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The Classy Chics – CHI Aloe Vera Review

The Classy Chics – CHI Aloe Vera Review

I’ve been enjoying the summer with my friends and family—fun-filled afternoons by the pool, an evening at the county fair and sunny days at the beach. I tend to worry less about what’s going on with my hair in the summer and just embrace the curl. I was recently introduced to a new product that makes those summer hairstyles much easier to manage and protect—CHI Aloe Vera Oil, which is part of a new line of products from CHI.

Now at ULTA Beauty, CHI just launched a brand new 7-piece line for waves and texture called CHI Aloe Vera with Agave Nectar. This line was developed for women with natural curls and texture. The collection provides solutions to enhance definition, moisturize hair, and maintain frizz for smoother styling.

With its special blend of Aloe Vera and Agave Nectar paired with a Super Hydration blend and a low pH, these products will moisturize, protect and care for curls. What I really like is that the formula locks in moisture to guard against humidity, which I definitely needed on my trip to the east coast!

As I mentioned above, I’ve been trying out the CHI Aloe Vera Oil, which fortifies weak hair strands and reduces breakage and dryness. It seals in moisture and smoothness to control frizz and it provides a high-gloss finish that I love. It keeps my hair looking healthy all day long.

As you might guess, the star ingredient in this product is Aloe Vera, which is packed with essential nutrients and vitamins. It offers excellent conditioning properties and protection and is perfect for soothing a dry scalp. Agave Nectar is another key ingredient in this oil, which helps to prevent future damage and brittleness. It helps to make weak hair stronger and helps to give it a beautiful shine. Simply pump the desired amount of oil onto the palms of your hands and apply from mid-shaft to ends of damp or dry hair. I’ve been using it on dry hair to add that super boost of moisture.

The CHI Aloe Vera Oil is available for $25 at ULTA Beauty. Mix and match the products from this new CHI hair care line to create the perfect blend for your glorious curls. You can connect with CHI Haircare over on Facebook too.

CHI Aloe Vera Oil

Fueled with Aloe Vera and silk, the oil fortifies weak strands and reduces breakage and dryness. Seals in superior moisture and smoothness to control frizz. Provides high-gloss finish for beautiful, all-day styles.

Pump desired amount onto palms of hands and apply from mid-shaft to ends of damp or dry hair. Style as desired.

 

Key Features:

  • Fortifies weak strands and reduces breakage and dryness
  • Leaves curls defined, moisturized, smooth and frizz-free
Find the Right Hair Straightener for You – Features CHI G2 Flat Iron

Find the Right Hair Straightener for You – Features CHI G2 Flat Iron

Hair Straightener Is A Must For Every Lady!

The right hair straightener in a woman’s arsenal is the little black dress in her wardrobe. In other words, we ourselves can’t imagine a modern lady without this styling solution, as looking presentable is as important as keeping up with your busy routine. Luckily for you, we’ve done the hardest job: tools research. And now, your task is to pick the right one, based on your needs and preferences.

Remember how many times you left your home with something like a one-second top knot just because you didn’t hear the alarm? That’s life, girl. But it can be improved; just don’t underestimate the power of styling tools. Whether you want to rock your work-day with perfectly straight hair or show up with flirty curls or waves at the meeting, straighteners are versatile for all purposes!

To help you find the perfect tool for you, we’ve prepared some basic tips and selected the most recommended and well-tried straighteners that are designed to make your styling life easier.

CHI G2 Ceramic And Titanium Flat Iron

Some ladies find this tool to be quite expensive, yet all who’s tried it at least once say that it’s a sensible investment. With the help of the automatically adjusting temperature setting and titanium infused ceramic plates, this straightener gives a professional salon look.

CHI G2 Professional Flat Iron

The dynamic CHI G2 Professional Flat Iron offers a sleek design, upgraded technology and outstanding performance. The CHI G2 features titanium-infused ceramic plates for added durability and an even smoother glide.

Digital temperature reading displayed on a color-coded LCD screen allows for proper temperature setting for fine, medium, and coarse hair up to 425°F.

Features:

  • Professional Salon Flat Iron
  • Dual Voltage: Travel the world and rest assured that your tool is safe
  • Color coded temperature ranges and preset recommended temperatures
  • Titanium infused ceramic plates
  • Ceramic heater with advanced technology for 40 second heat up
  • Heats up to 425°F / 218°C
  • 1 Hour Auto-Shut Off
  • 2-year warranty
Watch Now: Your 2019 Must-Have Styling Tool – The CHI LAVA Hair Dryer

Watch Now: Your 2019 Must-Have Styling Tool – The CHI LAVA Hair Dryer

The CHI LAVA Hair Dryer is made with Volcanic Lava and a Ceramic heater that provides gentle consistent heat during styling. The combination of volcanic lava and ceramic allows styling at lower temperatures than normal which produces less damage to the hair while offering smooth, shiny results. 3 settings: Cool Temperature for cool drying – Low airflow and temperature for gentle drying – High airflow and temperature for very quick drying. Cool shot button for locking in styles. Includes 3 locking nozzle attachments: Concentrated, Smoothing and a Diffuser!

**Bonus! Watch how CHI Creative Artist, Chaune‘ Fitzgerald, uses this wondrous innovation with less heat and Lava Ceramic ions to give herself a flawless transformation.

CHI LAVA Hair Dryer

  • Volcanic Lava Ceramic heater provides less damage to the hair offering smooth, shiny results
  • Volcanic and ceramic minerals are embedded into the honeycomb ceramic lava heater
  • Volcanic ceramic minerals conduct negative ions automatically
  • Lava ceramic ions smooth, reduce frizz and lock-in shine providing moist heat for healthier hair
  • Cold air temperature for setting styles
  • Slide switch prevents from turning dryer off accidentally
  • Energy saver up to 50%
  • Ergonomic design

Pair Your CHI LAVA Hair Dryer with:

Sophisticated Black Hair – Aug 2019 – Features CHI

Sophisticated Black Hair – Aug 2019 – Features CHI

Business Insider – CHI LAVA Spin N Curl Review

Business Insider – CHI LAVA Spin N Curl Review

  • My natural hair is quite curly but it can dry unpredictably, I’d never know if my curls would dry in one direction or another — or how they’d dry at all because my hair is so thick.
  • I got a keratin treatment almost two months ago to relax my curly hair, but since then, I’ve been exploring different ways to style my now-wavy hair — including curling it into something more loose and controlled than my natural curls.
  • I tried the Chi Lava Spin N Curl which has a self-rotating barrel to curl hair easily, and it helped style my hair in about 20 minutes.
  • While styling pros might find this tool a bit limiting, the Lava Spin N Curl is truly designed for someone with more basic skills — like me.

Two months ago, I decided to get a keratin treatment to relax my curly, frizzy, and unruly hair. I’ve learned how to style my now-wavy hair everyday into something that isn’t a ponytail or braid, but I haven’t quite figured out how to do my hair for more formal occasions — like the weddings I’m attending in the fall and winter.

I’m really happy that I got the keratin treatment because my hair dries into a more relaxed wave now and it takes a fraction of the time to style. But because it used to be so voluminous and frizzy, I never perfected my styling skills. Now that I have a couple of weddings coming up in the fall and winter, I’ve been on a mission to find a curling iron that not only curls my hair but also does the bulk of the work for me.

Recently, I tried the Drybar Brush Crush to quickly straighten and smooth my roots as they grow out. It’s great for my everyday look, but with the weddings coming up, ideally I’d like a style that looks like I put in a little more effort, like loose curls or soft waves. Yes, I realize that I have naturally curly hair, but it wasn’t as manageable or smooth previously.

