How to clean hair straighteners?

Ever bought and amazing set of hair straighteners maybe even the best hair straightener, then wondered how to keep them in the best condition? Below is a step by step guide on how to clean hair straighteners.

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If your looking the best hair straightener advice and maintenance then look no further. 

1.     Make sure your hair straightener is completely switched off and wait until there is no heat coming from the product and it is cold. Always ensure that your hair straightener is not located near the following; water, small children, or any other sort of electrical danger.

2.     Clean the plates. Cleaning the plates is the most important part of How to clean hair straighteners. Depending on how much product you apply to your hair or how clean your hair is when you straighten it, and what temperature you use it at etc., you may find a small amount of dried up residue of hair products or dirt and oils that your hair naturally obtains. Usually this sort of brown coloured residue is found at the edges of the plates.

3.     This can easily be removed with a damp, clean cotton swab, ensure that the swab is damp and not wet through. You can use a damp, clean cloth to wipe down the surface of the plates. After you have removed the residue, you should dry the plates with a dry, clean cloth/paper towel.

4.      We advise you NOT to use any cleaning products, as they may have cause a bad reaction to your hair straightener’s ability and may cause damage to your hair.

5.     You must make sure that your hair straightener plates are completely dry before plugging them in and using them after they have been cleaned.

REMEMBER- if you buy the best hair straightener, you still need to make sure that it is well maintained and following the above instructions and the extra tips below, will help to increase your hair straightener’s lifespan!

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Curling wand (Curling Iron) Hints and tips

A few weeks ago we blogged about how to use a curling wand (curling iron) to create perfect curls.

I think it’s fair to say that more people find using a curling wand difficult than using hair straighteners for example.

However, we believe that once you have a good step by step guide and with plenty of practice, you can then become confident in

creating a variety of gorgeous curls and hair styles.
 
Below are some further hints and tips to help you create a variety of beautiful looks!
 
 
  • Using a smaller section of hair will result in a tighter curl; a large section of hair will give a looser curl.
  • If you want a wavy effect and looser curls then apply the wand to a wider section of hair.
  • For a more modern look don’t wind the barrel from the root, leave a couple of inches from the root.
  • By using a lower heat setting, you can create a wavy style with looser curls.
  • If you want a ribbon curl affect then apply the wand to a narrow section of that runs vertically.
  • Wrap the curl in the same direction that you want the curl to fall. E.g. if you’re curling the hair on the left side of your parting and want a look that’s full of volume, wrap the hair away from the face when applying it around the curling wand.
  • Use a good heat protecting spray to protect the hair from the heat of the barrel. 

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How To Curl Your Hair With Ice Diamond Curling wand (curling iron)

   Today we are going to tell you How To Curl Your Hair with a curling wand ! 
Whether you want to create a wavy effect or luscious ringlet curls,  follow this simple step by step guide for fantastic, effortless results!
  1. Make sure your hair is clean; wash it if you need to. Make sure your hair is totally dry before applying the curling wand.Brush your hair to rid it of knots.
  2.  Plug your curling wand into a power socket.  Press the power button on the wand to let it heat up. You can choose the exact heat setting your hair requires on the Ice Diamond Digital Wand 80-230C.  Higher heat will be required for thicker hair types.
  3.  The Ice Diamond Digital curling wand comes with gloves. A glove will protect your hand from burning when you are holding your hair on the wand.It is worn on the hand that is not holding the curler. It is advised that you use your dominant hand to hold the wand and glove on the other hand that will be used to wrap your hair around the wand.
  4.  Separate your hair into six parts. First, divide your hair evenly into top and bottom layers. Then divide those layers into three parts each:the back of your head, and the two sides. Apply a ponytail holder and clips to make six small ponytails. Clip all three of the top layers to thetop of your head and clip the two bottom side layers to the top as well. You should only have the lower back of the head section loose.Take out any clips or ponytail holders in this section.
  5. Hold the wand in your dominant hand by the handle part. Hold it at a downward angle; a common mistake people make is to hold it upwards.
  6. Wrap the hair around the wand. Start from the roots and wrap from the base of the wand and work your way to the tip of the hair. For loose curls, don’t wrap the hair too tightly. Don’t wrap all the hair around the wand; leave a small bit out in order to prevent the curl springing up strangely after you’re done curling.
  7. Hold the hair in place using your hand for roughly 10 seconds. Do not hold the hair on the wand for too long, ceramic wands get very hot!
  8. Slide the curling wand out of your hair, making sure you have the curl in your hand. Don’t just unravel the hair to free it. You may find it useful to hold the curl in your hand to help it set.
  9. Repeat curling for the other sections of your hair. You may find it difficult to curl the hair at the back of your head; look carefully in the mirror.
  10. After you’ve finished curling all of your hair, use your hands to gently move the hair around – this will give your hair a more natural look.
  11. Spray your hair lightly with some hairspray to set your curls in place.
  12. Remember to turn off your curling wand after you’ve finished.

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