With so many choices of hair straighteners on the market today, it can be hard to know which one to choose. Everyone seems to have an opinion; you’re bombarded with infomercials on television, magazine ads and even people selling irons in the mall. It can be impossible to choose between all of these pressures.
You may not know what brand to choose, but what you do know is that you want beautiful, healthy hair. Who doesn’t? So now that you know what you do want, let me tell you about one type of hair straightener that will give you exactly what you want. Ceramic hair straighteners are the perfect hair straighteners for many people, because they will give you beautiful, straight and shiny hair – just what most people are after.
Ceramic hair straighteners are great because just as their name implies, they use ceramic material for their plates. Ceramic is much better than the cheaper glass or metal because it’s extremely smooth. Glass or painted metal plates will often chip, or the paint will peel which will allow the hair to snag, rip, catch and tear on these chipped areas. If your hair is ever snagging and pulling in the hair straightener, there is something wrong. Ceramic plates allow the hair to glide through the iron smoothly, without snags or damage.
Another extreme benefit of ceramic plates over the cheaper glass and metal ones is that they heat evenly. Glass and metal plates don’t heat evenly which results in hot spots on the iron which will burn your hair. It is also much harder for a glass or metal plate to maintain a constant temperature and the constant fluctuations make it much harder to style your hair effectively or quickly. You will achieve the style you’re looking for much quicker with a ceramic plate hair straightener.
Most people are looking for beautiful shiny hair that looks and feels healthy as well as straight. Nobody wants the frizzy style that some cheaper hair straighteners can give you. Ceramic irons use infrared technology that actually locks in moisture directly in the hair cuticle resulting in beautiful shiny hair that lays flat instead of frizzy on your scalp.
Because ceramic plates lock in moisture, they also protect the color on your hair if you have treated your hair. You don’t need to worry about damaging or fading your beautiful color. Instead the iron gently smoothes the hair adding shine to your color making it look more vibrant than ever.
One of the best benefits of ceramic hair irons is the affordable price tag. A quality hair iron is an investment no matter how you look at it, but a ceramic hair iron is an affordable alternative that will still provide your hair with the healthy, shiny straight hair that you are looking for which goes to show that you don’t have to sacrifice quality because of the price tag.
If you’re looking for a hair straightener that is versatile, affordable and will help you achieve the styles that you desire with healthy, shiny and beautiful hair, take a good look at a ceramic hair straightener. It just may be the right product for you.
One of the many benefits of using quality ceramic hair straighteners is the gentle way in which they work with your hair. Many cheaply made hair irons are not made with solid ceramic and inconsistencies in the surface will catch and snag your hair as you glide the plates down the length of each set of strands. This will result in broken damaged hair, which cannot be repaired resulting in the need to cut your hair in order to remove the broken unhealthy snags. Though ceramic hair straighteners may cost a little more in the end the health of your hair is worth every penny, especially if you plan on using the hair iron often.
Curling your hair with a curling iron sounds fairly simple but it is amazing how many girls try and rush through the job and get not such great results. As with most things practice makes perfect so do not expect to take your new professional ceramic curling iron out of the box and get perfect curls instantly, though you may if you are very good with hair.
If possible you should look into a thermal hair styling protection product for your hair. These are designed to help your hair better handle the stress of styling with heat from hair dryers, curling irons, and flat irons.
Make sure your hair is totally free of tangles and snags before you begin curling your hair. You want the best possible surface to begin your curling with so take the time to comb it out well.
Curl only a small piece of hair at a time so that the heat can properly get to each strand to curl it. If too much hair is wrapped around the barrel of the curling iron at one time the heat does not get evenly distributed and the hair will not curl well.
It is also very important not to touch your hair until the hair has a chance to finish cooling. This will allow the curl to finish setting in, and touching it too soon can remove some of the work you put into it.
Mostly take your time and do small pieces at a time and soon you will be getting salon quality curls at home in front of your own mirror.
Having damaged hair can be distressing. You spend all your money on products that promise results, you style your hair, hope for the best and still your hair looks damaged in the final process. How can you fix your hair once it is damaged? Well, we will go over some ideas to help “reduce” damage and in some cases fix it.
Do you wake up in the morning with what looks like a matted ball on the back of your head? Is your hair one length but yet after about an hour of styling you notice tons of little hairs that are shorter than the rest sticking out all over the place? These are fixable, or shall I say after putting these tips to use you will get less damage.
All people should use a silk pillow case over their pillow because this allows your hair to move freely while moving in your sleep. People with thin fine hair get the most damage and therefore require this type of pillow case at all times. When you sleep you move around a lot thus matting your hair in the back. After time this will cause damage and breakage to your hair and soon you will notice that your hair seems to be getting thinner just in the back area. You should hand wash your pillow case in cold water and hang to dry, you do not want to get snags in it which would also snag your hair after some time.
Never use elastic bands on your hair, they get tangled easily and when you try to remove them they cause breakage. When you use hair ties you should make sure that they are not bound up too tight, this causes breakage also. In some cases hair will become too damaged and require some cutting and deep conditioning treatments.
Breakage is what makes your hair look like it has shorter pieces all over and stick out every which way.
This is a close up of a piece of hair that has been broken and is splitting, ergo split ends.
This is badly damaged hair.
When you brush your hair always start from the bottom and work your way up, this will prevent ripping your hair and breaking it. If you have a lot of hair it is wise to use a detangler. Johnson and Johnson’s no more tangles is a good product, good enough for babies then definitely good enough for you. Spray this in and start brushing from the bottom up. Do this every time you brush, I know it is time consuming but in the long run you will notice that you have less breakage. Continue this process of “silk pillow, loose hair ties, and brushing from bottom to top” and you will notice that as your hair grows you will no longer have this problem of flyaways. Till next time Good Luck.