Who has the time to treat themselves to a blowout? I know I don’t. And I dread drying my own hair because it takes too long and I end up leaving the house with sore arms and half-dried hair. But no more. With today’s advanced technology, there are blow dryers that dry hair faster and even reduce damage while they’re at it.
If you’re looking to upgrade your old dryer, there are a few key things to look for if you want a faster, safer model. One of them is wattage. The higher the wattage, the faster and hotter the the blow dryer will be. Professionals say you should be aiming for a dryer with at least 1800 to 1850 watts but professional-grade dryers can reach up to 3600.
Another way to boost speed is to look for hair dryers that feature ionic technology and/or far-infrared heat. Ionic technology means the hair dryer creates millions of negative ions, which helps to break down the water molecules. The latter — far-infrared heat — gives off heat that has a longer wavelength than conventional heat, which enables it to penetrate the cell membrane cortex of your hair cuticles to essentially dry your hair from the inside out. Both of these technologies can cut down your drying time, and because they cut down on heat exposure, they also reduce damage caused by dryers, so it’s a win-win.
Blow dryers that dry hair fast can be budget-friendly or splurge-worthy and help you get the look that you thought you could only get at the salon (in half the time).