my name is Antonella.
You will agree with me when I say that:
There is nothing worse than a hair dryer that dries and burns hair.
This one that I show you below is the best ever. I have tried so many but this is the one that most satisfied me, thanks to the very high quality and the surprising results.
Follow me in this definitive guide to hairdryers, complete with all my secrets for a hairstyle with bows.
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My hair dryer guide
If you dry your hair every single day with the help of electrical appliances, then buying a hair dryer is not a decision you can make lightly. While your wallet will love you for buying a hair dryer at a low price, your hair and scalp will think very differently, trust me.
Buying a good hair dryer can save you many precious minutes in the morning when you prepare to go out, increase the life of your haircut, and also the health of your scalp in general.
If you choose badly instead you can also run the risk of burning your head 😨
Make the right choice now and you will save yourself hours and years of unnecessary frustration 😊
This is why I took the trouble to do a test to find the best hair dryer on the market in 2019. There is a suitable hair dryer for every budget.
It does not matter if you are looking for something not too expensive but reliable and durable, or if you want a great hair dryer worthy of the best beauty salons that will last you for many and many years to come giving you so many satisfactions: reading this list in any case you will be satisfied!
If you are not sure about the features to look at when you are about to buy a hair dryer, and you need help to orient yourself in the fabulous and technological world of hair care, go directly to the end of the article to read my consumer guide. If you want to read the list of the best hairdryers on the market in 2019 immediately then simply continue reading.
The best hairdryers and hair dryers on the market in 2019 (Reviews and Opinions)
1. Parlux Advance Light, a great hairdryer
Powerful, light and silent
Well-dosed heat, it does not burn hair
Great for styling
Not recommended for super-professional finishes
Great product made in Italy.
Very light and silent, compact and very professional dryer, ideal to take with you on trips to keep your hair always in order and well-dried in any situation. In total it has a choice of 10 different colors.
Parlux Advance has a new K-ADVANCE® engine that guarantees superior performance such as greater power and longer life.
The shape is ergonomic and the switches are arranged in a very intelligent way, excellent even for very long drying.
On amazon he received rave reviews from many Italian users, and this should suffice to prove his greatness.
The hairdryer is incredibly quiet. Equipped with Ionic & Ceramic technology, it guarantees perfect drying and soft hair in a short time.
Used in pre-drying without the nozzle supplied, the air flow is very powerful and the temperature is not too strong, thus guaranteeing a safe pre-drying for each type of hair.
Also excellent on natural handmade lines and smooth folds, an aspect in which this hair dryer gives the best of itself, allowing an incredible moderation of the hair, even the most fat and frizzy.
The hair immediately takes shape and becomes sectors.
The Parlux Advance is without a doubt the state of the art of modern medium-high range hair dryers.
2. Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic Dryer, one of the best professional hair dryers
Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic Hair Dryer Black
- Top of the category for power, balance in use, lightness and reduction of noise pollution
- Ionic and ceramic system to increase hair hydration and shine and eliminate electrostatic charges
Spouts perhaps a little too large
Another great Italian brand, Elchim, which has been making wonderful hair care products since 1945.
A truly timeless design that is presented in a large number of colors, even a beautiful « titanium » finish. But the 3900 is much more than a beautiful product only aesthetically, let’s see.
Its immense power goes hand in hand with a really robust construction, a very comfortable grip and excellent temperature and speed switches.
The result is a hair dryer that makes it very easy to dry quickly and with extreme precision. The lack of a diffuser accessory in the box does not make it a problem, because it is possible to buy it separately.
3. Dyson Supersonic – conventional, expensive but fantastic
Top of the range dryer
Silent and very fast
Super professional results
Lots of accessories included
The price, really expensive
Dyson has made a name for itself by creating appliances and gadgets with an exotic and fascinating design, such as lamps, fans, and vacuum cleaners, and now it has also entered the hair dryer market.
And it presents this model with a truly futuristic and futuristic design, it seems more like a microphone of the future than a hair dryer.
