HAIR DRYERS

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Early usage of hair dryer in France and further evolution of hair dryers.

Early usage

The function of a hair dryer is not only to dry your hair faster but also to allow you to style your hair as it dries. Hair, when washed would dry naturally too but it would take longer. To speed up this process, a hair dryer uses a fan to blow air over the hair. The movement of air helps to take away the moisture from the hair, thus speeding up the drying process.

Blow dryers were invented at the end of 19th century. These were used by professional stylists in the salons and in the average house hold consumers. Before the invention of hair dryer, vacuum cleaner was used as hair dryer for drying hair. By taking inspiration from vacuum cleaner, Alexander Godefroy created hair dryer in 1890 and used in his salon, in France. It was neither handheld nor portable but could only be used by having women to sit underneath it.

First model

The first handheld, household model appeared in the market in 1920. The product is further developed changing the material to plastic and light weight but the mechanism never changed since inception.

Function

To quicken the drying of the hair, a heater is used. When the fan of the hair dryer blows air across the heater, warm air is moved across the wet hair and dries it faster.
In addition to the heater and fan, common hair dryers have a switch to control the speed of the fan. A few hair dryers even have a switch to control the temperature of the heater. These switches help to control the speed at which the hair dries.

The function of the safety grill over the air inlet is to prevent external objects like strands of hair from being sucked into the fan.
As the inside of the hair dryer is at a high temperature, the hair dryer nozzle as well as the entire body must be properly insulated to make it safe for the person using it.

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Hair Bleaching, Hair Care, Hair Care Tips, Hair Color, Hair Loss, Hair Loss Remedies, Hair Tips, Haircare, Haircaretips, Haircut, Hairstyle

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
12th Jun 2011 (#)

Wonderful historical accounting of the most useful tool.

Nice work.

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author avatar jayababy
12th Jun 2011 (#)

Thx a lot, Ratnashikhamani.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
12th Jun 2011 (#)

Great fun reading the history... thanks jayababy...:0)

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author avatar jayababy
12th Jun 2011 (#)

hahha...yes, its fun to know the early usage. Thx Delicia.

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author avatar Denise O
12th Jun 2011 (#)

What a interesting article. I just love the picture of the 1935 model. I bet it burnt your hair like there is no tomorrow though. Nice read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar jayababy
12th Jun 2011 (#)

Yes, Denise O, that seems to be really dangerous..hahah

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author avatar deepa venkitesh
12th Jun 2011 (#)

great share, thanx for the info, dear.

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author avatar jayababy
12th Jun 2011 (#)

hi deeps, thx a lot.

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author avatar Songbird B
13th Jun 2011 (#)

Really interesting share, Jayababy...Great historical article...

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author avatar jayababy
13th Jun 2011 (#)

Just waiting for your comment, dear friend. u must have chuckled after seeing the early usage.

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