The Best Hair Dryer
When it comes to the best hair dryer for you, it will depend on your unique type of hair, ie. whether it is thick, think, or curly. For frizzy, thick hair a tourmaline (‘ionic’) dryer is just the thing. It actively emits negative ions which dissolve moisture and seal each hair, thus avoiding an excess of frizziness, giving you a sharper look. Tourmaline, a semi-precious metal, can be more costly than other substances; however, if you don’t want extra frizz it is worth it.
If you have thinner hair, you should not use ionic dryers; they aren’t useful for creating extra volume. You’re better off with a porcelain or ceramic dryer. The heat that such substances tend to produce is not as severe, enabling your hair to retain more of its natural moisture. Some of them even come with in-built infrared technology, which means they utilize longer energy waves that get right into the body of your hair, drying it from the inside out!
A titanium dryer is great if you’re blessed with a lot of hair. This material will emit heat at a consistent, steady temperature, at a high temperature. Not so good with hair, it is great if you have a large quantity of hair. It is lighter than porcelain or ceramic and fits snugly in your hand.
In terms of power, you’ll want a dryer with 1500 watts or more output. The speed which this offers will mean you need less time to get the job done. Moreover, while low wattage hair dryers might seem a better option in terms of cost, they’ll need to be replaced more often. In fact, for those of you with thicker hair 1500 watts won’t even be up to the challenge, and 1800 - 2000 watts is more sufficient; this is the same wattage used at salons.
A hair dryer that is lighter can save your arms from aching; while it sounds trivial it will make the whole experience less arduous, over the years. Having multiple heat settings is also a distinct advantage. A low setting will generally complement thinner, dryer hair; a medium setting is fine for normal hair, while a high heat setting is ideal for thicker hair
A ‘cool shot’ function is useful if frizz is something you’ve struggled with over the years. It can be used at the conclusion of your normal drying process and it seals cuticles, locking that shiny, smooth look into place. It will also avoid overheating and damaging your precious hair.
For curly hair a diffuser is perfect. This attachment disperses the heat more generally, allowing the texture of your curls to remain bouncy and vibrant. A ‘concentrator’ is another attachment that can help you in terms of hair straightening and frizz reduction. A comb or ‘pik’ attachment can help you generate smooth hair; this can be useful if you have naturally very curly hair; it stretches out the curls whilst drying.
Below are some excellent models on the market, each of which offers a range of options and attachments, each of which could be perfect for you.
Durable ceramic and tourmaline material
Far-infrared rays penetrate hairs’ outer cuticles
Dries from the inside out
This hair dryer, the RUSK Engineering W8less Professional 2000 Watt Dryer, weighs a mere pound and so is easy to hold for extended lengths of time. It is reinforced with tourmaline and ceramic so is sturdy and durable; its heat emanates from far-infrared heat waves, which reach deeply into your hair strands and help rid your hair of frizz and static. It can be used by professionals and for personal domestic use, and its ability to quickly dry even the thickest of hair is a distinct advantage. The far-infrared rays aggressively get to work on the outer cuticle of your hair, thus drying it from within. This dryer is best used in combination with a styling brush, focusing on a section of hair each time. If volume is what you want, then simply turn the dryer’s head upside down whilst drying. Aim the airflow at your hair’s roots so as to achieve optimum ‘lift’. If you then want to straighten your hair, take a generously sized circular brush, then stylish brush or paddle brush, holding the hair tightly as you approach each section. If waves are what you’re after, firmly hold your hair at the roots and scrunch it between your fingers whilst you’re engaged in the drying process.
Professional AC Motor,
Dries your hair 50% faster
Lasts for up to 3X longer
Ionic technology – 75% less frizz –
Ceramic Technology – less damage
3 Heat / 2 speed settings
True Cold Shot Button
Diffuser for textured styles
Concentrator for smooth styles
6-foot line power cord
Fast drying, less frizz
The Infiniti Pro by Conair AC Motor/Salon Performance Styling Tool can help you get professional results at home. It is fifty percent faster and lasts three times longer than your average dryer. It has an AC motor that is powerful and helps you dry your hair rapidly; before going to work or going out for the evening. It boasts an ionic technology and ceramic material which results in less frizz and more luscious, natural-looking hair. There is of course a ‘cold shot button’ which helps you to cultivate waves and curls. In fact, there are three heat and two speed settings so you can constantly adapt your dryer’s performance to suit your desires. A removable filter stops lint from building up and damaging the device, elongating the lifespan of the motor. Meanwhile, two concentrator attachments help you to target the exact spot you want to manipulate on your precious locks. A hanging ring helps you to conveniently store it, having it to hand whenever needed.
