How do you know what hair dryer to buy, when there are so many different kinds to choose from?
How does each one differ?
What if I have very thick hair or really thin hair?
Do I have to spend a lot of money to get a good product?
All these questions and more can be answered in our hair dryer buying guide.
The power of hair dryers can be deciphered by their wattage. If a hair dryer has more wattage it will produce more power. Therefore, they will dry your hair quicker.
Hair dryer models include ionic, ceramic and tourmaline. A mix of all of 3 types will give you the best dryer.
Ionic reduces water molecules quickly therefore it dries your hair faster. It also encourages moisture to seep into the hair shaft so your hair can hold hydration more efficiently. Ions can neutralize positive charged ions in your hair. This means it promotes your hairs natural shine and minimises frizz.
Tourmaline has a gemstone coating. Its job is to send out negative ions to give hair a shinier finish.
Ceramic dryers allow hair to dry from the inside to the outside. It is a medium heat, therefore, there is minimal damage to your hair.
If it’s a travel dryer you are looking for, make wattage a priority because you won’t get a small dryer that has all 3 combinations so compromise quality but maintain power levels.
The great way to minimize the dryness your hair suffers whilst being blow dried is to smooth a hydrating cream through the ends before you dry it.
Most women do this anyway but multi-tasking whilst drying your hair can make a big difference to your time in the morning. Don’t bother drying your hair as soon as you get out of the shower. Or at least give it a good towel dry first. Having your hair 60 % dry before you put a dryer to it will cut your drying time dramatically. Give your hair a good towel dry and perhaps have breakfast, unpack the dishwasher or put a load of washing on whilst your hair air dries first. This will also minimize heat damage from the dryer.
Blow dry with your fingers, then use your brush.
If you’re looking for a smoother finish, use as larger brush.
Metal brushes assist in achieving the smoothest outcome for your hair but just be mindful of them heating up quickly.
If you have a problem with flyaways or you have thicker, courser hair, use a boar or nylon type brush.
To get the smoothest look you dryer can achieve, make sure you use the nozzle at the end.
You do not have to go to a hairdresser to get a great hair dryer. Just know what you need according to your hair type and wattage you want.