- Value: 17/20
- Functionality: 18/20
- Quality/Ease of Use: 17/20
- Aesthetics: 18/20
- Time-efficiency: 17/20
- Total: 87/100
Once I learned about the beauty of air-drying my hair, I never looked back at traditional dryers. As far back as I can remember, I always sat under hooded dryers and waited impatiently for hours in salons for my hair to get dry. But while I might’ve said goodbye to that lifestyle, it continued to be the go-to heating tool for so many women in my life.
I even grew up with a hooded hairdryer in the house—that’s how serious the women in my family were about hair. But when ours got old and broke, my mom looked towards the salon to get the job done instead, and soon enough, I was saying goodbye to it completely when I started transitioning to natural hair. We never considered buying a new one until quarantine left my mom looking for an alternative, since she hadn’t been able to head to the salon. I also started revisiting the idea of trying a dryer again, since it takes a good bit of time for my curls to completely dry when I’m ready to head out somewhere. So I started my hunt for something new and that’s when I came across the Granteva Bonnet hood hair dryer attachment. The image of the model wearing the bonnet alone was enough to leave me curious to learn more about this interesting (and weird!) device.
But there are three other more practical reasons why I was completely sold on hitting the buy it button right away (other than my mom really needing a hooded hairdryer). The first is that this tool claims to provide a deeper conditioning treatment (rather than relying on good old air drying to do the trick). The second is that is promises to cut drying time by almost half, and the third is that it gives you the ability to move around while wearing it. Which brought me back to those dreadful moments when I was stuck sitting in an uncomfortable chair in the salon (or relying on the blow dryer until my arm was ready to give out), so needless to say, I was sold.