I’m capable of using the most basic of hot tools like straightening brushes, but curling irons have always been an issue for me. Even with my relaxed hair, I can’t get consistent curls with a curling iron or wand, and any curls I manage to create always completely fall flat before my event. Not to mention, it’s really difficult to twirl your hair around a hot cylinder while contorting your arms to reach the back of your head.

I basically needed a curling iron that would do everything for me, and if it came with a personal hair stylist, even better.

After doing some research, I found the CHI Lava Spin N Curl, which looks a little intimidating at first (and nothing like your typical curling iron), but has taken almost all of the effort out of curling my own hair.

How to use the Lava Spin N Curl

The Chi Lava Spin N Curl has a 1-inch rotating barrel housed within a chamber that gently wraps your hair around it as opposed to you doing it manually.

The barrel is made with volcanic ceramic for even heating, and comes with temperature settings that correspond to your hair type (370°F for fine hair, 390°F for medium, and 410°F for coarse). In addition, there are two directional buttons that you can use to curl your hair away or toward your face.

The Lava Spin N Curl will beep once it’s heated up to your desired temperature. Then you’d split your hair into small 1-inch sections, but depending on the thickness of your hair, you can probably add a little less or more.

To curl, twist a section of hair once or twice to make it a little more compact and easier to slip into the curling chamber. I normally hold the iron about two or three inches from my roots for more natural-looking waves, but you can place it wherever you want. And you can get the tool as close to your scalp as possible too — the outside of the chamber never gets too hot.

Once your hair is in the chamber, press and hold any of the two directional buttons so the barrel spins and curls the hair toward or away from your face. Your hair will slowly get pulled into the curling chamber and around the barrel — your hands never have to move the tool at all. Hold the directional button until the device beeps three times, release, and lower the tool so the hair slides out of the curling chamber.

It’s that simple — you do virtually no work.

Because the device wraps your hair around the barrel, you get the same sized curl each time for a uniform look. Plus, the directional buttons eliminate any confusion on which way your hands need to twist the curling iron, and you won’t burn your fingers off trying to get your ends in a clamp either. The whole process took me about 20 minutes to complete and I didn’t get frustrated once.

Here is what my hair looks like right after I curled it (left), and after I brushed them out with my hands to achieve a looser curl (right).

I was a little nervous that the rotating barrel would eat my hair, but surprisingly, it didn’t tug or catch on my strands. The one time it did (which was my fault), it immediately stopped and started beeping to alert me to reset the wand. Even then, my hair and scalp came out unscathed.

Cons to consider

If you’re a hair styling expert, this product probably isn’t for you because of its limitations. The barrel just creates 1-inch curls, so it might not be as appealing to someone who likes to switch up curl sizes for a more natural look.

It also doesn’t come with a stand, so you have to be careful when placing it on the counter so it doesn’t roll away or burn your toothbrush.

Compared to some of our top picks in the best curling iron guide, this is one of the more expensive curling options at $130. Still, I feel like it’s worth the investment for someone who has a hard time curling their hair since it does most of the work for you and creates the same type of loose curl each and every time, which is something I have trouble doing on my own. As a result, I spend far less time fumbling with a standard curling iron and more time showing off my finished hair.

The bottom line

I was surprised with how easy this tool was to use because like I mentioned before, it initially looked odd and more complicated to use than a regular curling iron. After testing it though, I realized it was designed that way to do the work for you and is made for those less skilled in the styling department like myself — the $130 investment is worth it.

After having much success and fun showing off my waves, I fully plan on using the Chi Lava Spin N Curl to style my hair for my friends’ weddings in the coming weeks.

CHI LAVA Spin N Curl

Create flawless curls and waves at the push of a button with the CHI Lava Spin N Curl. Sourced from some of the most effective heat conducting materials found on earth; volcanic lava combined with the power of CHI ceramic creates bouncy, sleek results without the damaging effects of high heat styling.

Features:

  •  1” Volcanic Lava Ceramic rotating barrel creates bouncy curls and waves
  • Maximum temperature of up to 410°F/210°C
  • Includes pre-set temperature settings with adjustable heat-up times and display
  • Curl chamber surrounded by protective heat barrier for safe usage
  • Directional buttons with tangle protection
  • Temperature display with auto lock
  • 11 ft. (3.35m) swivel cord

 

Best Rotating Curling Irons – Features CHI ARC

Best Rotating Curling Irons – Features CHI ARC

Transforming straight hair to romantic waves or funky spirals can be a challenge. But it’s certainly not impossible. This is especially true if you have the right tools to help you. If you think working with a curling iron is a challenge, you’ve probably never encountered a curling iron that spins itself.

Fear not… because if you have the best rotating curling iron in your hands, getting those curls you’ve always wanted will be easy for you.

How to Shop for the Best Rotating Curling Iron

At first glance, an auto-rotating iron will look just like your normal curling iron. The only difference is that it comes with a tiny clamp to hold the hair as well as a button for you to press. Once you press this button, the barrel will automatically rotate by itself, taking your hair along with it.

It’s different from an automatic hair curler because that one comes with a spinner instead, which “catches” your hair and twists it along the barrel. The way you hold it against your hair is also different. With an auto-rotating iron, you hold it in the same way you would hold your curling iron – horizontal.

To find the best auto rotating curling iron, you would need to look at a few factors. Brand is one, and reading rotating curling iron reviews will give you a clearer idea of the product’s reputation among those who have actually tried it.

It’s also worth looking at the features of the product, as well as the technology that it comes with. Check the temperature settings, and whether or not this suits you. Remember that if you have thick hair, you’d need the heat settings to be higher. You should also check what material the barrel is made of. Ease of use is also definitely a factor, as well as how safe it is to maneuver.

2. CHI ARC Automatic Rotating Curler

Aside from coming with free hairspray, this has a 1” ceramic curling barrel that automatically rotates, heats up your hair with the temperature you set and transforms it to into those to-die-for curls.

You only need 30 seconds to heat up the ceramic barrel, but you get maximum flexibility in terms of your heat settings because of the digital temperature control (you can go as high as 410 degrees Fahrenheit). This way, adjusting your preferred heat settings has never been easier, and heat damage is definitely minimized.

What Users are Saying:

Users love the ergonomic design of the automatic rotating barrel. It removes the issue of wrist discomfort and gives great-looking curls each time. CHI is known for its red color. This is no exception because you basically get a red styling tool (with a beige-colored barrel). This is not an issue for most, but if you’re looking for something black or neutral, this is not the color for you.

CHI ARC

Who doesn’t want fabulous curls at the push of a button? CHI ARC features a Ceramic automatic rotating barrel that promotes a more comfortable styling position while creating beautiful long lasting curls.

Features:

  • ¾”, 1” or 1¼” CHI ceramic barrel.
  • MCH Heater for quick 30 sec. heat up.
  • Digital temperature display with LCD screen.
  • Convenient reset button to bring clamp back to center position.
  • Digital temperature adjustment prevents unnecessary heat damage to the hair.
  • Rotating barrel eliminates wrist discomfort and significantly decreases styling time.

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The Best Summer Hair Products For Heat and Humidity – Features CHI Aloe Vera

The Best Summer Hair Products For Heat and Humidity – Features CHI Aloe Vera

Even those who think that summer is the most fun time year would also agree that the heat and humidity can be harsh on your hair. In addition to sweltering temperatures, saltwater from beach days, chlorine from pool days and too much sunshine can all take a toll on your luscious locks. Luckily, there’s an arsenal of products that can come to your defense. These are the best summer hair products.

