Hooded dryer or soft bonnet dryer – This is one of the most essential styling tools for healthy relaxed or natural hair. Let your wallet dictate whether you choose a hooded dryer* or a soft bonnet one. They are similar in their use but you will find that hooded dryers will dry the hair faster. Soft bonnet dryers are excellent as they are inexpensive.
They dry the hair in a reasonable amount of time and they can easily be put away into a drawer when they are not being used. You would choose a hooded dryer* over a blow dryer* as the intensity of the heat is not as much.
Where a blow dryer* will concentrate the heat in one section of hair, the hooded or soft bonnet dryer will provide constant even heat through the hair minimizing the risk of heat damage.
Hooded dryers/soft bonnet dryers coupled with large rollers can be used for straight styles in relaxed hair or natural hair with a loose curl pattern. They are also a great heat reduced way to stretch out tightly curled natural hair in preparation for flat ironing.
Do not get the plastic bonnet attachment that is used with a blow dryer*. They do not last very long and the results are never good. A good hooded/soft bonnet dryer can be quite inexpensive and will last longer!
Originally posted 2010-02-14 04:27:25.