by Christina in


Without a doubt, styling and thermal tools like flat irons can cause damage to your hair. The reason being? Utilizing high heat may work to get the look we want, but our hair will pay the price with drying, split ends, fading of color, and an overall unhealthy look :/

I've experience this result myself and it's not pretty- my hair was lifeless, frizzy, and super dry from years of flat-ironing, curling, and coloring/highlights. I decided a few years ago though, that I needed to make a big change in order to improve the look, feel, and health of my hair. This can be a bit difficult to accomplish though as many feel that it can be costly and with no end in sight, but I've found that there are ways around most things ;) 

Of course most of use will continue to use these tools in order to get what we want our hair to do, but there are things that you can do to prevent the damage from occurring in the first place. I thought it would be nice to share with all of your some great tricks and tips I've pricked up from trial and error [lol!] ...



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  1. Start with hair health from the inside-out! Protecting your hair really starts with how you treat it- from the inside! This is DEF key and super easy to do. I take a daily supplement to help with this from HUM Beauty called Runway Ready and it's just formulated to give you healthier hair AND nails. The Black Currant Seed Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, and Vegan Biotin contained in ea. packet are the secret behind this natural, inside-out approach :)
  2. Your next stop- your shampoo and conditioner. This is where many go wrong quite easily and just by getting the right product for your hair, you can really make a positive and easy change! Begin with a focused product, sticking to the top 2 issues or main concerns that your hair AND scalp have. I LOVE the Advanced Hair Repair System from Arvazallia- it contains NO Sulfates OR Parabens + it's infused with Argan Oil and Macadamia Oil to boost hair health, shine, and moisture.
  3. Not wanting to spend tons of cash to protect your hair during styling?! You don't have to as there are many products out there that don't cost and arm-and-a-leg. One of my top picks, from got2b- the mind blowing xpress dry STYLING SPRAY  is a super affordable [$6.99] product that provides heat protection and smells good as well! Another awesomely inexpensive alternative is from Nexxus with the Travel Size Mousse Plus Volumizing Foam Styler and at just $2.99, the price is difficult to beat. 
  4. Go for a styling tool that provides minimal if any damage to hair. This can seem as though it's a daunting task, but there are a few tools out there that won't pinch or pull hair or require several passes on each section just to be effective. The key is too, in trying to avoid spending hundreds of dollars that the professional irons normally cost! I recently came across an awesome straightener from 6th Sense- the Professional Flat Iron Hair Straightener, that cost under $120 and doesn't destroy your hair! Want to learn more about this wonderful beauty tool? Check out my review below:

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From the moment that I received this iron, I knew I had a winner ;) It comes well packaged in a reusable box with magnetic closure that makes storage super easy. The bonus included Heat-Resistant Case is perfect for resting the iron on while in use and great for storage as well- a zipper that completely encloses the case means you can take this tool with you on-the-go.

As for the flat iron itself, it's an absolute dream. The digital temp adjustment, lock adjustment, and floating tourmaline-ceramic heating plates make for a one-of-a-kind iron that really shows you don't have to pay tons of money for a professional level beauty tool! The fact that you don't need to use multiple passes to your hair is a huge plus for me as even the current and quite expensive iron I already had doesn't even do this.

It normally takes several times of passing through my hair for each section- which in turn, takes twice as long :/ Not any more though! This flat iron from 6th Sense won't require you do that, so no more burning your hair to a crisp in order to get it beautifully shiny and straight. I have the thickest and coarsest hair on the planet, but it was no match for this tool. I couldn't believe how soft, shiny, and wonderful my hair felt when I was done- in half the time :) I'd have to say with a doubt, that this one is a keeper and has become my go-to iron. 

An awesome bonus mini-iron is included too. It's a great versatile too that lets you achieve the curly OR straight style you choose. The unique design allows this with a locking mechanism and barrel is perfect for on-the-go styling, plus it eliminates the need for multiple tools :) With all of the extra goodies in this set, it's easy to see that you really are getting your money's worth. 

If you've been seeking the perfect beauty tool that won't damage your hair or break your wallet, this flat iron from 6th sense is the way to go :) You'll notice and feel the difference with the first use. I would consider this to be an investment, however if you take care of this you will have it for years! 


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The age-old saying really is true! If you want to see true, lasting results then you need to tackle to issue from the inside-out :) I started to pay a lot more attention to this approach when I started to get old and I would honestly recommend starting sooner than later! The thing about attempting to change the health of our skin from the inside-out, is that the science behind it works.

I can attest to this myself from personal experience. As soon as I started to make these changes and added some daily supplements and other awesome beauty treatments, the difference was noticeably positive and my skin starting feeling fantastic too :) I wanted to share on of those wonderful beauty neutracuticals that I came across recently from HUM Nutrition. It really hits the mark- check out my review below:

WHO IS HUM Nutrition? 

The company was born from a man named Walter, who had personally struggled with breakouts and skin issues for years! His struggle is quite a familiar one for many of trying various topical and even prescribed products as well however, it only seemed to leave physical and emotional scares :/

Like others, Walter felt that there was a link between nutrition and his skin but research in this area is scarce. He was a dedicated individual though, and Walter discovered an expert nutritionist from London who had an open-mind and thought outside the box when it came to resolving skincare issues.

Chris and Walter made it their mission to provide their customers with the best beauty and wellness products utilizing the latest in nutritional research. The company relocated from London to New York and then eventually Northern California, where they have been able to team up with nutritionists and dietitians in order to aid in creating personalized nutritional recommendations!

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Best supplement I take! I’ve been trying to grow out my hair, and the difference now is really noticeable. These are packaged portable and easy, so I never miss a day.
— @Msmaryt13

I was impressed with HUM Nutrition from the start before the product even arrived at my doorstep! I actually went to check out their site in addition to conducting some research on the company and what they do...what I found was a well-designed site that was easily navigable and helpful :)

It's rare for me to go to a beauty site-especially one that's main focus is beauty and/or skincare products, and have all of my questions answered without much difficulty! There are well spell-out directions on how to take the supplement you ordered or are currently taking, including what exactly is in each bottle or packet!

I LOVE the Science section too that gives you the real scientific research and studies backing up the product itself. The Ingredients section also includes the main ingredients of each product and what they are meant to do by simply sliding your mouse over each picture, but contains a full nutritional list too.

If you have further questions, they will most likely be answered in the section below the Ingredients labeled More Info and you can check out what others think of the product before you make the commitment of a purchase!

Not only are they easy to fit into your morning routine, they actually work! My hair feels fuller and more manageable and my skin looks healthier! Thank you HUM!
— @Beautyjunkie656

There are NO GMO's and RUNWAY READY is formulated Gluten-Free to boot! If you want, there are options as to how you can order HUM's products: if you want a monthly order/month's supply, you can be on a month-to-month plan, or 3, 6, & 12 month options as well. The packets in RUNWAY READY are nicely and neatly individually packaged, which makes it easy to take with on-the-go to work, school, or even while on vacation ;) 

Additionally, they are available to order as you would like individually in the products section of site- there's a current offer to buy 3 products and SAVE 25% ;) As for RUNWAY READY, I've been thrilled with the results thus far. My skin, hair, and nails are stronger and shinier and I have only been taking the product for a few days at this point.

I honestly thought that it would take at least a week if not longer to start seeing results, but I did notice a difference in how much healthier my skin started to appear and feel by the 3rd day! I would highly recommend this to a woman of any age looking to improve her skin from the inside...out.


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