1900 Watts – powerful
Titanium and ceramic material
Lightweight but powerful
Includes a concentrator and diffuser
Seven heat and speed settings
Ideal for professional or personal use
The Rusk CTC Lite technology 1900 Watts Super Lightweight Dryer is a fantastic dryer which consists of a ceramic and titanium complex for a perfectly balanced feel, great for professional or personal use. It is built from both titanium and ceramic which results in a powerful transfer of heat. It doesn’t require a heavyweight approach in order to emit considerable heat and power, and so is easy to hold for extended periods of time. For your convenience, it boasts seven speed and heat settings, so that you can customize your drying experience. A concentrator and diffuser nozzle allows you to target exact areas on your head, rather than relying on overall flow. After you have finished your normal shampooing and conditioning regime, use a towel to dry your hair in the first instance. Next, ‘section’ your hair, using s styling brush and the dryer to heat up and dry out your hair, section by section. If volume is what you want, angle the head upside down and dry the roots first; this should give your hair more ‘lift’. Then, whip your hair back into its normal position. If you want to straighten your hair, use the same ‘sectioning’ approach but use a larger circular brush, or perhaps a paddle brush. Ensure you hold your hair absolutely taut whilst engaging in the brushing of it. If you want waves, grapple your hair from the roots and scrunch it up in your fingertips throughout the drying process.
Air temperature measured multiple times per second
Ultra fast drying
Lightweight and balanced; motor in the handle
Heat shield technology
Negative ions help reduce static
4 precise heat settings
3 precise speed settings
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer has an array of attachments which make it not only powerful and fast in operation, but personalized and bespoke when it comes to your hair. Its relatively modest digital motor V9 packs a punch; together with Air Multiplier technology, it emits a forceful stream of air which will enable you to style your hair with maximum accuracy. It actually measures the temperature of the air forty times per second! This allows it to adjust its heat to give your hair the best possible treatment, even stopping heat damage in its tracks, preserving your hair’s natural sheen. The smoothness of your hair is 75% better, while the ‘frizz’ that can sometimes be incurred when drying is reduced by as much as 61%. Extensive research and nifty engineering have ended up in putting the dryer’s motor in its handle, meaning that the whole shape and weight proportions are different from the vast majority of other dryers on the market. Its attachments are magnetic, allowing you to quickly shift into the best way to manipulate your hair in just the way you like it. Negative ions lower the annoying static you can sometimes create in your hair when drying it. It is cool to the touch, so child-friendly; even its attachments stay completely cool during use. Long prongs help you to get right down into the roots, helping you achieve volume. A non-slip mat and storage hanger are included with your purchase.
The World’s First and Only Reverse-Air Dryer
3x faster than conventional hair dryers
1/2 the wattage of standard hair dryers
2-in-1 device – dry and straighten hair
Reverse-air – natural direction of cuticles
This innovative REVAIR Reverse-Air Hair Dryer can replace your flat iron and blow dryer, due to its particular design and functionality. It uses a specially patented ‘reverse-air technology’ to dry hair according to its natural direction, ie. down the cuticle, rather than up it; this results in a shinier, less frizzy outcome. It straightens, smooths, and stretches your hair fifty percent more quickly than standard dryers, and equally will not alter your natural curls if you have any. It is also quite easy on your scalp; no burning or scalding will be felt. Whether your hair is naturally coarse, frizzy, coily, textured, or curly, RevAir is able to adapt to them all. It is even perfectly safe to use with braids or hair extensions; quite gentle for those with sensitive skin or brittle hair.
Salon quality results
Patented nanoe technology
Three pro-quality attachments
2 speed and 3 temperature settings
Powerful yet quiet 1875 W blow dryer
Cool shot button
Easy clean filter
9-foot rotating power cord
Convenient hanging loop
Power supply: 125 volt, 60 hertz
This Panasonic EH-NA65-K Nanoe Hair Dryer is great for tenderly hydrating your hair, infusing hair moisture into its cuticles, resulting in smoother, more natural-looking hair. It can even strengthen hair, lessening the damage incurred on a daily basis, caused by brushing, heat, and natural elements. It does this through drawing out moisture from the air and infusing nanoe particles (which have more than a thousand times more moisture than normal ions) into each hair on your head. It complements your hair’s inherent moisture, helping it to maintain a shiny, smooth sheen.