But once you get used to its very special design and the peculiar way in which they placed the weight, all concentrated in the handle, where the engine is housed.
It is an expensive hair dryer, but that money is worth it all, if you are very serious or serious in the care of your hair it is a purchase that you should consider.
It has a very clever control for hair spread. An encapsulated thermistor allows to constantly measure the emitted temperature, which is processed by a microprocessor which then regulates the flow continuously to guarantee an optimized and perfect drying.
The Dyson Supersonic costs a lot, but you can’t go back after trying it.
The fans inside reach 110 thousand rotations per minute, many more than traditional hair dryers, this super speed guarantees that the hair dryer in question is silent to the limits of the miraculous. Since the frequencies it emits are so high that they are not audible to the human ear.
Using this hair dryer is like going to the hairdresser every time you use it, the effect it gives to the hair is of shine because the drying is not provided by the high heat but by the complex variable system at very high intensity.
The scalp is thus preserved and hydration is maintained. Damaged hair refracts the light and appears dull and opaque. This is what happens when hair is exposed to excessive temperatures for long periods. Undamaged hair instead reflects light in one direction and appears brighter.
It is also a very light hair dryer, perhaps the lightest hair dryer on the market.
It also has two specific spouts, the first wider for pre-drying and the second narrower suitable for the finish.
The pack comes with a large number of accessories that are mounted on the hairdryer magnetically, just support them, you don’t need to screw or fix anything.
4. Panasonic EH-NA65-K Smooth and Shiny, great for curly hair
Light and silent
Equipped with many accessories
Great for curly hair
A bit cumbersome
The EH-NA65-K from Panasonic makes many promises with its name in English, and I must say that it keeps them all.
The Nanoe technology it implements claims to be better than the ion one, directing micro nano-particles of water directly into the hair while drying takes place.
It is not the usual marketing trick, the effects of this technology are remarkable, the EH-NA65-K adds shine to the hair by reducing fatness to a minimum.
In the package there is a diffuser for curly hair. The hair dryer itself is a bit big, so not recommended for small trips, but it is surprisingly light and very quiet.
The selection of temperatures and speeds is very rich which makes it an excellent choice for all hair types.
It seems particularly suitable for curly hair, which does not dry out with too hot or strong air flows.
5. GHD Aura: the best hair dryer under 200 euros
Excellent value for money
Super delicate Laminair technology on the hair
Less fast to dry than other brands
The GHD Aura is a product that is the result of a long research of 3 years engineering and design.
GHD Laminair technology creates a delicate jet of air that can at first lead us to even believe that nothing is happening to our hair, but before we can notice these will be surprisingly already dried and smooth.
The ceramic soul never gets too hot, which means there is no need to worry.
The hot air expelled is surrounded by a ring of cold air, which allows the hair to be shaped directly at the root without having to worry about damaging the scalp.
The 4-meter cable is a highly appreciated addition.
Even the design is beautiful to look at.
6. Remington AC5999, cheap and satisfying
Economical and surprising product
A little bit heavy
Cheap and effective ion hair dryer.
Equipped with an excellent engine of good grip, a two-speed jet, a little in comparison to its competitors, but for this price it is difficult to ask for better.
The regulation of the heat instead is 3-step, there is a button for the jet of cold air, actually cold and not warm.
A little heavy, but not annoying to hold, not recommended for prolonged use. 2 speakers included in the package as supplied accessories and a diffuser.
Built in sturdy plastic.
Quick drying, excellent compromise for those who do not want to spend capital.
7. Braun Satin Hair 5 Powerperfection HD580, economical alternative
Another fantastic economic product, but no less valid than others. Easy to handle and comfortable to fold, it dries very quickly and reduces frizz on the hair.
Perfect for those with curly hair, both for the natural crease and for the smooth crease. There is almost no need for the plate after to keep them in order.
It has 3 temperature levels, the small size makes it perfect for taking it on the road or for example in the gym.
