4 HAIR STRAIGHTENING MISTAKES
I know what you’re thinking—why would anyone take advice from me, considering that I already have straight hair? Here’s why—even though my hair is longer now, I used to have it cut in a blunt bob that I love straightening to keep it looking super polished and styled. So, here’s all the mistakes I learned NOT to make when it came to straightening hair. 🚨 Mistake 1: Not sectioning your hair. Sectioning your hair makes it easier to focus on a smaller part of your hair at a time for a better result! I used to think that sectioning wasn’t necessary, but when I started taking the extra effort to do it, my hair looked so much better. 🚨 Mistake 2: Taking too big of a section to straighten at once—the heat from your straightener won’t be as effective over too much hair, and lead to potentially more damage over time as you have to keep going over the same section again and again. 🚨 Mistake 3: Using too high of a heat. You don’t need to use the maximum heat on hair! Yes, a heat protectant will help protect your hair from the heat, but it’s not a free pass to use the highest heat possible. It’s important to minimize any damage to your hair! I only use my straightener on medium/high heat. 🚨 Mistake 4: Not running a comb through your hair before straightening. Even though my hair is straight, it can tangle easily which means that it won’t pass through the straightener properly, leaving me with a burned tangle! Some people prefer to run the comb after the straightener, but either way I think it’s a great step to ensuring hair is perfectly straight and styled. Here’s all the the tools you’ll need to straighten your hair without making any rookie mistakes: - Comb (similar product tagged) - Hair straightener (similar product tagged) - Alligator clips (similar product tagged) Also, it’s not pictured but ANYTIME you are using heat on your hair you should be using a heat protectant!
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Common Mistakes While Straightening your Hair
Straight hair has been a staple in hair culture for centuries. However, most of us don’t really know what we’re doing or the mistakes we’re making, which damages the hair and leads to ugly split ends and breakage. I have very long hair down to my hips. It’s naturally wavy, not wavy enough to consider curly, and not straight enough to consider straight, but if I just leave it alone and don’t style it, it looks like a frizzy and dry mess. Some of my hair is damaged from dye I put on it years ago, mostly the pieces around my face, and is a lot drier than the rest of my hair, so I have to be wary of these places. Let’s get into the most common mistakes while straightening your hair! Not Sectioning the Hair Sectioning the hair is important because it ensures an even straighten. It helps you to realize which pieces of hair you already straightened and which ones you haven’t yet, making sure you don’t have any straggler curly/wavy bits. Not Using Heat Protectant If I’m being honest, I used to never use a heat protectant, which was kind of the downfall of my hair. Whenever I got a new product or heat tool, I would always use it on the front pieces of my hair without any heat protectant, and I had to chop off a lot on those bits of my hair and give myself layers. It turned out cute, but I wish all my hair was the same length still. ALWAYS use heat protection! Using a Poor Quality Straightener This is a little known fact, but many straighteners actually dry out your hair before straightening it, leaving it brittle and damaged. Always make sure you’re using a high-quality straightener, preferably ionized, to avoid extra damage and a slower process.
How to get the smoothest and straightest hair
Tips: grap a section! comb out ! section! “C” shape ghd - Silver Moon Gold Styler Set Upbeat Collection A RPO way of actual application is to find the tooth of the comb, place the iron in right behind the fine tooth and move it through with the comb down to the end. Make sure your comb is heat resistant so you don't have to worry about it moving with your iron. By using the comb here is to use the tooth leading the straight hair right into the mouth of the iron. This would give the best result. If you dont comb it out before iron, you are just cook the knots and tangles and bends into your hair. Dont suggest horizontal sections, leave hair flat looking. People want smooth hair when they look for a straightener.if your iron is not giving you a smooth finish with one single pass through the section, then you'll probably need to search for a new one. You dont want spend double or tripple the prices on masques or serums for damaged hair. When you are done with parting into sections, you are ready to iron. Grap a section, comb out your hair before. Hold that portion and go close to the scalp, pull straight down, slowly steady. When you are about to go a little close to the root area. and slide it down and got a nice finish. Make sure you are pulling toward your face and creating“C” shape into your face and run your fingers through it finished and smooth end .Pulling and steady all the way down to the end and get a nice flat finished shinny section. it's easier to comb your hair right away. give the hair a little movement, pull the section in the back to the side,i nstead of being stick straight. Typically I would go with a second pass, but that depend on your hair type and temperature setting.
