Hair irons have come a long way in the past few years as technology has made advances, which make them less harmful to the hair than they originally were. First flat irons were exposed metal plates that were run through the hair to remove the frizz and curl. Eventually ceramic began to be used to cover the metal, which greatly reduced the damage that the very hot metal was having on the hair. Of course now you can get ceramic flat irons that are combined with tourmaline for the ultimate in straightening but in an iron that will not damage your hair despite regular use.
Of course the biggest advantage of a tourmaline flat iron is the additional negative ions that comes with their use. Tourmaline produces more negative ions, which help lock moisture in your hair. This will reduce the risk of damage that is associated with hair that is dried out from over styling. But the ionic technology is not the only benefit. Tourmaline also has great heating efficiency and can straighten hair faster than a ceramic alone iron. This will reduce the amount of time your hair will be in contact with the plates once again keeping you from damaging your hair while styling it.
Just when women had gotten used to all the terms, materials, and techniques that hair styling tool makers had thrown at all of us; along comes another line of professional hair tools using a new idea to get the gorgeous looks that all of us want to have so badly. Infrashine irons uses their patented FAR-infrared-ray radiant heating technology to create the hottest hair styles for women and in tools that are designed for use in the most demanding styling salons out there.
The FAR technology is designed to lock in negative ions while infusing moisture into the hair so that no matter how much styling is done your locks will always look radiant and healthy. This is accomplished with ceramic materials as well as multi-layered heating elements for the best performance possible. These professional grade hair irons require less wattage and electrical current to operate making them fully capable of being the hair straightening workhorse in a salon by putting in potentially 5,000 hours of use. For the salon owner this means a hair iron you can count on while for the personal user this means a salon quality tool that you will be able to use for years with no problems at all.
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!
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.
Recently I had a discussion about blow drying with a friend of mine. We live in a cold climate where if you went outside in the winter, would be a sure fire way to create a head full of icicles and invite pneumonia into your life. My girlfriend asked me how I always managed to have my hair styled in the morning and have it looking so good. She was stunned when I told her that simply blow dried my hair every morning just as I always did. This was her response, “But if you use a hair dryer every day, you’ll wreak your hair!” She was shocked that I did this; I was equally as shocked that she didn’t.
Instead of drying her hair everyday, she reserved her hair dryer for only a few days a week and the rest of the time let her hair air dry which meant she had to wash her hair at night. While I think that air drying your hair is a great way to go on a Saturday, or if you just want to have a laid back day, it doesn’t seem like the best way to go when you need to present a polished image at the office, and letting your hair air dry is equally as ludicrous when it’s -30 outside. So what’s a girl to do?
I’ll tell you what I told my friend. I don’t worry about damaging my hair by drying it everyday because I use an ionic hair dryer. What is that? Well, I’ll tell you; this is not your $10 cheapy hair dryer that you can buy at the drugstore. I believe that my hair deserves to be treated well, and so do I. An ionic dryer uses ionic technology to dry your hair which means that negative ions are infused into each hair. Negative ions work on the hair by drying it from the inside- out, so your hair dries much faster. This isn’t only better for your hair, because it’s being exposed to the heat for a shorter time, but it also completes the drying process much faster so you’re out of the bathroom with perfectly styled hair in a fraction of the time.
Choosing a hair dryer that utilizes ceramic components is also a great idea. Ceramic heat is a moist heat which means that the moist ceramic heat works on the hair, creating soft, shiny and more manageable hair. So not only is your hair dry, but it looks amazing too.
A hair dryer such as the Karmin Turbo Ionic Professional hair dryer is the perfect example of a hair dryer that can accomplish all of these things for your hair.
No longer do you need to worry about damaging your hair by drying it everyday. You can use a hair dryer confident that your hair will be dry, and perfectly styled while being healthy all at the same time. So don’t think about going out with a wet head in the winter, leave your house looking great everyday with an ionic hair dryer.
All too often I hear the excuse of, “But I don’t have enough time to style my hair every day.” Or, “Using hair tools takes too much time.” And to all those people who say that, I have one word to say to you…”Bologna.” It’s simply not true that styling your hair with hair tools takes too much time. And people who say that are generally people who have not ever bothered to use a hair straightener or curling iron.
I have a simple question for all of those who say that getting ready to face the day by using hair tools takes too much time, “Have you ever tried them?” For most people, the answer will be no. It’s the simple perception that hair tools take more time than simply air drying or blow drying your hair in the morning.
There are a few things that you can do to speed up your morning routine if you are truly short on time, or simply like to sleep in. I have a good friend who has very thick hair, so she washes it at night instead of the morning. This way, she simply has to get up in the morning, and run her hair straightener through it and she doesn’t need to take the extra time to dry her hair with a hair dryer every day.