Fast and manageable
Perfect for those with curly hair
The diffuser is not included in the package
Lower drying quality than more expensive models
How to buy the best hair dryer, consumer guide
Hair is so personal and variable that it is not possible to say with certainty that by spending a lot of money you will get better results.
The thickness, length and structure of the hair can lead to different results depending on the products and washing and drying techniques that are applied.
Some types of hair, such as curly hair, usually require a diffuser to be dried perfectly without wrinkling.
Do I have to buy a very powerful dryer?
In past years, more watts ensured greater power in our hair dryer.
With the evolution of technologies, however, it has become increasingly easier and cheaper for companies to introduce very high wattages into their products, even in low-end ones.
A high wattage does not always correspond to a better power of the product, indeed, if the strength is not calibrated and well designed you risk burning your hair !!!
So be careful when buying any product, and always avoid cheap hair dryer from discount or Chinese products.
The only way to make a thoughtful and informed purchase is to check the reviews of other users, such as these in my guide, and get an idea of the actual capabilities of the product.
Don’t be fooled by numerous exaggerated or sensational marketing slogans.
There are many reviews on amazon for many types of hair dryers and they are an excellent compass for finding your way around this complex world.
What is ceramic drying technology?
The elements that heat up inside the hair dryer to produce heat are often those that make the difference and separate an effective hair dryer from a Chinese junk.
Most hair dryers use a ceramic element to store heat, as this type of material allows for the use of infrared heat that is less damaging to hair than metal.
Furthermore, the ceramic heats up more quickly and evenly, which results in a more compact and effective air jet.
In any case, those with stronger and thicker hair do not have to be so careful with their scalp as compared to people with delicate and thin hair. It is best that they use the hairdryer in a shrewd way to avoid overexposure and thus ruin their scalp.
Some professionals from the best salons of hairdressers and barbers advise to use thermo-protective spray to prevent any kind of damage caused by heat. In fact, often these damages are not immediately verifiable but are accused in the years to come, making the hair weaker and weaker.
Some models of hair-dryers also have an excellent cold mode to complete the drying of the hair when they are already 80% of the process, avoiding using hot air all the time, even when it is no longer needed.
What is ion technology?
The ion technology is the one that is heard cited by anyone who deals with hair care appliances. Manufacturing companies like to say that this type of technology allows their hair dryers to create negative ions that break the water molecules in the hair.
This in theory should allow the hair dryer to dry the hair more quickly and spread the moisture evenly over the entire head for a better finish.
Do the results of ionizing hair dryers actually prove this? Well, some hair dryers are better than others at exploiting ion technology, and they really make a difference in the look and feel of the hair they dry.
But this does not necessarily mean that this happens thanks to the ion technology, it is often thanks to a combination of a particularly powerful internal fan and very high quality heating elements.
In practice: it is not enough to read « ion technology » to be sure of finding an excellent hairdryer in our hands.
What other features are important in a hair dryer?
One of the easiest factors to underestimate when buying a hair dryer is the length of the cable. Some inexpensive models are sold with very small cables, others more expensive instead show off cables of at least 4 meters, worthy of the most professional and popular beauty salon.
If you do not like feeling constipated in the use of an object, it is good to choose a hair dryer with a long cable that allows easy and casual use.
Another aspect to consider is the supplied spouts, in fact it is good to be able to choose the way in which you want to direct the air jet on your hair.
Especially for those with particular hair like curly or very wavy hair. This is essential for best results.
The diffuser is the one to consider if you have very curly hair, it is really essential in this case.
Some hairdryers expect to have to buy several accessories later, so be careful and don’t let too low a price attract you if you are then forced to pass out to get the results you dreamed of buying expensive accessories.
How to choose the right hairdryer for you
Even hair dryers like many household appliances measure their energy consumption and their actual wattage power.
The range to consider when buying a good hairdryer is certainly the one that starts from 1800 W and reaches up to 3000 W.
