People who blow dry their hair tend to fall into two camps: Those who dry their hair every now and then and want something fast and cheap, and those who dry their hair every single day and rank their dryer among their top five possessions. Our roundup of best hair dryers has both camps covered. Choose a $400 Dyson, or a $22 Revlon, either way you're going to get a great blowout.
For less than 25 bucks, this sleek Revlon model comes with all the best features of a $200 version. It's ceramic for even heat distribution, has two heat and speed settings, and comes with both concentrator and diffuser attachments. I used to use this model every day, and although it died around the one-year mark, I definitely got my 22-dollar's worth.
When looking for a hair dryer that wouldn't blow a fuse in my poorly wired apartment, I came across the BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer. After reading through the 1,800 happy Amazon reviews, I gave it a shot. Turns out, it's everything it promises: Lightweight, surprisingly powerful for its size, and fits in your carry-on bag.
The xtava's focus is on frizz-free, shiny locks, and a concentrator nozzle helps smooth the flyaways.
John Frieda's affordable dryer is fast and powerful, so it dries my long hair pretty quickly. The only downside is that it gets pretty hot, causing a slight bit of frizz—but that's where the John Frieda Frizz Ease Cream comes in (I swear by the stuff).
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Reviewers agree, this lightweight option dries hair in record time. This one's for those looking to shave minutes off their morning routine.
Curly-haired girls swear by this model. The green hand-shaped "DevaFuser" may look like a joke, but online reviewers take the tool's curl-defining abilities pretty seriously.
A lightweight, ergonomic design makes this dryer a fit for everyday use. It's slightly more expensive than the $30 bargains above, but reviewers consistently agree, it's better than drugstore models they've purchased in the past.
Other Good Resources:
- 9 New Hair Dryers for Every Hair Type — Elle.com
- The 10 Best Blow Dryers Money Can Buy — Allure
- 10 Best Hair Dryers — Harpers Bazaar
- How to Choose the Best Hair Dryer for Your Hair Type — Glamour
If you love always having the latest tech product, say hello to the iPhone 7 of hair dryers. Dyson, the company better known for its high-tech vacuums and fans, is branching into the beauty market with the game-changing Supersonic. When we tested it in our office, we loved the innovative design, quick drying time and heat controls, but we didn't notice much immediate difference in our hair's appearance. Check out our review for the full details.
While most models use excessive amounts of heat to dry moisture from hair, the Bio Ionic claims to emit negative ions that drive water into strands. The result is hydrated, healthy-looking tresses.
Celebrity hairstylist Harry Josh has gained a cult following for his runway looks, and his line of products lets you (attempt to) replicate the same styles at home. The curved handle makes this dryer more comfortable to hold, while an extra-wide nozzle gets hair smoother. Hey, if it works for Gisele Bündchen...