best hair dryer for fine hair


Looking for the best hair dryer for fine hair? we’ll help you with that. Fine hair is more difficult to look after than normal hair, and accordingly, it’s weak and it can break easily.



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Features to consider in the best hair dryer for fine hair

  • Heat

The number one concern will be temperature best-hair-dryer-for-fine-hair4control. Avoid setting your blow-dryer to high heat when you don’t have to. Medium heat will always do the trick to get fine hair (or fine straight hair) dried.

  • Infra-red

Infrared dryers are interesting for fine hair, too. From all the info we gathered, these kind of hair dryers use heat in a laser-like way to dry the hair from the inside out. I can’t speak for long term just yet, but I can say that the infrared feature does make the hair dry very quickly without “cooking” it.

  • Ceramic

You can also opt for a ceramic hair dryer that ensures even heat distribution over the entire hair, with a power range from 600Watts and 2200 Watts.

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  • Ionic

Also, the ionic function helps block the development of static that has a tendency to flatten the hair. Note that the best hair dryer for fine hair should, if possible, feature a negative Ion generator that can be set to position “off” to avoid having dead-beat hair.

We’ve looked at every review given by people who have actually bought one of the hair dryers below and organized their reviews in simple bullet points.

Here’s a collection of the best hair dryers for fine in 2014, 2015 and 2016

Important note!!!

Before you read the reviews, did you know that hard hat hair dryers are much gentler on fine hair than handheld hair dryers? They distribute the heat evenly and do not cause heat damage. Also, they are great for those who love multitasking while their hair is being dried (checking emails, working on computer, doing make-up or nails …).

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BaByliss Pro Porcelain Ceramic Carrera2 Dryer

button(7)BaByliss Pro Porcelain Ceramic Carrera2 Dryer

Simple design, feather-light weight, the carera features ceramic technology that generates far-infrared heat

Works great with

  • The best hair dryer for fine thin hair,
  • Color treated, curly, dry, thick coarse hair

Also good for

  • Thin, oily, color treated, dry, relaxed, thick, curly and rebel wavy hair. Also good for hair that retains water

The Babyliss Pro Porcelain Ceramic

  • It features medium heat that most hair dryers don’t. Medium heat dries fine hair without scorching or damaging it
  • With the help of the attachment you can add more volume at the roots without damaging the rest of your hair
  • Makes the hair softer, smoother, shinier, healthier and moisturized as if you just came back from the salon
  • Cuts the drying time remarkably
  • Is powerful and gentle on fine hair
  • Features beautiful hot, warm, cool settings
  • Hair is silky, smooth, soft, healthy, sleek, noticeably shiny
  • Dries and styles the toughest hair in half the time
  • Tames frizz and “flyaways”

The Babyliss Pro Porcelain Ceramic

  • Is rock solid and great quality
  • Is durable and reliable
  • Has a non-slip grippy coating
  • Features a heavy duty power cord


  • Is a bit heavy (just as heavy as professional hair dryers)
  • Some users complain that the controls are on the way, but added they got used to this issue fast

Turbo Power Turbo 1500 Professional Hair Dryer


Turbo Power Turbo 1500 Professional Hair Dryer

Highly, highly, recommend for those of us who have not been able to find a true professional dryer suitable for fine hair

Works great with

  • Great for fine (even tons of it): It blows the right amount of heat that does not make fine hair a tangled mess, bushy or fuzzy and it does not fry it or make it frizzy and unmanageable. It makes fine hair smoother and less frizzy. You won’t need a flat iron just to smooth out the ends

Also good for

  • Thin, oily, color treated, dry, relaxed, thick, curly and rebel wavy hair. Also good for hair that retains water

The Twin Power Turbo 1500

  • Takes care of your fragile locks
  • Increases volume and shine and makes hair sleek and smooth
  • No more unruly, frizzy, flat hair (as it doesn’t weigh down the hair)
  • Helps dry hair with minimal effort without burning your hair or scalp
  • Straightens hair well

The Twin Power Turbo 1500

  • Self-extinguishing, shock and temperature resistant thermoplastic body
  • Is Italian made, quality, well-built and durable (some people say they kept using it for at least 10 years!!!)
  • Its buttons are well-placed (don’t worry about changing them by accident)
  • Is comfortably quiet (a low sound that will definitely save you eardrums)
  • Comes with a cold shot button for better styling
  • Features a removable filter for better cleaning and maintenance
  • Comes with a thin concentrator nozzle that stays put even when it gets very hot
  • Features two speed settings, and four heat settings and a long cord


  • Some users say it’s a bit on the heavy side

BaByliss Pro TT Tourmaline Titanium 5000 Dryer

button(7)BaByliss Pro BABTTW5586 TT Tourmaline Titanium 5000 Dryer

Never avoid showering in the mornings as drying your hair will be a pleasure rather than a chore. The Babyliss is used in The Mirage hotel, Las Vegas

