Behind every great hairstyle is a great hair dryer. But, there’re hundreds of options to choose from, which one we should pick. We curated some of the best hair dryers on the market. Just for your consideration.
Best Hair Dryers of 2021
- Best Overall: Remington Pro Hair Dryer With Pearl Ceramic Technology
- Best Budget: Revlon 1875W Volume Booster Hair Dryer
- The Blowdrying Brush: Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Air Brush
- Best for Curly Hair: Panasonic EH-NA65-K Nanoe Dryer
HOW WE CHOSE
When testing these blow-dryers, here’s what we were looking for:
- How long does it take to dry hair?
- Any adjustable heat/speed settings?
- Any heat damage?
- How loud is it?
- Does it come with attachments?
Remington Pro Hair Dryer With Pearl Ceramic Technology
The ceramic barrel of this Remington hair dryer is infused with real crushed pearls. By transferring micro-conditioners through the air via the dryer, hair looks extra smooth, and the dryer also offers an impressive 40% faster airflow than its competitors. All it takes is about five minutes and my hair is perfectly dry.
Revlon 1875W Volume Booster Hair Dryer
Save the big bucks for the hair serums, because this top-quality pick is less than $20, a total steal. This option from Revlon covers all the bases with multiple heat settings, a cool-shot button, and an included diffuser. Plus, it uses ionic technology to smooth hair and reduce frizz.
The Blowdrying Brush
Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer Hot Air Brush
Is it a blow-dryer? A brush? Surprise: It’s both! This best-selling Revlon hair-drying brush has garnered over ninety-three-thousand sparkling ratings on Amazon. I can’t get enough of this brush for creating at-home blowouts that look identical to expensive salon ones. I also love that this quick styler makes me reach for curling wands and flat irons less frequently.
Best for Curly Hair
Panasonic EH-NA65-K Nanoe Dryer
This under-$100 pick is one of the absolute best picks for curly hair, according to our beauty editor. Although her curl type is on the looser side (2B, to be exact), she loves how the large diffusing head defines and enhances her curl pattern with minimal frizz. She also has a lot of hair, and using this larger diffusing head makes drying time faster and easier than ever before.
But the diffuser head isn’t the only thing that keeps her hair looking its best. This blow-dryer not only reduces damage caused by other heating tools, but actually helps repair any damage caused by daily brushing. Its “nanoe” technology also infuses much-needed moisture into hair, allowing it to completely dry without becoming dry and brittle to the touch.
This blow-dryer also keeps things simple with two speeds and three temperature settings, which is really all you need for perfect blowouts and diffusing.