How To Choose A Hair Dryer For Your Hair Type


Having the best blow dryer for your hair type can make a huge and tremendous difference, in fact, it can make a whole lot of difference. Normally, it was not easy to get a blow dryer in the good olden days, as then what you would have had to do was to go to the drugstore around you and select from a range of five to seven hair dryers, but the choice selection would be more on the prices, colors, designs, etc.

Welcome to the new world, with technological advancement and one where new products and models come out daily to give us a wide range of choice.

It is quite hard right now to just walk into a store and get a blow dryer to dry your hair faster without harming it, all you have to do is to decode the ones that really matter and that would be beneficial to your hair.

We will be giving you an insider’s tip on how to choose the best blow dryer for your hair type to avoid you frying up or damaging your hair.

The several factors you should be looking for when purchasing a new hair dryer should include these; hair length, curl pattern, types of hair dryer involved, hair type and hair texture. The major factors to look after are the ones in bold

So, before we go into the hair dryer for your hair types, let’s take a look and find out the various dryers that are involved in the drying process.

Types of Hair Dryers

There are two major types of hair dryers that can promise to give you the assurance of minimal damage to your hair: ceramic and Ionic.

Ceramic Hair Dryers

Ceramic hair dryers come with a ceramic coating on the inside to help the distribution of heat evenly. They regulate the heat of the hair dryer according to the temperature of the room, this enables it to use the barest minimal heat whenever it is drying off the hair. This amazing feature enables it to dry hair faster and to incur less damage to the hair. They are quite costly when compared to the traditional hair dryers.

Ionic Hair Dryers

Ionic hair dryers are the costliest hair dryers presently, it makes use of negatively charged ions that quickly break down positively charged molecules to cut down on the time used in drying the hair. It is quite effective as negatively charged ions do not open the hair cuticles and as such makes the hair strands dry sleekly and smoothly. Ionic hair dryers help define your curls and at the same time, helps prevent it from looking limp and dead when used on a lower heat temperature to dry the hair.

Let us move on to the hair types and the hair dryers that are best suited to it.

Fine Hair

For those with fine hair, it is highly recommended that they make use of a hairdryer with an adjustable heat setting, this is because fine hair strands tend to soak up more heat faster than thick hair strands. Just get a good balance with the heat settings and get a quick dry whilst using the least heat possible.

Dull Hair

Ionic hair dryers are the best fit for this hair type as the negatively charged conditioning ions helps to eliminate frizz, restore shine and keep it looking smoother, healthier and shinier.

Curly Hair

For curly hairs, the hair dryer to use are the ones with diffusers. This is due to the natural pattern and hair texture of the hair that must be protected at all times. The diffuser helps to smoothen the curls but still keep them secure while it is being blown dry. It is also important that you use diffusers with thicker separators to keep and define the shape of the curls.

Thin Hair

Flat and thin hair are always looking for more volume and thickness, so the best hair dryer that is suited for your hair type is the ceramic hair dryer. This hair dryer helps it lifeless and limp strands come back to life and decrease the heat damage to its fragile and delicate texture.

Thick Hair

On our final list is the thick hair. Use an Ionic hair dryer for this hair type. Since an Ionic hair dryer makes use of negative ions to dry hair, it is a good choice to help cut down on the time it takes to dry the hair.


Keep all these in mind and you are definitely going to make the right choice when it comes to selecting the right hair dryer for the right hair type. With these tips, you are sure to make the right choice and avoid buying and using the wrong blow dryer which will not work for you, which will damage your hair or which will make the hair styling of your hair very difficult to manage.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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