Hair Dryers with Advanced Heating Technology
When you blow-dry with a conventional hair dryer, all of the hot air produced by the dryer's heating element is focused on the thin outer covering of the hair strands known as the cuticle. The intense heat can cause damage to the protective cuticle, leaving tresses vulnerable to breakage and split ends. Infrared hair dryers are a gentler alternative that uses a type of electromagnetic energy called infrared to assist with drying. This infrared energy is able to penetrate the hair and heat up the inner layers of the strands. As a result, hair dries from inside out and from the outside in. This speeds up drying time and reduces heat stress on the cuticle. An infrared hair dryer can reduce the risk of thermal styling damage to healthy hair and make it possible for already damaged hair to begin to recover.
Ionic and Cool Shot Technologies
Many infrared hair dryers feature other innovative technologies that benefit the tresses. Ionic hair dryers with ceramic, titanium or tourmaline ceramic heating elements produce invisible negatively charged particles that help to tame fly-aways, reduce the risk of frizz and make hair appear shinier and sleeker. Models with cool shot technology have a button or setting that allows them to emit cold air. This feature can help to set a style in place when you've finished blow-drying.
An Array of Attachments
Depending on your hair's texture and your hairstyle, you may benefit from an infrared hair dryer that comes with attachments. Models with diffusers are ideal for styling curls and waves, while models with concentrators can speed up dry time and increase your control over where the hot air they produce is aimed.
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