So you’ve had enough of salon visits to get your hair curled for special occasions? Do you feel irritated because of the hours and money spent on professional styling services? Well, it’s about time that you invest in the best curling iron and get shiny, beautiful locks right at your home. A curling iron is a woman’s best friend as it can help her transform her look in just a matter of minutes. While it is important to know the right way to use it, choosing the right kind of equipment is extremely important too. Here are some quick tips to help you with your first-time shopping around for the best curling iron:
There are some moments in life when we choose to wear our hair curly, straight, long or short. I prefer to wear a straight hair when choosing weave as I can achieve many styles with it. With the L’Ange Hair Aplatir Straightener (ceramic flat iron), it is possible to curl and straighten your hair by using the same iron.
I start on freshly washed natural hair, dried, spritz with heat thermal protectant spray to protect my hair from any heat damage and sectioned into 2-3 small parts. Then I proceed to straighten my hair at the desired heating temperature and by dividing the already sectioned hair into smaller sections. With 2-3 passes I can straighten my natural hair to resemble a bone straight look.Find great #hair tools at @ahalife #spon #ad #ahamoment #beauty Click To Tweet
L’Ange Hair Aplatir Straightener (ceramic flat iron)The L’Ange Hair Aplatir Straightener (ceramic flat iron) heats up to 450°F. It has a dial for temperature control and an on/off switch for when in use and not in use. The L’Ange Hair Aplatir Straightener has a sleek and portable design which makes it easy to handle, store and safe to travel with. The Flat Iron heats up very quickly and should be kept in a safe area to prevent incidents.
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The L’Ange Hair Aplatir Straightener (ceramic flat iron) is easy to use. It heats up fast and should be used along with a heat protectant to prevent any damage to the hair. I received a blush tone flat iron that fits in with my style. The iron has a sleek design that will suites any girl’s lifestyle. The L’Ange Hair Straightener is perfect for straightening and curling hair in your desired style.Disclosure: I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.
We all have parts of our bodies that we aren’t happy with which we occasionally have to make huge efforts with just to look “normal” and for some its hair. It can start when you’re a toddler with thick, extremely curly, blonde curls that have to be brushed into submission by an overzealous mother every night and plaited; if she can get you to stand still for long enough. Eventually, she’ll say she’s had enough and have said curls lopped off into a haircut akin to Julie Andrews in Sound of Music, including the too short fringe. Trouble is, those curls will still want to stick out. Growing up, we’ll go through various styles from a feather cut, a bob, a purdey cut, a lob and through it all will continue the battle with our unruly hair.
Thank goodness that due to the hard work of the hairdressing industry and some of the many brands of shampoos treatments and colours, on the whole as adults we look pretty acceptable and would even go as far as saying that on occasion our hair is our best feature. Now, there will be those among us who will be saying wow I wish my problem was too thick hair or too curly hair as yours may be limp, fine or dead straight but it works both ways – we always want what we don’t have!
We are never satisfied with what we’re given, are we? We’ve all spent many hours trawling through shops and hairdressing salons as well as online to find products or advice that we think are worth the time and money to use. So here’s a list of some of the best buys out there with a couple of great sites for hair tips and some that people with other ”hairy” problems have used with good results.
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The Perils of Bleach
Having a dry scalp is a nightmare especially if it’s prone to little psoriasis (just to add to the hair problems) so it’s important to learn early on that the harsher the products e.g. perming, the worse the effect on your scalp. Often people with dark hair want to lighten it and the hair will resist most efforts and where people have continued, they have ended up with hair like straw and a red blistered scalp! There are ways, of course, to add bright colors to the hair without bleach, though you need to take into account that usually the effects are not as bold or dramatic.
All Time Favourite
One of the most popular companies, now in the world, has to be Lush, for the sheer range of products tackling all manner of problems not to mention their ethics. Hair doesn’t always behave in the same way so needs different products at different times. Don’t believe that old rumor that your hair gets used to your shampoo or conditioner – so what you think it suddenly decides “Nope not gonna let you have a good effect on me now you’ve stocked up?!” There are so many factors that can affect the condition of your locks, leaving them anything but luscious. One of the worst can be humidity. Hair may start out the day like a smooth pedigree coat but by teatime, it’s looking like the local rough coated mutt with a halo of frizz around the face.
