Monday, December 17, 2012
Pros & Cons of the Ionic Blow Dryer
Looking to add a little shine to your hair while cutting styling time in half? The ionic dryer might be the answer; it claims to do just that and more!
The Claims: The Ionic dryer not only claims to cut your drying time in half, but it’s said to make your hair softer, smoother, shinier, and more manageable than traditional dryers. The ionic dryer also claims to protect against split ends and damage while keeping hair hydrated and frizz free.
How it Works: The desirable effects of ionic dryers are caused by negatively charged ions tightening the cuticle layer of your hair. Positive and negative ions exist in all substances. Purportedly when hair is wet it is “positively charged”.
Ionic hair dryers “reconstruct” ion clusters by bathing the hair in negative ions, which allows water molecules to penetrate deeper because the ionic airflow breaks water drops into smaller pieces allowing the hair shaft it to easily absorb.
As a result the hair is hydrated and reconditioned with each use. By drying the hair follicle from the inside out, ionic dryers claim to make hair easier to style by preserving your natural oils in the hair, helping it maintain its strength and flexibility.
The Reality: Ionic dryers main shorten drying time but they can also thin down your wallet. While you can find some reasonable priced ionic dryers from your local convenient store that do leave your hair plenty shiny, your less likely to see a payoff as far as cutting down drying time with the more affordable priced dryers. Investing in a more professional dryer can cost you anywhere from $60 to $150 dollars! But they definitely produce more of the claimed results than lower end ionic dryers. But in the end, rather its the affordable version or the professional dryer I definitely think it’s time to switch your traditional blow dryer in for an ionic one. For a list of the best ionic dryers on the market check out Folica.com