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Nothing could be easier than choosing a hair dryer? A big mistake!! Apart from the general criteria such as weight, air flow, power, and accessories, a number of other different factors such as your hair type and the new technologies need to be examined before saying “this is my next hair companion”. Your blow dryer will certainly be your beauty ally, and maybe that of the whole family, for everyday life and for many years to come. There is a plethora of brands and models on the market today. Therefore make sure you read our hair dryer reviews  to make the right choice from the start.

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Which features

Power. 2 000 watts – recommended if you’re looking for a hair dryer that heats well with a sufficient airflow to dry your hair fast.

Powerful and resistant motor. To be able to keep using your dryer for many years to come, opt for hair dryers with professional Ac Motors.

Enough heat and speed settings. Heat – low for fine or damaged hair, medium for normal hair, and high if you’re late for work.

Airflow. High for thick hair, medium for fine hair or if you do not want to mess up your hair.

Cool shot button to set the style in place after drying.
Ionic technology to neutralize static and frizz. Negatively-charged ions prevent the evaporation of water molecules to keep hair well hydrated.

What to monitor

The temperature of the hair dryer. If it’s hot, it means its resistance is depleted and thus might overheat or even damage the hair.

Unpleasant odors. If it gives off burning smell, it becomes unsafe to use as the plastic coating has corroded.

The air filter. It prevents hair from getting to the engine. We should beware of air filters with large holes as long hairs can infiltrate easily.

What we want

Dry hair fast even if the hair dryer is adjusted to medium heat and speed. This allows to evenly dry hair without burning it.

Respect our hair. Ceramic hair dryers deliver infrared heat that dries the hair from the inside out without burning it.

Be manageable. If your potential hair dryer is heavy, blow drying would then become really backbreaking.

Have enough attachments. Classic attachments dry your lengths quickly by lifting the hair in every sense. Thin attachments direct the air flow and facilitate blow drying. The diffuser attachments preserve the curls or lift the root area to add volume to your hair.

A hair dresser’s words

“It is important to have many speed settings and different heat levels. The hair dryer should also be powerful enough to dry hair fast. After shampooing, it’s advisable to remove excess moisture beforehand. The drying would then be faster and less aggressive, and the generation of static electricity would be limited.”

5 most important criteria to consider


1. Handling

Drying, hairstyling and more will require you hold your hair dryer at arm’s length for a certain length of time. This means that your hair dryer should absolutely be easy to handle and as lightweight as possible; should this not be the case, it is likely that you’ll hastily dry your hair and end up with messy half-done drying.


2. Speed and heat settings

The success of your hairstyles greatly depends on these two criteria. To choose the right speed and heat you should take into account your hair type (thick, fine, curly, frizzy, straight …) and the frequency of use.

The power of hair dryers ranges from 1300 to 2200 watts. Please note that it’s not advisable to rush towards the most powerful models: if it’s for everyday use, you should be careful as unnecessarily powerful dryers might damage your hair or even irritate your scalp.

Look for some kind of balance in terms of speed

Medium speed will protect your hair but makes the drying time a bit longer. However, you should avoid setting your hair dryer to a very low speed as this will make the operation endless and you’ll surely end up with unfinished messy drying. Varying speed settings allows you to opt for the one that mostly suits the kind of operation you desire.

Vary the heat settings to help protect your hair

As is generally known, when used repeatedly, hair dryers can quickly damage your hair. For this very reason a temperature regulator reduces their harm to the minimum. Hot air is used to dry and create hairstyles, whereas cool air is used to lock the style into place. This function is also very beneficial for static hair.

3. Accessories

The main accessories are the attachments and it’s of paramount importance that your hair dryer has at least two of them:

3.1. A concentrator nozzle for hairstyling. Its diameter is determined by the type and length of your hair; a large concentrator nozzle is best for long and thick hair, whereas a tight nozzle is convenient for precision work at the level of the hair strands as well for short, shoulder-length or fine hair.

3.2.A diffuser attachment diffuses the heat and is perfect for damaged, curly or frizzy hair.

If you hesitate between two models, examine the rear filter: a filter with narrow holes ensures a better collection of dust and other various particles during the drying process. Sometimes the smallest things can make the biggest difference: anti-slip grip, location of heat and speed settings, length of the power cord …

4. New technologies

For some time now, we have heard a lot about ionic hair dryers without really knowing what that really means.

