The Best Hair Dryer Reviews
Welcome to Shop Hair Dryers. It is our mission to help you find the best hair dryer for your hair type and budget.
The right hair dryer can reduce frizz, leave your hair silky smooth and reduce your drying time in half. Most of today’s best blow dryers utilize ion, ceramic and tourmaline technology for optimum results.
Ionic blow dryers reduce the amount of static electricity in the hair and dry the hair at a much faster pace by breaking down water molecules and. Ions may also interact with hair products (such as conditioners) for shiner, healthier hair.
Ceramic dryers produce infrared heat with the ability to penetrate and dry hair on the inside without burning the exterior. They are ideal for those with fragile and damaged hair.
Tourmaline are considered “the best of the best” and also the most expensive. Tourmaline is a mineral. Some dryers are manufactured completely out of tourmaline while others just have tourmaline on the inside.
Our Best Hair Dryer Choices
Compare prices and research in order to find the best hair dryer with our table below.
Professional dryer used in salons, ceramic technology dries hair from inside out. 3 heat & 2 speed settings, cold shot button, includes 2 concentrators, 2 year limited warranty
|Get It Here||1875||$$$$|
5 heat & 2 speed settings, voted "Best Of The Year" by Allure Magazine, includes extra filter and a concentrator
|Get It Here||2000 watts||$$$|
|Babyliss Titanium 3000|
Infrared heat for faster dying, tourmaline and ionic technology leaves hair shinier, strong airflow, 6 heat/speed settings, cold shot button, 24-month warranty, 9 foot cord.
|Get It Here||1900||$$|
Rusk Speed Freak
Removable filter, suitable for thick & coarse hair
|Get It Here||2000||$$|
2 speed & 3 heat settings, cool shot button, includes diffuser & concentrator
|Get It Here||1875||$|
|Revlon RV544PKF 1875W|
2 speed & heat settings, cool shot button, includes diffuser & concentrator, triple baked ceramic
|Get It Here||1875||$|
What To Look For In The Best Blow Dryer
Your hair type will help determine which will be the best hair dryer. A diffuser will be extremely important if you have curly or wavy hair so look for dryers which come equipped with one. You may want to consider the Deva Blow dryer since it was developed especially for curly/wavy hair.
Those with fine or fragile hair may want to consider dryers designed to boost volume. You can read our reviews on the best hair dryers for fine hair here. I would also suggest opting for a dryer with the ability to switch the “ion” feature off since these dryers are designed to smooth the the hair shaft and may weigh down hair that is already fine.
Experts suggest a blow dryer with 1300 to 1875 watts for regular home use. Different types of hair require different levels heat. Hair that is very coarse may require a higher level of heat in order to style effectively and reduce drying time. Hair that is damaged and fragile may benefit more from a lower setting. Luckily virtually all dryers come equipped with various heat settings which make them suitable for a large number of hair types.
Some people don’t consider noise levels when considering the best hair dryer to use but it can be important if you plan on using it frequently. Constant exposure to loud noise may lead to hearing damage. It can also be a nuisance if you use it early in the morning or when others are sleeping nearby. Take a look at our best pick for a quiet dryer.
“Normal Mode” or “Cool Shot Button”
Most of our best hair dryer picks have a cold shot button which can be used to “lock in your style” and add shine.
Note the accessories that are included with the device. Most come with a concentrator while others may also include a diffuser. The concentrator is a small device that attaches at the end of the dryer and directs air flow for a great blowout. A concentrator can also reduce frizz for a smoother appearance by directing heat in one direction. Hair stylists will usually use a concentrator when giving you a blow out. A concentrator is a must if you want a “salon-style” blowout at home.
Diffusers are ideal for people with curly hair because it distributes heat evenly. This will result in soft, manageable curls that are more manageable and less frizzy.
Cost can vary greatly; top of the best dryers from brands like T3, Elchim & Solano are on the high-end while brands such as Babyliss and Rusk are more in the middle. Then you have brands such as Conair and Revlon that manufacture quality products which are very affordable. The product you’ll most likely pick will depend on your budget and needs.
Dryers with a 110/120 voltage will only work in the U.S and Canada. If you plan to travel worldwide consider a blow dryer with dual voltage which convert to 220/240 with the addition of a standard adapter.
Dryer cords vary in length. Longer cords give you more freedom in terms of moving around.
Check out the manufacturer’s warranty before making a final choice. This will enable you return the product or have it repaired if there are any defects.