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Save The Hassle, Choose a Professional Hair Iron

January 14, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

I recently had someone tell me that they had decided to invest in a hair straightener upon which I replied, “That’s great, they’re very versatile tools. What kind have you decided on?” My friend went on to tell me that she had decided to go with a brand that is being advertised on television lately and is available at Wal-Mart. She didn’t see any point spending more money than she had to if she could get a good hair straightener at Wal-Mart.

As I explained to my friend, there are a few things wrong with this theory. The first thing is, you should not base your decision on buying a hair straightener completely on money. If price is an important consideration, which it probably is, there are a number of high quality hair irons for affordable prices. However, you cannot put a price tag on the health of your hair. If you save money on the hair tool but then proceed to damage your hair, you are definitely not doing yourself any favors. Not only will you need to spend more money on treatments to restore the health of your hair, but you have just bought a hair tool that does more damage than good, and that is like throwing money in the garbage.

Instead of throwing your money away, take a good look at professional hair straighteners and make the right decision the first time. “But I’m only using it at home; I don’t need a professional quality hair straightener.” My friend insisted to which I asked her. “Isn’t your hair just as valuable as anyone who comes in to have their hair styled professionally?” Of course the answer is yes. Why shouldn’t you have a professional hair iron? Your hair deserves the best, and the only way to achieve straight hair without damaging it, is to use a professional hair straightener.

Once I had my friend convinced that she deserved a professional grade hair iron, she was confused about what type to buy. There are a few major things that you need to look for in a hair iron. The first is the plate type. Ceramic plates are known in the industry as the best plate choice. This is because ceramic is an excellent conductor of heat and will heat the plates up quickly without any hot spots to burn your hair. Also, ceramic plates infuse your hair with moisture to lock in shine. Titanium is also a good plate choice as it is very smooth and lightweight; also if you tend to be clumsy, you don’t have to worry about breaking these plates.

You should also look for a hair straighter with tourmaline which emits negative ions that infuse each hair, locking in the natural moisture and natural oils of the hair and seals the cuticle so that hair lays flat against the scalp. Your hair will look and feel better than ever with tourmaline.

Other features on a hair straightener are nice too, such as nano silver technology which kills germs and bacteria on the hair, leaving your hair healthy. As well as things like an adjustable setting, swivel cord and automatic shut off.

When you are ready to purchase a hair straightener, make the investment in a quality iron from the very beginning and save yourself a lot of damage and money in the long run by choosing a professional hair straightener.

Choosing Between Chemical And Flat Iron Straighteners

November 7, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you have not been to the salon lately to get your hair straightened with chemical straighteners than you may be in for some sticker shock when you do decide to go. This is one very expensive hairstyle to get and one that could be done at home for a very small fraction of the cost. Of course the chemical straightening is permanent and will not come out of your hair until it grows out so you will not need to style it daily. The chemicals can be harsh though and you will not be able to do certain things to your hair such as color it without causing lots of harmful damage.

A hair straightening iron will only cost just about or over $100 and you can use it daily to straighten your hair with ease or not use it to have a different look for the day. Though this style will come out of your hair and need to be done again daily you will still be able to do whatever you want with your hair without fear of chemical overload causing too much damage. For many women it is a personal choice on whether to go with the chemical straight hair or the flat iron straight but with such a large price tag it can be easy to decide.

Pros & Cons of a Wet Hair Straightener

April 14, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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The wet to dry hair straightening irons are one of those items that sound to good to be true. They offer the benefit of cutting hair styling time considerably as you can skip the blow dryer and get straight to ironing damp hair. This sounds great to many of us who rarely have the time to spend primping in the mornings between work, school, kids etc..

However, we are constantly told that our hair is more prone to damage when it is wet, that we shouldn’t even brush wet hair so when it comes to using a heated styling tool on wet hair, what are the risks?

I decided to do some research on wet to dry hair straighteners, checking out everything from how they work to reading a ton of reviews posted by buyers, so that you can get the information you want and need without having to search the internet yourself.

So, whats the scoop? Here is what I found….

A wet to dry straightener works by using steam to remove excess moisture from the hair. The irons have vents to allow the steam to escape and evaporate.

With a wide variety of brands some claim that their iron will completely eliminate the need to blow dry hair where as others say hair must be 90-95% dry. Most users of these irons say from their experience that these irons only work on damp hair. I also read a few reviews where customers state these types of irons left hair extremely full of static and some even claimed that when they used their iron on their wet hair they felt a shock!

Many reviews commented on how well these flat irons worked for them in their humid climates as well as helped eliminate frizz where as others claimed there hair was left with more frizz and damaged their hair with breakage and split ends.

The higher the price tag on the hair straightener, the better the reviews although that doesn’t mean there were some nay sayers on the higher price irons.

Personally, if my hair has to be 95% dry to use a wet to dry hair iron I believe I may as well dry my hair 100% and stick with my Karmin Hair Straightener with which I know I’m safe. Besides, I prefer to blow dry my hair as this allows me to get more volume in my hair before straightening it.

If you decide to go with a wet to dry hair straightener, the best advice I can give is don’t go cheap and read reviews!!

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