The key to having great hair is understanding what works best for yours so you can use the correct products and routines to keep it always looking at its best. We are going to do a few things different in this article compared to what other sites seem to be doing. We are going to try include a section for all different hairstyles so we have it all in the same place rather than a different page for each type.
Not only that we are going to recommend 3 products based on price range so you also have more choice depending on your hair style. They will be listed as best cheap, best mid range and best expensive product for your corresponding hairstyle. We will of course keep the list up to date if a better product hits the market at any point in the future. With that said lets get started.
Examples Of Hairdryers Used In This Article
Cloud 9 The Airshot
ghd Air Drying Kit
Parlux Advance Light
Best Hairdryers For Curly Hair
To find the best hairdryer for your hair type it is very important to understand what your hair needs and how to use a dryer to fit those needs. In the case of curly hair most people just think as long as it comes with a diffuser then its fine but there is more to it than that. To achieve consistent great curly hair it is all about sticking to the same proven routine. When i was younger and hairdryers did not come with all the great current features most people would tell you the best way to dry curly hair was to just let it air dry. Just make sure you squeezed the water out before getting out the shower and let it dry naturally. Being honest that sounds good in theory but in today’s busy world its just not practical. We need our hair dried quickly. What the air drying system tells us though is that when it comes to curly hair, gentle is the key.
Curly haired people used to have a real battle before hairdryers came with all the current bells and whistles. One setting for speed and heat were certainly not ideal and left curly hair frizzy, lifeless and dry. Luckily that has all changed. The main things you should be looking for are:
- A good diffuser ( can be purchased separately if needed )
- Features like Ionic and Ceramic or Tourmaline
- The more speed and heat settings the better
Best Cheap Hairdryer for Curly Hair
Babyliss Curl Dry
So after some digging around and testing we have decided to go with this bargain beauty from Babyliss. On the front of the box you will see Babyliss states this is a anti frizz curl boosting hairdryer and we found that to be very accurate. Features include:
- Ionic Technology
- Curl boosting diffuser
- 2100w motor
- 3 heat and 2 speed settings plus a cool shot button
- Detachable Nozzle
Best Mid Priced Hairdryer For Curly Hair
Panasonic Nanoe EH-NA65
Our readers with curly hair will know the biggest problem they face whilst using a hairdryer is that their hair will go dry and lifeless. Nanoe technology has been created by Panasonic and works wonders with keeping moisture in your hair. Nanoe technology pulls water particles from the air and adds electricity to generate moisture particles that will leave hair soft, shiny and protected. Nanoe Ions produce x1000 more moisture than Ions found inside a standard hairdryer. Other features include:
- 2000w Motor
- 3 heat & speed setting plus cool shot button
- Diffuser as well as 2 different sized nozzles
- 2.7 meter power cable
- Weighs 600 grams
Best Expensive Hairdryer For Curly Hair
Cloud Nine The Airshot
- 2000w motor
- 2 slim nozzles ( 60mm & 75mm )
- 3 metre power cable
- Led temperature indicator
- 3 heat & 2 speed settings plus a cool shot button
Best Hairdryers For Frizzy Hair
- Having the shower heat really high actually takes even more moisture from your hair. If possible, turn it down as much as you can.
- Using hair styling tools on your hair every day is really bad for it. It will get damaged from the heat. The same goes for washing your hair everyday. Experts do not recommend this as you will be washing away the natural oils your hair needs. Try wash and dry your hair a couple of times per week and use hydrating shampoo & conditioner if possible.
- Do not use rough towels on your hair. A lot of folk may not know this but harder towels can actually draw moisture from your hair quicker thus leading to frizz. Use soft towels or even a micro-fiber towel.
Best Cheap Hairdryer For Frizzy Hair
So for our cheap dryer for frizzy hair we have went for this bargain from Remington. Its hard to believe but this hairdryer usually sells for just over a tenner. Amazing quality & features for something so cheap. It comes with a ceramic Ionic grille so you know its good for combating frizz. It also has a nifty “Eco” setting. Using this setting generates a medium heat that saves energy so its great if your mindful of that type of thing. Other features include:
- 2000w motor
- 3 heat, 2 speed settings plus cool button
Best Mid Price Hairdryer For Frizzy Hair
So this is not the first time the Remington Proluxe has featured in one of our “best” lists and probably wont be the last time either. Its a quality product at a great price. It looks great and has that solid quality feel when you hold it. Ionic technology to fight frizz of course. It also comes with a technology called OPTIheat. This concentrates heat into the middle of the airflow and really lets you target areas of your hair more precisely. Other features include:
- Powerful Salon quality 2400w motor
- 5 year warranty
- 3 metre long power cable
- 2 different size nozzles & diffuser
Only negative worth noting with the Remington Proluxe is you have to be careful with it. Seems easy to scuff so just watch what your doing and it will be fine.
