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March Madness – The Hair Version

March 25, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Spring time is here and the weather has already started showing a little preview of the humidity that comes in the summer time. This creates a little March madness in your life and I’m not referring to any basketball tournaments. I’m talking about those awful days where you wake up and your hair won’t do anything styling-wise. What choice do you have other than to just throw it up into a frizzy and not-so-hot-looking ponytail. These days are some of the most frustrating times for so many women because they may have an everyday style that they can’t perform on those days because of the humidity in the air.

Cutting back on styles isn’t very fun, especially in the spring. This is the perfect time of year to play around with styles and be cute every day of the week because everything around us is starting to wake up and show its beauty. It wouldn’t be fair to let hair just fall boring and be frizzy everyday if you have a certain plan for it. Sometimes the problem is so bad that even a hair straightener can’t help you. Luckily you can make it pretty each day by following these two tips.

One thing that most people wouldn’t think to do is avoid blow drying as much as you can. With all the humidity and moisture that is in the air this time of year, your hair already contains enough frizz. If you apply even more heat to it after showering, you will only be allowing more frizz to form and cause problems for the rest of your day. So please, do yourself a favor: save some time and some frizz by letting it towel or air dry when you shower.

To also cut down on that frizz, it helps to sleep with a pillow that has a silk case over the top. It’s great for your hair because it does wonders compared to a cotton pillow. When you sleep against cotton (especially with wet hair) your hair gets tangled and rubs up against the fibers to create even more static and frizz than with a silk pillow. Silk is a type of lint-free fabric so it doesn’t have the same fibers to attract to your hair and mess up its texture. Therefore, when you wake up in the morning, your hair will be dry and won’t contain as much frizz.

Hair is much easier to handle when it doesn’t contain frizz. There’s too much fun to experience in the summer for you to have to stay inside just to avoid humid air. These easy tips and tricks will get you one step closer to frizz-free. Do remember that your hair will still contain some frizz, these methods just help tame a good portion of the problem and won’t get rid of the entire problem.

Keeping Your Hair Straight After Using A Flat Iron

November 4, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Some women use their hair straightening iron perfectly and get those sleek tresses that are so popular right now on the red carpet. But for some their hair does not remain straight and they cannot figure out how to keep those waves or curls from returning before their day is done. Usually this is caused by extra heat and humidity in the air caused by the weather. But there are a few steps you can take to keep that hair straight and looking its best.

Use your blow dryer before you begin using your flat iron even if it is already dry, and try straightening your hair at a higher temperature setting with your professional flat iron. Also use products specially designed for straight hair and use a flexible hold spray to hold it in place once you remove those curls. And of course if you live somewhere where the humidity is especially high than use a shine serum to help battle the extra moisture in the air and keep those locks straight and beautiful all day long. These tips should help you look your best with this great hairstyle that so many women want to have.

Using Professional Hair Dryers

August 14, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

When a woman’s hair does not look its best she is usually quick to blame her shampoo, the weather, or even her curling iron. But many forget that your blow dryer is the basis for your hair style and can make or break the look you are going for. Of course it is important to make sure you use a good shampoo and that you thoroughly rinse it from your hair. But if you use a cheap blow dryer then you will only dry out your hair and strip it of its own natural oils leaving it weakened and susceptible to damage from your styling products and hair irons.

A professional dryer such as a tourmaline hair dryer can dry your hair effectively and quickly without the harsh treatment that a cheap drugstore dryer can have on your tresses. These dryers do not just blow dry air out that is from the air around them, instead they use a high powered motor to break down the water droplets in your hair and dry it without hot air that will dry out your locks. This will leave your hair healthier and less susceptible to styling damage as with cheap blow dyers.

Getting A Salon Quality Blow Out

July 21, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

Many women blame their dry frizzy hair on their shampoo or even the weather, and sometimes these things do play a role in bad hair days. Another often-overlooked culprit of bad hair can be the styling tools you use. Using a cheap drugstore blow dryer can really dry out your hair quickly and this will create a base which is almost impossible to style. There is a reason why a salon quality blow out can make your hair seem so much more healthy and vibrant. Of course professional hair dryers do cost more than the typical drugstore models, but in the end you get what you pay for in performance.

