Using an 1800W hairdryer 4 times a week for 10 minutes can cost you £9 per year (= 29kg of CO₂) Try towelling down or air drying your hair instead to save money and reduce CO₂ output
Try and use the lowest setting on your hairdryer. This could be a difference of 800W. If you use the hairdryer 4 times a week for a year, this could save you £4 = 13kg of CO₂.
Buying an energy efficient hairdryer has the same effect as one that uses more energy, it still drys your hair!! A 1000 watt hairdryer, compared to an 1800 watt dryer can save you £4 per year as well as 13kg of CO₂.
Look for an ECO hair dryer with high air flow to reduce the energy required to dry your hair.
Hair dryers with more than 1 setting for air flow and heat give you flexibility with output and energy consumption.
Find a hair dryer that suits your hair type, texture, styling needs and lifestyle. Fine, thin or damaged strands require lower power output than thick and wavy hair.
An Auto Shut-off option is useful to help prevent your drier overheating
This feature will help to extend the life of your hair dryer’s motor.
Always look for a hair dryer with a warranty. Cheaper, non brand models available at discounts may or may not offer warranties of any kind. It is better to have it repaired / recycled rather than throw it away.