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Dyeing Dangers

June 27, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

I recently wrote a blog about Katy Perry’s hairstyles that make her who she is. Katy Perry is so famous in todays industry because of her brave attitude to come out each day as who she is and be herself. I briefly talked about the styles that Katy sports because she inspires many girls to stay true to who they are and express themselves. Although she does a great job at expressing her own attitude and personality, there are a few precautions she should take when she styles her hair. I’d like to take a moment to talk specifically about the colors that appear in her hair. Hair dye can actually be quite a danger to your hair if you’re not careful.

When girls want to look just like their favorite celebrities, the measures they go to can be surprising. Today, there are girls out there who will dye their hair blue just to be like a certain superstar in the magazines. If they’re not careful with their dyeing techniques, a huge toll could be taken on their hair.

The reason stars like Katy Perry have a new hair color each time you see them on TV is because they can afford expensive wigs that look like real hair. Whether those wigs are blue, black, yellow, or pink, they look so real and when fans see them they want to look just like that. However, we can’t really afford the thousand-dollar wigs that celebrities can so we go for the next best thing: hair dye.

It looks so cool to walk around with blue streaks in your hair or to just have pure pink hair but have you ever wondered how much damage it could cause? Well the truth is, if you aren’t careful when you dye your hair, you could damage your hair worse than you would if you straightened it every day for the rest of your life. It’s kind of a wakeup call when you find out that hair dye can be more dangerous than a hair straightener, isn’t it?

The reason it’s more harmful is because of the process it takes to properly dye your hair. If you do it by yourself, you could seriously damage your hair because you don’t know what you’re doing. The color will probably not show up the way you want it if you don’t have a hairdresser help you. The funny thing about dyeing your hair is that most of the time you have to bleach the area that you plan on dyeing. For brunettes especially this is hard because it’s a long process to bleach your head of hair to be white and then go to a completely different color like pink or blue. It’s difficult not to damage your hair by completely bleaching it.

After so many times of repeating this process, your hair could be dry to the bone and frizzy with no shine or volume. That’s why it’s so important to dye hair the right way or just not do it at all. Realize that some trends are cute for movie stars or singers but you can still express yourself in the way you dress or act. Be smart with your hairdressing decisions.

Plan Ahead For Great Vacation Hair

January 22, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you have a vacation planned? Maybe you’re trying to get away from your cold winter at home or you just need a break from every day life? Whatever your reason for getting away, that’s great! Everyone needs a vacation once in awhile, but that doesn’t mean that you don’t want your hair to look great while you’re away.

When it comes to packing your regular hair tools and styling supplies while you are on vacation, you might be overwhelmed and not really sure where to begin. If you are like a lot of women, you probably have a drawer full of styling tools and equipment and you may not want to take them all with you when you travel.

The first thing you need to decide is what you want your hair to look like while you are away. If you are going to an all inclusive beach club and are going to be spending most of your time by the pool or by the beach you probably don’t need to bother with straightening your hair or curling your hair everyday. I mean why spend precious vacation minutes styling your hair when it is only going to be ruined the minute you jump into the pool? So instead, leave the straightener behind and try a different technique. If you hair is naturally curly, go with it. In fact, the extra humidity of tropical locations will enhance your curls so pack some mouse or gel and scrunch them up.

If you don’t want your curls to become unruly, treat yourself to some new hair accessories and get some headbands, barrettes and pony tail holders to keep your hair off your face and looking stylish.

Of course, you may be traveling somewhere where you want to look great all the time. In that case, you will have to pack your hair tools. But maybe you don’t need to pack everything? Depending on how long you are going to be gone, it might be okay to only pack your hair straightener. In fact, your hair iron is the most versatile hair tool there is, so if you want straight hair one day, loose sexy curls the next day, and a sleek look with flirty flips on the ends, you can achieve all of that with only one hair tool.

Depending on where you are traveling and staying there may be a hair dryer available to you in your hotel room. But if you like knowing what type of hair dryer you are using, you should bring your own. A good travel dryer can save you a lot of time and energy drying your hair and will also fold down and fit in your suitcase easily.

Where ever you plan on escaping to this winter, you can look stylish and fantastic, it just requires a little bit of planning on your part. Remember, your hair should be a secondary consideration when you’re on holidays. Your primary concern should be having a great time and enjoying your time away.

