Best Hair Dryers 2017 – Buyer’s Guide

indexWe simply love personal care products and go to great length to examine and analyze different personal care products that we believe are beneficial to you in great detail. We do this to make it possible for you to buy the best hair dryers 2017 that suits your need and preference.

A hair dryer is no doubt one of the most valuable assets you need to have whether you operate a salon or need one for personal use at home. However, choosing the best one can be a big challenge considering the fact that there are different brands of dryers on the market.
Like with choosing any personal care product, choosing the best hair dryer is a personal issue. It boils down to your type of hair. Having knowledge about your type of hair informs what type of hair dryer to buy, wattage and an attachment that can be beneficial to you.

Best Hair Dryers 2017

Although we have tested and analyzed different brands and models of hair dryers over the years, the fact that new models are introduced to the market almost on a daily basis simply means that we must remain on our toes. Indeed our eyes and ears always remain open for any new hair dryer on the market. Just like we have done over the years, we have taken the trouble once again to look at some of the top hair dryers on the market today.

imageproduct nameWeightratingprice
1Solano Supersolano Professional Hair Dryer2.34.0
2BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer3.54.4
3Revlon RV544 Perfect Heat Fast Dry Speed Hair Dryer24.1
4Conair 1875 Watt Soft Touch Tourmaline Ceramic 2-in-1 Styler and Hair Dryer1.74.2
5RUSK Engineering W8less Professional 2000 Watt Dryer1.14.4
6Andis Professional 1875 Watt Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer2.44.1
7Conair 1875 Watt Hair Dryer1.24.3

We now bring you what in our assessment and tests are the best hair dryers 2017 and possibly beyond. Below are our best picks.

1.  Supersolano Professional Hair Dryer – best for smoothing out  frizz

11The first in our line up of the best hair dryers 2017 is the Solano Supersolano Professional Hair Dryer. This is one of the best hair dryers to go for if you want have hair with some professional touch to it.

We really appreciate the fact that it is designed with a powerful motor that delivers high performance necessary for fast and hot airflow that dries your hair within seconds. You will love the fact that it features multiple settings for controlling the speed at which you dry your hair. The cold air buttons are also strategically located for your convenience, allowing you to reach them with your fingertips with ease.

Something we also love about this hair dryer is its tourmaline, which is very effective in allowing you to smoothen and add shine to your hair. This gives you the freedom to style your hair in the best way you can with very minimal fly-aways. We highly recommend that you make use of a rounded brush in the course of drying your hair using this dryer. Doing so makes it possible for you make your hair voluminous especially at the crown.

In our overall assessment and trials, we found this machine very effective in drying hair. It is easy and comfortable to use although it is somehow heavy.

Pros
  • The dryer gets really hot, which cuts down on time you spend drying your hair.
  • It is quieter than most hair dyers on the market.
  • It concentrates stream of hot air where you need it, whish is great in smoothing out any frizz.
Cons
  • The dryer is simply costly. However, this is not surprising considering its high level of performance.
  • It is somehow heavy, which is understandable.

2. BaByliss PRO Nano Titanium hair Dryer – best for travel

22Next in our line is the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer by BaBylissPRO. One thing about this hair dryer is its speed. It is a fast-speed hair dryer that dries your hair in no time. We also love its overall design, which can only sum up to be stylish.

Just as we did, you will appreciate the fact that this is one powerful hair dryer that boasts of a massive 2,000 watts, which makes it one of the most powerful hair dryers you can find on the market.

We looked and assessed this hair dryer’s weight and we were simply impressed. Unlike most powerful hair dryers that turn out to be heavy, we found this dryer light, easy to use and very comfortable in the hand. We cannot wait to recommend it if you are out looking for a travel hair dryer. We also applaud its features that include ergonomic handle and six-heat speed settings. However, we discovered something about it. Although it is has a fast speed, it takes a bit long to dry your hair completely.

Our verdict about this hair dryer is simple. It is effective, highly functional and does the job perfectly well so long as you are not in a hurry.

