Much like snowflakes, no two hair dryers are the same. The wide variety of hair dryers on the market cater to different hair types and hairstyles, with many featuring ionic technology, a ceramic heater, a tourmaline coating, or any combination of the three. Ionic dryers, according to Good Housekeeping Reports, make your hair shinier and dry it quicker by using negative ions to reduce the size of the water droplets, allowing for faster absorption into the hair shaft. A ceramic heater creates a more even heating surface than traditional heater coils and allows for instant heating, and a tourmaline coating naturally releases an infrared heat in addition to negative ions, complementing the ionic technology.
Infiniti Cord-Keeper by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic Hair Styler
The Infiniti Cord-Keeper by Conair Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic Hair Styler, rated the best inexpensive blow dryer by InStyle magazine, features 1875 watts of power, a “cool shot” button that directs a blast of cool air onto your hair to set your style, a ceramic tourmaline heater with two heat settings, two speed settings and a retractable cord. Weighing 1.25 Kilogram, the hot pink Conair comes with a concentrator attachment, a diffuser attachment and a washable filter that keeps dust and lint away from the motor.
FHI Heat Nano Weight Pro 1900 Turbo
Rated as 2010’s Best blow-dryer by InStyle Magazine, the professional-grade FHI Heat Nano Weight Pro 1900 Turbo has a ceramic tourmaline heater with three heat settings, two speeds, 1500 watts of power and a cool shot button to switch between hot and cold air. Available in onyx black, pearl white or pink, the FHI Nano Weight Pro weighs 359gr and comes with a concentrator attachment and a diffuser attachment.
T3 Bespoke Featherweight
Named Allure Magazine’s Best of Beauty hair dryer in 2010, the T3 Bespoke Featherweight hair dryer has a 9-foot power cord and features a tourmaline heater, two heat settings, two speed settings and a cool shot button. The T3 Bespoke Featherweight has a white finish, 1800 watts of power and comes with a concentrator attachment and replacement filters.
Revlon Ion Select Hair Dryer
The Revlon Ion Select Hair Dryer, featuring 1875 watts of power, two heat settings and two speed settings, was rated as one of the top 10 hair dryers in 2010 by Total Beauty. The Revlon Ion Select has a light grey finish, a cold shot button, a turbo button for an extra blast of air, and an ion control dial, so you can adjust the ionising level. The Revlon Ion Select comes with a diffuser attachment and a concentrator attachment, and weighs 0.816 Kilogram.
Parlux 3200 Ceramic Ionic Compact Hair Dryer
The Parlux 3200 Ceramic Ionic Compact Hair Dryer, available in black, lavender pink, Bordeaux red and violet, was named as a must-have in Elle magazine’s 2009 Hair Product Hall of Fame. The Parlux 3200 has 1900 watts of power, weighs 482gr, has two speeds with four temperatures, an instant cold air button, and comes with two concentrator attachments and a washable filter.