Posted on December 5th, 2011
I have a mom whose hair has always fallen straight and smooth with little more effort than some air drying. Therefore all of my hair styling knowledge has come through, not my lucky haired mom, but her many sisters, my aunts. My mom’s family all live in Puerto Rico so my lessons came via the long Summers I spent there. Every year while I visisted, I spent those weeks watching as my aunts carefully blow dried their hair to perfection. It was from these women that I learned my most important lesson: there is nothing as important as a good blow out. Over the years I have come to realize how true this is – you can look like sh*t but if your hair looks good, well you’ll look a lot less sh*tty.
My aunts accomplished these amazing blow outs with their almighty blow dryers. They each had a salon professional dryer with a million heat settings and a nozzle that made hair do the most amazing things. It was fire engine red and I was in awe of it.
With time, I have come to discover that the wonder was not in the blow dryer, but in my aunt’s very gifted hands. As I lack these skills, no amount of drying with these red wonders has ever done anything truly miraculous to my hair. I am much more talented with flat and curling irons. However you need to dry your hair before you iron or curl so I wanted one anyway. Problem is they are seriously expensive, so yeah no.
Bam – the Infinity Pro by Conair. It is amazing and hoenstly, really really close to all those professional dryers I have grown up around. Now I am not a fan of Conair products ( I hate their curling and flat irons). But this drier is nothing like what I expected - This thing dries well son! The Conair Infiniti Pro comes with two different nozzles and three heat settings. It was $35 at RiteAid and it came with $10 store credit towards another purchase. It dried my hair quickly and didn’t burn my hair – love. That is what it looks like at (left), except mine had that cool stylist guy’s picture on the front, Jonathan Antin. At this price, I am pretty sure the Conair Infiniti Pro is the closest you will get to professional drying.