Hot & Popular Hairstyles for Spring 2008

March 8, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

With Spring comes change! Time to update the winter hairstyle and look fresh and vibrant for Spring 2008!

Popular hairstyles for Spring 2008 are feminine and lady like with tailored bob’s, short blunt cuts, long natural styles and unique up-do’s. Hot hair colors for Spring 2008 are natural shades or the complete opposite and bold and colorful!

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Either way, healthy, shiny hair is the look this spring with any cut and color.

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The bob hair cut comes in many lengths and can be layered and textured. For a sleek sophisticated bob like the pictures above use your flat iron to achieve this look.

Weather you stay long or go short with your hair this spring, another hot look for spring 2008 is blunt bangs.

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Again, using a hair straightener, this look is simple to achieve!

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For the younger girls, the Emo Hairstyle is extremely popular. This look is sassy, fun and can be done in many different ways to show off your personality!

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You Ask – What is the Best Hair Straightener that Curls?

February 17, 2008 by · Leave a Comment 

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When it comes to choosing a hair flat iron that you also plan on using to curl your hair there are a few things to consider in order to get the best results.

Although the brand of your hair iron won’t necessarily determine on weather you can curl with it or not, a professional hair straightener is recommended for a few reasons. One being that it will reach a higher temperature thus providing a better hold for curls on all types of hair. For other reasons why a professional iron is recommended please For other reasons why a professional iron is recommended please see our Top 7 Reasons Every Woman Needs a Professional Hair Iron.

A hair straightener with plates that are 1″ – 1.5″ wide are going to do the best job at curling your hair. If the plates are too wide you will have a hard time getting the flat iron to curl your hair.

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How to use your hair straightener as a curling iron.

Do It Yourself With a Hair Straightener – Wedding or Prom Hairstyles

February 5, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

A hair straightener is an extremely versatile tool and can be used for much more than simply straightening your hair. You can easily create beautiful hairstyles for a wedding, prom, graduation or any other special event and best of all many of these styles are so simple you can do it at home!

Smooth, sleek, sexy hair is simple to achieve and looks great for any occasion. Finish the look off with a pretty hair clip or tiara for extra sparkle.

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Looking for romantic loose curls? Curling you hair with a hair straightener can help you achieve this look weather you are wearing your hair down or in an up do.

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Top 7 Reasons Every Woman Needs a Professional Hair Straightener

February 4, 2008 by · 2 Comments 

As women we all want a perfect hair day everyday and we want it to be quick and easy to achieve too. Well, we can have our cake and eat it too with the right tool. A hair straightener can be a girl’s best friend if she knows all of the benefits to owning and using one.

So why should you own a hair straightener? Let me count thy ways…

1. You can curl and flip, add waves, use it for sophisticated up-do or casual everyday styles.

2. Forget frizz! Weather your hair is curly or straight you can still suffer from frizzy hair. A hair straightener works to seal the hairs cuticle and rid of frizz leaving your hair smooth.

3. You can add shine and have healthier looking hair with a hair iron as well. In much the same way you rid of the frizz, sealing the cuticle will give the appearance of smoother softer strands and add shine.

4. Turn up the volume! Adding volume to any length of hair with a flat iron is simple.

5. Save Money! If you own a good hair straightener you will no longer need all of those styling creams, anti frizz serums, gels and so on. All you will really need is a styling cream, spray or lotion to protect hair from heat styling and a good hair spray which is handy to set your completed style.

6. Save more money! Since you can create curls, waves and add volume with a flat iron what other tools other than a hair dryer will you really need?

7. With some practice a hair straightener quickly becomes a fast and easy way to achieve different styles day in and day out. You can have great looking hair everyday without the hassle and the time some other styling methods can take.

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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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