Throughout your natural hair journey, you will learn about how harsh heat can be on your hair. Whether you’re using a diffuser, a dryer to straighten your hair, or you simply want to speed up your drying process, the right hair dryer and appropriate amount of heat is vital. Excessive heat can dry out your hair, promote frizz, and contribute to heat damage. When purchasing a dryer, it is important to know what brands will keep your curls healthy, and frizz-free. When you partner your dryer with a heat protectant, you’re adding a much needed layer of protection over your mane. If you’re on the hunt for the heat that won’t ruin your curls, check out 10 hair dryers for curly hair and 5 heat protectants proven to preserve your curls.


It feels good when brands design products with your specific hair type in mind. The Bed Head Curls in Check Diffuser Hair Dryer was created to help you keep and maintain your curl pattern. Not only will this dryer protect your hair, it will add volume and definition. Combine this product with African Pride’s Black Castor Miracle Anti-Humidity Heat Protectant Spray to sustain your curls.

The Conair Infinitipro 2-Inch & 1 1/2-Inch Hot Air Spin Brush will dry your hair as you style and customize your curls. If you want to perfect your waves of execute small curls or ringlets, this product will allow you to land the look. Paired with EDEN BodyWorks’ Hibiscus Honey Hydration Blow Dry Cream, you can control potential frizz and prevent heat damage.

Technology makes the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer perfect for all hair types, especially curls. The diffuser will add bounce and curls to your hair and the dryer itself is known to be fast-acting when it comes to drying your hair. Together with Ouidad’s Advanced Climate Control Detangling Heat Spray, you will be able to combat frizz while protecting your curl pattern.

Want to dry your hair in half the time? Eva NYC’s Pro-Lite Dryer provides salon-quality hair while reducing your styling time.You can count on this product to lock in the moisture, eliminate frizz, and give you a voluptuous finish. Add SheaMoisture’s Argan Oil & Almond Milk Smooth & Tame Thermo-Protect Milk to improve the appearance of split ends, combat frizz and prevent heat damage.

The 1200-watt motor on the Eva NYC Rose Quartz Mini Healthy Heat Dryer gives it the powerful blow dry your hair needs. The product was created with tourmaline and ceramic components that assist in locking in moisture and eliminating frizz.

Hooded dryers are a staple in the black hair community. Just about everyone dreads the 45 minutes to 1 1/12 hours spent under the dryer but the end result is a flawless look. The Conair Pro Style Bonnet Hair Dryer is great for styling twist outs, braid outs or roller sets. This product is extra-large to accommodate large curlers and it has variable airflow settings so all parts of your head are addressed.

Protect your strands with the Remington D3190A Damage Control Ceramic Hair Dryer. This product uses micro conditioners which offer up to 3 times more protection than other Remington dryers. When used with a heat protectant, you can further reduce damage to your hair. Creme of Nature’s Argan Oil Heat Defense Smooth & Shine Polisher will shield your hair from harsh heat, and excessive styling.

For thick curls that are full of volume, the powerful BaBylissPRO Porcelain Ceramic 2800 Dryer will be a great ally. With a 2000-watt motor, it can dry the thickest of curls in a short amount of time. This miracle worker, reduces heat damage, frizz, while highlighting the natural shine of your curls.

The DevaCurl Dryer with DevaFuser was specially designed for girls with curly or wavy hair. Your typical round diffuser is counterproductive to managing your curls. The DevaFuser is shaped like a hand and features five prongs that will elevate the body of your curls. This dryer features a 3-temperature setting, 2-speed setting, and a cool shot button, making it easier to set to your preference.

The Conair 1875 Watt Cord-Keeper 2-in-1 Styler is a professional dryer that fights frizz while maintaining your curls. This styler is constructed with tourmaline ceramic technology which carries infrared heat that protects hair from being damaged.

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