Knowing which hairdryer to buy and knowing which one will be best for your hair type can be rather bewildering with all the different types out there in the market place.When your old hairdryer has finally given up on you a search for a new dryer must begin. Because as we all know a hairdryer is a must have tool in any woman’s grooming wardrobe.
The important thing to remember is that not all hairdryers are created equal.
One that doesn’t have enough heat can see you sitting in front of the mirror for a long time. This in turn means you could well end up with aching arms. On the other hand if the heat is to strong you may just end up frying your hair.
Now I think it is most probable that a lot of women when faced with a hairdryer breakdown will go out and purchase one based on price. Rather than one that is most suited to their requirements.
As a hair stylist I must admit that sometimes I get confused with the different words that are tagged onto the dryer box or sales card these days. Such as Ceramic, Ionic or Tourmaline and what the words actually mean.
So before you run out and purchase your new appliance read this post. Then you will be armed with the right know how to choose the best hairdryer for your needs.
Shopping For Your New Hairdryer Know The Lingo.
The Ceramic Hairdryer.
The ceramic heating elements warm up the air to create an even controlled heat.Therefore drying your hair in much gentler way than traditional hairdryers.
Which can be prone to uneven heating temperatures. An even controlled heat will help in protecting your hair against any heat damage as it dries.
The Ionic Hairdryer.
This hairdryer generates negative ions that supposedly break up water molecules so drying the hair faster than many of the traditional dryers. These ions also are meant to help in sealing the hair cuticle therefore giving a smoother look to your finished blow-dry.
Depending on your hairstyle you can go for the ionic dryer if you like sleek styles.
But if you wish to pump some volume into your hair I would say this is not the best type of hairdryer for you.
The Tourmaline Dryer.
This hairdryer is a combination of the previous two as it contains both ceramic and ionic elements. With the ceramic plus the negative ions this is meant to give you the fast speed of drying. Yet with a much gentler heat so as to produce a finish on your hair that has has more shine and less frizz.
Price wise the tourmaline dryer will set you back a little more than the ionic and ceramic versions.
The Ultimate Hairdryer.
Meet this pink baby that looks set to become the Rolls Royce of hairdryers.
Made by Dyson the name behind the upmarket fans and vacuum cleaners it now seems they have decided they want to tap into the hairdryer market.
Expected to be launched in September 2016 the Dyson hairdryer is going to be lighter, sleeker and apparently less damaging to your hair than other dryers.
Get ready to empty your purse as this pink baby does not come cheap as it is expected to retail at around US$399.
What Your Dryer Must Have.
The Style Fixer.
A must is to ensure your new dryer has is a cool button. This helps in sealing the cuticle (outside layer) of your hair whilst at the same time setting your look.
I personally find this cool button is very handy for a final shot when wanting to put a curl in the hair when using a round brush.
It is also great for putting the finishing touches to any blow-dry without tending to over dry the hair. Make a point to make sure that cold button is there.
How Hot Do You Need?
For home use look for a 1200 to 1800 watt dryer with the view that the higher the wattage the more power and heat your dryer will provide.
High Heat Level.
If you have really thick or coarse hair you will want to use your hairdryer on a high heat setting. Make sure that you keep the dryer moving at all times and never focus on one spot for too long. Shop for a dryer that has 1800 watts of power or more.
Low Heat Level.
This is the best heat level if you have fine or fragile hair. As this type of hair can very easily become damaged if you frequently use very hot air. Also use the low heat setting if your hair is only damp in other words if you have let your hair air dry for a while before starting your blow-dry.
Handy Hairdryer Attachments.
Used to concentrate the warm air and at the same time direct the hair where you want it to go. Rough dry your hair first and then add the nozzle to the dryer for final styling.
Every woman with curly hair should own a diffuser as it slows down the drying process thereby helping to contain frizz. Ideal to use when you don’t have enough time to let your hair air dry.
Use the pick attachment to lift the hair at the roots. This will help you to create volume at the root area whilst drying your hair.
For good control when blow drying your hair. I would recommend switching your hairdryer to a low speed and a high temperature. As this will stop the hair from blowing around too much.
Which hairdryer you choose depends on your hair type and your needs.Hopefully this post will help you in your decision making.
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