Top 10 Best Hair DryersCompare the specifications of our top 10 best hair dryers in our comparison table below.
Leaving your hair to air dry often results in static, fluffy or flyaway hair. So it’s better to blow dry our hair to prevent it from frizzing up. If you regularly blow dry your hair on a daily basis, then you should consider one of these top 10 best hair dryers on the market as it can make blow drying a lot easier.
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|Avg. Usr Rating||Avg. Usr Rating|
|Grill||Tourmaline Ceramic||Ceramic||Tourmaline Ceramic||N/A||Ceramic||Metal||N/A||N/A||Ceramic||N/A||Grill|
|Colour||Black||Black||Black||Gold on Black||Black||Red||Grey on Black||Black||Grey on Black||Black||Colour|
|Heat/Speed||2 Heat / 2 Speed||3 Heat / 2 Speed||2 Heat / 2 Speed||3 Heat / 2 Speed||3 Heat / 2 Speed||3 Heat / 2 Speed||3 Heat / 2 Speed||2 Heat / 2 Speed||3 Heat / 2 Speed||3 Heat / 3 Speed||Heat/Speed|
|Ionic Technology||Ionic Technology|
|Cool Shot||Cool Shot|
|Extra Features||• Ergonomic design for left and right handers|
• Variable power and temperature controls
• Professional strength
• Quiet operation
• Hang ring
|• Removable easy clean filter|
• Hang ring
|• Removable rear filter|
• Ultra lightweight
• Hang ring
|• Powerful air|
• Hang ring
|• Eco setting|
• Removable rear filter
• Dual voltage
|Hang ring||• Removable rear filter|
• Large diffuser for enhancing natural curls and adding volume
• Hang ring
|• Compact and foldable|
• Ideal for traveling
|• Professional dryer kit|
• Hang ring
|• Removable filter|
• Hang ring
|Cord Length||3 metres||3 metres||2.4 metres||1.8 metres||1.8 metres||1.5 metres||1.8 metres||1.8 metres||2.5 metres||2.4 metres||Cord Length|
|Included Accessories||2 x Concentrator Nozzles||Ultra Slim Concentrator||Concentrator||Concentrator||Concentrator||Concentrator||• Concentrator|
|• Dual Voltage Adapter|
• Travel Bag
|Slim Concentrator / Diffuser / Paddle Brush / Thermal Round Brush / Storage Bag||• Concentrator|
• Soft Finger Diffuser
|Dimensions||11 x 25 x 32cm||29 x 27 x 9cm||N/A||29.7 x 19.7 x 9.8cm||N/A||N/A||26.5 x 28 x 9cm||N/A||26 x 2.1 x 8.4cm||26 x 25.4 x 8.3cm||Dimensions|
|Warranty||1 year||5 years||3 years||1 year||2 years||1 year||3 years||3 years||2 years||3 years||Warranty|
|Price||**CHECK PRICE**||**CHECK PRICE**||**CHECK PRICE**||**CHECK PRICE**||**CHECK PRICE**||**CHECK PRICE**||**CHECK PRICE**||**CHECK PRICE**||**CHECK PRICE**||**CHECK PRICE**||Price|
Average User Rating – This is based on our own research in product testing and user feedback. Clicking on each product takes you to Amazon’s product page where you can read customer reviews on the product you’re interested in.
Best Value / Top Rated / Top Specs / Best Choice – Products that we consider to excel in a certain area such as value for money, reputation or technology have been given one of our aforementioned labels of recognition.
Power – The higher wattage that a hair dryer is, the more powerful it is, meaning that the unit will heat up quicker and maintain heat more effectively.
Material – The most important material part is the grill where the air blows out of. The material of the grill determines how soothing and how effective the hair dryer blows your hair. The most common material nowadays is ceramic which generates far infrared heat to protect hair’s luster and tourmaline which heat emits natural ions for static-free hair and reduces hot spots to the hair shaft.
Heat/Speed – You can customize your hair styling depending on your hair texture and length by adjusting the heat and speed settings. Usually there are separate settings for heat and speed. A low-heat and low-speed setting is ideal for delicate and fine hair no matter the hair length, while the high-heat and high-speed setting is ideal for thick or long hair.
Ionic Technology – Most current hair dryers have integrated Ionic Technology which is designed to enhance your hair’s natural shine and reduce frizz so that your hair looks smooth and healthy.
Cool Shot – Once you’ve achieved the look you’re after, a cool shot button comes in handy as once pressed, a cold blast of air comes out to help set your hair.
Price – If you want to know the price of any of the models, just click on the Buy Now button or Check Price and you’ll be redirected to the product page on Amazon.co.uk. The reason we don’t put prices is because they constantly change and there are so many sellers offering different prices.
Investing in the Best Hair Dryer
Investing in a top notch hair dryer means:
- It’s lighter which means you can hold it at a higher angle without your arm aching like mad.
- They’re less noisy so can be used at anytime without disturbing anyone.
- There’s less damage done to your hair because of the ionic technology which protects hair.
10 Tips on How to Use a Hair Dryer Like a Pro
Choosing the best hair dryer for your hair type and needs means you don’t need to pay for a professional blow dry to get beautifully bouncy hair. But you can’t just point and blow to get this look, you need to know how to use your professional hair dryer to style your hair like this.
