Bonnet hair dryers are hair dryers that were used in the 1940s and 1950s. These dryers are made of durable, heat-resistant materials and a dome that is designed to fit over a person’s head. Heat is emitted from this dome that dries hair and also helps to style the hair. It tends to make the curls more voluminous and curlier.
The bonnet hair dryer is handy for styling any type of hair. It can also be used for hot oil treatment and deep conditioning masks. Using this hairdryer is a bit tricky, but once you get a handle on it, you will find it to be a more convenient idea to curl or dry your hair. In this hair drying method, the chances of burning yourself are also comparatively less.
How to use a soft bonnet hair dryer
Though there are different types of hair dryers available in the market, most of the soft bonnet hair dryers function in the same way. The vents of the dryer are positioned upward, and the hose is attached to the bonnet piece. The dryer has a high and cold button as well as a hot and cool button. The dryer comes with an attachment, and there are hair bonnets attached to it. The dryer must be kept on a firm level surface so that there is no vent blockage. After that, put the bonnet on your hair in such a way that it covers all your hair. Then you need to turn the switch on and place your feet on the high facade. Keep it on for minimum 20-25 minutes or more depending on the size of your hair. After the required time turn off the device and enjoy hassle-free hairstyle.
An important thing to be remembered by users of soft bonnet hair dryer is that appliance is kept away from water at all times, even when the device is not in use.
How to use a hard bonnet hair dryer
The hard bonnet hair dryer is the one that comes with a complete solid bonnet made of tourmaline or ceramic. On the inside of the bonnet, there are holes that pass on the heat generated from the device to the root of the hair. The user needs to get her head inside the bonnet that places the bonnet over the head in such a way that it covers all the hair. Then the switch needs to be on, and there are temperature settings in the hairdryer. According to the heat settings mentioned in the manual and according to the size and density of your hair, set the temperature. There are dryers available now that also has alarm settings. After a certain period, remove the hair dryer. Enjoy fluffy and wavy hair in the easier way.
Though using bonnet hair dryer was a trend of the 1940s and 50s, these days this trend is coming back. The bonnet hair dryers are available in portable forms too.
- Jorge Duvais, Bonnet Style Hair Dryers – Benefits For Your Hair, August 23, 2010
- JJ Healy, Discussion on The Advantages of a Soft Bonnet Hair Dryer, October 04, 2010