CHI Aloe Vera Humidity Resistant Leave-In Conditioner

If your curly hair does battle with you when you try to style it in the warmer months, this leave-in conditioner is for you. It works as a primer for styling and seals in shine and moisture with agave nectar, leaving ringlets and waves smooth and defined. The formula is all about climate control, warding off frizz and humidity.

CHI Aloe Vera Humidity Resistant Leave-In Conditioner

Climate control formula resists humidity and conditions to tame dryness and frizz. Provides increased elasticity for protection against breakage and seals in long-lasting moisture, smoothness and shine. Primes hair for effortless styling and eliminates unruly tendrils.

Key Features

  • Primes hair with long-lasting conditioning and moisture for effortless styling
  • Leave curls defined, smooth and frizz-free

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Travel Friendly Beauty Tools for your Daily Routine – Features CHI Ceramic Mini Travel Dryer

Travel Friendly Beauty Tools for your Daily Routine – Features CHI Ceramic Mini Travel Dryer

One of the most tedious parts of packing for travel has to be rounding up beauty must-haves. Especially for longer trips, your travel beauty routine can not only weigh you down but become expensive to curate! If you don’t already use travel-friendly beauty tools, you might find yourself with a whole new set of products specifically for on-the-go.

To make packing easier, consider using travel friendly beauty tools in your every day routine, so you don’t need doubles and you don’t have to leave any of your must-haves at home.

9. CHI Ceramic Mini Travel Dryer

Oh the plight of the weak hotel hair dryer… we all know how that goes. Making an investment in a hair dryer that’s powerful enough to use at home, but light enough to travel with is one you won’t regret. This Mini Travel Dryer from CHI is dual-voltage, so you don’t have to worry about using it internationally, and comes with a diffuser and a concentrator to help you achieve any style you’re going for.

CHI Ceramic 1000W Mini Travel Dryer

CHI Ceramic 1000W Mini Travel Dryer produces Far Infrared heat to penetrate the hair shaft safely while heating the hair from the inside out. The ceramic technology reduces frizz by also locking in vital moisture and providing even heat for styling all hair types. With its lightweight ergonomic design and dual voltage feature, this dryer is great for your traveling needs.

Features:

  • 1000 Watts
  • Ceramic Heater
  • Far Infrared
  • Lightweight and Ergonomic Design
  • Collapsible handle
  • 6.5 ft cord
  • Dual Voltage for Convenient travel
  • 2-year limited warranty
Curling Irons Practically Style Your Hair For You – Features CHI Spin N Curl

Curling Irons Practically Style Your Hair For You – Features CHI Spin N Curl

We’re always looking for time-saving shortcuts to streamline and simplify our beauty routines, so when we discovered that automatic rotating curling irons existed, we were absolutely thrilled and compelled to share our discovery. If you use a curling iron, straightener, or any other heat styling tool to do your hair, you know that it’s one of the most time-consuming steps in the when it comes to the steps required for “getting ready,” and unfortunately, there aren’t many ways to shave off time without compromising the end result. This is precisely why the advent of an automatic curling iron that rotates up and down with requiring you to maneuver the barrel by hand struck us as straight-up genius. Also, if you’re like me and are truly challenged when it comes to achieving the ubiquitous and deceptively “effortless” Instagram hair (you know, that perfect not-too-defined but voluminous wave) these hair tools are a true game-changer.

Sure, they won’t actually do all of the work for you — you’ll still have to turn the device on and place your strands in the iron to your liking — but they will save you a solid amount of time spent in front of the mirror. And, as a bonus, they’ll also absorb some of the manual labor, taking away the one-sided arm workout that comes along with twisting and twirling your way to a perfectly tousled beach wave. So, whether you prefer a relaxed wave with bedhead-level texture or a more defined curl with a next-level bounce factor, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite automatic curlers to bring down the fuss level in your beauty regimen

CHI Spin N’ Curl Ceramic Rotating Curler

This curler offers a wide range of settings to choose from, allowing for more precision and customization for different hair types and looks. The heated chamber can also be adjusted, allowing for those with damaged hair to take it down a notch to prevent further breakage. It’s also equipped with other damage-preventing features, including a beeping notification that prompts you to reset if and when hair gets tangled in the curling process.

CHI Spin N Curl

CHI Spin N Curl 1” Ceramic Rotating Curler Create flawless curls and waves at the push of a button with the CHI Spin n Curl. Hair is drawn into the curl chamber where it is heated and timed to create perfect curls and waves every time!

The digital temperature display offers easily adjustable temperature settings and a selection of preset temperature settings for each hair texture, creating a customizable styling experience while avoiding unnecessary heat damage. Ceramic heat technology produces far infrared heat while the conditioning benefits of negative ions results in shinier, healthier and more beautiful hair. Curling hair has never been so effortless with the CHI Spin n Curl!

Benefits:

  • Reduces Frizz & Static
  • Adds Exceptional Shine
  • Customizable Temperature For All Hair Types
  • Perfect Curls Without Heat Damage

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Watch Now: Get to Know Your CHI Spin N Curl

Watch Now: Get to Know Your CHI Spin N Curl

Simplicity. That’s what you get with the CHI Spin N Curl – now available in Ruby Red and Black Onyx! With so many versatile styling options all at the simple push of a button (including multi-directional curling and tangle protection), everyone will think you’re a salon pro.

CHI Spin N Curl – Ruby Red

CHI Spin N Curl – Black Onyx

CHI Spin N Curl 1” Ceramic Rotating Curler

CHI Spin N Curl 1” Ceramic Rotating Curler Create flawless curls and waves at the push of a button with the CHI Spin n Curl. Hair is drawn into the curl chamber where it is heated and timed to create perfect curls and waves every time!

The digital temperature display offers easily adjustable temperature settings and a selection of preset temperature settings for each hair texture, creating a customizable styling experience while avoiding unnecessary heat damage.

Humidity-Proof Product I Used to Survive a Southern Summer Wedding – Features CHI Aloe Vera

Humidity-Proof Product I Used to Survive a Southern Summer Wedding – Features CHI Aloe Vera

If Hades is indeed hot, I’m 100 percent sure the weather on my sister’s wedding day exceeded that times one thousand. To be fair, I expected high temps since the wedding did take place just outside of Atlanta, GA at the start of hurricane season and the height of summer. It’s one thing to imagine the humidity; it’s another to actually experience it while standing under a cloudless sky in a full-length David’s Bridal gown that looks better in person than on the website (thank goodness). Having the best humidity beauty products on hand wasn’t merely an option—it was a non-negotiable.

The upside of my second bridesmaid adventure in less than a year is that I didn’t have to leave my carefully-curated survival pack up to chance. In the days leading up to the momentous occasion, my mother, little sister and I embarked on our annual stateside road trip, with the southeast being our 2019 target. With stops in Washington D.C., North Carolina, South Carolina, and Savannah, GA, I had ample time to actually test-drive what I ended up wearing that Sunday, along with others that ultimately didn’t make the cut.

The contrast of hours spent in a driver’s seat with air-conditioning blowing directly on your face and walking outside for hours in 100+-degree heat stewing all around you leaves the skin, for lack of a better word, conflicted. At one moment it can be slicker than car grease and hours later, it can be red and parched. There really is no happy median point, so you have to work with the conditions you’ve been basically trapped with.

