Hair Days: 5 of the Best Hair Dryers
I’m horrible at styling my hair in the spring and the summer. The humidity just kills my hair and makes it puffy, frizzy and out-of-control. As much as I lather my hair with all the “anti-frizz” products out there (which do help), a lot of it comes down to with what I’m using to dry my hair.
Not all hairdryers are created equal.
I’m sure you’ve been we’ve all been in this situation at some point:
- Away on vacation.
- Forgot your home hairdryer.
- Become stuck using the hotel one hanging on the wall.
- After one time using it, you easily notice the HUGE difference between a good hairdryer and a horrible hairdryer.
Believe me, there are differences between using certain hairdryers. When I first moved to NYC out of college and had a VERY limited budget, I remember walking into a Duane Reade and buying the cheapest hairdryer they had available. Well… it literally burnt my hair. Ever since then, I’ve been a hairdryer guru looking for the best hairdryers, at the best prices. It’s something that’s important for women to know and to use as a guide when looking to upgrade or purchase a new hairdryer.
Here are 5 of the BEST (and my FAVE) Hairdryers:
1) Infiniti Pro by Conair – $35
OK… I’m obsessed with this one. I have it in the pink and the orange. This is the hairdryer I use on a daily basis. My mother has one, too. Ergonomically designed for ultimate comfort. High performance for salon quality results. A quiet, but powerful AC motor ensures fast drying time, which means less heat exposure for hair. Well-balanced and lightweight, it delivers effortless styling and sensational results.
2) Remington Ac2015 Tstudio Salon Collection Pearl Ceramic Hair Dryer – $35.99
One of my best friend’s uses this Remington Ac2015 and she LOVES it! When we went away together for a little girl’s weekend getaway, she brought this hairdryer and I used it one of the morning’s and love it! It really worked well on my hair and dried it ultra-fast! It features a salon-quality motor boosted by ceramic pearl technology, this powerful dryer works fast and helps seal cuticles to deliver shiny results. Three ceramic heat settings, dual speeds, and an ensemble of included styling tools let you create a variety of professional-looking styles from your own home.
3) Vidal Sassoon VS783 1875-Watt Professional Anti-Static Ion Dryer and Styler – $19.99
What I love about this hairdryer is that is gives you an ultra straight and sleek look. With the comb attachments it makes it very easy to create your desired long look. I have one of these that I use when I really want to achieve a straight style for an evening out. New anti-static Ionic styler dryer dries your hair faster, reduces the “frizzies” and leaves hair looking shinier and more luxurious.
4) T3 Featherweight Journey Travel Hair Dryer- $130
OK… I know, $130 is a bit of an expense, but this is the kind of hairdryer that is worth the investment. I was having my hair blown out for a photo shoot recently and this was the dryer the stylist was using on me. I loved it. She told me, “This is ALL I use!” The T3 Featherweight Journey utilizes Tourmaline gemstones, which are known to impart optimal levels of negative ionic energy and far infrared heat to transform lifeless locks into professionally-perfect tresses.
5) CHI Ceramic Hair Dryer- $200
I use the CHI straightener for my hair all the time. It’s my staple for making sure I have the proper and essential tools for creating looks that I love and need. I’ve always been impressed with the CHI brand and was excited to see the other products that they offer. Their Ceramic Hair Dryer is a total HIT. It powerful and works beautifully on your hair. CHI Air Ceramic Hair Dryer is a powerful tool that utilizes ceramic technology to ensure even heat distribution. Ceramic infuses the hair with negative ions, which repel humidity and static electricity. The ions smooth the hair cuticle for shiny, silky tresses.