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How to Dry Clothes with a Hair Dryer

Nidhi Nangia
By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: March 14, 2019
How to Dry Clothes with a Hair Dryer

Your hair dryer is not just for drying your hair. You can successfully use it to dry your clothes without the need of a dryer too. A hair dryer is easy to carry wherever you go, that is why it is important to learn its additional benefits and uses as well. If your clothes are wet and you don’t have access to a clothes dryer, then you can quickly remove water from them using your hair dryer. Applying heat to the fabric will let the water evaporate into steam, and it will get ready to be used. Read this oneHOWTO article to find out how to dry clothes with a hair dryer.

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  1. Method # 1
  2. Method # 2
  3. Mistakes to avoid

Method # 1

If you can't dry your clothes in an aired, space and need to dry your clothes indoors, then this first method is perfectly simple to do.

  1. Wring out the wet garment to let the excess moisture go
  2. Grab your hair dryer and turn it to high or warm setting
  3. Lay your garment flat on a dry and clean surface
  4. Hold the hair dryer near your garment
  5. Dry the garment one spot at a time with frequent blasts of warm air
  6. Slowly, blow dry the entire surface of the garment one by one, inside out, back and front, until the entire cloth is completely dry
  7. Give due attention to the sleeves, collars and pockets, so that they are dried both inside out

Method # 2

This second method of drying clothes with a hair dryers is equally easy, but you will need a clothesline in your home, so choose the one that suits you best!

  1. Wring out the wet garment to let the excess moisture go
  2. Hang the garment up on a clothesline or stand
  3. Plug in your hair dryer and set it to high temperature setting
  4. Hold your hair dryer up against the garment at a distance of around 2 inches
  5. Turn it on while directing it towards the spots that you want to dry
  6. This method is useful, whether you want to dry an entire garment, or just a wet spot on it
  7. Keep moving your hair dryer and changing spots one by one so that the entire garment is dried
How to Dry Clothes with a Hair Dryer - Method # 2

Mistakes to avoid

  • One very important mistake that you should avoid making is to point the hair dryer on a single spot for a long time. This can make the garment become too hot, causing it to burn or catch fire. So, it is important to keep rotating the garment and changing the spots after every few seconds.
  • One very important mistake to avoid is to dry your garment while wearing it. It may be tempting to dry a wet spot on your garment without taking it off. But you should never do it. You should take it off, flatten it at a place and blow it dry using your hair dryer. If you try to dry it while wearing it, the air will not be able to flow through it freely, and it will take longer to dry. You will also feel a heat burn if you apply hair dryer on high setting to your skin.
  • If you are using your hair dryer to dry your clothes on high temperature setting, you should not hold it too close to your garment. Doing this will apply too much of heat to the garment, and may damage the fabric. So, hold it around a couple of inches away from your garment while drying it using your hair dryer.
  • If you are trying to dry a delicate piece of garment using your hair dryer, it is better not to apply too much of heat on it. Such garments include lacy bra and underwear, pantyhose, stockings etc. Applying excessive heat on such lacy garments may cause damage to them and ruin them in the long run. That is why, you cannot even put them in your clothes dryer to save them from heat. Experts recommend drying such garments without turning on heat on your hair dryer. Keep your hair dryer running on cool setting, and letting the fabric dry only with air and not heat.

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