Eventually in high school, I grew my hair long. Some kind soul, I think it was the hairdresser of the woman that I babysat for, introduced me to a diffuser. Thanks to Jill, a girl in my senior year homeroom I discovered hair products that were intended for my hair type. This Jill chick offered me unsolicited advice about moose - it was the 80's after-all. Fortunately, it wasn't rude 'I-can't-believe-you-wear-your-hair-like-that' advice. Between hair products and the diffuser, my hair entered unchartered territory. Normalcy.
I've used a diffuser ever since. My diffuser is the same one that my mom shipped to me when I was studying for a year in Ireland after my other one broke. It attaches to most hairdryers.
I wish I could remember when I purchased my hairdryer. It was forever ago. If I had to guess, I would say that I bought it around 15 years ago. Over time the back vent thingie filled up with lint and it became less powerful. The less powerful aspect complimented my gradually thinning hair. I steer clear of the models that boast: 'fast dry.' If my hair dries too fast, it resembles a bale of hay. Not enough high-end hair care products exist to combat that.
|Vent thing that I jammed with dryer lint.|
No matter. In an act of desperation, I snatched some lint from the clothes dryer vent and stuffed it inside the rear vent thingie. Worked like a charm. Of course now I was the proud owner of a hairdryer covered in melting strips of duct tape combined with lumpy lint inserts protruding out the rear vent thingie. But, it could still simulate a hair drying experience similar to a toddler blowing barely blowing out his birthday candles - minus the spit.
|May she rest in peace . . .with the remaining |
bits of colorful duct tape.
There were a few cracks but she managed
to function despite it all.
I bought a replacement on Amazon. I've used it twice. It's OK, but it's not like my original. My original is so ancient the writing has been rubbed off of it. I believe it was a Conair.
You wouldn't believe the matches that pop up when I search for a hairdryer to blow dry thin hair. There are lightweight dryers, fast dryers, shiny-hair dryers. Where oh where are the hairdryers that barely blow?
That's it. This definitely blows.