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Tourmaline Hair Dryers Benefits

A Tourmaline Hair Dryer is made from 100% crushed Tourmaline mineral. A precious stone, Tourmaline is the world's finest ionic and infrared generator. Tourmaline was discovered by Benjamin Franklin for its unique ionic and infrared properties and it is so precious that it can cost up to $10,000 per carat. When infused into the hair dryer, it naturally and constantly emits negative ions and infrared heat which impart great benefits to hair when drying, giving you the best ossible blow dry result.

Tourmaline Hair Dryers Benefits:

  1. Silky, shine. Negative ions close the cuticle layer to create a smooth, shiny hair surface and to lock in hair's own natural moisture.
  2. Quick Drying. Negative ions also break up water molecules into smaller sizes on the hair surface. These smaller water particles evaporate easily and quickly for fast drying.
  3. Moisture. Small water particles also penetrate the hair shaft easily for added moisture.
  4. Dry Fast WITHOUT Hair Damage. Infrared heat penetrates hair to heat it gently from within. Infrared is a different type of heat that does not heat the air. Instead, more heat is delivered to the hair shaft; less is delivered to the surface, so hair is not damaged. Because infrared penetrates so deeply, it often "feels" hot, but this is actually due to more penetrating heat and less surface heat.
  5. Made of 100% crushed Tourmaline jewels utilizing negative ions and infrared heat technology. Dryes hair more than 2 times faster than ordinary dryers. Ultra lightweight.

Comments (10)

Posted by Anonymous on Mon, May 16th, 2011
Interesting the way they use intelligent sounding words like 'Negative ions' and 'Infared' all to make it seem more belivable.
Posted by Anonymous on Thu, Apr 21st, 2011
My hair dryer just exploded and caught on fire too. My cheap little hair dryer was much better than this one.    what a rip off.
Posted by Anonymous on Sat, Mar 26th, 2011
I think you may want to put a twitter button to your site. I just bookmarked the blog, although I had to make this by hand. Just my suggestion.
Posted by Anonymous on Wed, Dec 22nd, 2010
I'm glad someone said that.    thank you fellow human with a brain.

all i want is a quiet hair dryer and you simply cannot find any useful, credible information among all the ridiculous claims.
Posted by Laura Lee on Wed, Dec 1st, 2010
to: bryguyf69
Hello,
Read your comments. I'm a hair & makeup artist researching the effects of thermal styling on hair.    You seem knowledgeable.    Would you be open to a chat?
Pls respond thru www.LauraLeeHairArt.com
Posted by Anonymous on Tue, Sep 28th, 2010
I agree - the tourmaline thing is ridiculous
Posted by bryguyf69 on Fri, Sep 3rd, 2010
The description is ridiculous, and even self-contradictory.

1) "A precious stone"
Tourmaline is an inexpensive semi-previous stone.

2) "Tourmaline is the world's finest ionic and infrared generator"
No.    If true, why don't ion generators use tourmaline?    The most efficient ion generator is simply high voltage channeled through metal needles.    That's how air purifiers, air conditioners, etc generate negative ions.    Infrared generator?    What is that?    All sources of heat generate infrared energy.

3) "Tourmaline was discovered by Benjamin Franklin for its unique ionic and infrared properties"
Tourmaline was not discovered by Ben Franklin.    It was written about in the 16th century and even mentioned prior to the 14th century, before Franklin's birth.    And infrared detection didn't occur until the early 1800's, after Franklin's death -- so how did he detect tourmaline's infrared properties?    As for ions, atomic theory didn't occur until after Franklin's death, and the electron -- which forms the basis of ions -- wasn't discovered until near 1900.    How exactly then did Franklin know about tourmaline's infrared and ionic properties?

And btw, tourmaline's pyroelectrical properties (aka generates electricity when heated) was not discovered by Franklin either.    It was described in Europe when Franklin was about 10 years old.    Note that this is not the same as ionic properties.

