You’ve probably seen tourmaline hair dryers being advertised in magazines, on television or stocked on store shelves. There is a lot of hype surrounding this type of dryers — but are the benefits for real? First, let’s take a look at the tourmaline crystal in its natural form. Tourmaline gems are often used for jewelry and can be found in a dazzling array of colors including green and pink. When creating a hair dryer with tourmaline, the crystal is finely ground and incorporated into the heating element. The tourmaline works to produce a high number of negative ions.

Negative ions help smooth the hair and also speed drying time. Some manufacturers claim their tourmaline dryers are more than 50 percent faster than the conventional hair dryer. If you have long hair that takes a long time to dry a tourmaline dryer is ideal for you. Women who blow dry their hair on a frequent basis can benefit from the gentle smoothing action of a tourmaline dryer. These dryers can be more expensive than traditional hair dryers, however it is worth it for many who want the best for their hair.

Even though salon brand dryers can cost in the hundreds, there are tourmaline infused dryers that won’t break the bank. Good Housekeeping recommends the Tourmaline Ionic 1875 Watt Dryer by Revlon. This dryer is only about $30 and was shown to perform just as good if not better than more expensive dryers. You can buy it online from a variety of stores or find it wherever Revlon hair styling equipments are sold. Most drugstores, discount department stores and some supermarkets carry heat styling tools by brands such as Revlon.

Another one of the best affordable tourmaline hair dryers is the T3 Tourmaline 83808 Professional Featherweight Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer. This one costs a bit over $100 however it is salon quality and much cheaper than comparable dryers that cost as much as $300. If you’re hesitant about spending so much for a hair dryer, try a cheaper model like the previously mentioned Revlon dryer or a similarly priced one to see what tourmaline technology does for your hair before investing in a more expensive dryer. In addition to dryers you will also find curling irons and flat irons that feature tourmaline