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Facebook-Inspired Styles

March 18, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Lots of girls think that they have to get celebrity-inspired styles for big events. It’s a smart idea and not to mention a very popular idea too. The only thing is, usually hairdressers can’t do exactly what pictures of celebrities look like. It’s a little more difficult than it seems because everyone’s hair is different for one thing. For another thing, celebrity stylists have access to the most top-of-the-line tools because of who’s hair they style. It’d be boring to see a celebrity on the red carpet with their tossed up into a ponytail wouldn’t it?

Most stylists use tools like hair straighteners and curling irons to reach the exact style that their client may be after. Although these tools are available to everyone around the world, celebrity hairstylists own brands of these tools that some couldn’t even imagine to afford. Certain straighteners are extremely hard to get your hands on and it’s not something so simple as just going to Wal-Mart and grabbing an iron for twenty bucks. We’re talking hundreds of dollars for a simple straightener and why? Because it’s used on stylists like Jessica Alba and Taylor Swift.

One tip you can use to help get more realistic ideas for prom would be to look at websites like Facebook or Pinterest. These websites have styles inspired by girls who are going to the exact same occasions if you search specifically for “prom styles.” Facebook is great because you can search a hairstyle that one of your friends from school used in previous years. If you don’t want them to think you copied you, change a little something about the style-pull your bangs back into a poof or add in a flower to distract from identical matching. This is where Pinterest may be a little more helpful. You can search “prom styles” and you won’t get pictures of girls from your school but the pictures will still be realistic. Maybe you can even save a little more money by finding a DIY (do it yourself) kind of hairstyle for your big night.

Using celebrity-inspired styles on your hair is really fun and a great way to pull of the biggest night of the year. The only problem is that it may not give you the most realistic styles. Some of the styles can be impossible to pull of, depending on how detailed the style is. Go ahead and do a search for fun celebrity ideas, but remind yourself to take a look at your number one visited website, Facebook. You’d be surprised at how many fun styles you can find.

Save The Hassle, Choose a Professional Hair Iron

January 14, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

I recently had someone tell me that they had decided to invest in a hair straightener upon which I replied, “That’s great, they’re very versatile tools. What kind have you decided on?” My friend went on to tell me that she had decided to go with a brand that is being advertised on television lately and is available at Wal-Mart. She didn’t see any point spending more money than she had to if she could get a good hair straightener at Wal-Mart.

As I explained to my friend, there are a few things wrong with this theory. The first thing is, you should not base your decision on buying a hair straightener completely on money. If price is an important consideration, which it probably is, there are a number of high quality hair irons for affordable prices. However, you cannot put a price tag on the health of your hair. If you save money on the hair tool but then proceed to damage your hair, you are definitely not doing yourself any favors. Not only will you need to spend more money on treatments to restore the health of your hair, but you have just bought a hair tool that does more damage than good, and that is like throwing money in the garbage.

Instead of throwing your money away, take a good look at professional hair straighteners and make the right decision the first time. “But I’m only using it at home; I don’t need a professional quality hair straightener.” My friend insisted to which I asked her. “Isn’t your hair just as valuable as anyone who comes in to have their hair styled professionally?” Of course the answer is yes. Why shouldn’t you have a professional hair iron? Your hair deserves the best, and the only way to achieve straight hair without damaging it, is to use a professional hair straightener.

Once I had my friend convinced that she deserved a professional grade hair iron, she was confused about what type to buy. There are a few major things that you need to look for in a hair iron. The first is the plate type. Ceramic plates are known in the industry as the best plate choice. This is because ceramic is an excellent conductor of heat and will heat the plates up quickly without any hot spots to burn your hair. Also, ceramic plates infuse your hair with moisture to lock in shine. Titanium is also a good plate choice as it is very smooth and lightweight; also if you tend to be clumsy, you don’t have to worry about breaking these plates.

You should also look for a hair straighter with tourmaline which emits negative ions that infuse each hair, locking in the natural moisture and natural oils of the hair and seals the cuticle so that hair lays flat against the scalp. Your hair will look and feel better than ever with tourmaline.

Other features on a hair straightener are nice too, such as nano silver technology which kills germs and bacteria on the hair, leaving your hair healthy. As well as things like an adjustable setting, swivel cord and automatic shut off.

When you are ready to purchase a hair straightener, make the investment in a quality iron from the very beginning and save yourself a lot of damage and money in the long run by choosing a professional hair straightener.