With the right tools and techniques, these tips will show you how to blow dry your hair the same way hairdressers do.
1. Wetness Of Your Hair
Avoid blow drying your hair straight after washing it as it will expose your hair to heat for a longer time than necessary. You should towel dry it first by blotting your hair with the towel and leave your hair wrapped inside the towel for a good 10 – 15 minutes (less if your hair is short). Your hair should be damp but not dripping.
2. Blow In Sections
Dividing your hair into sections will help you to get to every strand with the hair dryer to ensure no damp hair is left unblown. Make sure the sections aren’t chunky but if your hair is quite thick or long, then you may want to separate hair within each section to blow dry. Clips can be used to hold each section up until it’s ready to be blown.
It’s best to start blow drying the hair at your neckline and work up towards the crown of your head. Not only does this cause less damage to your hair since you avoid blasting the same sections again but it also helps to keep the volume you’ve created.
3. Apply Heat Protecting Spray
As with all heat hair appliances, you should be applying some sort of hair product that protects your hair from the heat. It should be applied before you blow dry.
4. Make Use of the Hair Dryer Attachments
Not many women realise the benefits of the nozzle attachments that are included with the best hair dryers. Here’s a job description of the usual blow dryer attachments:
- Concentrators – they don’t all look the same but they will all have a wide flattened out beak shape. These enable you to control the airflow to the specific section of hair you’re blow drying.
- Diffusers – commonly designed as a big flat circular attachment with prongs sticking out of it. These help to tame frizz making it ideal for curly hair. When blow drying, the prongs should be used to massage your hair in circular motions and push up your curls as you go down each section to maintain your natural curls and give volume.
- Pics – also known as a comb attachment due to its shape as a comb. Ideal for any hair type, it can detangle and stretch out curly hair and add volume to hair at the roots by lifting it up with the attachment.
There are other less common attachments too which tend to come included in hair dryers specific for certain hair needs or hair type. It’s a good idea to check hair dryer reviews before purchasing one of these to check if it’s right for your hair type.
5. Use The Right Temperature
Set your hair dryer to a comfortable temperature and avoid using a high heat setting. If you feel the back of your neck or scalp is starting to burn, then obviously it’s too hot! When you need your hair to dry quicker, don’t turn up the heat, use the faster speed setting for the air flow from the dryer instead.
6. Using the Right Brush For the Job
For the perfect blow dry look, your hair will need volume. Using a hair brush as you blow dry your hair will help to create this look but not just any brush will do. A round brush will help to create volume and curl and the best way to use this is by:
1. Gather a section of your hair and brush this section from underneath with your hairbrush but don’t let go of this section.
2. From underneath, place the brush as close as possible to your scalp and lift the brush upwards and curl in slightly so your hair catches onto the brush. You will need to start from here to get volume in your roots.
3. Direct the airflow from the hair dryer onto your sectioned hair but above the hairbrush so you are blowing onto your hair.
4. Use your hairbrush to pull your hair away from your head and out to the side. At the same time, guide the hair dryer along with the brush keeping it as close as possible to your hair above the brush. For a less volumed look, move the brush and blow-dryer downwards instead.
5. For curled ends, curl the brush inwards or outwards for flicks as you get to the ends of your hair.
6. When you get to the hair on the crown of your head, blow dry and lift your brush with your hair upwards toward the ceiling.
Metal or ceramic brushes will heat up from the blow dryer’s heat and is ideal for all hair types but if your hair is dyed or chemically treated, then use a boar bristle brush. They can get your hair pretty shiny and smooth too. Also, the bigger your round brush is, the more volume there will be. Smaller round brushes will create more of a curl.
7. Blow Dry Upside Down
For a really big volume hairdo, tip your head upside down and blow dry your mane from underneath until it’s nearly dry. Then continue with the hairbrush until you’re done.
8. Holding and Using the Hair Dryer
Always hold your blow dryer by the handle, never by its body. Why, you ask? Because it’s harder to get the hair dryer to point towards your hair at the correct angle and the body gets hot.
When blow drying your hair, the nozzle of the hair dryer should be pointing down your hair length as this makes it easier to control how your hair will dry. Pointing it up the length of your hair or sideways will cause your hair to become flyaway and look messy once you’re done.
9. Blow Dry at a Distance
Keep the blow dryer at least 15cm away from your scalp so it doesn’t damage or dry out your hair. Avoid blasting one section of your hair too long so try to keep your hair dryer moving around your hair constantly. This will prevent the buildup of too much heat in one area.
10. Cool Down
The goal isn’t to completely dry your hair with the hair dryer, it’s to blow dry it until it’s nearly dry. When you reach this stage, switch the heat setting on your blow dryer to cool and give a quick gust of cool air all over your hair so it cools down which will give your hair more elasticity and prevent sudden breakages. You don’t need your hairbrush for this.
There’s no need to pop into the hairdressers before a night out or party for a professional blow dry now you can do it yourself. Be sure to invest in one of the best hair dryers that’s currently on the market that’s suitable for your hair type and to reduce the amount of damage to your hair from the heat.