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Heat Advantages of Titanium Flat Irons

January 16, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

It seems every hair iron on the market claims that it is made from the best materials available for the job whether it is based on ceramic, titanium, or tourmaline. Of course all of these options are great choices and will do a fine job of straightening your hair but each has its own advantages that make it a superior way to remove those curls.

Titanium flat irons are known for the amazing ability to handle the heat needed to get your hair it’s smoothest. The natural properties of titanium allow it to heat up quickly and smoothly. For a hair iron this means less time waiting on your hair styling tool to heat up so you can begin styling your hair and the plates will be heated at a even temperature. Other metals do not heat up evenly and this creates hot and cold spots that produce an uneven smoothing action so that some parts will smooth better than others. Other metals also do not get hot enough to properly straighten thick or coarse hair where titanium flat irons are far superior at heating up to temperatures that are perfect for this type of hair.

Choosing Quality Scissor Steel

November 13, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to buying hair shears or scissors do you know what you’re doing? Sure, if you’re a professional stylist you should have a pretty good handle on this already, but do you know how to choose quality scissors? What type of steel should you choose and how often should you have your scissors sharpened? Your scissors or shears are the single most important tool that a hair dresser has, and all too often, stylists don’t pay enough attention to this very important tool.

 

What did you learn at your beauty school, or the salon where you trained? Did you learn the difference between the types of steel that are used in scissors and shears? Unfortunately, too many stylists don’t learn the necessities when it comes to shears and scissors.  And don’t you think if it’s the most important tool in the salon, you should pay closer attention to it?

 

When it comes to the steel that you use, you are going to want to choose a material that is strong and resilient because this will determine how often you have to sharpen your scissors. There are two types of stainless steel shears, 440 and 420 which is sometimes known as J2. The differences between the two types are dependent on the amount of carbon and chromium in the metals. A higher quality of stainless steel will have a good amount of both carbon and chromium because the carbon makes the steel strong while the chromium gives it resistance to rusting. So you may want to choose scissors that are made with a good combination of both.

 

Of course there are differences between these types as well. When it comes to 440 steel there is a rating system from A to C. 440A is the cheapest and isn’t very strong, 440 C is the most expensive steel but is also the strongest, and 440B falls in the middle of the category.

 

The other stainless steel J2 has a lot of chromium in it but has very little carbon which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Because the steel is soft it can be sharpened to a razor sharpness giving you a very accurate cut. This is often the steel found in Japanese style manufactured shears. These shears will often have a convex edge on them as well which gives the scissors an even sharper performance. Some shears have a titanium coating on them which increases the strength and also creates a sharper edge for cutting.

 

Be careful when you are choosing scissors and shears and ask questions about the steel type of the tool you are considering. You will have to weigh the benefits of a less expensive pair that you will have to sharpen more frequently versus a bigger cost up front. In fact, a cheaper pair of scissors will often cost you more in the long run because of the extra sharpening you will have to do. Start with a quality pair of shears and not only will your clients be happy with their cuts, you will be happy with their performance. 

Keeping your Hair Healthy During Styling

June 9, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The hairstyles of today can be intense and demanding on your hair with all of the styling products and heat from professional hair tools. Luckily technology has come a long way toward helping you get your hair silky and healthy despite these demanding hair styling techniques.

Of course one of the most heat intensive things you can do to your hair is curl it or straighten it using a curling iron or hair flat iron. With both of these products you are using heated metal and ceramic to form the hair to your desired look and style. In the past the ceramic plates where only coated on to cheap metal which did not heat up to temperatures with much exactness. Hair straightening irons have come along way and are now made out of better materials which not only straighten your hair more efficiently they do so with minimal damage to the hair when used correctly. Tourmaline ceramic hair irons with ionic technology help your hair by promoting the negative ions which will help lock in the natural moisture your hair has which will reduce the potential for frizzy fly-a-ways and less than perfect straightening. While titanium hair irons use this high-grade material instead of cheap metals to create irons which heat up quickly, maintain constant temperatures, and are extremely lightweight to hold.

