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HOW TO USE A STRAIGHTENING BRUSH

It is easy to use a hair straightening brush, which quickly turns your stresses before you head out in the morning. If you just got a great straightening brush, here are a few quick tips and tricks how to use it effectively. Step #1: Switch it on and and heat it up to any temperature you like. Step #2: The straightening brush is not going to de-tangle your hair, so you must brush your hair out – leaving it no-tangle or messy. It should be clean and dry too. Step #3: It’s going to easier to work with your hair if you section it. Step #4: Take a small section of you hair and place the straightening brush inside it (go underneath), hold on the hair and slowly go from the root to the tip. This will create some lifts at the root and doesn’ make your hair have ”flat looking”. By one side straightening the heat damaging is minimal to your hair. Note that don’t take a large, thick hair section because it won’t …

Five Hair Straightening Mistakes You Should Avoid

#1. Use a wrong product that can make your hair sticky before straightening. Especially Hair Lacquer Spray that persists. #2. Don’t apply heat protectant spray. The thermal heat protectant doesn’t totally eliminate the side effect of using hot styling tools but it can reduce up to 50% damage caused by heat. If you have dry hair find a product that specifically designed for that type of hair. Test several products if you could that doesn’t leave hair sticky, gummy, or feel wet after applying. #3 Too Large Hair Sections. You should section your hair to the size that work for your straightener. With big, thick and heavy sections hair you have to do many pass in order to get the desired result, and also the heat couldn’t get evenly into hair section, the inside won’t be “treated” by heat and the ouside hair section get the heat more than it should. So the smaller hair section, the better, but not to skinny (too small) #4 Horizontal hair sections will give flat looking to your hair. …

Paul Mitchell Flat Irons| Reviews – Which Model is For Your Hair Type

Many people use Paul Mitchell flat irons because they give their hair the salon look and feel. The tools heat up quickly using their respective technology leaving your hair with the 3 S’s – smooth, sleek and shiny. They are categorized in to Pro Tools (Models: Express Ion Smooth Plus Flat Iron for straightening hair and Express Ion Style+ Styling Iron for curling hair) and Neuro. Based on our research, the top 3 best Paul Mitchell Flat Irons are Pro Tools Express Ion Smooth Plus Flat Iron Paul Mitchell Metal Tech Collection Neuro Smooth Paul Mitchell Model# NS12NAS Each tool will offer a different look on your hair than someone else’s that is why it is great to do the research on your potential options. But, don’t worry, we’ve done it for you. In this article we will be reviewing the top 3 flat irons based on pros, features, and cons. There are better hair straighteners out there but if Paul Mitchell hair straightener is in your short list, here are their pros and cons Paul …

How To Curl Short Hair with A Curling Wand

I have seen individuals who do a dramatic chop, and panic when it is time to style their short hair. Firstly, they are not used to this length and as such aren’t aware of the tips and techniques to use when styling. And, they don’t even know if curled short hair will frame their face well. I am here to let you know that short hair is very versatile and can be styled in any effortless look, especially curls. Also, you can curl your hair to frame your face by covering your forehead, highlighting your jawbones or cheekbones and so much. Using a curling wand on short hair is as easy as counting to the number four. And as such, here is a 4 step routine on how to use a curling wand on a short hair, but first you’ve got a great curling wand STEP ONE Apply heat or thermal protectant along the tresses of your hair. It will keep your hair protected from the heat produced from the curling wand which would burn, …

Best Wooden Comb For Hair Growth

Wooden combs have many benefits to your hair, one of which is to encourage hair growth. A myth that using wooden combs helps boost hair growth because it spreads more natural oils from scralp and triggers hair follicles. Study which type of wooden has greatest effect on hair is not my quest, but simply put the size and the desnity of teeth may have an effect on hair growth. Note that it also depends on how you comb through your hair. Take that into the considertation Here are a few for you to choose from Onedor Natural Handmade Green Sandalwood Wide Tooth Comb This comb is made from natural wood, namely green sandalwood – which is unfortunately not related to hair growth – A research on Nature Communications reveals that chemicals in synthetic sandalwood would stimulate new hair growth but the natural variety doesn’t. It is of a decent size and very easy to grip whether it is being used in your hair, your children’s hair or man’s hair. Also, it relieves any scalp tension …

