There are many girls who go with fancy up-do’s at prom season. French twists, tight curly buns, fish braided side pony, you’ll see a very big variety. So many girls will pay fifty dollars or more to get their hair styled professionally. This is great because it’s a one night only kind of occurrence and is important for most girls, especially high school senior girls. On the other hand, some girls don’t care as much what their hair looks like and would rather save money so they take the conservative route by simply performing a style on their own at home.
The choice of staying safe and cheap may be a little bit smarter for prom. Using a simple hair straightener on prom night is just as fun as getting an up-do for some girls. Although some say that they should go all out for the special night, it’s not necessarily a bad thing to straighten your hair. It’s not as bad as many people make it sound and it turns out looking great. There are few benefits to doing this style, too.
Of course, I already mentioned the incredible amount of money you can save by straightening your hair at home for prom. But there are other ways to look at it, too. You can kind of customize your hairstyle if you do it yourself because it’s you that’s performing the style and you can do it however you want, first hand. You can add a few curls here and there to add a little flirt to the ‘do. You can also put your own kind of style to it: make it edgy or subtle, it’s your choice because you’re in charge. This way you can also fix it yourself if you don’t like it; you don’t have to feel bad about hurting a stylist’s feelings. Straightening your hair is also a great way to keep hair from getting so messy. Some girls experience a problem with the way their hair falls after getting it styled. They seem to want to change their style because it falls apart as the day goes on. With your straight hair, you can easily go home and straighten it again in a matter of two minutes, whereas other girls can’t go back to their hairdresser and get it fixed.
You can spend a fortune on getting your hair all done up for an event that lasts three hours, or you can save money and style it yourself. As you go to your hairdresser with the thought that straightening your hair isn’t fancy enough, remember all of the benefits of using that straightener. Any style will wind up being beautiful on prom night but straightening isn’t necessarily a bad thing to do for this event.
Have you ever been to a concert or seen a performance on an awards show and noticed how absolutely perfect the performer looks? Her makeup doesn’t seem to run no matter how much she sweats, her hair seems to remain free from frizz and doesn’t get wet from all the sweat. How do they do it? Looking perfect seems so hard for normal people to pull off and if you think about it, celebrities surely couldn’t do it without the help of their stylists.
Seeing a girl on a blazing hot stage with dozens of lights on her with flawless makeup makes you wonder why you can’t keep your makeup flawless during a low-stress day at school. The truth behind the scenes is actually…behind the scenes! Stars could never look as great as they do if they didn’t have touch up’s every time they exited stage during breaks. The job of a stylist is to update the performer’s look at every possible second.
For example, Fergie could sprint off stage with straight hair just to “change her outfit,” but when she gets back she has a whole different wardrobe, a new smoky-eyed makeup, and curly hair. This all happens in a matter of about sixty seconds and many people are amazed at how this can be pulled off. A stylist has tons and tons of practice and knows just how the business works: fast-pace and frantic. No matter how hard they may work it out on stage, celebs can always count on their trusty hair straighteners to get through frizz and messed up ends for each moment of the show.
You know those things called dress rehearsals? Yep, that’s how the stylist prepares him or herself and gets ready for the big show. They time everything from curling pieces of hair to getting the ride shade of eyeshadow applied. Of course they have their little secret tools that they love/have to use but it’s all about time and the pace that everyone moves at. The flawlessness is almost impossible to achieve, mostly because no one has the same type of hair as another person. Therefore, there isn’t one trick that is going to help each and every person’s hair; it takes a variety of ways depending on the type of hair you have.
People often ask me what my natural hair looks like. Recently, I have been lazy about styling my hair each day and just have had no time to do anything besides shower and let it hang the whole day. Of course it dries as the day goes on but so many people ask if I straighten my hair after it dries because it looks pin straight, draping down my shoulders. The truth is, I probably have the straightest hair known to mankind. Having naturally straight hair does have its perks at times but it definitely is not as fun as having wavy hair.
