Not sure which hair dryer to pick? Contrary to popular belief not all hair dryers are created equally. Here is a basic guideline to help you choose the best hair dryer for your hair type.
Curly Wavy Hair
If you have curly you won’t need tons of heat in order to style your hair. Instead, any hair dryer will suffice as long as it comes with a diffuser attachement. A diffuser will allow your curls and waves to dry naturally soft without creating tangles or a mess. If you want a hair dryer specifically designed for curls take a look at the Deva hair dryer. It’s one of the few dryers designed specifically for curly hair.
If you have hair that is thicker or more difficult to manage pick a hair dryer with at least 1800 watts since your hair will need more heat in order to straighten and style. Effective hair dryers for thick hair include the Rusk Spead Freak, Elchim 3900 and Sedu Revolution 40001. If you want extra shine pick a hair with an ionic option such as these hair dryers from Babyliss; the Babyliss Pro TT, Pro Bab2000 Ceramix and Pro 2800. A powerful dryer may be able to straighten your hair completely foregoing the need to use a flat iron which can cause damage.
If you have fine hair consider the John Frieda Full Volume hair dryer which is designed specifically for those with thin hair. Pick a dryer with the ability to switch the ion feature off since ions can lead to super smooth strands which can weigh fine hair down even further. Instead, opt to create texture and volume by blasting your hair dryer at the roots. You can also finish your style with a texturizing spray at the roots in order to create more lift.
Pick a drier with ionic and tourmaline technology such as the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i. Ionic and tourmaline hair dryers are optimal for frizzy hair because they dry hair from the inside out and help to eliminate static and flyaways. You can further eliminate frizz by using a serum before drying like John Frieda Frizz Ease.