by HSI Professional | Jun 13 2017
So here you are, looking for the perfect blow dryer to accompany your hair straighter, but you know that it’s not going to be easy. You have your work cut out for you, and different hair dryers are better for certain types of hair. The first type that we’re going to talk about is tourmaline, which is one of the most common blow dryer types out there.
Why You should Choose Tourmaline to Compliment your Flat Iron
Tourmaline is a semi-precious metal capable of providing intense ionic functionality. It is going to be a bit more expensive than a standard ionic dryer, obviously, but if you have thick or frizzy hair, this is probably where you want to put your money. On the flip side, if you happen to have thin or fine hair, then you will definitely want to avoid ionic dryers as they are not very effective in building volume.
Ceramic or Porcelain Dryers for Fine Hair
If you have thinner or finer hair, then we just want to say that ceramic or porcelain is the right approach to take. These dryers are usually plastic or metal, and they are normally coated in ceramic or porcelain. The heat provided by these dyers is more consistent, for a more even distribution, and they are also much less harsh. That said, this is a great choice for those whose hair tends to dehydrate or dry out easily. Remember, these also prevent frizz, and will allow you to dry your hair quickly. If you want to take it a step further, then you might look into a dryer that utilizes infrared technology- a function that creates longer energy waves and is therefore able to penetrate your hair deeper, drying it from the inside out.
Titanium Dryers for Heavy Hair
In the hair care industry, titanium really does tend to be the gold standard when you’re choosing a heat product, and it doesn’t change in the case of blow dryers. If you have a lot of hair, titanium will give you the heat you need at a slow, steady, and even temperature. Keep in mind, however, that while it’s great for very thick hair, it’s not great for damaged or fine hair as it could cause further damage and a pricey trip to the salon. For thicker hair, however, it does reduce the drying time, and because it is lighter than ceramic, it will make for an easier time.
Power and Weight
You first of all need to take a look at the wattage range of your potential new blow dryer. Remember, the higher the wattage, the harder the air will blow, and the faster you will be able to dry your hair. You can purchase a low wattage dryer for a lower price, but it will die faster than a high wattage dryer, and if you want to be effective, then it is strongly recommended (by us) that you look into a model that provides at least 1350W. If your hair is a little bit rougher, you should go for something that sits between 1800 and 2000.
Finally, make sure that you choose one that you can actually hold – that means going for a dryer that is lightweight, comfortable, and easy to operate. If you’re ready to purchase a good blow dryer to accompany your hair straightener and other products, feel free to take a look at our stock, and definitely consider something from the Dryonizer line.
Taking Care of your Hair
We’ve said it many times, and we’ll say it again: when you’re using a blow dryer, or any other heat product, make sure that you are using a heat protectant, and make sure that you are taking care of your hair after the fact. For bonus points, check out our care box, filled with items that will help you to keep that sleek, beautiful shine, even after you’ve used one of our top of the line heat products.