Coupled with the right brushes and styling product, a good blow dryer has the power to transform your hair.
With so many new developments in product design and manufacturing, there's a wide range of hot tools on the market. Our professional hair stylists at Brick and Mirror Beauty explain some of the latest trends in hair dryers to help you make the right purchase for your hair type and beauty goals.
Ionic or Tourmaline: Both of these dryers give off negative ions that allow for a quick dry. Ionic dryers break down water on your hair into smaller particles so drying takes less time. Because the hair dries faster, water doesn’t have enough time to saturate the hair shaft, reducing frizz and giving hair a sleek, smooth appearance. Tourmaline dryers operate in the same way, but they produce even more negative ions, resulting in a highly polished look. Many stylists swear by tourmaline dryers as the ultimate styling tool.
Ceramic: These products apply heat more gently to hair than ionic or tourmaline dryers. With concealed heating elements, ceramic dryers are better for women with thin, dry, or brittle hair. Heat is distributed evenly and effectively for a quick, painless blow-dry.
Titanium: Titanium dryers produce a lot of heat. They're great for those looking for a lighter-weight tool that dries hair fast. These dryers work particularly well for women who have lots of thick hair.
Infrared: Infrared technology is ideal for super-fine hair. These dryers work gently by drying strands from the outside in.
More to Consider: Wattage + Heat Settings
Don’t ignore wattage when purchasing a blow dryer! This indicates the power of the beauty tool. Most stylists recommend a dryer with no less than 1800 watts for home use. Professionals opt for dryers that have around 3600 watts. More wattage means less time drying, so if you’re a gal on the go, consider spending the extra dollars for a high-performance machine.
Not all dryers have heat settings, but they can be an important function to use when styling your hair. For example, a cool setting or a cool-shot button helps to set a brush-held curl. So, consider this feature when you’re looking for the dyer of your dreams.
If you're still not sure which blow dryer is the right one for you, text the Brick and Mirror Beauty hair care professionals at (800)780-7187 for a personalized consultation.