The travel-sized hair dryer which I bought when I first landed in Australia (which was Perth, btw) in August 2009 died a few weeks ago. My hair got chewed up at the back filter and it started emitting that “burning hair” smell – yuks! Anyway, I headed out the next day and after much contemplation about whether I should buy a Remington or a Vidal Sassoon, I ended up with the Remington Pro Ionic 2100.
Here are the reasons why I bought it :-
1. Remington is a hair brand I am familiar with.
2. The word “Pro” suggests professional (even though I know it’s not really per se. I did check out the “professional” hair dryers at a professional hair salon but they were WAY out of my budget and I hadn’t heard of any of the brands!).
3. Within budget as it was on offer (under $30 AUD).
4. Tourmaline “frizz free” won me over.
What Is Tourmaline?
Tourmaline is a precious stone that possesses unique ionic and infrared properties. The secret is the use of this very expensive, natural emitter of negative ions and infrared heat, working like a magnet. The addition of crushed tourmaline jewels combined with the ceramic increases surface shine, so hair is sleek and shiny. Tourmaline crystals when warmed become positively charged at one end and negatively charged at the other. Tourmaline is the strongest, longest lasting source available. Negative ions close to the cuticle layer create a smooth, silky hair surface and seal in the hair’s natural moisture. This provides ultimate shine, color and moisture protection, and also eliminate static electricity on the hair surface so hair is left silky and frizz-free.
So even though it had 3 heat and 2 speed settings with a cool shot, it didn’t mean much to me.
When I first used the Remington Pro Ionic 2100, I was a bit miffed. It was like triple the weight AND size of my wee travel-sized hair dryer!!! It took a few days before I started to appreciate it. Basically, it has halved the time of hair drying I used to do PLUS it doesn’t have a weird burning smell like my previous dryer (which obviously couldn’t handle the heat!).
Unfortunately, I have not noticed shinier or less frizzy hair with Remington Pro Ionic 2100 hair dryer – but that’s what hair straighteners and serum loaded with silicone is for! LOL.
BEAUTY TIPS :
- Towel-dry as much as possible to soak up excess water from hair. Dab it dry and don’t scrunch it up.
- Use heat-protectant spray to minimise heat damage to hair.
- I wait till my hair is at least 60% dry before using a hairdryer.
What hairdryer do you use?