A guide to buying the perfect hair dryer
Thought hair dryers were just for drying hair? While we can’t blame you, there’s a bit more to it. Female hair styling is rarely simple, right? Whether you’re in the market for a light hair dryer, a quiet hair dryer or a quick hair dryer, Dyson aims to make things a little less complicated.
The right hair dryer is important when it comes to styling, as well as drying. Straight and curly ‘dos can be created, enhanced and maintained with the right device, or remain flat and lifeless with a tired, out-of-date hair dryer. While many ladies like to keep their hair care routine natural to prevent heat damage, it’s not necessary to avoid hair dryer usage. A light hair dryer is perfect for expelling moisture without drying out the hair or exacerbating split ends.
With all that said, let’s get started on our guide to buying the perfect hair dryer. Here are our top tips for picking a device catered to your needs and capable of maintaining healthy, shiny hair.
If you can’t take the heat...
Well, just turn it down? People used to think the hotter a hair dryer was, the better it was at getting the job done. Hair care experts now inform us that this is a myth. What you really want to look out for is the power setting. Ensure you choose a hair dryer within the 1300 to 1875 watts range. As long as it falls within this range, you don’t need it to be overly hot. In fact, this can actually be detrimental and lead to heat damage and breakages. The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer helps prevent heat damage by moderating temperatures every twenty seconds.
Don’t put styling second
Give plenty of thought to your preferential hairstyle when choosing a new hair dryer. Those who like to wear their hair poker straight might pick a device with a smoothing nozzle to flatten frizz and ease the effects of humidity. Perhaps you change your hairstyle more often than you change your outfit? If so, opt for a dryer with multiple heat settings. Using the correct temperature for the style you're rocking will help to prevent heat damage and maintain shiny hair.
Not all dryers were created equal
Thought one dryer was more or less the same as the next? Think again! There are a few fundamental differences between the various types of hair dryers on the market. Ceramic dryers are known to emit non-damaging infrared heat while tourmaline dryers also add negative ions to the party. This is a fancy way of saying they’re gentler on locks and more likely to encourage healthy, shiny hair. Just something to consider on your quest for the perfect hair dryer!
Different dryers for different textures
Sharing hair styling tips with your friends may be a right of passage but it won't help if you have drastically different hair types. Curly girls blessed with thick locks may be able to handle higher styling heats but those with thin hair are more susceptible to split ends and breakages. Rather than opt for a light hair dryer only capable of limited results, the Dyson Supersonic adapts between hair types thanks to its focused airflow. It prevents heat damage by only using the amount of heat required for each hair type. Handy!
So what can Dyson products do for you?
As a leading British technology company, Dyson know their tongs from their temperature gauges. The Supersonic Hair Dryer achieves beautiful results in less time than your average styler. Not only is this light hair dryer lightweight and easy to pack in your weekend bag, it also uses a digital motor for smooth, even styling control. With a dark metallic body and a pink or silver head, the stylish Dyson blow dryer looks great on your bedside table. Better yet, it’s a quiet hair dryer which will manicure your barnet without keeping your housemates up.
For best results, dry and style your hair at the same time for a sleek finish. Perfect your look by rotating the nozzle and directing airflow down the hair shaft, brushing or gliding it with your fingers. Use the styling concentrator to direct airflow exactly where you need it, and ensure the diffuser is on hand for a natural finish with plenty of body.