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Beauty Pet Peeves 2

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So what are your beauty pet peeves? What grinds your gears? Share your stories!!!


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Ooof @Loretta55 , rough experience and thanks for the warning.  I have gone back to bonnet dryers and it's a struggle.  I've got a Conair one (yes that one), but it's not strong enough, so I'm considering something else.  I've had the hardtop ones, but I hate those because they are so clunky and you have to posture it against something.


Anyone, glad to see your scalp is on the mend.   I've shied away from the attachments because I thought the opposite would happen (doesn't get hot enough), so eeeep.   If I try out a new dryer and it isn't detrimental, I'll let you know.

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Thank you very much @danielledanielle. Hopefully a company can figure out some better technologies because in theory it is a great idea.

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Oh, no! ☹️ Thank you for warning us, @Loretta55!

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It was scary when it was happening @curlychiquita.

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Ouch!! @Loretta55  How is your scalp doing today.  I have not heard about things product.  It reminds me of the old bonnet hair dryers my mom used on me .  It could get pretty hot inside that cap!! Do you think it’s worth the money and effort and what happened in your poor scalp??

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My scalp is much better today @Cissy63 . I remember the old style bonnet. I had the same crazy thought but at least it was only $8.00 so I didn’t waste too much money. I would advise anyone interested in this product to just stay far away from it.

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@Loretta55  I am glad your scalp is doing better 😀.  

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Thank you very much @Cissy63.

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@Loretta55 yes. I remember the old Bonnet dryers!  I got one from my grandmother!

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I remember the time that I took off the bonnet piece and blow dryer my hair with the hose @greeneyedgirl107 . I really liked the results but I did not have the money for a blow dryer. How times have changed.

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@Loretta55 Haven't they?  My mom sd she had a bonnet dryer that had a brush attachment, similar to a hatchet dryer.  She sd she used it in lieu of a blow dryer b/c it worked so well.  Eventually she switched over, but you can't argue with results.  She also had a funny story of the disaster one of her college besties had trying to use a blow dryer in the early days.


My mom had an old 1970s hatchet dryer that she dug up in the early 90s.  That thing was constructed so much better than the ones today.

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Wish that you had a photo of that dryer @greeneyedgirl107. The only dryer that I remember from back then was a smaller dryer that had removable comb and brush attachments. It took me at least an hour to dry my hair completely.

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@Loretta55 I couldn't post a pic of the ones I wanted as they were WEMB (there are Etsy listings) but here's one that looks like what my mom described.  There seem to be other styles, too.



This one looks similar to the hatchet dryer from the 70s that we started with in the 90s



I use this hatchet dryer now:



I've always been terrible at blow drying my hair b/c it's so thick and wavy.  The hatchet dryer is just so much easier for me.  I've been using them since middle school.  I really wish they came with better brush attachments for sleeker, gentler use.  I've looked into some of the newer brush attachments from, for example, T3, but the bristles are never solid enough to provide enough tension.  It's such a shame.  If they're going to make attachments, give us some variety in the bristles!  ETA: Annnnd, the the wattage is usually too low for drying on most of these attachment type tools.  I guess they're marketed as hot air brushes instead of blow dryers, but still -- I'd like to see 1875 watts.


I've gone through dozens of hatchet dryers, as did my mom and sister.  I now keep back ups on hand for when one dies.  My sister's friend was over once and saw my dryer.  She couldn't believe that all three of us used the same type.  I even got asked by TSA the last time I flew what my hatchet dryer was.

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I had a Remington hatchet style dryer that I used for many years @greeneyedgirl107. I also have very thick wavy hair that I gave up straightening due to arthritis in my hands. I learned how to roughly blow dry my hair straight but I couldn’t get the hang of using a large round brush. I became good at using a flat iron but I fried my hair twice flat ironing it.

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@Loretta55 Whenever I look at brushes, I'm never satisfied with the round or paddle brushes.


Ouch for frying your hair twice!  That's one problem I've never had - and I've had a bunch over the years.

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@Loretta55 I'll post a pic when I have a little more time. I did a quick search and the one that looks most similar to what she described came up when I searched 1970s Ronson hair dryer. 


I'll also post a pic of the 70s hatchet dryer that looks close to the one she I actually saw and used that one.


Dry times...ugh!

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@Loretta55 @Oh no!!! So many things look good in theory and then in real life it’s meh. I remember seeing someone try that out too. I hope your scalp feels better ! It’s such a hard area to treat! 

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My scalp doesn’t hurt as much today @Kim888. At least I am not out too much money.

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A few of the worst:


Getting totally crumbled powder products delivered


Sneezing right after I put on a coat of mascara and getting it all over my eyelids


Not being able to see how much is left in a skincare product


Samples that are so tiny it's impossible to actually see if they are good


Colors showing up completely different online vs in person

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These are all so accurate and annoying (or worse) when they happen @Finendandelion sneezing and make up application does not mix

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@CynthieLu Seriously! It takes so long to fix it when that happens!

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