Friday, December 08, 2006

I don't get it

I finally got one of those tourmaline hair dryers I've been meaning to try. I'd read about them in a magazine, and again in a blog post (swishy?).

The claims are: faster drying, shiny hair -- I got the one with optional ion technology for less frizz (optional because maybe some days you want a little frizz). I'm a skeptic, but as much as my kids hate getting their hair dried, I was willing to gamble twenty-four bucks for the chance to shave a couple of seconds off of the drying time.

I don't know about faster time, but the shine thing is for real -- I don't get it. My shopping buddy was laughing at me and what a sucker I was for buying a blow dryer when I already have one. Well, I tried it last night and thought my hair did indeed look a bit shinier and perhaps a bit darker? I couldn't tell you if it dried any faster -- maybe, but nothing significant.

I forgot all about my fast dried, shiny, frizz free hair until this morning when I passed a mirror and I was definitely having a good hair day -- straight out of bed and carried over from last night. My husband thought I must have gotten a new shampoo with the millions I just spent at Origins -- but, "no honey, same old Pantene -- new rock in my blow dryer."

I called my friend at 7:10 this morning to tell her about my shiny hair. She wants me to dry it again, only do each side of my head with the different dryers and send the pictures.
...Maybe I will.

Last comment: Did you know you can buy spray on shine for your hair? You can, and I do (love it!). What's going to happen when I spray the shine on my already shiny hair? I think shepherds will come and bring me gifts, that's what I think is going to happen.

Go tourmaline!


Blogger kim said...

The hair in the picture is product free bed head -- no comb, no spray, nothin.

11:40 AM  
Blogger Trish Ryan said...

The tourmaline dryer ROCKS (no pun intended). I don't understand it, even after my hairdresser explained it. Something about splitting the water ions or the air ions??? WHY wasn't this important information covered in high school science???

Glad you're enjoying the shine :)

11:47 AM  
Blogger kim said...

Trish, it was you! I'm glad you wrote that post and reminded me I wanted to try that dryer.

The box explains," Clouds of negatively charged ions neutralize positive charges that are in the air and reduce static electriciich causes flyaway frizzies and dulls hair. Hair becomes shinier and more manageable."
And it has the picture you've seen on a thousand conditioner bottles, of the split end strand of hair and one of the smooth strand hair.


I will say, I once worked in a hotel and they would put an "ionizer" (looked like a small space heater) in the halls to remove any stink. Somehow it nuetralized the air and made it smell like it just rained, kind of -- it had that static smell to it...
Is it the rock which creates the ions? Hmm.

12:03 PM  
Blogger kim said...

electriciich = electricity

12:04 PM  
Blogger Karitown said...

My hair is curly, so I don't dry my hair with a blowdryer. Just let it airdry, but that one sounds awesome.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Swishy said...

I'm SO IMPRESSED! Your hair looks awesome!

I just bought a tourmaline curling iron :)

3:46 PM  
Blogger kim said...

There's a curling iron?

3:57 PM  
Blogger Manic Mom said...

OOOH I want one! your hair does look shiny. Wonder how it works! Cool.

10:35 PM  

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