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NaturalHairRules – Features CHI Deep Brilliance

NaturalHairRules – Features CHI Deep Brilliance

3 Reasons Why I Started Blow Drying My Natural Hair – For a long time, I was anti-heat with the exception of using a hooded dryer for deep conditioning treatments or sitting 20-30 minutes to help set my hairstyle.

I rarely flat ironed my hair or blow-dried it. And even when I do, I’m happy that I’ve never experienced heat damage in the 10+ years I’ve been natural. (Here are 5 Ways To Prevent Heat Damage).

Not using heat made me aware some of the common myths associated with Heat and Natural Hair that you can read here.

Early on, I looked at going natural as a much-needed break from my heat appliances.  When I was relaxed, I was a slave to my blow dryer and flat iron. I had a Saturday ritual of shampooing, conditioning, drying and flat ironing my long, thick hair. I can’t tell you the number of hours lost because of this process.

Rocking a wash and go was my motivation while I was transitioning.

Before I discuss the reasons that I started blow drying my natural hair, let me give my disclaimer. I may blow dry my hair once every other month or so. (It’s like a 30 minute to hour-long process.)  I also live in Nevada with very dry heat.  Blow drying my hair too often here would result in lots of breakage (more harm than good).

It’s very important to use a professional appliance when blow drying natural hair.   I’ve used cheap blow dryers with comb attachments. They get too hot, too fast and do not cool fast enough. This will increase your chances of heat damage. CHI Deep Brilliance Low EMF Hair Dryer is what I’ve used for the last 3 years and recommend.

The comb attachment is strong and will not break or melt after just a few uses. This is also important because it will glide through your hair with little or no breakage at all. The heat controls also minimize heat damage. I have not experienced any heat damage at all.

Here are the 3 Reasons Why I Started Blow Drying My Natural Hair

It Gets Rid of the Worst Knots 

Versatility in Hair Styles

With heat stretched hair you can achieve a variety of styles like this one, or this one, and this one. It’s also a good way to minimize and, in most cases, almost eliminate shrinkage. (See 5 Ways To Minimize Shrinkage)

Easier Detangling and Breakage-Free Maintenance

We already discussed this is a good way to eliminate tangles.  This makes for less detangling time between washes.  Less tangles can also mean less breakage.  This isn’t to say you can be careless or that you don’t have to handle your hair with care.  Not at all. It’s just a little easier to manipulate the hair and with less chances of breakage. Remember, hair is less fragile when dry.

CHI Deep Brilliance Hair Dryer

Create brilliant shine with this dynamic hair dryer boasting an AC motor that generates 1875 watts of powerful airflow and heat, making drying time quick and quiet. The ergonomic handle design with grip detail provides comfort and balance during styling. The optional comb attachment smooths highly-textured hair and an air concentrating nozzle helps direct airflow for faster styling. 

Features:

  • 1875 watts
  • Dual speed and temperature settings
  • Cool-shot button
  • Ergonomic handle grip
  • Removable filter
  • Comb and nozzle attachments included
  • 11ft cord
  • 2 Year Warranty

Attachments:

  • Comb Attachment
  • Air Concentrator
The CHI Lava Spin N Curl was on TV!

The CHI Lava Spin N Curl was on TV!

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The kids are back in school… Or they’re about to be.

To help moms stay stylish… Style Expert Elizabeth Jones IS HERE!

Tips to keep mom stylish and on point for the back to school year –

No need to sacrifice comfort for style – here are a few tips and tricks we have.

           1.    Stylish options for on the go

           2   Accessorize

           3   Keep a bag in your car with stylish accessories

           4.   Make shoes your statement while staying comfortable

           5.   Cut  down styling time

           6. Made to measure denim

           7.   Rock a hat

           8.   Use subscription services

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
  • 1-hour auto shut-off
  • Dual voltage
Adventured with The CHI Spin N Curl – CHI Spin N Curl Review

Adventured with The CHI Spin N Curl – CHI Spin N Curl Review

Time to be 100% honest with you guys. I tried the CHI spin and curl and grew SUPER frustrated! I just couldn’t get it! And I knew it works because my hair dresser used it on me with success. BUT- I was using it wrong.

