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5 Steps for Sleek, Shiny Hair

November 11, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Sleek, shiny hair is easy to obtain with the right hair styling products and a professional hair straightener. Follow these simple steps for soft, glossy, touch me strands.

1. Apply an anti frizz thermal protector to damp hair and distribute evenly by combing over hair with a wide tooth comb.

2. Using your blow dryer, with a directional nozzle, blow dry hair sections of hair, keeping the nozzle pointed downwards to keep hair smooth. If you have wavy or curly hair, use a round brush to help smooth out hair as you blow dry. Once hair is dry, go over your hair using the cool shot button to help further smooth out your hair.

3. Clip the top and side sections of your hair up so that you can start with the back sections of your hair.

4. Taking sections 1 inch at a time, using your flat iron, slowly glide the iron down the section of your hair. Going slowly over your hair will not only keep you from going over and over the same section, but this also alows the heat to better penetrate your hair and smooth out locks.

Use the highest heat setting recommeneded for your hair as the higher the heat, the smoother your hair will be. Repeat this step until the back section of hair is done, working your way to the sides and then the top sections of your hair.

5. Once you have straightened all of your hair, take a polishing gloss or shine serum and distribute evenly over all of your hair. Remember, start out with less, as you can always add more, using too much shine serum can cause hair to look oily.

* If you have wavy or curly hair you may want to use a flexile hold hairspray to help lock in your sleek, shiny hairstyle!

Best African American Flat Irons

December 9, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

No matter what type of hair you have, you will be able to straighten your hair with a flat iron. In fact, even if you have notoriously thick and coarse African American hair, you do not need to resort to harsh chemical straighteners that will damage your hair, perhaps permanently. Not too mention all of the harsh fumes and long wait times while the chemicals set. No way. All you need is to choose from the best African American flat irons and you are on your way to beautifully sexy, sleek hair.

The best flat irons for African American hair have a few things in common. The first is that they must have ceramic or titanium plates. These plates will be smooth and won’t tug or tear at the hair. Ceramic plates also offer moist heat which helps to straighten the hair from the inside of the hair, out. Moist heat is much gentler on tough, coarse hair.

Another very important feature that all of the best African American flat irons have in common is that they utilize the power of tourmaline. Tourmaline is a naturally occurring element that has been found to be an amazing source of negative ions. As the hair iron plates pass across the hair, the negative ions enter each individual hair shaft, sealing each hair cuticle. By sealing each hair cuticle, your hair retains its natural oils and shine, allowing it to be healthier than ever before. Also, because each hair cuticle is closed, the hair lays flat against the head instead of looking frizzy and standing up all over the place which is a common complaint for African American’s who straighten their hair. You want the end result to be sexy, sleek hair, not frizzy damaged looking hair. This is why tourmaline is so important in a hair straightener. The tourmaline keeps your hair looking straight, and it will also be softer and more manageable than ever before.

Another feature that you will need to look for when you are searching for the best flat irons for African American hair is temperature control. Do not choose an iron that only has one setting because this is not a one size fits all solution. It is much better for thick, coarse hair to be able to adjust the heat setting in order to get the highest temperature. Most African American hair needs a high heat setting, but before you crank up the temperature, start lower and work your way up because every person has different hair and you do not want to apply a high heat if you don’t have to.

Forget about expensive, messy and harmful chemical hair straighteners. You can get a better result, faster by using a high quality hair straightener. Plus, you will be doing your hair a favor because by using the best hair irons for African American hair, you can actually improve the look of your hair.

Create Festive Styles with the Right Tools

December 3, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When it comes to looking your best, there is never a more important time to look hot with a styling hair do than at your yearly Christmas parties. And not only is it important to look your best with a fancy new dress, and some glam makeup, but you cannot forget about your hair. Because after all, you wouldn’t be looking and feeling so festive if your hair was doing the same old boring thing it did every year.

Yes, Christmas is the perfect festive season to pull out your curling iron, your hair straightener and your hair dryer and start your styling engines. You don’t have to spend a fortune at the beauty salon to have a gorgeous hair style; all you need is the right tools and a little imagination.

