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Two flat irons that work great for curly hair

Curly hairs are a great natural hairstyle, and girls with curled locks know that very well. But just like girls with straight hairs love getting hairs curled for a style twist, girls with curled hairs also love to straighten their hair for a change or experiment with looks.

Curling the straight hair could be an easy gig though; straightening curled locks is not an easy task. It requires a lot of efforts and more than that, the right kind of straightener to perfect that sleek and suave straightened look.

Curly hair is naturally voluminous and frizzy. This makes it difficult to style and straighten them. Hence when you are about to buy a flat iron for your curly hair select the one with strong heating and at least two heat settings as a minimum need. Also make sure that the plates are broad and flat. If your hair are shoulder length then the size of the plate must be 1 to 1.5 inches, and if they longer than that, then the size preferred is 1 to 2 inches wide. Also ensure that the heating plates are Tourmaline, Titanium or Ceramic.


Here are the two best flat irons that I recommend particularly for curly and coarse hairs-

Remington 8001 G Wet 2 StraightWet To Dry Ceramic Flat Iron

This flat iron is a strong one, and is greatly recommended for thick, coarse and curly frizzy hairs. It can be directly used on wet hair which makes it a big time-saver. It features tiny steam vents on the plates that release steam while straightening that moisturize and condition your tresses during the straightening session. The 2 inch plates are ceramic and heat up to needed temperature in 50 seconds. Weighing only 10 ounces, it also features 26 heat settings giving you a temperature range up to 450⁰ F.  Great features to drool over, aren’t they?


CHI Turbo Ceramic Flat Iron  

Economical than former, this one is yet again a highly recommended flat iron for thick and curly hair. Its 2 inch ceramic plates heat up quickly and facilitate smooth and even heating throughout the length. The multiple heat settings range gives from 180⁰ F to 450⁰ F. The bright colors of this lightweight flat iron make it even more attractive styling tool to be owned.


These are two amazing options in flat irons for curly hair. Order one today to have great hairdos forever!

2 of the best travel blow dryers available today


I remember reading somewhere about what a famous celebrity once quoted “Hair Dryers are like bottle of wine”. I did not understand what she meant at that time. After spending weeks on finding a blow dryer that I could carry along with me on vacation I realize why she said so.

You can get a blow dryer for $50 and you can also get one for $200, just like a bottle of wine. It depends upon what you are looking for in a hair dryer. When you are travelling, you need to make sure you carry as less luggage as possible. Therefore, when selecting a blow dryer, I wanted one that is easy to carry. It must weigh less and not have many additional attachments. After searching for these features, I came up with 2 models that satisfy my requirements.

T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i

Just as the name suggests, it is lightweight like a feather. It is one of the lightest blow dryers you can find in the market.  The ergonomic handle makes it easier to hold in the hand. T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i offers two speeds and three heat settings. The cord is around nine feet making it easy to connect and has a cool button that is easy on your hands. This dryer has won a number of awards for its terrific performance and after using it for a few months I understood that it is really worth those awards. My hair just loves it. The dryer makes my hair smooth and shining and the effect lasts for hours making it my favorite blow dryer. It is a game changer and what’s more, it does not cost you much. You can get this award winning, super performer for below $200.


Elchim 2001 Professional Dryer

For those who prefer to do things fast, Elchim 2001 Professional Dryer is the model to choose. This professional looking blow dryer can reduce your drying time to half with its high pressure drying. Elchim 2001 Professional Dryer protects your hair from harmful heat and that’s why it is hugely popular among women. It has a long life, balanced motor and heating element wire that is made from Swedish Kanthal wire. The flame resistant plastic makes this dryer more durable. You can get this super lightweight blow dryer for below $150.


Both the models are designed specifically for giving high performance and can be easily included in your luggage as it weighs less. So, if you buy one, you don’t have to worry about your hair because you have the master blow dryer in your bag.     

