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How To Clean A Curling Iron

Even you have the best curling iron after using it for a while, it would look like this with a lot of build-up burnt products sticking on the barrel. How to get rid of these smelly and sticky. In this post I will show you a simple way to clean a curling iron Turn on the curling iron and heat for 1 minute then turn it off and unplug. This will melt the build-up, burnt products. Prepare 1 part alcohol (hydrogen peroxide – rubbing alcohol) and 2 parts of baking soda, mix them well together Using a brush to paste the mixture on the curling iron and let’s them settle for 15 minutes. If your curling iron are made from ceramic scrub ceramic with fingers only and if it is titainum or metal brush gently Using a clean towel to wipe out the surface How often you have to clean your curling iron, please comment below!

Curling Wand VS Curling Iron

Curling wand (hair curler) and curling iron share a lot of similarities. Although both of these hot styling tools perform the same purpose which is to curl your hair, they are different. The curling iron came out first which may have been difficult to master to use for some individuals. Then, soon after was the curling wand came unto the scene which may have thrown you of its purpose. As well as, some individuals and salons had both tools, the curling wand and the curling iron, which made you wonder why do they need to use both. Curling Wand VS Curling Iron ​ Here are 3 different breakdowns of the curling wand vs curling iron: Firstly, we need to identify the differences between the tools. The curling iron usually has a clasp that would clamp down on the section to curl it. As opposed to the curling wand which has no clasp. You would have to wrap your hair around the wand then hold it into place. The wand may burn your hand if you …

Five Hot Combs For Afro Hair and Black Hair

Afro hair is very thick and coarse in nature. Therefore, it is difficult to get a sleek look using many hot tools. After using some hot tools, your hair can be frizzy, and poofy which does not look good. You may remember the hot comb being used on your hair in the kitchen while your mama or grandmama straightened your hair for your graduation or graduation pictures. Electric straightening combs are the perfect hot tool for a sleek straight look whether you have black or afro hair. If you want a straight look with no frizz then you should use a hot comb. Here are 5 hot combs that you can use to get a sleek look: Conair Hype HairUltra-Hot Hot Comb Firstly, is the Conair hot comb as the name suggests instantly heats up within 30-seconds with ultra-hot technology which will give you the sleek look in a reduced time. The heat settings on the comb will assist you in perfecting the sleekness if you want your coarse hair to be bone straight or blown …

12 Things You Need To Know About Steam Hair Straightener Flat Iron

Steam hair straighteners such as Magicfly Professional release a steam from nozzles positioning around the plates at high temperature. This moisture will help prevent hair from getting damages at high temperature. But is it true? Unlike straightening with a regular flat iron your hair dries out the steam flat iron moisturize your hair while straightening it. This process is aslo made diffrent from wet-to-dry iron. Here’s everything you need to know about steam hair straightener flat iron. Plate sizes are varied In order to build steam system into the iron, the steam flat iron have plates at least 1 inch width and the plate width is up to 2 inches. As a rule of thump for picking irons, the more you have hair the larger iron. They may have a LED screen to display the temperature You can monitor the temp on the LED display. It it much easier for you to adjust the temperature, and lock it. A small, 40mL water compartment is removeable and you don’t have to refill until you completely straighten your …

5 Best Products For Straightening Natural African American Hair

Straightening natural African American hair can be very difficult because of its coarse nature. However, if you have the right products then it should be a breeze. The products allow the hair to soften so that the flat iron or hot comb can glide through your tresses easily as well as distribute the hair evenly. In addition, products will keep your hair protected from the heat therefore little to no heat damage. After defining which products are best for your hair you need to know when to use it and how to apply them on your hair for the best result. Here are the 5 Best Products for straightening Natural African American Hair you could buy Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Shine Spray First, the Tresemme heat protectant is a product help prevent heat damage just before you use flat iron. The protectant is infused with keratin which our hair is made up of thus it helps to build up the protein layer of our hair shaft so that it can withstand the heat. The …

titanium, ceramic flat irons seem look the same, but how do they actually work on your hair

Titanium VS Ceramic Which Type of Hair Straightener Should I Choose?

