You may think that once you've tried one hair dryer, you've tried them all. But you'd be surprised by the variation among this common hair styling tool. Whether you're looking for a drugstore find at a low price, a specialized diffuser for curly hair or a tourmaline ionic ceramic tool, this list will show you how to stretch your dollar and still look like a diva - without damaging the health of your hair.
12 Best Hair Dryers
One of the more reasonably priced dryers with attachments we cannot do without. Popular hairdryer from Revlon with the must have tourmaline gems and ionic technology. It is lightweight and dries your hair quickly but may cause frizz. For the price it will blow away the competition and super easy to use.
Great for thick or coarse hair, this dryer has 60% more powerful than a conventional dryer. It is lightweight, compact, and you can choose to use the ionic technology, which gives you choices in hairstyles. You can either have super sleek hair or add volume to a limp mane. The Sedu has six heat and speed settings, which make this great for all hair types.
This affordable dryer uses ionic technology to add shine and control frizz. The ceramic technology prevents heat damage and warmth injury. There are two heat or speed settings and the coveted cool shot button to keep your coils, curls and waves in place. There is a volume lift attachment to help define your natural curls, coils, and waves.
FHI Heat Nano Salon Pro 2000, $139.99
With the combination of the Nano technology and tourmaline crystals you get shiny hair with no frizz. Your tresses are conditioned as it dries, stays moisturized, and heat damaged free. There is a cool shot button, a ceramic heater to condition your tresses, and a diffuser and concentrator included to put the airflow exactly where you want it. The motor has two setting and there are three different heat settings.
Get a blow-out on a budget. It works with lightning speed, has three-heat setting, the much loved cool-shot button, and nozzle and diffuser attachments. The dryer’s grills are infused with real silk proteins that will deliver smoother, silkier strands, thanks to the heat-activated silk conditioner blend built into the dryer.
Here we have the very first dryer and diffuser created specifically for textured hair. The hand-shaped DevaFuser produces 360 degree airflow to smoothly and evenly dry your hair. Lightweight, ergonomic design for easy maneuvering with a dual temperature, speed setting, and of course the cool shot button. May take some time getting used to since drastically different than other dryers but it is worth every penny.
There are some great features on this dryer. You get five times the levels of negative ions to keep hair shiny and not frizzy and 5x the levels of far infrared heat that will dry your hair in record time. There is that turbo fan to blow the hot air fast and the cools hot button to set your style. Variable heat settings will allow the right amount of heat necessary without over-drying your tresses.
No worries of bed head with this dryer that gets even the curliest and coarsest hair dry in no time. It has dual heat and speed settings and the coveted cool shot button to lock in your style. This dryer fights frizz like a champ. Ionic technology, lightweight, and concentrator attachment are included at a reasonable price.
Conair Infiniti Pro Volume Dryer, $29.99
There is a powerful flow of air from this infinity pro dryer that will give you all the volume you crave with its volumizing attachment. It has 1875 watts for high airflow and faster drying time with less heat exposure and less damage. Cold-shot button with a removable filter to prevent lint buildup and clogged airflow.
T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i, $250.00
This ionic, tourmaline hair dryer will cut your blow-drying time in half. This engine is powerful so drying hair faster will cut down on damage. Experts even boast that using this hair dryer will have your hair healthier than air-drying. It seems no one has anything bad to say about this dryer.
A hooded hair dryer that has ionic nanotechnology that turns this dryer’s airflow into a hydrating spa treatment for your tresses. With the 1875 watt output, hair dries 50% faster for silky, shiny and less frizzy tresses. Two speeds and four heat settings with an adjustable front visor and large adjustable bonnet to accommodate even the largest rollers.
One of the better soft bonnet dryers on the market, this dryer emits ion-infused airflow that dries hair quickly and adds shine. There are three speed, heat, a cool settings to set your style. Compact and convenient storage case, easily portable, and great for roller sets, braids, and processing chemical and conditioning treatments.