Pros
  •  It is a lightweight and compact hair dryer that you can carry along as you travel.
  •  It is very affordable compared to other hair dryers of its type and power.
Cons
  • It takes long to dry hair completely.

 

3. Revlon RV544 Perfect Heat Fast Dry Speed Hair Dryer

33best hair dryers 2017best hair dryers 2017One thing that surprised us about this hair dryer by Revlon is its price. We found it very affordable. Although most Revlon hair dryers are generally cheap, this one surprised us because of its high performance.

Something great that we must point out about this hair dryer is its overall design. You will really love the way it is designed to fold, which is very convenient when you need to pack it. Indeed, it is very suitable for travel considering that it is of average weight.

Although it features such standard hair dryer features as speed settings, cool shot button and diffuser, we realized that it is one hair dryer that you can travel with to any part of the world without worrying how you will be able to use it. This is simply because it is a dual voltage dryer.

We analyzed this hair dryer and agreed on one thing. It is one of the best hair dryers 2017 to go for if you are shopping for a hair dryer that you can pack for travel.

Pros
  • You will find it quiet when drying your hair.
  • It is pocket-friendly.
  •  It is easy to use and very comfortable in the hand.
  •  It dries your hair in seconds.
Cons
  • It is somehow bulky.

4.  Conair 1875 Watt Soft Touch Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Dryer

best hair dryers 2017This turned out not only as one of our best hair dryers for 2017 but also one of the top hair dryers you can find on the market today. The first thing that got us interested in the dryer is the tourmaline ceramic technology used in its design, which goes a long way in protects it against possible damage caused by unnecessary heat.

We also established that the dryer features Conair’s trademark soft touch tourmaline ionic styling system. This is valuable because it serves to make your hair shiny in addition to making your hair appear healthy and soft to touch. As we came to realize later, making use of this dryer gives you the freedom to style your hair the way you prefer, thanks to the styler feature that has three-heat settings, which are different from the dryer’s two separate speed settings.

In our overall assessment, we came to the conclusion that this is one of the best dryers you need to go for if shopping for one that is easy to use and dries your hair pretty fast.

Pros
  •  It is compact and light in weight.
  • It remains quiet as you dry and style your hair.
  • You can easily clean the filter.
Cons
  • It can be slippery in your hand because of its light weight and the fact that it is finished off with matte.

5.  RUSK Engineering W8less Professional 2000 Watt Dryer

best hair dryers 2017best hair dryers 2017best hair dryers 2017We got hold of this cleverly designed hair dryer and simply loved it. However, we had to give it a critical look, which we did.best hair dryers 2017
best hair dryers 2017The first thing we realized that you too will appreciate is the fact that the dryer is very light. Indeed, it weighs below 1 pound. We initially dismissed it as a less powerful dryer considering its minimal weight. We were very wrong. We only came to realize how powerful it is the moment we plugged and switched it on. Do not attempt to dismiss the indicated 2,000 watts.

Something unique about this dryer is how it blows and distributes its far-infrared rays. It is designed to blow and distribute the rays deep into your hair before drying the hair from the inside. This is valuable because you do not end up with moisture deep in your hair.

Over overall assessment about this dryer is to go for it if you are looking for a very light yet very powerful hair dryer that you can use comfortably at home and be able to pack for travel.

Pros
  • It is very light and therefore highly portable.
  • It emits and distributes both far-infrared and negative ions, which is great for smooth and evenly-dried hair.
  • It dries your hair fast.
Cons
  • You need to use a towel to dry the top layer of your hair because it leaves some moisture behind.

6.  Andis Professional 1875 Watt Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer

best hair dryers 2017This is another great hair dryer by Andis. We simply fell in love with this dryer from the moment we held it in our hands. Indeed, we are tempted to believe that great minds, hard work, high level of expertise and craftsmanship went into designing this hair dryer.

This is a powerful 1875 watts hair dryer that features a durable AC motor and a long power cable cleverly protected against shock. You will appreciate the fact that it also features up to four-heat speed settings, which allows you to take full control of your hair to style it in the best way you can possibly think of.