Hair Straightners With Tourmaline

January 5, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

GHD vs. Karmin Titanium

December 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

So you’re choosing a new hair straightener and trying to decide between some of the top brands? It can be hard to make a final decision, but once you have it narrowed down, you’ve done the hard part. Some of the top brands that you may have to choose from are GHD vs. Karmin Titanium. These are two of the best selling hair straighteners on the market today and both have a great deal of excellent features.

The GHD hair irons are widely used by stylists and celebrities to create the sexy sleek styles that you see on the red carpet. GHD is known as being one of the first hair irons to utilize ceramic technology. Using ceramic in their plates allows the iron to heat up very quickly and maintain a constant temperature which means that you will not burn your hair, or get hot spots that make it difficult to style your hair.

They have refined their ceramic technology even further which means that a GHD hair iron will lock in your hair’s natural moisture, protecting color and sealing in hair oils that will make your hair look healthy and shiny.

The new redesigned barrel has a uniquely curved barrel so you can easily use your GHD hair iron to create a variety of hair styles including flips, twists and curls and still be able to straighten it easily and beautifully.

The GHD hair straightener has new and improved circuitry which helps the iron maintain it’s temperature, heating up to it’s maximum temperature every millisecond which means that you are ensured the temperature will be constant from your scalp to the tips of your hair. A built in microprocessor regulates the temperature in the plates five times a second to ensure it stays constant.

When you’re comparing the GHD vs. Karmin Titanium, you will find that while the GHD hair iron has a great deal of features, so does the Karmin Titanium. The Karmin hair iron uses titanium plates that are as smooth as glass, but as tough as steel. This iron utilizes negative ions and infrared heat which penetrates each hair and locks in the natural oils, keeping your hair looking silky and shiny after styling. The infrared heat removes static, so you can say goodbye to frizzy, fly away hair.

Because the Karmin Titanium hair iron uses ion field technology, each negative ion infuses the hair for a deep, long lasting straightness that you cannot find with other hair irons. So not only will your hair be straight, but it will straighten quickly and stay that way. You don’t have to worry about your hair becoming frizzy, or damaged looking.

The Karmin Titanium iron is easy to style with, so you can create curls, flips, flicks and of course straight styles all with one iron.

It can be extremely hard when you are choosing between a GHD vs. Karmin Titanium hair irons; however both irons are exceptional products that will give you the beautiful results that you are looking for with your hair.

Don’t be Scared of Trying Hair Irons

December 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you have never used a hair straightener before it can be intimidating to look in the style magazines or leave the hair salon with a beautiful new style and wonder how you are going to recreate it. Some women are so terrified by hair tools that they simply never bother. And that’s not the right solution. Hair irons are not scary at all. And they are not hard to use. If you are a first time user, there are a few things you should keep in mind however when it comes to hair straighteners.

The first thing you should do is start with clean, dry hair. Do not make the mistake of trying to style your hair for the first time when it has not been cleaned. Some women get very excited when their brand new hair iron arrives, they tear it out of the box and get down to work styling only to harm their hair, which not only leaves them with damaged hair, it leaves them feeling discouraged and often that hair straightener will go into a drawer and never come out again. So try to control yourself and be sure your hair is clean, free of product and dry before you begin.

It is absolutely crucial that you choose a quality hair straightener. Do not make the mistake of thinking that you can get away with a cheap iron. You will regret your decision because your hair will look dry; it will become damaged and possibly even burnt. And more than that, you won’t even get the style you are looking for in the process.

Look for quality hair irons that are made of ceramic or titanium plates and preferably irons that have tourmaline. These hair irons will give you the best results because not only will your hair be easier to style, these irons actually help your hair look and feel healthier because of the addition of ceramic, titanium and tourmaline. Do not cheap out when it comes to hair tools; go for quality because you will not be disappointed.

Practice makes perfect, and that’s true for hair styling as well. Take your time trying out your new hair iron. Section your hair into manageable sections and starting at the bottom, clamp a section of hair between the plates, drawing it slowly downward until you get to the tips of the hair. Repeat with the next section and work your way around your head. It can be tricky to get used to styling the back of your head if you’ve never done it before, but a good trick is to work in very small sections and go slowly. It gets easier every time you do it and soon you will be a pro.

