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Brazilian Straightening Or Flat Irons

November 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women are now turning to the Brazilian hair straightening technique to get those sleek straight locks that they wish they had been born with. But there is still a debate as to the safety of this hair straightening technique. There has been plenty of claims that the chemicals applied to the hair during this straightening process contain formaldehyde which can be extremely dangerous especially if the person getting their hair straightened has a reaction to this substance.

Of course for women who are nursing or pregnant this technique should never be used to straighten your hair. But for the rest of us it will be like the Japanese hair straightening method; something we should consider carefully. Anytime you choose to subject your hair to harsh chemicals you run the risk of possible complications and you will be placing a lot of stress and damage upon your hair. Of course if you do not want to take this risk to get straight hair there are plenty of professional flat irons that will get the job done with the harsh chemicals. These irons can be used daily if the proper temperature is used on the iron so hair is not exposed to too much heat.

Getting Straight Hair With Professional Flat Irons

August 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

More and more women are using hair straightening irons to get a sleek and shiny head of straight hair. This is a hair tool that you can use everyday to style your hair not just for straight hair but for curls as well without worrying about potentially damaging your hair. Professional hair straighteners are made from high quality materials which will not only style your hair for you, but will also help it retain its own natural moisture but infusing negative ions that will help your hair stay healthy and shiny.

Using Flat Irons to Straighten Hair

May 28, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It never ceases to amaze me out some of the very curly hair in which a hair iron is able to make absolutely smooth with just a little effort. Professional flat irons can get the toughest curl and frizz out of your hair once you learn a few simple steps to use them effectively on your particular hair type.

The biggest concern on using your hair straightening iron is to use just enough heat to properly straighten your hair yet not so much as to damage it from the excess temperatures and potential drying out. For fine hair generally set your hair straightening iron at 170 – 225 degrees. While very coarse hair should be in the temperature range of 300 – 325 degrees. Hair that falls in between should be in the temperature settings in the middle with the lowest possible effective temperature being used.

It is also to start straightening your hair with the flat iron from the underneath layers and work your way to the top. On each section start at the root of your hair with the flattening iron and slowly move the tourmaline ceramic iron from root to tip to get the absolute best look. Always remember to ensure your hair is combed out and free of tangles when straightening it with a flat iron.

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.

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