When I went to get my hair cut last night, my stylist attempted to run her fingers through my hair and said, "So you've been traveling again." I was sheepish, but how could I deny it? After two weeks of travel, I was sporting the hair of a scarecrow.
This resulted in the taking out of the wallet for a special treatment to restore "luster and shine."
The culprit? The demon hotel hair dryer. It has been my experience that all of these have two speeds only: Fry and High Fry.
Much can be said about the hotel hair dryer. First, all of them are bolted to the wall for inconvenience. This prompts the question of how the hotel hair dryer is different or considered more valuable from that other appliance, the hotel iron which is not mounted to the wall.
Then, should I really be drying my hair with something that looks like my vacuum cleaner?
Then there are those that look like an antiquated pay phone.
I have not encountered this wall mounted beauty yet but can only look forward to playing r2d2 while using this.
Ironically, once while in a hotel, I was treated to a news show expose on germs in hotels. There were ultraviolet lights and experts pontificating about discoveries that one would have been better off not knowing about. Horrifically, the hotel hair dryer was highlighted. This has consequented in the insane sani-wiping and/or the over spraying with disinfectant of hotel hair dryers.
The solution? There are two.
The first is obvious to pack my own hair dryer but often not practical since luggage space can be limited.
The second is more viable and I talked it over with my stylist. That would be the reinstitution of that charming custom from a generation or so ago of hair that does not move and that will keep for a week.