Jan 24, 2012

Extend the Life of Your Straight Style

Even to the most dye-hard beauty diva, flat ironing can sometimes become a chore. With the following tips, you can extend the life of your smooth style, and spend less time in the powder room and more time enjoying your life.

Invest in a Professional Titanium Plated Iron with Adjustable Heat Settings
Ceramic flat irons tend to pit, crack and attract build-up which snags on the hair shaft and slows it from passing easily through the hair. With a titanium plated irons like the U-Smooth Professional Smoothing Iron, the iron glides smoothly through the hair. The adjustable heat settings allow you to set higher heat for thicker hair and lower heat for fine hair. Find the ideal setting for your hair type here.

Wash Less Frequently
A smooth, straight style can last for days between shampooing. In fact, stylists recommend washing your hair every two to three days because frequent shampooing can lead to the overproduction of oil on the scalp. If you're concerned about your hair looking oily bestrewn washes, try a dry shampoo to absorb the excess oil. Food for thought: when you use salon quality shampoos and conditioners, you will experience less build-up resulting in cleaner hair for longer periods.

Style at Night; Touch up in the Morning
Morning routines are often cut short by the need for sleep. Take less time styling in the morning by showing, blow drying and styling before bed. Sleep on a satin pillow case to keep the hair from crimping, and you will spend less time styling in the morning. Simply wake, touch-up and go!

Invest in a Keratin Complex Treatment
If you love the way your hair looks after flat ironing, but want smooth hair without as much effort, ask your stylist about the Keratin Complex Smoothing Treatment. The Keratin Treatment coats your hair with a silky-smooth, shiny finish and makes the hair easier to style. Though an investment ($200-$500 per treatment), this treatment will last between 3-5 months.

Of course, your style is only as good as the tools you use. Your beauty will shine through when you invest in quality tools and salon quality products! Have you found a method of straightening that helps extend the style not mentioned? Share your smoothing tips in the comments! We'd love to hear your tried-and-true methods!

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