When I wake up in the morning and begin styling my hair, I realize how straight my hair already is and instantly, I know that my routine will not take as long as most girls my age. Since my hair is so naturally straight, I can cut about twenty minutes off of my “getting ready for the day” time each morning. I either let it go for the day, only running a brush through the ends or I throw it up in a ponytail. This is a benefit of having straight hair because it allows me to focus on eating a bigger breakfast, doing my makeup better, or picking out a prettier outfit. But there are some cons to having straight hair too.
Each time that I look in my hair in the mirror, I am reminded how dull and boring it is. I wish that somedays it would hold a little bounce in the roots. I can barely even tease my hair because it’s so thin and fine and straight. Thicker, curlier hair tends to hold volume much easier. It’s also not fun having straight hair because you can’t really mix up your style each day. It gets boring wearing my hair straight day after day while other girls can scrunch their hair with gel some days and show off their natural waves.
I do use hair straighteners, but not as often as most people my age. This could be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on how you look at it. It saves me some time and damage to my ends but it also limits what else I can do to style my hair each morning, especially if I don’t have time to do something fun like curl it to be bouncy. There may be others in the world with the same problem that I have, but I must say, my hair has got to be one of the straightest out there.
Some women style their hair everyday, mainly because they feel their hair looks more stylish or put-together when it is straight. To keep hair smooth and beautiful from day to day, lots of women say it’s best to use the heat of a straightener everyday. This may seem smart to them but after so many days of using the straightener, they begin to notice a difference in the texture and look of their hair. It is okay to straighten your hair every so often but to avoid heat damage, read the following tips about how NOT to straighten your hair.
If you’re going to straighten your hair more than three times a week, you could endanger it. All it takes a little too much heat and your hair will become fried with split ends. One of the worst things you can do when you straighten it is to avoid using any kind of thermal protectant spray. If you go without spritzing your hair thoroughly with a heat protectant, the split end affect will become much more of a problem.
You also should never try to straighten your hair by repeatedly going over the same chunk of hair. You are supposed to split your hair into layers and/or sections when you style it with a straightener because this helps keep all pieces separate and make it easier to straighten without tangling it. After you split it you begin straightening but you must remember that you can’t go over the same area more than once. Applying too much heat for too long can seriously damage the ends by breaking them off more and more each time you go over a certain chunk.
Those are two of the main things you should avoid doing while straightening your hair, but there are a few smaller details you should remember. These include things like setting the temperature too high on the flat iron, pulling the iron straight down through the hair, and not using frizz serum after styling. Remembering these great tips can be a helpful reminder as to why we should be ever so careful when we style our hair.
It appears that the Holidays call for change. Along with Nicole Richie’s new brunette hair, Britney Spears and Taylor Swift were spotted with new hairstyles as well this past week.
Britney Spears new hair cut is a simple shoulder length hairstyle with layers and bangs. Perhaps it is just this photo, but Britney’s new haircut seems to lack excitement. What do you think?
On the other hand, Taylor Swift looks completely different with her new straight hairstyle along with brow skimming bangs. I love it, I think she looks more her age, (she just turned 20 on Sunday, Happy Birthday Taylor!) and the bangs look fabulous on her! Taylor Swift’s new straight hairstyle was for her US Weekly photo shoot and this look is easy to achieve with your flat iron. After straightening hair out, apply a polishing gloss for ultra shiny hair like Taylor Swift.
This 6 step straightening system was created by FHI in order to provide a chemical straightening system that works in half the time as other chemical straighteners as well as leaves hair straight and smooth without the harsh chemical smell and burning or irritation other chemical hair straighteners can cause.
The FHI Heat Texture Smooth System can be used to straighten or relax hair and works to control frizz as well as deep condition your hair to leave it nourished and healthy.