This brings me to another point. Using a hair straightener is extremely easy, and you can accomplish a beautiful sleek style in only minutes. Professional hair straighteners heat up in seconds, not minutes so you don’t need to wait around waiting for your tool to come to the appropriate temperature. Be sure you choose a hair iron that uses ceramic plates because ceramic retains heat extremely well which means that you don’t have to worry about the straightener losing heat during your styling. You also don’t have to worry about hot spots throughout the plates that will burn your hair. If you really want to speed up your styling, look for a hair straightener with tourmaline. Tourmaline is a natural source of negative ions which infuse the hair locking in moisture, and creating shine. Also, tourmaline helps to dry the hair from the inside – out which means it styles much quicker.
If you blow dry your hair every morning before styling, choose an ionic hair dryer because the negative ions in these dryers works the same way – drying the hair from the inside – out, so your hair dries up to 65% faster which means you are out of the door and ready to go much faster.
When it comes to using your hair straightener, they are extremely simple to use. Simple section your hair, and pull the iron down each section. Depending on the length and thickness of your hair, you should be able to have it completely straightened in between five to ten minutes. And you get faster as you get practice.
So for everybody who says that they don’t have time every morning to use a hair straightener on their hair, I have only one thing to say. “You don’t have time not to use a straightener.” These are the ultimate time saving tools. Plus, you’ll leave the house looking fantastic!
If you are new to hair straighteners, or you simply haven’t shopped around for an updated tool in a little while, you may be confused with some of the new products that are available these days. There have been considerable number of advancements in the hair styling world and that includes the development of new and exciting hair tools that work even better than before. If you are still using a glass or metal hair straightener to style your hair, stop now before you do even more damage to your hair! You owe it to yourself to check out what’s new with hair irons.
When it comes to hair straighteners, you may have heard about new hair irons that utilize tourmaline. If you’re unsure about what tourmaline is, it is a naturally occurring element that is found in nature. Tourmaline is a natural source of negative ions when heat is applied, and it emits a large quantity of these ions. The reason that tourmaline is important to hair straighteners is because when the heat from the iron heats up the tourmaline, negative ions are created and those negative ions are actually a great benefit to your hair.
When negative ions are emitted from a hair straightener, they infuse each hair, going directly into the hair shaft. Negative ions actually close the hair cuticle sealing in natural oils and moisture. Because all of the hair cuticles are flattened it means that every hair on your head will lay flat on your head instead of sticking up and looking frizzy and over treated. And because all of the natural oils and moisture are locked into each hair, your hair will be soft and manageable instead of dry and frizzy. In fact, your hair will likely look better than it ever has before, healthier and more radiant.
And there’s more. Tourmaline also produces far infrared heat which works to dry your hair from the inside out instead of the other way around. What does that mean to you? Well, it means more time because it only takes a fraction of time to straighten your hair with a tourmaline iron than other types which means that you will be out the door with perfectly styled hair in no time. And because less heat is required to accomplish the straightened look it means that your hair isn’t exposed to harmful heat for very long minimizing the chance of any damage ever occurring.
You shouldn’t have to sacrifice the quality of your hair just because you want to achieve a straight look. And using the old style glass and metal plate hair irons cause a great deal of damage to the health of the hair. No longer will you have to suffer through damaged, unhealthy hair all in the name of style. With the new tourmaline hair straighteners, you can accomplish beautiful sleek and sexy styles and actually make your hair healthier and more beautiful than you ever thought possible. So stop sacrificing and make the leap to a tourmaline hair straightener today.
There is always one thing in the bathroom that everyone takes for granted. That one hair tool that never gets any thought. The hair dryer. It is very unfortunate that this essential tool doesn’t get the respect that it deserves, after all it is probably the most frequently used hair tool in the bathroom. It really should get some more attention.
So are you one of those people guilty of not giving your due respect to your hair dryer? Chances are good that you are. Take a good look at your hair dryer, and if you’ve had the same one for over five years, or it seems like it takes you forever to dry your hair, you should probably consider upgrading.
Many people will say, “It’s just a hair dryer, any one will do. I’ll save my money for a hair straightener or curling iron.” But this is a bad attitude, and you aren’t doing yourself or your hair any favors by ignoring your hair dryer.
Investing in a quality hair dryer is not only an investment in yourself, but it’s an excellent investment in your hair. Think about this, if you are applying direct heat to your hair everyday, that heat is going to start doing damage to your hair, drying it out, making it frizzy and dull looking as all of the natural moisture and oils are stripped from your hair. And who wants that to happen to their hair? No one. That’s why you need to invest in an ionic hair dryer that will dry your hair effectively, without all of the damage. It is not a given that you have to damage your hair when you dry it. Not at all.
An ionic hair dryer takes advantage of negative ions that are blasted onto each hair, infusing them. The negative ions act on each hair to close the cuticle, effectively sealing in moisture and natural oils. Because the hair cuticle is being closed, each hair will lay flat on the head instead of standing up which gives that frizzy, out of control look.
Another amazing feature of an ionic hair dryer is that using one actually cuts the drying time in half. Some ionic hair dryers actually dry hair up to 60% faster than a regular hair dryer. That not only means that your hair isn’t being exposed to damaging heat as long, but also that you spend less time drying your hair, and more time styling it. Getting you out of the bathroom quicker and on to your day.