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Because I’m borderline-lazy, but also slightly Type A, I didn’t bring many supplemental face masks to combat all that I was dealing with. Instead, I focused most of my effort on nailing a wedding day routine that wouldn’t leave me exhausted before the day really got started. Thankfully, the products I used required little effort to apply (highly recommended for summer wedding season), but were also packed with ingredients that kept my face from getting irritated while I ran around setting tables, catching up with family, and having a mini photoshoot with one of my fellow bridesmaids.

So without further ado, here’s every single thing I used from head-to-toe to not only survive but thrive. To be honest, my only regret is that I didn’t take enough selfies.

Hair

CHI Aloe Vera Curls Defined Humidity Resistant Leave-In Conditioner

I recently big-chopped, so my hair routine is thankfully super minimal. All I knew is that I wanted my curls to look moisturized and defined. It took me the entire week to get comfortable with using just two products and this one was the base. Every time I applied, I would stare in the mirror because I literally could not believe how good my curls looked. Now I can’t put it down.

Humidity Resistant Leave-In Conditioner

Climate control formula resists humidity and conditions to tame dryness and frizz. Provides increased elasticity for protection against breakage and seals in long-lasting moisture, smoothness and shine. Primes hair for effortless styling and eliminates unruly tendrils.

Key Features

  • Primes hair with long-lasting conditioning and moisture for effortless styling
  • Leave curls defined, smooth and frizz-free

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Get the Summer’s Hottest Look Using CHI Aloe Vera with Agave Nectar

Get the Summer’s Hottest Look Using CHI Aloe Vera with Agave Nectar

Usually it’s beach waves that rule under the sun, but texture and curls have been the most in-demand looks this entire summer!

Learn how to reactivate your hair’s natural curl and get soft, shiny and touchable (and picture perfect, of course) curls in just a few easy steps with CHI Aloe Vera with Agave Nectar.

Things Buzzfeed Readers Are Glad They Splurged On – Features CHI Original Iron

Things Buzzfeed Readers Are Glad They Splurged On – Features CHI Original Iron

We asked members of the BuzzFeed Community to tell us which products they’ve tried that were totally worth the splurge. Here are the results:

A CHI flat iron so you don’t have to go over the same strand of hair one zillion times before it’s finally flattened. CHI wouldn’t dare waste your precious time like that.

“A CHI hair straightener! The cheap ones don’t get my super hair flat, just straight and poofy. The CHI makes it straight and flat and does it so much quicker. Totally worth the money.”

CHI Original 1″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

Our professional salon model analog flat irons have a versatile all-in-one ergonomic design and use advanced ceramic technology to create silky, shiny, and frizz-free hair instantly.

Features:

  • Professional salon model
  • 1” ceramic plates
  • Versatile styling tool: flip, curl & style
  • Creates silky hair instantly
  • Flash-quick heating, up to 392°F
  • 11 ft. swivel cord
  • 2-year warranty
  • Dual voltage

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Hair masks Glamour Editors are obsessed with – Features CHI Argan Oil Rejuvenating Mask

Hair masks Glamour Editors are obsessed with – Features CHI Argan Oil Rejuvenating Mask

Having dry, damaged hair is one of those uncomfortable predicaments you’ll probably encounter at least once in your life. Regardless of hair type, length, or texture, there are few among us who can resist heat-styling or chemically changing ours up. Even knowing that dryness and breakage are on the horizon, we’re tempted by the perfect shade of blond (or copper or mulled wine), tousled waves, and bouncy, diffused curls. The saving grace? Hair masks.

Whether you’ve gone platinum and are paying the price, fully intend to be buried with your curling wand, or just have thirsty hair, these deep-conditioning masks will give you strong, healthy hair again. Just ask our editors who named their favorites just for you.

As someone who has dry, damaged ends from years of heat styling, using a deep conditioning mask is really the only way to keep my hair healthy. This one does a fantastic job keeping my stressed hair nourished, silky, and soft. I use it about once a week, leave it in for about 10 minutes—long enough for my hair to absorb the nutrients and let the argan oil work its magic—and rinse. If you’re permanently attached to your hot tools, it’s a must. —Azadeh Valanejad, social video producer

CHI Argan Oil Rejuvenating Masque

Deeply nourishes and repairs hair with essential vitamins and antioxidants that replenish moisture, restores shine and smooths frizz, while improving hair’s overall luster and appearance.

Key Benefits:

  • Repairs damage
  • Smooths frizz
  • Restores shine

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Hair Styling Tools Walmart Sale – Features CHI Tools

Hair Styling Tools Walmart Sale – Features CHI Tools

Getting salon-quality hair doesn’t have to require the salon price — or effort.

All it takes is finding the best styling tools that work for you, which is simpler than you might think. It took me a long while to find tools I trust myself enough to use and execute properly, but finding them made all the difference in my beauty routine, and helps me feel more confident.

I owe a lot of my hair success to the Chi straightener my mom bought me nine years ago (more on that, below). With that, and my trusty Conair wand (also below), I can style my hair in 15 minutes or less.

Before, I wore my hair in ponytail after ponytail (which caused a ton of breakage) and I never felt super great about myself. Now, I’m confident in how I look — and still rock the ponytail.

And good hair doesn’t mean breaking the bank.

After doing some research, I found affordable, top-rated, and user-approved hair-styling tools on sale right now at Walmart — all from brands I trust.

So, your journey to perfect curls, straight locks or a less-frizzy mane could begin right now. Below, check out some of the tools from top brands including Chi, Remington Babyliss and Conair on sale at Walmart.

This flat iron is the center of my hairstyling routine. Whether I’m curling my hair, straightening it or taming flyaways after curling my strands, I use this exact Chi every time.

There’s no heat setting on this, which is good for me because I tend to overheat my styling tools. I’ve found this flat iron’s temperature is perfect for my thick locks.

Oh, and I’ve had this straightener for nine years, and it still works like new!

Promising review: “I needed to replace my last Chi flat iron, it had been dropped a few times and wasn’t heating up properly. I paid $100 for my last Chi at least eight years ago at a salon … Found the Chi flat iron for less than $60 with free shipping. It works great, and I’ve never been happier.”

CHI Original 1″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

Our professional salon model analog flat irons have a versatile all-in-one ergonomic design and use advanced ceramic technology to create silky, shiny, and frizz-free hair instantly.

Features:

  • Professional salon model
  • 1” ceramic plates
  • Versatile styling tool: flip, curl & style
  • Creates silky hair instantly
  • Flash-quick heating, up to 392°F
  • 11 ft. swivel cord
  • 2-year warranty
  • Dual voltage

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The Best Dry Shampoos for Different Hair Types – CHI Dry Shampoo

The Best Dry Shampoos for Different Hair Types – CHI Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is a gift bestowed upon us from the beauty gods. It allows us to shampoo less and keeps our locks looking fresh even after the third (or fourth) day.

While it may be tempting to buy whatever dry shampoo is available at your local drugstore, it’s helpful to know that there usually is a specific dry shampoo match for every hair type. Finer hair types, for example, may not want to use a product that is extremely drying or detoxifying. Similarly, oily and thicker hair types may want to look for buildup-busting products that keep greasiness at bay.

Additionally, celebrity hairstylist Paul Labrecque suggests that the way you use your dry shampoo is equally important. “Dry shampoo would typically be used on day two (or three) after a blowout or other fresh style,” Labrecque says. “Only spray the product on your roots in quick spurts and always spray from a distance. Doing so prevents the product from dulling your hair color.”

To help you find the dry shampoo product that is best suited for your needs, we’re sharing our favorite dry shampoos for common hair types below.

CHI Dry Shampoo

This dry shampoo cuts styling time in half in the morning by absorbing excess oil and blending nicely into the hair.

