Is your hair prone to static or frizziness, especially after towel drying? This is caused by the friction of the towel. It pulls away the negative ions, leaving your hair with a positive charge that helps create ugly frizz and static.
Ionic hair dryers, flat irons and other hair products emit negative ions that neutralize the hair's atoms, which makes the appear hair smoother. Ionic technology also helps dry hair faster.
The Umberto Beverly Hills ICU 10 Ionic Ceramic Styler (see info. below), straightens well, and offers additional styling options thank to its curved edges. The ionic and ceramic infused plates lock in moisture and natural oils so your hair does not feel dry after using it. It also distributes heat evenly.
The Umberto Styler is affordable at $99, when keeping in mind some "better" flat irons cost up to $200.
My favorite full-size hair dryer is the Vidal Sassoon VS501 1875W Ionic Sensor Touch Hair Dryer ($69.99
). This 1875 Watt dryer dries hair fast and has three temperature settings, three speeds, a cold-shot button and an Ion Sensor button. My hair is very prone to frizz and this dryer helps me avoid it.
The Ken Paves Travel Series Professional Hair Dryer ($59.95
) is my choice when traveling. Designed for touch-ups on the go, it has a thermal-proof pouch, a foldable handle, turbo ionic technology, two speeds and two temperatures.
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