How To: Heatless Styling
Overexposing your hair to heat styling takes a big toll on the health of your hair. It dries out the hair cuticle and exacerbates breakage. Hot tools are great for quick-drying and quick-styling. If you are a hot tools addict, try taking one/two days-off per week to let hair air-dry naturally and/or try this heatless styling technique. Your hair will thank you later.
❖ Duckbill Clips
❖ Spray Bottle for water
Optional: Sea Salt Spray
❖ Start with 2nd day hair.
❖ Grab a section of your hair. The larger the section the looser the wave.
❖ Wrap section of hair around two to three fingers and roll towards the scalp. Pin hair with small duckbill clips (bobby pins will leave a crease).
❖ Wrap the hair in the direction you want the curl to fall. Inward curls, outward curls or ‘S’ -shaped curls – alternating between both.
❖ When you have pin-curled the entire head. Spray water to dampen the curls – do not soak.
Fun Fact: In the 20’s pin-curls were also called “spit curls” because they used to spit on them instead of spraying water.
❖ Let your hair completely dry. If you want to do this at night and sleep on your curls, wrap a scarf around your head to prevent fall-out and frizz.
❖ Take out all the clips – carefully.
❖ Finger brush the curls and adjust.
❖ Spray with hairspray.
◆ Focus on where you pin the curls. I like to pin them just above the ear, leaving 2-3 inches from the top of my head.
◆ Try different methods of wrapping your hair to create a variety looks. For a simple wavy look – take extra big sections. For a more bohemian look – twist the hair and then pin-curl. For more texture – use a combination of water and sea salt spray.
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Blown Away! Elchim 3900 Healthy Iconic
A great hair dryer is the difference between healthy hair and and a head full of dry, split ends. The cornerstone to any haircare routine, the longer it takes to blow dry the hair the longer period of time your hair is exposed to heat. The logic is simple – the better your hair dryer, the better your hair.
The Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic is the very first professional dryer to focus primarily on maintaining healthy hair. The most powerful in it’s category – this hair dryer produces over 2,400 watts of power, reducing drying time by 30%. The ionic ceramic technology ensures evenly applied heat and reduced surface tension, leaving locks shiny, frizz-free and more manageable. Used by over 80,000 salons worldwide, Elchim blows it’s competition away.
- Hyper Technological Design of the latest generation.
- Integrated hair concentrator, easy fastening, optimized for high temperature.
- High power to straighten the frizziest hair in half the time.
- The most silent of its category, the lightest of its category, perfectly balanced.
- Ionic ceramic system, moisturizes and enlightens the air eliminating electrostatic charges.
- All Elchim dryers come with a lifetime warranty from the manufacture.
When shopping for hair dryers, the most important features for me are the wattage and heat settings. Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic is both powerful and adjustable – with over 2400 watts of turbo-charged air flow and three heat settings plus a cool shot. I never feel like this hair dryer is going to burn my hair off, nor do I have to be extremely cautious as to how long the hair dryer is placed on one section. I can adjust this dryer to the exact heat and power I need. After every use, my hair looks and feels like I just got a professional blow-out. The best hair dryer I have ever used.
Since 1942, Elchim has been providing salon professionals around the world with the highest quality products. Hair stylists worldwide agree, Elchim is the international leader in salon appliances.
All Elchim products are characterized by the unmistakable quality and style that can only come from European design. Elchim creates the perfect balance between power, performance and working time. Elchim’s high pressure technology provides higher air pressure which allows you to reduce operating time without damaging the hair with excessive heat.
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How To: Quick Holiday Hair
Get Holiday Hair in a jiffy with a couple of easy steps.
✒ Roughly blow dry hair.
✒ Spray dry shampoo to the crown area – this will provide texture and volume.
✒ With a curling iron – wrap random/haphazard 1-inch sections around barrel for about 3-5 seconds (no need to clamp -looking for more of a bend/wave than curl).
✒ Spray each section with hair spray.
✒ Run fingers through the waves to break them up.
✒ Decide if you want a middle part or side part. Section off hair from forehead to 1/2 way to crown and spray with dry shampoo. This will make hair easier to work with.
✒Take one section and twist (or braid) hair and pin to the back of head. Pull on section to loosen. Repeat (if necessary) on the other side.
✒Spray with hair spray and tease sections for a messier look.
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