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Old 04-03-2009, 12:10 PM   #1
 
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Default Has anyone tried a dryer bonnet thing?

I found this while looking on Folica for a dryer/diffuser. Has anyone tried this? I'm wondering if it'd be a cheap/easy way to dry my hair without too much fuss.
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I have one. I found it very hard to navigate my hair into. I had to almost plop with it. It was also hard to fit over the nozzle of my blowdryer and even with a warm setting I still found it was too hot and burned my head.

Maybe with shorter hair, a thinner blowedryer and cooler setting it might work better.
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I have one. I found it very hard to navigate my hair into. I had to almost plop with it. It was also hard to fit over the nozzle of my blowdryer and even with a warm setting I still found it was too hot and burned my head.

Maybe with shorter hair, a thinner blowedryer and cooler setting it might work better.
Do you have the hard hat-style dryer from Sally's that the other thread is talking about (R2D2 thread)? I am looking at getting one. My biggest issue is wondering how that will work if I'm vacationing or visiting family...is it small enough to fit in a suitcase? Is it big & bulky?
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Yeah I bought one this week. I posted on that thread.

And unless you carry a steamer trunk it's unlikely you'll be able to pack it in a suitcase. Although you may be able to disguise it as a suitcase.

Is it just that you don't want to pack a blowdryer and diffuser when you travel?
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Yeah I bought one this week. I posted on that thread.

And unless you carry a steamer trunk it's unlikely you'll be able to pack it in a suitcase. Although you may be able to disguise it as a suitcase.

Is it just that you don't want to pack a blowdryer and diffuser when you travel?
No, I don't mind packing a blow dryer & diffuser...I have just tried diffusing the past 3 days and my hair looks AWFUL! It also takes me like 30-45 minutes to get it 80% dry and I have kids to look after. I'm looking for a way to dry my hair when I need to go somewhere & can't wait 5-6 hours, but I don't want this huge contraption, you know?
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Yeah I know exactly what you mean. I prefer a Hot Sock to a traditional bowl diffuser. Have you tried one of those? They're even cheaper than the hair bonnet. Think I paid $5 for mine at a store like TJ Maxx and I'm pretty sure they sell them at Sally's.

They give me curls more like I would have if I air dry. Upright bowl diffusing leaves me frizzy and pixiecurling gives me very strange bends in my curls.
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Yeah I know exactly what you mean. I prefer a Hot Sock to a traditional bowl diffuser. Have you tried one of those? They're even cheaper than the hair bonnet. Think I paid $5 for mine at a store like TJ Maxx and I'm pretty sure they sell them at Sally's.

They give me curls more like I would have if I air dry. Upright bowl diffusing leaves me frizzy and pixiecurling gives me very strange bends in my curls.
Do you like the hard hat style or the sock diffuser better? Also, when you sock diffuse, do you bend over or do it upright?
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I did a lot of research on these a few months back and reading reviews on all brands made me definitely not want one. From what I read they don't stay on your dryer well, it's really hard to get your hair in to and it doesn't dry evenly at all. Definitely try the sock diffuser for traveling first.
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Yeah I know exactly what you mean. I prefer a Hot Sock to a traditional bowl diffuser. Have you tried one of those? They're even cheaper than the hair bonnet. Think I paid $5 for mine at a store like TJ Maxx and I'm pretty sure they sell them at Sally's.

They give me curls more like I would have if I air dry. Upright bowl diffusing leaves me frizzy and pixiecurling gives me very strange bends in my curls.
Do you like the hard hat style or the sock diffuser better? Also, when you sock diffuse, do you bend over or do it upright?
I've only used mine twice and only once from fully wet so it's hard for me to compare right now.

I think I'll probably use a combo of both as my hair is too long to be dried the whole length with the hard hat - unless the shower curtain or towel options mentioned in the r2d2 thread bears fruit. At which point, I may give up diffusing.

ETA: I Hot Sock upside down to get some volume in my roots for a couple min then I switch to upright. I never dry my hair fully. I think the driest I've done it would probably be 80% but typical to minimize frizz is 50-60%.
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