November 18, 2008
Achieving quality hair at home has never been easier. You no longer need to dish out hundreds of dollars to go to the salon to have your hair look good for only a day or two. With a few simple purchases, and a little patience, you can have salon-worthy hair every day without leaving the house.
Simple Ways to get Sleek Strands
Whether your hair is naturally straight or curly, long or short, you can achieve sleek locks with a hair straightener – all it takes is a little time. Ceramic hair straighteners tend to yield the best results, but there are numerous options out there for any price range. Just separate hair into sections, place one piece at a time between heated plates, and slide down from root to tip.
The Wigo flat iron from Helen of Troy are a great choice to achieve salon-worthy hair. With a multitude of plate sizes to choose from (1 inch all the way up to 2 ¼ inches) and an array of colors and prints (leopard anyone?) everyone can get their perfect match. They even have an option that can be used on either dry or wet hair. Starting at just $50 for their 1 inch Wigo Professional Ceramic Flat Iron, you can walk into any room with perfectly straight hair without breaking the bank!
You no longer need to worry about waking up with an untamable mane. An H2Pro flat iron can be the answer to your hair dilemma. You may have to dig deep in your pockets when buying one of these products as they can cost upwards of $300, but it’s worth the purchase. With Patented I.C.H.S. technology (Integrated Ceramic Heating System), and consistent heating throughout the plate’s surface, H2Pro flat irons work on any hair length or texture. With a range of settings all the way up to 450 degrees, you can have the appliance heated up in no time.
In business for over 30 years, the HairArt flat iron is definitely a reputable brand from which to choose a new flat iron. Their newest Professional H3000 Collection is as reliable as ever, and has a percentage of the proceeds going to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Their irons add shine and leave hair looking healthy.
Change it up with Curls
In the mood to change up your hair’s personality? A curling iron can be the answer you’re looking for. It can change your look dramatically. There are a wide variety of looks that can be achieved with a curling iron, it just depends on the size of the barrel. You can get tight curls, pin curls, and ringlet curls with a smaller size. For more tousled and flowing curls and waves, a bigger barrel will be the desired choice. Once again, there is a vast selection to choose from ranging from inexpensive to more salon quality pricey ones.
Get a Breathtaking Blowout
If you don’t have the budget to go out and buy a fancy hair appliance, a simple hair dryer is the best bet. A quality blow out can make you look instantly chic. Most people prefer an ion blow dryer because they tend to reduce the static electricity and make the hair look shinier. When blow drying hair, it is always recommended to point the flow of air from the root to the tip to cause less breakage. The easiest way to achieve a salon looking blowout is to separate hair into different sections. Starting from the underneath, unclip the sections and dry (preferably with the assistance of a large round brush) and work your way up to the crown.