Best Sulfate Free Shampoos And Conditioners

Sulphates are not really our hair enemy. Sulfates such as SLES and SLS are chemicals that cosmetic companies has used for a long time for personal care products – such as shampoo, bodywash, SLES (INCI: Sodium Laureth Sulfate) sold under the trade name – Texapon N 70 manufactured by Basf. SLS (INCI: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate) often sold under the trade name TEXAPON OC-N manufactured by Basf If you have sensitive skin using shampoos and conditioners with these ingredients may not be a good thing. But the true is not many people develop allergic to it, if any observed with rashes, swelling, and even redness! While sulphates are fine for healthy hair if you have fine, dry hair – prone to breakage due to losing natural oil. Another concern is possibly the 1,4 dioxane is not totally eliminated during production process. And companies didn’t indicate which products are 1,4 dioxane free because it is not regulated by FDA. According to NCBI – There is not valid information that long term exposure to 1,4 dioxane in personal …

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

Titanium (metal) and Ceramic are most common kinds of material that hair straighteners’ plates are made from. Both of them emit far-infrared heat, which dries hair from the inside out. They also generate the negative ions to neutralize (or stablize) dry hair. But there are a few differences between them (like heating mechanism), and that could be the factors you decide which one to buy, let’s find out. Comparision table ​ 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, …

Three Benefits of Steaming Your Hair

Is your hair weak, damaged or your curls don’t pop anymore? Or, has your hair been feeling limp, dry or very brittle? Then, your hair tresses may be long overdue for a steam treatment.  Steaming your hair on a regular basis may be the remedy that you need for most of your hair issues. Steaming involves using heated moisture to open your cuticle layers and hair follicles on your scalp. Once the layers are open and pores are open, the moisture is able to penetrate your hair and work its magic. The magic is the rejuvenation process that your hair goes through in order to bring it to an optimally healthy state. Enhances Your Curls For our naturally curly gals, your curls may be a bit limp. The curls have started to drop, elongate or become straight due to your consistent use of hot tools, the environment or too much product. A nice hot and steamy treatment will have your curls thanking you later. The heat will allow the cuticle layer to open so that …

Four Signs That Tell Your Hair Straightener Has Reached Its Expiry Date

Hot styling tools – hair dryers, curling irons, and hair straighteners don’t last forever.  Users claimed they have been using their their tool for five years and it still works, it is true but in most cases if you use it frequently after 2 or 3 years you should replace it.  Old straighteners can ruin your hair – causing hair breakage, strip your hair of its natural oils. There are a few signs to to know if your hair straightener is out of date Sign #1: You can not clean the plates, at high temperature, it burns a lot of hair products. Gradually, the build up is so sticky that you cannot remove them. Even you can remove it will leave some cold plots or hot plots. Sign #2: Plates worn out scratching on is surface. Cheap hair straightener even degrade quickly. Sign #3: Light indicator that tells the tool ready for us is flashing continuously, something went wrong because the plate doesn’t get to the temperature it would be. Sign #4: Lastly, you have to go through hair …

Soft Bonnet Hair Dryer Vs. Hooded Hair Dryer

Both are used to deep condition and dry your hair faster, but after applying hair conditioner what happens next to your hair is quite different for each type of dryers. Let’s find out! Hooded hair dryer Because the hood is in a fixed postion – you can not move around while sitting under the hood dryer In terms of air distribution – the hooded hair dryer does the best. It’s also quite Deep conditioning – the optimum temperature for conditioning your hair is not the room temp – hooded hair dryers increase the absorbtion of conditioners into your hair. Short drying time for your hair because it is more powerful You get a lot of benefits that handheld dryer couldn’t provide – the salon finish is achievable Profressional hooded hair dryer costs up to $600 – it comes with a adjustable stand (or without) Soft Bonnet hair dryer Because the cap is waterproof material, nylon it is washable and lightweight. You feel more comfortable – you can move your head while wearing it Deep conditioning Do a wet set Save time …