The Ionic Hair Dryer

Ionic hair dryers offer a better protection against static electricity triggered by positive ions; this electricity is released once high temperature is blown on wet hair. Hair is non-conductive which means it doesn’t allow electrons to travel across it, and consequently positive ions are trapped in.

Ionic hair dryers generate negatively charged ions in the form of water droplets. Negatively-charged ions neutralize static electricity and transfer all of their shine to your hair. Moreover, drying becomes faster and thus less traumatic for the hair. And faster drying means less power consumption.

Opt for ionic ceramic and tourmaline models

For optimum quality, consider having a hair dryer featuring the ionic, ceramic and tourmaline technologies. Ceramic traps the heat and diffuses it in a perfectly homogenous way. Accordingly, it eliminates every possible risk of overheating. The tourmaline technology, in turn, maximizes the negative ion output and closes the cuticle layer, creating smooth hair.

5. Professional hair dryers

The technologies mentioned above are present in professional hair dryers. Yet, they are no longer the hairdressers’ little secret since people can have access to them in stores or specialized websites.

     Why opt for a professional hair dryer over a large retail one abundantly available in supermarkets?

The answer is simple; professional hair dryers are more powerful, more robust and have a longer life than classic ones.

Professional hair dryers are equipped with an AC (Alternating Current) Motor, which is long lasting and more resistant, whereas conventional ones are equipped with a DC (Direct Current ) Motor, which, due to the high RPMs, tend not to last as long.

It must be said that DC Motors are manufactured in China and AC Motors in Italy, which says it all in terms of quality. Therefore they cannot be compared knowing that a 1600 Watt AC is equivalent to a 2000 Watt DC.

Allure, InStyle, Redbook, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Self Magazine contributed with crucial insight from experts in the beauty field; we also browsed countless hair-based websites for user and expert reviews to provide you with some juicy content and easy to use reviews. Finally, we looked to Amazon.com, TotalBeauty.com, MakeupAlley.com, Drugstore.com and other consumer-review sites to find real owners’ favorite models.

The good news is you did well check out our best hair dryer reviews and models along with their features and reviews.

Babyliss Pro Tourmaline Titanium 3000 Dryer
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1900 watts Extended life AC Motor
Far infrared heat
Faster drying
Soft touch rubberized finish
Supreme heat and air pressure
Compact and powerful
Ionic and Tourmaline ceramic technology produces high shine
6 heat/speed setting combinations
Cold shot button to set the style in
Removable rear filter for easy cleaning
Ultra-lightweight: 1.3 lbs Professional 9 ft. Power Cord

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Elchim 2001 Professional Hair Dryer 2000 Watts

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High flow of air not overheating to the point of harming the hair
High quality heating element made of Swedish Kanthal Wire
Housing made of shock and flame resistant polycarbonate plastic
7 switch combinations for seven ranges of speed and temperature
Concentrator nozzle attachment
Removable lint filter for easy cleaning and maintenance
New filter design Professional 9 ft. power cord

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Revlon RV544PKF Tourmaline Ionic Ceramic

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revlon hair dryer best hair dryer reviews Top 10 Best Hair Dryer Reviews 2014 | Blow DryerIonic/tourmaline technology Ion Indicator Light
1875 watts of power
2 Heat/Speed Settings
Diffuser Attachment
One of Revlon’s popular hair dryers
Incorporates two of the most talked about attributes- tourmaline gems and ionic technology – at an affordable price. It’s quieter and dries hair faster with less damage.
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Andis Ionic Ceramic Folding Handle And Retractable Cord

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1875 Watt Ceramic ionic technology
Ionic technology dries hair faster by breaking up water molecules
Moisture balance is restored and the hair cuticle is sealed
Ions reduce “frizzies” while conditioning hair
3 heat/air speeds for ultimate styling and control
Cool shot button locks in style
Retractable cord Folding handle for convenient storage
The results achieved with the ionic dryer are immediate
Hair is renewed, repaired and revitalized for a softer, smoother, shinier finish

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T3 Bespoke Featherweight Tourmaline Professional

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Only dryre with true ceramic coil
1800-watt motor 2 speed settings
Cool shot button
Patent-pending tourmaline technology
Ionized concentrator
100% crushed tourmaline jewels
60% faster drying time due to tourmaline negative ions
Maximum far infrared heat
Removable filter and screen