Keep it simple when you first start out. There are a lot of different styles that you can achieve with one hair iron. However, when you are first starting out, it’s best to keep it simple. Work on perfecting one style at a time. Soon you can add flips, bobs and curls. A quality hair straightener is a very versatile tool and you will be amazed at how easy it is to create a wide variety of beautiful styles. And you’ll surprise yourself because you’ll catch on quicker than you think and soon the hair straightener won’t seem so intimidating after all.

Buying Hair Tools Online

November 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Do you feel overwhelmed when it comes to choosing hair tools and accessories? Does the thought of going into a hair supply store to buy your hair straightener, curling iron or blow dryer fill you with dread because you don’t know what you’re looking for?

 

When it comes to buying new hair tools, it can be very confusing about where to go buy what you need especially if you live in a small town. What are your choices? You could go to your hair dresser and ask him or her about where they buy their tools? Maybe they could pick something up for you or order it from their supplier? But what’s the problem with that? Typically your hair dresser will have his or her favorite brand name or type of hair tool, which is likely a very good product, but it may not be the right one for you.

 

So what are your other options? Of course if you live in a major center you can visit the local hair supply store and see what they have to offer. The problem with this plan is that they likely won’t carry all of the brands and styles that you would like to choose from. And they may get certain kick backs or incentives to sell certain brands and not others which won’t make your shopping experience fair.

 

By far the best way to shop for your hair straighteners, curling irons or blow dryers is to shop online. Some people are nervous shopping online for the first time but there is nothing to be concerned about. Secured shopping sites are the norm now and should be expected making your online transactions safe and secure. The other great thing about shopping online is that you can research every hair tool before you buy. You can read reviews, and compare products until you find the perfect one for you.

 

Don’t worry about shipping prices either. Many times shipping is free or offered at a significantly low price. And the price of the hair tools online is often much cheaper because the seller doesn’t have the extra overhead of a physical store to deal with, so they can pass the savings directly on to you the buyer.

 

So don’t worry about shopping online, go ahead and check it out. You can always contact the selling website and ask them as many questions as you like before you make your purchase. Shopping online is safe and easy and you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own home. Before you know it, your new hair straightener, curling iron and blow dryer will be delivered to your door step and you will be on your way to beautiful, well styled hair all without stepping out your door.

Getting Your Beauty Supply Needs Online

October 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Once upon a time a hairstylist had to make a special trip to the beauty supply store whenever they needed any new hair tools or salon hair products. But just as the internet has changed everything else and made it easier so has shopping for the busy hair stylist. Now they no longer have to take the time out of their busy day to head to the supply store to get those items they need, now they can point and click at their convenience and have those items delivered right to their salon. This frees up the professional stylist to more important things such as keeping up with the latest looks that their clientele will want.

Buying A Hair Dryer With Enough Wattage

August 29, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When you are shopping for a new hair dryer one of the things you should look other than ionic or tourmaline technology is the wattage rating for the unit. Professional hair dryers use 1500 to 1800 watts to dry hair quickly and efficiently. Cheaply made blow dryers have less wattage behind them and this allows the cuticles to curl up while you are drying resulting in frizzy hair that does not look nearly as good. Starting your hairstyle off with a proper dry can make the difference in looking your best or not.

Getting A High Wattage Hair Dryer

August 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are shopping for a new hair dryer it can be tempting to just grab the first one you see on the shelf. Or maybe you just want to buy the cheapest one available. But really a savvy shopper who wants her hair to be shiny and healthy knows a good hair dryer can make your hair so much more beautiful. One thing to look for and compare on dryers is the wattage rating of the motor. Professional hair dryers will have more power than lesser dryers and this will mean a dryer that can dry your hair faster while working less to get it done. This means less time getting ready and a blow dryer that will last longer over time.

Buying A Higher Quality Blow Dryer

August 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It seems like I always needed a new hair dryer as the one I had just quit working on me and left me with a wet head. So I would trudge to the drugstore and spend another $30 on a cheap little model, which would last for a few months before it quit on me. I finally decided one day to get one of the professional hair dryers at the beauty supply store. It seemed pricey at the time, but in the end it has lasted so much longer than the others it turned out to be cheaper in the long run.

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