What’s your hair type? You probably used to say dry, normal or oily but over time we’ve come to realise that our hair is way more complex than that.
Perhaps it was one of those three things once upon a time, but today oily hair isn’t just classed as oily, because it’s also coloured, or chemically straightened, or maybe dandruff-prone. Dry hair can also be typecast as prone to breakage and frizz, and curly hair isn’t just curly – it’s also heat damaged or coarse, thick or unruly.
To get salon-beautiful hair every day we need to tailor both our haircare products and our hair tools to suit our hair which now has multiple ‘types’. So, let’s see how to find the best hair tools for our hair types when confronted by the huge choice at a salon like Hairhouse.
The best hair dryer isn’t hard to find as most will work well on any hair type. But if your hair is particularly thick, long, coarse and unruly, the best hair dryer for you is a high powered, fast-drying, ionic dryer such as the ghd Air with multiple settings and a powerful 2100W motor.
Choosing hair dryers with technology such as negatively charged ion generators and anti-static features will give the best results on dull, frizzy hair and uncontrollable hair prone to fly-aways.
It is vitally important to use a good quality hair straightener and a thermal protection spray every time so your hair doesn’t become damaged.
Straighteners designed for smoothing thick and coarse hair have extra wide plates and hold the heat at a consistent temperature from root to tip. Something like the ghd V Gold Max Styler has super-sized 50mm ceramic plates which are fabulous time-savers when you’re straightening very long thick hair.
Best-selling Australian brand Halo designs luxurious straighteners delivering professional results to all hair types. Halo’s popular straightener ‘The Kate’ is designed with advanced Japanese Kyocera technology to smooth and straighten using infrared rays, ceramic plates and variable temperature settings for greater control.
A fabulous option for busy people, heated rollers are available in kits with a variety of sizes, and will work in all hair types when used in conjunction with setting sprays, thermal protection and shine treatments.
Hair Straightening Brushes
Hair straightening brushes aren’t the best option for fine, thin or limp hair because they can’t add the same amount of body and lift to the roots as a hair dryer together with a radial styling brush. Hair straightening brushes are ideal for smoothing waves or kinks and taming stray hairs on the days following a blow-dry.
Curling irons should also be used with care – and thermal protection spray – to prevent damage. The popular Muk Curl Stick uses infrared and ion field technology, ensuring even heat distribution for less damage to fragile hair.
Long hair will be easier to curl with extra-large, titanium-ceramic barrels and barrels of any size infused with negative ions will smooth dry or frizz-prone hair of any length.
Cloud Nine’s multi award-winning Original Wand is the ultimate in luxe electrical styling tools creating those salon-perfect waves and curls you see at red-carpet events. How does it do it? With a tapered, ultra-smooth, mineral-infused and ceramic-coated barrel along with one-touch variable temperature settings so you can select the ideal temperature for your hair type.
So, the secret?
Choose good quality, salon-professional hair tools using advanced technology with built-in protection and the best design for your hair length and thickness. Most importantly, don’t forget to use a thermal protection spray before styling, especially if your hair is dry, damaged, coloured or prone to frizz!
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