One of the coolest vintage things I've purchased for myself is a my 1960s Lady Schick Portable Hair Dryer. It was about $20 and I found it on Etsy.
I can bring it anywhere with me and it's a really adorable pastel/teal blue color :)
I set it up in the bathroom and sit and read or paint my nails.
It doesn't get very hot so I never suffer from heat damage. I was actually happy that it wasn't "high powered" because my hair strands are fine and they can burn easily under a modern dryer. I wonder if it's because today people want everything so fast..fast food, fast cars, fast hair? With this little darling, I can sit for an hour and my hair won't have that burnt smell - ew!
I usually use coconut oil or castor oil after I apply a leave in conditioner (typically Giovanni Direct Leave In) to protect my hair when I'm going under. But it's the cutest little addition to my collection of pretty things!
If you're in the market for a vintage dryer, check out this list of dryers on Etsy! (Try not to drool over the GE avocado green dryer - such a beauty!)
~ The Retro Natural