It can be hard to select the right blow dryer due to the sheer number of different brands and models available. Here’s a list of the top hair dryers based on performance, technology and features. Since I like to blow dry my hair very frequently (generally at least 3-4x a week) I favor dryers which actually improve the condition of my hair instead of degrade it. Today’s blow dryers are more advanced than ever before and some can even improve the condition of your hair.
Our top picks list will consist of a dryers in the high, mid and low price range giving you more selection options. The T3 gets our pick for being the best “overall” winner based on performance and the ability to leave hair healthier than air drying.
T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i – Top Pick
The T3 Featherweight gets our vote for the best hair dryer. What makes this dryer stand out from the rest is the fact that its T3 tourmaline +SoftAire technology is actually healthier for your hair than air drying. Some blow dryers can leave your hair burned, fried and with the frizzies but not the T3. This little gem actually leaves your hair in better condition than if you were to air dry it naturally. That’s pretty extraordinary.
Most dryers utilize chaotic air flow and depend on high heat levels in order to dry hair. The T3 hair dryer has a special designed fan allowing it to weave a large amount of air at a gentle speed.
Negative ions decrease static and seal the hair shaft for increased shine. Features include 2 speed settings, 3 heat settings and a cool shot button to set your style in place. We like the 9ft cord which allows you to move around freely as you dry your hair. The T3 featherweight comes with a tourmaline concentrator for the perfect blowout.
When it comes to technology the T3 hair dryer is at the forefront thanks to its SoftAire technology and unique fan which allows the T3 to maintain high volumes of air at a gentle speed. The only con is the T3’s steep price but how many dryers can claim to actually leave your hear healthier?!
Solano Supersolano – Runner Up
The Supersolano is the hair dryer used by many top stylists to achieve that perfect salon blowout. It’s our runner up pick because it actually dries hair from the inside out for smoother, silkier locks. A dryer which actually improve hair’s condition gets big nods of approval from us.
The Supersolano is trusted and used by professionals because of it’s long-life motor and shine adding capabilities thanks to tourmaline technology. Tourmaline is used in order to smooth the hair shaft and minimize frizziness. A cold air button is available which can be used to set your style. What makes this product different from the rest is that it’s extremely powerful and can get extremely hot.
You will definitely notice much faster drying times with the Supersolano compared to drugstore brands. Despite its immense power the dryer is surprisingly quiet. 3 heat & 2 speed settings are available. The Supersolano comes equipped with two fiberglass concentrator attachments. The Supersolano comes with a 2-year warranty.
The Supersolano is a low EMF dryer.
Babyliss Pro TT Tourmaline 3000 Dryer – Best Value
The Babyliss Pro TT Titanium 3000 (also known as the Babyliss Pro BABTT5585) is a mid-range priced dryer with tourmaline and infrared heating. This 1900 watt appliance overs supreme heat and air pressure for a quick blowout. Babyliss is an international company that has been producing styling tools since the 1960’s.
Used have noted much faster drying times while some were able to completely skip having to flat iron their hair after drying it. As such the Babyliss Pro TT may be suited for those who wish to straighten their hair without having to use a flat iron. Keep in mind that results may vary depending on your hair type. In addition, it has a low pitched motor and doesn’t make a lot of noise.
Conair 1875 – Best Affordable Dryer
The Conair 1875 offers a powerful dryer with lots of features for an affordable price. This dryer boasts 1875 watts of power and 2 heat/speed settings. This device uses ion technology for shinier more manageable hair. If you want an ion blow dryer that won’t break the bank then the Conair would be a solid choice. A hang ring feature is attached to the device making it easier to store. Users have noted shinier hair, less flyaways and more manageable locks with regular use. Accessories include a concentrator for perfect salon style blowouts and a diffuser to style curly and wavy hair.
This hair dryer is a solid choice if you want to take advantage of ion technology without spending a small fortune.