12V hairdryer & straightner- any worth having?

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  1. jaygee

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    Has anyone found a brand of either of these that are any good i.e. the hairdryer does more than puff out air & the straightner gets more than warm!!
     
  2. Bryan

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    Hi,

    Hair straighteners don't use much power.

    Suzy's 240v set use just 82 watts so she uses them on the inverter.

    They are only on for minutes as well so no chance of draining batteries.

    HTH

    Bryan
     
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    in a word....NO!!!

    both on a par with 12v toasters, kettles and microwaves.

    better off buying a 600watt inverter and 230v straightners.

    shirl uses 230v hot air brush and ceramic curling wand thingy on an inverter.

    both are rated at 150w @ 230v.

    a hair drier would need a bigger inverter though.

    not on for long enough to have a real impact on your batteries.
     
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    You could ask her to consider shaving her head, then you wouldn`t need em:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:
     
  6. Landy lover

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    neither any good to me - hairs that thin on rub with the towel and is dry and never had curly hair so no point in straightening it:ROFLMAO: Missus used to have 12 v hair dryer which she thought was OK but these days her hairs near as thin is mine
     
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    hair would dry quicker outside than it would with a 12v hairdryer
     
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    May I be the first to put a pound in the collection box for Landy Lover now that he is hospital with a big bump on his head ....:Eeek:. Oh dear, Bill.. I hope Shirley's left hook isn't too strong.
     
  9. Wildman

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    stick head out of the window, straight and dry in no time.
    12V heating appliences are a waste of time and battery power.
    Use 240v when you are on hookup or go without like the rest of us, hee hee.
     
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    Thanks for all the replies - think I had already come to the conclusion that a 12v hairdryer would be a waste of time!!
    Gas straightners - hadn't thought of that. I actually have a gas curling brush in the loft - now about to go rummaging to find it:thumb::thumb:
     
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    Mine never take anything out of the batteries

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    Funnily enough I susgested Sarah go for the shaved head approach, no colouring (going grey) and no hair driers/straightners required.

    Strange, but she wasn't keen:ROFLMAO::Eeek:
     
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    Straightners

    Hi

    I recently purchased a set of gas powered straightners - Braun Cordless Professional - and so far, really pleased with them.

    Di
     
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    Hi,
    I have a set of freedom 24/7 straighteners which are rechargeable ,the charge lasts for around 60 to 90 minutes and you can recharge when you move on to hook up.
    They are not as good as GHD's but they do the job,my hair is quite thick and they cope with that.
    A bit pricey at around the £60 mark but they do come in lovely colours!::bigsmile:

    Vak
     
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    Think I may have said this before but - if you had an old set of Carmen or similar rollers, you can stick em in a saucepan (with water in it LOL) and heat the water up. This heats the wax inside the rollers, then just use as if you had heated em on the element as per normal! Best not to boil em though as wax gets too hot, casing splits and boy oh boy do you burn your fingers. :cry:

    Still (occasionally depending on hairstyle) using a set my MIL bought me in c. 1972 since when I divorced her son and married someone else! although I normally use an ancient Braun gas-powered heated brush. Grab the gas refills when you can though, for any of their gadgets - very few places you can get em now if you haven't a large Boots near you.
     
  16. Soundman

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    Likewise, the Freedom 24/7 work well. Gas ones are unreliable and GHD don't work with a modified sine wave inverter.

    Soundman
     
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