A great hairstyle is the result of a good haircut, good hair products and the best equipment
for your hairstyle and type. If you are using a hair dryer that doesn’t make
your hair look the way you want it to, it may be time to buy a new hair dryer. But
with so many different styles to choose from, how do you know which is the best
hair dryer for you? The following tips will help you choose the best hair dryer to fit your hair needs.
The wattage is an important factor in choosing a hair dryer. The
higher the wattage is on a hair dryer, the more powerful the air flow and the
heat will be. For thin hair, the dryer should be at least 1750 watts. For thick
hair, the dryer should be at least 1900 watts.
The best hair dryer is one with adjustable speeds and
temperature settings to help reduce damage to your hair and decrease dry time.
The more settings available, the more flexibility you will have when it comes
to styling. For example, a hair dryer with a cool shot setting will help to set
the finished hairstyle. But if your hair tends to frizz when dried with a hair
dryer, the best dryer would be an ionic hair dryer. Ionic blow dryers cause
the moisture in your hair to bead up and leaves hair cuticles soft.
Many good hair dryers usually come with, or are compatible with various
attachments like a nozzle or a
diffuser. A nozzle is designed to concentrate the air to specific areas of the
hair, especially if you want to straighten hair. To prevent fly away hairs, a
nozzle can also be used to help the hair remain in the direction you are aiming
the air. A diffuser is also a great attachment to invest in if you have curly
hair as it helps to lessen frizz.
Hair dryers are typically made with ceramic or tourmaline coils.
Ceramic hair dryers are popular choices
because they heat quickly and evenly, so that hair dries faster without causing
damage. Tourmaline hair dryer coils are made from a
precious stone and are able to emit excessive amounts of negative ions which
help to reduce the amount of static and frizz. Tourmaline dryers also break
molecules down faster causing the hair to absorb the water, resulting in
softer, sleeker hair.
When shopping for a new hair dryer, it is important to read
the manufacturers recommendations and be sure to keep your personal preferences
and hair type in mind.
Guest author Barb Quinn has been a professional hairstylist for over
30 years and has established herself as a nationally recognized hair
designer, educator, and freelance writer. Barb has been chosen by her peers
to serve on the advisory panel of Cosmos C International the global
hairstylist network and is the Men's Hair Category Expert for Answers.com.
Thousands of women each day follow Barb's hairstyling wit and wisdom on her
highly successful blogs Hairstyle Blog and Visual Makeover.