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M.I.S.S. Michelle’s Beauty Pick and Tip of the Week – Minding your Ps Curly Qs: New Waves, New Technology, New You

This week’s beauty blog was inspired by a trip to the spa I had a couple weeks ago.
I went in for an aromatherapy massage and was ecstatic to find the facility had a steam room and dry sauna. Now sauna-ing to me is serious business; so serious that I wear my hair back in a tight low chignon, so I can really concentrate on getting the most from my “heat zone?, my mental/physical state while taking in a sauna. So of course, I had to take my hair down when she started the scalp massage part of my massage. Soon after, I was very happy to find the chignon and the steam had “set” my hair, leaving me with some very pretty waves, and since I am a naturally stick straight hair person, I’ve always been obsessed with making curly hair….So flashing back to the 90′s, I used to have the Caruso steam rollers, which I loved, but which broke some years ago. So after doing a little research, I was excited to find Vidal Sassoon now makes a set of IONIC steam rollers, retailing for $19.84. So this week’s pick is all about my new beauty device: Vidal Sassoon Ionic Molecular Steam Hair Setter, 20 Piece

This hair curling system is great for creating soft, loose waves. These are not the kind of curlers used to produce super long lasting, and/or tight curls. I find the best for method to achieve those types of curls is to use old fashioned foam rollers and “set? wet hair overnight or to use a curling iron. These steam rollers are infused with ions to smooth the hair shaft, which softens hair and makes it shiny. A fairly quick alternative to traditional heat styling products, these curlers are non-damaging, and just a really good basic styling tool for anyone with color treated hair.

TIP: Classic waves (as in the first picture), can be made by brushing out the steamed curls and setting the style with a flexible hold hairspray like Bumble and Bumble’s Classic Hairspray (see Review from 10/07/07). More textured waves can be created to look like this below by applying a curl enhancing/frizz reducing product like Pantene’s Hydrating Curls Soft Waves and Curls Styling Milk once the rollers are removed.


Price: $19.84
Value: Excellent!
Accessibility: Moderate
Where to buy: Walmart.com

Enjoy and stay posted for more beauty tips and picks to come next week!

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