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Hokay, so the first time I tried it it was a HUGE fail. I tried it for like three hours and all I gained was a slightly bent hair strand…

BUT! After failed attempts, numerous video tutorials and several DMs about it later, I GOT IT!

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I’LL BREAK DOWN THE PROCESS:

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Start with treated hair (ALWAYS spray heat protectant on hair you’re about to style.

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I separate my hair into two smaller sections-this makes it easier to manage.

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Separate your hair into smaller <1 inch sections, brush it out and place the small section in the device (no it won’t pull your hair- I promise).

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It’ll suck the hair strand into the curling area and 15-19 seconds later, the device will beep 4 times alerting you that the hair strand is ready to be released.

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One BIG problem I encountered was not putting this side towards my head 🤦🏻‍♀️

Just pull the device down to release the strand of hair. It’s not wound tight so you don’t have to pull hard.

Keep going around your head until all the hair is curled! Once I figured it out, it was SO easy.

Head to my IG and click on my beauty highlights to view the videos (my plug in for videos isn’t working for some reason).

It won’t pull or tangle your hair! The spin and curl will stop working and beep incessantly if you put too much hair into the device.

Want looser curls? Put more hair in the device (but still less than 1 inch!).

Since my hair is SUPER thick, it took a while to curl all of my hair. That being said, my arm usually gets tired from holding up the device-it didn’t!

Here’s a handy infographic about the pros and cons of the CHI Spin and Curl.

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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.

  • 1” Ceramic Rotating Barrel
  • 410°F Maximum Temperature
  • Directional Buttons (L or R)
  • Tangle Protection
  • Includes Pre-set Temperatures:
  • Includes Adjustable Heat-Up Time
  • Temperature Display
  • Beep Alert
  • Auto Temperature Lock
  • 1-Hour Auto Shut Off
  • 9 ft Swivel Cord
  • Dual Voltage
  • 2-year Limited Warranty
Shanika Kynard – Vida Fitness Personal Trainer – Features CHI Hairstyling Iron

Shanika Kynard – Vida Fitness Personal Trainer – Features CHI Hairstyling Iron

What’s in My Gym Bag: Vida Fitness Personal Trainer Shanika Kynard

Who: Shanika Kynard
Does: Vida Fitness group programs manager, pole fitness director, and trainer
Approach to fitness: “I believe every day is an opportunity to make life better. Every class or training session I teach is an opportunity for me to inspire someone to be better than they were yesterday. My participants describe my classes as a de-stressing, result-oriented, fun, high-energy, engaging, and challenging—with a bomb music playlist.

“With 10 years in the fitness industry, I have taught several thousand classes, been certified in multiple formats, and trained several hundred personal training clients. Before I fell in love with fitness, I was 60-pounds heavier and not interested in anybody’s workout tip. One day at a time, I began to change my habits and have never looked back. I sincerely believe if I can do it, then there is nothing that can stop you.”

Flat Iron

Kynard carries around this Chi hair straightener for touch-ups on-the-go. Chi Expert Classic Tourmaline Ceramic 1″ Flat Iron; $110; Amazon

CHI Tourmaline Ceramic Hairstyling Iron 1″

CHI Style Series Tourmaline Ceramic Hairstyling Iron 1″ utilizes the latest innovative technology combining Tourmaline Ceramic with even heat distribution, producing and exceptionally high amount of negative ions and Far Infrared which reduce static electricity for that perfect style. Hair is left smooth and silky with an unparalleled shine. This Classic Hair styling Iron is ideal for all your hairstyle needs. Now you can straighten, smooth, curl, wave, spiral, flip, and bend. Just Use your Imagination and create your own personal flair.

