There are a lot of hair products that can help with frizz and fly-aways, especially during the summer months — but even with those products, it still all starts with the blow dryer. In fact, there are some blow dryers that are better for frizzy hair than others are, and those are the ones that are really the key to minimizing frizzy hair if that's something you're looking to do. A great hair dryer is able smooth hair and reduce frizz and fly-aways with minimal effort, even if it's rainforest-level humid out.
Unfortunately, you can't just pick one off the drugstore shelf and expect sleek, frizz-free results. I've been through countless hair dryers in my quest to find the best ones, and I've since realized that a few key technological features make all the difference.
For instance: Ionic technology is a must, because negative ions cause water molecules to divide into smaller particles and evaporate faster. A ceramic build is also important because it heats up much more evenly than other materials, which minimizes frizz and damage. Then there's infrared light or heat, which uses longer energy wavelengths capable of penetrating the hair shaft and drying it quickly from the inside out.
All of these blow dryers use one or more of these awesome features, and they've all got multiple heat settings and an ergonomic design, so you can get the most out of your dryer regardless of your hair type.
1. xtava Voluminous Hair Kit
The xtava voluminous hair kit was created for sleekness, shine, and frizz control. The hair dryer has two ionic settings that dissipate water molecules quickly, reducing frizz. It's also got a smart perfecting feature that uses turbo speed with medium heat, so you have extreme styling power without all the damage. The diffuser and dual bristle brush also control frizz.
2. BESTOPE Negative Ionic Blow Dryer
The BESTOPE negative ionic blow dryer has a super strong motor that delivers ionic moisture and ceramic heat to minimize damage, so you're left with silky, manageable hair. It folds up for easy travel too, which only makes the fact that it's so lightweight even better.
3. Berta Ionic Ceramic Infrared Hair Dryer
The Berta hair dryer has three features that seriously help to dry hair fast and without frizz: ceramic heat that creates less damage, ionic particles that seal moisture into the hair cuticle, and far infrared light that dries strands from the inside out.
4. Conair Infiniti Pro Hair Dryer
The Conair Infiniti Pro has the potential to be many people's go-to standard dryer, and that's because it uses ceramic and ionic technology for smooth and shiny hair. It minimizes damage with powerful air flow, and it's even got a removable filter that helps to keep t working well for years to come. It also comes in 10 different colors, which is a fun added bonus.
5. Fine Expectations Professional Hair Dryer
With a professional AC motor, infrared light technology, a ceramic infused heater, and a negative ion boost, the Fine Expectations professional hair dryer has hands down the most frizz-control features. It's also got an aromatic feature that releases a subtle, spa-like scent to freshen your hair.
6. Panasonic Nanoe Hair Dryer
7. Revlon One Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer
Frizz doesn't always come from your blow dryer. Sometimes, it comes from your styling tactic — personally, it took me years to get that wrist movement down. The Revlon One Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer takes out all the effort by combining your brush and blow dryer into one simple tool. It has mixed bristles to hold onto your hair while ionic heat dries strands from the inside. Plus, it's lightweight an convenient.
8. Conair MiniPRO Folding Hair Dryer
Finally, traveling no longer means frying your hair with a poorly made travel dryer that sounds like a blender. The Conair MiniPRO folding hair dryer has all the features of a frizz-controlling unit, like tourmaline ceramic ionic technology and multiple heat settings. It also has a small folding frame and dual voltage so you can bring it anywhere with you.
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