Episode 105: How to flat Iron or straighten all hair types

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Episode 105: How to flat Iron or straightener all hair types
By Rico

Hello everybody! I know that trying to achieve that salon blowout or flat iron is enough to grab the whole bottle of Stella Rosa and find your best hat and say screw it! But I will walk you through how to achieve that smooth and silky flat iron with out frying your hair follicle and looking like an 80’s music video vixen.

1. Please understand that you cannot achieve a silky look with dirty hair. Please take the time to clean your hair and deep condition your hair to give a healthy layer of protectant to protect the hair cuticle. I would suggest Joico Smooth Cure or whatever sulfate free shampoo conditioner you prefer.
2. Proceed to blowing out your wet hair in sections to achieve a smooth surface to begin the flat iron process.
3. Now grab a serum or a protectant this creates a layer on the hair to assist in straightening it and creating a thermal bond that can keep lock in the heat from the flat iron in place to have a smooth finish.
4. Now just because your flat iron or hair straighter can get to and achieve a heat of 450 degrees does not mean that a daily usage of this high heat won’t damage the hair follicles. It can dry out the inside of the hair, which will start to be come unruly and dry to the touch. So thin or fine hair should be set to 150 – 200 degrees wavy or thicker hair should be around 200 – 300 degrees thick and coarse hair should be around 300-400 for an initial flat iron. For touch ups start off with 150 to 200 depending on your level of straightening and thickness.
5. Now a small flat iron 1’ to 2’ inches will allow you more styling and straightening control. So take small sections of hair and start at the scalp and slowly pass downward to the ends of the hair.
6. Now keep your hair in four sections starting in the back.
7. Do not spray or rub any oil product in hair before using the flat iron. The oils weigh down the hair and make it stringy instead of bouncy and vibrant.
8. Separate the sections no wider then the width of your flat iron. You do not want to have too much hair then you are not allowing the heat to properly straighten each strand.
9. Slowly make your way around your hair and began to flatten into your desired style.
10. To complete the style you can take a dime size amount of serum or spray a holding spray to control your style.

Now that it is all over looking at that hair shiny and bouncy makes it all worth it. Hey I say it’s 5 p.m. somewhere open that bottle and have a go.

Rico

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Episode 102: How to choose a ph level shampoo?

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Episode 102: How to choose a Ph level shampoo?

By Rico

Let’s attack the number one subject how do you pick the right Ph level shampoo for your hair or hair extensions? Understanding what kind of hair you have? Most Asian, Indian, and Peruvian hair types are naturally straight or slightly wavy hair types. Those hair types do not require to many hair products to maintain their natural luster and shine. In a nutshell what your natural hair may need is something totally different from what your hair extensions or wigs require to maintain shine and luster.

The acronym PH stands for potential hydrogen. The PH level is a reference to how many hydrogen ions are present in a substance. The PH level is used to indicate how much alkaline is in a substance or how acidic the substance is. Varying pH levels in shampoos have different effects on diffeerent hair types.

Most Asian, Indian, and Peruvian hair responds better to a low PH level shampoo. A good Ph level in a shampoo level is measured at a level 7 or below. Is the counter effect to prevent dull, dry brittle lifeless hair. It also preserves color treatments without stripping the shine off of the hair and helps them last a lot longer. Acidic shampoos also help add additional shine and maintain moisture without overly coating the hair and making it appear dull.

Top 5 picks

AG Hair Cosmetics Moisture & Shine Fast Food (sulfate-free) Ph 5

Joico Body Luxe Thickening PH 4.5

Kenra Clarifying Shampoo PH 4.5

Davines Well Being De Stress Muesli & Yogurt Shampoo PH 5.5

Joico K-Pak Reconstructor PH 4.5

List of shampoos with low PH levels

Joico K-Pak Reconstructor pH 4.5-5.5

Tresemme Antibreakage = 5.40

White Rain Extra Body = 5.35

Aubrey Organics Honey Suckle Rose Conditioner = 5

Tresemme Naturals Moisturizing Conditioner = 5

Luster’s S-Curl Activator and Moisturizer = 5.5

Suave Humectant Conditioner = 4.5

ORS replenishing 5

Yes to Cucumbers Color care leave-in 5

Yes to Carrots pampering hair mud 5

Kiss My Face Whenever Shampoo: btwn 4.0 and 5.0

Aubrey Organics White Camellia Conditioner: btwn 4.0 & 5.0

Aubrey Organics Honey suckle Rose Conditioner: btwn 5.0 & 6.0

Oyin handmade Honey Hemp Conditioner: btwn 4.0 and 5.0

Jessicurl Too Shea Extra Moisturizing Conditioner: btwn 4.0 and 5.0

Jessicurl Aloeba Daily Conditioner: btwn 4.0 and 5.0

Curls Curly Q’s Coconut Dream Moisturizing Conditioner: 5.0

Millscreek Botanicals Biotin Cond.: btwn 5.0 & 6.0

Aphogee Keratin 2 Min Reconstructor: btwn 5.0 & 6.0

Taliah Waajid Protective Mist Bodifier 4.5

Giovanni Smooth as Silk Shampoo is 6

Giovanni Deep Moisturizer Conditioner is 5.5

Ion Clarifying Shampoo 5.5

Avalon Organics Moisturizing Shampoo 5

Kenra Moisturizing Conditioner 4.5 or 5

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