handheld/bonnet dryer and flat iron recommendations?

mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
hi

can anyone recommend a blow dryer for my hair type - 4a/4b....... mini- ringlets (you can see closeup picture on my avatar)..... my hair is very fine and i really don't want it to be damaged.... and i am deeply in love with my minicurls

i guess it should be ceramic and 1800W minimum so i can do more styles...... i will also need a straightening pic....... and perhaps a diffuser......... i would be happy to buy the attachements separately but from my last foray to my local bss it's hard to find ones that fit..... i bought a conair but had to return it..... then the 1200W braun dryer i had burned out (my 2nd time using it) see below for details

also any recommendations for a salon style/bonnet dryer would be great

i did buy the gold and hot one attachment that slips onto a hair dryer but 1) it kept slipping off my head as it inflated (perhaps was designed to work w- curlers) 2) the dryer quickly burned out

i've hardly used any heat over the last 11 years...... i mean hardly..... maybe 6 times at the most..... and those mostly within the last year
i am hoping to use the dryer for twists...... and also to try some shingling-type hairdos a-la miss jessie's salon.... so looking to use heat 1-4 times a month..... more often in winter.... unless i put braids in....... with the new loose styles i have been wearing the past month my hair is wet nearly the entire day..... sometimes much longer


recommendations for a flat iron also appreciated - my hair has never been flat ironed or hot combed/straightened etc but it's something i would like to look into as an experiment...... as long as it does not involve chemicals..... i am also concerned about my hair being damaged...... was thinking of having it done professionally once..... just to see...... there is a woman in my area who i know could do a great job but the salon is quite costly

please note i am extremely cash strapped....... but it will help to know the ideal items, regardless of cost..... as well as any value/budget ones

thank you!
4a/4b tiny penspring curls
Lifelong natural i.e. never relaxed

hair growth journey
http://public.fotki.com/boboleta/

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  • bubbles76bubbles76 Posts: 288Registered Users
    I posted a reply on the product rec discussion. Also, you may want to check out the relaxer/straightening section. They may have some advice.
    Last Relaxer August 15, 2004
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  • mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
    bubbles76 wrote:
    I posted a reply on the product rec discussion. Also, you may want to check out the relaxer/straightening section. They may have some advice.

    BUBBLES - THANX SO MUCH!!!!! I was just reading it over..... so informative and helpful..... am looking up some of the stuff you recommended now..... will reply later at other thread :P
    yes i did post at relaxer forum, browsed there first but couldn't get the right info..... although there is some on flat irons...... no replies to my post yet.... sokay, though
    4a/4b tiny penspring curls
    Lifelong natural i.e. never relaxed

    hair growth journey
    http://public.fotki.com/boboleta/
  • bubbles76bubbles76 Posts: 288Registered Users
    I see that you're a lifetime natural!! I thought you were transitioning, I should have read your siggie :oops: Are you just looking to change up your look a bit? Or were you looking for something permanent, like keeping your hair straight all the time? If you're looking for a temporary change, maybe you could PM shygirl. I know she is one that straightens her hair from time to time and she has not experienced any visible damage. She's not a 4a (I don't think), but I'm sure she could help.
    Last Relaxer August 15, 2004
    Big Chop April 23, 2006
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  • mariposamariposa Posts: 177Registered Users
    bubbles76 wrote:
    I see that you're a lifetime natural!! I thought you were transitioning, I should have read your siggie :oops: Are you just looking to change up your look a bit? Or were you looking for something permanent, like keeping your hair straight all the time? If you're looking for a temporary change, maybe you could PM shygirl. I know she is one that straightens her hair from time to time and she has not experienced any visible damage. She's not a 4a (I don't think), but I'm sure she could help.

    hi there

    nope i'm not transitioning

    ok that explains some of your comments :wink:

    i did reply on other thread and tried to re-explain myself a bit

    yes i'm just trying to change up a bit...... i guess i'm going the opposite way of most of the people on this board/site....... i've never tried so many different hair products and styles as i have in the last month or two

    i would only want it to be straight if it was **extremely temporary**........ as a 1-2 time/occasional experiment otherwise.... i wanted the heat to simply "stretch it out" for trying certain styling (mainly twists) and/or dry it quickly and/or for styling requiring heat - example would be the shingling method from miss jessie's salon..........

    i can try pm-ing shygirl - i have seen her photos (so nice) and all so helpful although she and i have a very different hair type

    thank you
    :)
    4a/4b tiny penspring curls
    Lifelong natural i.e. never relaxed

    hair growth journey
    http://public.fotki.com/boboleta/

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