After yesterday's post I thought it might be worth while at least looking into portable hooded hair dryers as they were listed in both "Vintage Hairstyling" and "Style Me Vintage" maybe it would be worth my while investing!
|Well she's definitely enjoying her's!|
The hooded hair dryer was originally introduced in the 50s, a time when women were expected to uphold a certain chicness in their look from day to day, so this would have been a good way to achieve a salon look at home. Well if it's good enough for the 1950s lovelies! And there are still some kinds of hooded dryers available in the modern market. They may not look as pretty as the originals, but let's see what's on offer!
Firstly we have the solid hooded dryer, based on the original design from the 50s/60s. This version is the BaByliss Portable Hooded Hair Dryer, found here:
|Fancy drying you hair with me? :)|
|All folded up and cute!|
This little beauty will set you back between £30 and £50, and it certainly looks the part, what with it's sweet little white fold away self. And from it's online reviews it certainly seems to get the job done. If this is a little rich for your tastes, however, you can go for our second option:
|Do you think this a good look for me?|
Option two (found here) is a steal at just £8.50 and consists of a simple attachment for your hairdryer consisting of a tube and hood, that fits snuggly around your head thus drying your set quickly. The best thing about option two is I'm pretty sure my mum owned one once :) To be honest, I think if you can get over the fact that you look like a space man, option two may be the way forward, after all it's so much cheaper. Plus it also comes in pink:
|There's nothing strange about this at all...|
So there you have it, it may not be so crazy listing one of these bad boys as a basic tool after all. There are several options at several different price ranges out there, and I suppose if you set your hair pretty much everyday this might be a worthwhile investment as it will ultimately mean you spend less time waiting for your set to dry and more time doing something else that's more fun! Sewing perhaps, or making some cupcakes :)
What do you think? Do any of you use these clever little gadgets or do you just think they're a waste of time and/or money? As always I love to hear your thoughts! For now I think I'll leave off buying one, I want to get better at sets (or just do one!) before I invest any big bucks in equipment. My setting lotion is winging it's way to me now though, so expect updates on my progress very soon!
Bye for now :)