Ask US! Which CHI Hair Dryer Turbo or Nano?

CHI Hair Dryers, CHI Turbo vs CHI Nano

Hi StyleBell,
I am trying to decide between the chi turbo and the chi nano hairdryers. I currently have the turbo which I bought 2 1/2 years ago. I am having problems turning it on so I believe the switch is about to go. I need to get a replacement but I can’t decide bewteen the two. Any advice? Also can I use the diffuser from my old turbo on the nano? Thanks!
Thanks,
Christina

Hi Christina,
So here is the scoop on both of the CHI hairdryers. There is actually very little difference between the Chi Turbo and the CHI Nano (hush! don’t tell anyone). The Nano technology is one of the major differences between the two irons. Honestly it is the handle of the dryer that has the nano infused technology. This allows hair stylists to prohibit the spread of harmful bacteria between stylists. If you are the only user of this hair dryer honestly there is no need for it. The Nano hairdryer does have one more speed setting and an extra 100 watts of wattage. If I were you I would just stick with the CHI Turbo. I love that dryer! If you do decide to use the CHI Nano yes you should be able to use the diffuser.

Thanks,
StyleBell

How to Manage Curly Hair

Those curls those curls how do I manage those curls?  Is that your daily mantra?  Throw your flat irons in the garbage and cancel your Japanese straightening appointment!  Miyesha’s video will help you go au natural curly within weeks with these incredible curly hair management tips!

Tip 1:  Wash your hair once a week. Do not wash your hair daily as this will dry your hair out. Instead of washing rinse and condition daily.
Tip 2:  Change conditioner brands. Hair tends to get used to hair products and switching them will keep your hair looking its best
Tip 3:  Lightly towel dry your hair.
Tip 4:  Always use a diffuser when blow drying your hair. A diffuser will limit the hair dryer’s air flow and concentrate the heat to help dry your hair. Every so often allow your hair to air dry.
Tip 5:  Use the Redken Anti Snap Extreme Leave In Treatment to help prevent breakage and keep hair healthy.
Tip 6:  Use the Redken Smooth Down Detangling Cream to polish hair and retain moisture.
Tip 7:  Use a mini curling iron, Hot Tools 3/8” Curling Iron, to help accentuate individual curls and create a polished look.

Three Quick Sexy Summer Hairstyles

Looking for a quick summer style that is super simple and super sexy?  Stylist Natasha Sunshine showcases how you too can create stunning summer hair.  With styles like the Malibu Twist, Hollywood Polish, and the Beverly Hills Ponytail all eyes will be on you this summer!  

 

Sun Protection For Your Hair?

fredericfekkaiSo you spend hours on the beach all lathered up in sunscreen (of course) protecting your skin from future cancer related ailments and it dawns upon you – Do I need something for my hair?  Your hair is largely comprised of dead cells, a fiber called keratinized protein. Although the cells are dead, yes you should always protect your hair. Sun damage not only affects your skin but your scalp and hair.   

David Evangelista, hair stylist extraordinaire, shares why we should always protection our hair from the damages of the sun. What about protecting your hair from chlorine and salt water? A resounding “Yes”! David’s simple solution, rinse your hair with water or club soda before taking the dive. We love at home solutions. Thanks David!

Check out David’s Segment on Sun Protection for your Hair

Style It: Hot Pink Hair Extensions

Avril LavigneDid you ever wonder how so many people get those chunky ‘highlights’ in vibrantly colored hues of pink, blue or purple? Do they dye their hair? Hmmm… some do for sure, but I’ll bet that most are using hair extensions. If you haven’t seen any gum ball inspired extensions in your local beauty supply store, don’t worry, just buy the lightest blonde you can find and dye them yourself. Yep, this video helps us channel our inner Macgyver to create the hottest trend around for a tiny bit of cash with a few quick tips. Sometimes all it takes is a glue gun and some inspiration! Thanks Monroemisfitmakeup for showing us the way, you’re an absolute rockstar!

Quick Tips for Frizz Free Curls

Curl divas can tame those coils in a frizz-free flash with these top tips from Christo for Jane TV. This video highlights when to use mousse vs. gel (I’m a mousse fan myself) and when not to touch those tendrils! Did you know that curls like to be left alone to do their own corkscrewing when wet? Yep, stay away.

Hair Color Inspiration from TIGI

Feel like changing your hair color? Sometimes we all want something a little different! If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than this video. The new hair color launch from TIGI features the latest hair color trends for the season. Warning, these aren’t your grandma’s colors, they are new, vibrant hues for when you really want to make a statement with your hair! Bye, bye flat color, hello brilliance. Thanks TIGI.

An Expert Tutorial on Tree Braids

Marquetta Breslin, from BraidsbyBreslin gives an awesome step-by-step tutorial on creating long, lustrous tree braids. We love how she breaks down each step so you can recreate this look at home. Enlist a friend (or two) to help with the braiding, those teeny, tiny strands take a looooong time to braid, but the results are worth it!

What you’ll need:

  • 18 inch hair extensions (wet and wavy hair is used in the video).
  • Duck bill clips – they really come in handy and can be used to comb, separate and secure the hair strands as you style.
  • Barbering strips to prevent fly aways while drying
  • Moisturizing oil or mousse to keep those strands smooth and silky
  • A Blow dryer
  • Lightweight gel to tuck in any strays

All set? Check out this video tutorial for the how-to: