Different types of hair require different types of drying methods, hence the importance of knowing which hair dryer is right for you. Here's what you need to know about the different types of hair dryers to make the most sound choice!
What are the types of Hair dryer?
There are different types of heating elements used in hair dryers to dry your hair, and since each dryer has a different drying effect depending on your hair type, it's important to know what these dryers are and how they work. Let's discuss what types of hair dryers there are!
If you have frizzy hair or just want to speed up drying time, an Ionic dryer may just be for you. An ionic dryer gives off negative ions that attract the positively charged ions on wet hair. This helps to neutralize the charges, reducing static and frizzy hair. An ionic dryer will also give you softer and shinier hair by sealing your hair follicles.
A ceramic generates infrared heat that works from the inside out by taking water out of the wet hair. As opposed to the uneven airflow from traditional hair dryers, infrared heat drying distributes heat evenly, is gentler and protects your hair from excessive heat damage. The ceramic dryer is ideal for all hair types.
If you have fine or dry hair that you want to dry, add a volume and/or style, the ceramic dryer will be especially beneficial for you.
A Tourmaline dryer uses negative ions in combination with infrared heat to dry your hair while retaining its moisture to keep it smooth, shiny, and frizz-free. Likewise, tourmaline dryers are used in hair salons because they dry hair faster and won’t fry your hair when used in large amounts. These hair dryers dry hair faster and safer than a ceramic and ionic hair dryer.
The Tourmaline Dryer also enables the hair to endure higher levels of heat without doing damage, making it great for those who require a lot of heat to style their hair. But if you have oily hair be aware that these dryers can dry your hair flat.
Titanium dryers have a titanium heating coil that heats air, and dries hair the quickest. Generally, Titanium dryers leave us with smoother, silkier hair with more control of frizz better than ceramic dryers. However, titanium dryers reach higher temperatures more quickly and are not recommended for damaged, fragile hair. As such, Titanium dryers are therefore recommended for people with thick, long, and slow-drying hair.
What should I consider when getting a hair dryer?
You need to consider a number of things when getting a hair dryer before you make your purchase. Consider these factors before buying a hair dryer:
Choosing the right hair dryer is largely based on knowing what type of hair you have. It might not be obvious at first glance, but it's essential to know your hair type. If you have thick or frizzy hair, a generic dryer like a ceramic dryer might not be suitable for you. You should know your hair type before selecting a dryer.
Your hair dryer's power is correlated with how quickly you can dry your hair and what temperature it blows at. When shopping for a dryer, be sure to pay attention to the wattage. The higher the wattage, the hotter the maximum setting for the dryer will be.
Check whether the dryer you are planning to buy has a heat control function, as you should be able to control the heat of your dryer. It's best to avoid drying your hair at a temperature that damages your scalp.
You need to make sure that the dryer has a variety of nozzle attachments so that you can control the flow of air out of it. Attachments can include diffusers or concentrators that style your hair as it dries.
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