There are so many hair dryers in the marketplace and just which one is the right one for you? There are so many different types, styles, different features, and probably even more important, different prices. So just exactly how do you go about selecting the right one?
When shopping for a new hair dryer, there are many factors to consider:
1) What type hair do you have? Is it long, short, fine or thin, thick, curly, damaged, etc.?
2) Are there any weight or ergonomic issues that need to be taken into consideration?
3) Is the dryer going to be for at home use or travel or both?
4) What is your budget?
Once you have answers to these questions, it makes it much easier to weed through the vast assortment of hair dryers that you can choose from. However, whether your hair is damaged or not, always be certain that the dryer you select has ceramic and ionic technology. Why? These technologies are important in the drying process. In a nutshell, ionic technology helps evaporate the water quickly from your hair. Ceramic technology results in even heat distribution across the hair and eliminates damaging hot spots while using the dryer. The negative ions that are created break down the water drops into tiny particles that are absorbed into the hair shaft, and the drying time is reduced considerably. The end result is less damage to your hair and more hydration for shiny, healthy hair.
In choosing a hair dryer that is right for the type hair that you have it boils down to the wattage of the dryer. There are hairdryers that typically range anywhere from 250 watts to 2000 watts of power. Among these you will find hot air brushes that actually dry and style your hair, styler dryers that include comb and brush attachments, wall mounted dryers, hard and soft hat hair dryers, and your customary pistol grip type dryers. In conjunction with wattage, consideration needs to be made for the heat/speed settings that are included with the dryer.