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Salon-Like Blowout With The Best Hair Dryers For Women

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Blow drying hair on your own is not as daunting a task as it seems. All you need is a hair dryer that is comfortable to use and includes flexible settings for a quick, frizz-free finish. There are tons of dryers out there with promising technologies that can help you ace the blowout. To help you narrow down your choices, we’ve compiled a list of mind-blowing hair dryers. Oh and if you are a beginner, don’t worry, you’ve got this.

How To Use Hair Dryer

Who says you have to schlep to the salon every time you wish to blow dry your hair? You can do it at home, listening to your playlist and at a pace you are comfortable with. Ahead, steps on how to blow dry hair:

Step 1: Heat Protectant Comes First

It’s essential to first protect your strands from the heat before you begin with the styling process. On damp hair, evenly spray a heat protectant like the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Protection Spray. Steer clear from the roots.

Step 2: Section And Clip

Use a detangling comb, such as the Panache Detangling Comb to ensure zero knots for the steps ahead. Now, part your hair into two even sections. Then, starting from the bottom, further split your hair into smaller sections and clip them. Doing so will keep make it easier to manage your hair as you blow dry.

Step 3: Unclip And Blow Dry

Unclip one of the bottom sections. Now holding that section, as you move your Ikonic Professional Blow Dry Brush towards the ends, blow-dry near the roots and gradually along the length to the tips. If you want those nice little curls, twist your hair with the brush as you near the ends. Repeat until the section in focus is completely dry.

Step 4: Repeat For All Sections

Bit by bit, unclip or release every section, working your way towards the top and similarly blow dry each of them until dry.

Step 5: Refine

For that glossy and bouncy blowout finish, spritz Wella Professionals EIMI Sugar Lift Spray For Voluminous Texture evenly through your hair.

Best Hair Dryers

Ahead, the best women’s hair dryers organized by price range.

1. Best Hair Dryers Under 500

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1. Nova Silky Shine 1200 W Hot And Cold Foldable NHP 8100 Hair Dryer

A hairdryer that is not only easy to handle but also nicer to your hair? Yes, please. Nova Silky Shine 1200 W Hot And Cold Foldable NHP 8100 Hair Dryer includes the ThermoProtect feature which sets the dryer to the right temperature for styling as well as conditioning. Additionally, the Ehd + technology distributes uniform amount of heat onto your hair for an effective and safe blowout. Plus, thanks to its foldable handle, it’s convenient to store and carry.

2. KUBRA KB-113/0 Silky Shine Hot And Cold Foldable Hair Dryer

Salon-fresh blow dry at the comfort of your home is no sweat with the KUBRA KB-113/0 Silky Shine Hot And Cold Foldable Hair Dryer. Equipped with ion conditioning and PN+ technology, this dryer delivers an impressive finish with minimal heat damage. The variations in heat settings, and speed settings coupled with the cool shot setting will help you ace the blow dry session in no time. Oh and the swivel-cord and the hanging loop means easy styling and storing.

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3. Gorgio Professional Foldable Travel Hair Dryer HD-204

Frizzy strands keeping you from acing that smooth finish? Gorgio Professional Foldable Travel Hair Dryer HD-204 equipped with a powerful motor helps close the cuticles and pave the way for a frizz free hair. The multiple heat and speed settings allow room for creativity when it comes to styling your hair. Even better? It comes with overheating protection for a safe hair drying experience with minimal damage.

4. Agaro Style Essential HD 6501 Hair Dryer

If gentle drying is your main priority, Agaro Style Essential HD 6501 Hair Dryer is the one. Perfect for all the novices, this lightweight and easy-to-use dryer comes with 2-stage setting for better control. The high-speed setting can be used for thicker hair whereas the low-speed setting can be used for delicate and thinner hair. For efficient and controlled air flow, the Honeycomb Air Inlet does the trick. The best part? It’s compact and travel friendly.

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2. Best Hair Dryers Under 1000

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1. VEGA Go Handy VHDH-04 Hair Dryer

Constantly worried about your dryer overheating? Meet: VEGA Go Handy VHDH-04 Hair Dryer. Featuring an automatic overheat cut out, it ensures your hair is not subjected to unnecessary damage. Add to that, powerful airflow with multiple heat and speed settings gives you a lot of flexibility when styling your hair. Oh and this compact dryer comes with a foldable handle. Cue to toss it in the travel bag for your next trip.

2. Philips Hair Dryer

Don’t be fooled by the cute look of this small hair dryer. The Philips Hair Dryer comes with incredible power and accuracy for a speedy and smooth blow dry. Optimum level of air flow coupled with flexible heat settings makes blow drying a piece of cake. Its clever ergonomic and compact design only makes the handling easier. The icing on the cake? ThermoProtect temperature setting in this dryer prevents overheating so, your hair feels safer around it.

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3. BaByliss D212E Hair Dryer Compact 2000

If the thought of holding a heavy hair dryer over your head for a prolonged time sounds intimidating, we get you. BaByliss D212E Hair Dryer Compact 2000 makes blow drying a breeze thanks to its compact and lightweight feel. Depending on the type of hair, you can set the speed and temperature. Oh and it is equipped with the ‘cool shot’ button which ensures a long-lasting finish.

4. Syska HD1600 - Teal Hair Dryer

May we introduce you to a blow dryer that definitely looks the part? The pretty Syska HD1600 - Teal Hair Dryer gives your hair the perfect conditioning along with the desired style, leaving you with shiny, smooth and frizz-free tresses. To prevent heat concentration and to distribute hot air evenly, it is equipped with the heat balance technology. Plus, you don’t have to worry about it being noisy, thanks to its big wind inlet which ensures minimal air swirl.

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Tips For A Good Blowout

  • The dryer your hair, the less heat it will be subjected to which is good. So, lightly towel dry your hair before you reach out to the blow dryer. On that note, keep your hair away from the frizz causing terry cloth towel or even cotton towel (yes, you read that right.) Invest in a microfiber towel which is super absorbent and gentler on the strands.
  • If you are out of heat protectant, skip the blow dry. Period. This is how diligent you should be about using the heat protectant spray. Think of it as a shield that saves your strands from styling induced damage.
  • Avoid getting too bold and removing the nozzle (the concentrator attachment at the front) from the hairdryer while blow drying hair. The nozzle helps direct the airflow onto the hair you’re working on, rather than dispersing it all over the place and resulting in frizz.
  • If you want to tune up the volume, turn your head upside down and blow dry your hair. Another alternative which doesn’t involve aerobics is to opt for a volumizing spray like the BBLUNT Blown Away, Volumizing Leave-In Spray.

FAQs On Best Blow Dryers

1. Suggest hair dryer for straight hair and hair dryer for curly hair.

2. Can I use hair serum before blow drying?

Yes. In fact there are many heat protectant hair serums that do the job of sealing moisture and acting as protective barrier between your hair and the blow dryer. After shower, you can apply serum evenly on damp hair and then reach out for the hair dryer.

3. Are expensive hair dryers worth it?

All hair dryers essentially do the same job of drying hair and helping you style it. However, expensive hair dryers are usually equipped with better and efficient technologies which means faster speed, better results and lesser time and damage. For example, good blow dryers come with overheating protection to prevent your hair from avoidable damage.

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