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Setting The Ladies’ Straight: The Truth About Hair Tools

February 6, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

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!

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.

You Deserve a Professional Quality Hair Iron at Home

December 19, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

Getting That Salon Look At Home With Less Hassle

September 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Going to the salon used to be an enjoyable experience but for many it is now becoming a big hassle. Getting a appointment that will fit into your schedule, driving through traffic to get there, and then paying lots of money to get your hair styled. It is now so easy to style your hair at home more women should look into getting some hair salon tools for their home and just do it themselves. These professional quality hair tools are the same as what they use in the salon and the money you will save by not going to the salon will pay for them in no time not to mention the saved time in not having to make an appointment.

Using Professional Scissors For Cutting Hair

September 16, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Cutting your own hair or someone else’s can be challenging enough, but if you are trying to do this with a poor pair of scissors than the job becomes even trickier. A sharp quality pair of professional hair scissors can make the job a so much easier task. Sharp scissors that are also well balanced, will do a far superior job or cutting hair so that it not only looks its best, but it will remain healthy and not develop split ends. Professional quality scissors made from stainless steel will also retain their sharpness better and last longer than any other type of shears, which in the long run is better for the hair you cut.

Styling Hair Daily With Professional Curling Irons

September 3, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are one of those women who style their hair on a daily basis then you should really consider making sure you have professional quality hair tools which are designed to be used daily on hair without causing any damage. The difference between an inexpensive iron and an ionic curling iron can be just like between night and day when it comes to the benefits and health to your hair. If your hair is healthier than it is actually easier to style your hair and it will look better once you are done since that health and vitality will shine through.

Travel Tourmaline Hair Dryers

September 1, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Just because you go on the road a lot does not mean you have to sacrifice your usual hair dryer to save space in your suitcase. Luckily you can get a professional quality tourmaline hair dryer in a convenient easy to pack travel size model that will not take up too much space in your luggage. Stop damaging your hair with those cheap hotel hair dryers and continue to pamper your hair with the best hair dryer available with a these handy travel models utilize tourmaline technology to help you have the smoothest healthiest hair around, no matter where you happen to be.

Styling Bleached or Highlighted Hair

August 25, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Women who have highlighted or even hair bleached blonde need to consider more than most the hair styling tools they use on their hair each and every day. Due to the fact that whenever you lighten hair this way you are already essentially frying it then consideration needs to be made about any additional heat you apply to your locks. Straightening or curling your hair can result in more damage if you are not careful in the process. Try to use only professional quality styling tools, which help hair retain its moisture such as ionic curling irons. This will help your hair better handle the coloring and styling you are putting it through.

Keeping Hair Healthy With Professional Blow Dryers

August 18, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Some of the most popular hair dryers for the professional hairdresser include the ionic blow dryer and the tourmaline hair dryers. These dryers are far superior to any other hair dryer on the market and can actually do so much to benefit your hair while you blow dry. These dryers can not only dry your hair quickly and effectively but they can help it retain its own moisture to keep it healthy and shiny. Stop drying out your hair and creating damage which results in split ends, get a professional quality blow dryer and treat your hair very well.

Using Professional Blow Dryers

August 6, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women blow dry their hair each and every day while there are a select few who refuse to use a blow dryer unless they absolutely have to so they can avoid any potential damage to their hair. It is common knowledge that heat can be very damaging to hair especially when used often, for long periods of time, and at excess temperatures. This does not mean though that a blow dryer should not be used on your hair if you want healthy shiny tresses.

To maintain healthy hair and still have the benefits of being able to blow dry your hair instead of waiting for it to dry on its own consider getting a professional quality hair dryer. Professional dryers such as ionic hair dryers are specially designed to dry hair quickly and efficiently to reduce the potential for damage. These dryers will dry hair faster, with less heat, and are made to be used daily. Plus with the new ionic technology these dryers are even capable of adding moisture back into your hair instead of taking it out of your hair in the drying process. Do not be afraid of drying and styling your hair just invest in the proper tools so that you can do so without any damage to your hair.

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