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Avoiding Short Cuts When Using Your Hair Irons

January 11, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Some women take several short cuts during their busy day in order to get everything done they have to do. For some this includes skipping things in their morning routine to get ready that may actually damage their hair. Many do not realize that the damage to their hair from improper use of hair styling tools will actually keep them from looking their best.

Not all women wash their hair daily, and this is a good thing as washing too often will dry out your hair and can create a build up of shampoo that will remove the shine. Of course they do not hesitate using their hair iron every morning whether they have washed their hair or not. This can actually damage your hair as well since the heat from the hair straightening iron can sear that dirt and grease right into your locks.

Just as bad though is washing your hair and then using your hair iron to straighten out those locks before they are completely dry. The steam created from the water along with the heat can actually singe your hair and cause damage as well.

If you plan on straightening your hair one morning it is wise to wash your hair the night before and then use your ceramicĀ flat iron in the morning to get those curls out.

Being Safe With Hair Irons

September 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Hair straightening irons and curling irons cause injuries to many people every year do to the potential for burns and the fact that many women are in a hurry to get to work when they are using them. These irons get very hot very fast and if you are not careful it is very easy to get a burn on your scalp or hand before you realize what is going on. Also make sure that hair is completely dry before you begin using these styling tools as they can not just scorch your hair but create a steam burn potential as well. You should always slow down when you are using these hair hot irons to ensure that you will not get hurt while you are using them.

Does Hair Have to Be Completely Dry To Curl?

August 12, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

It sometimes is tempting to start curling your hair before it has a chance to be completely dry. With the schedule of many women today being so demanding it is easy to want to cut corners in your daily routine. For those who try and curl their hair before it is dry they are running the risk of scorching their hair and possibly even their scalp. The heat from the iron turns the water in the hair into steam, which can cause damage to you and your hair, so this is one short cut a woman should never make in her day.

Styling Wet Hair

July 20, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Too often I see girls in a hurry to style their hair and in their rush they do not get their hair completely dry before they begin styling it. This is not a good idea since curling irons and hair straightening irons can not only damage hair but injure the user as well. If your hair is still damp when you apply these hot styling irons not only can you scorch your locks but also this can create steam which can burn your scalp as well. Always ensure your hair is completely dry before styling by using professional hair dryers, which effectively and quickly dry hair for styling.

Pros & Cons of a Wet Hair Straightener

April 14, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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The wet to dry hair straightening irons are one of those items that sound to good to be true. They offer the benefit of cutting hair styling time considerably as you can skip the blow dryer and get straight to ironing damp hair. This sounds great to many of us who rarely have the time to spend primping in the mornings between work, school, kids etc..

However, we are constantly told that our hair is more prone to damage when it is wet, that we shouldn’t even brush wet hair so when it comes to using a heated styling tool on wet hair, what are the risks?

I decided to do some research on wet to dry hair straighteners, checking out everything from how they work to reading a ton of reviews posted by buyers, so that you can get the information you want and need without having to search the internet yourself.

So, whats the scoop? Here is what I found….

A wet to dry straightener works by using steam to remove excess moisture from the hair. The irons have vents to allow the steam to escape and evaporate.

With a wide variety of brands some claim that their iron will completely eliminate the need to blow dry hair where as others say hair must be 90-95% dry. Most users of these irons say from their experience that these irons only work on damp hair. I also read a few reviews where customers state these types of irons left hair extremely full of static and some even claimed that when they used their iron on their wet hair they felt a shock!

Many reviews commented on how well these flat irons worked for them in their humid climates as well as helped eliminate frizz where as others claimed there hair was left with more frizz and damaged their hair with breakage and split ends.

The higher the price tag on the hair straightener, the better the reviews although that doesn’t mean there were some nay sayers on the higher price irons.

Personally, if my hair has to be 95% dry to use a wet to dry hair iron I believe I may as well dry my hair 100% and stick with my Karmin Hair Straightener with which I know I’m safe. Besides, I prefer to blow dry my hair as this allows me to get more volume in my hair before straightening it.

If you decide to go with a wet to dry hair straightener, the best advice I can give is don’t go cheap and read reviews!!

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