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Best Automatic Rotating Curling Irons

Choosing a styling tool to curl your hair is confusing. Curling hair can be a challenge too, but by no means is it impossible, especially when you have the right tools at your side. If you think that using a curling iron is a bit of a challenge, then that simply means that you’ve never had the opportunity to use a rotating curling iron (or spinning, automatic curling iron the manufacturers try add a lot of term to their product name to fool the consumers) Nevertheless… With a rotating curling iron, achieving perfect curls will be the easiest task ever. Rotating curling irons and regular curling irons look the same, but a closer look shows us that a rotating curling iron comes with an additional button to press. When this is pressed, the barrel begins to rotate, creating the magic that you’re looking forward to. Not to be confused with automatic hair curlers like Chi Air Spin N Curl  (or modern curler) that actually catch onto your hair and twist it around the barrel, rotating …

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, …

Fine Hair Finds – The Top Five Heat Protectants For Fine Hair

Heat styling fine hair can be super fun and exciting. Straight hair looks super sleek and shiny, while curls from a curling wand or curling iron can transform your entire look from flat to voluminous. However, if you’ve become so caught up in the joys of using heat that you somehow forget to protect your hair, then you’re setting your fine strands up for a hair disaster! There just no need to risk damaging your beautiful hair. To help maintain the beauty and health of fine hair, here are five heat protectants that do a great job. Alterna Caviar Repair Multi Viramin Heat Protection Spray Here’s a heat protectant that not only provides a resilient barrier between your hair and heat, but also packs quite a punch in terms of nourishment! It contains tons of vitamins and extracts that work to moisturize, strengthen and repair hair. For fine hair that’s been colored, bleached or chemically processed in any way, this powerful heat protectant is definitely a winner. Using heat on fragile hair can usually damage …

Best Hair Dryer 2018 – 2019

We can all agree on one thing : hair dryers are a blessing. What are the best hair dryers? Fast-acting and effective, these cool handheld devices have replaced those big, clunky hairdryers that you had to sit under while your hair dried. Plus, they weren’t mobile, so you just had to sit down for hours and hope that every section of your hair dried equally. With modern hair dryers, however, you’re totally in control of the strength setting and the placement of the airflow, which means that your drying times are cut in half and end with much greater results.  Hair dryers don’t only come in handy when you don’t want to air dry; they also do a great job of stretching textured hair to prepare it for curling, braiding or straightening.  When choosing a hair dryer, you’ll want to consider your hair type and length before you decide to take the plunge. Most hair types do well with a ceramic hair dryer, but long, thick hair often needs a dryer capable of a higher …

Best Steam Hair Straightener Flat Irons | Reviews 2019

Recently, steam hair straighteners have been buzzing within the beauty community because of what they call the new steam technology. Simply put, the straightener sprays hair with water steam while you straighten your hair. I did a research and found five best steam straightener flat iron in the market you could buy right now! Infiniti Pro by Conair Steam Iron The Infiniti Pro has ceramic tourmaline heating plates which allow for the heat to be evenly distributed along your hair to get the bone straight look. In addition, it is infused with ionic technology which reduces the likelihood of your hair is frizzy. Hence, it will last longer. The plates are 1 inch in length and are coated with Nano silver technology. This ensures that the hair strands glide through the iron smooth to give the sleek finish. The steam iron comes with a detachable reservoir or tank that you should fill with water only. The manufacturers recommend only pouring water into this container. While the iron is in use and clamped unto your tresses …

Grooming Products For A Full, Lush Beard

Whether you’re one of those men that are somewhat obsessive about growing out their beards or you’re simply enjoying the spoils of your great genes, grooming is one of those steps to a good beard routine that you just can’t skimp on. For better, more efficient grooming that goes a long way, here are a few amazing picks for the hottest grooming products for any man’s beard. Herbivore Botanicals Beard Tonic Skin is sensitive, and just because you’re a man doesn’t mean you have to neglect your precious skin. Trust us, as you grow older, you’ll thank the younger you for investing in healthy skin care. Herbivore Botanicals is a soothing, nourishing beard oil that is completely chemical-free. It keeps both the skin and your beard soft, moisturized and healthy, which in turn keeps your beard growing thick and full. Perfect for harsh winter months! Honest Amish Beard Balm Leave-in Conditioner Who said leave-in conditioner was only for the hair on your head? Honest Amish knows better, and this is why they’ve brought a hydrating …

Five of the Best Wooden Beard Combs

Most of my posts feature hot styling tools, this time I shift a bit to men’s grooming tools that make life easier. And when it comes down to the battle of materials, wood always wins – and here’s why: Wooden combs have a much smoother finish than plastic or metal combs, which can snag hairs and cause breakage and irritation. Wooden combs glide through your beard easily. Static electricity is virtually a thing of the past, unlike with plastic combs. Wooden combs are much more durable than plastic combs with the proper care. For better oil distribution to keep your beard looking shiny, moisturized and healthy, wooden combs reign supreme. Now that you know exactly why wood is the people’s choice, here are five of the best wooden beard combs for the bearded gentleman. Beardoholic Wooden Beard Comb Made of 100% high-quality wood, this fine-toothed comb by Beardoholic is one of our favourites. Its versatile yet simple design makes it ideal for any hair type, whether straight or curly, thick or thin, long or short. …

Five Hot Combs For Afro Hair and Black Hair

Using hot comb is an old school hair pressing technique, but it works great on certain hair types and textures (such as 4C hair type).  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. Manual vs electric hot comb: while a manual hot comb (a.k.a pressing comb stove iron – because we use it to press hair straight) is heated in thermal stove, an electric one is plug in and style. Manual pressing comb comes with a wide selection of sizes Here …

Four of Best Hair Straightening Brushes for Short Hair

Are you in search of the perfect hair straightening brush for short hair?   Don’t worry; you are not alone. For years, flat irons have been the go-to option for straightening hair of all lengths, but let’s face it; there are times when flat irons just won’t do the trick. For those of you who have naturally curly hair or tresses that are prone to frizz, you need a heating tool that will deliver positive results without damaging your hair structure or scalp. Hair straightening brushes are an excellent option for your hair if you are hoping to take your hair styling practices to the next level. Let’s take a closer look at four hair straightening brushes for short hair. They are small and can handle your short hair from the root They have a right-spaced bristles that work great on your short hair Uspicy Hair Straightening Brush with Free Heat-Resistant Glove The Uspicy Hair Straightener Brush has a ceramic plate that heats up to 450 degrees in a matter of seconds. It has seven distinct temperature …

Best Hot Rollers for Long Hair – Reviews 2019

Do you own a set of hot rollers? If not, are missing out on one of the best-kept secrets for gorgeous hairstyles that can deliver curl texture and dimension. Hot rollers are far easier to use than curling irons and are a fantastic way to give your hair a bit of volume and bounce. How Do Hot Rollers Work? You can use hot rollers on varying lengths and density of hair –meaning if you have short hair, long hair, thick hair or fine hair, you too are a candidate to rock hot rollers. Manufacturers sell hot rollers in a case that makes for easy storage when they are not in use. They heat up fairly quickly –much like your curling iron but use a molecular science technology that prevents them from burning or damaging your hair with proper use. Hot rollers use titanium and ceramic technology which help to spare hair from suffering heat damage or disruption to the overall structure of the shaft.  You don’t have to break the bank to own a set …