If you are in the market for a new hairdryer and are looking for a hands-free approach to drying your hair or just something a little out of the ordinary, have you given any thought to investing in a bonnet hair dryer? If not, we think you should give it some serious consideration and with that in mind in the following article, we will look at bonnet hair dryers in a bit more detail.
As well as explaining the main difference between a bonnet hair dryer and a traditional one, we will also consider some of the pros and cons of using a bonnet hair dryer over the alternative. If you are convinced, don’t forget to check this amazing buying guide on best bonnet hair dryers.
First things first…
What Is A Bonnet Hair Dryer?
A bonnet hair dryer, also known as a hooded hair dryer, is one of those large appliances that you will normally find in an old-fashioned hair salon, that looks like a tall metal stand with a hood shape at the top. The hooded part of the hair dryer has vented chambers that blow either cold or hot air. To use it, you therefore sit directly below the hooded part, pulling it down over your damp or wet hair and let it work its magic.
As you may remember from those old movies, bonnet hair dryers are often used to dry hair in a particular style, normally to set hair with rollers. However, it can be used to dry hair without rollers too.
Pros and Cons Of Bonnet Hair Dryers Over Traditional Hair Dryers and Vice Versa
Perhaps the main benefit of bonnet hair dryers, as you’ve probably guessed, is the fact you do not have to do too much manual work when drying your hair. You just need to sit under the hood and wait. That also means that you will not suffer from cramp in your wrist or have to bend your body in strange angles to reach the hair at the back of your head.
However, the main benefit of the bonnet hair dryer is also one of its biggest downsides. You just have to sit there and wait for your hair to dry and that can take some time. The interesting is that in the 50s a lot of people appreciated this about bonnet hair dryers – the fact that you basically had an excuse to just sit and chat to friends or read a book or magazine.
It can be relaxing, but is not ideal or practical if you are running late for work. Another advantage though is the fact that bonnet hair dryers are generally quicker at drying hair than basic rollers. However, if you are intending on using rollers, your hair will dry quicker than basic rollers and a hooded hair dryer by using heated rollers instead. You also have the freedom to do other things while you wait, and are not stuck sitting under the hood.
Finally, bonnet hair dryers are a great investment if you offer hair cutting and styling services from home and want to be able to expand to take on more clients at one time. For instance, while you wait for someone’s hair to dry you could be working on client’s hair.