CHI Dry Shampoo

Waterless formula that is lightweight, absorbs excess oils while refreshing the scalp between shampoos and helps to provide texture.

Shake can well before each use. Spray CHI Dry Shampoo directly onto the roots of dry hair. Massage with fingertips throughout the scalp. Do not rinse. Style as desired.

Key Benefits:

  • Blends in hair seamlessly
  • Lightweight formula
  • Refreshes the scalp between shampoos

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Everyday Products that wouldn’t exist without NASA – Featured CHI Hair Iron

Everyday Products that wouldn’t exist without NASA – Featured CHI Hair Iron

  • NASA was the force behind many product development innovations that you might take for granted.

  • The research used to develop and improve space suits, time-keeping systems, temperature measurements, and other space-related needs is often later adapted for consumer use.

  • Products like running sneakers, scratch-resistant glasses, and hairstyling irons all owe their success to the work of NASA scientists and researchers.

If you weren’t obsessed enough already with the work that NASA does to advance our knowledge of space, here’s another reason: its research has a large number of applications beyond space suits and shuttles.

Though the science it engages with can seem nebulously complicated, it’s really all around us in the products we use every day. Technology originally developed to support the nation’s astronauts is often later adapted for consumer use. If you take a closer look around your house and closet on Earth, it doesn’t take long to come across something that was also employed by astronauts floating in space hundreds of thousands of miles away.

Knowing the historical origins of these everyday products certainly helps us appreciate innovations that we previously took for granted.

CHI Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

The secret to shiny, soft, and smooth hair is NASA research on nanomaterials, which was first applied to ceramic metallic components that could trigger the release of cancer-fighting drugs from microcapsules.

When special ceramic nanoparticles are heated, they produce negative or positive ions — that also turn out to be beneficial for hair and hair styling. With its link to this research, the brand CHI (Cationic Hydration Interlink) no doubt has an advantage over other hair styling brands.

CHI Original 1″ Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

Our professional salon model analog flat irons have a versatile all-in-one ergonomic design and use advanced ceramic technology to create silky, shiny, and frizz-free hair instantly.

Features:

  • Professional salon model
  • 1” ceramic plates
  • Versatile styling tool: flip, curl & style
  • Creates silky hair instantly
  • Flash-quick heating, up to 392°F
  • 11 ft. swivel cord
  • 2-year warranty
  • Dual voltage
CHI Dry Shampoo for a Quick Fix – Dry Shampoo Review

CHI Dry Shampoo for a Quick Fix – Dry Shampoo Review

Whether it’s a camping trip, a business trip or the lazy days of summer, there are definitely days when I don’t have the time or simply don’t want to wash my hair. I’ve tried a variety of dry shampoos over the years, but I have been a fan of the CHI Dry Shampoo for a while now. I recently received another sample of this great product, which I’ll happily share my thoughts on.

* Complimentary product received for review. This post may contain affiliate links.

CHI Dry Shampoo is made by Farouk Systems, Inc., which is a Houston-based company that manufactures high quality professional hair care products under the industry-leading brands: SunGlitz, CHI and BioSilk.

CHI Dry Shampoo is a waterless formula that you simply spray on your hair at the roots to absorb excess oil from your scalp in between hair washings. I love having he option of skipping a wash, but still keeping my hair looking fresh and clean. This formula blends seamlessly into your hair, provides a little boost of texture, which makes it easy to brush and style—without all of the fuss. It cuts about 40 minutes out of my daily routine, so this is definitely a must-have for anyone that could use a flexible option to the daily wash, dry and style.

Some of the key ingredients in this product are:

Silk – Protects and maintains the hair’s strength and resilience, building a natural layer of resistance to damaged.
CHI Ceramic Compound – This unique ceramic compound uses ceramic and proteins to provide outstanding hair protection. The ceramic compound works in conjunction with thermal styling tools (like your flat iron), allowing anions to interlink with proteins on the hair stand; seal the hair cuticle and giving the hair luster and strength.

This is a simple product to use—just shake the can well before each use and spray the CHI Dry Shampoo directly onto the roots of dry hair. Massage with fingertips throughout the scalp. Be sure not to rinse, then just style as you normally would.

CHI Dry Shampoo

Waterless formula that is lightweight, absorbs excess oils while refreshing the scalp between shampoos and helps to provide texture.

Shake can well before each use. Spray CHI Dry Shampoo directly onto the roots of dry hair. Massage with fingertips throughout the scalp. Do not rinse. Style as desired.

Key Benefits:

  • Blends in hair seamlessly
  • Lightweight formula
  • Refreshes the scalp between shampoos
Best Heat Protectant  for Curling – Features CHI 44 Iron Guard

Best Heat Protectant for Curling – Features CHI 44 Iron Guard

Spending more time than you want to watching your hair break off at the ends? If you’re like most of us girls, you’re probably using some heavy duty heat tools to curl, wave, or straighten your hair into daily submission.

Using your curling iron may make your hair look amazing from afar, but if you’re not using a heat protectant spray to prevent heat damage, you can probably see your split, broken ends up close. Let’s take a look at the best heat protectant spray for curling and get you on your way to a style that looks great in the elevator and in the parking lot. 

Before we continue on with the products, let’s answer some more burning questions you may have about heat protectant sprays before you make the decision to invest in one. Hopefully this next section clears the air about whether they are really necessary, and why your hairdresser is always on your case about your hair styling habits.

Do heat protectants really work?

Heat protectants do really save your hair from heat damage caused by your curling iron and other heat tools.  These products create a barrier or a shield against high temperatures, coating each hair strand and protecting your hair all the way to the cuticle from splitting, breaking, and frizzing out. 

Not only do heat protectants stand between your curling iron and your hair shaft, most are formulated to moisturize your hair from the inside out, making it strong, shiny, and soft.  As they seal your hair cuticle they also trap in natural moisture, protecting the natural assets you have growing right out of your scalp.

Do you need heat protectant to curl hair?

Heck yes you do! No matter your hair type, you’re putting serious heat to your strands to create those perfect curls.  Using a quality heat protectant will squash split ends, prevent lackluster locks, and ensure you aren’t straight up killing your healthy, happy hair with any of your heat styling tools.  

Even your blow dryer can cause serious damage and your curling iron may get up to 450 degrees! Coating your hair in a product that seals your hair shaft and locks in moisture is the best way to ensure the healthiest style possible with your curling iron.

Do you put heat protectant on wet or dry hair?

For best results, you should always use your specific product according to package instructions. Most heat protectants can be used on damp or fully dried hair, but some formulas may give you different results.  

How long does heat protectant last?

Most styling products are good for at least 2-3 years after you purchase them. If you’re a girl who is blessed with naturally awesome hair (lucky bum!) or you just don’t heat style very often, don’t worry-your product probably won’t spoil sitting on your shelf. 

If you’ve hunted down an all natural heat protectant spray with no types of chemicals or preservatives, you may want to check the manufacturer’s instructions for storage.  

Don’t forget.. some heat protectant sprays have more than one use! If you’re not a regular curl and go girl, check out the products that can be used for speeding up your blow dry time or leave in conditioners! More bang for your buck!

How much heat protection spray should I use?

How much product you use really depends on your own hair and style preferences.  If you’ve got a lightweight formula and strong thick locks, make sure to spray it on in sections and comb through your hair thoroughly.

If you’ve got fine or thin hair, less is more, even with the weightless products. You know the struggle is real, and more product means less volume! 