Choosing the best Ceramic Plates for your Hair Type

June 3, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Finding the right hair straightening tool for you can sometimes seem like a daunting task with so many different models out there and so many options for metals, ceramic plates, sizes, and so much more it can get confusing. Many of the great features on professional hair iron tools are really just a matter of personal preference. Such as ionic technology, it is not vital to have this feature that adds negative ions into your hair to help it maintain its health and vitality. But one feature that is more specific for each user that should be considered is the size of the ceramic plates on the straightener you decide to purchase.

Many people automatically opt for the one-inch plates, which is the sort of generic ceramic plate size for a hair straightener. This is usually a good choice but there are times and certain hair types that will call for a different plate size and for those circumstances the right plates on your tourmaline ceramic hair iron will get the bets results for the look your are trying to achieve. If you hair is very thick or very long then you will want to go with larger ceramic plates on your iron to accomadate the hair. While those with shorter or thinner hair will want smaller plates since they will have less hair to be working with and will need the more precise action. Of course any iron can get the job done, some are just better suited for your needs than others.

Karmin Titanium Hair Irons

May 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

One of the absolute best hair straightening irons available on the market today is the Karmin Titanium Hair Iron. This professional hair styling tool is specially designed to straighten hair with ease yet is easy on the hair and will not leave it dried out and frizzy as some other hair irons do.

The Karmin hair straightener is made from high-grade titanium making this hair iron extremely durable, lightweight, and very effective at heating up quickly and evenly. A titanium hair iron is much easier to use and gets better results at straightening hair than irons made with lesser metals.

You can also get superior straightening performance due to the ionic technology that Karmin has put into their hair iron. A ionic ceramic hair iron doesn’t just straighten your hair the negative ions help protect your hair from the heat of the straightening iron. Negative ions close the cuticle layer to create a smooth, silky hair surface and seal in the hair’s natural moisture.

The Karmin tourmaline hair iron will not only give you gorgeous straight hair, it will also leave your hair sleeker and shinier with its constant even heat and advanced features designed to help you look your best.

Buying a Professional Hair Straightener

May 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

There are so many hair straightening flat irons on the market it can be a little confusing when you decide you would like to add a this professional beauty tool to your hair styling bag of tricks. Buying a flat iron is actually not that complicated once you understand all of the technological terms and the materials used in the construction of hair straightening tools.

A hair flat iron is essentially a couple of metal plates, which heat up, and the heat is applied to your hair to remove frizz and curls. Drug store straighteners are usually made from lesser metals such as aluminum while professional hair straightening tools are use better quality materials such as titanium hair straightener. A higher quality metal does a better job at heating up and evenly applying the heat to your hair so to easier and more effectively straighten your hair.

Many professional flat irons use ceramic ionic technology as well to ensure not only smoother hair, but also less damage to your hair as a result of styling. Negative ions will help your hair maintain its own natural moisture during the straightening process and will result in less frizz and more straight smooth hair from your efforts.

Titanium Hair Straighteners

May 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Ceramic hair straighteners do a wonderful job of getting frizzy waves out of the most untamed hair. For an even better performance and extra protection for your hair professional titanium flat hair irons are a step above regular ceramic models. Titanium is a superior metal which is extremely lightweight and heats up quickly and evenly for a better performing hair straightening iron as opposed to those with other metals. These smooth evenly heated titanium hair straightening plates are very easy on the hair while being very effective at smoothing out the frizz and waves in your hair. Titanium hair irons are also more resistant to scratches and are capable of handling heat up and cool down over and over making it the hair iron type of choice for professional stylist.

Top titanium hair straighteners such as the Karmin KM4000 combine this superior metal with ceramic, ionic technology, and tourmaline to make the top hair straightener available. The negative ions help your hair retain its own natural moisture to promote shine as well as to protect it from the heat of the hair straightening iron. Hair tools such as the Karmin are very precise instruments that deliver superior hair straightening over less well-designed hair straightening tools.

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