Which is it Wednesday: Flat Iron or Blow Dryer?

Did you know that hair care is a multi-billion dollar industry? Whether it’s coloring or styling our hair, we always try to look our best. From spending time curling our hair to ironing out frizzy hair, women want to look and feel good. Have you ever considered just how much energy your flat iron or blow dryer use while you get ready for the day? We reviewed the typical energy use of each appliance that might help you decide how to style your hair going forward.

Let’s review the wattage.

Blow Dryer = 1,200 watts > Flat Iron = 331 watts

Wow that is a BIG difference in wattage! Considering that warmer weather has arrived, skip blow drying your hair and let your hair air dry as you finish getting ready for your day. Once your hair is dry, go ahead and use your flat iron to style it exactly how you like it.

 

Sources:

http://energyusecalculator.com/electricity_hairdryer.htm

http://www.cockeyed.com/science/power_use_database/flat_iron.html

 

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