Are You Looking For a Hair Dryer That Lasts?
How many times do we ask ourselves the question, when am I going to find a hair dryer that doesn’t short out on me, or didn’t I just buy this hairdryer a short time ago?
If these are the questions you are asking yourself, then you need to ask the question, where did I buy it and/or how much did I spend on the hair dryer? Did the hairdryer say “professional” on the box? Why is the label “professional” so important?
Looking at this from a common sense vantage point, hair stylists need a lot more mileage out of a dryer than the average consumer. Some of us wash and dry our hair every day, but if that is the case, it is only once a day. A hair stylist could potentially be using their dryer up to eight times a day for at least five days a week. The bottom line here is that a hair stylist needs a durable hair dryer and therefore, typically buys a “professional” hairdryer because they know they can count on the reliability of that dryer. This is why buying a professional hairdryer is probably going to be the best answer to the question, “Are You Looking For a Hair dryer That Lasts?”
Luckily, buying a professional hair dryer is not that difficult of a task these days. They are sold in the hair salons, beauty supply stores, and online. You will get much better prices online than in a hair salon or a beauty supply store for the obvious reasons. Actual brick and mortar stores need to figure in their operational costs which are much more than a website. You will also be surprised that you can actually afford a professional hairdryer as they range in prices from the high $20.00 range all the way up to over $200.00.
As to which professional hairdryer will work best for you, depends on what features you are looking for, what price range, how many watts, etc. Asking your hair stylist for a recommendation sometimes works, but another way to get some answers to the questions you might have are just simply to type in the question online in a browser window to see what comes up. Many articles and product comparisons are out there on the web just waiting to be read.
So, before you start shopping, get all of your questions answered, and then you can be an informed buyer of that all important appliance, the hairdryer.
Hair Concentrator Attachments For Hair Dryers: Why Use One?
When you are shopping for a hair dryer, you will see that most include a hair concentrator attachment, and in some cases there are two. If you haven’t bought one in a long time, you may not be familiar with the purpose of this attachment. And, in many cases, you got one with the dryer you bought but you weren’t exactly sure how to use it or what the heck to do with it so you threw it in a drawer.
There really is a purpose for this odd-shaped hair dryer attachment. The concentrator was designed to focus the air coming out of the nozzle of the dryer to a specific section of your hair. When you think about it, if you don’t have a concentrator attached to the dryer, the dryer has a tendancy to blow your hair all over the place , especially if you aren’t using a brush and focusing the nozzle in one area. While some stylists claim that the purpose of the concentrator is to aid in the straightening of your hair, generally speaking this is true because the concentrator does aid in drying specific sections of your while blow drying with a brush. Depending on the size of the brush, that section of hair will either be straight or curl in the direction that you have the hair wrapped around the brush.
If you haven’t already noticed, concentrators come in different shapes and sizes. One of the biggest differences is how wide the slit at the end of the concentrator is. Obviously the wider the slit allows for more air flow and the thinner the slit is the air flow is more restricted. Something to keep in mind when using the concentrator is to make sure you have the nozzle of the dryer far enough way to avoid burning your scalp yet close enough to dry the particular section of hair. Also, don’t keep the heat blowing on one section too long. If you need to move the nozzle to another area and then return to the one you were working on, this is safer in the long run.