Hair dryers have come a long way. There are now so many different types and styles, ranging in price. It can be really difficult to pick one or know what you should be looking for in a hairdryer. Here are some of the different types of hair dryers for different hair types and how to choose one:

  • Check out the wattage. A higher wattage is better because it will use more wind power instead of heat power. This can cut down your styling time and save your hair from damaging heat. Aim for a wattage of 1800 to 2000, no matter what type of hair you have. Another bonus is a higher wattage dryer doesn’t burn out as easily, so it should last longer, especially if you don’t use it every day. If you have frizzy, hair that is prone to static electricity, you’ll also want to choose an ionic dryer. Ionic dryers shoot negative ions to speed up drying time because water’s ions are positively charged. It also prevents frizz and static. If you really need a heavy duty ionic dryer, look for one that is called tourmaline. These are more expensive, but work even better. You may not need an ionic or tourmaline hair dryer if your hair is flat and/or oily.
  • Look for dryers with words like ceramic, porcelain and infrared if you have dry and/or fine hair. These types of dryers distribute heat evenly and gently. The heat that comes from these dryers are less harsh so you could benefit if you are prone to dry and/or damaged hair. Like ceramic, you can also look for dryers that are made of titanium to speed up the drying process. However, if you have damaged hair, don’t get a titanium one because they tend to be hotter and more likely to damage your hair.
  • Look for lightweight dryers if you spend a lot of time drying, if you have very long hair or if you blow out your hair with a round brush.
  • You may also want to look for these cool features: a cold button that seals your hair’s cuticle and may boost shine, adjustable heat to lower the heat and reduce damage and a dryer that contains accessories like a diffuser for curly hair or a concentrator nozzle for straightening.

Do you know what type of hair dryer you have? Are you looking for a new one and learned something new from this article? Let us know below!

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