Blow dryer is the device which is used to dry the hair by blowing hot hair to accelerate the evaporation process. It should not be used from a close distance. It blows out the hot air instantly to dry the hair. It provides bounce and volume to the hair.
Hair dryer is the electronic device which is used to dry the hair after the shower. It has the settings that can blow hot air and cold air as per the requirement. It provides a better control over shaping and styling the hair.
|Basis||Blow dryer||Hair dryer|
|Definition (www.oxforddictionaries.com)||Dry and style (hair) with a handheld dryer.||An electrical device for drying a person’s hair by blowing warm air over it.|
|Synonyms||Hand blower||Dryer, appliance, kiln|
|History||Before the invention of the handheld blow dryer, women and men had to get creative when it came to drying their hair at home. One of the first devices used as a hair dryer was actually the vacuum cleaner.||In fact, the original model of hair dryer was invented in 1890 by Alexander Godefroy by taking inspiration from the vacuum cleaner. Alexander invented it for usage in his hair salon in France and it was not portable or handheld, but instead could only be used by having the woman sit underneath it.|
|Word origin||The word blow dryer was originated in between 1965-70; perhaps blend of dryer and verb phrase blow dry, i.e., blow until dry||The word dryer was originated from agent noun from dry (v.).|
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