Exciting news! We’ve launched our first hair dryer tool, the HERØ Ionic Technology Hair Dryer. In this blog, we’ll be telling you all about it.
This brand-new launch is an ultra-quiet lightweight hair dryer that guarantees fast drying. It comes complete with a 110,000 RPM motor, 220-240 voltage, and a cool shot button for smooth shiny hair. It boasts fast and powerful drying, ensuring you spend less time styling while helping to reduce heat damage.
The HERØ Ionic Technology Hair Dryer is suitable for all hair types and comes with two nozzle attachments, one of which is extra-large, as well as a hair dryer diffuser attachment for multiple styling options. A digital display has been added to monitor the three temperature settings.
To celebrate the launch, Laura Elliott, Head stylist and Educator here at Neäl & Wølf, has revealed three ways she uses a hair dryer for salon-worthy hair.
1. Use the right shampoo and conditioner combination
A good blow-dry process starts in the shower. The type of shampoo and conditioner used makes all the difference, which means choosing a shampoo that’s formulated to address a specific hair type. Be sure to only add conditioner to the ends as too much build-up on the scalp can cause hair to become greasy and heavy, making it hard to style. Find the best shampoo and conditioner duo for you on our website: Shampoo and Conditioner
2. Use a diffuser for bouncy curls
Diffuser attachments are a great way to create bouncy salon-worthy curls without using a wand or straightener.
Laura comments “If you’ve not quite mastered at home natural curls and are spending hours straightening hair and then adding the curls in with a wand or curling iron, I would highly recommend using the diffuser attachment provided with most hairdryers. The diffuser attachment works by dispersing air to reduce frizz and doesn’t disrupt the natural curl pattern. One tip I like is gently diffusing damp hair by wrapping large strands around the prongs and pushing the dryer up and down to create movement. Do this around the whole head until about 80% dry and then let the rest air dry, giving it a bouncy, hydrated finish.”
3. Dry from root to tip
One of the most popular ways to dry hair is the upside-down method. While this technique works well for those with curly hair, those using a flat nozzle whilst drying upside down can expect frizz without adding any volume or body that lasts.
Laura says “Think about how your stylist dries your hair in the salon, usually they’ll begin drying from the root and working down the hair shaft to avoid roughing up cuticles. Using a wet brush or boar bristle brush, keep the hair taught while angling the hair dryer down the hair one section at a time. Make sure you keep the hair dryer at least three inches away from the hair and stick to a medium heat setting to avoid scorching strands. You can then gradually turn the heat down once hair starts to dry; this is recommended as prolonged heat can damage hair.”
4. Try a blast of the cool shot
The cool shot button on a hairdryer is one of the last steps to securing a blowout in place but most don’t know what it’s for or how to use it.
Laura comments “We use this quite often in the salon - the cool shot button is specifically there to cool down the hair and set it. It’s a great setting to have if you’re styling your hair for party season and need volume or waves to last. Start by blow drying with a round brush, keeping hair taut and once each section is dry use the cool shot button as the final step to set the style.”
Whether you have lightly towel-dried or damp air-dried hair, spritz a solution like our Miracle Rapid Blow-dry Mist onto the hair and brush through evenly. This is key to help with smoothing flyaways, heat protection and quick drying. Browse our blow-dry mist: Miracle Rapid Blow-dry Mist.
Shop the HERØ Ionic Technology Hair Dryer here!