Thursday, 30 September 2010

Perming Versus Flat Ironing Your Hair

If you are still getting perms to straighten your hair and

make it more manageable, Please Stop! Not only can perms be

damaging to your hair, over time they can be detrimental to

your health as well. Perms are made with a variety of

chemicals that creep into your bloodstream and with

long-term use can cause some health problems. Also, perms

are expensive. It may cost you anywhere from $50 to $100

every 6 weeks just to smooth out your new roots. If your

hair is fine (like mine) or not particularly healthy, perms

can cause further damage by causing hair breakage and

thinning.



The good news is that you don't need to rely on a perm for

soft, silky, bouncy, straight, or healthy hair. You might be

thinking, my hair is so course there is no way I can get it

under control with a flat iron, but that simply isn't true.

I have seen the kinkiest and tightest African American or

Black hair smooth the thickness away with a flat iron.



The trick to having beautiful hair using a flat iron is more

about the products you use than the skills you have. I have

been to numerous hair salons, some quite costly, over the

years and I can honest tell you that only "two" of them did

my hair any justice. Most often, within several days my hair

had no traces that I'd just spend $75 on a flat iron job. My

hair would quickly revert back to its curls and kinks with

the slightly humidity, sweat, or a rough night sleeping. It

was so discouraging spending all that money and not getting

the results I wanted. But I knew it could be done because I

had two great hair stylists who had flat ironed my hair

silky smooth. Unfortunately, they were no longer available.



That's when I started experimenting with different flat

irons. I used several types, some store bought and others

shipped by hair product companies. Some I paid a mere $35

for, others over $100 dollars. Then finally I stumble upon

the Baby Bliss Flat Iron. Over and over again it received

great reviews. I ordered it and it has been one of the best

purchases I have ever made. In just 30 minutes of use, I

was able to get my hair just the way I remembered. Not only

that, my hair didn't revert back but kept its smooth and

straight look for weeks at a time. I can attest that the

Baby Bliss Flat Iron is the best I have ever used and I'd

dare to say the best flat iron for African American or Black

hair.



Yes, it's a little pricey at $129.00 but in the past 3

years, I have saved thousands of dollars flat ironing my own

hair and it has never looked better. I'd also like to say

that both my daughter and I own a Baby Bliss Flat Iron and

the quality is great. We have never had to replace it and it

just keeps working as well as it did from day one.



Therefore, if you want great looking hair, the trick is

finding the right products. One last thing I want to share

what I use to shampoo and condition my hair. These are also

two great products that you can buy at your local health

food store. My hair feels so good after using them. I highly

recommend them for all hair types. They are Alaffia's Shea

and Honey Nourishing Shampoo and Nourishing Conditioner. I

also really like Natural Instincts Conditioner for colored

treated hair.



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