Beauty product of the week: Philips MoistureProtect Hair Dryer

Mia Steiber 6 October 2017 NEWS

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A hairdryer that doesn't make you feel guilty about damaging your hair.

Why we love this product

I love having long hair. To keep my hair long it means I can't blow dry or straighten it. I used to regularly straighten it but my split ends got so bad that I started copping verbal abuse from my hairdresser. I had to choose, straighten my hair or keep it long. So, I ditched the dryer and kept it long.

But recently I decided to try a newish hair dyer on the market - the Philips MoistureProtect Hair Dryer. It's been around for a few years and I finally decided to give it a go when I heard about the technology built into the dryer.

This hair dryer has a "MoistureProtect sensor" which constantly measures the temperature and moisture levels of your hair to stop it from being damaged or dried out. It uses infrared technology to diagnose your hair's surface temperature 4000 times in one drying session and accordingly adjusts the heat to prevent moisture loss and cuticle damage.

This is actually similar to the technology used in the Dyson Hairdryer which has a sensor that regulates temperature 20 times a second to stop your hair from overheating. Unfortunately, Dyson Hairdryers cost around $499. But this Philips one is significantly less than that.

I've used the Philips hairdryer a few times now and I can report that it dries my hair just as well as any of the other expensive hairdryers I've used. Except when I use this one, I don't have that pang of guilt knowing I just fried my hair into oblivion.

It's nice to be able to wear my hair straight again and not have to worry about horrible split ends

Affordability

This hairdryer retails for $139.00 making it significantly cheaper than other hairdryers out there with similar technology.

Where you can get it

You can buy this hairdryer at Myer .

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