Controlling Frizz on Curly Styles

This video gives some top frizz fighting tips!

For more tips and tricks on banishing frizz, check out this article: Frizz Fighting Tips That Work!

-StraightBelle

Celeb Style: America Ferrera

America FerreraThe whole world is in agreement, this Betty’s not ugly! America Fererra is a beautiful girl with a head of lovely, thick, healthy hair. To get hair smooth like hers, try the Maxiglide Flat Iron. The steamburst technology will ensure those ends don’t get dried and fried and the ceramic detangling pins will really go to work smoothing out every last bit of texture in your hair leaving soft, straight locks. America the beautiful!

Celebrity Hairstyles: Vintage Hollywood Glam

Today’s stylish celebrities love to channel glamour goddesses of yesteryear with “Old Hollywood” inspired hairstyles. This slide show features today’s hair style divas along with a few originals from Hollywood’s golden age. Check out some of our favorite stars such as Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lopez, Kate Bosworth, Gwen Stefani, Natalie Portman and Paris Hilton and their Audrey Hepburn, Veronica Lake, Faye Dunaway (and more!) vintage inspired styles.

-CurlyBelle

Creating a Flirty, Fun, Tousled Flip Hairstyle

An easy step by step video showing you how to create a flirty and fun, tousled flip hairstyle with Nexxus products and celebrity hairstylist Roy Teeluck. We love this look for spring!

StyleBell’s Top 5 Favorite Flat Irons

People love to corner me and ask me lots of flat iron questions, and I’m always happy to answer them. Being one of the lucky few who gets to test drive almost all of the hair straighteners on the market, I have acquired a lot of street cred in the hair appliance market, and with curly hair like mine, I really put every flat iron to the test.

In the flat iron world, not all flat irons are created equally and everyone’s hair straightening needs differ based on hair type and texture – yep, we’ve written about this before in our Flat Iron Buying Guide 101.

But, if you really want to use the benchmark my friends use – “if this flat iron can straighten your curly mop, it can straighten mine!” – my top five flat iron picks would have to be:

1- GHD MK4 1-inch Flat Iron – pure Ceramic power and technology – this iron gets my hair the GHD Flat Iron mk4straightest it can be and frizz is no longer an ”issue”. It also creates really believable curls if you practice. It’s a little pricey, but I love the bells and whistles: Dual voltage, stronger cable, auto shut off ‘sleep mode’. Everyone knows I rave about the GHD MK4 iron – it’s THAT good. (Read a review)

2- Babyliss Pro Nano-Titanium 1-inch
Flat Iron – state of the art technology and a super smoothing Babyliss Flat Ironsurface to kill my curls and add lots of shine – the perfect combo! The Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium is actually longer than most flat irons and you’d think it would be hard to handle, but just the opposite, it smooths faster than ever and the shine is unbeatable. Bonus: It’s at a great price point and offers a killer 4 year warranty. Really, how can you go wrong? You can’t.

3- Maxiglide Flat Iron– Ok, I’ll start by saying this flat iron is not for everyone. It’s Maxiglide Flat Ironlarger than any flat iron you are probably used to and has these tiny detangling pins that take some getting used to. That being said, if you have thick, unruly, hard to straighten hair you know that using a flat iron will take some finesse. Once you master the Maxiglide, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. This iron gets my thick massive mop silky. Yep, silky. (Read a review)

4- FHI Platform 1-inch Flat Iron – Another iron on the pricier side, but I think the FHI 1 inch Platform Flat IronFHI Platform is worth every penny when you see the results. Sleek with a capital S and the Ceramic Tourmaline and Titanium Technology eliminates toxins in the hair and really brings out the shine. Style sighting: This iron has also been spotted backstage at a lot of fashion shows too.

5- HAI Convertable 1-1/4 inch Flat Iron – My stylist loves this iron – mainly Hai Flat Iron Convertablebecause she can straighten my hair fast and I don’t have to sit there forever! One of the best flat irons for transforming my hair from curly to super straight, the Hai Convertable manufacturers also just increased the warranty to 3 years – SWEET!

Celebrity Hairstyles: Jessica Simpson

This hairstyle gallery features some of our favorite Jessica Simpson hairstyles of all time – and there are lots of them! Some with her own Hairdo hair extensions (with Ken Paves), some without – all are fab!

Iron Deficiency and Hair Loss

The hair care industry is a billion dollar industry. A perm, relaxer or color ranges in price from $65 to over $100 and most women get their hair retouched every 2-3 months. That’s a lot of money spent per year!

The models that grace the pages of magazines and on television commercials shaking their heads to show off their fabulous locks is one of the major reasons that the industry is doing so well. Women want to look their best and will find any means to do so. Why wouldn’t anyone want to look fabulous! We see our favorite celebrities do it so why not us?

However, there is one area of the hair industry that is not publicized as much, and that is hair loss in women, which has become very common in many women. This can be an incredibly devastating experience for many women. The loss of hair can lead to feelings of embarrassment and shame.

A three-year study of women suffering from loss of hair in the late 1990’s had identified iron deficiency as the cause of hair loss in 72% of pre-menopausal women. This loss of iron could lead to anemia. But women should not wait for their doctor to diagnose them with having anemia (defined as too little iron in the blood). They should focus on maintaining a healthy diet.

Here are some recommendations:

Try to get your recommended daily iron intake. Some women with iron deficiency have experienced many strands and sometimes handfuls of hair going down the drain when washing their hair and they were not pregnant (note: pregnancy can sometimes cause premature loss of hair).

So, your best bet is to avoid these nightmarish experiences and increase your iron intake on a daily basis. Make sure your diet contains enough meat, fish, eggs, cereals, peas and beans. Try eating more dried fruits, legumes and dark leafy greens, which are very high in iron content.

If you are experiencing hair loss, contact your doctor immediately. If you are taking any medications your doctor should be able to determine if this may be the cause.

There are many factors which can cause hair loss, iron deficiency is only one of them.

-Janice Johnson, founder of the Curly Hair Salon and editor of the Curly Hair Guide

P.S. There are plenty of women suffering from hair loss, don’t be ashamed! If your bald spots are showing, conceal them! We conceal our zits don’t we? Check out Toppik – it’s an easy and undetectable way to gain your look (and your confidence) back!