Look for reviews from ladies with your hair type and see what’s working for them. Start with a little bit of product and work up to the amount that is just right for you hair.  Adding too much right off the bat might give you that crunchy, 1980’s something look that nobody is going for today.

CHI’s Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray helps prevent heat damage by sealing your hair’s cuticle and keeping heat damage at bay. Use this product by spraying it in to sections of dry hair and working it in before using your curling iron to create your daily style. 

This heat protectant spray is formulated to not cause dirty, grimy build up in your hair, and will help hold your curls all day as well.  It’s good for all hair types including natural hair, and does a great job of helping to protect hair that is already heat or chemical damaged. It has a fresh scent that isn’t overwhelming or overpowering. 

CHI’s Iron Guard Thermal Spray is lightweight, so it won’t weigh down your style if you’ve got thin or fine hair. Your hair may feel a little sticky when you’ve first sprayed this product in, but after brushing it through or curling your hair should feel soft and smooth. 

CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Protecting Spray

Superior thermal protection spray that works from the inside-out, helping to protect hair from thermal damage and breakage with a weightless formula with no added build up. Helps to seal the cuticle and works to prevent future damage.

  • Vitamins and proteins add essential moisture
  • Protects against thermal damage
  • Suitable for all hair types
Best Natural Shampoos for Lush Hair – CHI Aloe Vera Shampoo

Best Natural Shampoos for Lush Hair – CHI Aloe Vera Shampoo

You just finished using your daily shampoo however, it doesn’t feel the same. Maybe you should consider investing in a new shampoo. With all the different hair types, finding a shampoo can be more difficult then people might think. As you all know finding the right one for you can be a journey but that’s why you’re here right? In this article, you’ll be given the best natural shampoos for dry and flaky hair.

92% natural, CHI’s Aloe Vera Curl Enhancing Shampoo is a gentle lathering shampoo that delicately cleanses hair of impurities without stripping hair of natural oils. Featuring Aloe Vera, Agave Nectar and a Super Hydration blend, it soothes and nourishes to increase elasticity, moisture and enhance curl definition. Hair is left the way you like it, clean, soft and manageable.

CHI Aloe Vera Curl Enhancing Shampoo

Gentle lathering shampoo delicately cleanses hair of impurities without stripping hair of natural oils. Featuring Aloe Vera, Agave Nectar and a Super Hydration blend, soothes and nourishes to increase elasticity, moisture and enhance curl definition. Hair is left the way you like it, clean, soft and manageable.

  • Cleanses hair of impurities without stripping hair of natural oils
  • Leaves curls defined, clean, soft and manageable
5 New Hair Gels That Keep Curls Crunchy – CHI Aloe Vera Control Gel

5 New Hair Gels That Keep Curls Crunchy – CHI Aloe Vera Control Gel

Curls aren’t always on their best behavior. Some days they stay in place, and on other occasions, they succumb to flyaways.

There are also instances when they feel soft to touch, and then there are moments when they feel dry and rough. The disposition of our hair depends on a variety of factors, and the products we incorporate in our hair care regimen is one of them.

If your curls tend to shrink, frizz, dry out or all of the above, it’s time to get acquainted with a few new hair gels your curls will love.

Below we’ve rounded up the best formulas for high-performance curls. If you’re ready for luscious locks, give these moisture-rich products whirl.

This curl-replenishing gel, composed of Aloe Vera and Agave Nectar, is the perfect recipe for maximizing moisture, improving elasticity and bringing frizzy hair back to life. Control curls and texture with this soft-hold gel that defines and smooths to eliminate frizz. Instantly absorbs and lightly moisturizes, resulting in shiny and touchable, crunch-free curls.

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How To Straighten Hair Without Damaging Curls – Features CHI Flat Iron

How To Straighten Hair Without Damaging Curls – Features CHI Flat Iron

Every once in a while, those of us who normally rock our curls want to show off a new look (because let’s face it: shrinkage is very real). However, straightening natural hair has always been a touchy subject since putting any sort of heat on it is usually a major no-no. In fact, it’s a big reason why many people have made the transition to go natural (so they can prevent heat damage and keep their strands healthy).

It also sparked a longstanding debate about whether straight hair is inherently “better.” Politics aside, we say you’re allowed to showcase your gorgeous kinky curls and rock straight styles, because there’s no shame in switching it up (at the end of the day, it’s your hair). Whatever look you choose, just make sure you’re tracking the health of your hair and understanding what works best to avoid damage in the long run.

What are the best methods to straighten natural hair?

Before picking an option and applying heat, make sure you prep your hair. Start by washing your hair thoroughly with shampoo and conditioner to make the straightening process easier. (Tip: Use a deep conditioner or treatment if you’re prone to dryness. Moisture is key to a smoother finish.)

Once your hair is clean, apply a nickel-size amount of heat protectant (we like the CHI 44 Iron Guard) through the damp strands. Whether you prefer serums, sprays or creams, it’s important not to skip this step as it prepares your hair for the heat and prevents future damage or frizz. It also keeps your hair shiny and soft (and who doesn’t want that?).

Now that your hair is ready, you can decide which option works best for you.

1. Flatiron

When purchasing a flatiron, look for one with customizable settings. You want to keep your iron at the lowest setting required to straighten your hair (most irons go up to 450 degrees, but reaching for at least 360 degrees is beneficial). Flatirons like the CHI Tourmaline Ceramic Hairstyling Iron have a wide range of settings and make it easier to be in control.

While your iron is heating up, start sectioning off your hair and put on your hair protectant product. With each section, start close to the root as you can and gently glide the hair tool down the mid-lengths and ends. (Option to use a fine-toothed comb with the iron to get a sleeker look.) We recommend going over each section once or twice more. Not sure if your iron is too hot? If you hear sizzling or smell something burning, you probably want to dial the heat down a bit before resuming. After you’ve straightened every section, finish the look with a hydrating serum or a humidity-resistant gel like CHI Aloe Vera Humidity Resistance Leave-in Conditioner to keep the flyaways at bay and prevent frizz from forming.

It’s important to note that if your hair is already pretty damaged to start, the flatiron might not be the best choice.

2. Blow-Dryer

Using a blow-dryer to straighten your hair will give you a more voluminous look. Similar to the flatiron, you’ll want to pick a blow-dryer that lets you control the heat settings. The CHI Lite Carbon Fiber Dryer has customizable settings and come with a nozzle attachment made for achieving a straighter style. Prep your hair with heat protectant, section it off and turn your dryer on a cool-to-medium setting.

The easiest way to blow-dry your hair straight is to use a round bristle brush or a Denman brush to avoid tangles. Hold the dryer two to three inches from your head and glide the brush (and the heat) down from root to tip. You want to brush your hair up at the crown (for added volume) and down for the rest of your hair (for optimal smoothness and shine).

3. Rollers

The best way to use rollers is to apply them to wet hair. When it comes to finding the right rollers, it’s all about the texture of your hair and the look you’re going for. The thicker your hair, the bigger the roller should be (a bigger roller means a looser curl). There are a ton of options like Conair Xtreme Big Curls Hairsetter (it heats the rollers for you), Conair Magnetic Rollers (a great preparation for straightening with the help of pins) and Drybar High Tops Self-Grip Rollers (which use Velcro instead of pins and are perfect for women with shorter hair).

Prep with a heat protectant, section off your hair, roll them up and secure them in place with pins if needed. Once you finish rolling your hair, you can let it air-dry or use a hood bonnet on low/medium heat for 30 minutes to an hour (depending on your hair texture and length). If your hair is on the thicker side, you might want to consider using a hood bonnet for the best results. Whichever technique you prefer, remember to wait until your hair is completely dry before removing the rollers.

