Not sure why tourmaline and ionic are important in a hair dryer? What is the cool shot button really for? You might be surprised to learn how much hair dryers have evolved in recent years, and picking up a professional dryer can make all the difference in your styling routine.
That’s why we created this Hair Dryer Buying Guide to give you all the info you need to know in order to choose the very best dryer for your hair.
The Right Hair Dryer for Your Hair Type:
Everyone can benefit from a good quality hair dryer, and some hair types need special features too. Keep in mind that the more often you use your hair dryer, the more important it is to have a high quality one. But ‘high quality’ can still come at an affordable price point, which is why we provided a few different options below.
As a general rule, a dryer with 1875 watts of power will dry your hair well (especially thick air). The Solia 1875 Thermal Ionic dryer Solia 1875W Thermal Ionic Hair Dryer combines ionic technology with 1875 watts of power.
Hair dryers with less wattage are best suited for short or fine hair, or if you use a dryer only for small sections of your hair, like your bangs. The power will impact the air flow and the stronger the air flow, the quicker the drying time.
Heat is also important. Warm and hot temperatures dry hair quickly and cooler air is gentle on fine or frizz-prone hair. The best dryers (professional ones) such as the Parlux 3500 Super Compact Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer or the Parlux 3500 Super Compact Ceramic & Ionic Edition Professional Hair Dryer use ceramic heaters and parts (or a ceramic coating on parts), which distribute heat evenly.
The last element that makes a great hair dryer is its technology. Ionic technology – found in dryers like the Sedu Revolution Pro Tourmaline Ionic 4000i Hair Dryer – produces negatively charged ions that have a super-smoothing affect on your hair, which also cause it to dry faster. Tourmaline magnifies the effects of ionic technology so the two together are a super duo for fast drying and shiny hair.
No matter the power level, the key to preventing damage is to keep your dryer moving. Don’t let it sit too long in any one spot or you’ll risk damage from over drying.
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