You know we try to be on the ball when it comes to the latest trends in hair care, and there is always some new development – or tweaking of an old one- to provide maybe just a measure of interest for at least a few seconds, and some have even turned out to be quite blog worthy.
So when I came across this tool that is being marketed as the tool that would retire the blow dryer*, I thought I would run it by you and see how you feel about it.
The product, called the StudioDry hair gloves, is being touted as the fastest way to dry hair. It is made of microfibers and specifically designed to absorb water, leaving hair completely dry.
The spokesperson for the gloves, Hamacher Schlemmer says, “they are a must have tool”. The spokesperson also talked about the benefit of avoiding heat damage one might get from using a dryer.
Reportedly, the tool is also good for styling hair as if you want a scrunched do, loose waves or prefer to twist your hair in tight curls it can do the job. All you would have to do is apply the styling products you desire, and your style would be set.
The gloves, much like the turban towel made by the company, is supposed to lessen static and frizz that are common with the traditional bathroom towel.
You would just put them on, squeeze the water out in a downward motion towards the tip of the ends of your hair, and the super absorbent materials would cut your drying time in half. After a drying session, you would then leave the gloves to air dry. A pair of these gloves would run you £13 or $20.26.
Well, several commenters thought that the tool was all hype saw it as nothing more than lofty claims being made by the manufacturers. Others said that it is only a towel in glove form being sold for more than what a towel would be worth.
I suppose when you think about it, you can’t really blame detractors. Even I don’t see what the purpose of the glove is, since we already have microfiber towels or turbans.
When you think of it, there are heat protectants to help ward off heat damage for those who use dryers, plus one doesn’t have to use the heat setting as the cool setting can dry hair too.
Come to think of it, isn’t there something similar out there already under a different name? Besides, even with all that microfiber wouldn’t there still be some manipulation that could damage the hair?
Granted, manipulation with a microfiber material would likely be considerably less but the actions of scrunching and rubbing would still affect the cuticle layer, so our questions to you are: do you think this could be the next big thing in hair care? Would you buy them?
Originally posted 2015-01-04 20:00:23.