Great for

  • Fine, baby fine, color treated hair that get dry, burnt, frizzy and damaged with cheaper models
  • Has a narrow barrel that helps create more volume at the roots

Also good for

  • Long, curly, wavy, straight (getting thinner every day), thick, damaged, delicate, frizzy and hard to straighten hair

The Babyliss Pro Porcelain Ceramic

  • Makes hair soft, shiny, bouncy and much easier to style
  • Doesn’t burn the scalp, dry out or fry hair
  • Makes the hair under control all day long
  • You won’t have to flat iron your hair
  • Features 3 heat / 3 speed settings and an instant cold shot button
  • Is lightweight and compact making it very comfortable as it fits nicely in the hand
  • Very powerful but much quieter than other professional hair dryers
  • Has a beautiful long white power cord (no longer feel tethered to one spot)
  • Is a sleek and stylish pearly model
  • Lint buildup is easy to access
  • Comes with a diffuser attachment


  • Users say it’s easier to switch buttons by accident (but add they get used to the placement fast)

Rusk Speed Freak Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Hair Dryer

button(7)Rusk Speed Freak Professional Ceramic Tourmaline Hair Dryer, 2000 Watts

if “Blow-dry straight” has always been an oxymoron to you then the Rusk Speed Freak is the one

  • It gives tons of volume to fine (even lots of it), baby fine hair

Also good for

  • Curly, coarse, thick, long, bleached, chemically treated, unruly, Dominican, dry, damaged, African American hair

The Rusk Speed Freak

  • Guarantees straight, shiny, frizz-free, sleek, manageable, healthy looking hair all day even in 90% humidity
  • Dries hair in half the time
  • Gets really hot (great for styling bangs)
  • Combines ceramic and tourmaline generate gentler, harmless heat and sleek and shiny results
  • Powerful and high pressured
  • Features low medium and high and cool warm and hot
  • Has a concentrator that fits tightly (this is an issue with most hair dryers
  • Is made with skid-resistant matte material
  • Is relatively quiet easy to use
  • Has a super long cord great for maneuvering around
  • Has a removable lint filter for better maintenance


  • Some reviewers say it is a bit on the heavy side (but with more power comes slightly more weight, and since it’s speed freak, you’ll be holding the dryer for a short period of time)

Onei MK-II Air Ionique Hair Dryer with Ionic Generator

button(7)Onei MK-II Air Ionique Hair Dryer with Ionic Generator for Professional Blowouts

One of the fewest hair dryers that comes with ion on/off switches and this allows you to choose between negative ions or positive ions!!!

Works great with

  • fine hair and adds more volume and body while keeping it frizz-free

Also good for

  • Naturally wavy, curly, long, frizzy, thick coarse, processed (easily damaged), dry, hair that retains water, hair prone to frizz and brittle ends

The Onei MK-II Air Ionic

  • Features a powerful 1800 watts AC Motor
  • Dries hair quickly and evenly without drying it out or burning the scalp
  • Closes the cuticle and makes hair sleeker, smoother, shinier
  • Cold air is very cold which helps reduce frizz remarkably
  • No more wildness, frizz, poof or flat irons

The Onei MK-II Air Ionic

  • Features far-infrared and ionic energy that protects and hydrate your hair
  • Is remarkably lightweight (when styling the back of your head)
  • Is comfortably quiet (a low sound that will definitely save you eardrums)
  • Features fully adjustable heat and speed settings
  • Can be set to negative or neutral ion option
  • Comes with a concentrator, a diffuser, a long 9ft cord (plenty of movement) and a pleasant 4-year warranty
  • The controls are perfectly located


  • Buyers find the manual to be poor in information especially when it comes to explain the difference between negative ions and neutral ions

Everyday Haircare Routine & Fine Hair Tips!


Even if you purchase the best hair dryer for fine hair out there you still have to follow some instructions. Set your hair dryer to medium heat and speed, without using a concentrator nozzle, then by the end of the process use the cool shot button.

It’s advisable that you stimulate the roots in order to condition your hair. You can do that with the help of your finger tips or with “a spider-like brush” or even with a large round brush.

You can also dry your hair head-down and then apply some hairspray under the heat of the hair dryer to lock the style into place.

Using rollers is also a good idea to get more volume … for those ladies who have some time to devote to styling.


Backcombing is a sure-fire way to “inflate” flat hair. This technique consists of lifting up the hair section by section to comb the hair using a backcombing comb, towards the scalp.

We take the opportunity to spray hairspray right onto the roots. We emphasize using an extra-firm hairspray. All that remains to do is straightening your hair top down to hide the backcombed hair.


How to master backcombing for fine hair with Essie Button

We hope this article was quite helpful. Tell us what you do to look after your fine hair.

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Best Hair Dryer For Fine Hair