The FHI Heat Texture Smooth System consists of 6 products;
- FHI Heat Deep Cleansing Shampoo
- • FHI Heat Silicone Free Conditioner
- • FHI Heat Texture Smooth Permanent Cream
- • FHI Heat Sulfate Free Shampoo
- • FHI Heat Hot Sauce
- • FHI Heat Leave-In Neutralizer
This hair straightening system is enough for 2 applications and the steps to achieving straight, smooth, frizz hair are simple.
The 6 steps to the FHI Heat’s Texture Smooth System:
- Shampoo your hair with the Deep Cleansing Shampoo
- Condition your hair with the Silicone Free Conditioner without fear of buildup
- Apply the Texture Smooth Permanent Cream no closer than 1″ from scalp, pinch check every 5 minutes for perfect texture, whether pin-straight, or just taming kinks.
- Rinse the smoothing product out with Sulfate Free Shampoo (also stops the straightening process).
- Work through clean, dry relaxed hair with the FHI Heat Hot Sauce to prepare the follicles for the intial pass with the styling iron.
- Use the FHI Heat Leave-In Neutralizer following a blow-drying and styling with a hair iron. Use the iron on a 2nd run to finish the look and “set the hair straight”.
Buy the FHI Hair Straightening System at My Hair Styling Tools for only $59.95, more than 50% off!
Growing up my older brother had really curly hair, which he used to spend what seemed like hours in front of the mirror trying to tame. His only hairstyle choices were extremely short so the curl would be cut out of his hair or something that involved curl. He just like many men born with curly hair would have done anything to get straight hair since to many of these guys curls are a girly thing they do not like on their own heads.
Of course many men do not think of it but they too can use a flat iron on their hair to get rid of their naturally curly hair and get those straight hairstyles they see on the men in Hollywood that the ladies love. Some guys might be reluctant to try this depending on their personality since to many this kind of grooming is just too feminine. But many of the companies that make hair irons try and actually cater to guys by creating models that they would not mind using as much. The popular pink hair irons that are all the rage with the women just would not work in a guy’s bathroom so you can get things such as a camo design from Chi flat irons that a guy would not mind using at all.
Since many men have short hair it is important that they use a flat iron that has a small plate size so that it is easier to run the hair through the iron to get the hair straight. And just like with women it is essential that men use a quality professional straightener that will not damage their hair and leave it dried out and unhealthy. After all the whole point is to look good for the ladies and you want them to still be able to run their fingers through your hair.
It seems there are many materials being used for hair irons today and they all claim to be the best one for the job to be done. One such material is titanium and hair straightening irons made from titanium are some of the hottest ones on the market for both professionals as well as home users. So what makes titanium so exceptional at removing the frizz and curl from your hair?
Titanium flat irons are touted as some of the best on the market due to the way this material handles heat when it is applied to it. Titanium is capable of withstanding high heat settings and distributing it evenly throughout the plate. This material is also highly resistant to scratching so that the plates will remain as smooth as the day you first purchased the iron. This will mean that for years you will get quality snag free straightening from the titanium hair iron, long after other hair irons have been put out of service do to plate damage.
For many years titanium was only used in high end military equipment do to its amazing strength to weight ratio. But now you can use the heat distribution properties it contains to get the sleek straight hair you desire with a professional titanium hair iron.
We all see this great looking women on runways and on TV with beautiful straight hair and yet it seems to me that so many of use normal women just cannot get this look no matter how hard we seem to try. For many their hair just seems to have a mind of their own and it just seems to want to be frizzy and out of control. Yet there are stories all the time about how a professional hair straightener can get rid of that frizz and curl to give you that long sleek gorgeous hair that you want. But then there are the stories that hair straightening irons do not work well and that the celebs we see just have great looking hair because they have stylists to take care of them.
Well regular women can get gorgeous straight hair by using a professional hair straightener and there are even groups out there willing to talk about which irons they use and how they get those great results. There are many flat iron users on facebook that share all kinds of information and even before and after photos of themselves to help other women who want to get this really hot look.