This document applies to electrical appliances for household and similar use for drying and styling hair (including their accessories).
This document defines the main performance characteristics that are of interest to the user and specifies methods of measuring these characteristics.
This document does not specify the requirements for performance.
This document does not apply to electric hair clippers or trimmers.
NOTE 1 Examples of this document are as follows:
- Hair dryer;
- Hair curler;
- Hair straightener.
NOTE 2 This document does not deal with safety requirements (IEC 60335-2-23).
NOTE 3 The standard about the method of measuring the performance of electric hair clippers or trimmers for household use is IEC 62863.
NOTE 4 Due to the influence of environmental conditions, variations in time, origin of test materials and proficiency of the operator, most of the described test methods will give more reliable results when applied for comparative testing of a number of appliances at the same time, in the same laboratory and by the same operator.