The hot air jet is closely related to the power emitted clearly, but we must always pay a lot of attention because an excessive source of heat can compromise our hair and our scalp, sometimes even irreversibly, we must never, never, never deal with superficially our scalp and before buying a certain product it is good to make sure that this is compatible with the most modern safety standards.
For those who do not hang around the world of hair dryers, it is the part that is commonly called a spout, but we can well imagine that most of you have understood what we are talking about.
By means of this it is possible to direct the desired heat directly onto the comb or our brush, an ideal condition for those who want to smooth their hair.
Clearly a nozzle, or spout that you would like with narrower lips, allows us to channel a much faster and more precise flow of air for particular hairstyles that require it.
If you have curly hair, make sure you have a diffuser inside our hair dryer accessory kit, it is that round spout covered with perforated pins, it is also essential to make sure that the holes are not too big otherwise they will be ineffective.
Ceramics and tourmaline are elements that make it possible to avoid drying hair due to the heat generated by our hair dryer.
These materials, thanks to their very special natural characteristics, in fact manage to provide a constant and never excessive temperature at the same time, continuing to guarantee the performance given by the corresponding power and speed.
To better understand each other by comparing two hair dryers at 2500 W, the ceramic-based one will propagate the heat much better and will be much safer than its non-ceramic counterpart while maintaining the same level of power.
The latest generation hair dryers have a function that is based on the negative ions that divide the water drops into much smaller particles thus allowing a much faster drying and a much softer hair.
Function highly sought after by those who often use the hairdryer or by those who require very particular hairstyles.
The cold air switch
This is a very useful button that is normally found in the middle of the handle, when pressed the hair dryer switches from producing hot air to diffusing air at room temperature.
This cold blow is generally used by hairdressers to fix the fold, and is essential for those who want to smooth their hair.
The control buttons are used to adjust the speed by setting it in the desired mode from time to time, for a proper drying of your hair it is good and wise to alternate various speed and jet intensity to be able to treat the hair differently depending on their degrees of dryness and also humidity in the air and atmospheric conditions.
In most cases for the phones on sale we find about 6-7 different combinations available but there are some models that present many more.
Some professional hair dryers are also equipped with a turbo boost function to emit a very powerful air jet in a short space of time that allows you to dry your hair much faster without having to wait long.
It is better, of course, never to abuse the turbo boost function that could compromise our hair in the long run.
The weight of a hair dryer is important
A hair dryer that is too heavy will not only be very uncomfortable but also not very ergonomic, risking to cause soreness in the arm after prolonged use of the same.
For many hairdressers, in fact, carpal tunnel syndrome is a real cross that in some cases can totally compromise your career, unfortunately forcing them to retire early.
A very heavy phone also automatically tends to be used hastily, to be able to put an end to the torture of being forced or forced to hold it in hand before, however, risking to finish the drying of the hair much earlier than devoting the right time necessary to the our styling.
Not only is the market currently filled with ultra-light phones, but they also bring with them excellent professional services to adapt very well to travel needs, bending very easily and taking up very little space at home and in a suitcase.
Not all hair is the same and every typology needs different kinds of drying, it would be completely unthinkable and crazy to use the same method on thin and smooth hair and thick, curly hair, it just makes me laugh to think about it. Madness!
It is of fundamental importance that not only the hair dryer has different speeds with which to regulate the power of the heat jet, but different temperature levels that accompany them, so you can select the right mix to always respect our hair and get at the end the styling we wanted and coveted.
To perform a natural drying it is good to use a medium or medium-low speed, which would also be ideal for thin or short hair.
For those who have thicker hair or want to get a fold that clearly revolves their usual natural look it is better to proceed with an aggressive temperature, certainly not dangerous, but much higher, giving a shot of cold air from time to time and then in the end to be able to easily fix the conceived styling.
With the right accessories you can do real miracles, just as they give us a hand every day in our look, they can give it to us anyway when we talk about our beloved hairdryer.
The spout is clearly one of the most important elements, which we always recommend choosing narrowly so as to be able to concentrate the heat on certain strands and thus be much more precise.
