|Sedu Revolution Pro Tourmaline Ionic 4000i dryer||1875W||6||Yes||2 Years|
|Onei MK-II Air Ionique Hair Dryer with Ionic Generator for Professional Blowouts||1800W||12||Yes||4 Years|
|BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Dryer||200W||6||Yes||3 Years|
|Harry Josh Pro Dryer 2000||1875W||8||Yes||2 Years|
|Hot Tools NexGen Turbo Ionic Salon Dryer||1875W||6||yes||1 Year|
Ever marvel at the effect your salon’s blow dryer has on your hair compared to your own? Does your frizzy mop never look as glossy as the model’s on the box your blow dryer came in? Please join me as I search for the best hair dryer for fine hair.
In compiling this list, we first had to settle on the criteria. We have been blessed with fine hair. What are the characteristics of a blow dryer that subtly increases volume without frizz, and gives our hair the sleek look we deserve?
1. Effective cool settings- excessive heat causes all kinds of problems for fine hair.
2. Ionic technology- negative ions break up water molecules on the hair, allowing small amounts of water to enter the hair shaft. The effect is shinier, frizz-free hair.
3. Tourmaline- a mineral that has been crushed and transferred to components of the dryer. Found to increase ion output and speed drying time without harming hair.
4. Ceramic- a composite material, usually clay, that is transferred to components of the dryer. It creates an infrared heat that penetrates the hair, preserving its moisture.
With these points in mind, the following top ten list is comprised of the best dryers, at multiple price points, that use all of these fabulous advancements in hair technology. They have all garnered excellent reviews in the industry and are available for purchase at Amazon.com. They also all come with a 3 or 4 year warranty, and a 9 foot power cord, unless noted.
If you believe you get what you pay for, this 1875 watt dryer fits the bill nicely. Its futuristic design and curved handle are quite stylish. It has two settings for speed, two for heat, and a switch to turn off the ions, which you can do for volume at the roots or a more tousled style.
This model’s tourmaline coated ion generator allows sleek styling not found in many similarly priced dryers, and its cool shot button blasts a cold swath of air that can style the finest hair. A two year warranty is included. An excellent blow dryer for fine hair.
The white and silver Onei is an 1800 watt unit weighing 2 pounds. It has the diffuser, concentrator, Cool Shot button, and all the advances and results of the other units but runs at 75db, making it the quietest one on the list. It also comes with 12 setting options, and a four year warranty, pushing it up to number 3 on our list of best hair dryer for fine hair.
This good-looking baby blue entry comes from Babyliss, renown in the industry for excellent hair care products. At 13 ounces, it is as light as any on this list, a true travel dryer, but with four temperature settings and an 8mm micro concentrator nozzle, is well suited for fine hair. It has a removable filter, but comes with only a 6 foot cord, unlike the 9 foot cord on most of the rest of these models.
The granddaddy of them all, the Harry Josh is widely used in the styling industry and is seen as the high water mark for blow dryers in general, a favorite of Gisele Bundchen and many others. It’s short, light, mint design has a curved handle that melts into your palm comfortably.
It has 8 heat, speed, and ion settings, giving the user maximum control over their style. It also comes with the cold shot button, extra-wide nozzles, and a unique dual filtration system which reduces energy use up to 70%. Its motor is rated at 2000 hours, the longest on this list. If you want the best hair dryer for fine hair, look no further than the Harry Josh.
This flat black and chrome model runs at 1875 watts and uses titanium/ceramic tech that, according to the manufacturer, intensifies smoothness and shine. It comes with Coconut Jo Serum, which can be added to fine hair to add shine and softness. It has Cool Shot and 6 speed and temperature settings. The cool setting is excellent. This dryer is notably used by some celebrities, and results we got were professional grade. The handle is an unusual angled design but worked acceptably well.
At the price point and weight, just 13 ounces, this one packs a pretty good punch. The company claims the difference is in the fact that they crush and infuse their tourmaline into the elements of the dryer, whereas some manufacturers make do with a spray coating of the mineral.
The design has a fluted barrel, which dispenses a high volume of air for a lightweight unit. This helps dry the hair quickly even at cooler temps. It is a 2 speed, 2 heat model, and the cool setting is very good. Proper use results in shiny, smooth hair.
Another speedy model, this unit boasts 2000 watts of power in a flat black or pink ergonomic design. It feels a little on the heavy side. The seven heat and speed settings give the user a wide range to use and the cool setting is very good. It is shock-proof for those of us who are a little clumsy first thing in the morning. It has a removable filter like the ConAir and the rocker switch placement on the comfortable handle is convenient.
The ergonomic design of this orange beauty stands out among the others. It feels very comfortable in your hand. It has a little more heft than most, however, at 2.5 pounds. It comes with a diffuser and concentrator and is a three heat, two speed model. It also comes with a removal lint filter- periodically cleaning this will extend the life of your dryer. It has a cold shot button to lock in style that works well. This model is the best of the under $40 models in our list, making it our least expensive best hair dryer for fine hair option.
With two speeds and three heat settings, the lowest of which is perfect for fine hair, you have options depending on your need for speed. With its sleek black handle and dynamic design the Allure’s allure is its ability to get you moving in a short time.
It is the most powerful of these dryers at 2200 watts. Most ceramic/tourmaline models show a 40-60% improvement in drying time but the Allure may be the quickest of them all. And as long as you stay with the cool settings, you don’t sacrifice your look for the savings in time.
Number ten in the best hair dryer for fine hair countdown is the slim, silver Revlon RV544. It is the least expensive on the list and weighs in at a scant 1.7 pounds. It has a good low temp setting which works well for thin hair and a cold shot option for hair setting. It is ceramic so you get very even heat distribution. This unit comes with a concentrator for quick drying but most of you will be more interested in the diffuser attachment, which controls frizz. This is the only hinged model in this list and is therefore ideal for travel. The grip is only fair but for this price and weight it can’t be beat.