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Choosing the Right Hair Dryer for Your Hair Type

If you are in the market for a new hair dryer but you’re hesitant because there are so many options and you don’t know which one to pick, then this is the right place for you. Not only will you get to understand three different factors to consider when buying yourself a new hair dryer, but you‘ll also get to know which is best for your hair type. 

1. Wattage

While you wouldn’t want a hair dryer that will make your electricity bill go through the roof, you need to get a dryer that is relatively high in power so that you decrease drying time, which will decrease the risk of hair damage due to excess exposure to heat. 

2. Noise

This is a very important factor to consider especially if you are sharing a living space with someone. Having a noisy hair dryer is a surefire way to get headaches every time it’s used. People at A Quiet Refuge believe that getting a hair dryer with less than 60 decibels is the best way to ensure that your hair dryer isn’t making too much noise. Basically the less noise, the better it would be.

3. Settings

Get a hair dryer with many heat settings, including no heat and cold shot ones. This will not only reduce hair damage, but it will have your hair look much sleeker than it was. When drying hair keep your hair dryer at minimal setting and only use higher temperatures if you are styling it rather than drying it.

4. Dry hair

If your hair is already dry in texture or thin, then try looking for a ceramic coated hair dryer.  This kind of dryer maintains a constant temperature throughout a blowout so that you do not face hair damage in the process.

5. Frizzy hair

Frizzy hair requires an ionic dryer or one that will not give you even more frizz than you have. Ionic dryers are great for this kind of hair because they use negatively charged particles to keep frizz at a minimum.

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6. Thick hair

To reduce time spent drying your hair, if you have thick hair, then you need to get a stronger dryer which has a titanium coating. This will make it easier to style and dry your hair without tiring your arms out. A titanium hair dryer usually has higher temperature settings so be careful not to expose your hair to too much heat at once.

7. Curly hair

If you have curls then you need to make sure your dryer has a diffuser. A diffuser helps you dry your hair and maintain your curls without having a frizzy situation on your hands. Diffusers also help in heat distribution so that your hair doesn’t get damaged. If you have a hair dryer already and do not plan on getting one anytime soon, then invest in a diffuser attachment for your dryer.

Now that you have a better idea about hair dryers, you’ll face no issues having your hair styled at home. Not only will you have a suitable hair dryer that’ll ensure more great hair days in your future, but you’ll also be styling your hair in much less time.