There are so many blow dryers in the stores , how do you know which one is right for you? Here’s the skinny……


Modern dryers of today are different than blow dryers sold 5 years ago. They boast technologies such as tourmaline technology, ceramic, titanium, nano technology and Ionic technology. The question is do they really make a difference. First lets discuss what these technologies help you to do dry your hair.

Ionic technology reduces frizz and smooths out the hair. Negative Ions help to break up water molecules and dry the hair quicker from the inside out of your hair shaft. Ionizers negatively charge air molecules by adding extra electrons to the air atoms and molecules which in turn; remove twice the water, incurring less heat damage, less frizz; sealing the cuticle creating shinier, smoother, softer, healthier looking hair. These modern hairdryers create negative ions of varying degrees by using materials such as ceramic, tourmaline, titanium and porcelain. These technologies also regulate heat better.

When shopping for a hairdryer you should look for the hairdryer that doesn’t

use more heat than you need or take more time than it should to dry your hair, light weight ergonomic design, high ION out put, multiple heat and speed settings, cool shot button and/or power up button (increases power of air flow).

Okay, if you have made it up to this point you deserve to hear my personal opinion. If you have cheap blow dryer and absolutely love it don’t throw it in the trash to run out and buy another one, keep it until it dies and then go shopping. However if you continually notice breakage or split ends trash it and take the plunge.


Since, the new technologies came out I have used the best blow dryers money could buy and were perfectly happy with their performance and okay with the money I spent on them. This was the case for many years up until recently when I went into one of the distributors we use for the salon to buy products. I saw this big red blow dryer for a really cheap price. Well you guessed right, I couldn’t resist, cheap and red could it get any better. Well I found out all to soon that although this blow dryer was as powerful as a leaf blower it was a total piece of garbage. It was to hot, took forever to dry a head of hair and weighed a ton. A really bad investment. This new dryer had none of the new technologies it was a dinosaur. It was not ergonomically correct which means when it sat in my hand there was no balance at all which made it much harder to do my job (and would be horrible for a clients shoulders and arms at home). Every time I would blow dry a client I would have to be extra careful not to over heats my clients hair by manually cooling my hair dryer down (detrimental for the hair of the client blow drying at home). What happened here is I forgot and took for granted what these new technologies actually did for me and my high end clientele.


This is the blow dryer all the stylists at Salon d’ Artiste use


Moral of the story, DON’T GO CHEAP, make sure your not getting ripped off of course; do price comparisons and technology comparisons but don’t go for the substandard blow dryer you will regret it. Until next blog happy blow dryer hunting đŸ™‚