Features:

  • 1” Curved Floating Plates
  • 410°F Maximum Temperature
  • 30-second Quick Heat Up
  • Adjustable Temperature Dial
  • 1-hour Auto Shut Off
  • 9 ft Swivel Cord
  • Dual Voltage
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

Benefits:

  • Reduces Frizz & Static
  • Adds Exceptional Shine
  • Versatile Styling: Smooth, Curl and Flip
Byrdie – Features CHI Silk Infusion

Byrdie – Features CHI Silk Infusion

Watching silk press videos is on my list of most satisfying things. But since I went natural, it was something I swore I would never do as a way to defy beauty standards placed on me. I grew up getting a press and curl, then graduated to a relaxer, and next thing I knew I was rocking my 4c hair without apology. Making that transition wasn’t easy because I was so used to seeing my beauty through the lens of having straight, reasonably long hair.

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I am still asked more often than I’d like, “When are you going to straighten your hair?” I’ve even heard, “You used to be so pretty with straight hair,” as if once I went natural, any ounce of beauty they thought I possessed went out of the window. 

As I started working on this story, I realized silk-pressing isn’t me giving into European beauty standards—it’s simply a way of trying something new, and actually, maintaining my hair’s health along the way. Le’Ana McKnight of West Hollywood’s Stylist Lee Studios, says, “One can receive a silk press every three to four months to maintain the health of their hair and to retain length without heat damage.”

So, what exactly is a silk press?

“The term silk press has been around forever, but the method received its name from a play-on-words: using a pressing comb and having the ability to see an individual’s hair go from a coily to a silky look in one sitting without the use of chemicals or hair smoothers,” says McKnight.

I sat down at Stylist Lee’s West Hollywood studio and got my hair pressed for the first time in over five years. Below is the before, and I can’t wait for you to see the after!

Step 1: Cleansing 

Starting with a clean, hydrated canvas is key for a silk press with shine and bounce.

“Before beginning a silk press, you should scratch any excess skin or flakes from the scalp—this will allow for a cleaner base and healthier scalp,” says Lee. “When shampooing, it’s great to start with a mild clarifying shampoo to remove clogs, dirt, and oils.”

Then, follow with a sulfate-free hydrating shampoo to hydrate your hair without drying out your curls.

Step 2: Deep Condition

As someone with chronically dry hair (thanks L.A.), a deep condition is always a step for me in my weekly washday, and Lee agrees. “You should always do a deep conditioning treatment for 20-30 minutes under a dryer or steamer before any heat styling, and rinse with cool water to seal the cuticles.”

There are two new deep conditioners I’ve added to my wash day routine to try something new, and though they’re at different price points, I have been impressed by both. First up is Tgin’s Honey Miracle Mask. With over five-hundred reviews and a 4.5-star rating, I think this mask is worth a try. Ouidad’s Curl Immersion Triple Treat Deep Conditioner is another one of my latest additions that made my coils feel smooth post-conditioning.

Step 3: Blow Dry 

Before we started the blow-drying process, Lee applied a leave-in conditioner followed by Chi’s alcohol-free Silk Infusion Silk Reconstructing Complex. “The great thing about natural hair is you can approach it so many different ways,” says Lee. “I use a comb attachment for my blow dryer when stretching the hair. The comb attachment helps with stretching, detangling, and drying all at the same time, but still leaving your hair with volume.”

If you’re looking for an at-home option, Revlon’s One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler has made a big splash in the natural hair community.

Step 4: Trim

You all remember those split, dry ends I talked about? Well, we got rid of those. As Lee was trimming my ends, I told her that I do home trims with any scissors I can find: kitchen scissors, dull old scissors, or any version of a scissor that isn’t made for use on the hair. “A trim is a trim right?” I said. Lee vehemently disagreed. “No, you should invest in a pair of $30 shears, not scissors, but shears because you could be doing your hair more harm than good not using tools sharp enough for hair.”

Step 5: Press

In silk-pressing videos, I’ve always seen stylists use a flat iron, but Lee used a tiny pressing comb and followed-up with a flat iron to prevent having to do multiple passes on my hair: meaning, taking a flat iron over my hair more than once to smooth the hair. “The-Stylist-Lee version of a silk press is done with a good ol’ fashioned pressing comb—the kind your Granny used to use,” she said proudly (though she doesn’t recommend using a pressing comb at home). 

