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Brazilian Straightening Or Flat Irons

November 10, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women are now turning to the Brazilian hair straightening technique to get those sleek straight locks that they wish they had been born with. But there is still a debate as to the safety of this hair straightening technique. There has been plenty of claims that the chemicals applied to the hair during this straightening process contain formaldehyde which can be extremely dangerous especially if the person getting their hair straightened has a reaction to this substance.

Of course for women who are nursing or pregnant this technique should never be used to straighten your hair. But for the rest of us it will be like the Japanese hair straightening method; something we should consider carefully. Anytime you choose to subject your hair to harsh chemicals you run the risk of possible complications and you will be placing a lot of stress and damage upon your hair. Of course if you do not want to take this risk to get straight hair there are plenty of professional flat irons that will get the job done with the harsh chemicals. These irons can be used daily if the proper temperature is used on the iron so hair is not exposed to too much heat.

Straightening Your Hair At Home

October 17, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Women can either get straight hair by using chemical straighteners or by using a hair straightening iron to remove those curls. Of course nobody really likes to bombard their hair with lots of chemicals and to do this anyway you would have to go to the salon and spend lots of money for the straightening treatment. Professional straightening irons are now available for home hair straightening so that you can get salon quality looks at home but without the hassle of going to the salon and without using those harsh chemicals that will damage your hair.

Reducing Damage When Straightening Your Hair

October 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women who straighten their hair daily with a flat iron worry about the damage they may be doing to their hair in the process of getting the style they really want to have. Of course the damage can be significant or it can be very minimal depending on the steps you take to take care of your hair not only while you are straightening it but when you are washing it as well. Opt for quality shampoos and conditioners that will not only clean your hair but moisturize it as well. Also select and use only professional straightening irons that are designed to be the best to your hair and will effectively remove the curl without removing any of the natural moisture within your hair.

Benefits Of Ceramic In Hair Styling Tools

September 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Just about every hair styling tool used in a salon and available for purchase at the beauty supply stores uses ceramic and touts this as the best material ever for your hair. From blow dryers to curling and straightening irons ceramic is used in all these professional hair styling tools so your hair can benefit from the natural properties that ceramic has which leave hair looking its best.

All of these ceramic-based tools will help you eliminate frizz and leave hair silky and smooth. This is do to the fact that ceramic emits negative ions which will balance out your hair leaving it better capable of retaining its own natural moisture so that you can avoid dry damaged hair which tends to have a mind of its own.

Ceramic elements also tend to heat up very quickly and very evenly. This means no longer standing around waiting for the hair iron to heat up when you are in a hurry. Plus since it heats up evenly there will be no hot spots or cold spots, which will affect the curling or straightening your are, trying to achieve.

These high quality hair styling tools are the best option for women who want to take care of their hair so that it is shiny and healthy. Plus these tools will give salon quality results on the hairstyles you want to achieve to look your best.

Using Wet Dry Hair Irons

August 26, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Most girls have a hair styling horror story where they skipped they may not have gotten their hair completely dry, or flat out skipped drying it, and the styling iron scorched their locks leaving them damaged to some degree. We all have so many things going that it is hard to not want to skip some steps in the process to look good. Luckily drying your hair completely before straightening your hair is now something you can skip in the morning when you are running behind. The makers of some of the top professional hair styling tools have now come up with thermal hair straighteners, which can be used, on damp hair without the scorching effects that come with a regular hair straightening iron.

These irons are touted as wet to dry but you need to make sure your hair is not soaking wet when you start to use it. Generally towel drying by blotting the hair until water can no longer be wrung out will be sufficient before beginning to use the wet to dry hair irons that are available. These hair straighteners have special vents built in which get the moisture from the water in your locks away from your hair while they straighten. Making them very effective for both getting your tresses both dry and straight for a great hairstyle.

Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Straighteners

June 2, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

If you are like me you see flat irons touted as tourmaline flat irons and you have no idea what tourmaline is and you have no clue why it is a good feature to have in a ceramic hair iron. Of course as with most things new when tourmaline was first added to hair straightening tools it was only on professional hair styling tools and it was very expensive to have. But like most things once the initial hype was gone tourmaline hair irons popped up everywhere at affordable prices so you did not have to be a professional stylist to get the benefits of this feature. Tourmaline is a semi-precious gemstone, which flat iron makers have incorporated into the ceramic plates on their hair straightening tools. Tourmaline ceramic hair irons are known for their amazing ability to generate negative ions, which help your hair, retain its own natural moisture, which is extremely important when using heat to style your hair on a regular basis. This will make your hair straightening iron more effective at creating smooth silky looking straight hair with no frizz that can make you look like a star with a permanent hair dresser even though you style your hair on your own in your own home.

Buying a Professional Hair Straightener

May 27, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

There are so many hair straightening flat irons on the market it can be a little confusing when you decide you would like to add a this professional beauty tool to your hair styling bag of tricks. Buying a flat iron is actually not that complicated once you understand all of the technological terms and the materials used in the construction of hair straightening tools.

A hair flat iron is essentially a couple of metal plates, which heat up, and the heat is applied to your hair to remove frizz and curls. Drug store straighteners are usually made from lesser metals such as aluminum while professional hair straightening tools are use better quality materials such as titanium hair straightener. A higher quality metal does a better job at heating up and evenly applying the heat to your hair so to easier and more effectively straighten your hair.

Many professional flat irons use ceramic ionic technology as well to ensure not only smoother hair, but also less damage to your hair as a result of styling. Negative ions will help your hair maintain its own natural moisture during the straightening process and will result in less frizz and more straight smooth hair from your efforts.

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