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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.

Curling & Straightening with a Flat Iron

June 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you like to go back and forth between straight hair and wavy or curly hair you may be surprised to know that the only professional hair styling tool you need is a hair straightening iron. Most women think you have to have a curling iron and a flat iron if you want to achieve these looks, but with a professional flat iron and little practice you can achieve any of them very easily with just the flat iron.

The main difference in these looks is how you glide the hair iron through your hair. With all of the styles you start at the root of your hair and glide the ceramic hair iron slowly to the tip. Of course for straight hair you smoothly and slowly glide straight down the strands of hair. But for curly or wavy hair instead of gliding smoothly down the length of the hair you use a twist. This twisting motion will add a little bit of body to the curl, and the more you turn your wrist the more the curl will be pronounced in your hairs appearance.

Of course this sounds easy, and really it is. But as with most things you may not get it on the first try. Just keep practicing with your hair staightening iron and soon your friends will think you are spending a fortune at the salon.

Hair Straightening Tips

May 26, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Getting sleek shiny straight hair with an ceramic hair iron, takes a little practice but once you master some simple techniques you can quickly and easily master the straight hair look, which is so popular currently.

  • Use the lowest heat setting necessary on the hair straightening tool for your hair type – Professional hair tools have variable temperature adjustments which will allow you to choose the settings which is just right for your hair. Thin or damaged hair should stay in the lower temps while very thick hair will need higher settings to optimally straightener the hair. While most hair types will use the middle temperature settings on the ceramic hair straightener to get the curl out.
  • Comb your hair out before attempting to straightener your hair with a flattening iron – Tangles in your hair will not straighten properly with a ceramic hair iron, so comb out your hair thoroughly to get the absolute smoothest straightening of your hair possible.
  • Straighten you hair in sections – It is easiest to divide your hair into small manageable areas to straighten. This makes the heat from the ceramic hair iron more effective on the area that you are currently working on.
  • Work from root to tip – Slowly run the hair straightening tool you are using from the root of the current section you are working to the tip in a smooth gliding motion.

With a little time and practice you can become as good as a professional stylist at straightening your hair with a hair straightening tool.

What to Look For In Hair Straightening Irons

May 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you were not born with straight hair you can get the look with the use of a hair flat iron. These easy to use professional hair tools will surprisingly take the tightest curls out of any hair type and leave it luxuriously smooth. Of course you want to ensure that the hair straightener you use is of good quality to make sure your hair does not get damaged and remains healthy despite the demands of styling. Some of the key features to for in your hair straightening iron include:

Ceramic plates – Irons using ceramic hair straighteners are much easier on the hair than those, which do not have these ceramic plates. Without them your hair is in direct contact with the metal and will be exposed to way too much heat.

Ionic technology – Ionic hair straighteners keep negative ions within your hair. Negative ions promote the moisture levels in your hair, which will help it remain smoother and keep it from being too frizzy.

Temperature control – Hair straighteners with variable temperature settings are an absolute essential. Control over the amount of heat you use to straighten your hair is vital so that you use enough to straighten out the curls, but not so much as to damage your hair.

If you shop with retailers who carry professional hair tools then the above features will more than likely be standard on the hair iron. Hair professionals demand these features and so should you.

Using a Hair Straightening Iron

May 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Tourmaline hair straighteners are the best hair straighteners available to remove the curl from your hair and get the look of long straight luxurious hair. But just having professional hair tools does not make someone an expert at using them. It takes practice and know how to properly straighten hair without causing any unnecessary damage to the hair. The first step to using a hair straightener on your locks is to get a quality professional flat iron hair straightener to use.

To get flat straight hair with the flat iron do approximately 2 inch sections of your hair at a time. Start at the roots and slowly slide the section of hair between the hot plates until you get to the very tip. Start again at the new piece at the roots and slide to the tip. Continuing this process throughout the entire head of hair.

To keep your hair healthy despite frequent use of hair straightening tools you should use a mild shampoo and good conditioner to ensure your hair is well protected. It is also recommended that you use a cream lotion on your hair during straightening sessions to help your hair stay moisturized under the heat and look its best when using hair-straightening irons.

How to get Straight Hair

May 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

There is no question that shiny straight hair is a very hot look right now in the fashion world. Whether you have long or short hair, healthy looking straight hair is a great look for a night out on the town. Even if you were not lucky enough to be born with straight locks you can still get the look with hair straightening products and tools.

Heat from professional hair tools such as blow dryer and straighteners are effective at removing frizz and curl from most any hair type. Professional grade hair tools are much easier to use on your hair since they are made of high quality materials, which work well on the hair while minimizing the damage that heavy styling can have on the health and vitality of your locks. Since these styling tools are made with better materials such as titanium and tourmaline ceramic they not only will last longer then cheap hair tools, they will also be easier on your hair. These hair products also use technology such as ionic hair straighteners, which help your hair retain its own natural moisture. This will cut down on the damage from the heat of your styling products to keep it healthy and radiant.

Tips for Getting Straight Hair

May 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Long, sleek straight hair is definitely a look that is in style right now and just because you were not born with those locks you can still get the look. There are several ways you can straighten hair to get out the frizz, waves, and curl to achieve smooth, straight hair. Professional hair tools such as blow dryers or hair flat irons can be used and there are even hair straightening products that you can apply to encourage straight hair.

When blow drying hair straight or using ceramic hair irons you should always use professional salon hair tools. These tools are designed to work effectively to get the job done on your locks while being safe for your hair to keep from damaging your locks in the process. Blow dryers should have not just very hot air, but also a strong flow of air coming from them to achieve good straightening. While ceramic hair straighteners should have variable temperature settings to best match your hair type and condition for the best hair straightening effects. Whenever straightening hair always use mild shampoos and strong conditioners to help keep your hair healthy and moisturized to best handle the temperatures from the hair straightening tools.

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