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How to Find the Best Affordable Hair Dryer that is Also Good

If all you have to use is a cheap blow dryer, you might experience damp and dry hair. On the other hand, a well-designed great hair dryer will allow you to create head-turning salon quality blowout.

If you’re like me, the prices at the best salons prevent me from visiting often. To make ends meet, I have some metrics one should look out for when searching for an affordable hair dryer.

Just because the hair dryer is cheap, does not mean the performance is lagging as compared to other top rated brands.

When you take a closer look at the technology in various hair dryers, you will find some variations but the functionality for all still remains the same.

A good dryer is able to pull air in through a fan, which then goes through a heated coil to increase the air’s temperature as it is outputted.

You can say the heating process ends the similarities, and the below differences should be carefully examined before making your purchase decision.

Features of the best blow dryer

The Heating Element – This is the key feature of any inexpensive hair dryer. Since this is what helps determine how the air is heated, you want to make sure the unit you have in mind can get the job done right.

The three key heating technologies embedded in most blow dryers are a metal element, ceramic elements, and tourmaline elements. When using a hair dryer with heat elements, it will deliver uneven heat that is very dry.

Ceramic elements perform the heating function in a slightly different way. Blow dryers with ceramic elements are made to utilize far-infrared rays, which helps to dry your hair from the inside out. This is a far more gentle process, and will cause less breakage.

The biggest advantage of tourmaline elements is that they’re able to heat pulled in air evenly. This process will help to diffuse positive ions, thus negating any issues with static electricity. Not only will the unit dry your hair faster without cooking it, the shine you expect will also be present.

The Wattage – this is the key feature that helps to determine the true measurement of the outputted hair. The higher the wattage of a hair dryer, the quicker it will be able to dry your hair. If you wear your hair short, seek a hair dryer for fine hair with low wattage.

On the other hand, hair dryers for curly hair or heavy hair should have higher wattage for it to be effective. Please do not assume a hair dryer with the highest heat output will do your hair justice. Keep in mind your hair type, and just look for brands with good wattage to get the job done right.

The Settings – With the advances in technology, the best hairdryer you select should have more than just a simple on/off switch. It’s better to choose one having multiple settings, which will allow you to adjust the speed or even the heat temperature.

I have seen hair dryer brands with a setting that allows you to just blow room temperature air, without engaging the heating elements.

Additional Accessories – One having additional accessories to increase or expand functionality should be considered. If you maintain a curly hair, you might want to look at hair dryers for curly hair, because each unit will have a diffuser.

If you’re a straight-haired user, one with a nozzle should do just fine. Each dryer you look at will have multiple accessories to help redirect airflow to help dry your hair faster. A good hair dryer should serve your hair needs, not the other way around.

Customer Ratings – Seldom do I look at customer ratings before making a purchase, unless I am buying a product I am not familiar with.

With your desire to find the best blow dryer, I would urge you to look closely at the experiences of current users of the product, before making your purchase.

Helen D. Worthy

Helen D. Worthy

I graduated from a top beauty school in California, and currently own several successful beauty salons in the LA area. I know about hair and how to make a woman beautiful.
Helen D. Worthy

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