The most popular hair straighteners are the ones that their plates are made with Titanium (metal) and Ceramic. Both of them emit far-infrared heat, which dries hair from the inside out. They also generate the negative ions. But there are a few differences between them, and that could be the factors you decide which one to buy, let’s find out. ​ Ceramic Flat Iron According to Wikipeadia, A ceramic is an inorganic, nonmetallic[a] solid material comprising metal, nonmetal or metalloid atoms primarily held in ionic and covalent bonds. The first form of this material found dated back more than 27000 years ago. By properties of the material,non-erosive, heat conducted, it is ideal for making plates of flat irons. Pros: Cons: Ceramic plates are not just gentle on hair, but also the heat realeased from them. Our recommendations for best ceramic flat irons: Solia Tourmaline Ceramic Ion Flat Iron  RUN AWAY FHI FLAT IRON High-end model with fully ceramic coated plates Titanium Flat Iron Basically Titanium is a metal, so they are very strong and very durable. Holding Titanium …

Everything You Need To Know About Japanese Hair Straightening

Japanese Hair Straightening is till date one of the most popular hair straightening methods commonly used in Japan, China, Thailand and Vietnam. Originating from Japan, it made its way to New York in early 2000s. Since then, hundreds of thousands of women have resorted to the treatment to achieve pin straight tamed hair.  The process is particularly popular amongst women with untameable hair. For any woman, her hair is the biggest concern. The way women style their hair can make or break a beauty statement. Besides, hair is all you need to visibly change the appearance of the face. Initially when Japanese Hair Straightening originated, a lot of women were sceptical about the this hair treatment method. However, after popular models and celebrities relying on the miracle treatment for flawless hair, the takers to it definitely increased.  Here’s all you need to know about it. What it is Japanese hair straightening method and How it Works It is a hair styling treatment that transforms curly or wavy hair into pin straight, sleek and shiny hair. The …

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10 Most Popular Straight Hairstyles in 2018 (100 photos)

This year has seen a lot of highly popular hairstyles for straight hair. Some of them are fairly new, but some of them, like double braids, have resurfaced from the past to see even greater popularity with celebrities like Kim Kardashian sporting them often.  It’s no secret that many of us may want to recreate these styles on our own hair, so in no particular order, here’s a list of 10 of the most popular straight hairstyles for 2018. You can find a suitable straight hairstyle for your heart-shaped, square face, round, diamond, rectangle shaped faces.   1. The blunt bob The blunt cut bob has seen a lot of popularity in recent years, but Kylie Jenner skyrocketed it to popularity in 2016. The short, chic style gives an air of elegance while maintaining simplicity, and is a favourite for many celebrities recently. 2. The asymmetrical lob The lob is a long version of its cousin, the bob. The asymmetrical lob has an uneven mirrored length, with one side being longer than the other. This unusual …

How to choose the Right straight hairstyle for your face shape

There’s much more to styling our hair than we know. Our hairstyle or haircut acts as the frame that emphasizes our best features – or our worst. In the morning, you might simply pull your straight hair into a ponytail and leave the house. If you’re thinking of trying a new straight hairstyle, you might be ready to just hop over to the salon and ask them to give you that cut you’ve been obsessing over for weeks. However, before you style your hair or go under those scissors, you should think about one very important feature that determines how style will look on you: your face! Your face shape is the most important factor when it comes to choosing a hairstyle. A hairstyle that complements your face in the right way will bring out your beauty, minimise your flaws and have you feeling your absolute best. Even the prettiest hairstyle or haircut can look wrong if you haven’t got the right face shape for it. Unsure of how to style your hair? We’ve got …

Do Hair Straighteners Cause Hair Loss?

Hair straightening has been one of the most popular styling methods for women and girls since we can remember. The magic in transforming curly, wavy or kinky hair to straight flowing tresses (or even just giving straight hair a sleeker look) is irresistible and exciting. However, hair straightening isn’t all good – it can actually be really bad for your hair when done incorrectly. So can flat irons cause hair loss? The answer is yes, and you’ll see why. Even with the use of top of the line heat protectants, your hair is at the risk of being damaged by hair straightening flat irons if they’re used incorrectly. The misuse of flat irons is the culprit of many common effects of hair damage. It causes hair to thin out, become brittle and frayed and yes – even break off. Here are the top 4 reasons why flat irons damage hair; maybe you’re the culprit of a few: Too hot. Flat irons temporarily straighten hair by altering the hydrogen bonds in the hair via heat, which isn’t …