Getting the Right Wattage and Style
One of the first things that you need to consider when shopping for a hair dryer is what wattage rating is right for your hair's needs. The wattage rating tells you just how powerful the blow dryer is, giving you an idea of how quickly it can dry your hair and also how much potentially damaging heat your hair will be exposed to while you dry. Fine, thin and damaged tresses will benefit from a hair dryer with a wattage rating of 1800 or less
. Coarse, thick and very long hair is best styled with a more powerful hair dryer with a 1900-watt rating
or more. A hair dryer with a 1875-watt rating
is a medium-powered hair care tool that can be used by many different hair types.
Choosing the Right Style of Hair Dryer
In addition to considering wattage ratings, think about what type of hair dryer you require. Is a traditional model the right fit? Would you benefit more from a hot-air brush to turn your ends under or a diffuser model to style your curls? Do you need a wall-mount design, or would you prefer to keep your hair dryer on a counter, in a drawer or in a cupboard or closet? Taking the time to consider what style is right for you will help make shopping faster.
Considering Hair Care Special Technologies
Another important thing to consider when shopping for a hair dryer is whether or not you would benefit from any of the latest technologies used in hair dryer design. If you are concerned about frizz and fly-aways, check out ionic hair dryers, which help to reduce static and promote manageability. Dealing with damage or delicate hair? An infrared hair dryer
can help you to dry your hair quickly, lessening the likelihood of heat damage. Frequent travelers will want to explore the latest mini and travel hair dryer designs, which have unique features like folding handles and dual voltage technology that make them ready for on-the-go styling. Use the links on the left to see the options available in ionic, infrared and mini and travel size blow dryers, or shop the professional hair dryer collection to discover other innovative technologies that are currently being used by pro hairdressers.
Comparing Hair Dryer Materials
The materials from which a hair dryer is made are another way to compare models. Traditional hair dryers often feature aluminum or steel heating elements. These models are affordable in price and can be good choices for those shopping on a budget or who only use a hair dryer occasionally. Ceramic hair dryers provide the benefit of even heating and ionic technology, while titanium hair dryers are light in weight and ultra-durable. A hair dryer made out of tourmaline produces even more ions than a ceramic hair dryer
for those who need maximum frizz-fighting power. If you wish to see only hair dryers made from one particular type of material, use the links on the left to narrow down the product selection. back to top »
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