The difference between a mediocre and a professional hair dryer used in a salon is very often in the spout rather than in direct power, you cannot get disciplined and shiny hair like the ones we see every day on billboards or in magazines if you don’t use a very narrow and precise professional nozzle, don’t even try it, it’s not possible.
The diffuser is clearly fundamental to spread the heat over a wider area, interrupting its flow in an intelligent way, the ideal companion for those who are gifted with curly hair and want to keep their volume and softness intact forever.
We have seen together in this article what are the main features to consider before buying a hair dryer and the purpose and purpose of each one.
It is obvious, however, that our choice is addressed according to our needs without being too influenced by the latest models on the market or by advertising, it is good to make a responsible consumption.
For example, those who go to the gym every day will obviously choose a small hair dryer, some even have a folding handle, and even better with protective functions such as ceramic and ionizing.
The same is true for those who spend most of their time with a hair dryer in their hands, throwing themselves into very complicated hairstyles, for them it is necessary and required to check the power of the appliance and the accessories connected to it.
It is important to identify one’s own need and make an informed choice. When buying a phone, many factors must be taken into account, including the health of our scalp, without clearly forgetting the type of performance and the options offered.
An irritated and stressed skin produces more fragile and weak hair or … stops producing them!
There are no remedies to take then in that case, nothing can save a hair now reduced to pieces full hair burned and dried up by a shoddy device or even worse by bad quality and also misused.
In short, we are talking about something that can do or undo what we have on our head, there is no joke, not even for a moment.
During drying the hair tends to lose ions, and this is the reason that leads them to appear dry and lifeless.
To avoid this effect, I spent long periods of my life in the past, during which I preferred to directly cut the problem at the root – pun intended – completely avoiding drying your hair, waiting each time for the necessary time to dry naturally.
A real waste of time!
Fortunately, in the days of today it is possible to buy hair dryers that efficiently restore these ions lost during washing, and they are very suitable appliances for those who actually have frizzy or very little shiny hair.
The ions emitted by these hair-dryers are in fact negative and not only useful in reducing the general static electricity but also during the drying they help to break down the water particles, allowing them to evaporate and leaving the hair free to hydrate, assuming in turn the necessary liquids, practically a veritable miracle of technology.
The ionizing hair dryer is also for this reason very, very fast in drying and inevitably this characteristic makes it the favorite among those gifted and endowed with very long hair.
The materials that make up our hair dryer are obviously decisive for a successful drying and also for the final appearance that our hair will have.
In the shops you can find hair dryers whose grid, located inside the extremity from which the air is constantly emitted, is covered in tourmaline or ceramic materials, excellent to reduce and prevent potential damage caused by the uncontrolled hot air jet above our poor ignorant hair.
Disastrous effects that you would see later months later.
In fact, tourmaline is able to generate a very large amount of negative ions, thus allowing the hair to dry 80% faster than using a classic plastic or metal hair dryer and clearly making the hair much brighter and softer to the touch. .
My partner madly loves this effect.
The ceramic is excellent, on the other hand, to distribute the hot air in a uniform and highly controlled manner while maintaining the constant temperature and thus avoiding acting too aggressively.
On the market there are incredible hybrids equipped with all the latest technologies currently available in the field of hair care, including in a single model tourmaline, ceramic and ionic technology, greatly enhancing all the features in a single convenient solution.
Italy is an excellent producer of hair dryers, in fact brands such as Parlux or Elchim are used in the United States and around the world as professional products by the best beauty salons.
It is no wonder, therefore, that such excellent Italian products are available on amazon at such affordable prices, that on the other side of the ocean they are sold at obviously higher prices.
Now with the advancement of ion technology and the creation of a world of new proprietary technologies, washing and drying your hair at home has become as satisfying as going to a hairdresser.
Since I own my new Dyson, in fact, I have less and less need for a professional hand to keep my hair in order as I just left the beauty salon.
I hope I have helped you and helped you make an informed purchase to be able to choose the best 2019 hair dryer and hair dryer currently on the market. Until next time!
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