Would you like to save time in your daily life and style your hair more easily?
Contrary to popular belief, buying a hair dryer is not a simple matter. Today there are a multitude of different models and brands of hair dryers. But above all, always think about buying smart, so buying a second-hand hair dryer will save you money and help protect the environment.
The functionalities of the hair dryer
We are talking about the power of a hair dryer in terms of temperature and speed.
The power of a hair dryer will generally vary between 1000 and 2500W: travel hair dryers will have some of the lowest power and hairdressing professionals will turn to hair dryers up to 2000W. The ideal solution is therefore to turn to a professional hair dryer with a minimum power of 1700W.
Nevertheless, the important thing is to base yourself on the nature of your hair (thick, fine, curly, straight) as well as the frequency of use. Fine, straight hair will prefer a low power around 1600W as opposed to thick, curly hair that can afford to use a higher power of 2000W or more.
In terms of temperature, a hair dryer must be equipped with at least two temperatures: hot air and cold air. Warm air will of course be there for drying and blow drying while cold air will help to fix the hair for a long lasting hold hairstyle.
The speed of the hair dryer should not be too low, as the drying time will be much longer. It should not be too fast either, at the risk of further damaging the hair. The turbo function available on hair dryers is therefore to be reserved occasionally due to lack of time.
Nothing is worse than having a sore arm after your morning blow dry! To avoid this, think about your comfort by favouring models that are light and have a good grip that will prevent your drying from becoming a real chore.
In terms of ergonomics, the length of the cord is very important: here too, it will depend on your use. A cord about 3m long will be more practical and easy to handle but will be more bulky to carry.
The unstoppable technology of today’s hair dryers is ionic technology. The static electricity that is released from wet hair in contact with water will be neutralized thanks to its negative ion emission system in the form of tiny drops of water. This action combats electric hair and frizz. This technology also has the advantage of making hair shinier and silkier and will save you time and energy thanks to its fast drying time.
In terms of coatings, the two ideal materials for frequent use of the hair dryer are tourmaline and ceramic. Tourmaline complements the effect of ionic technology by enhancing hair shine. It also speeds up drying and tends to make the hair shinier. As for the ceramic coating, it will allow a homogenous diffusion of heat and will avoid an overheating action in order to protect your hair.
Hair dryer accessories
The diffuser: as its name suggests, it will diffuse the heat evenly without blowing. It is ideal for curly hair that wants to maintain its beautiful curls and for straight hair that wants a wave.
The concentrator (or nozzle): has become indispensable for brushing since it will make it easier. The thickness should be chosen according to the nature and length of the hair: choose a wide model that will guarantee heat over a large area for long hair versus a narrower model to facilitate drying of fine and damaged hair.
The wall bracket: it can be fixed to allow you to put your still warm appliance safely on the wall.
For optimal use, choose the heat and power of the appliance according to the nature of your hair. An intermediate temperature is sufficient for thick hair. On the other hand, moderate it if your strands are fine or damaged. Also remember to modulate the heat and the intensity of the air flow: start at low temperature and maximum power (adapted to your wicks), then switch to hot air by decreasing the speed. A good trick to create movement.