Best Expensive Hairdryer For Frizzy Hair
ghd Air Hairdryer
We are very glad to get the ghd Air into our list. We mentioned this hairdryer in our best expensive curly list above but felt some newer dryers were better for curly hair. For a great frizz fighting dryer you cant get much better than the ghd Air though. When this released ghd proved their success with hair straighteners was no fluke. A sleek black look compliments a well balanced feel. Its powerful enough to half most peoples drying time and leaves hair with a frizz free smooth finish. Notable features include:
- Salon quality 2100w motor
- 2 speed & 2 heat settings
- Ionic technology that destroys frizz
- 3 metre power cable
- Very quiet compared to most hairdryers
We wouldn’t exactly class this as a negative so bear with us here. The standard ghd Air comes with the hairdryer and 1 nozzle. For around £15 more you can purchase the ghd Air drying kit. For this you get 2 sectioning clips, a diffuser, hairbrush, soft protective cover and a storage bag. As you can probably guess we think it is a no brainier to buy the drying kit. If you bought the diffuser separately on its own then that would cost you £15. To get all the extras in the drying kit for the £15 is a great bargain. We will add a link to both below.
You can also read our full in-depth GHD Air Review here
Best Hairdryers For Fine Hair
And so we come to the somewhat confusing style of fine hair. A lot of people confuse fine and thin hair so we will quickly tell you the difference. In terms of thin hair, think of a 2 inch by 2 inch square right on the top of your head. If you pulled the hair right back and looked, you would see more scalp in a person with thin hair than you would a person with normal hair. Thin hair basically means how close hair strands are to one and other on your head. With fine hair it is actually about the texture of your hair. Fine hair will feel silky when you run your fingers through it. The best way we can summarise fine hair is if you take a single strand of hair. Fine hair will be much thinner in diameter. Hence where the confusion between thin and fine hair happens.
So what should we be looking for in a hairdryer if we have fine hair then?. Most folk with fine hair say they biggest issues they face is hair being more prone to breakage, lacks volume and basically looks lifeless. To counter this we want a hairdryer that drys gently and protects the hair plus adds volume. Ionic technology is a must to eliminate frizz. Another key feature is Ceramic technology. This is an infared heat and is far less damaging to your hair during drying than standard hairdryers. A tip is also to dry your hair upside down to add volume. Another tip is to not rub your hair dry with the towel. Instead, try pat your hair gently. You will see the difference.
Best Cheap Hairdryer For Fine Hair
Remington Pro Air D5220
Here we have this cheap & cheerful bargain from Remington. The pro-air turbo ticks off the basics that you will need if you have fine hair. These include:
- Ionic & Ceramic technology
- Powerful 2400w motor
- Diffuser & Nozzle
- Lots of speed & heat settings
- Cool & turbo shot buttons
Best Mid Range Hairdryer For Fine Hair
Babyliss Platinum Diamond
The Babyliss Platinum Diamond hairdryer was released in early 2019 so it is very new at the time of writing this. It comes with diamond infused ceramic technology that not only fights frizz but leaves hair smooth and shiny. Other features are:
- 2300w salon grade motor
- Comes with diffuser
- 3 heat & 2 speed settings with cool button
- Ionic & diamond ceramic technology
Best Expensive Hairdryer For Fine Hair
Parlux Advance Light
Parlux may not be as well known as say Remington or Babyliss we admit. They sell more to the commercial side of the haircare industry but that should tell you something about the quality. Salons all over the world use Parlux hairdryers and they are not as expensive as you might think. The Parlux Advance comes with a new motor technology called K-ADVANCE that promises salon quality. The hairdryer is light and small but very powerful. It also dries hair in half the time whilst saving energy. Another new technology is called “anti-heating” and this keeps the front half of the dryer much cooler than a normal hairdryer. Other features are:
- 2200w K-ADVANCE motor
- Ionic & Ceramic technology
- Built-in silencer greatly reduces noise
All these features are not just fancy marketing terms and actually make the Parlux a great expensive hairdryer. We say expensive but you get a lot of product for around £100 or so.