It may be hard to believe that, I, a woman in her early 30s who’s been working in the publishing industry with a focus on lifestyle and beauty, doesn’t own a hair dryer. But it’s true.
I’ve always been the air dry or dry with the electric fan kind of girl. But I’m trying to get my hair styling arsenal stocked and ready for when my daughter decides to give styling a go. And, well, it’s just time to pay attention to my hair again so I could definitely use new tools.
Whether you’re looking for your first hair dryer or adding a new one to your current stash, I’m here to help you (and me) find the best one.
Types of hair dryer
Before we go over the options available on the market, let’s find out first what the different types of hair dryer are. This way we’ll be better informed on what may work best for our hair and lifestyle.
Infrared dries the hair from the inside out, so it works quicker than most. The convenience and power, of course, has a bit of a hefty price tag. So tools that use this technology tend to be on the more expensive side — but they’re definitely worth the investment.
Those that are ionic release negative ions to attract positive ions and neutralize them. Sounds a bit too science-y? It just means it gets rid of static electricity from the hair. In turn, it gets rid of flyaways and frizz.
Meanwhile, ceramic ones also use infrared heat to evenly dry and style the hair, but it has ceramic in its body of course.
Tourmaline is one of the more common things you’ll see in hair tools. But the material itself isn’t quite common. It’s a semiprecious gemstone that finely crushed to be used as a component for various tools. In hair dryers, it gives off far-infrared heat that not only dries the hair but also keeps it friz-free.
Is ionic or ceramic hair dryer better?
Ionic tools are better for those with more volume and whose hair strands are a bit thicker. If you’re a fine-haired girl, ceramic hair dryers will work better for you.
Which hair dryer is best for daily use?
Any tool that uses heat is a big no-no for everyday use, so the answer is there is none. But you may have heard of the polarizing Dyson tools that make use of cold air to dry and style the hair, which are believed to be okay to use daily.
Best hair dryers in the Philippines
Need options for your first or latest hair dryer? Here are some picks for your consideration.
1. Xiaomi Ionic Hair Dryer
This dryer promises to not only, well, dry your hair but also moisturize it. Thanks to dual water ions, it helps make your hair shiny too.
2. Gaabor Hair Dryer with Blue Light Technology
This dryer has three settings to fit your drying needs – from styling to fast drying. It also has blue light that promises to fight frizz and make the hair shiny.
3. UMI Hair Dryer
This one’s straightforward when it comes to drying your hair but it also promises to tame flyaways and frizz.
4. Panasonic EH-NA45 Hair Dryer with nanoe™ and Platinum Ion
This Panasonic dryer has a trademarked nanoe technology that moisturizes the hair while drying it. On top of that, it also claims to help your hair ward off sun damage.
5. Dyson Supersonic™ Hair Dryer
Ah, the hair dryer that launched a thousand (TikTok) clips. Its main selling point is it doesn’t use extreme heat to dry your hair but instead high velocity, high pressure controlled air. There are also several attachments you can use with it for styling.
6. BAVIN Super Hair Dryer
Don’t want to splurge on a Dyson? Try this ‘dupe’ from BAVIN — I mean, don’t you think they look alike? It uses ion technology for moisturized, dried and styled hair. (It also has attachments you can use for styling.)
7. PHILIPS 3000 Series Hair Dryer
It comes with a ThermoProtect attachment that protects the hair from heat while drying it effectively. Plus, this one’s foldable so it’s perfect for traveling.
8. Babyliss Hydro Fusion Hair Dryer
Smoothing while drying? This Babyliss product promises to do both. It has a Plasma Technology that hydrates the hair and gives it shine.
9. Vidal Sassoon Moistwrap Hair Dryer
As its name suggests, this hair dryer wraps your tresses with moisture while drying it so it’s soft, smooth and protected. This one’s travel-friendly too because it’s foldable.
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Jorj is an editor by profession, a b/vlogger on weekends, and a wife to Yop and mom to Cadence always. She's powered by curiosity and is in the process of becoming her best self.