Sometimes, especially in cold and windy weather, scalps also begin feeling itchy and sore and occasionally if it’s that time of the month too (thanks, hormones!) Some people’s hair is even affected by their health going from fry dry, coarse hair to lank, greasy ”hair strings” when ill and then the hair feels like it needs a really deep cleanse (as does the body!). So many problems though are covered by Lush, plus you can even colour your hair and treat it to a shine treatment using their wonderful blocks of henna – although be careful when you do and get the colour otherwise you’ll need to bleach clean the bathroom afterward!
Splurge on a Treat
If you fancy giving your hair a real treat, if it’s been coloured, flattened, soaked in the sea and generally been neglected, a great go to product is Damage Remedy conditioner from Aveda. A real treat, this miracle worker can be used once a week to maintain soft and sleek hair. Some can honestly see and feel a difference after the very first use. (Do make sure you give it a while to soak in and do its magic). Aveda is, of course, another company that has a fab range of products for your every follicular challenge.
You know some months the pennies won’t stretch to an indulgent conditioner or treatment but there are some pretty good brands out there in your local supermarket or chemist that student friends swear by. A popular brand is OGX who have a big range of shampoos and conditioners that won’t break the bank especially if you get a 3 for 2 or a BOGOF deal. You could actually cover most of your “Hair Moods” with their range that uses ingredients from Argan oil to Eucalyptus and Mint.
If you want to be as natural as possible without the chemical nasties that some products contain then you can’t beat Daniel Field for quality and choice. There is even a great pamphlet you can download giving you advice on what colour you should choose and loads of videos for tips and demonstrations. Organic colours are sometimes of particular interest to ladies that are undergoing treatment for cancer such as chemotherapy too as they don’t contain any nasties!
Well, there you have it, a few suggestions of great brands that can help you all the way to luscious locks. The best tip around is to be sure to match your product with the mood of your hair then you’ll always get the look you’re after!
Many people suffer with a lack of volume to their hair. And in many ways, your hair is one of the few places where you can say that bigger is better. Having full, luscious locks is the dream of many, right? But a lot of people can only achieve that look with hair extensions or hours and hours making their hair look a certain way. But let’s face it, who has time for that? Here are a few tips and tricks to help you create more volume in your hair. They are quick and easy; no one will be able to tell what you’ve done, though you’ll be the envy of many. Interested? Read on.
Move Your Part
We all have a favorite place where we part our hair. We’ll have been doing the same for a while. But your hair gets used to it being done one way. So if you want to create some volume, especially at the root, then change the way that you part your hair. You could change sides, change the style of part, or even just change the direction of the part (have it diagonally, for example). It will give your roots a much-needed boost.
Use Dry Shampoo to add Volume
When your hair is looking a little limp, but it isn’t quite time for a blow dry, then using dry shampoo can be a really good way of adding volume to your hair. Dry shampoo helps to absorb the oils left in your hair. It acts as a texturizer too as it can create volume when used correctly. So it might be worth checking out a dry shampoo guide before you get any if you’re not too sure about how to use it. It can be a quick fix on a morning, though. Who needs a blow dry?
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Back Brush Your Hair
I’m not talking about eighties style back brushing here, as that can cause some real damage. But you can create volume with a soft paddle brush or a comb, rather than a harsh bristle brush. Divide your hair into sections and back brush the sections that will be hidden by the hair on top. It is a good look for parties or a night out. Instant volume.
Use a Volumizing Shampoo
If your hair is naturally pretty lank and limp, then it can be good to incorporate a volumizing shampoo into your routine. When used nearly daily, it can help to build strength in your hair, especially at the root. So it will make a big difference to your hair and the volume of it.
Use a Crimper
Yes, you read that right! A crimper is a good way to get some volume. They really were onto something in the eighties… Crimp your hair at the roots, and it will make a big difference to the volume. Do it under the layers of hair that will cover it, and it will act like back brushing your hair. It gives a really natural looking but voluminous look.
- Your hair is unique to you, whatever the natural wavelength is, from straight, curly, wavy, coiled or kinky. Whatever the case may be, taking care of your hair is very important, it’s something that’s biologically gifted to you and is a part of your being. Your hairstyle can reflect your personality and charm, but a style can only exist if the texture of the hair is willing to be contoured and changed. That’s why a healthy head of hair starts with how you feed and treat it. Knowing how to keep it stress-free is sometimes a needle in a haystack search.