Philips BHD176, BHD177 - DryCare Pro Hair Dryer Manual

Philips BHD176, BHD177 - DryCare Pro Hair Dryer Manual


Philips BHD176, BHD177 - DryCare Pro Hair Dryer Manual


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Read this user manual carefully before you use the appliance and keep it for future reference.

  • Do not use this appliance near water.
  • When the appliance is used in a bathroom, unplug it after use since the proximity of water presents a risk, even when the appliance is switched off.

  • Do not use this appliance near bathtubs, showers, basins or other vessels containing water.

  • Always unplug the appliance after use.
  • If the appliance overheats, it switches off automatically. Unplug the appliance and let it cool down for a few minutes. Before you switch the appliance on again, check the grilles to make sure they are not blocked by fluff, hair, etc.
  • If the mains cord is damaged, you must have it replaced by Philips, a service centre authorised by Philips or similarly qualified persons in order to avoid a hazard.
  • This appliance can be used by children aged from 8 years and above and persons with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities or lack of experience and knowledge if they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance in a safe way and understand the hazards involved. Children shall not play with the appliance. Cleaning and user maintenance shall not be made by children without supervision.
  • For additional protection, we advise you to install a residual current device (RCD) in the electrical circuit that supplies the bathroom. This RCD must have a rated residual operating current not higher than 30mA. Ask your installer for advice.
  • Do not insert metal objects into the air grilles to avoid electric shock.
  • Never block the air grilles.
  • Before you connect the appliance, ensure that the voltage indicated on the appliance corresponds to the local power voltage.
  • Do not use the appliance for any other purpose than described in this manual.
  • Do not use the appliance on artificial hair.
  • When the appliance is connected to the power, never leave it unattended.
  • Never use any accessories or parts from other manufacturers or that Philips does not specifically recommend. If you use such accessories or parts, your guarantee becomes invalid.
  • Do not wind the mains cord round the appliance.
  • Wait until the appliance has cooled down before you store it.
  • Do not pull on the power cord after using. Always unplug the appliance by holding the plug.

Electromagnetic fields (EMF)
This Philips appliance complies with all applicable standards and regulations regarding exposure to electromagnetic fields.


This symbol on a product means that the product is covered by European Directive 2012/19/EU. Inform yourself about the local separate collection system for electrical and electronic products. Follow local rules and never dispose of the product with normal household waste. Correct disposal of old products helps prevent negative consequences for the environment and human health.

Dry your hair


  1. Connect the plug to a power supply socket.
  2. Select a suitable attachment for drying or styling and attach it to the dryer ().
  3. Adjust the temperature switch () and airflow switch () to the desired position. Press and hold the cold shot button () for cold airflow to fix your style after drying or styling.
Switch Setting Function
Temperature Hot Dry shower-wet hair quickly
Thermoprotect Dry your hair at a constant caring temperature
Gently dry your hair, when it is almost dry to seal in the shine
Airflow Strong airflow for fast drying thick hair
Gentle airflow for styling thin hair
Switch off

When the appliance is powered on, ions are automatically and continuously dispensed, reducing frizz and providing additional shine. ( BHD177 provides with 4X more ions )

  1. ( BHD176 only ) Press and hold the cold shot button () for cold airflow to fix your style after drying or styling.
    ( BHD177 only ) Press ONCE the cold shot button () for cold airflow to fix your style after drying or styling. The blue LED will light up. Press ONCE again to turn off the cold shot feature. The blue LED will be switched off as well.

Concentrator ()

  • To straighten your hair (Fig.2-C)
    To straighten your hair
    1. Select a hair strand that is not wider than 5cm.
    2. Start with the round brush near the roots of the hair and lift the hair upward while blow drying along the hair from roots to ends with full tension.
  • To create flicks at hair ends
    1. Straighten your hair refer to the first section " To straighten your hair" until it reaches the hair ends.
    2. Slightly twist your wrist and turn the round brush underneath half inwards (or outwards) to create flicks.

Diffuser ()

  • To enhance your natural volume and maintain your curls, hold the hairdryer vertically and place the hair in a circular motion in between pins and move towards scalp slowly. ( Fig.2-A )
  • To add volume at the roots, insert the pins into your hair by making rotating movements. It helps to dry your hair roots and scalp without hotspot.(Fig.2-B )

After use:

  1. Switch off the appliance and unplug it.
  2. Place it on a heat-resistant surface until it cools down.
  3. To disconnect the attachment, pull it off the hairdryer.
  4. Take the air inlet grille () off the appliance to remove hair or dust.
  5. Clean the appliance by damp cloth.
  6. Keep it in a safe and dry place, free of dust. You can also hang it with the hanging loop ().

Guarantee and service

If you need information e.g. about replacement of an attachment or if you have a problem, please visit the Philips website at or contact the Philips Consumer Care Center in your country.The phone number is in the worldwide guarantee leaflet. If there is no Consumer Care Centre in your country, go to your local Philips dealer.

Specifications are subject to change without notice © 2014 Koninklijke Philips N.V. All rights reserved.

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Documents / Resources


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