And tourmaline is not unique.    Other minerals such as quartz are also pyroelectric.

4) "it is so powerful that it can cost up to $10,000 per carat"
Powerful?    In what sense?    I'd like to see who'd charge $10K per carat since tourmaline is not rare.    If true, it wouldn't be for its "power."

5) "Tourmaline naturally and constantly emits negative ions and infrared heat"
No it doesn't.    If it does, it would be radioactive and would disappear as the electrons or negative atoms/molecules (ions) are emitted away.    Likewise for infrared heat.    Since heat is energy, and energy is converted from mass (i.e. the sun), constant emission of enough heat that can affect the hair would mean that the tourmaline would soon disappear.    And again, that would mean that the tourmaline is radioactive.    Do you really want that in your hair dryer?

Tourmaline only emits electricity when heated, which is hardly constant or natural in an electric hair dryer.

I have no background in trichology (the study of hair), so I won't comment too much about the affect on hair.    BUT.... let's look at points #3 and #4.

6) #3 claims that "Small water particles also penetrate the hair shaft easily for added moisture."    And #4 states, "Infrared heat penetrates hair to heat it gently from within."

Since the water supposedly enters the hair shaft for "added moisture," why would you want to heat that water "from within"???    Hot water is harmful to hair.    And heated enough, it would simply stean out and evaporate.    So do you want the water in the hair shaft or not?

7) "more heat is delivered to the hair shaft; less is delivered to the surface"
Again, if the moisture that penetrated the shaft is desirable (see #3), why would you want "more heat" to heat that moisture?

Furthermore, this doesn't make sense.    Since the ultimate goal is to dry the hair, you would want more heat on the hair's surface, not inside the hair!    After all, hair is considered wet because of water on its surface.

THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO REASON TO WANT HEAT IN THE HAIR SHAFT.    Unless you want to damage the hair.

Finally, the writer clearly knows nothing about radiant (infrared) heat.    It's true that the air is not heated by radiant heat, but it is absolutely not true that more heat reaches inside than the surface.    Radiant heat is available wherever there is material to absorb the particular wavelength.    And the hair's surface absorbs infrared heat as much if not more than the interior shaft.    Furthermore, most (99%?) of the hair dryer's heat has nothing to do with infrared or tourmaline.    It comes from an ordinary metal coil that heats up as 1875 watts of electricity goes through it.    A fan blows on the coil outputting hot air.    So even if the tourmaline's tiny infrared output doesn't heat the air, the coil and fan's hot output will heat the air -- and the surface of the hair.    So the whole nonsense of heating the shaft more than the surface is pointless since 99%+ of the heat is ordinary hot air.

The whole tourmaline thing is plain silly.    That's why a web search won't produce any scientific or objective info (i.e. Consumer Reports) supporting the claims.    All you'll l find are hair dryer manufacturers touting this nonsense.

As an aside, you'll also find Amazon users claiming that all kinds of wondrous things but few have actually done a fair comparison with comparable non-tourmaline hair dryers.        Many times, you'll see someone claim that this NEW tourmaline hair dryer dries hair 2x faster than their previous dryer.    Could it be that the previous dryer is OLD, with a weakened motor and clogged vents?    Huh?
Posted by Anonymous on Wed, May 5th, 2010
and the hair dryers catch fire... at least mine did... and now I cannot get my warranty honored through tradesecrets.... not to self... don;t buy from tradesecrets!!!
Posted by Anonymous on Tue, Nov 17th, 2009
I just bought a tourmaline dryer and I do like it, but I question the science background of the person who wrote this.    For starters, I'm just going to assume this person got "molecules" confused with "droplets." And tourmaline is only a semi-precious stone - we're not drying our hair with diamonds.    I haven't gone more than a couple of pages of google results into this - does anyone know of a source for these claims that isn't directly lifted from the website of an expensive hair dryer?
Posted by Anonymous on Mon, Nov 24th, 2008
This whole tourmaline thing is ridiculous!

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