One Good Hairdryer
July 17, 2012 1 Comment
It may seem trivial but it is a dark day when you realize that your hairdryer is on its way out. I usually try to prolong the inevitable for as long as possible. The warning signs are hard to ignore. For example, every Conair I ever owned used to overheat. The only way to cool it was to blow into the dryer shaft (yes, I realize what I just said) and cool the coil. Repeat this every 3-5 minutes and with any luck, it would live for a few more weeks.
My Revlon Hairdryer made beauty a little more challenging and dangerous. First, the concentrator attachment expanded and would fall off the nozzle. Second, it began to spark small flames as I was drying my hair. I didn’t use it more than 2 or 3 times after the sparks started before I began to look for a new hairdryer.
My hair is naturally wavy. It’s long and thick but the strands are baby fine. So when I frizz, it’s serious. Smoothing my hair is a project. If it’s done well it can last for almost 36 hours. If it’s done poorly, I’m wavy as soon as I step out of the house. The Revlon had been wasting my time for months before the sparks started. It was 1875 watts of power but that just wasn’t making for a good hairdryer. In fact, I have used hotel, travel dryers with no concentrator, that produced better results.
Using the Revlon, it took me almost 30-45 minutes to dry my hair. That’s a little longer than blowing into the Conair. I began my search for a new hair dryer at Target where I was immediately taken by the Goody Heat Flash Dry guaranteed to smooth hair 35% faster. The end of the nozzle is slanted to form a gentle concentrator and it comes with another smoothing attachment and a diffuser. When I first saw this one, it was on sale for $29.99. Of course, I did not buy it. I was still rolling the dice with the Revlon. I wanted to shop around.
When I shop for a hairdryer I need high power and a good price. Despite the fact that I use a hair dryer almost everyday for a few years (at least 4 years) I still hate to overspend. After checking the price at Walmart and online, I returned to Target to buy it for $34.99.
So far, the results have been amazing. It smooths my hair and it stays smooth. The smoothing concentrator screws onto the nozzle but I can smooth my hair without the attachment. In terms of power I have 3 speeds and 3 temperatures. The box boasts a pro speed fan for 2x more powerful airflow and 1825 watts of power.
I can dry and smooth my entire head in 17 minutes. I can even dry my hair at bedtime and it’s still straight in the morning. This is something that never happened before. This is a record. This purchase has bought me time. I love it. Great hairdryer.