Since I haven’t had my hair straightened in years, I was worried about heat damage. Lee reassured me adding, “Most heat damage is preventable, ss long as you maintain your conditioning treatments and don’t use heat daily. I always like to test my irons on my hand before applying heat on hair, or you can test yours on a napkin.” Since we aren’t pros, she recommends using this scale: “For someone who has fine hair, use heat 275-310°F; for medium hair, 310-390 °F, and for coarser hair types, 400-420 °F.”

When I was straightening my hair regularly, by day four or five, my hair was oily and flat. Using a dry shampoo wasn’t an option because the selection for black hair was limited. But thankfully, with the beauty boom, things are shifting. If you have deep-hued hair, Moroccanoil makes a Dry Shampoo for Dark Tones and comes highly-rated by consumers.

Now, that we’re pressed and ready to roll, how long will this style last?

 “For someone who’s never received a silk press, the style may last a week. But, for someone who’s hair is trained and has had several silk presses, they may have a different experience,” says Lee. She also recommends what black girls already know: wrapping your hair before applying your scarf at night. Lee says, “This will keep split ends minimized, help the hair retain moisture, and preserve your style.”

After my silk press was done, I loved how great my hair looked and felt.

My split ends were gone, my hair was hydrated, and I got a chance to try something I thought I’d given up years ago. The one thing this experience taught me is there is no right or wrong in how you choose to wear your hair: Do what works for you. 

CHI Silk Infusion

 

CHI Silk Infusion Silk Reconstructing Complex is a rich leave-in treatment enriched with silk, wheat, and soy proteins that will penetrate and help strengthen the hair, providing incredible softness, manageability and shine without build up.

Key Benefits:

  • Adds moisture and shine
  • Leave-in alcohol free reconstructing treatment
  • Enriched with pure natural silk, wheat and soy proteins
  • Protects the hair against thermal styling and the environment
  • Suitable for all hair types

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How to Balance Moisture and Protein in Black Hair – Features CHI Keratin Mist

How to Balance Moisture and Protein in Black Hair – Features CHI Keratin Mist

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You know that your hair needs both moisture and protein, but when it comes to how much or how often you need them, you might be at a loss. Unfortunately, there’s no magic formula that can determine how much moisture and protein your tresses need. Add factors like chemical processes, daily styling routines, and even porosity, and you can see why it’s not that simple.

Here’s how to determine general guidelines on how to create a good moisture/protein balance for you.

How Much Moisture Does Black Hair Need?

Black hair needs moisture, and usually lots of it. The tendency for black hair to be dry by nature means that you should be proactive in adding and retaining moisture for optimal hair health. You add moisture in several ways:

  • Cleansing
  • Conditioning
  • Deep conditioning

Regular exposure to water maintains softness, which is why regular cleansing is key. Add conditioning after each shampoo, and deep conditioning at least twice per month, and you have a good start at well-moisturized tresses.

However, you’ll probably find moisturizing treatments throughout the week helpful as well. Creams, oils, and lotions help seal in moisture, which is why it’s best to apply these products to damp hair. Water or water-based products are the best foundation for that. Depending on your hair’s unique makeup, you might find daily moisturizing necessary, or once-a-week applications may be more than enough. You may also find your moisture needs change throughout the year, so be prepared to tweak your routine as required.

When it comes to moisture, everyone needs it.

Does Your Hair Need Protein?

Hair is made up of protein, so yes, you need it, but maybe not as much as you think. Protein strengthens the hair, but treatments are often drying, so you don’t want to overdo them. You need more protein if your tresses are:

  • Relaxed
  • Heat styled frequently
  • Colored
  • Damaged

Just because you need more protein doesn’t mean you need a lot of it. Light protein in the form of a leave-in conditioner may be enough. For most women, the only time an intense product (like ApHogee Two-Step Protein Treatment) is required is due to severe damage and breakage (i.e., a relaxer gone wrong). Otherwise, any of these products should provide enough protein on an occasional basis, about once or twice per week or less. You can find them at major retailers like Target or Walmart, and beauty supply stores or chains like Sally.