When you are looking for a hair dryer, be sure to choose one that uses ionic technology and incorporates ceramic elements into the construction. It is time that you start paying attention to the most undervalued hair tool of all time. A quality hair dryer is an essential tool in any hair care arsenal and you will be pleasantly surprised to see the amazing results it will have on your hair.
New Years Eve is just around the corner and if you’re planning on celebrating, do you already know how you’re going to wear your hair? If not, you need to start thinking about how you’ll be ringing in the new year with some style. There are plenty of options for creating a beautiful look for any party, especially a party as special as New Years.
All you need to create a fun and festive style are the right hair tools. Depending on the style you want to create, you’ll need a good hair iron, a curling iron and of course a blow dryer.
The best idea, no matter what your hair length is, is to start with dry, clean hair. So after you wash your hair choose an ionic dryer to dry your hair and lock in the natural moisture that your hair needs. An ionic dryer will infuse your hair with negative ions which act on each individual hair shaft to seal in the natural oils and the moisture which means your hair won’t look dry or damaged. In fact, your hair will actually benefit from this type of blow dryer, so you don’t have to worry about damage.
Once you have nice, healthy dry hair to work with you will need to decide if you want an up do or want to wear your hair down. Both ways can look absolutely gorgeous, it’s really a personal preference.
If you choose to wear your hair up, try sweeping it into a casual ponytail and then use your curling iron to add beautiful, sexy curls at the tail. Another way to create a sleek up do is to use a ceramic hair iron to make the hair straight and shiny. After you straighten it, pull your hair up or half up in a clip. You can pull a few tendrils through to frame the face, and if you like curl the hair that you have pulled up, to create a look of straight and curly at the same time.
Sometimes, the most beautiful hair styles are the simplest. If simple and sexy works for you, try to create something a little different for New Years Eve. If you typically have straight hair, use a curling iron, or even a hair iron to create beautiful, sexy waves throughout your hair. Using a hair straightener to create curls is very simple and fast, and gives you a much softer look than a curling iron.
If your hair is typically curly, use a hair straightener for a sleek and alluring look this year. You don’t have to worry about damaging your hair or permanently flattening your curls when you use a tourmaline hair straightener because these hair irons use the power of tourmaline to infuse each hair with negative ions which locks in the natural moisture and oils into each hair. Your hair will be stunning and sleek, not dry and frizzy, and it will hold the straight style all night, so you don’t need to worry about your style losing its power half way through a night of dancing.
This year, say goodbye to 2008 and goodbye to boring style. Ring in 2009 with something different and go into the New Year with some style.
When you leave the hair salon your newly straightened hair is probably shiny, sleek and amazing. But why is it that you cannot recreate that look with your own hair straightener? Ask yourself, what kind of hair straightener do you have at home? Do you have a cheap, drug store hair iron that doesn’t give you the results that you would like? Far too many women use a cheap hair iron that doesn’t do a good job straightening hair, and worse can actually damage the hair.
When it comes to hair straighteners, it’s very important that you choose a quality hair iron that will not damage your hair because straight hair isn’t very good if you’re breaking it and damaging it in the process.
When you are looking for a good hair iron, there are a few things that you have to look for. First, choose an iron that uses ceramic or titanium plates. Titanium hair irons generally combine the titanium with ceramic in order to get the best benefits. Ceramic hair straighteners are known for its amazing heat retention which means that it you don’t have to worry about any hot spots forming on the iron which could potentially burn your hair. Ceramic is the best material for maintaining heat so as well as not getting hot spots, you don’t have to worry about waiting for the iron to heat up between passes on your hair, so it’s fast and easy to use. Quality hair irons have heat sensors that sense the temperature a few times a second, which helps to regulate and keep the temperature constant.
Titanium plates on a hair straightener are very nice to use because they are as smooth as glass, so your hair simply slides along them. And these plates are as tough as steel, but extremely light so the iron is nice and easy to handle.
Another quality to look for in a professional grade hair straightener is the presence of tourmaline. Tourmaline is a naturally occurring mineral that has been discovered to be a natural source of negative ions. Negative ions penetrate each hair every time a tourmaline hair iron is passed through the hair, infusing each and every hair so that these hairs retain their moisture and lock in the natural color. Because tourmaline locks in the moisture and natural oils, your hair will look extremely healthy and naturally shiny, which is something a cheap hair iron can not do.
Professional quality hair straighteners will cost you slightly more than their cheaper counterparts that you can find in any drugstore, or Wal-Mart. But the difference in price is absolutely justifiable when you compare the difference that each iron makes to your hair. Cheaper irons may burn your hair, tear and pull it. They will not give you the results of smooth and shiny hair. Instead your hair will be standing up, frizzy, dried out, possibly torn and broken and maybe not even all that straight. It seems like an easy decision. When you want quality results, and beautiful hair – choose a professional hair straightener for your own personal use. There is absolutely no reason that your hair can’t look salon good every day.