The 10 best hair dryers you can buy in 2018

Speed up your beauty routine and enhance your locks with these dryers

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You can apply all the best hair products to achieve the smooth and silky locks you want so much, but your blow dryer can ruin all your efforts very quickly. These gadgets may look the same from the outside, but their technology and effect can be very different. Did you know some can even help to condition your hair? Check out the 10 best hair dryers you can buy in 2018 for more.

The best hair dryers to make the best out of your hair

The following list comprises the best-selling and best-rated hair dryers of 2018. Please note that this doesn’t necessarily mean that these gadgets were launched this year, but rather that they are still considered the best regardless of their launching date.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer best hair dryers

Dyson is a household name for vacuum cleaners, and they clearly know something about blowing air. Looking more like a futuristic microphone rather than a blow dryer, the supersonic hair dryer surprises in many ways.

The patented Air Multiplier technology ensures a faster drying time but it also prevents heat damage and frizz. Furthermore, due to the heat shield technology, this blow dryer remains cool to the touch so handling it doesn’t become uncomfortable.

It might take a few minutes for you to get used to the weight distribution, as the motor in the handle, but other than that it is quiet and very effective. It is expensive but, overall, if you’re willing to invest, this is one of the best hair dryers you can find in the market.

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Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic Blow-Dryer

Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic Blow-Dryer best hair dryers

Elchim might not be a well-known name of those who don’t deal with professional hair care, but this Italian brand has been consistently delivering high-quality and sturdy blow dryers since 1945.

This ceramic dryer is a good example. It blows hard air for a faster drying but, by using far-infrared heat, it ensures that warmth penetrates the hair shaft without damaging it or removing its moisture. As a result, the hair looks fuller and sexy in no time.

Design wise it is very common. It has an ergonomic handle, temperature and speed switches and it’s overall easy to use. It also comes in different colors to suit different tastes. Its only downside is the fact that it doesn’t come with a diffuser, but you can buy it separately.

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GHD Air Professional Performance Hairdryer

GHD Air Professional Performance Hairdryer best hair dryers

A classic becomes a classic because it still remains among the best even as the years go by and new advanced models come out. That’s the case of GHD Air Professional and why it still remains one of the best hair dryers even in 2018.

Its ionic technology ensures that the hair dries up faster while still maintaining its moisture, for a bouncier and fuller finish, even in thick hair types. It comes with two speeds and three temperature settings for an easy adjustment according to the style you want, and all using just 1,600 watts.

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Harry Josh Pro Tools Ultra Light Pro Dryer

Harry Josh Pro Tools Ultra Light Pro Dryer best hair dryers

This hair dryer is an upgrade of the Pro Tools 200 Pro Dryer that became widely popular and gathered cult-followers all over the world, just like Harry Josh himself. This celebrity hair stylist improved what was already considered one of the best hair dryers to make it lighter and more manageable, quieter and much faster.

The ionic feature ensures that the hair is dried without losing its moisture, thus preventing the frizz effect. However, you can turn this feature off if you’re struggling with thin and lifeless hair and want more volume.

Weighing just under one pound, it comes with 12 different speed and heat settings and an 11-foot-long cord, perfect for those who can’t find a socket close to a mirror.

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T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i

T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i best hair dryers

Incredibly light compared to other similar models, T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i still remains one of the best hair dryers since its launch in 2013.

The powerful engine, although very quiet, ensures a dry hair in just a few minutes, even with the diffuser and on thick hair. Since the heat is well-distributed thanks to the combination of tourmaline, ceramic and the SoftAire technology, the hair retains its moisture, for a shiny and smooth finish without frizz.

It also features 2 speed and 3 heat settings as well as a 2.5″ tourmaline ceramic brush.

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Bio Ionic 10X Ultralight Speed Dryer

Bio Ionic 10X Ultralight Speed Dryer best hair dryers

The 10X in the name of this hair dryer is very suitable as it will dry your hair in about 10 minutes. The barrel infused with natural volcanic rock minerals emits negative ions that push the water into the hair shaft, thus having the double effect of drying and moisturizing the hair.

Locking the moisture allows for a smoother and shinier finish, but it also ensures the hair lies flat and controlled, without any frizz.

It weighs less than a pound and the fact that it uses only 1800 watts means that it uses 75% less energy than conventional dryers while providing much faster and better results.

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Revlon Salon 360 Surround Hair Dryer and Styler

Revlon Salon 360 Surround Hair Dryer and Styler best hair dryers

This Revlon dryer is somewhere between a flat iron and a conventional dryer. The barrel is convertible and can be used as a regular one or opened in half so you can dry up small sections at a time more efficiently.

the double ceramic coating ensures a better heat distribution, a faster drying and it reduces the damage to the hair, while the conditioning ionic technology helps to retain the hair’s moisture and softness.

It features 3 temperature and 2 speed settings and a dual airflow system that lets you choose between the classic concentrated airflow or the dual air jets.

As for the innovative barrel, it takes some time to get used to it and drying small sections takes longer too, but it leaves the hair feeling like silk. This is not the ideal option for curls, though.

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Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer

Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer best hair dryers

Besides the very cute looks, the Buttercup blow dryer features nanobeads thanks to its Nanoionic patented technology, that help to condition the hair while drying it. The nanobeads emit negative ions that seal and smooth the hair cuticles for shiny and healthy looking locks.

It is suitable for every hair type and it delivers a 20% faster blowout when compared to most professional dryers.

It features 3 temperature (cool, low heat and high heat) and 2 speed settings. Plus, you can lock in the cool button for a perfect finish without having to constantly press the button.

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Chi Touch 2 Touch Screen Hair Dryer

Chi Touch 2 Touch Screen Hair Dryer best hair dryers

If you’re a techie and a hair lover in equal parts, this is one of the best hair dryers you can find.

This dryer features a 3D Ion Generation System, which translates into 3 times more ions to speed up the drying while retaining the moisture for a reduced frizz. The ceramic technology also ensures the heat is evenly distributed and remains constant to prevent heat-styling damage to the hair.

Now the fancy part. This dyer comes with a touch screen that lets you easily adjust the digital speedometers for speed, temperature and even ion control.

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DevaCurl DevaDryer & DevaFuser

DevaCurl DevaDryer DevaFuser best hair dryers

DevaDryer features ionic technology to deliver a fast blow dry without removing the moisture from the hair, thus reducing frizz and providing a smooth and shiny finish. It also comes with 3 temperature and 2 speed settings and a cool shot button so you can adjust it according to the styling you’re looking for.

Interestingly enough, what makes the DevaDryer stand out is not the dryer itself but the DevaFuser. This funny-shaped diffuser adapts to any kind of curls and delivers a 360-degree airflow to gently dry the curls leaving them more defined, bouncier and frizz-free.

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Learn the volume from a professional

Regardless of your styling preferences, there is always something that people want to avoid, and that’s a limp hair. The aforementioned blow dryers can provide a big help already since they keep the hair moisturized, defined and bouncy but the wrong technique can ruin everything.

Check out below the tips and tricks of Andrew Carruthers, the education director for Sam Villa hair salon, on how to achieve various degrees of volume using three different techniques.