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CHI Keratin Mist

Leave-in strengthening treatment that helps provide hair with strength, protection, and softness.

  • Protects the hair from daily use of thermal tools
  • Infuses hair with proteins
  • Evens the porosity of the hair shaft

Spray evenly throughout the hair and leave in. Proceed with styling.

What if you don’t color, chemically process or heat style your hair at all? Your protein needs are much less than someone who does. You may find you never need to apply additional protein to your hair, and that’s fine.

Follow Protein With Moisture

Anytime you apply an intense protein treatment, you must follow up with a deeply moisturizing conditioner. If you don’t, you run the risk of brittle, damaged hair, which is exactly what you’re trying to fix or prevent in the first place.

As a general guideline, start by making sure your hair gets twice as many moisturizing treatments as protein. Women who do a lot to their hair probably need weekly protein, but not intense ones. This means you have to deep condition your hair frequently, as well.

It’s not always easy finding a good moisture-protein balance, but when you’re familiar with your hair and its needs, you’ll know when to add or cut back on the various components required for healthy tresses.

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Perfect Curls With CHI Lava Spin N Curl

Perfect Curls With CHI Lava Spin N Curl

Y’all know I love my curls. I love them even more when my hair is longer, if only it would grow a little faster. Side note, remind me never to cut it short again.

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It doesn’t seem to matter whether I curl my hair with a curling iron, wand, or flat iron – the result is essentially the same. So, what makes the difference for me, is which one is the fastest and the easiest. In comes the CHI LAVA Spin N Curl.

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CHI Lava Spin N Curl

My first thought when I saw this – it’s a rat’s nest waiting to happen. I didn’t see how this thing was going to magically suck my hair into it and create a curl, but it does. It curls beautifully, without tangles, rat’s nests and I don’t know if I want to use my other curling irons anymore.

How to Curl Your Hair With the CHI Lava Spin N Curl

I was really intimidated, but after that first curl, I was just impressed. So here’s how to use the Spin-N-Curl.

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First, I put a pea-size amount of CHI Silk Infusion through my dry hair. I have fine hair, so I didn’t want to use a lot – depending on your hair texture, you may want to use more.

Spray With Heat Protection Spray

Next, I sprayed my hair with CHI 44 Iron Guard. You can spray this on each section before each pass of the iron, or if you like the fast route like me, just spray it all over your hair before curling.

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Work in One Inch Sections

Start by grabbing a section of hair, no wider than an inch. I grabbed about an inch. Then place the hair into the open part of the iron, with the flat part facing your head. I wasn’t sure if it matters where the hair landed in the iron or whether it was at the top or the bottom. It doesn’t matter. You can place it literally anywhere and the iron sucks it up.

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Press the Curl Button

Then you just press a button, there are two depending on the direction you want the iron to curl. Hold the iron until a beep tells you to release it, then pull it down.

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Just Repeat

Continue curling in one-inch sections, all of your head of course. I even went back after and did another layer with the top pieces of my hair.

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Bouncy Curls

Then you’ll have tight bouncy curls. Which is pretty, but not my style. So, I spray my hair down with hairspray and brush out the curls to soften them.

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Other Things to Know

The iron has adjustable heat, I used it on the medium setting. You can also adjust the time it will sit in your hair, 15 seconds for fine hair like mine and up to 19 seconds for coarse hair. There is also tangle protection!

Trust me, if you want easy curls, anyone can do, give this iron a try!

-Brooke

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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. Hair is drawn into the heat isolating curl chamber and timed to create lively, shiny curls and waves every time!

Products To Help Bring Lifeless Hair Back To Life – Features CHI Aloe Vera Oil

Products To Help Bring Lifeless Hair Back To Life – Features CHI Aloe Vera Oil

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Everything you need to help make your hair bouncy, shiny, hydrated, and full of life.

