Monday, March 28, 2011

Dull Hair? - Eat Your Way To Shiny Hair!

Why it occurs?
If your hair is dull, it’s because it’s unable to properly reflect light.  When hair is healthy , it lies flat, and when light hits it, the light bounces off the cuticle, making it supershiny.  But if you are not getting enough protein in your diet, the cuticle will gnarl and lift.  It can also be caused by overexposing the hair to  stripping agents, like bleach.
How to correct it?
Load up on foods that are protein-rich, which allow the cuticle to grow and lie properly.
What foods should I include?
Include lean meats like poultry and salmon, cleansing vegetables like algae and wheatgrass.
What hair products will help?
Key Ingredient  - Argan oil 
How it Works - Reclaim is made with a high concentration of pure organic Argan oil. Argan oil is nature’s most potent source of Vitamin E, which gives it a superior conditioning ability. It adds significant shine to your hair. It is a greaseless oil because the kernals found in the nut are dry roasted and made into a paste. The paste is then cold pressed resulting in a greaseless oil full of vitamins and antioxidants that easily penetrate the hair. The oil penetrates the hair putting it into the hair shaft. The oil does not lay on top of the hair cuticle so it will not weigh down the hair, allowing even the finest of hair to enjoy the benefits of a serum. Reclaim is a unique styling product designed to heal the damage from hair color, permanent waves, relaxers and the use of heat styling products. It seals the hair cuticle to prevent split ends and protects the hair from future damage. Think of it as a daily vitamin for your hair, taking weak, damaged hair, giving you strong healthy hair.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Why are Calista Tools ION Hot Rollers So Expensive?

Why are the hot rollers so expensive?

Calista Tools have partnered with the Create ION company to create the most technologically advanced ION Hot rollers available on the market today.  Our Calista Tools ION Hot Rollers go beyond simple ION technology.  The key elements in the development process of our hot rollers utilizes the combined energy of “Negative IONS”, “Far Infrared” and “Wave Motion”.  These processes make it possible to break down water clusters into micro-fine particles.  These micro-fine particles are able to penetrate the hair shaft deeper and faster for extreme hydration resulting in sooth and shiny hair.  Traditional ION hot rollers are creating negative ions but they do not have the technology to create the micro-fine water molecules.  These water molecules are what make our Calista Tools ION rollers so much better for your hair than other ION rollers. 

I need more than just 6 short purple rollers to curl my whole head.  Where can I get more rollers and how will I heat these so I can do my whole head at once since there are only 6 rods on the base?

If you need more than 6 short rollers to do your hair you can purchase additional rollers on our website (  Once you have the extra rollers, you can rotate these onto the base after you remove a roller. For example, to do your whole head at once with 10 rollers, heat up the first 6 rollers and when you add a roller to your head place another extra roller on the base.  Every time you remove a roller from the base replace it with an extra roller.  The extra rollers heat in about 3 minutes so by the time you have used all 6 original rollers the extra rollers should be hot enough to use. 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Rolling Out the Truth on Calista Tools ION Hot Rollers

Our Calista ION Hot Rollers sold out so fast on QVC we were unable to give a thorough description on using your new rollers.  Here are  the most commonly asked questions and answers you may have about your new roller set. 
What is ionic technology and what makes it different from traditional hot rollers?  Ionic technology works by sending out  negative ions which in turn neutralize the hairs’ atoms and eliminate the static and frizz making the hair smoother.  Everyone’s hair carries a positive electrical charge that is caused by dryness. Over time, this positive charge increases, and as your hair becomes drier, more hair cuticles open, creating ‘ragged’ unhealthy looking (and feeling) hair that is difficult to style, and let’s be honest, looks like it has seen better days. Enter Calista Tools ION Hot Rollers that create negative ions.  When the rollers are heated, negative ions are created. The negative ions created by the appliance cancel out the positive hair charges. While you wrap your hair with our rollers you smooth down those ragged open hair cuticles. These amazing rollers create curls while smoothing down the hair cuticles allowing them to lay flat and frizz free, but still enable it to curl. The results are not just a hair full of curls but a head full of HEALTHY curls.  Smoothing down the hair cuticles will seal in your hair’s own natural oils and moisture. This is very important to the health and look of your hair. An increase in natural oil creates healthier, more vibrant looking hair that is also more manageable and full of shine (instead of dry and dull locks). This is why your highlights look brighter when you use ionic technology. 
Why does the Calista Tools ION Hot Roller base only hold 6 rollers at a time?  Founder and creator of the Calista Tools product line, Maria McCool, has been listening to her clients for years about their frustration with hot rollers.  They loved using hot rollers on their hair but hated the cumbersome size of their roller set, they did not travel well, they took up so much storage space and added clutter to the bathroom.  They wanted to be able to use hot rollers even on vacation.  Our Calista Tools ION Hot Rollers are half the size of traditional rollers, they are light weight and come in a great travel bag. 

I have long thick hair, will these rollers work for me?  The long blue rollers were designed to curl thick, long hair.  Traditional sized rollers don't work for long hair.  Our rollers are long enough to hold all the hair.  To ensure we could curl long hair we designed the roller with the heating element in the roller itself, not in the base.  Our rollers heat faster and stay hot longer allowing long thick hair to curl. 

I have fine, thin, shorter hair, will these rollers work for me?   If you have very fine or thin hair and find most rollers are too heavy for you hair try this trick.  Spray the section of hair you plan to curl with a small amount of hair spray right before putting the roller in your hair. We recommend our COMPLETE Hair Spray.   It is safe to use with a heat styling product like hot rollers, flat iron or a curling iron.   Hair spray will give your hair that extra "grip" it needs to hold the roller and it also helps form the curl faster and keep it curled longer.  You could also try to section a larger amount of hair to be used with each roller.  

