Pin…Straight!

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1.) Shampoo and Conditioner: This is KEY! This is the beginning of making sure that your hair is prepared for the process of straightening it! One of the best products of 2013 is the Tresemme Platinum Strength Shampoo and Conditioner. While this is not specifically for straight hair, it does strengthen your hair to deal with the heavy heat.

2.) Blow Dryer: After washing your hair, you then have to get it DRY! One of the best ways to straighten your hair is to first blow dry it mostly straight! This is best done with an Ion Conditioning Blow Dryer; a new concept in which dryers send negative ions to the hair, replacing moisture and protecting the hair, while also cutting down drying time. For girls with thick and curly hair, this is a WONDERFUL THING! Anything that cuts down on drying time is a winner to me!

3.) Straightening balm: This is used in conjunction with blow-drying your hair, as it can help you to cut down on the frizz and to protect your hair while drying! One of the best products that I have found is John Frieda Frizz-Ease Hair Serum Original Formula! This allows your hair to be protected against the heat of the blow dryer, and also keeps the hair from frizzing out in the process.

4.) Flat Irons: Finally, the Flat Iron, however choosing the type of Flat Iron that you use on your head is very important! One of the best reviewed Hair Flat Irons is a Sedu Pro Ionic Ceramic Flat Iron. The wonderful thing about this Flat Iron is that the titanium plates infuse hair with negative ions (much like the blow dryer) which helps to protect the hair.

5.) Silicone Serum: This is a very important step to remember, as this helps to keep you from having fly-away hairs, gives a layer of shine, and also gives a little replenishment. The best one that I have found is Aveda Brilliant Emollient Finishing Gloss. The wonderful thing about this is that you don’t have to pour it in your hand instead it is used as a spray. The spray allows a more even distribution.

I hope that this does wonders for you on your journey to get straight hair!

For the bad days!

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With hair, we all start somewhere. Like this baby we are all innocent in the beginning. At the beginning you don’t know if your hair is going to be curly, straight; thick or thin; blonde, brunette, or red head. That is where the beauty truly starts, in the beginning of the unknown. Nevertheless, we all get past the innocence and newness of the situation, and through the journey of growing up realize the challenges that we might face.

As a college student and one that lives in Florida, I am not always concerned with my appearance, and sometimes the weather just does not play fair. These are some of the days that I just want to throw my hair up into a pony and head out the door. While I would love to do that, on those bad days I try to remember the little tricks that every woman can use to keep from looking like they could care less.

So, without further ado here are three easy fixes for the days that you could care less:

1.) The side braid (An easy fix that keeps the FRIZZ under control)!

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2.Pony with a braid down the back (I mean c’mon what could be easier?)

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3.) Last but not least, throw a scarf into the mix, it livens up any boring do to draw attention away from the fly-away or oily strands!

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