Hot Tips For Hot Tools

Written on 02/19/2021
Daisy Noble

Your choice of styling tool is a very important factor when you are looking to create
your hairstyle and equally important to maintain healthy hair.


There is a plethora of tools available to choose from, it can be confusing and very
easy to get caught in marketing hype, but do not worry, that’s why this blog has been
created. In this 2 part series we are going to cover electrical styling tools starting with
hair dryers.


Hair Dryers
A hair dryer can be found in most households, regardless of the hairstyles and type
of hair that resides in the house. A good hair dryer can be the difference of an
enjoyable experience getting ready in the morning or a struggle to tame your locks.
What do you need to know about hair dryers?

The technology:

Ionic Hair Dryer:
Ionic hair dryers work by transferring negative ions to the hair, which attract the
positive ions in water to help the hair dry faster. You have the convenience of getting
your hair to dry faster, this process helps seal the strands' cuticles to retain moisture.

Ionic bonding technology:
Ionic bonding makes negative and positive ions bond together and in doing so creat a
layer over the hair. This method neutralises static electricity leaving the hair healthy
and shiny.

Infrared:
Infrared is designed to dry your hair more quickly and efficiently. It uses less heat
which means less damage & frizz. Think infrared patio heater, you cannot see the
“beam” of infrared hit your skin but you can feel the heat.

Motor:
Is the motor powerful enough? A quality hair dryer will have the right balance of a
powerful motor without the added weight.

Cord:
That’s right, the cord is important, the wiring of your hair dryer will be tested every
time it is used, packed in a bag or stuffed in a draw. Look for a thick rubber cord, that will tell you the wiring has not been overlooked and will most likely withstand rigorous
use.

Maintenance:
A good hair dryer is a great investment, your locks will thank you. And if you are
investing in a quality hair dryer, you need to look after it. How you keep it clean and
fluff free, how you roll up the cord and store it between use will be determining factors
in the lifespan of your investment. A quality hairdryer will have pointers and advise on
how you should look after it. Take a look at HH Simonsen's Styling Tools Here.