Handling Considerations

Size, Weight and Other Blow Dryer Factors for Easy Handling

As someone with baby hands I have to pay a little more attention to the shape of my hair dryers than a lot of other people do. I mean, it’s a little crazy how much trouble I have holding things. I have never had a bracelet I’ve worn regularly because nothing fits on these weird little hands. Anyway, the importance of that is there are things you have to pay attention to when you’re trying to find the perfect dryer. Obviously you want to make sure it has the right amount of power and heat, but it goes beyond even those considerations.

What Does It Weigh

If you have short or fine hair, thinking about the weight of your hairdryer isn’t really a problem because you don’t spend that much time using it. However, if you’re like me and have super long, very thick hair the weight of your dryer matters a lot.

You’re going to be holding it up in the air for a long time while you’re primping. A dryer that only weighs a few pounds can quickly start to feel like it weighs a whole lot more when you’ve been holding it above your head for almost an hour.

Holding Your Hand

If you have small hands you need to make sure the handle of your dryer is shaped accordingly. My mom once had a blower that had this massively bulky handle. I could barely get my hand around it. Not to mention it had a body that was so long it was almost impossible for me to get my hand far enough away from my head so it didn’t eat my hair. If you have larger hands you aren’t going to want a handle that’s too small either. Standard sizes work for most people, but it’s even a little big for me after a while. Make sure your dryer fits in your hand before you drop a chunk of change.

Pushing The Buttons

Before choosing a dryer, pay attention to the location of the buttons because they can sometimes be in a place that’s super annoying. After all, the last thing you need is to accidentally turn the heat up! Buttons that are in the wrong place can get hit while you’re using the dryer, and that means you could be changing settings without realizing it.

If you’re like me and do your hair in an almost silent house, I always try to use the dryer on a low setting so I don’t wake anyone. If the buttons are in the wrong place I risk going from quiet power to a ton of noise in no time without realizing it. I would scare myself and wake some family members which (trust me) doesn’t make for a good start to the day!

Cords Matter

It never occurred to me that cords on a blow dryer are not a standard length until I bought one (which I have since returned) and had the shortest cord I have ever seen. I promise it was barely longer than 4 feet. I was basically tethered to the wall when I was drying which isn’t in the least bit comfortable. In fact, I think I must have elbowed the door frame approximately 895834958345 times (and maybe a half).

Not One Size Fits All

One of the most important things to keep in mind when you’re trying to find the right dryer for your locks is they are not one size fits all (as much as it seems like they should be). People have different needs for heat, power, size, wattage and more so you have to pay attention to what you need before making that final decision.