It comes with 3 styling attachments: a special Quick-dry nozzle, a Concentrator nozzle, and a Diffuser. The Quick-dry nozzle enables either weaker or stronger flows of air; it is aimed at drying your hair more quickly and consistently. You can alter the air velocity, allowing you to create various styles which need different drying times. You can also adjust the heat settings to match the precise texture of your hair and suit the relevant style you’re seeking to create. There is a cool shot button for when you need to suddenly shut off the heat, as well as 9 foot rotating power cord, longer than your average dryer, the extra reach being very convenient. A hanging loop means you can stow it in a place that is level with your hand.
Perfect for Shiny, Healthy Hair
3X More Protection – Advanced Coating Technology
Healthier Hair – Proprietary Micro Conditioner Technology
1875 W – Fast Drying Power
Ceramic + Ionic + Tourmaline Grill
Faster Drying with Less Frizz
Power: 60 Hertz; 125 VAC
3 Heat + 2 Speed Settings + Cool Shot
1875 Watts Max Power
Concentrator and Diffuser
The REMINGTON Damage Protection Hair Dryer helps you to achieve a naturally shiny and luscious look, due to its expertly designed material and design. It has Advanced Coating Technology and Micro-Conditioner Technology, which offers triple the strength of protection you get from a regular hair dryer, preserving your hair’s health. It uses Ceramic, Ionic, and Tourmaline technologies in order to minimize the frizz and maximize the dryness and styling of your hair, all with 1875W of power. Two speed and three heat settings enable you optimize airflow efficiency and offer you flexibility when creating your personal style. The cool shot button’ keep your style in place, at the right moment. The diffuser and concentrator attachments aid you in either dispersing or targetting the heat, aiming the dryer in places that will help style your hair uniquely. The diffuser perfectly supports waves and curls, while the concentrator ably fine-tunes straight hairstyles. This dryer gives you three times the damage protection of a regular dyer, with an air filter that is removable and easy to clean, maintaining your dryer at peak efficiency.
This BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer offers power, speed, and clever design; its powerful 2000 Watt output is housed in a lightweight case. Annoying ‘frizz’ is minimized with ionic technology, which also helps your hair to dry quickly. It boasts six different speed/heat settings, as well as a ‘cool shot’ button which helps you to mold a style into position. There is also a concentrator nozzle which makes styling and drying even more targeted and efficient. It is equally adept at drying coarse, thick hair as it’s finer, flowing locks. In each case, it will help to release the natural sheen which is so often lost for various reasons.
BaBylissPRO is a world-famous producer of high-end, innovative styling tools. It is favored by clients, hairdressers, and barbers everywhere. BabylissPRO products have a rich heritage and are trusted for being versatile and engineered for longevity. Due to its lightness, you’ll be able to hold this particular titanium hair dryer for extended periods of time, thus reducing hand fatigue.
Nano Titanium technology
2000-watt Italian AC motor
6 heat/speed settings
Removable stainless-steel rear filter
2 concentrator nozzles
The high performance Italian motor of the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Portofino Hair Dryer makes it a powerful device. It is bolstered by Nano Titanium technology which distributes heat consistently for impressive results. How does it work? Well, the negative ions made by the dryer remove any lingering static electricity in your hair and seal the cuticle for smooth, shiny results. Available in blue or black, this ionic blow dryer boasts 6 heat/speed settings and 2 concentrator nozzles which help bring your shiniest, smoothest, hair.
Coming with a removable filter, this hair dryer is suitable for all hair types, from thicker, coarser hair to thinner, silkier hair; regardless, this blow dryer will leave you with shiny, healthy-looking hair. BaBylissPRO is a world-famous producer of high-end, innovative styling tools. It is favored by clients, hairdressers, and barbers everywhere. BabylissPRO products have a rich heritage and are trusted for being versatile and engineered for longevity.
Great for travel or gym bag
Worldwide dual voltage
3 Heat / 2 speed settings
Cool shot button
Smoothing concentrator attachment included
3X ceramic coating
Revlon Hair Tools help you to create salon-style blowouts, unique waves and curls, and so is the ideal hair accessory, both for maintaining your current look or seeking to transform your look. The Revlon 1875W Compact + Folding Handle Travel Hair Dryer uses a compact design with a folding handle that sits snugly in your carry-on luggage or gym bag. It has a Worldwide Dual Voltage so that traveling abroad is hassle-free. It has triple ceramic material which is durable yet lightweight; it also employs ionic technology so as to minimize damage to your precious hair and lessen the likelihood of getting unsightly ‘frizz’ as a casualty of hair-dryer warfare!