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What’s Hair Porosity

Our hair is porous and it can absord and preserve water – the hair’s capacity to do that is varied and related to our hair porosity which is low, high or medium. Once determined which level, you can easily pick right products for your hair. Determine your hair porosity would help choose the ideal products – shampoos, oils, conditioners, proteins and moisturizers. Using heat styling tools (hair straighteners, curling iron, hair dyers, etc.,) and hair products or undergoing color treatment can change your hair porosity for good for bad. And your hair porosity are varied – even in the same hair strand, if not the different parts of hair. That’s when one part dries quicker than others. How to determine your hair porosity – it’s quite easy but the measurement may not be reliable Before doing the test your hair must be clean and dry completely Method 1 – porosity varied on different parts of your hair Spray all over your hair with water (you have a spray bottle and  fill the water in the bottle) you …

Does Handheld Hair Steamer Really Work?

Handheld hair steamers such as Q-Redew recently popped up over social media, some Youtubers reviewed it for better or worse. Are these hair steamers really that bad or effective for the health of your hair? Less powerful than hooded hair steamers, so it may not give you that much benefits It takes 5 minutes to heat up the water for steam coming out, it doesn’t work consistantly. Small water chamber mean you have to refill the chamber in the middle of your conditioning sessions. Sometimes it gets loose. Going over your hair section using a handheld steamer is very time consuming, and you have to press and hold the button to keep steaming. Holding a bulky and heavy hair steamer is not comfortable What’s the alternative? Actually you can try ABYON ML-0019 Steamer for Clothes, if you have a healthy hair because this one is more powerful than Q-Redew – the steam has higher temperature and the flow of steam is on higher level than the latter. Apply the conditioner and spray the steam in the right way …

How To Clean A Hot Comb (Pressing Comb)

As thick, coarse requires intense heat from hot comb, which will burn hair products and your hair too. These product build up on the comb’s teeth and sometimes it’s impossible to remove it (then you would search for a new hot comb – I recommend a few sets) It’s not nice if your hot comb glides through your hair with buildup. For a good, clean press – you should clean your hot comb at least once a month. Hot comb can be simply cleaned by soap, brush and hot water if it doesn’t get dirty. But in case of your comb built up dirt heavily, you will need to clean by a mini wire brush, and prepare the cleaning agent – baking soda and vinegar. It would be a mixture of hot water with the agent. Put your hot comb into the mixture for about 30 minutes (or longer if later you still see a lot of black gunk sticking in between comb’s teeth). If you have a electric comb, don’t submerge the entire comb into the mixture as as …

5 Useful Tricks For Anyone Who Uses A Hot Comb

Hot combs (pressing comb) that are either electric or non-electric (that you heat it up over stove burner). They may cause hair loss, damage to the hair shaft, burn of the scalp, steal shine from your hair if you don’t use it a right way. I’ve rounded up a few tricks and tips. #1. If oil (burnt gunk) builds up on the teeth of hot comb you can clean it by an old tooth brush. #2. Frequently clean your hot comb – using hot comb can lead to hair loss. You will find the comb has a lot of hair on their teeth. As long as they are there the next styling session, they will cause hair breakage. I recommend cleaning your hot comb twice a month. You can clean it with hot water, dish soap and a brush (I prefer the metal brush – it’d be more effective to remove gunk) #3. If you are using a pressing comb that put into a stove (or a stove burner) for heating up. To check how hot …

10 Signs It’s Time To Say Goodbye To Your Old Blow Dryers

Professional blow dryers either for home use or salon stylists will reach its end. In this post, I’ve rounded up 10 signs that your dryer need replacing. 1. Your blow dryer products an abnormal noise that you’ve never heard before There are 2 possible causes. Your blow dryer’s DC motor’s malfunctioning or the fan broke. 2. Your hair appears dry and frizzy Maybe your old dryer is obsolete in terms of tech, newer models will be a solution for it. 3. It takes more time than it would dry your hair Airflow and heat are key factors for drying hair and new technologies allow drying your hair even faster. Coil, ionic, ceramic, tourmaline, titanium heatings are conventionally used for hair dryer, but the latest supersonic tech such as Dyson Supersonic hair dryer providing incredibly fast drying time. 4. The dryer no longer works on your hair That’s when you applied hair products on your hair or just colored your hair. 5. The lifespan of hair dryer? For safety reason, a handheld blow dryer should be replaced after 5 years (up to …

Best One Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Styling Brush

A brush plus hair dryer – While you dry hair you can style it. This product created a social media buzz around it. Consider your hair type because it will give different results for different hairstyles and types. Quick Look About One Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer Powerful – up to 1100 Watts – it’s loud like a regular hair dryer Quickly dry and volumize hair Swivel cord – easy to handle Oral brush so you can create different types of look, depend on which side of hair dryer you go through your hair section. It’s pretty interesting that you can either curl or volumize by twisting the tool. Smooth and airy hair are possibly obtainable if using high-setting once the hair dry, switch to cool setting. You can style with wide hair section What’s the best? HOT TOOLS One Step Blow Dryer Though while gliding this dryer through it’s a bit intensive to your hair but it is easy and effortless to use. You get a sleek, straight and smooth results as their heating …

How to Use a Straightening Hair Brush for Maximum Results

Having soft, straight, shiny hair is every girl’s dream. And if you look at the market, there are a lot of tools that can help you achieve that dream. However, these tools are very different in terms of price, the result they give and the time they require.  If you, like many girls, need a tool that can give you nice, natural looking straight hair, and you need it to be done in only a few minutes, than a straightening hair brush might be your best choice. 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. To get the best results without unnecessarily damaging your hair, your hair needs to be completely clean and dry. So, shampoo and condition your hair as usual, then blow dry it. It would also be best to apply some heat protection product. Heat protectants safeguard your …

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

Paul Mitchell flat irons are able to give your hair the salon look and feel. They heat up quickly using their respective technology leaving your hair with the 3 S’s – smooth, sleek and shiny. They are categorized into 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 Mitchell Pro Tools Express …

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, …