The best part about rollers is that you can use a flatiron or blow-dryer to straighten your hair even more afterwards. If not, you can leave your hair curled or brush it through to maintain volume.

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The Best Heat Protectant – Features CHI 44 Iron Guard

The Best Heat Protectant – Features CHI 44 Iron Guard

Want to save your tresses from unwanted distress?

We’ve got four words for you―use a heat protectant.

Most women can’t live without their trusty heat styling tools. That’s because we need them to blow dry our hair, straighten them out and occasionally curl them. Without their assistance, our versatile hairstyles will be unachievable.

Yet, we all know that constantly exposing our hair to high temperatures can cause problems.

So should we break away from our hairstyling habit?

Not necessarily! Rather we advise you to keep a heat protectant at hand. This nifty hair product is the best protection against your constant heat styling. Not only does it minimize the hair damage but it also adds shine back to your dull hair.

Sounds great, doesn’t it? There’s a slight issue though! As an African American woman, you rarely find a hair protectant that does its job. That’s because your hair is thicker, frizzier, vulnerable and often curlier than other women.

So they naturally require extra protection from the heat.

If this sounds familiar, then you’re in for a treat. That’s because we’ve discovered not one or two but five fantastic hair protectants to save your hair.

CHI 44 Iron Guard  

Are you ready to guard your hair from all kinds of heat damage?

CHI 44 Iron Guard is designed to provide the ultimate thermal protection. It protects your hair from high temperatures and doesn’t let it get frizzy. The overall effect is manageable and a put together look.

The great part is that it also leaves your hair feeling soft and shiny. That’s because the ingredients inside are said to nourish your hair. It boosts hair growth and prevents further damage from heat styling tools too.

Plus, the weightless formula makes it convenient for everyday use.

The only problem is that it takes its sweet time to dry. This makes it an unsuitable product for you if you’re in a hurry.

CHI 44 Iron Guard

Superior thermal protection spray that works from the inside-out, helping to protect hair from thermal damage and breakage with a weightless formula with no added build up. Helps to seal the cuticle and works to prevent future damage.

Key Benefits:

  • Vitamins and proteins add essential moisture
  • Protects against thermal damage
  • Suitable for all hair types
Watch Now: Loose Waves with The CHI Spin N Curl – Ruby Red and Black Onyx

Watch Now: Loose Waves with The CHI Spin N Curl – Ruby Red and Black Onyx

Miss Florida USA 2019 Nicolette Jennings recently had a chance to demo the CHI Spin N Curl (now available in Ruby Red and Black Onyx). Watch how she creates her soft waves – a perfect look for hot summer days – courtesy of effortless styling from CHI’s award-winning tool!

Features:

1” Ceramic Rotating Barrel
Tangle Protection
Includes Pre-set Temperatures:
– Low 370°F for Fine Hair
– Medium 390°F for Medium Hair
– High 410°F for Coarse Hair
15 seconds for Fine Hair
17 seconds for Medium Hair
19 seconds for Coarse Hair
Temperature Display
Beep Alert
Auto Temperature Lock
2-year Limited Warranty

Other Products:

The New CHI Lite Dryer Review

The New CHI Lite Dryer Review

 CHI Lite Dryer Review

I’m going to be honest. I didn’t even really think I was in the market for a hair dryer. I had one tucked away under my bathroom sink for when I blow dry my hair which was becoming less and less often. I pulled it out to put it back in use and realized why I had forgotten about this one… it was super noisy and the handle was pretty disgusting. The plastic was old and felt sticky for some reason. It worked, but wasn’t enjoyable and really was time for a replacement.

It was then that the Chi Lite Carbon Fiber Dryer entered my life and I never looked back. I feel like I never paid attention to any special details on a dryer because this one felt so nice to use!  Not only did it look super nice with the carbon fiber case, but the cord was super long which helps for two reasons. My vanity does not have an outlet, so I need the longer length. It also helps when you are blow drying someone else’s hair and need that extra length. 

The Chi Lite is true to its name in that it does indeed feel pretty light at less than one pound. I think any of us that have long hair know how heavy a dryer can feel after blow drying longer lengths. I probably complained that my arm was going to fall off each time! 

I was really excited to try this dryer because I saw it had some added attachments that I thought would work great for when I dry both my hair and my daughters. I’d never used them before and hoped they made things simpler. Sadly, for me. It did not. Haha! Front is back and left is right when blow drying in front of a mirror and I was too mixed up all the time to try and figure them out. It did look like the 360 rotating nozzle would help me but I think I just need to play with it more to get the hang of it. If I ever do, I’ll have to update this post.

I like that it has both hot and cold air options because I usually HAVE to use the cool option after finishing my hair. It gets hot in my bedroom and feels good to give a quick cool blast at the end of things. It also has a high and low setting but I usually keep it at High Heat to straighten and style my hair. 

I was most surprised with how much more quiet this blow dryer is than my older ones. My daughter hates noisy things. If something is too loud she covers her ears and wants to go anywhere else. Luckily with this dryer she can tolerate the sound well and I can blow dryer her beautiful and healthy toddler hair on occasion. 

I’d say the noise level is the best feature of this powerful dryer for me. I like a hair dryer that works quickly, isn’t heavy, and now leans more on the quiet side which allows me to use it on my daughter too. 

The box does mention that it has ion technology that helps keep hair shiny. I’m not sure about all that business as I’ve never really read into it, but my hair is in fact smooth and shiny after blow drying which I think is partly due to your hair dryer, and some to the brushes you are using.

The Chi Lite Carbon Fiber Dryer was available at Ulta at one point, but looks like it’s on sale still on the Chi Website! At $99 (on sale) I’d say this is on par with what I’m willing to spend on dependable hair tools that will last me quite some time. 

CHI Lite Carbon Fiber Dryer

  • 1600W DC ceramic motor: Provides quiet yet powerful airflow
  • Carbon fiber infused casing: creates a lightweight and durable dryer shell
  • 180° rotating nozzle: allows easy adjustment of nozzle position to direct airflow
  • Maximum ion generator technology: for superior smoothness and shine
New Summer Hair Trends – Features CHI Keratin

New Summer Hair Trends – Features CHI Keratin

Summer means rooftop get-togethers, fabulous weather, picnics in the park, and all the outdoor activities you can think of. Everyone’s out and about, los días are brighter and longer, la gente seem happier, work hours miraculously become shorter, and the overall excitement is palpable.

However, hopping from soirée to soirée can leave us exposed to the elements, making our skin and hair prone to some beauty challenges. As Latinas, we know textured hair gets extra frizzy because of the humidity, and curls can get out of control. Once we start sweating, our makeup also suffers, giving us the dreaded pasty look that we try to avoid at all costs.

But these beauty inconveniences don’t need to get in your way. We’re giving you the lowdown on the hottest Summer trends and the Ulta Beauty products you can use to achieve them while still looking fresh in this Verano caliente. Keep scrolling for all the details!

Protect your naturally textured hair from frizz with the right products. Beat the heat, stay cool, and Summer-proof your look with serums and leave-ins that will make it easier to take on the hottest Summer trend for hair: braids. We recommend Redken One United Multi-Benefit Treatment Spray, a leave-in (or rinse-out!) that conditions, eliminates frizz, adds shine, and protects against hair damage.

CHI Keratin Silk Infusion Reconstructing Complex heals and hydrates dry, damaged hair by retaining moisture and smoothing the hair cuticle. IGK Rich Kid Coconut Oil Gel is great for that touchable hold and shine without the crunch. SheaMoisture Green Coconut & Activated Charcoal Build-Up Blaster uses green coconut, activated charcoal, and white tea to remove buildup from your scalp and hair, but keeps your strands nourished.

