When we think of advancements in technology, we often think of phones, computers, smartwatches, and even virtual reality glasses. What we don’t tend to think about is hair dryers, but maybe we should. The hair dryer has come a long way from its humble beginnings and is now a very advanced piece of technology. It may even feel like you need a science degree just to understand what is written on the packaging! Whether you have fine hair, thick hair, or even curly hair, here’s all the pro tips and info you need to get a salon-worthy blowout at home. Trust us; your hair will thank you for it.
Best hair dryers for thick hair
When looking for a hair dryer for thick hair, speed is everything. Thick hair can take a long time to dry and become a frustrating and tiring process without the right power. The key is finding the right amount of power and heat so you can dry hair quickly without damaging the strands. Keep an eye out for dryers that feature ceramic, tourmaline, and ionic technology for great drying that will keep hair smooth and locked-in.
BaByliss Pro Nano Titanium fly
The BaByliss Pro Nano Titanium Volare is an incredibly powerful hair dryer. Featuring a Ferrari-designed V12 motor, this hair-drying superpower has an incredible 2000 watts of power to quickly dry even the thickest hair. If that’s not enough to sell you on this dryer, it also has a three-port ion generator to help keep hair healthy and shiny.
Parlux 3800 ceramic and ion dryer
The Parlux 3800 ceramic and ionic dryer is a favorite among clients and stylists. Not only is it super powerful for fast drying time, but it’s also a master at smoothing frizz in thick hair. Take it home and you’ll find that not only has your drying time been cut, but your styling time as well.
Dyson Supersonic hair dryer
If you have some extra cash to spend (around $700), you might want to consider Dyson’s new supersonic hair dryer as your next purchase. “With more power and so light, the Dyson is a dream for the professional or at-home stylist,” says Sarah. The hair dryer uses intelligent heat control to maintain optimum temperature, helping to prevent extreme heat damage. This means that the strands are less damaged and reflect light in only one direction, which makes the hair shiny. Although this innovative dryer is suitable for all hair types, it is particularly suitable for thick hair, with a super fast drying time that will blow your mind.
Best hair dryers for fine hair
Finding the right hair dryer for fine hair can be tricky. Fine locks require careful blow-drying to ensure you don’t fry them, so look for dryers with temperature controls and set them on low. While hair dryers designed for thick hair will be far too powerful for your fine hair, those designed for finer strands will have the gentleness your hair needs. Look for dryers that lightly straighten hair while drying and adding volume to keep your hair looking healthy and luscious.
T3 Featherweight Tumble Dryer 2
If you’re looking for a hair dryer for fine hair, you can’t miss the T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer. This lightweight dryer is easy to use and leaves hair feeling soft and smooth. Packed with 1800 watts, the Featherweight 2 has just the right amount of power to get the job done without leaving fine hair flat and dull. On the contrary, this hair dryer will add body to your fine hair, leaving it voluminous and glamorous. It also offers gentle drying speeds and multiple heat settings to ensure your hair gets the care it deserves.
Conair Infiniti Pro AC Motor Dryer
The Conair Infiniti Pro AC Motor Dryer offers the perfect amount of control to achieve the best results for fine hair. Not only are there five speeds and five heat settings, this dryer also gives you the option to turn its ionic technology on and off. Simply turn it on when you want smooth, shiny hair and turn it off when you need more volume.
Silver Bullet K2 Dryer
The Silver Bullet K2 dryer has six different heat settings, meaning you can set it low to protect your fine hair while still having the flexibility to turn it up and blow out water if needed. It also has two concentrator nozzles for easy styling and a cold injection button to lock in the volume when you’re done.
Best hair dryers for curly hair
Curly hair can really be a nightmare when it comes to drying your hair. Your beautiful curls can quickly turn into a frizzy mess if you use the wrong blow dryer or technique. It all comes down to the subtle science of knowing how much heat to use, how fast and how powerful, with what tools and for how long. Whether you want to use a diffuser to keep your curls in or a concentrator to smooth them out, these are the best dryers for curly hair.
Babyliss Pro Portofino 6600 Nano Titanium Hairdryer
The BaByliss Pro Portofino Hair Dryer has everything you need to dry curly hair while keeping it tame. It comes with three nozzles and a diffuser so you can style your curly hair exactly the way you want without having to buy extra parts. It also features ionic and nano-titanium technology to prevent frizz and remove excess volume from the hair.
Conair Infiniti Pro Translucent Dryer
The Conair Infiniti Pro Translucent Dryer is perfect for women with curly hair on a budget. For a very low price, this dryer will deliver the same great results as dryers with much higher price tags. Featuring tourmaline ceramic and ionic technology, this dryer creates smooth, shiny hair with approximately 75% less frizz.
Parlux 3200 Ceramic and Ionic Dryer
While Parlux’s 3800 model is ideal for thick hair, the brand’s 3200 ceramic and ionic dryer is perfect for curly hair. The 3200 features a lesser (but still super powerful) 1900 watts for fast, controlled drying of all curl types. The hair dryer’s ceramic technology is also a great reason to buy it as it generates far infrared heat to gently dry hair from the inside out to reduce frizz.
Best Professional Hair Dryers
When it comes to getting salon-quality hair at home, you can’t overlook having the right tools for the job. Invest in one of these professional dryers and you’ll never have to visit a blow-dry bar again.
Ghd Air professional hair dryer
The Ghd Air Profesional hair dryer uses ionic technology to dry hair without damaging it. The unique method generates ionic particles to dissolve water from wet hair while keeping moisture trapped inside. Unlike the conventional hair drying method of heating air to room temperature, the ionic method means that hair can be dried without being damaged. Incredibly fast to create smooth, frizz-free results, this professional hair dryer is one of the best on the market.
VS Sassoon Milano 2200 AC commercial dryer
Designed and manufactured in Italy, the VS Sassoon Milano 2200 is appreciated by the best hairdressers. A true professional dryer, the Milano 2200 offers ionic conditioning technology as well as tourmaline ceramic technology. Creating the perfect blow-dry every time, this dryer is an affordable luxury.
Parlux Advance Lightweight Hair Dryer
Parlux undoubtedly creates high-end dryers, but, according to Sarah, the brand is also perfect for the environmentally conscious consumer. Made from recycled materials, the Parlux Advance Light is lightweight and quiet. It has ionic and ceramic technologies, essential for healthy, static-free hair. A favorite of hairstylists, this hair dryer also features great airflow for fast drying and an anti-heat front body to keep the temperature low to prevent nasty burns!
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