‘The View’ Stylist Lavette Slater Talks Spring Hair Straightening!!!
Spring’s a great season and great reason to sport a straight ‘do, but not without the latest tools and products in thermal styling.
Straight strands that are full of bounce and volume are the ideal choice for Juicy ladies looking to go straight for spring, but not at the expense of misusing heat styling tools that often results in dried and fried locks.
“Using heated styling tools everyday could cause hair breakage,” says LAVETTE SLATER, Emmy award winning celebrity hairstylist on The View.
Instead of constant heat styling, put your hair on a schedule, alternating with no-heat styles. Buns, twists, braids, and wigs are heat-free alternatives that can help protect and give hair a rest from the tug and pull of heat styling. SLATER is known for creating custom hairpieces for The View co-host, SHERRI SHEPARD.
Hair should also undergo a thorough cleansing and conditioning process followed up by the necessary deep conditioning, hot oil or protein treatments before applying heat. Locking in moisture and protein is extremely helpful to hair health because it prevents hair from becoming dry and brittle, key things that inevitably lead to breakage.
When it comes to products, investing in quality products ensures maximum results and minimizes the likelihood of heat damage. “I use Aveda Pure Abundance Volumizing Shampoo and Conditioner to give the hair extra body and bounce,” says SLATER, an advocate for providing hair with the highest quality products.
Smooth and sleek styles will never go out of style but abusing thermal appliances could result in permanent hair loss.Taking the appropriate measures before applying heat to hair can also be extremely helpful in maintaining straight hair all year round.
For more information on tools to keep hair straight for spring, check out our gallery below:
Save Your Do
No need to fret over sweating out a new straight hairstyle in the gym. Actress, Nicole Ari Parker's Save Your Do gym wrap, provides protection against sweat and keeps hair laid to perfection.
<em>Save Your Do, $24.95-$29.95, Available at <a href="http://store.saveyourdo.com/gymwraps-c2.aspx">Save Your Do</a></em>
Mixed Chicks 1'' Flat Iron
The leading ladies of the "poly-ethnic" hair market introduce this ceramic flat iron.
Temps on this orange wonder range form 232 to 450 degrees, so it's safe and effective for all textures.
Mixed Chicks 1'' Flat Iron, $110, <em> Available at <a href="http://www.mixedchicks.net/flat-iron.html">Mixed Chicks</a></em>
Brazilian Heat After Dark Professional Titanium Conical Iron
This titanium iron heats up to 450 degrees in 30 seconds to provide various curl styles.
For big, loose waves wrap a relatively large amount of hair around the iron. For a tight curl wrap less hair around the iron.
Brazilian Heat After Drake Professional Titanium Conical Iron, $80, <em>Available at <a href="http://www.folica.com/tools/curling-irons/brazilian-heat-after-dark-titanium-conical-iron">Folica</a></em>
nuNAAT Ultra Keratin Touch
Want the benefits of a keratin treatment without the harmful side effects of formaldehyde and sodium chloride? Consider this at-home alternative.
Ultra Keratin Touch boasts 30 days of smoother and more manageable hair.
nuNAAT Ultra Keratin Touch, $14.99<em>Available at <a href="http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/nunaat-ultra-keratin-touch-kit/ID=prod6100408-product">Walgreens</a></em>