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What People Do To Save Hair

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Walking down the street, you might see people who are expressing their own “style”. Included in this look of style, you may find a few people who have hair that doesn’t exactly look the healthiest. For example, you may walk past someone with a little grease in the roots of their hair. Although this doesn’t look healthy, you may be surprised at how healthy this person’s hair actually is behind its “mask.” The things people do to protect their hair from getting too dry or damaged is shocking to many people.

Let’s all step forward and admit the truth now; we’ve all gone at least two days without showering before. If you haven’t ever gone more than one day without a shower, you are abnormal. Between late nights of studying and just going out with friends, you don’t really have time to shower at night. And maybe the next morning you have to wake up early and don’t have time to shower before a morning event. These may not be the only reasons you don’t shower, though.

Sometimes if I shower one morning and then straighten my hair afterward, I will keep my hair straight the next day. As long as I haven’t sweat or done anything too damaging to my hair, I figure it’s okay to leave it for the next day to save from over damaging my ends. This really does do less damage than to shower, blow dry, and use your straightener all over again when hair doesn’t look too bad from the day before.

Another type of damage that can be done to people’s hair is caused by too much dying. If a person dyes their hair too often, the ends get so worn down by the chemicals in the dye and can’t withstand any kind of styling for long. After people hear consequences of dying hair too often, they become a bit frightened and decide to stop dying their hair altogether. The look they get in their hair eventually will look dull and may even look a little gross too. This is because after that person decides to quit dying her hair, her roots begin to grow out and the actual color of her hair is revealed after so long.

Times where this is bad to look at would be if a brunette died her hair blonde and then decided to stop touching up the roots. Then her brunette roots begin to grow out and make the blonde hair look greasy and sloppy. The truth is, girls who decide to quite dying and to let their roots grow out end up having healthier hair even though it looks greasy and damaged. If it becomes unbearable for girls to watch their roots grow out, they may need to dye it one last time back to their original color just to get it back to square one.

Whether it is stopping hair dye or skipping showers, people really will go to extents to save their hair from damage. When you get a haircut, ask your hair dresser what she/he does to preserve a little of their hair. To prevent too much damage, try a few of the solutions above. You’d be surprised at how fast you can get your hair to preserve a little moisture just by using a few of these tricks.

How Celebrities Do It

March 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

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.

 

Myths Of Straightening

February 12, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

When we straighten our hair, we are looking to give it shine and elegance. The point of two heated plates is to reduce the look of a frizzy snarly mess. When we use hair straighteners, we create a look that we always want our hair to have. Straightening is great for removing the frizz and giving a shinier look. There are rumors about straightening out there, though. Some people think that by straightening hair, we will permanently damage the follicle.

Everyone has their own opinion about everything. With hair straightening, there are opinions and then there are myths that have truths behind them. So many people think that styling with two heated plates is the worst thing in the world. Yes, this process has its cautions but I’m here to set the rumors straight about what’s bad and good. First off, the most heard about myth is that fact that by straightening hair daily, the hair will be permanently ruined. The truth: if you use a significant amount of heat protectant, your hair should be fine to style each day. The high temperatures of a straightener tend to scare people but as long as you use the appropriate settings and also use a protectant, your hair should be fine. You may also want to give it a day to breathe (away from the straightener) once a week or so, just to let things relax for a day.

Another myth is the difference between a professional ceramic straightener and a store-bought ceramic straightener. Some say if you use the more expensive, professionally designed straightener, you will give your hair a little more shine and it won’t be as harsh on the follicle. This is definitely not true. The truth is, ceramic is ceramic; you can’t get more damage from one kind than another. By using a store-bought ceramic plated straightener, you are not creating a more harsh kind of heat for your hair. The temperature of the straightener matters but not the kind of ceramic material that it’s made out of.

The last and most ridiculous myth I’ve heard deals with hair color. It has been said that the damage done to your hair from a straightener has a little something to do with the color of your hair… False! How could it have anything to do with color? Just because a woman has red hair does not mean she is going to get more split ends from her flat iron than her friend with brown hair. This makes no sense whatsoever and should not be taken seriously. The factor that effects hair the most is the amount of times you straighten over one piece of hair and the temperature setting that the iron is set on.

For every myth, there is a truth behind it. No matter what anyone says about the damage affect of a hair straightener, get back to the logic of your myth before you begin questioning things and deciding whether something is right or wrong. Not everything has to be bad for your hair, as long as you use the right, efficient steps to create your luscious locks.

Does Repeated Styling Tool Use Damage Your Hair?

March 26, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Women always hear conflicting reports on just how much damage can be done to their hair with the hair tools they use to get the latest styles. In some cases it sounds like your hair will fall out if you use a hair iron daily while in others they make it seem you are actually helping your hair by using one of these professional hair tools. It can be confusing and make it hard to understand what is best for your hair.

The truth is that actually both are true and the one variable that controls the outcome is the user of the styling tool. Of course poorly made hair irons that have exposed metal are never good for your hair but with well made quality tools such as Chi flat irons you can actually help your hair and not do any damage. The results you will get with these professional hair irons will be up to the user. If the user uses the hair iron on wet hair or too high a temperature setting of course damage will occur to the hair. But with proper use irons that utilize ionic technology and other advanced materials can actually help your hair look its best and be healthier.

The Right Blow Dryer for Reducing Hair Damage

July 23, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Some women falsely believe the hotter the hair dryer the faster it will dry their hair and the better it will be for it. This is actually far from the truth. The heat it not what really effectively dries your hair, though it will dry it out and promote split ends. The power behind the air itself is what you really want drying your hair, and ionic hair dryers are the dryers of choice for many professionals. These hair dryers will quickly and effectively dry your hair without leaving it frizzy and dry from damage caused by too much heat.

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