Hair Dryer Terminology

Did you know that the best hair dryers use tourmaline? Learn what all the terminology associated with hair dryers means! First, you should...

Today, my goal is to buy a new hair dryer for the salon.

I was checking prices and specs online when I realized that “there are like, a million different types of hair dryers out there.” I feel like it’s good to know the correct terms and how to choose the best of the best hair dryers, so I want to pass this info on to you.

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What Are Sulfates In Shampoo?

What are sulfates? Find out if you should be using sulfate-free shampoo and the side-effects of using sulfates daily....

Have you ever looked at a shampoo bottle and read the phrase “sulfate free”? Odds are you’ve seen this term before as it has become a pretty popular phrase. A lot of shampoo and other beauty products are starting to list this term on their bottles, as people are generally wanting to use less and less of products containing sulfates. But what are sulfates? If you’ve wondered this question before, then you’ve come to the right place. I’d like to
explain what sulfates are and why you should avoid them.

What are sulfates? Find out if you should be using sulfate-free shampoo and the side-effects of using sulfates daily....

What Are Sulfates?

Scientifically, sulfates are synthetic ingredients partially based on sulfur, which is derived from petrolatum or other sources. The largest part of the molecule comes from lauryl alcohol, which is derived from coconut oil or other plants. To make sulfates, lauryl alcohol is reacted with sulfuric acid. Sulfur can be found naturally on earth, but for manufacturing it’s generally produced using petrolatum (BetterHealthMag).

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The Complete Dictionary of Hair Terminology

Hairstyling has its own language... do you ever wonder what some of the phrases mean? Check out the ultimate dictionary of Hair Terminology! #Hairstylist #Cosmetology #TheHairIndustry #HairFacts

Hairstylists literally use their own language sometimes. There is so much hair terminology and phrases that they use on a daily basis, that might mean nothing to non-cosmetologists. 

Do you ever wonder what some of these common phrases that hairstylists use mean? Well,  if you said “yes,” then you’re in luck! 

I’ve compiled a list of all the hair language I could think of, and I’d like to call it the “Dictionary of Hair Terminology.” 

I plan to keep this page updated when I think of new terms and/or when new terminology comes into play, so make sure you save it.

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What Are Parabens? (+Why You Should Avoid Them)

Have you ever seen a beauty product say "paraben-free," and wonder to yourself, "what are parabens?"  Learn all about parabens right now!

You probably see the term “paraben-free” all over. This is because we are beginning to learn about the harmful side-effects to common ingredients. Without knowing what they are, you would still probably assume they are bad. But did you ever wonder “what are parabens?” Let me explain….

Have you ever seen a beauty product say "paraben-free," and wonder to yourself, "what are parabens?"  Learn all about parabens right now!

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What is Dry Shampoo + Why Do You Need It?

Have you ever seen dry shampoo sitting on the shelf and wondered to yourself what it was?  Learn all about it and the pros and cons.

Have you ever seen a can of dry shampoo sitting on the shelf and wondered to yourself what the heck it was? Well I’m going to explain to you about what it is and what the pros / cons of using dry shampoo are…

Have you ever seen dry shampoo sitting on the shelf in the store and wondered to yourself what it was. Learn all about it and the pros and cons.

So what exactly is dry shampoo?

Dry shampoo, in the most basic terms, is shampoo that cleans your hair without water.

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