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Travel in Style

November 24, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Once you have your style mastered at home, you can wake up each morning and create your perfect style without even really thinking about it. But what will you do when it comes to traveling? Do you think you’ll be able to create your style when you’re on the road without a lot of effort? For many women, the answer is no. They need to be at home with of their hair iron and blow dryer and everything at their finger tips. But just because you are traveling doesn’t mean that you cannot have beautiful hair, you just need to prepare yourself.

If you’re traveling on airplanes you must remember the latest safety rules. So you will not be able to take any gels, hairsprays or other styling liquids on the plane with you. If that’s a problem for you while you’re traveling, or you will be on some very long flights where you want to look your best, consider putting your hair in a braid, a stylish pony tail, or some other very simple and manageable style that will not need a lot of readjustment or care.

Once you arrive at your destination, your hair may experience some changes. That is because everywhere you go, the conditions will be different. There will be different temperatures, and humidity conditions to consider. For example, if you live on the dry prairies, and you travel to a tropical location, your hair will experience a big shift in humidity which means that if you have curly hair, it will have much more volume, and it may be harder for you to style initially, until you get used to the changes. Be prepared for these changes and don’t panic, you will be able to figure out how to adjust your styling techniques to account for these differences. You may even discover a cool new style for your hair.

Don’t forget that in each country, there are different voltages, which means that your hair tools may not work in other countries unless you have an adapter to help you use your tools. Sometimes the cost of these adapters can be quite high, you may want to consider buying tools in the country you are visiting if you are going to be there for awhile, or you can always readjust your style for the length of your visit.

Traveling can be a lot of fun, and a big adventure. If you feel it’s important to you and your happiness to have the exact same style everyday that you are on your holiday, then you will want to pay special attention to how you can travel with your hair styling tools safely and effectively. But another alternative would be to enjoy your holiday with a completely different style. Perhaps this means trying your hair curly while you are on holiday in a humid environment? Or maybe that means wearing your hair in braids or up styles every day?

Whatever way you decide to holiday, remember that great hair styles can happen anywhere in the world. So pack appropriately, and have fun.

Like Mother – Like Daughter: Teach your kids about quality hair tools

October 24, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

They watch everything you do and imitate you, so it shouldn’t be a surprise when your children start asking you about using their own hair styling tools. The question is, what should you let them use? And when are they old enough to use hair styling tools themselves?

 

The answer to this question will vary dramatically depending on your child and their interests of course. But a general rule of thumb is to slowly introduce your child to your own styling tools when they start showing interest. You know your child best, so you should be able to gauge how responsible they are and what you should let them use.

 

A good tool to start with is the hair dryer. Because it’s fairly simple to use, even children as young as six or seven can begin using a hair dryer if they use it under supervision. It’s not likely that they will burn themselves using a hair dryer, however you should still use caution and be sure that you explain to your daughter the safety rules and things that they should be aware of. Be sure that she keeps the dryer a safe distance from her hair and uses it on a low setting.

 

As your daughter gets older and begins to take more of an interest in her own personal style, she may want to use a curling iron or hair straightener on her own. Generally when children are around ten or eleven, they should be responsible enough to handle these tools safely. Again, it’s essential that you explain to your daughter the important safety considerations. Things like turning off the tool when she’s done with it, keeping it away from any other items on the counter, being careful not to touch the surface area and keeping the tool away from water.

 

It’s usually a good idea to take your daughter to the hairstylist and have her explain to your child how to properly use the hair tool to create the style that they are looking for. This will give your daughter the chance to learn directly from the expert what she needs to do which will avoid frustration later on.

 

You may be tempted to buy your daughter a cheaper curling iron or straightening iron instead of a higher quality one. You may reason that she doesn’t need a high quality one because she’s just learning how to use it. However, think of it this way. If you purchase a high quality and more expensive tool for her in the first place – she will see better results right away, because the higher quality hair tools work much more effectively. Also, you will be helping her protect her hair because higher quality tools will cause much less damage to the hair, and in many cases enhance the health of the hair.

 

There is no point in starting her with low quality hair tools that are only going to damage and burn her hair. She’ll simply get frustrated and not be able to achieve the results that she needs with her hair. Start her out with quality hair tools and give her the education that she needs in order to achieve the beautiful hair styles that she desires.

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