How to Use a Hair Dryer (Featuring Exciting Action Photos)
So, You're Tired of Wet Hair?
I just recently bought a new hair dryer. I had to do it, even though I loved my last hair dryer. Unfortunately, it had recently started overheating and shutting off on its own. I had a feeling it could potentially blow up, catch on fire, set my hair on fire, or some other fairly unpleasant experience could occur, so I threw it away. I just bought a new, hot pink hair dryer. Once I opened the box, I was surprised to find a book with instructions. I never thought about it before, but I suppose there could be people that have never used a hair dryer before and need a little assistance. Since I've been using a hair dryer for over 30 years, I thought I could help out by writing a little tutorial on how to use the hair dryer. Yes, as usual, I am here to help.
I was trying to imagine the type of person that might need help using the hair dryer. I decided there are probably a couple of different types of people that might need some hair dryer assistance. Here is my list:
- A child old enough to use the hair dryer, being raised by a bald parent.
- People who've never had electricity while growing up, but now live in a place with electricity and would like to have dry hair.
So now that I've determined my target audience, and realize there probably are not too many people out there like that, I've decided to be my usual sarcastic self and create this article anyway.
Basic Instructions for Operating Your Hair Dryer:
- Take the hair dryer out the box.
- Plug it into the electric socket.
- Turn it on.
- Aim the hair dryer at your hair.
- Turn it off once your hair is dry.
- Unplug the hair dryer.
- Put the hair dryer away.
Frequently Asked Questions:
I know, I know... that was a lot to take in. I am sure you have questions after reading those instructions. After all, it can be tough learning how to use a new product. Like I said, I am here to assist you. Here are some frequently asked questions and, of course, I am happy to supply the answers.
My hair isn't wet. Is this a good time to use my hair dryer?
- No, you should use the hair dryer if your hair has just been shampooed or if it is wet due to rainfall or a dolphin splashes you at an aquarium (hey, it happened to me yesterday!)
I am trying to plug in the hair dryer, but it has plastic over the plug. What should I do?
- Remove the plastic and plug it in the socket. Make sure the bigger side goes into the bigger side of the socket. If possible, ask someone more familiar with plugging stuff in to help you.
Can I dry my hair while sitting in the tub?
Can I use the hair dryer to dry off some of my wet clothing?
- That is probably not the best idea, but it can be done. If you need to dry something quickly, you can do it. If you want to dry a lot of clothes, no, that will take all day. Make sure to keep the hair dryer about 2 feet away from whatever you are drying and make sure it isn't a delicate article of clothing.
How do I know if it is a delicate article of clothing?
- Look, I don't have all the answers. Do you need it to dry quickly for your date in an hour and don't have a dryer in your home? You are kind of desperate. Give it a try.
Can I sleep with my hair dryer while it is running like on the show, "My Stange Addictions"?
- No, do not model your behavior from anything you've seen on that show. Really. It is dangerous.
If I feel like the hair dryer is too hot and it is burning my skin, what do I do?
- Put it on a lower setting, move the hair dryer further away from you, or simply turn it off.
More Tips for Success!
Seriously, DO NOT put the hair dryer in water! That is no joke! If you drop the hair dryer in water, you are probably not going to be able to use it again.
Also, you are not supposed to use the hair dryer too close to your skin. If you feel a burning sensation, yes, it is too close. Keep it as far away from you as possible while still making sure your hair is drying.
Make sure to keep the screen at the end of the hair dryer (where the air goes in) as clean as possible. Brush away dust or hair to the best of your ability. If it has a removable cap, that is even better. Make sure to clean it if it looks a little clogged. If not, it can make the motor burn out. Trust me, it happens. Also, please wait for the dryer to cool off BEFORE removing dust and grime.
In theory, you should also refrain from using hairspray while operating the hair dryer. That sure is a nice theory and I thought I would mention it. If you ever hear about me being seriously injured from a hair dryer, you will know which part of this advice I actually do not apply to my own life.
Now, my wet haired friend, I hope this has been some great information for you. It is now time to use the hair dryer. Good luck to you!
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2012 Jeannie Marie