Of course no matter what style you are trying to achieve, you want it to look healthy, shiny and dazzling. Not frizzy, dry and damaged. So it is important that to create a healthy hair base, you dry your hair with an ionic hair dryer. Choose a hair dryer that has ceramic coated elements and the addition of tourmaline because these items will create negative ions that will actually dry the hair from the inside, out which means that it will reduce the amount of time it takes to dry your hair, giving you more time to style it into a beautiful up do. Besides giving you more time to style, which is a gift in itself, this type of quality hair dryer will make your hair look even healthier because the negative ions close each hair cuticle, allowing them to lay flat and retain their natural healthy shine.

It’s often easier to style your up do if you start with straight, sleek hair. Once your hair is completely dry, use a ceramic or titanium straightener to create that sleek look. Using a quality hair iron also adds shine and a natural luster to your hair that will make any up do look extra special.

Once you place a few strategic pins and clips, you can also use your hair straightener to flip up edges, smooth tendrils to frame your face or even create curls. Of course, if you’re looking for a very curly look, a quality curling iron will help you create the cascade of curls you are looking for. Choose a ceramic barreled curling iron for the smoothest curls, and after that, you must decide on the size of curls you are trying to create. If you want tight, corkscrew tendrils, look for a smaller barreled curling iron, and for soft, flowing waves, a bigger barrel will do the trick.

Creating festive up dos can be a lot of fun, and with the right tools for the job, it is easier than you think. Simply use your imagination and take some time to practice and soon you will have a styling new hair style for the party season that will dazzle all of your coworkers, friends and family members.

Getting Very Straight Hair Even With Discount Flat Irons

November 7, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women purchase discount hair straighteners and then get frustrated with the results when their curly hair will just not go away and they do not get that sleek hair that they are wanting. For some women these inexpensive flat irons will work decently especially when they are combined with hair straightening products to assist the iron in get those curls out. Though for the best results you should really acquire a professional grade flat iron. The Ceramic plates and variable temperature settings that these irons have do a superior job over those discount flat irons and making beautiful straight hair.

Getting That Magazine Quality Straight Hair

September 1, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Everywhere you turn there is another advertisement with a beautiful girl with long sleek hair, and women everywhere want to get this look themselves. Of course if you were born with curly hair or just tend to have some unruly waves you will need to get these straightened out. The easiest way to get this done is by using hair straighteners such as the Karmin Envy Pink tourmaline hair straightener. These hair irons are some of the best available at not only straightening out those locks, but also keeping that hair shiny and luxurious even with lots of styling and heat.

Straightening Very Curly Hair

August 14, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many girls with very tight curly hair think there is no hope for their hair and they will always have to have a hair style using those curls. They want straight sleek hair, but feel there is just no way to straighten out the extreme curls they were born with. This is not the case though; hair straightening irons can straighten out the curliest hair. It is essential to get a professional iron with a variable temperature setting as very curly hair will need to use a higher setting than someone with thin or slightly curly hair will need to get the job done.

Choosing the Right Hair Straightener For You

May 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

There are many times when you really want the look of straight, shiny sleek hair and if you were not lucky enough to be born with it then you will need to use hair straightening products to get the look. If you pay a hair stylist to straighten your hair it will instantly curl back up again as soon as you get the bill. The process is not a cheap one to have done, and if you want the look often the money can really start to add up to have it done. If you really enjoy the look of straight hair and plan on doing it often a small investment in a titanium hair straightener or a hair straightening iron is a good investment.

There are many brands and several sizes of hair straightening iron available so how do you know which is the best hair straightener for you? For short hair a narrower iron is the best hair straighteners, preferably around one inch wide. While for longer hair an iron around 1 and half inches wide will do a better job or removing those waves of curl. It is also essential to get an iron that will allow you to adjust the temperature settings to get just the right amount if heat to get the job done, and not so much that it will damage your hair.

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