When we adopt a hair dryer, it’s to do a little bit together and it quickly becomes a great ally.
But finding the perfect blow dryer is no easy task. There are several ranges of hair dryers, both new and second-hand. But how can you be sure you’re making the right choice?
The hair dryer is an indispensable beauty accessory. But with all the appliances on the market, it’s not always easy to choose one.
Which hair dryer to choose?
Look for an appliance that uses ionic technology. This diffuses negative ions that combat static electricity. It also protects the hair fibre from drying out. Tourmaline completes these effects by boosting the shine of your hair. A ceramic coating allows an even diffusion of heat. Finally, infrared technology prevents your hair from overheating and leaves it soft and shiny.
To be effective, your hair dryer must be powerful. The power is measured in Watts and varies between 1,000 Watts for travel hair dryers and 2,500 Watts for the most efficient machines. If the air is too hot, it can weaken your hair. On the other hand, if it is not hot enough, drying will take too long. The solution: to be effective, choose a dryer with a minimum output of 1,700 Watts. This is usually marked on the handle of the hair dryer. If your arm hurts at the mere mention of the word blow-drying, your hair dryer is too heavy.
So that drying is no longer a chore, opt for a lighter model with a good grip. Remember to test the appliance before buying it. Some models are silent, others turn on and off without even touching them.
Concentrator, diffuser for hair dryer… More than just accessories
Those who have used the hair dryer found in hotels know that the nozzle is far from being an accessory. Without the proper nozzle, the hair dryer will only tangle your hair. So it’s important to choose the right nozzle.
The diffuser has a volumizing effect that gives hair volume by loosening the roots. As it diffuses heat gently, it is more suitable for fine hair or hair that has been weakened by colouring or straightening. This accessory is also perfect for curly hair. It follows the movement of curls without denaturing them.
On the other hand, the air concentrator is the ideal accessory for professional brushing. By concentrating the air on the dried strand, it offers a precise, frizz-free result. Now that you’ve got the hair dryer, it’s up to you to brush your hair breathtakingly.