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Best Flat Irons for African American Relaxed Hair

May 30, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

The Karmin Hair Straightener is one of the best flat irons for African American relaxed hair. Many hair straighteners straighten hair but if you have African American hair you will know that it is tougher to straighten than any other. Once you have your hair relaxed it won’t stay that way forever, you will need touch ups and such.

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figure 1: Before and after relaxing

Once your relaxed hair starts to grow out you can use the Karmin on the roots, or when you want extra shine. There are titanium plates used on the Karmin which provide an even heat distribution and amazing durability under high heats which is important in obtaining the best results possible. Titanium delivers the most negative ions and infrared heat for smooth, frizz free, shiny hair. Another of the great features of the Karmin Km4000 Titanium Hair Iron is the tourmaline, it makes it safe to use on relaxed hair. So instead of getting your hair relaxed too often, which will result in damage, try the Karmin for all the touch ups you will need.

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figure 2: After hair relaxer and straightening

Till next time Good Luck,

Niki

Japanese Hair Straightening

January 9, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Japanese Hair straightening, also known as Thermal Reconditioning, is a hair treatment which uses heat to restructure the hair making it straight and free of kinks and curl. Now, like with any type of permanent hair treatment there are benefits as well as drawbacks. So if you are undecided take a look at the charts below to help determine if Japanese Hair Straightening is for you.

Benefits

  • Long lasting results – from 4-9 months
  • Leaves hair silky smooth, shiny and straight
  • Reduces Frizz

Drawbacks

  • Expensive – you are looking at anywhere from approx $350 – $1500. This depends on a few factors such as; the Salon, length of hair, time it takes to apply the treatment.
  • Upkeep/more cost – touch ups about every 4-6 months depending on how quickly your hair grows, your hair type and tightness of curl. It is highly recommended that you use specifically designed after care products.
  • Time Consuming – Again, depending on the length, type and curl of your hair it can take anywhere from 3+ hours.

So it really depends from person to person on weather or not this treatment is for you. Some may rather stick to using there hair straightner and enjoy the benefits of being able to go curly or straight and with out the hassle of on going cost and touch ups. However Japanese hair straightening is a great option for those who find a hair iron just doesn’t work on their hair type or is too time consuming.

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