Top

Easy Steps for Beautiful Straight Hair

October 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you have never used a hair straightener before, you might be a little bit overwhelmed by getting the look just right. Professional hair stylists make it look so easy when you are sitting there in the salon, but when you get home it can be very tricky trying to handle the iron, and the spray at the same time. Not to mention the combs and brushes.

 

So is there a simple way to achieve the straight hair that you want? Absolutely. All it takes is a little know how and some practice. Before you even attempt to style your hair like the professionals, you need the proper tools. You will need a blow dryer, preferably one with ionic technology because it will dry your hair faster and with less damage. You will also need a hair straightener, if you’re looking for straight, shiny hair.

 

When you purchase a hair straightener, look for one with ceramic or tourmaline plates or a combination of both. These hair irons will give you the best result and will not damage your hair like cheaper irons made with glass or metal plates. Using a hair straightener that is poor quality is only frustrating because it will not work as effectively and it will damage your hair in the long run.

 

Before you can attempt to straighten your hair, it must be dry. Comb out your hair to remove any large tangles with a wide toothed comb. Never brush wet hair, it only damages and pulls your hair resulting in broken hairs. Aim your blow dryer down, to close the hair cuticle as you dry. This will help your hair lay flatter and look smoother. Once your hair is dry, you can begin the straightening process.

 

It is usually a good idea to use a thermal spray on your hair as you are styling it. A thermal spray will give your hair added protection and will help your hair look its best, resulting in shiny, healthy looking hair. Be sure however that you only use a light mist of the product instead of a heavy spray. If you apply it too heavily it will feel sticky and look clumpy which is not the look you are after.

 

Divide your hair into sections for easier styling. Always start at the back, with the undermost side of hair. Mist the hair lightly with the spray and take a small section in your hand. Some people like to use a comb while they straighten, but others find this clumsy. It’s up to your preference. Starting at the crown of your head, clamp the iron over the hair and very gently slide the iron down the length of your hair. Depending on the thickness of your hair and how much hair you put in the iron at once will depend on how long you need to hold the iron on the hair.

 

Continue straightening each section around your head, remembering to apply the thermal spray before each pass of the iron. Finish at the front of your head. When you are done, you may want to apply a straightening balm that will provide shininess and smooth out any bits of hair that are sticking up.

 

The final result is beautiful smooth, straight hair that looks and feels healthy and beautiful. If you want flips and curls in your hair as well, you can achieve that with your hair straightener as well, but that’s a lesson for another day.

Using The Right Scissors To Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

October 15, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a very real danger for anyone who does a repetitive task with their hands for several hours a day, and this does include the hairstylist. Though it may not seem too repetitive such as typing cutting hair is a constant motion for the hands and wrists, which makes a hairdresser susceptible to this medical issue. Of course just as with typing having the proper tools will prevent this from ever becoming an issue for the stylist on the job daily. Having professional hair cutting tools that are ergonomically designed to ward off this problem will reduce the strain on your body and make getting your job done a real easy task.

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.

Bottom