Going for this hair dryer entitles you to a resin concentrator, professional aluminum concentrator and a styling pick. These are no doubt valuable accessories that enhance how you treat your hair before going outdoors.

We also fell in love with the dryer’s overall design. It is simply appealing. You will also come to appreciate the speed at which this dryer works. The speed literally serves to break up any water molecules in your hair into very fine particles that it blows away with great ease. Most importantly, it dries your hair while maintaining a perfect balance of natural oils to produce smooth and shining hair.

We came to the overall conclusion that this is one hair dryer that stands out from the rest. It is only that we cannot recommend it to everyone because, as we indicated earlier, a hair dryer that is best for you is not necessarily best for another person.

Pros
  •  It dries hair faster compared to other hair dryers of its class.
  • It is fairly priced considering its superb performance.
  • It is stylish and highly flexible in the hand.
Cons
  • The operation buttons are located just where your fingers hold the dryer, which presents the risk of accidentally switching the wrong button.

7.  Conair 1875 Watt Hair Dryer – best budget hair dryers 2017

best hair dryers 2017We rounded up our analysis and assessment of the best hair dryers 2017 by selecting this hair dryer by Conair.

One thing that attracted us about this hair dryer that you too will find valuable is the fact that is small, nice and yet is powerful enough to dry your hair just the way you want it dried. The 1875 watts drying power is really neither low nor high. It is just perfect.

The ergonomic handle design is also something worth writing about. Why? You will find this hair dryer very comfortable in your hands. Indeed, you will find it easy to hold and operate. Furthermore, it is very light, which makes it a very good travel hair dryer.

The dryer features two-heat speed settings in addition to one cool shot button. The settings literally allow you to dry and style your hair in a style of your preference. We often test personal care products on ourselves and we did test this dryer on one of our female colleagues.
This was simply because we developed the opinion that the dryer was one of the best for thin and light hair. We were not wrong. She ended up with smooth and shiny hair. We were surprised when we learnt that she had abandoned her regular dryer for this one.

From our experience, this is the hair dryer we recommend if you have thin and light hair. We used it practically and are convinced that it is one of the best that you can find on the market.

Pros
  • It is of medium weight and therefore good for travel.
  • It is highly functional especially on thin and light hair.
  • It is affordable.
Cons
  • You have to hold down the cool button continuously.

These are our best hair dryers 2017. We are convinced that they will not only maintain their position as the best in 2017 but will remain the preferred choice of many salonists and home users in the years to come.

However, the fact that they are the best does not in any way mean that you can pick any. We recommend that you get to know your type of hair before you make a decision on which one will work best for you. It may be necessary to consult a salonist or hair care specialist near you just in case you are not able to ascertain your type of hair. The following guide should also be helpful.

Hair Dryers Buying Guide

We have crafted this guide to help you out in choosing the best hair dryer depending on your type of hair and whether you want a hair dryer for use at home only or for travel as well.

Type is one of the most important factors you need to consider when shopping for a hair dryer. You will find two types of hair dryers on the market; ceramic and tourmaline types. Ceramic hair dryers are designed to generate far-infrared heat, which is good in drying hair from the inside. On the other hand tourmaline type of hair dryers serve to enhance production of negative ions in addition to emitting infrared heat which is good for drying hair gently. We recommend either type for ant type of hair.

A hair dryer’s wattage is the other very important consideration. Note that the higher the wattage the higher the speed, which is necessary for fast drying of hair. Our recommendation is to go for a hair dryer with a minimum of 1875 watts for any type of hair.

It is very important that you look at features available with any hair dryer you intend to buy. Look for such features as number of speed settings, temperature adjustable features, weight and whether or not a hair dryer is of dual voltage.

Although not very important, it is always a good idea to restrict yourself to choosing from established brands when shopping for a hair dryer. This also extends to when you are shopping for any personal care product or equipment. Remember that you always need to use a safe product or equipment and products that have been on the market for some time turn out to have been tested by consumers and acclaimed to be safe.