I’m still not entirely sure what different materials do when you’re blow drying your hair. I mean, the dryer doesn’t actually touch your hair so you don’t have to worry about the smoothness of the plates or heat distribution as much as you would with a curling wand or flat iron. However! A lot of new dryers are sporting tourmaline technology, so there must be something to it.
Tourmaline Does What?
The Conair 1875 Watt Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Dryer has ceramic and tourmaline technology which have become the frontrunners in flat iron technology. In this case however, it cuts down on frizz by charging the air it’s blowing with negative ions that counteract the positive ions (the nasty ones that cause frizz). They basically neutralize each other and leave you with smooth hair.
Tourmaline within a blow dryer can cut down frizz in your hair by a whopping 75%. That’s a lot of frizz! Cutting out 75% of my hair’s frizz would make my locks look you know, almost normal. I might even be able to get some wave in there if I played my cards right. Frizz is the only reason I spend so much time working on my hair to begin with.
Set Your Heat and Your Speed
I have never been one for using the low speed on my dryers because I am way too impatient for that, but I know people that do. I think every blower I’ve ever owned has had speed settings, but I haven’t owned one nice enough to include heat settings. I have however burned my mother’s scalp by not moving the dryer fast enough, so I can understand they’re more than a little necessary. This one has two settings for speed and three for heat, so it’s pretty flexible.
Okay, maybe I’m gross but I had no idea my dryers have filters on them. I didn’t even know that was a thing. That being said, it makes sense. The one on this hair dryer has a hinge that makes it easier to take out and clean.
Diffuse or Concentrate– Whatever You Want
The 1875 comes with both a diffuser and a concentrator depending on what you want out of your dryer. The concentrator is what you see on the end of a stylist’s blow dryer. It directs the heat to a certain area so you get the most power in the right place. A diffuser does the exact opposite, so it’s more likely to be used for curls than straight hair.
Cut the Cord
Obviously if you did that here it would mean the blower stops working all together, so that’s not good. That being said the cord on this one is a little short, and that makes it kind of hard to use. You either need an extension cord or really short arms to make it work properly.
Attachments Don’t Exactly… Attach
While the concentrator and diffuser have a lot of purposes, they have to do one thing first and foremost– attach. If they don’t, it’s kind of useless. They slide around sometimes and others just fall off. It’s something about the way they fit (or don’t) that causes the problem. Regardless, it’s not a good “fit”.
Not Perfect, But Certainly Not The Worst
The price on this blow dryer is pretty good compared to a lot of the alternatives I’ve looked at. At just under $30, even if it’s not the greatest dryer in the world it still has a lot to offer. It has reviews similar to a lot of $100+ hair dryers, but you get to pocket more change than you spend. While it isn’t perfect, I definitely think it’s worth keeping on the short list because the quirks are fixable.