In the 1950s saw a surge in new hooded hairdryers in the salons and bonnet hair dryers for home use. Over the years these expressions have gotten a bit mixed up. In fact, my boss and I debated for days about the meaning of it all when preparing this article.
So for better understanding and clarity in this article, we will stick to that original idea.
Hooded hair dryers were synonymous with hard plastic covered dryers used in salons. Were as bonnet hair dryers are soft and flexible, light and portable for at-home use.
These days we tend to use bonnet and hood dryer interchangeably. For this reason, we need to specify when talking about a hard or soft bonnet dryer.
Interestingly a large number of people say bonnet dryers when they are referring to hooded dryers used at home whether hard or soft.
So let’s guide you in deciding which is the ultimate best dryer to buy.
Pros & Cons of Bonnet hairdryers
- Large Bonnet Size to hold most rollers- 9 Inches Long, 15 inches wide,
- 40-inch hose for mobility,
- Adjustable Drawstring and Chin strap to ensure the cap stays
- strategically holes for even airflow and distribution
- Storage Bag included
- made with waterproof material
- Hand washable.
- Attaches to most Standard Hand Held Dryers
- 400 watts
- 4 heat/speed settings including a cool setting
- Bonus Hot Air Vent Brush attachment for smooth, straight styles
- Extra-large soft bonnet fits over jumbo rollers;
- A drawstring secures bonnet in place
- Compact storage case with handle great for travel
- Extra-long 4-foot flexible hose with “Easy-Lock” feature
- 2.6 pounds
Pros & Cons of Hooded dryers
Both hooded and Bonnet hair dryers can help you achieve straight or curly hair, without the harsh effects of direct heat.
However, it is always recommended to use thermal heat protectants whenever applying heat to your hair.
So which one wins in your opinion? Let us know what you think