Hair Straighteners: Let's Get this Straight

Posted by Anonymous on Fri, 02/22/2013 - 5:42 PM

So you need a new straightner, but don't know which one to choose out of all the gazillion different types, styles, and brands to choose from? That's where we come in...take a look at the products we offer (for less) and a short blurb on what it can do for you. We hope this straightens things out with your decision on what straightener suits you!

From top to bottom,

1. Chi's Original 1" ceramic hairstyling iron is a versatile, "all in one" ergonomically designed iron that straightens, curls, flips and styles your hair for silky smoothness. This straightener is a professional salon model that heats up in a flash and creates silky, shiny hair instantly. BUY it our price!

2. Croc Products infrared 1" flat iron has nano titanium plates with ceramic, generating heat with plenty of negative ions, which means this baby will seal moisture, add shine on hair, and keep a longer lasting style. This product also stimulates hair growth and protects color treated hair. If this seems to suit your hair straightening and style needs, BUY it with us a super saving deal!

3. This classic 1" styler-flat iron GHD straightener is perfect for straightening, smoothing, creating curls, twirls, flicks, and whatever else you can imagine shaping your hair into! It's ceramic heater technology promises smooth, shiny hair and is an especially great buy at a price like ours! BUY it our discounted price, see for yourself what a great deal it is!

4. Amika's zebra ceramic 1.25" cermaic styler is a powerful, professional tool that can be used to create straight, wavy, and curly styles. The high quality materials and advanced technology make it gentle on hair and incredibly easy to use. Add this fun, stripey styler to your shopping bag for a great, quality straightener that heats up fast and is ready to use in just seconds. BUY it at our discounted price!

Secrets to Healthy Hair by David Pollock, Global Safe Beauty Expert

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 11/14/2012 - 9:13 PM

No offense, but you’re probably your hairs worst enemy especially around the holidays!

I know that may sound a bit harsh, but it’s true.  Healthy hair, regardless of length or texture, has strength, body, shine, and resilience. With these simple tips, your hair will be able to handle the things we do to it during the hectic holiday season and bounce back like an excited puppy.  It will be able to stand up to flat irons, blow driers, insane up-dos and too-tight headbands. You will have healthy hair that is forgiving hair.

So, how do you get there? Let’s start from the inside and work our way out.

Think about your diet, is it healthy? Is it balanced? Are you (and your hair) getting all the hydration and nutrients you need? Do you really know what your hair needs? For most people, the honest answer is going to be a “no” and that’s OK. I am here to help. Getting the basics down is the key to keeping your hair holiday fabulous. With our busy schedules we may not have too much time to think about the things we feed ourselves, especially if we’re running through a drive-through after marathon shopping. What you eat, however, is an easy and vital thing you can do to keep your locks looking lovely and ready to handle any festive style you want to throw at it.

Staying hydrated is the most important thing you can do, so drink more purified water! Okay, now drink even more!  Next, eggs and spinach are both wonderful sources of iron; low iron levels have been linked to thinning hair as well as hair loss – certainly not good news for your holiday hairstyle. Next up we have beer and chocolate – yes, I said beer and chocolate. Beer is a great source of silica (so are bananas, for you non-drinkers) and silica can add luster, bounce and strength to your hair. Remember too much beer can also give you a belly among other things – so go easy on this one. Dark chocolate can help your hair stay hydrated and protect it from sun damage.  It’s is also full of antioxidants that are linked to helping improve your skin by lessening wrinkles, erasing sun spots and gifting you with that dewy glow. You’re looking for 70% or more cocoa content in your chocolate for it to treat not just your taste buds, but your hair and skin as well.

Incorporating the following foods into your diet will also keep your follicles fabulous over time: blueberries, wild salmon, sunflower seeds, spicy peppers, oysters, walnuts, kiwi, avocado, garlic and lemons. Yogurt, sweet potatoes, watermelon, beans, cantaloupe and mango are another batch of “must haves” in your diet. For an extra boost add lycopene-heavy tomatoes, which are great for hair and skin – there’s a trick here, though. Lycopene is much more easily absorbed by the body when tomatoes have been cooked. Snacking on raw tomato is healthy and delicious, but roast them up - if you want their full benefits! Olive oil and marjoram both help your body to absorb the nutrients and antioxidants from veggies – boosting the rate by as much as 200%, according to some studies. Oh, and about those beans, the darker the better – black beans have been shown to have double the good stuff as their pale-colored cousins. I can see some of you celebrating through the computer screen already.

So now that you know what to do to keep your hair happy from the inside-out, but what should you be doing (or NOT doing) to keep it awesome from the outside-in?

First – step away from the shampoo. Many shampoos are just too harsh for your hair and strip away all of the vital goodies. Over-shampooing can make your scalp tight and itchy and leave your hair wrecked. Under-shampooing can make your scalp oily and give you dandruff. Find your happy medium and run with it! Trying a gentler shampoo or maybe even a dry-poo can help leave your hair with the amount of oomph that nature intended.  

Also, try not to style your hair when it’s wet. For you curly-girlies out there, this may be the only time you can detangle. If that’s the case remember to use a wide-toothed comb, conditioner, and lots of patience. Pulling on wet hair too much can cause breakage. When it comes time to dry your hair – do NOT rub it with your towel as it can cause tangles; squeeze or pat it dry. This goes for all of you.

If you’re a flat-iron user, turn down the heat! I know if the heat is up higher you can do your entire head in 30 minutes as opposed to 90, but you’re literally frying your hair. Besides, if you lower the heat and go slow, you can get in a great bicep/tricep/shoulder workout while you’re styling – now that’s what I call multi-tasking!

Now imagine someone just told you that you have exactly 30 minutes to get ready for a holiday party they forgot to tell you about (oops!) – if you’ve followed these steps it will be a breeze! Keep your hairstyle simple and “you”. If you never wear an up-do, now is not the time to try out your first French twist or that chignon with a side braid that you saw on Jessica Alba 3 weeks ago.  If the basics are solid then simple hair, simple makeup, simple wardrobe and one stunning accessory is really all you need to be ready to go. Be bold, bright and confident and you’re sure to leave them dazzled.

For more tips and tricks as well as beauty recipes – or to ask David a question, visit us at www.JustAskDavid.com

 

 

 

 

 

Create Easy Waves With a Flat Iron

Posted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/31/2012 - 8:11 PM

Perfect curls...from a flat iron? Yes, that's right, you didn't just read this wrong. This technique will create bouncy curls and a sexy beach wave...and now, after reading this, you can easily create this look at home.

First, and always, you'll want to protect your hair with a thermal spray, we love Abba's Pure Thermal Protect Spray.

Section off your hair so that it's easier to curl.

Now, smooth out the hair with the iron, grab at the plates, wrap your hair over and twist, and make sure your hair is locked between the two plates. 

Once it is locked between the two, 'straighten' your hair down into a beautiful, wavy curl. 

Shake out your hair and see if there are any spots you have missed. Spray some hair spray into your hair to add some more volume. Spray underneath and spray any fine, stray baby hairs. 

What do you think? Will you try this technique for a wavy hair look?