Whether you want a curling iron, hairclippers, curling tongs, hair dryer, or hair straighteners, there are many hair appliances to choose from, letting you get the perfect hair styling results you want.
Hair appliances have certainly evolved since their early days. Curling irons and straightening irons both use heat to change the structure of your hair, and both were originally heated on the stove, rather than being electrically controlled appliances. Heat them too little, and they weren’t effective. Heat them too much, and your hair got singed off. In the 1960s, women used clothes irons to straighten hair because the modern straightening iron hadn’t yet been invented. Again you have the problem of scorching your hair, but at least there was some control on the heat setting. Of course, kneeling down with your hair draped over the ironing board doesn’t sound very comfortable!
Luckily, both women and men can take advantage of the latest home hair appliances. Some of the popular straightening devices include the GHD ceramic thong, Babybliss straighteners, Vidal Sassoon straighteners, the GHD IV hair straightener, a GHD mini straightener, and numerous other ceramic hair straighteners. You can even find short hair straighteners, men’s straighteners, and cordless hair straighteners, offering options for all hair types and travel needs.
While hair straightening seems to be the popular trend at the moment, those seeking curls certainly aren’t left out. The Babyliss curling iron is just one of the many curling irons and curling tongs available for your styling needs. For drying, consider the Remington Shine Therapy dryer, a Babyliss dryer, or an ionic dryer. Don’t forget a hair clipper set, perfect for all your home haircutting needs, or even just a quick trim between appointments.
Whatever your styling needs, Price Inspector can help you sort through all the information to buy cheap hair appliances. We’ve researched the models, shopped the UK stores, and gathered all the information you need to make an informed choice.
Tips for looking after your hair
There are some easy, and free, tips to keep your hair looking nice, ones that won’t take a lot of extra effort.
- First, when washing your hair, make sure your hair is completely wet before you add the shampoo. This helps minimize breakage. Don’t lather for more than 30 seconds, then rinse with cool water to seal the hair shaft.
- Don’t use a brush on wet hair, because it’s more likely to break. Instead use a wide-toothed comb to detangle. When brushing dry hair, dampen your brush first, because this will reduce the amount of static electricity generated.
- Thoroughly dry your hair with a towel before blow drying, but don’t rub it too vigorously. This helps avoid heat damage, which makes your hair frizzy and dull. Also, use the lowest appropriate heat setting on all your hair care appliances.
- If you have fine hair that suffers from build-up (such as from conditioners or styling products), add a small amount of baking soda to your shampoo once a week, then rinse as usual. Apple cider vinegar is another effective rinse agent, and there won’t be any leftover aroma once your hair dries.
- Finally, one of the most common hair mistakes is washing it too often. This leaves your hair brittle and damaged. Unless you have very oily hair, it only needs to be washed every other day at most. If you have to wash frequently due to oily hair, make sure to use a low pH shampoo.