ghd-Silver Moon Gold Styler Set Upbeat Collection
😍 @clairesmunoz on 🏷 Curly Girl Method
Creator spotlight: @clairesmunoz “Welcome to my very first Cherie review!! I've been following the Curly Girl Method (with some modifications here and there) for two years or so now. I've been eyeing the Curl Talk line since it came out, and for some reason I just never made the plunge... until now! These are my first impressions. For reference, I have 2c, fine, medium porosity hair. The second pic is my hair on day one, and the third pic is after I refreshed on day two. Curl Talk Scalp Cleansing Oil: This right here is the star of the show. I have a dry scalp that gets flakes fairly easily, and this is probably the best shampoo I've ever used. My scalp felt so happy after using this. It's strong enough to get rid of buildup and flakes, yet hydrating enough for my dry scalp. If you can only try one product from this line, make it this one. Curl Talk 3-in-1 Conditioner: I enjoyed this conditioner. I used it as a rinse out conditioner. it detangled fairly well and has some nice protein ingredients if your hair likes protein. I say give it a try! Curl Talk Leave-In Conditioner: I like this leave-in because it's a lightweight spray. It's hard to find a spray leave-in that actually sprays like a mist and actually hydrates curly hair. It also works as a heat protectant for diffusing which is a nice added bonus. Curl Talk Curl Cream: So, I'm not typically a cream gal because they can weigh down my hair. I'm typically a mousse gal cause I love volume. I've tried the Curl Talk mousse before, but I find it to be pretty sticky. This curl cream is pretty dang great. It's hydrating enough to give me some nice definition, yet lightweight enough to give me some volume. It's kind of like finding a unicorn. I'm impressed so far. Let me know what you think of the Curl Talk line!”
Battle of the beauty tools!
🐆Hair curlers vs a curling iron 🐆hair curlers and a curling iron have the same purpose, to curl hair! They both are cylinder type tools, and hair curlers you leave in and wait for a while, but curling your hair with a curling iron is all at once and you do one piece of hair at a time! 🐆differences between the two! Usage, function, effect! Advantages and disadvantages! -Using hair rollers is a more careful way of styling, but it takes more time and effort than using a curling iron. When I have little time, I always use my curling iron. In the morning, I use it when I need to create a good-looking hairstyle for the whole day. You can use hair rollers, but you have to put them on several hours before going out. For example, I can put them on at night right before going to sleep, and I take them off in the morning. -Curling irons can make your hair damaged, dull and brittle. I have to buy special oil treatment for my hair and apply it right before ironing to protect my hair since I can style my hair rather often. It takes money. Classic hair rollers are safe for hair structure, but you need to get used to sleeping with all these little things on your head. You can hardly have a good sleep with them. Sometimes I use my hot rollers right before going somewhere, but only when I have at least two hours to get ready 🐆which is better- I think for my the curling iron has to be more efficient for me even though they are more pricey! Hair curlers are a lot of work and when you have to keep them in for a long time they are not comfortable at all!
Steps to Thicker Healthier Hair
Who doesn't want healthier, thicker, and stronger hair? From dousing our hair with every hair mask we’ve ever owned to popping multiple hair supplements, most of us are willing to do (or buy!) anything that will help us achieve celebrity worthy voluminous locks. We have outlined 5 simple steps to follow to achieve thick, full hair once and for all.
Battle of the Tools: T-Shirt vs Hair Dryer 🖤
I’ve always had frizzy, wavy (it used to be a lot curlier but heat damage changed that 🤷🏻♀️), and unmanageable hair. I’m always willing to try new things to help make it a little easier to style day to day. I decided to do a battle of the beauty tools and test out the REVLON - One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer vs a cotton t-shirt to see which dried my hair better (with less damage and frizz)! The Revlon blow dryer claims to give volume and shine in one step all while creating less frizz. They say the way the oval brush is designed it distributes the hot air in a way to dry your hair faster while creating less damage. It costs $59.99 but you can get it on sale on occasion. When I use this I part my hair in sections (like I do in the second slide), put the brush on the underside on the hair, and pull outwards. This has made blow drying my hair so easy! I have super thick hair and this makes it look super sleek like someone did it for me. I think the only cons are it’s very loud and can get a little heavy once I get towards the last section of my hair. That being said though it has three settings (low, high, and cool) and does give insane volume! I wouldn’t say it’s frizz free because my hair does have some frizz but the volume it gives me is unparalleled to any other product I have. The cotton t-shirt is a curly girl hack I’ve seen that’s supposed to dry your hair faster with less damage and frizz. This one is really easy because you probably already have a t-shirt in your own closet. I just ran to mine and grabbed the first one I saw. After washing I just took the t-shirt and gently squeezed my hair to get out excess water. I liked the fact it did create less damage on my hair because the t-shirt doesn’t have the grooves a towel would which can aggravate the hair. When I woke up in the morning it was a lot less frizzy than when I did the Revlon (third slide). That being said though it did give me less volume and more of a bed head look that would need additional styling afterwards. I think in the future I would use both but for different situations. I would use the revlon if I needed more volume and a more polished/styled look. I would do the cotton t shirt if I was looking to embrace more of my natural wave. While the revlon gave me beautiful volume and a sleek look it did come with frizz and some heat damage. The cotton t-shirt gave me less frizz and zero heat damage but it didn’t give me anymore volume than I normally have and left me with some bed head. I think in this case manual vs electronic all depends on which look you’re going for. Both are approved by me. If you’re looking for a good hair dryer as well I highly recommend the Revlon!
REVLON-One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer
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