Are you still looking for the infamous powerful hooded hair dryer? Well, Look no farther.This is the stuff of urban legends.
No, seriously, it is. I have yet to find a 2500 watt hair dryer of any kind. It doesn’t exist!
In this article, I will help you understand more clearly the importance and function of wattageAs well as share with you the MOST powerful hairdryers we could find.
- More Watts = More power & more heat.
- That is only half the story, more is involved.
- This is probably one of the least understood concepts in the hair industry.
The wattage rating which you will find on the UL label of any electrical appliance sold in the USA. That rating , for instance, says 2000 watts. Translates into the maximum output of any given appliance.
So your 2000 watt hair dryer is only producing this maximum output when it is turned all the way to high heat and max airspeed.
So most of the time we don’t use our appliances in such a forced way, so they don’t stop working before their useful life cycle has ended.
By this, I mean all products are engineered and manufactured with a certain life expectancy.
So forcing your dryer constantly to maximum output would shorten its lifespan.
If you do find that your dryer isn’t functioning well unless it is set to maximum, its time to upgrade to more wattage or professional-grade equipment.
How much power (wattage) is good for my hair?
- Have realistic expectations.
- No tool is a miracle tool for everyone. Long hair & thick hair will require more time and patience to dry and achieve your desired results.
Generally speaking, Hooded Hair Dryers have less heat and wind output than handheld models.
Hooded hair dryers are low and slow. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Less airspeed is beneficial for a diffuser effect with curly hair. The high wind or airspeed would disrupt the curls making your hair look frizzy.
Don’t be fooled even relatively low wattage (1000-1500) watts can be uncomfortably hot and burn your skin when exposed for long periods of time, such as drying your hair on rollers.
Pro Tip: Always preheat your dryer for about 5 min before using. This will ensure that it works faster and more even heating
The Most Powerful 2000 Watt Hooded Hairdryers I could find
*For more options see Best Hooded Hairdryer for Natural Hair
If someone has actually slain the loch ness monster and found the 2500 watt hairdryer
Please share the website or link with us. Or Take a selfie with it. (Be sure to include the UL label as proof)
We’d love to hear from you.
For other essential features to look for in a Hooded Hair Dryer see: The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Hooded Hair Dryer