Sure, it’s hat season in much of the country. But that's no reason to assume you’ll be plagued with bad hair days for the foreseeable future. While the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer was probably the biggest hair-tool announcement of the year that was, there are a few must-have tools that are also in the running for most coveted right now. And, each of them can help your mane from falling victim to Father Winter.
Fight That Frizz: Curly girls rejoice! DAFNI is a ceramic hair-straightening brush that safely achieves the look of a smooth, salon-quality blowout in minutes. It features a cool, 3D surface that’s about seven times larger than the surface of traditional straighteners. Translation: you can style larger sections of hair at a time. There’s also a function called Power Core Technology which means it maintains the ideal hair-straightening temperature of 365 degrees Fahrenheit and maintains uniform heat distribution throughout use. So, you won’t end up with some fried and frazzled patches.
Keep That Keratin Intact: If you’ve had Keratin treatments and still straighten your hair from time to time, you might want to try Red by Kiss Titanium Flat Iron, which is geared to those committed to extreme styling and chemical treatments. (And who doesn't need a little softening Keratin in the winter?) The tool features sleek titanium plates which are both durable and able to withstand high heat. The non-stick, chemical resistant plates are ideal for Keratin application, which means that it will protect already treated hair and can be used for at-home Keratin application as well. Wait, we can leave home less this January? Sign us up.
Never Leave The House With Wet Hair: Repeat after us: leaving the house with wet tresses is a giant no-no in the colder months. (Selfishly, we don't want to catch your cold!) If you’re jonesing for a new dryer, consider one that won’t tire out your hand or wrist. Paul Mitchell’s new NEURO Grip comes with a learning curve. There’s no handle, so the familiar hair gun shape isn’t there. Instead, there’s an ergonomically designed blower body with a rubber grip for stability. It takes getting used to, but having less to hold makes it more comfortable and easy to style hair every morning.
Party On: After a long, party-packed holiday season, it's easy to want to hibernate in January. But this tool will make it easy to give yourself a quick, cocktail-bash up-do—even when all you want to do is hide under the covers watching Netflix. Kiss Instawave is a tangle-free curler with spinner technology, so you can use it easily in either hand.
Banish Flat Hair: If flat hat hair is your nemesis, you can keep the new Voloom Petite Hair Volumizing Iron in your desk drawer. It’s the only heated styling tool designed specifically to add lasting volume to short-to-medium-length hair and finer hair. And best yet, you don’t need any gel or spray to keep the look.
And Just Because: A little sparkle never hurt anybody—particularly in the season of long, dark nights. If enhancing your ‘do is your thing, check out celebrity hairstylist Oribe’s new line of posh barrettes and hair accessories. It’s a nice way of adding a glitz to your hair without going for a blow-out. They're really pricey though, at about $80.00 a pop, so save for the most special of occasions.
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