7. CHI Curls Defined Aloe Vera Oil reduces the loss of moisture of dehydrated hair strands to keep them smooth, shiny, and bouncy — rain or shine.

 

CHI Aloe Vera

Promising review: “I used this oil even when I have straight hair since I liked the concept of organic aloe vera oil, after the first use my hair feels so soft and my dry ends look more healthy. On the plus side, my hair looks like if I used the wand to make some nice waves. I really love this product!!! It’s amazing!!” — Sandra

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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.

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

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UPDATE YOUR CURL GAME – Curling Iron Giveaway – Features CHI Spin N Curl

UPDATE YOUR CURL GAME – Curling Iron Giveaway – Features CHI Spin N Curl

Curling your hair can be a chore and one that can go off track real quick if you aren’t using the right tool for the look you want to achieve. Keep in mind that every head of hair will take curl differently, and factors like thickness, texture and even COLOR play a role in how your curls will turn out. Take a look at 5 awesome tools to achieve perfect curls, and grab a few of my expert tips in the video below. [video also here on youtube]

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Tools to try:

Auto Curler- Easy Auto Spiral Curls with built-in timer CHI Spin n Curl

There’s no ‘right or wrong’ with any of these, you just need to pick the type of curl that speaks to you most, and then also adjust the size of the barrel for your length of hair and how tight or loose you want your curls.

Here are a few other curling tips to consider:

Tip #1 – Go back to basics; section your hair into smaller workable sections and keep your timing consistent on each curl to avoid too much variation or possible scorching.

Tip #2 – Start with clean hair, prep the hair with a heat protectant and be sure to finish with a nice hair spray to preserve your work. If your hair is slippery and falls flat, try spraying in a texture spray to give your hair some grit before curling. like this one

Tip #3 – Cool the curls twice as long as you heat them before brushing or tugging to lock in the curls for a longer period of time.

Tip #4 – Sleep with curls in loose braids or stacked in a loose bun on top of your head, so you can refresh them in the morning without having to start all over again

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***GIVEAWAY***

Be sure you head over to my Instagram and enter to win your own CHI Spin n Curl gizmo before the end of August.

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CHI Spin N Curl – Ruby Red

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.

Official Top Flat Irons and Straighteners to Purchase in 2019

Official Top Flat Irons and Straighteners to Purchase in 2019

There are a few essential tools we all need in our beauty arsenal, one of which is a flat iron. Used in a number of ways, a flat iron is a versatile tool that can transform your entire look. Whether you have curly, wavy, or straight hair, flat irons and straighteners come to the rescue on days when unruly hair needs to be tamed. But how does one determine which one is right for you and your hair? Rank & Style. That’s how. To help you find the best straightening tools the web has to offer, we turned to our data-driven algorithm. Whether you’re looking for the highest quality iron or one that packs a punch while staying under budget, we’ve rounded up 10 of the best flat irons and straighteners for you to shop from. Thick hair, thin hair, wavy, or curly, there’s a straightener here for every hair type to achieve their desired #hairgoal. Shop our 10 best flat irons and straighteners of 2019 to find your new favorite styling tool for getting smooth, sleek, and shiny strands in a flash.

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CHI G2 CERAMIC AND TITANIUM HAIRSTYLING IRON

LOVED FOR: Titanium infused ceramic plates guarantee you’ll hair will remain straight, smooth, frizz-free, and shiny all day long.

USERS SAID: “Love this straighter! I typically buy cheap straighteners but decided to splurge since I use it every day and I can tell a huge difference in quality! My hair feels way more soft and healthy!”

  • 370°F
  • 1.25″ plates
  • Dual voltage
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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.

Tame Your Unruly Hair With the CHI Lava Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

Tame Your Unruly Hair With the CHI Lava Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

Where are my curly, wavy-haired friends today? I’m here with my hand raised too and as much as I love my curls, more often than not they are so unruly that I prefer to straighten my hair.
 
I’ve been straightening my hair long before flat irons were a thing. When I was younger, I used curling irons to take the curl OUT of my hair! 
 
