Sunday, July 25, 2010

Blow Dryer for Human Hair Wigs

Posted by Ask Chavi at 12:59 PM
Dear Chavi,
I would like to purchase a new blow dryer for setting my sheitels.  Do you have any recommendations?
Thank you,
Jessica
Dear Jessica,
Throughout my single life I struggled with wavy frizzy hair that could only be straightened with a proper blow dry and perhaps occasional straightening with a flat iron.  Therefore, I spent a lot of time trying out various types of blow dryers.  I think it is important to have a "salon-grade" blow dryer.  They will make the appearance of the wig setting better overall, should minimize frizz, and are apparently less damaging.  I have noticed different outcomes of hair depending on the quality of the blow dryer.  The professional dryers have more wattage, hence more power and therefore a quicker and better set.
BaByliss PRO BAB2000 Professional Ceramix Xtreme 2000 Watt Hair Dryer
BaByliss PRO
I personally own the BaByliss PRO BAB2000 Professional Ceramix Xtreme 2000 Watt Hair Dryer which is one of the most reasonable at under $40.  There are obviously better blow dryers than this one, ranging upwards of $200, but I think in terms of buying one that is reasonable it does the job.  It has cool, warm and hot temperature settings and high, medium, and low air speeds so you can find the setting that you are most comfortable with.  Also, recently my mother treated me to a haircut at a salon and the cosmetologist had this BaByliss, the same one that I owned at home!  It made me feel great that I was using a blow dryer that professionals use.  My hair came out great, and then I covered it and went home =)  One of the downsides to this blow dryer is that its loudness and that the handle can get hot if you have it on too long, however neither of these "issues" have ever bothered me.  It is VERY powerful and hot.

Sedu Revolution TGR 3600 Hair DryerIf money is no issue then I would get the Sedu Revolution Pro Tourmaline Ionic TGR 4000i Hair Dryer which is much quieter and has many heat levels and choice to blow dry with ions or without ions.  It will dry your hair or wig faster and is advertised to reduce frizz.  I have not tried it myself but it has received raving reviews from both customers and magazines. It looks fabulous, but it is over $150...
Also, before attempting to blow dry your wig, please refer to my video on blow drying a wig straight to make sure that you do not damage your wig when drying:  Blowdrying a Wig Straight

Best of luck,
Chavi

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