Hair Care

By Allie Maltese

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Summer can really wreak havoc on our hair. Between environmental stresses like UV rays, chlorine, sea salt and color processing, hair can take a major beating and look dry, dull and brittle. And, if you’re like me and prone to extreme frizz during the summer months, having the right hot tools is of the utmost importance for maintaining sleek, smooth locks.

We know that applying extreme heat to hair can also be damaging, but luckily there are some fabulous hot tools out there with special technology that won’t add additional stress and breakage to hair. In fact, some of them actually work to repair damage and prevent further breakage from happening.

Here are some of the best hot tools that will keep your hair looking fresh, healthy and beautiful all summer long!

Glampalm Simpletouch: This iron features a special ceramic coating for ultra-smooth sliding and protection against pulled hairs. Ultra fast and even heat distribution means you need just one pass through hair. Less heat means less damage! Plus, this is the very first motion activated flat iron. Simply tap the plates together once to turn it on – beauty meets high tech with this baby!


Theorie SAGA Classic Flat Iron: Prevents?the look of stressed, overheated and overworked strands. The iron features a?negative ion technology and natural far-infrared properties that eliminate?static and frizz, putting a stop to unnecessary heat damage. The result? ?Shiny, long lasting, covetable hairstyles created in a minimal amount of time, allowing for more control of your luscious locks.


Ferrum Professional Styler: This styler packs a punch of health for your hair. The Ferrum styler features a tourmaline coated ceramic plate that contains three separate and powerful oxides: Nano ti + Nano ti02 + Nano ag, called Nano 3 Technology, which aid in protecting hair, eliminating frizz, and adding shine.


CHI ARC Automatic Rotating Curler: Seeing, and feeling, is believing with this new curling iron by CHI. Digital temperature adjustment prevents unnecessary heat damage to the hair, plus the rotating barrel eliminates wrist discomfort making it more comfortable to use. Comfort and smarts come easy with this hot tool!


ghd Curve Soft Curl Iron: For those Victoria Secret beachy waves, this is your curling iron. Because this iron features six multi-tasking sensors in the tri-zone barrel that heat up to the optimum, consistent styling temperature evenly along the barrel, you’ll be able to achieve high-volume, long lasting and soft waves with less heat. The tri-zone technology means you can style faster with less heat for frizz-free hair that is stronger, shinier, and healthier looking.


T3 Featherweight 2 Dryer: There’s a reason why this dryer has remained a classic with a huge celebrity stylist following. Different than regular dryers (which use forceful wind flows that can damage the cuticle and cause split ends, frizz, and flyaways), the Featherweight 2 is powered by T3 Tourmaline and SoftAire Technologies. This advanced airflow technology generates a high volume of ion-enriched air that quickly dries large sections of hair, helping to retain natural moisture for healthy, soft and shiny results.


Cricket Ultra Smooth Professional Dryer: A must have for those with frizz-prone hair! Before hitting your hair, air passes through the Argan Oil and Keratin Protein infused filter. Argan Oil helps hydrate and repair damaged hair, while smoothing the hair cuticle for a healthy, conditioned look. Keratin Protein adds improved strength, manageability and shine, while reducing frizz.


Originally published June 2015



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