Popular Types of Hair Dryers
Hair dryer technology is always discovering new and improved ways of drying hair without damaging it. Hand held dryers traditionally had metal coils inside that heated to produce warm air. However, the metal coils would often become too hot and burn out or cause damage to the hair.
Most hair dryers work on the principle that the fan pushes air over the heating element which is then concentrated through a nozzle and onto your hair. The material of your hair dryer can determine whether or not it is suitable for your specific hair type.
Hair dryers are classified into different categories is determined by the technology used and the material used for the heating element. Check out the four most commonly used types of hair dryers that utilize modern technology …
Popular Hair Dryers
Tourmaline is a multi-colored gemstone that is a pyroelectric and piezoelectric mineral that generates an electric charge. It emits both negatively charged ions and infrared heat, making it an ionic and an infrared dryer hairdryer. Tourmaline hair dryers generate quick-drying, gentle heat which makes them a safe choice when you’re trying to avoid damaging your hair.
These types of hair dryers have a heating coil that is made of titanium steal which dry the hair faster than other dryers and are are also lightweight. The downside is that it can damage the hair, particularly if it is thin.
The heating material in this type of hair dryer is made of ceramic or porcelain which provides an even heat and is therefore less likely to damage your hair. They emit negatively charged ions and create infrared heat which locks the moisture into the hair shaft.
With this technology, negatively charged ions are created when air passes through an electric current in a metallic coil (nichrome wire), producing negatively charged ions which break down the water molecules and lock the moisture into the cuticles. The advantage of the ionic hair dryer is that it helps the hair dry very quickly.