If you’re in the market for a new hair dryer, consider an ionic model. Hair dryers featuring the ionic technology help dry hair faster and may even improve its condition and appearance when used as directed. Negative ions are particles with a negative charge that smooth the cuticle of each hair strand. Not only that, Ionic hair dryers also break down the size of water drops substantially which reduces time spent drying. Because these microscopic sized droplets are absorbed by the hair, they help add moisture and prevent the frizzy look.

There are all kinds of ionic hair dryers on the market today. High end beauty stores like Sephora offer products like the T3 Bespoke Labs Evolution Dryer which can be yours for a cool $300. Why so much? Well, the T3 features not only ionic technology but also the power of tourmaline. Tourmaline is a beautiful gemstone that is finely crushed and used to make hair dryers and styling irons because it increases the negative ion count. This dryer has a variety of settings and is stylish with a jewel adorned handle that is easy to hold onto.

Another thing that makes this dryer so fabulous is the trademarked flawless manufacturing technique. This dryer combines the maximum number of negative ions with far infrared technology to shorten drying time significantly while smoothing the hair. The SoftAire system manages the flow of air and heat for a cone of concentrated infrared ionic air that dries large sections of the hair at one time for fast results. This dryer is lightweight yet still has lots of power, and is ideal for women with curly hair, long hair, damaged hair, fine hair or those who just want to speed up drying and styling time.

If you cannot bring yourself to spend hundreds of dollars on ionic hair dryers, you should know that there are other brands who sell ionic models for a lot less. For example, the Conair Ion Shine Hair Dryer only costs around $30 or less depending on where you shop but also gives you faster drying and smoother hair. While it may not work quite as wonderfully as the $300 salon quality dryer or feel as luxurious in your hand it is still a top pick because it gets the job done well for a very affordable price. You can find ionic hair dryers from other well known manufacturers as well, including Revlon and Remington.