6 Tips for Buying the Right Hair Straightener

Choosing the best Hair Straightener for yourself can be tricky as you have to make sure you choose the best-quality hair tool for yourself if you don’t want your hair to suffer from a lot of damage.

A hair straightening iron is one of the best things you can own to ensure that you have manageable, straight hair whenever you want.

This tool is effective on all kinds of hair and can help you achieve the hair that you always wanted so it is important you choose wisely and carefully.

Here are a few tips on how you can select the best Hair Straightener for yourself:

1. Choose the correct plate type

There are a lot of plate types available in hair straighteners which include ceramic coated, solid ceramic, ceramic diamond plates with Teflon and so on.

All these plate types have the different heat up response, heating technology and so on which makes it important that you choose an iron plate type which suits your hair and will ensure the least damage to your hair.

So, make sure you research about all the available plate types and then choose the best hair straightener which suits your hair.

Hair Straightener

2. Go for a faster heat up time

You don’t want your hair straightener to take hours to heat up, you want something which is quick to heat up and will retain this heat for a long time. So, go for hair straighteners which have a short heat up time.

Read more: Best Curling Iron: Top Recommendations and Reviews 2017

3. Choose a tool with flexible temperature

Make sure that you choose a hair straightener which emanates adequate heat to straighten your hair and comes with various options to change the temperature so that you don’t end up damaging your hair.

Some people have more sensitive hair and are more prone to get their hair burned when using a high-temperature hair straightener. In such cases, a variable temperature hair straightener can come handy.

4. Select the appropriate plate width

One of the most important things to check is the plate width of the hair straightener. The appropriate plate width depends on the user’s hair type and thickness.

There are a lot of widths available from 2.5 cm to 6 cm depending on your hair’s thickness. If you have short hair, then a slim plate will work but if you have long and thick hair, then you would need a hair straightener with a plate width of 6 cm. I’d recommend pairing it with a hair vitamin like SugarBearhair.

5. Check out the Far Infrared Heat

In this type of hair straightener, the heat is distributed evenly from the inside which makes sure that your hair doesn’t suffer from a lot of damage. It also works quickly, allowing you to achieve a straight hair look in no time at all.

6. Steam or Wet Hair Straightener Iron

This type of hair straighteners work on towel-dried hair and use steam to straighten your hair which ensures less hair damage.

Since there is no direct steel plate involved, there are fewer chances of your hair burning due to the heat.

Wet Hair Straightener Iron

6 Uses of Lemongrass Essential Oil

A lot of you might think that the only use of Lemongrass essential oil is in making a cup of herbal tea but that’s not all it is useful for. It helps in treating fevers, inflammation, and is also useful in skin purification and odor control.

It is also powerful; analgesic which makes it an excellent pain reliever and is also quite useful in aromatherapy due to its lemony and earthy scent. Wondering about the uses of this amazing essential oil?

Lemongrass essential oil

Well, we have prepared a list of the top 6 uses of Lemongrass essential oil for you:

1. Treating muscle and joint pains

You can use this oil to relax your muscles and tendons and unknot them to treat the sudden spasms that occur during the day. It is also quite useful in providing relief from headaches and is ideal for users who are allergic to Peppermint essential oil. Trust me, this oil is the best oil to get rid of arthritis joint pain as it provides a soothing and calming effect on your joints.

2. Treats wounds

You can also use this oil to heal your wounds quickly and more effective. Just use it with a saline to flush the wound and then apply it with an antiseptic salve and then bandage the wound and keep it away from dirt and dust.

3. Useful as a flea and insect repellant

Another great use of lemongrass essential oil is to get rid of the fleas from your pets and keep all the other insects away from your home. For removing fleas, you can just pour a few drops of this oil on a piece of cloth and then wrap your pet inside the cloth to kill all the fleas. To prevent insects from crawling on your skin or home, you can apply it on a piece of cloth or your skin but make sure to dilute the oil with a salve when you are applying it to your skin.

4. Treats acne and other skin infections

Since Lemongrass acts as a mild astringent and has antimicrobial properties, it can help you in clearing up all the acne from your skin. It is also useful in treating a fungal infection known as athlete’s foot. You just need to mix it with a salve and apply it to the affected areas and your infection will clear up in just a few days.


5. Helpful in stress relief

This essential oil is also useful in stress relief which makes it a popular essential oil for aromatherapy. Just use this oil in your diffuser or pour 2-3 drops of this oil on your palm and then inhale it. You will feel your body relaxing and stress leaving your body if you keep inhaling for a few minutes.

6. Helps in reducing fever

Lemongrass Essential Oil is also useful in keeping the toxins from spreading and can help in controlling fever by fighting with the fever-causing infection. You can use it with the help of a salve and then apply it to your chest, neck, and the bottom of your feet.…

Martha & Me

Ok, I’ll admit it. A baker I am not. I can, however, cook the socks off of just about everyone else I know. I’m not exactly sure why, but I always seem to set off the smoke alarms in my kitchen when attempting any baked treat. I think baking isn’t as “forgiving” as cooking. I can walk by the frying pan and add just about anything to a recipe I’m cooking, and it will still turn out a success.
Baking? No dice ladies and gents.

On my latest grocery shopping excursion, I happened upon the baking aisle (shhh..don’t tell anyone), and I discovered Martha. That’s Martha White to you.
I threw her in my cart, whipped her up when I got home, and alas! We were munching on some pretty good Lemon Poppy Seed mini muffins in no time. Just add milk, my kinda lady!

Martha White has a full line of muffins, coffee cakes, biscuit mix, and a few other products you can have on your table in minutes! And if that wasn’t easy enough, the Martha White website lists oodles of recipe offerings to make your life even easier.

Way to go Martha. I think you and I are new BFF’s.

Recipe Love!

After spending at least ten hours a day on my computer for work, I still always muster up the strength to feed my habit, AKA my Pinterest recipe addiction!

If you are like me, you peruse Pinterest recipes like it’s your job, hoping to find a new signature dish. Here are a few recipes that caught my eye this week. I cannot wait to give them a try!

P.S. Pinterest recipe posters: Include a mouth-watering fabulous photo with your recipe, and I’m all over it!

Have a great week!

 Fried Green Tomato Sliders
What’s not to love about these? Green tomatoes will soon be found everywhere!
 Inside Out Chinese Spring Roll Salad
I *LOVE* spring rolls, and the idea of the filling in a bowl for the taking? Yum!
 Grilled Shrimp With Avocado- Mango Salsa
Shrimp cooked in foil? Yes, please.
Beet, Goat Cheese, and Walnut Tart
These ingredients paired together are a great combination of flavor!