So you’re shopping for a NEW hair dryer? Too many choices, right?
We’re here to help you make heads or tales of your many options, so you can find the best hair dryer that suits your needs and budget.
How to buy a hair dryer -
Since not everyone can afford top-of-the-line products, have in mind how much you want to spend. That means compromise, and you may not get all the great features you want.
How much should you spend on a hair dryer?
You can find suitable dryers for under 50$ for household use.
Elaborate features have a higher price tag. Professional hand-held dryers start at $79.
Ask yourself who will use this dryer? How often will it be used? The answers will help you in your decision-making process.
If you have fine or damaged hair, your blowdryer choice may differ from someone with coarse, thick hair.
If several people use the same dryer and all have different hair types, you should choose a middle-of-the-road hairdryer.
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Heat damage comes from excessive direct heat for your hair type. More heat settings are necessary to control the heat for fine, chemically treated, or previously damaged hair.
And don’t forget, always apply a heat protectant product to your hair before your blowout.
Some hair dryers have an on/off switch for ion production. Turning on the ion production makes hair smoother, and turning it off gives more volume.
What is the best temperature for drying hair?
It depends on your hair type and hairstyle.
The less heat you use to dry your hair, the better. Over time too much direct heat can burn and damage your hair. Once you burn your hair, you can’t repair it with treatments. This damage can result in split ends that only hair cutting can remove.
Some heat can relax the natural hair texture, straighten and smooth the hair. So if you dry your hair frequently, use the least amount of heat you can to get the results you want.
What is a good hair dryer wattage?
Usually, a hair dryer’s maximum output range is 800w to 2200w. The higher the wattage, the more heat and wind speed potential your dryer has.
Wattage alone is not a good indicator of hair safety. Also take into consideration the number of heat and airspeed settings.
Higher wattage is potentially more damaging to your hair, when you use it on the maximum settings over a long period.
For home use, 1600w-1850w is plenty of power.
Which hair dryer is least damaging?
RevAir, and here’s why:
FACT: Heat can cause permanent damage to your hair.
Some people with thick or textured hair can have a problem air-drying their hair. It may take them 2-3 days to completely air dry their hair. Extended drying time is not only uncomfortable; it can lead to hygral fatigue—permanent cuticle damage caused by too much moisture.
The Takeaway; Air Drying your hair is excellent, but it’s not for everyone.
Hair Dryers are NOT EVIL; it’s all about how you use them.
How do I pick a hair dryer for thin hair?
The best dryer for fine hair is also suitable for thin hair and should include:
Can a hair dryer make your hair fall out?
Since I was in beauty school way back when most of my colleagues and I prefer Italian-made Hair Dryers because of their fame for durability, there are some exceptions.
Here are some PRO picks from a recent online discussion.
Why choose a professional Hair dryer?
Professional products are built for daily use because durability is important for professional hairdressers. We don’t want to struggle or injure our bodies, so they’re loaded with features, ergonomic, lightweight, and easy-to-use hair dryers and coloful.
The power cord on professional hair dryers is usually about 9ft; household models come with a short power cord approximately 6ft in length.
So, While not bad, inexpensive hair dryers are great for traveling or no-frills drying only. If any of the aforementioned items are important to you, it’s best to upgrade.
People usually love Dyson or hate it. There just doesn't seem to be a middle ground on the topic.
Dyson Airwrap and Revlon one-step are very convenient and style and dry your hair in one tool.
Revlon combines a hair dryer and round brush for a small and convenient hair tool.
We hope we’re able to answer your concerns about buying a hair dryer. Comment below if you have any more questions we didn’t directly answer.