize your hairstyle if you do it yourself because it’s you that’s performing the style and you can do it however you want, first hand. You can add a few curls here and there to add a little flirt to the ‘do. You can also put your own kind of style to it: make it edgy or subtle, it’s your choice because you’re in charge. This way you can also fix it yourself if you don’t like it; you don’t have to feel bad about hurting a stylist’s feelings. Straightening your hair is also a great way to keep hair from getting so messy. Some girls experience a problem with the way their hair falls after getting it styled. They seem to want to change their style because it falls apart as the day goes on. With your straight hair, you can easily go home and straighten it again in a matter of two minutes, whereas other girls can’t go back to their hairdresser and get it fixed.

You can spend a fortune on getting your hair all done up for an event that lasts three hours, or you can save money and style it yourself. As you go to your hairdresser with the thought that straightening your hair isn’t fancy enough, remember all of the benefits of using that straightener. Any style will wind up being beautiful on prom night but straightening isn’t necessarily a bad thing to do for this event.

What People Do To Save Hair

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Walking down the street, you might see people who are expressing their own “style”. Included in this look of style, you may find a few people who have hair that doesn’t exactly look the healthiest. For example, you may walk past someone with a little grease in the roots of their hair. Although this doesn’t look healthy, you may be surprised at how healthy this person’s hair actually is behind its “mask.” The things people do to protect their hair from getting too dry or damaged is shocking to many people.

Let’s all step forward and admit the truth now; we’ve all gone at least two days without showering before. If you haven’t ever gone more than one day without a shower, you are abnormal. Between late nights of studying and just going out with friends, you don’t really have time to shower at night. And maybe the next morning you have to wake up early and don’t have time to shower before a morning event. These may not be the only reasons you don’t shower, though.

Sometimes if I shower one morning and then straighten my hair afterward, I will keep my hair straight the next day. As long as I haven’t sweat or done anything too damaging to my hair, I figure it’s okay to leave it for the next day to save from over damaging my ends. This really does do less damage than to shower, blow dry, and use your straightener all over again when hair doesn’t look too bad from the day before.

Another type of damage that can be done to people’s hair is caused by too much dying. If a person dyes their hair too often, the ends get so worn down by the chemicals in the dye and can’t withstand any kind of styling for long. After people hear consequences of dying hair too often, they become a bit frightened and decide to stop dying their hair altogether. The look they get in their hair eventually will look dull and may even look a little gross too. This is because after that person decides to quit dying her hair, her roots begin to grow out and the actual color of her hair is revealed after so long.

Times where this is bad to look at would be if a brunette died her hair blonde and then decided to stop touching up the roots. Then her brunette roots begin to grow out and make the blonde hair look greasy and sloppy. The truth is, girls who decide to quite dying and to let their roots grow out end up having healthier hair even though it looks greasy and damaged. If it becomes unbearable for girls to watch their roots grow out, they may need to dye it one last time back to their original color just to get it back to square one.

Whether it is stopping hair dye or skipping showers, people really will go to extents to save their hair from damage. When you get a haircut, ask your hair dresser what she/he does to preserve a little of their hair. To prevent too much damage, try a few of the solutions above. You’d be surprised at how fast you can get your hair to preserve a little moisture just by using a few of these tricks.

The Life Of A Straight Girl

March 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

People often ask me what my natural hair looks like. Recently, I have been lazy about styling my hair each day and just have had no time to do anything besides shower and let it hang the whole day. Of course it dries as the day goes on but so many people ask if I straighten my hair after it dries because it looks pin straight, draping down my shoulders. The truth is, I probably have the straightest hair known to mankind. Having naturally straight hair does have its perks at times but it definitely is not as fun as having wavy hair.

When I wake up in the morning and begin styling my hair, I realize how straight my hair already is and instantly, I know that my routine will not take as long as most girls my age. Since my hair is so naturally straight, I can cut about twenty minutes off of  my “getting ready for the day” time each morning. I either let it go for the day, only running a brush through the ends or I throw it up in a ponytail. This is a benefit of having straight hair because it allows me to focus on eating a bigger breakfast, doing my makeup better, or picking out a prettier outfit. But there are some cons to having straight hair too.

Each time that I look in my hair in the mirror, I am reminded how dull and boring it is. I wish that somedays it would hold a little bounce in the roots. I can barely even tease my hair because it’s so thin and fine and straight. Thicker, curlier hair tends to hold volume much easier. It’s also not fun having straight hair because you can’t really mix up your style each day. It gets boring wearing my hair straight day after day while other girls can scrunch their hair with gel some days and show off their natural waves.

I do use hair straighteners, but not as often as most people my age. This could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it. It saves me some time and damage to my ends but it also limits what else I can do to style my hair each morning, especially if I don’t have time to do something fun like curl it to be bouncy. There may be others in the world with the same problem that I have, but I must say, my hair has got to be one of the straightest out there.

Resolve To Have Style In 2009!

January 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

So it’s a new year, and if you’re like most people, you probably have a New Years resolution or two. And if you are like most people, you may have already broken those resolutions by now, the first week of January. So why not make a resolution that you can actually keep? Make the New Years resolution that you are going to pay more attention to your style and give your hair the treatment that it deserves.

Too many people take their hair for granted. Giving it a quick brush in the morning, or throwing it up in a pony tail. But your hair can be so much more, and it should be. So why not utilize your hair to its full potential and use it to really show off your style. Your hair is actually an extension of yourself, and with a little bit of care and the right hair styling tools, you will easily be able to create whatever styles reflect your personality.