Four Simple Tips to Healthy Hair

January 12, 2009 by · Leave a Comment 

Have you ever looked at a friend or coworker and wondered how they got such healthy looking hair? No matter what you seem to do to your hair, you can’t get it to look as luscious, soft and healthy. It can be frustrating if you think you are doing all of the right things to treat your hair well only to suffer from continual split ends, breakage and dry frizzy hair. But don’t worry; healthy hair isn’t only for a select few. Everyone can have healthy looking hair, and it isn’t that hard to achieve. With only a few simple steps, your hair will soon be touch ably soft too.

1) Take a look at your diet and water consumption. In order to have healthy hair, you must be healthy and if you are filling your body with all sorts of bad food, your hair will reflect that as well. Be sure you are eating from the four major food groups, getting enough fruits and vegetables as well as lean meats.

Water is also an essential component for good health and amazing looking hair. You may have heard the rule that you should drink at least eight, 8oz glasses of water a day, and while this is a great starting point, a better rule is to drink half your body weight in ounces every day. For example, if you want 150 pounds, you should be drinking at least 75 ounces of water everyday.

2) You also may want to consider taking supplements in order to boast your health and the health of your hair. The B-6 vitamins are a great aid in boosting healthy hair as well as folic acid, vitamin C and minerals including zinc, magnesium, sulfur and silica. A good multi-vitamin may be all you need to improve the health of your hair.

3) Be sure you always use professional hair tools on your hair. It is easy to convince yourself that you are saving yourself money by buying the cheaper hair straightener or curling iron at Wal-Mart, but you are not doing your hair any favors at all. A good hair straightener should have ceramic plates because hair irons with ceramic plates are quality heat conductors which mean that there won’t be any hot spots on your iron that could lead to burning your hair. Also, ceramic infuses the hair with moisture so you aren’t drying your hair while you style. If you really want to improve the look of your hair, choose a hair straightener with tourmaline. Tourmaline produces negative ions that infuse your hair locking in natural oils and moisture as well as sealing the cuticle causing the hair to lay flat which gives your hair a smooth and healthy look. The right hair tools will actually improve the look and health of your hair.

4)  Use the right products for your hair type. If you have colored or treated hair, be sure that you use shampoo and conditioner that provides extra moisture while not damaging the color. Likewise, if your hair is oily, there are products that will help you control that while not drying out the hair. Choose your products appropriately.

While these are only a few tips to help you achieve healthy and beautiful hair, they will get you started on looking your best and having the gorgeous and touchable hair that makes all your friends envious.

Put Some Thought into Choosing your Brush

December 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

There is one hair tool that most people don’t give much thought at all which is very unfortunate since it is a very important tool, and one that is used every day, regardless of what style is trying to be achieved. That tool is the hair brush. So how come it isn’t given any thought? What is it about the hair brush that people take for granted?

Well, all too many people simply pick up their hair brush at the local drug store, or Wal-Mart and don’t make their choice based on any important factors. Instead of looking at the important features, the decision may be based on price, or color instead of what really matters. So why would you put more thought into choosing a hair tool such as a hair straightener, and not give your brush the same thought and consideration?

There are a few things to consider when you are choosing a hair brush. And the first thing you need to do is to find a brush type that is right for your hair, because not every brush is the same.

A boar bristle brush is an excellent choice for women who have long, thick hair. These brushes naturally stimulate the scalp and redistribute the natural hair oils that are in the scalp throughout the ends of the hair. Also, these brushes do a great job of cleaning out any dust or debris that has built up in the hair. These brushes are perfect for African American hair and other thick, dense hair because the bristles can work their way into the hairs and brush them out perfectly.

You will also need to decide what style of brush you need. Do you want a flat, straightening brush? Or a rounded brush to help with styling? Thermal brushes are excellent for using with a hair dryer to help lock in the style you are trying to achieve. And the latest type of brush is the ionic brush which uses the power of negative ions to help eliminate frizz and create smooth beautiful hair every time it’s styled.

If you have thin or damaged hair, a cushioned brush is probably the best choice. Sometimes this type of brush is called a paddle brush, but the one distinguishing feature is that the bristles are in a rubber cushion that is easy on the hair when you’re brushing, perfect for those with thin hair.

Whatever brush you decide to try, just remember that you do not have to limit yourself to one type. In fact, brushes are so inexpensive that you can and should a variety of brushes for every styling need. Why not have a vent brush for drying your hair, an ionic brush for reducing the frizz and some rounded brushes when you are styling? Try out a few brushes to find what really works for you and your hair and remember to put the same thought into brush shopping that you would any other hair styling tool.

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