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 can cut the time it takes to dry your hair by only using 1000 watts compared to other dryers that use 1800 watts to do the same thing. This 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.