The first thing you need to do is to be sure that your hair is in optimal condition. And if you’ve been neglecting your hair for awhile, you may need a little bit of work in this area. The first step would be to visit a hair stylist for a trim and a little shaping. Tell them what you are trying to achieve and a good stylist will be able to create that for you. And if you don’t know what you want to achieve with your hair, simply let them know a little bit about your personality and your lifestyle and let them take it from there.

Once your hair has been trimmed and you’re ready to go, you will need to invest in a good hair straightener. The hair straightener is the way to go if you are new to hair styling because you don’t need a full drawer of styling implements to get started. This one hair iron should do the trick.

If your hair is curly or has a natural wave, you can use the hair iron to straighten it for a complete new look. But don’t stop there. You can also use the hair straightener to create flips and tucks with the ends of your hair, giving it a bit of style and pizzazz.

If you already have straight hair, use the hair straightener to add curls and waves to your hair giving it volume. Yes, you can curl your hair with a hair straightener!

It is important however when you are choosing a hair straightener to choose one that is going to treat your hair well. Because what’s the point trying to achieve beautiful styles when you’re just causing damage to your hair? And if you don’t pick the right hair straightener, that’s exactly what you will be doing. Look for a hair iron with tourmaline. Tourmaline works by infusing your hair with negative ions that actually seal the hair cuticle locking in natural oils and moisture so your hair looks and feels healthier and shiner than ever before.

You should also look for a ceramic plate hair straighter, or a titanium plate hair straighter because these plate types are the best for your hair providing you with the proper heat distribution, without snagging or pulling your hair.

So this year, make a New Years resolution that you will actually keep and invest some time and effort into your own personal style.

Chi Hair Dryers For Really Thick Hair

November 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you have very thick hair sometimes getting it dry can be a long time consuming task that you wish did not take as long as it did. Chi hair dryers use only the finest materials to dry your hair and this greatly reduces the dry time you will have to get that really thick hair dry before you style it to head off to work or out with your friends. Hair dryers from Chi are some of the best available and are lightweight and easy to use whether you are styling your hair for the day or doing many styles all day long for many people.

Blow Me Over: Understanding Hair Dryers

October 1, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Most women (and some men) have a blow dryer in their bathroom. It’s one of those tools appliances that most people tend to take for granted. Everyday, you get out of the shower, your hair sopping wet and start blowing it dry.  But have you ever thought about your blow dryer and questioned whether you have the right one for your needs? Not many people do.

 

Because your blow dryer is one of the most frequently used hair tools you have. You owe it to yourself, and your hair, to give it a little bit of thought. Choosing the correct blow dryer will help you create the beautiful hair styles that you crave. But you have to do your research and find the right dryer for your needs.

 

So where do you begin? If you’re like most people, you haven’t given your blow dryer much consideration. Maybe you chose the dryer that was on sale, or the smallest one to fit in your drawer. Or maybe you have the same old hair dryer that you’ve had since you were in high school! However you chose your hair dryer, it’s time for you to start choosing for the all right reasons.

 

The first thing that you need to understand is wattage. Each blow dryer has a certain wattage which determines how strong it is and ultimately how much heat it puts out. If you are the type of person who is always in a hurry and you want to get your hair dry in a hurry, you will want a dryer with 2000 watts or higher. Going with something slightly less powerful, such as an 1800 watt dryer, will also get the job done in a reasonable time. If you have short or fine hair that doesn’t take long to dry, maybe wattage isn’t a big factor. However if you have long thick hair, this should be an important factor for you.

 

If it’s possible you should try out a hair dryer before you buy it. It isn’t always possible to try them before buying, but if it is, try to take advantage of it. It’s good to get a feel for the weight of a dryer, and how easy it is to maneuver and if the cord gets wrapped up and in your way. These details may seem small, but if you are making an investment, these are the little things that will make the difference.

 

You may think that hair dryers damage your hair because of the intense heat that they use, but this doesn’t have to be true. There are now negative ion dryers that utilize ionic technology. These dryers blow negative ions over the hair which not only dries your hair in half the time as a conventional dryer, but also help to keep your hair looking soft, shiny and healthy. Negative ion energy actually works by closing the hair shaft which protects the hair resulting in healthy, healthier hair.

 

Some people like to choose blow dryers that come with a great deal of attachments. For some – more is better. Be sure that whatever attachments a hair dryer comes with, they are useful for your type of hair. You will want a nozzle on your dryer as you can get a bit closer to your hair without damaging it. Some dryers come with a diffuser attachment. This type of attachment is great for professional hair stylists, or people with curly hair that need a diffused heat to dry their hair.

 

Ultimately when you choose a hair dryer, price will also be an issue for many people. However, when it comes to an investment that will last you for years remember that a quality dryer will save you time and money in the long run, not to mention that a quality dryer will protect the health of your hair as well!

Differences Between Scissors & Shears

September 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many people feel that the terms scissors and shears are actually interchangeable terms but really there is a few slight differences between the two so they are not exactly the same type of cutting implement. Scissors are usually less than six inches in length, have two small matching handles, and are usually used for lighter cutting jobs due to their smaller sizes. While shears are usually larger than six inches and have non-matching handles with the exception of hairdressing shears, which have identical handles. Whether you are shopping for scissors or shears for trimming hair it is essential that you have a pair that feels good in your hand.

Having Short Straight Bangs

September 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many people have different opinions on bangs, some love them and some cannot stand them. If you are one of those who do like sporting a look with short straight bangs than embrace that style. But for many women even short straight bangs get a mind of their own and stick out or curl in ways you do not want. Luckily it is easy to take a hair straightening iron to smooth those bangs out and make sure they remain straight all day long. Just heat your hair styling iron up quickly and run it over your bangs from the scalp to the tip.

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