My own personal opinions on metal brushes are not very favorable, throughout my career, I have seen some of the damage that a metal brush can do to finer soft hair.
Granted, most Asian hair can handle almost anything, so the typical coarse Asian hair could handle the way the the brush heats up while it is styling the hair, but If you don’t have the heavy coarse hair then do yourself a favor and avoid it. As the metal heats up, it is too extreme for finer hair textures to handle especially on a regular basis, It can cause damage, snappage and split ends throughout the hair shaft.
WEN – Cleansing Conditioners
This line of products was developed by Chaz Dean, who specializes in color in LA, he developed them without any harsh chemicals which normally leave the hair looking lifeless and limp.
I’m recommending this line as I had just posted an article about not shampooing hair and just using conditioner, this line of products are based on this whole idea.
I have tried this product and have found it to leave the hair with a great texture. I tried a couple of the different types, one being perfect and the other being a little on the heavy side. So the secret is to find the one most suitable for you. They even have a trial package of all of the different types which is great so you can try them all out before deciding.
Wen’s line of cleansing conditioners…..
This has absolutely NOTHING to do with hair but my only excuse is.. it was found in a hair magazine and i found it so amusing that I had to share it with you all……
Lip Plumping Technology Guaranteed To Make Your Lips Fuller And Sexier, Instantly.
No injections, no pain, no nonsense tingling cream.
Most beauty experts agree that plump lips are the most important feature for a young and attractive look. CosmeSearch, Inc, a leader in innovative beauty products, has invented a new lip plumping and enhancing system. Here is how it works: Micro Collagen Plumping Balm will penetrate and hydrate the lips. The Plumping Device gently activates molecules, dramatically increases lip size by plumping up lips naturally. Fuller lips don’t have to cost a fortune.
Roux – Fanci-Full:
My big surprise favorite product of the moment is the Roux -Fancifull Color Mousse.
For those of you who have been around awhile, this was the product that little old ladies used to use to give the blue, pink, purple rinses… punky grannies! It used to come in a hair setting lotion form and now comes in the form of a mousse.
I used it initially to tone my blonde streaky bits that turned too gold in the sun, but was so surprised to find this stuff actually gives the hair a great piecey texture and gives me quite abit of body too. Very easy to use becos you would towel dry, put some onto your hands and rub into the blonde parts and that’s it. Heres a pic of my hair the day after I slept on it.
TIGI Catwalk – Curls Rock:
I found this product for Amplifying Curls to be pretty good . The consistency is soft enough that it is easy to spread throughout the head evenly, altho I would avoid putting it too close to the roots as it might cling it together too much. It definitely holds the curl well but may be too heavy on finer hair. The end result leaves the hair a little on the hard side until it is shaken loose, but the curls/waves are definitely more precise and pronounced.
As promised…. here are the before and after photos of the Brazilian Straightener by Lucky and Jodi from Dekko Salon.
Aghhhh! I’ve just been attacked by a curling iron!! A Triple Barrel one to be precise.
So, this is the crazy result of using the Hot Tools Pro curling iron!! I was curious about this one and how it would work, so I took the irons and with no products on my hair before or after, I went about and sloppily ironed medium sized sections throughout my head. What was crazy was that I felt no real effort was put into it on my behalf, there was no combing of the hair and sections and I didn’t hold the iron on each section for too long and within 25minutes I had a full mane of wild hair which looked like I slaved over it the night before by carefully braiding it to sleep on.I loved the look and went to sleep on it, the next day the waves were still there and they lasted me throughout the day at work. This picture was taken at the end of the day!! I would definitely recommend this iron just to have fun with, it works if you want to look as crazy as I do.
There’s no shortage of choice for the Triple Barrel Iron but here’s a few to check out: Hot Tools Pro, Chi Auto Digital Ceramic Waver, Conair Pro Triple Barrel Babyliss Pro, Revlon 3 Barrel.
Just read an article on this new hair dryer, It looked interesting enough altho I have never tried it.
Its the Remington Airwave. It has some weird tubular attachment to it that twirls the hair around while its drying. It claims to give you the look of messy beachy hair as in Gisele Bundchen or Blake Lively.
The instructions tell you to use product when the hair is damp and then split the hair up into 1″ sections, put each section into the tube and go up and down the piece of hair. The tube will swirl and twirl the hair around creating twisted pieces of hair. Once the whole head is complete and dry, you would then separate the sections to give it a fluffier look.
I guess my interest level is perked enough to go out and buy one (available in Drugstores for $30) just to try it out and give you a proper personal review, on Asian hair. Meanwhile if anyone has tried this leave us a comment.
It may seem strange to you that the first product I’m gonna review isn’t exactly a hair product, (well, not the hair on top of the head anyway), but I just felt the need to share with you all as soon as possible………
Were talking about eyelash hair, I have to go on the record to promote an amazing treatment that leaves you with MASSIVE long lashes!!
The Product – Lilash – one of many brands that claim to give you long luscious eyelashes, well, trust me, they were right, after using the stuff for 3 – 4 weeks, I watched, as my usual stumpy eyelashes grew and grew!!
We all know that Asian eyelashes fall way behind everyone else in the lush department, and I have tried everything from mascaras to fake lashes to individual lashes and perms,(Yes, abit obsessive I was) but no more, I have told ALL my friends and family and now everyone is happy with their ultra long lashes!
A product that actually works, and worth the US$119!! (on e-bay that is)
For more details visit http://www.lilash.com/