After years and years of heat exposure, I’m so excited to use a new tool that is not going to cause more damage to my hair.
Chi was kind enough to send me the new Chi Lava Volcanic Ceramic Hairstyling Iron to try out and I am extremely impressed! It sells for $159.99 which is a pretty average price point for high-end hair tools. This flat iron is the flat iron that will ruin all other flat irons for you and I’m it’s the newest fan. It heats up quickly, does not burn my hands and leaves my hair so very silky.
 
Chi is an amazing company with high standards and a commitment to excellence as well as the environment. Their innovative products are game-changers in this market!

 

VOLCANIC LAVA CERAMIC PLATES

 
The power of CHI Ceramic infused with volcanic lava derived from lava rocks provides gentle consistent heat during styling. This combination allows styling at lower than normal temperature producing less damage to the hair while offering smooth, shiny results.
 
  • Volcanic lava powders offer extreme durability
  • The mineral helps strengthens the hair
  • Produces Ions infusing hair hydration and shine
You’ll notice it says you will not have to use as high of a heat setting to achieve the same result. This is very true. In the past, I have had to crank the heat to the max just to get through my hair. With the Chi Volcanic Lava flat iron, I can lower the heat which helps to protect my hair from damage. 
 
Achieving this look did not take long at all. I use big clips and clip up portions of hair, leaving small sections to straighten. Because the flat iron is so effective, I did not have to go over and over the same section of hair! I think I’m going to be quite spoiled now.
 
I can’t sing its praises enough. If you’ve been looking for a new flat iron, I give this one two very enthusiastic thumbs up! I can’t wait to try more styles like the popular flat iron curls you’ve seen pop up in ads. 

CHI Lava Ceramic Hairstyling Iron – PRO

 

Features:

  • 1” Volcanic ceramic plates
  • Digital and adjustable temperature display
  • Maximum temperature of up to 450°F/232°C
  • Quick heat up
  • 11 ft. cord
  • Dual voltage
New ULTA Products July 2019 – Features CHI Aloe Vera Conditioner

New ULTA Products July 2019 – Features CHI Aloe Vera Conditioner

Sheet masks. Next-level mascara. SPF setting spray. These aren’t just the summer essentials for anyone with a beauty routine and a beach trip on the horizon. They’re also just three of many, many new products launching at Ulta this month; don’t you just love when the timing is perfect? Truthfully, I can almost never keep up with the store’s revolving door of newness, but I think I’ve got a handle on it this time around.

Some will hardly surprise you, like Stila’s newest mascara. It has a special Curl Flex technology for lashes that look as good as falsies with half the effort. And I’m personally excited about CHI debuting a range that finally caters to textured hair with natural ingredients. On the other end of the spectrum are a couple of brands making their Ulta debut, including a cult-favorite from Canada. Keep scrolling to see it all.

CHI Curls Defined Detangling Conditioner

You may know the brand best by its fleet of game-changing hot tools, but don’t sleep on its curly girl essentials. CHI just launched a new 7-piece line for textured hair called CHI Aloe Vera with Agave Nectar and its hero ingredients promise to soften and de-frizz strands without compromising definition.

Best Hair Care Products on Amazon – Features CHI Silk Fusion

Best Hair Care Products on Amazon – Features CHI Silk Fusion

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As much as we love a good Sephora run, there’s just something so satisfying about purchasing beauty essentials on Amazon. Not only does the e-tailer provide you with hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of user reviews that the department store aisles can’t, but it also means you can conveniently browse the beauty market from the comfort of your own couch. To top it all off, you can start reaping the benefits of your order as soon as tomorrow thanks to Amazon’s ultra-fast shipping. We could pretty much go on and on about why we’re obsessed, but we’ll go ahead and cut to the chase. Below, we’ve rounded up the 10 best hair care products on Amazon, from a game-changing spray that literally blocks out humidity to a cult-favorite serum that works wonders on all hair types. Each one of the following products is backed by our trusty algorithm that bases its selections on user reviews, editorial mentions, best-seller lists, and more. Keep scrolling to discover the Top 10 hair care products on Amazon and shop your faves before they sell out, because—trust us—they will.

