How to Choose a Blow Dryer

How to Choose a Blow Dryer

Blow drying your hair should be a fun experience. There’s nothing quite like freshly washed and blown out hair. What happens when your favorite blow dryer breaks down on you? It’s time to think about opting for something new and upgraded, and you haven’t the slightest idea where to start.

Choosing a new blow dryer doesn’t require much but a little know how, and once you’ve got that down, you’re good to go. Lionesse has the rundown on a few different types of blow dryers, what you should look for, and why. Read below for some of the most helpful tips to choosing your next blow dryer and you’ll walk in and out of your favorite beauty supply store looking like a pro.

Types of Blow Dryers
There are copper coil hair dryers, titanium blow dryers, tourmaline blow dryers, and ceramic hair dryers. Out of all of these types, it can be difficult to know which to choose. Let’s take a brief look at the different types, and what they can do.

Copper Coil Blow Dryers – This is the cheapest kind of blow dryer, and although they do get your hair dry, it does take far longer to achieve smooth, dry hair without damage with this type of model. Copper coil dryers tend to cause a lot of damage to the hair due to the time the hair is exposed to high levels of heat.

Titanium Blow Dryers – These help the hair to be less frizzy due to the constant level of high heat. They are also capable of far less damage to the hair than that which would happen with copper coils. They are usually priced higher than copper coiled blow dryers, but far more efficient.

Tourmaline Blow Dryers – These are the high-end types that every professional uses in their salon. Tourmaline is a mineral found within the earth that is crushed into a powder, and is crafted into the coil portion of the blow dryer. These ionic hair dryers blast away water droplets, leaving behind smooth, silky hair that shines and that is frizz free.

Woman blow drying her hair.

High End vs. Cheaper
It isn’t always better to choose high end over the cheap stuff, but in this case with blow dryers, it’s sometimes better to splurge. We did find one tourmaline blow dryer for $50 by Revlon that was capable of top-quality, however. This is a matter of personal preference, but sticking to higher end items and products in this regard is generally one way to know you are getting a good quality hair tool that won’t cause undue damage to your hair.

How to Choose the Right Blow Dryer
Choosing the right blow dryer depends on your needs. If you have thin hair, any hair dryer will do – but keep in mind the fact that copper coils can cause burns and damage. If you have thick to coarse hair, you will want to opt for tourmaline, ceramic, or titanium. This will ensure that your hair comes out smooth, frizz free and without damage. The same applies for curly hair. In the end, though, it’s all based on personal preference.

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