3 GPS units that you can trust

Now that you have decided to buy a GPS device for your car, the next step is to decide the best device to choose. As you know, there are quite a number of GPS units available in the market, some starting as low as $50 and others as high as $400.

You need to keep in mind that the quality and performance of the GPS system matters. I did a lot of research on this and came across 3 GPS units that you can trust. They are highly rated GPS systems that deliver top quality performance. Let me share the information so that you can use it too.

Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD

Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD is the latest GPS unit from Garmin and it’s mentioned in many articles as the best GPS on the market. It has a premium design with a 5 inch touch screen. The main advantage of Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD is the voice command operation that makes the easy- to-use device much more user friendly. Garmin offers a very good interface for easy usage and it is definitely one of the best GPS systems that are currently available in the market. The Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD supports SD card facility too. You can download the link software for connecting Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD with your Android or iOS Smartphone. You can buy Garmin Nuvi 3597LMTHD for $400. Yes, it is a bit expensive but then it does perform outstandingly.


Magellan Smart GPS

Could you ever think of a GPS system that connects to the web via Wi-Fi when GPS was first introduced some years back? No, right? Now, Magellan Smart GPS allows you to connect to the web via Wi-Fi and sync your contacts and vital information present on your Smartphone with the GPS system.  It has Bluetooth enabled calling facility too. The ability to synch with the cloud and the web makes Magellan Smart GPS one of the best selling GPS systems in the world. The device measures around 6.75 inches and has a 5 inch touch screen making it easy to use. You can buy the Magellan Smart GPS for below $200. Now that makes it a value for money product, right?


TomTom Go Live 1535M

The third from my list of trusted GPS units is TomTom Go Live 1535M. TomTom Go Live 1535M is a stylish GPS system that has a number of searching apps like Trip advisor, Google, and Yelp. It easily integrates with Twitter allowing the user to interact with friends and family members. It is a solid performing GPS device that costs you as little as $250.


All the 3 GPS units discussed above are value for money devices and you can buy the one that suits your requirement well.

2 expensive radar detectors that are worth the money

A radar detector is an essential device that you need to have in your car. There is no doubt that having a good radar detector installed in your vehicle allows you to drive your car without any worry. But have you wondered what type of radar detectors you should buy?

Should you go for an expensive model or a cheap model? It is difficult to answer this question. It completely depends upon your requirement and of course the budget in your hand. If you are ready to spend more than $600, you can get very good radar detectors with excellent features. At the same time, if you like to go for a less expensive model, you can get radar detector for as less as $50.

When I decided to buy a radar detector, I had my intentions clear. I was ready to spend more because I needed a good radar detector with a lot of features that would help me to drive freely and safely. Therefore, I searched for high-end models and came up with 2 options. They are discussed below.

Escort Max 360

Max 360 is the best radar detector that is currently available in the market. The radar detector will cost you a whopping $650 but oh boy, the features and performance of the radar detector are just mind boggling. And what’s more, the company is ready to pay your speeding ticket fee if you get one using this radar. This proves the confidence the manufacturers have in their product.


The biggest advantage of Escort Max 360 is that it provides a 360 degree protection for your vehicle. It has excellent features for daily commutes with GPS system and integrates with your iPhone. Anyone can easily set up the Escort Max 360 making it worthy enough for the money spent.

Valentine One Radar Detector

Valentine One is another super hot model with excellent features. It’s featured in many radar detector reviews lately especially because it comes with two sensor antennas, one in the front and one at the back. It has the capability to sense more radar and laser signals. Valentine One can detect all 820-950 nanometer traffic lasers without any difficulty making it one of the top choices of drivers all around the world. If you are ready to spend an additional $50, you can easily connect the radar detector to your iPhone or Android Smartphone. The main advantage of the Valentine One radar detector is that the company is always giving updates to the product making various improvements to the performance of the system. Valentine One will cost you around $480.


Both the models are excellent and deliver great performance. I recommend you to check on these models before you buy your next radar detector.