How to Reduce the Environmental Impact of your Hair Dryer

Make your styling routine eco-friendly

Every time we flip a switch, press the ‘on’ button, or plug in a styling device, we leave an environmental footprint. In many bathrooms, the biggest culprits are often our hair care necessities like curlers, flat irons, crimping irons and hair dryers. 

 

We all want to make the world a better place, so how can you reduce the impact of your styling routine? One place to start is your hair dryer. 

 

The $67 challenge

 

The average hair dryer on high heat uses around 1500 watts, which is significantly higher than the amount of energy that your refrigerator uses. (Surprising, right?) It’s estimated that if you blow dry your hair every day for an hour, each year you’ll spend about $67 just for the electricity to power that hair dryer.

 

The link between hair dryers and greenhouse gases

 

National Geographic estimates that hair dryers emit, on average, 57 pounds of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere every year. That’s far less than the average of 727 pounds of CO2 emitted by refrigerators, but this still has a negative environmental impact on our planet.

 

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), CO2 emissions make up more than 80% of the greenhouse gases emitted in the United States. These emissions trap solar energy in the atmosphere, which raises global temperatures and contributes to climate change, which can alter water supplies and weather patterns, change the growing season for crops like corn and wheat, and endanger low-lying coastal areas with rising sea levels.

 

How to reduce your environmental footprint

 

Don’t dry your hair completely. Most hairstylists agree that you should only use a hair dryer until your hair is 80% dry. This not only saves you time, it saves energy and reduces your environmental impact.

 

Choose a hair dryer with a fast dry time. The faster your hair dryer dries your hair, the less energy you’ll use over time.

 

The AER Hair Dryer is the first professional-grade, ionic, cordless hair dryer with SmartDry™ technology for faster drying time. Its patented SmartDry technology dynamically controls heat output and fan speed, delivering optimal performance and heat protection for your hair. That means you get a faster dry time – saving you time and reducing the amount of energy needed to properly dry your hair. 

 

Get a cordless hair dryer with a lithium-ion battery. Our world runs on electricity. And if it’s not plugged into a power outlet, it’s powered by a battery.

 

Most household batteries are designed to run out fairly quickly before they’re thrown away, where they often end up in landfills. According to the EPA, Americans toss more than 3 billion batteries each year.(That’s billion, with a b. Yikes.)

 

That’s why rechargeable lithium-ion batteries – like the ones in portable AER Hair Dryers – are considered a more environmentally friendly choice. From smartphones and tablets to electric cars, the coolest tech in the world is run by lithium-ion batteries.

 

Rechargeable lithium-ion batteries reduce our impact on the environment. They use naturally occurring lithium and metal alloys, which means they’re “greener” to manufacture, and they’re biodegradable, recyclable and emission-free. They also offer maximum energy output – enough to power the SmartDry™ technology on the AER Hair Dryer – with faster, energy-efficient charging, and a cleaner, more environmentally friendly energy.

 

The next time you’re getting ready for the day, make sure you get a sustainable style with the battery powered AER Hair Dryer.