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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


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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

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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.

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REVIEW:
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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