A hair dryer, blow dryer or straightener is an electrically mechanical device which blows hot or ambient air over wet hair in order to speed up the evaporation of dry water to lock the hair in place. Blow dryers help to control the volume and shape of the hair, by quickly increasing and regulating the creation of temporary hair fibres within each individual strand. It also helps to seal in moisture and provide a smoother, softer look to the hair cuticle. However, there are a number of blow dryers which are either too expensive or under performing, so it is important to ensure that you buy a reliable dryer which has all of the right features. The most desirable blow dryers tend to have at least three heat settings, and usually come with a variable coolant level as well. In order to maximize the drying time and temperature, it is always advisable to turn the blow dryer off once it has been used for a while.
Another very useful type of hair dryer are combination heat and frizz removers. These devices are often called "frizz busters" owing to the fact that they can be used to drastically minimize any frizz. These devices work by blowing warm air over any frizzy areas, such as the legs of the bed or shirt collar, which in turn helps to reduce the amount of frizz. These types of hair dryers can also be set to a precise temperature to give controlled results. Many people find it hard to use these types of hair dryers because they often require more than one setting to achieve desired results. They often burn out quickly, although it is possible to speed up the process by repeatedly reheating the air before blowing.
If you are on a tight budget but want to buy a good quality hair dryer that will last you for a long time, then it would be advisable to look for one at a discounted price from a discount salon. The Internet is an ideal place to buy them from; many companies offer special discounts on major products such as hair dryers and hair dryer parts. However, if you prefer to shop offline, there are many local stores selling them. If you are looking for a branded product, it might be more expensive, but these branded products are generally of a much higher quality.
Once you have decided to buy a hair dryer of your own, you will need to consider a few factors. First of all, you should figure out what you need it for. If you wish to use it for formal occasions, such as at a wedding or a black-tie affair, then you will require a high-end model. For casual use, you may choose a blow dryer that does not require a lot of electricity to run. The most common types of hair dryer are electric and gas-operated. Gas-operated models are also much more convenient to use because they only need to be plugged in for a short while.
You will also need to consider the additional attachments that come with your dryer. If you wish to use a hair straightener, then the appropriate attachment should be purchased. Hair stylists advise that the attachment should have at least a 2 inch spray pattern, depending on the width of your hair. To increase the amount of airflow, you can purchase a fascinator or head band that has large holes. This will enable the airflow to spread over a larger area.
Most hair dryers nowadays also incorporate ionic technology, which uses positively charged ions ( ions) for heat transfer. Because they use negatively charged ions (cation), they create a static charge around the hair. This charge acts as a conductor and makes it easier for electricity to pass through. Ionic hair dryers are extremely energy efficient and do not build up any static electricity, so they are especially popular with those who live in low-lying areas that are prone to electrical problems.