Do you use a blow dryer nearly every morning? Do you usually stick to the same settings, failing to stray much beyond the “on” and “hot” switches?
You can get so much more out of your blow dryer and do so much more with your style. Just take a few minutes to get to know your hair dryer’s other features.
Bonus: If you’re in the market for a new blow dryer, knowing more about the different features will help you get the dryer you want without paying for extra options you won’t use.
1. Understand Ions In Your Blow Dryer
An ionic hair dryer can shave minutes off your morning routine by drying your hair faster. It also helps lock in moisture for that “just out of the salon” bounce and shine.
How do they work? Ionic dryers work by emitting negative ions, which are attracted to the positive ions in your wet hair.
Does that sound overly scientific? Basically, those ions simply break down the water molecules into smaller particles, allowing your hair to dry faster. And that means the hot air has less opportunity to damage your hair.
Ions also smooth the hair shaft, lock in moisture, and eliminate frizz by removing the static electricity some dryers produce.
2. Use Air that’s Not Too Hot, Not Too Cold
Make sure your blow dryer has at least two heat settings: Hot and cool. More settings are a bonus and ensure you can find the right temperature to avoid over-drying your hair.
3. Blast a Shot of Cool Air to Lock In Your Look
Use high heat to get your hair 80 to 90 percent dry. Then lock in your style with the “cool shot” button. This pro feature sends cold air over your locks to add bounce and volume.
4. Harness More Power for Faster Drying Times
Wattage is the amount of power your blow dryer has – the force of the air. Having multiple wattage settings allows you to get your hair mostly dry with faster speeds, decreasing the drying time. Then, slow things down to give you fine control of your style.
5. Choose the Right Attachment for Your Hairstyle
Want to give your hair some bounce like those ladies in the shampoo commercials? Use the hair dryer nozzle to add lift from the roots. A nozzle helps direct the airflow exactly where you need it.
A diffuser, on the other hand, helps keep curls frizz-free. Rest your curls on the diffuser and blast them with lower heat at a lower wattage to prevent frizz and keep your curls luscious all day.
6. Select Ceramic or Tourmaline Heat for an Even Temp and a Shiny Style
Ceramic and tourmaline coils maintain an even temperature throughout your blow out, ensuring healthier heating. Additionally, they help seal the cuticle, locking in moisture, shine, and that expensive dye job, too.
You’ll also enjoy hair that repels humidity to reduce frizz.
7. Choose the Best Hair Dryer for Your Budget
The Karmin Salon Pro Hair Dryer provides all these options in a light-weight, salon-quality hair dryer with a very affordable price tag. With pure ceramic coils, wattage up to 2,000w, three temperatures and two speed settings, you can’t afford not to buy it.
Have a bit more to spend? Get the Karmin Salon Series Ultralight Professional Ionic Hair Dryer for sensational, salon-worthy results.