If I have shorter hair how can I use the long blue rollers?   Use the long rollers at the back of your hair for extra body especially at the back top crown area.  This area tends to just need body and height. 

Why should I spend $99 on these hot rollers when I can buy cheaper hot rollers that will curl my hair just as well?   Heat Styling is a leading cause in damaged hair. Heat cracks hair's cuticle and withdraws moisture-- leaving hair dry and brittle. Heat styling tools which damage hair include hair dryers, hot rollers, curling irons, flat irons. New innovations in heat styling, such as ionic technology work with heat to prevent damaged hair.  If you are using high quality hair products to moisturize and protect your hair but then use inexpensive heat styling tools, like conventional hot rollers, you are counteracting all the good you have done for your hair.  The heat styling tool is doing more damage than your high quality hair products can correct.    
What makes Calista Tools Ion Hot Rollers different from other less expensive ION hot rollers?  Our hot rollers are created by the Create ION company, the world leader in IONIC technology. They infuse a special blend of 32 natural ion minerals directly into each roller, so the benefits of the ionic technology last for the life of the product.  The rollers are also uniquely designed with the heating element in roller itself, not in the base.  This ensures an even distribution of heat, a faster heat time and longer heat retention for each individual roller.  Other ION rollers just spray an ION coating onto the outside of the roller, it is not baked into the rollers.  Over time the roller will loose its' ION coating and it will no longer protect the hair.  Calista Tools ION Hot Rollers are more expensive because of the advanced technology, the quality and durability of the rollers.  These rollers will not loose their ionic properties over time making them a better investment than other ION hot rollers. 
If you use want curls in your hair you don’t have to sacrifice your hair’s health. You can now purchase our amazing ION Hot Rollers at our Calista Tools website for $99.    For a limited time We are offering an amazing deal through our site for The ION Hot Roller Set.  With your hot roller set purchase you will receive a free 8 oz. COMPLETE Hair Spray valued at $19.50. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Eat Your Way to Healthy Hair!

How Fix Dry Hair?

Why it occurs?
Dry hair is caused by lots of factors we have no control over like genetics. Look at your mom or dad's hair. Does their hair seem dry and brittle? Give them a big thanks for that gift!  Since your genetics were a result of mom and dad getting frisky, these can't be changed drastically.  But don't loose faith, there is a great deal you can do to correct your hair's dryness.   

Dry hair can be due in part to a lack of Vitamin A.  Vitamin A is necessary to stimulate the genes that control the hair growth process, called keratinization.  The success of this process is very dependent on the foods you eat.  In the case of dry hair, you may not be getting the right proportion of vitamin A in your diet.  As a result, your hair may be dry and brittle.

How to correct it?
Load up on foods that are rich in essential fatty acids and healthy fats.  Foods that are high in omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids like lineolic acid will insure proper hydration to the hair.  It is also important to drink one to two liters of water a day to keep hair supple.  If you are like me, I just can't picture what a liter looks like, so this may help:

  • A liter is a little over 33 ounces. 2 liters would be just over 66 ounces, which would be roughly eight 8 ounce glasses of water, plus a little more (8 glasses would be 64 ounces). It's roughly the same as 1/2 gallon or 2 quarts.

What foods should I include?
All of that science stuff is interesting but just tell me what I should be eating.  Eat foods like tuna, salmon and trout.  If you are not a fish lover, try flaxseed, walnuts, fresh fruits and vegetables.  Basically the foods your mother has been trying to get you to eat since you were little!

What foods should I avoid?
  • canned foods with large amounts of sodium or fat
  • breads and pastas made with refined white flour instead of whole grains
  • packaged high-calorie snack foods such as chips and candies
  • frozen fish sticks and frozen dinners that are high in sodium
  • packaged cakes and cookies
  • boxed meal mixes that are high in fat and sodium
  • sugary breakfast cereals
  • processed meats

What hair products will help?


Monday, March 7, 2011

Starving Your Hair?

Why am I having so many bad hair days?  

Sound familiar?  You've been blaming the winter weather, your last haircut and your hair products.  It could be your diet.

Most people underestimate the impact their diet has on their hair.  A diet that is missing the right foods can result in hair that is dull, dry, thin and prone to breakage.

To improve your hair quickly modify your diet.  A better diet will modify your hair.  It can be as simple as cutting out foods that provide no nutritional value, adding foods that full of healthy fats, proteins and essential vitamins.  Add these foods to get these results:

Healthy Hair Growth:
A diet rich in protein, especially soy encourages hair growth.

Keep The Scalp Hydrated:
Omega-3 fatty acids act as a natural conditioner for the scalp.  Omega-3 fatty acids can be found in flaxseed, walnuts and salmon.

Strong Hair:
All types of vitamin B, like B2, B6 and B12, are beneficial since they carry oxygen and nutrients to the scalp and the hair follicles, improve hair strength and regulate sebum production.

Stop Dandruff:
Zinc is necessary to repair damaged hair and cells.  It also reduces the incidence of dandruff.  Zinc can be found in whole grain products like bread.

Hydrate Hair:
Each plenty of citrus fruits for the vitamin C.  It enables the body to create sebum, your hair's natural moisturizer.

Slow Hair Loss:
The mineral silica is believed to slow down hair loss and possibly prevent it.  It is found in vegetables like peppers, potatoes and sprouts.

Here is to healthy food and healthy hair!