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Remington Tstudio Salon Collection Pearl Ceramic
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1875 watts
Ionic conditioning Ceramic
3 heat settings/2 speeds
Bonus concentrator and diffuser included
AC motor for 40% faster drying time
3x longer motor life
Cool shot Quiet motor
Diffuser
Concentrator 4 year warranty

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Solano Turbo Ultra Lite Professional Hair Dryer

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solano hair dryer best hair dryer reviews Top 10 Best Hair Dryer Reviews 2014 | Blow Dryer1700 watts Lead free Low EMF
Gyroscopically balanced with low noise Cold shot button
2 speeds and 5 temperature settings
Includes fiberglass conentrator nozzle
Ceramic grill offers consistent hot temperatures
Far infrared heat dries hair from the inside out
Super-veloce motor provides extreme airflow pressure
Polycarbonate shell adds strength against impact
Integrated filter ring is easy to remove for cleaning
Ultra light 91 lbs Extra long, heavy duty 12 cord
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CHI Rocket Hair Dryer Ceramic 1800 Watt Farouk Dryer

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Maximum power airflow
Ceramic ionic technology reduces frizz and static, enhances shine
Negative Ions dry hair up to 50% faster
Far Infrared heat gently dries the hair from the inside out
2 Speed Settings
Locking Cool Shot Button – Cold Shot Button
Lowest output of EMF (Electro Magnetic Frequency)
Extremely lightweight – Comb Attachment Included

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Parlux 3200 Compact Hair Dryer – Red
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1900 Watt drying capacity
Airflow of 69 cubic meters/hours
Small and lightweight, yet extremely powerful
Compact
4 temperatures/ 2 speeds
Cold shot button
Supplied with 2 professional concentrator nozzles
Easy to hold, ergonomic handle
Designed for a long and active life
3 meter cable
Full Parlux Warranty
Weight: 2 pounds

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Sedu Revolution TGR 4000i Hair Dryer

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sedu hair dryer best hair dryer reviews  Top 10 Best Hair Dryer Reviews 2014 | Blow DryerLong lasting motor with 1875W of high power
Dual functionality: with or without ionic generator
With ion: for smooth and straight
Without ion: for volume
Ionic generator seals the cuticle, locking in moisture
Compact and light weight: 1.2 lbs
6 speed/heat settings
Cool shot button
80 mph record air speed 86m3/h air flow
Includes 2 concentrators for versatile styling
2 year warranty honored if bought from authorized retailer

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34 Responses to Top 10 Best Hair Dryer Reviews 2014 | Blow Dryer

  1. Travis Holmes says:

    Honestly it’s easy to use and contain the majority of criteria I was looking for before buying a hair dryer for my wife. Keep up the good work

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    Thanks for exploring best range of hair dryer. This blog is really useful for everyone who is in planning to buy the best hair dryer.

  5. Abe says:

    Babyliss hair dryers are my favorite. They’re reliable and lightweigh

  6. Jane says:

    Thanks for this list :) Useful. I have a Karmin hairdryer and its a salon kind of product so it’s very very good. I’m looking for one to buy my mom and the karmin is a bit pricey so one from this list might do.

  7. Mara says:

    Im looking at a T3 or parlux on this site is see you dont rate the Harry Josh ? Everyone raves about it i was almost set to buy it before i read this list

  8. Judith says:

    What a list, thanks for the effort. Would you please do reviews about Karmin hair dryers. A lot of my friends are using it but I don’t know much about it

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    Do you know about a hair dryer under $50 or under $70 tourmaline and ionic? I’ve been reading a lot and is really difficult to know which one. Your help is highly appreciated. Thank you!

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  14. nitish says:

    which hair dryer is best between 900 to 1200

  15. Stephanie says:

    Thanks so much! I really need a good strong blower I love in miami where there is constant humidity.. There are so many to choose from! Which one is your personal faviorite ? I was looking at the chi and the babyliss?

  16. Leigh says:

    Read the article and learned some great stuff but I’m still flummoxed by what to buy. I have very fine hair that tends to be oily so I don’t like to use a lot of product. However I have terrible issues with all day static whenever I blow dry. What is your recommendation to buy? Looking to stay under $100. Thanks!

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  18. Annyeong says:

    Love your review! Any hairdryer you can recommend under USD70 that has anti-overheating and at the same time anti-frizz? I have thick hair… I already had at least 5 hair dryers die on me due to over-heating.

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