Thursday, July 12, 2012

The best combs for your curls

As most know, curls and combs go hand and hand, but if you're using the wrong comb not only will your hair be frizzy, but it can damage your hair ! There are only a chosen few that can be called the best, and these are the best combs to use for keeping your curls in shape. Remember, unless your hair is straight, it's always best to comb your hair only when your hair is wet.

Hercules Sagemann Hard Rubber Jumbo Rake Comb (5660)

Also known as the "Magic Star" , this detangling comb is the best comb for long, thick, and curly hair. It is considered the best because it is seamless, meaning that the hair can smoothly detangle curls without the hair catching onto the seams of the comb causing split ends and breakage. Although this comb carries a hefty price tag, ( about $16.00) It's strong, long lasting, and ideal for almost any curl pattern.

This comb can be found in many curly haired households. Firstly, it's very affordable (about $2.00-$3.00) , and it's also designed to detangle the hair while wet, which is the best way to detangle curly hair. Lastly, it is easily found in stores such as Sears or Rite-Aid.

If your straighten your hair often, this comb should definitely be in your arsenal! This straightening/cutting comb is important because it helps you get your hair it's straightest when flat ironing your hair. It's also helpful for trimming your ends by stretching your hair before for begin to cut.  

Before you go out and buy any of the combs mentioned, be sure to check out these very important hair tips here and here .

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Wedding hair tips

Summer is  the most popular season to get married, here's few tips on how to style and maintain your curls your big day!

Make sure to begin with nourished hair!

Whether you are doing your own hair or it's being done by a stylist, make sure your hair is in good shape prior to styling. You can do this by making sure to use a deep conditioner at home or asking your stylist your a deep conditioning treatment. Also, rinsing the hair with cold water will help with raised hair cuticles, and assist in the appearance of smoother hair.

Try an up-do

Up dos and curls go very well together because they are simple yet elegant. Up-dos allow the focus to be applied to your face, which is very important on your big day.

Make sure your curls are well set

Heat and humidity can change your look gradually, that's why it's very important for your curls be set in place with either a gel or serum specifically for fighting frizz! . A great one I recommend is Curl Keeper by Curly Hair Solutions.

Hair accessories

The right hair accessories can make your curls go from regular to regal almost instantly! Make sure that they do not clash with earrings or other jewelry if you choose to wear some.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Curly Hair Solutions Line

Curly Hair Solutions is a product line designed and dedicated to styling and maintaining curly hair.
They have a curl kit for every curl pattern according to the tightness of the curl; loose curl, medium curl, and tight curl. The two best things about this product line is that it's silicone free, and it's focused on curl definition.

My curl pattern is considered to be a 3c, so I used the tight curl kit. The following is a summary review of the best products within the tight curl kit.

The Curl Keeper

The Curl Keeper's purpose is to block frizz while keeping your curly style intact. It's very light, and is best used on wet hair. What I like best  about this product is that it rinses clean, which is a major plus! It does exactly as it claims. It's also very light and does not weight the hair down. A great choice for those with thin or fine hair. It's also good for those who are trying to achieve a light, bouncy finish to your curls. It's considered pricey, $9.99  for 3.38oz/100mL, but if you use styling products on a daily basis it's worth the investment.

Pure Silk Protein Moisturizing Deep Treatment

 The Pure Silk Moisturizing Deep Treatment is a deep protein treatment. It's best to use this when your curls have that mushy stringy feeling or it just needs a boost of protein. It's thick texture coats curls, and once it's rinsed out it leaves your hair feeling strong. If your hair is protein sensitive, follow up with a rinse out conditioner that contains moisture.

Silk Leave-In Conditioner

The Silk Leave-In Conditioner is a lightweight leave in that adds softness and shine. It left my curls well defined, shiny, smooth and strong. This is ideal for those whose hair doesn't mind light daily protein.

In conclusion, The Curly Hair Solution Line is a good choice for those who are seeking shine, strength, and curl definition. It's on the higher end of the price bracket, but the products listed here do an exceptional job of maintaining curly hair.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Getting right for the new year

It's a new year, and many people have chosen to make new year resolutions such as; a better body, clothes, a better car, but what about better hair? You hair is a part of one's appearance, so why not make a resolution to have better hair? Here are a few tips to get you into gear.

1. Start off with a fresh trim

Dry and split ends can hinder the health of your hair. Getting rid of dry, split and ragged ends will not only make your hair look better, but it will rejuvenate the overall heath of your hair. It also makes detangling and styling easier.

2. Evaluate your beauty products.

Get rid of any hair products that contain the following; sulfates, parabens, petroleum oil, and mineral oil. Although some people claim that these products do not hurt the hair, they certainly don't help your hair! Getting rid of products such as these can save you from hair difficulties.

3. Invest in natural/organic and quality hair products.

Organic/Natural hair products can work wonders on the hair, this is natural/organic products focus upon nourishing the hair, not just styling it.

Quality products, such as professional salon brands are also help your hair become more manageable and achieve better results when styling your hair. Take the time and do some research to find out which products are best for you.

If you are on a budget, you can make your on home made products, there are many websites and books that contain recipes which can get you started.

4. Maintain the proper moisture and protein balance for your hair.

This takes practice and observation of your hair. Hair that does contain the proper balance can lead to breakage. Remember that hair that's too dry needs moisture, and hair that's too mushy, or easy to break needs moisture. Look for products that are specifically labeled "moisture" or "protein" to assist you in making and keeping this balance. Alternate between both moisture and protein is a good start.

5. Deep condition at least once a week.

This can make a world of difference in regards to hair health an style. Deep conditioning adds strength, suppleness, and overall beauty to the hair.

6. Take a multi vitamin.

Taking a multi vitamin will give your hair a much needed boost in the health of your hair. Taking a vitamin specifically for the growth and nourishment of your hair is recommended.