Friday, November 4, 2011

Question of the Day

Okay, so this has puzzled me for years.  Maybe someone who knows more about styling hair than I do can answer this:

WHY are there so many levels of heat on curling irons?  This applies to crimpers, straighteners, and any other heating device.

I mean, I don't know about you, but if I'm going to put the time in to change the way my hair naturally looks by curling it, I want it to stay curled.  It's not like I'm going to say, "Well I only want my hair to be barely curly for an hour or so, so I"ll put the heat setting on 5--maybe 6" or "I'm triple-barreling ALL of my hair.  It's gonna take about 2 hours, but I think I'll put it on low so I only do it half way."

I mean, WHAT is that about??  All of my heating appliances are on the highest setting, plus the turbo button.  And if I could make it hotter,  I would.  I don't want to mess around.  My hair doesn't hold curl all that well anyway, so when I make the effort I want it to last.  I understand that there is is  "beach wave" look--but don't you just use a larger iron?  I mean if you are going for shirley temple, you use a 1/4 inch and if you want sexy waves, use a 2 inch.  But they should all be piping hot--otherwise its just a waste of time.

Does anyone actually use the lower settings on their irons?  If you do, PLEASE tell me what would possess you to do this.  I really want to know.

Oh...and I hope you all had a great Halloween!! Pics to come from the Bluth's!!