CHI Aloe Vera Review by Crazy Beautiful Makeup

CHI Aloe Vera Review by Crazy Beautiful Makeup

 

I was so excited to receive this line from CHI to review, not only am I a huge fan of the brand but also because my hair has a natural wave. My hair is color treated, so that just adds to the texture and frizz. My curls aren’t as defined as they use to be but thanks to these products I can wear my hair natural without worry.

It has been a very long time since I could just let me hair air dry and wear it that way. Normally it would be frizzy, unruly and just not attractive but after just a uses I could notice a difference. 

 
They are currently on sale at Ulta for buy 2 get 1 free! Which is an amazing deal and a great way to try the brand.

My 3 must haves from the line are the Shampoo, Conditioner and the Leave in Conditioner. The leave in conditioner has a climate control formula that controls frizz and humidity. I know anyone with curls or waves will adore this collection.

CHI Aloe Vera with Agave Nectar For Curly Hair

CHI Aloe Vera with Agave Nectar For Curly Hair

 If you have curly hair, like me, then you know how much care it requires. Curly hair often tends to be dry, but even when it isn’t many mainstream haircare products can strip the hair and leave it frizzy and unruly. Curly hair needs more moisture, and therefore it is imperative to be careful in the products used to cleanse, condition and style curly tresses. I, for one, always use nourishing shampoos and conditioners, and I always use a leave-in conditioner to help tame my hair and to fight frizz. CHI Aloe Vera with Agave Nectar is a haircare collection that is specifically made to pamper and nourish curly hair, and it definitely works for me.

The CHI Aloe Vera Enhancing Shampoo is a non-stripping hydrating shampoo that effectively enhances my curls. It leaves behind no residue, and it rinses clean. My hair is always left soft and manageable when I use this shampoo, and I love its light clean aroma.

CHI Aloe Vera Detangling Conditioner is ultra-hydrating, it fights frizz and it effectively enhances curls. It leaves my hair soft, smooth and hydrated. It leaves behind no greasy residue, it rinses thoroughly and it has a pleasant clean aroma. 

The CHI Aloe Vera Curl Reactivating Spray protects hair against humidity– which can cause curly hair to get frizzy– and it reactivates curls when they get a little limp. Hair is never weighed down by this spray, and it never gets crunchy or flaky.

CHI Aloe Vera Humidity Resistance Leave-in Conditioner makes hair very manageable, it fights frizz and it seals in moisture. It effectively detangles curly locks, and makes it effortless to comb damp hair. It has a light fresh aroma, but it does not linger in the hair for very long.

The Chi Aloe Vera Leave in conditioner provides increased elasticity for protection against breakage and seals in long-lasting moisture, smoothness and shine. Primes hair for effortless styling and eliminates unruly curls. For all curl types

The CHI Aloe Vera Hair Oil seals in moisture, hydrates hair and offers superior frizz control. It smooths hair, enhances natural curls and leaves hair soft, shiny and bouncy. It can be applied to dry or damp hair, and can be used on hair between shampoos without making it greasy.

Key Benefits: Features Aloe Vera and Agave Nectar to reduce the loss of moisture to depleted hair strands. Infused with a Super Hydration Blend for additional moisture and silk for added softness. The CHI Aloe Vera Oil seals in superior moisture and smoothness to control frizz. Provides high-gloss finish for beautiful, all-day styles. Increases elasticity and enhances natural curl pattern for shiny, bouncy and healthy-looking hair.

The CHI Aloe Vera Moisturizing Curl Cream hydrates the hair, fights humidity and frizz and helps to maintain perfectly formed curls. It has a light and clean aroma, but it isn’t overpowering or long-lasting.

If you like the control associated with a hair gel, then the CHI Aloe Vera Control Gel preserves curls, offers impressive hold (without freezing the hair in place) and guards against humidity. Hair is never left crunch or flaky, but instead it is soft, touchable and shiny.

Best Brushes for Blowouts – Features CHI Nylon Brush

Best Brushes for Blowouts – Features CHI Nylon Brush

If you’ve ever toyed with the notion of paying for professional blowouts, you know you’re going to save tons of time and money by investing in the best round brush that can give you tons of volume and shine, while speeding up drying time and minimizing heat damage.

Because these brushes deliver fabulous volume, straightening power, and soft curls and curves right where you want them, finding the right one could have you dumping all your other favorite hot tools right in the Goodwill bag. Here are a few things to consider when you’re choosing the best round brush for blowouts.

Barrel size – Generally, the longer your hair is, the bigger the barrel you’ll want. We’ve featured a couple of round brushes that go as large as three inch barrels. Most come in a variety of sizes, as you’ll see, so it’s easy to customize the right one for your hair length and thickness.

Bristle type – Many brushes come with a combination of nylon and boar bristles, although some have exclusively one or the other. Nylon bristles are best for grabbing and holding your hair on the brush, but they can feel scratchy on the scalp. We prefer nylon bristles with little nubs on the ends. Boar bristles are lovely because they efficiently distribute the natural oils in your hair, reducing dryness and providing extra shine.

Ceramic and ionic technology – These terms have everything to do with drying speed, avoiding heat damage, and reducing static electricity which leads to frizz. Most of the brushes on our list feature these technologies, including ionic mineral infused bristles which help to condition your hair.

Handle size and shape – Depending on whether or not you’re dealing with long hair, super grippy handles can actually catch and pull hair. Heavily textured handles are especially guilty on that front. Look for mostly smooth handles with soft foam finishes, or natural wood handles, for both form and function.

CHI Turbo Ceramic Round Nylon Brush

A lightweight brush with an aerated barrel that doesn’t tangle hair and greatly reduces the drying time.

  • CHI 44 ceramic barrel with nylon bristles
  • Ergonomic design with non-slip handle for better control
  • CHI ceramic maintains constant, even heat
  • Provides tangle free styling
  • For all hair types
  • Creates volume, polished waves, and sleek styles
  • Provides up to 40% faster drying time
Make Your Hair Less Greasy – Features CHI Magnified Volume Conditioner

Make Your Hair Less Greasy – Features CHI Magnified Volume Conditioner

Oily hair is like oily skin. Sometimes that’s just how it is. And other times it’s that way because of the habits we keep. Of course, hair-type also plays a role in how oily strands will appear. All my fine-hair ladies (and I’m sure some with coarser hair too) know the slick hair struggle all too well; we’re constantly trying to find ways to make your hair look less greasy.

It’s planning at exactly what time during the day hair needs to be washed so it will still look good during your evening date. It’s trying to avoid touching it and flinching away when others do. It’s extended time in front of the mirror wondering if an up-do is good enough or if today is just a hat-day. But greasy hair tends to be like most other insecurities: It always seems worse on yourself than how others see it.

If you’re feeling like your hair is just too oily regardless, there are certain things you can do to keep the oil production under control. While these methods will help make your locks less greasy in both the short and long term, it is important to fully evaluate and understand your current habits so you know how to properly fix them. Here are eight steps you can take toward having balanced hair:

CHI Magnified Volume Conditioner 

Applying conditioner all over can totally weigh hair down, causing oily roots. Instead, just apply conditioner from mid-shaft to ends.

It also pays to find a conditioner designed for oily hair types, like this one from CHI. It was specifically developed for fine hair to add body and fullness, without leaving residue behind. Just make sure use a small drop so you don’t overburden your hair.

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