If you are a busy stylist, odds are that you live and die by your blow dryers. You use them all day every day, and they are sometimes so much a part of you that they seem like an extension of your arm! With the high turnover in your chair and the plethora of things you have to do each day, you might not currently think about cleaning them as often as you should. But trust us: a gunked-up overheated blow dryer can really damage your clients’ hair. Read on to find some important tips and tricks for keeping your blow dryers as hard-working and hygienic as possible.
In order to make the most of your time and effort with your clients, you need to use a powerful hair dryer to start with. We have several tools that fit the bill. One of our favorites is the Elite Professional Series Accelerate, which takes the best in motor technology research and uses a brushless DC motor, which is a lightweight, high-performance motor. Your clients’ hair will dry faster, and the entire dryer weighs in at less than a pound! Because it is so light, it will save a lot of wear and tear on your arm. Despite the powerful motor, the Accelerate 2200 runs quietly, so you can still have those important conversations with clients in your chair. Infrared heat penetrates the cuticle, drying hair from the inside out, and negative ions preserve moisture and produce shiny, healthier hair.
Another one of our favorite dryers is the Platform Blowout Handle-less Hair Dryer. This handle-less dryer reduces your wrist strain, which is a plus in your busy salon. Our tourmaline ceramic heat technology reduces drying time by up to 50%. The large amount of negative ions creates a seal in the cuticle and locks in essential moisture, which serves to reduce frizz and static electricity. With our handle-less dryer, you will be able to more easily direct the heat exactly where you want it.
If you work in a busy salon, you probably don’t have time to constantly clean your hair dryer between clients. Not only is a dirty hair dryer an eyesore, but it can also be hard on your clients’ hair. If your hair dryer overheats because it is dirty, the extra heat causes breakage and split ends. Also, if your hair dryer is dirty, it will take longer for you to dry your clients’ hair. Since time is money, and you certainly don’t want to damage a client’s hair, you need to clean your hair dryer.
Clean your hair dryer frequently to avoid problems with the functionality of the dryer itself, as well as to prevent it from damaging your clients’ hair. Obviously, you can see if it gets clogged and dirty. Additionally, if it feels hot to your touch or turns off while in the middle of blow-drying, then it is time to unplug it, cool it off, and clean it up!
In order to keep your choice of hair dryers working properly, you need to use the correct tools to clean it correctly. This could not be more simple. All you need is an old toothbrush and a paper towel. With these two items, you will be able to make your hair dryer safer and more hygienic.
There are just a few easy steps to clean your hair dryer:
Step 1: Unplug the hair dryer. This is extremely important for your personal safety!
Step 2: Locate the dryer’s vent, which is generally on the back end. Take the filter off simply by screwing it off, or in rare cases, you might need a screwdriver to help you remove it.
Step 3: Use the toothbrush to wipe out the crud and dust from the filter, wiping the toothbrush on the paper towel as you go. Experiment with the technique, to determine whether circular motions or back and forth motions work best to clean your particular filter.
Extra Step: You may choose to run the filter under running water, but if you do so, you must ensure that you dry it completely so you do not risk anything when you plug it back into the wall.
At the end of the day, a clean hair dryer will work better, dry faster, keep your clients’ hair healthier, and last longer in your arsenal of tools. Follow these tips to make the most of your tools, and you will lead your clients to shinier, beautifully-dried hair that will help them look and feel their best.
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