The right kind of hair straightener will last you a long time and also protect your hair from damage. Spending a little bit more for a good hair straightener will be worth it as it will straighten your hair properly, and can even curl it. It’s an investment that you’d want to spend on if you want to achieve the look and style you want. Here’s a quick guide on how to find the best hair straightener: Continue reading A Quick Guide to Finding the Best Hair Straightener
Though I try to avoid heat styling, I do adore my CHI flat iron, and my friends have been raving to me about Farouk’s hit companion goodie CHI Silk Infusion since I can remember. In fact, this product’s been such a sensation, I’m rather embarrassed to just now be jumping on the bandwagon. Late to the game is better than never showing up at all, right?
Silk Infusion is the perfect name for this leave-in. I only use a tiny amount, but my color-fried locks feel amazingly soft. With my thick hair, I often have problems with leave-ins being too gunky and weighty – but not this baby! Silk Infusion glides in without adding a hint of buildup.
Chi Silk Infusion can go on dry hair, but I also like to style by applying it while my hair’s still wet and blow-drying it in.
The verdict: 10/10! Believe the hype.
CHI Silk Infusion sells for $8.95 in the 2oz. size at Amazon.
Want to know Cate Blanchett’s secrets to straight, sexy hair? For straightening her hair, Cate (or rather, Cate’s celebrity hairstylist) uses the Corioliss Linea Pro C2 Flat Iron, available at Amazon for $299. (There’s an oh-so-cute limited edition mini red leopard print version for way cheaper, too!)
For the Oscar-winning starlet’s hair products, Cate and her team of stylists turn to Matrix’s Biolage line, including the Biolage Hydro-Foaming Styler for added texture and Biolage Complete Control Hairspray to set her style.
Read about more of Cate Blanchett’s beauty product picks here, and don’t believe the hype that every celeb is just using the Sedu hair straightener!
I’m a hair abuser. I color, flat iron, blow dry, go swimming capless, and generally mortify my hair by living under the desert sun. So for me, a product like Redken Anti-Snap is a dream. Just wash and condition as normal, and then apply some AntiSnap to the lengths and especially ends of your hair. (I use about two pumps of the bottle for my shoulder-length hair…three on an especially burny Phoenix afternoon!)
Trends may come and go, but super-straight hair is always in. Celebs like Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lawrence are seen sporting the style all the time, so I thought it’d be helpful to share my definitive guide on getting stick-straight locks at home, no salon blowout or split ends required.
Step 1: Get a professional grade flat iron. Things have come a long way since the Chi, but it’s still a powerful choice in this arena. Other heavy hitters include the Proliss, InStyler and Sedu (my personal favorite). Regardless of which you choose, a professional grade straightening iron is absolutely your best friend. I know they’re expensive, but you’ll use it constantly, and it can straighten even the kinkiest curls.