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Whether it’s from one-too-many salon treatments or a little too much heat styling, we all suffer from dry, damaged hair from time to time. CHI’s Silk Infusion reconstructs the damage while adding softness, manageability, and shine without any buildup.

USERS SAID: “This is amazing. It smells great and doesn’t leave your hair feeling dirty or oily, yet still gives it that silky-smooth feel. I run it through my hair just before I blow dry, and it has been BUNNY soft.”

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CHI Silk Infusion

  • Adds moisture and shine
  • Leave-in alcohol-free reconstructing treatment
  • Enriched with pure natural silk, wheat, and soy proteins
  • Protects the hair against thermal styling and the environment
  • Suitable for all hair types
Bravo TV Celebrity Hairstylist uses CHI Silk Infusion

Bravo TV Celebrity Hairstylist uses CHI Silk Infusion

Naomie Olindo had specific criteria when it came to picking out her Southern Charm Season 6 reunion dress, as she explains in the video above. While the boutique owner says her dress is “nothing crazy,” the whole look with her hair and makeup is a total knockout.

Fortunately for us, the Bravo-beloved glam team of makeup artist Caroline Blanchard and hairstylist Julius Michael just spilled the exact products they used for Naomie’s pretty-in-hot-pink look, from those voluminous lashes to her sleek high ponytail.

“The whole creativity begins right from, ‘OK, what are you wearing,” Blanchard explained in an interview with Page Six Style, explaining that she wanted to complement Naomie’s L’abeye dress without matching it exactly. “I didn’t want to have fuchsia eyes, fuchsia dress, and so it worked for me to try and find a balance where I could pick up on hints of the color,” she said. Read on for tips on how to channel Naomie’s reunion glam.

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Hair

To recreate what Naomie called “the sassiest pony I’ve ever had,” make like Michael and use CHI Silk Infusion Silk Reconstructing Complex for shine, followed by CHI Infra Texture Hair Spray and CHI Shine Infusion Hair Shine Spray. He also used Hidden Crown Hair Extensions and a Pulleez ponytail holder. 

Even Naomie wants to try to steal these pros’ techniques. “Already tried to redo the hair and makeup myself but of course ended up looking like a dingus,” she joked on Instagram.

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Foundation, Blush, and Highlighter

Blanchard prepped Naomie’s skin with Guinot’s Hydrazone Fluid Cream. “I’m not a major primer fan. Moisturizers are my fav because they don’t change the texture of foundation,” she explained on Instagram. For foundation, she turned to Georgio Armani. For a healthy glow, Blanchard applied blush via NARS Exposed Cheek Palette and then dusted Naomie’s face with Thrive Causemetics Cosmo Power 3D Strobing Highlighter. 

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Eyes

Naomie’s delicate smoky eye is a blend of pinks and purples, starting with a metallic deep purple liner. Blanchard used Urban Decay Sparkle Out Loud 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Viper. Those fluttery lashes are courtesy of Huda Beauty Classic False Lashes.

Lips

Before applying lip gloss, Blanchard gave Naomie a simple and pretty nude pink pout by painting on Two Faced Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick. 

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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. It provides a 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
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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 looser 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.
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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 hairstylist, 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.

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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 by 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.

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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 a 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

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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. The 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.

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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.

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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.
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

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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.

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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.

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CHI Aloe Vera Humidity Resistant Leave-In Conditioner

Climate control formula resists humidity and conditions to tame dryness and frizz. It 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 everyday 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 hairdryer… we all know how that goes. Making an investment in a hairdryer 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 a 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.

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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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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 those 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 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 read 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
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 was totally worth the splurge. Here are the results:

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

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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.

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CHI Dry Shampoo

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

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CHI Dry Shampoo

The 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
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 hairstyling. 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 the 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.

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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.

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CHI Dry Shampoo

A 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

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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 hairstyling 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.  

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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.

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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. 

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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
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