A bit of history

They started talking about the first hairdryer in 1888. Its creator was Alexander Godefroy in St. Louis, Missouri. He used it in his hairdresser to dry his hair. The invention worked on the basis of gas equipment. The hairdryer was so bulky and absolutely not mobile, without an air direction function, so it did not gain popularity.

In 1900, the designers of the German company “Sanitas” introduced a hair dryer. The hair dryer was like a large canned food jar with a wooden handle and a metal pipe. Inside was an engine that heated a spiral, and a fan blew hot air into a metal pipe.

The first handheld hair dryer was patented by Gabriel Kazanjian in 1911 in Chicago. Mass distribution began only in the twenties. Outwardly, the device looked like a round jar with a wooden handle and an iron pipe. The operation was carried out thanks to the engine, which heated the air to 90 degrees. The invention weighed 2 kg, it was inconvenient and time-consuming to use, and also dangerous, it was possible to set the hair on fire (it was necessary to hold the hair dryer at arm’s length while drying) or get a lethal shock.

The very name “hair dryer” stuck in 1941 thanks to the German trade mark Foen, they were used for all drying machines, and before that, only the names of the models “Lorelei”, “Breeze” and others were in use. From the German “fen” translates as warm / dry, the name personified in Germany the dry and warm air that blows from the mountains.

The hair dryer continued its development in three directions:

  1. The handheld device became more and more lighter and more convenient.

  2. A mobile hair dryer in a case with a hose, a head hood was put on top.

  3. The massive, immobile helmet was practiced in hairdressing salons for fixing and drying hairstyles.

Gradually improving and gaining more and more popularity, only the handheld hair dryer was used, which was used in all areas of its possible application. Between 1930 and 1940, the function of switching the blowing speed and temperature control became possible, the body became plastic and lightweight. And in the 1970s, a hair dryer also became safe to use. In modern models, there are also functions: ionization of hair, the flow of cold air, an antistatic effect, various nozzles for a hairdryer have also appeared, helping to quickly achieve one shape or another for our curls.

Thus, the hair dryer saved women from such painful, long and dangerous drying of long wet hair in stoves and over an open fire.

As a definition, we can formulate that, a modern hair dryer is an electrical device that produces a controlled flow of hot and cold air.

The hair dryer has become an essential part of the hair care process. It is useful to know some of the subtleties in its use in order to get maximum benefit and minimum harm.

Subtleties when working with a hairdryer:

  1. Dynamics in use. Be as dynamic as possible with a hairdryer when drying your hair, changing its position relative to the head in a circle and in corners, this will make your hair dry as quickly as possible and give volume and shape to your hairstyle.

  1. Average temperature. Use a mode with an average hot air supply temperature. Thanks to this, your hair will not be brittle. It is allowed to use the maximum hot air when creating complex hairstyles and when drying hair with a curl.

  1. Cleaning. The fan of the hairdryer should be cleaned of dirt and particles of your hair once every ten days with regular use and once a week if the hairdryer is used rarely. Otherwise, you can get not only a fire in the apparatus, but also the hair.

  1. Nozzles. The material of the nozzles for the hair dryer must be plastic or ceramic, which has the property of gradual and uniform incandescence. Try to avoid metal attachments, as they can damage your hair a lot, as it heats up quickly and strongly, burning the curls.

    Do not use the diffuser attachment immediately before drying on wet hair, this oversight will cause hair breakage and damage. The ideal option is to first dry with a classic nozzle, and already almost dry strands with a diffuser.

    Do not forget to use a flat nozzle – a concentrator to direct air to a specific area of ‚Äč‚Äčthe hair. Thus, the curls do not overheat, do not get confused and do not split, plus a root volume is created.

  1. Walking after drying. A sudden and sudden change in temperature immediately after drying can be very stressful, worsening the condition of the hair and upsetting the balance of the skin. Therefore, we recommend that you postpone going out for 30 minutes after your hair is completely dry.

  1. Thermal protection. Regular use of the hair dryer obliges you to resort to additional thermal protection in the form of various hair care products. These can be shampoos and balms or preparations after washing your hair: various cream and oil products, as well as sprays. When choosing, take into account the type of hair: oily or combined, alcohol care options are more suitable, and oily treatments are more suitable for dry and normal ones.

  1. Towel dry. The duration of drying hair with a towel directly depends on the material from which it is sewn. If you are using a cotton towel, then the drying time will be 30 minutes, if you are using a microfiber towel, then the drying time will be reduced to 10 minutes.

  1. The moisture content of the hair before drying. For owners of thick and long hair, it is recommended to leave the curls slightly damp before drying. And owners of dry hair are advised to dry the strands almost to the end with a towel, and use the hairdryer to a minimum, just for styling.

  1. Hair zoning when drying. Forget about the chaotic movement of the hair dryer when drying, zone drying is the most productive and beneficial. Divide the hair into 4-5 areas, using clamps to fix it. Thus, the hair is disciplined, does not get confused, the styling is excellent and voluminous.

  1. Distance from hair dryer to head when drying. The safest and less traumatic for hair and skin when using a hair dryer is a distance of 30 cm. Failure to observe this rule leads to the fact that your hair will be prone to brittleness, and your scalp will get regular burns.

  1. Direction of hair pulling when drying. For maximum volume and the effect of naturally beautiful curls, you need to pull your hand up and direct the air also up.
    You should also take into account the direction of movement of air and combs – strictly from the roots towards the tips. Otherwise, the hair can get tangled together.

  1. Hair dryer position. In the dominant hand (most often it is the right one) there should be a comb when drying, and in the other there is a hairdryer (most often it is the left one).

  1. Air flow temperature mode. In the process of drying curls, you must use both hot and cool air flow. Positive mode – for drying, negative – for fixing, and preventing split ends.

The health and beauty of our hair begins with careful and proper handling! Drying is a daily routine that should be taken into account!

Trendy Beauty