Best Hair Dryers For Curly Hair

If there is one thing people with wavy or straight hair will never understand it’s how to manage a massive curly mane that can become totally out of control when it’s not properly controlled. It needs a lot of power and a certain amount of heat to set the curls without turning your hair into a massive ball of frizz!

People like me who have had a lifetime to figure out the best way to organize big curls or take them out altogether know there is a science to it. You need to think about the amount of heat, power, and the various materials that work best as well as a requisite amount of time to get it all under control.

When you’re trying to get the water out of your curls (big or small) you can do it one of two ways. You can either use a diffuser to keep the curls in while still getting your hair dry without too much heat. Or, you can opt to go with a concentrator that will straighten it out. The right concentrator with the right amount of power can get even the curliest hair straight.

Top Five Dryers

BaByliss Pro BABNT6610 Portofino 6600

If you want a hair dryer that’s all singing, all dancing and includes a diffuser and concentrator, it will all come in the box with this BaByliss model. I like that it has just about everything you need without buying anything extra, and it also makes use of Titanium materials and ionic technology to keep the frizz out of your mane. This makes a big difference to curly hair. Ions take the extra body out of your hair so you don’t end up with massive frizz which is why this dryer is best for big hair rather than fine or flat locks.

BaBylissPro Portofino 6600

Elchim 2001 High Pressure Hair Dryer

It doesn’t matter if you want your curly hair straight or you just want it dry, the steps you have to go through can be exhausting. Hair drying doesn’t seem labor intensive, but it can be when you’re using a blower that’s heavy. Something like the Elchim 2001 High Pressure Hair Dryer has all the perks needed to keep frizz out of your hair, but it’s also light as a feather. Okay, it might weigh a bit more than a feather, but it is still pretty impressive. Add to that that it’s lightning fast, and your arm thanks you even more!

Elchim Classic 2001

Conair Pro Styler Ionic Hair Dryer

There is something to be said about simplicity, and that’s what the Pro Styler has. The dryer is sleek looking and has a lot of style. I’m actually super impressed with the amount it’s able to do. Going beyond what it looks like, this dryer also has the added flare of ionic technology that efficiently deals with frizz without adding unnecessary volume. Smooth beautiful hair comes on the back of a $20 hair dryer that isn’t perfect, but it’s very close. It even dries faster than a lot of other options which is a major improvement.

Conair Pro Styler

Sedu Revolution TGR 4000i Hair Dryer

If you’re looking to get your hair dry in a flash with the added bonus of special style that sets the dryer apart from all the rest, invest in the Sedu TGR 4000i. It comes with good looks, a long cord that won’t be annoying, and the heat you need to get it dry without frying your locks in the process. I’m pretty sure that’s everything you need in a dryer. Some people say this model over does it while others complain it doesn’t get hot enough, but for those who fall in the middle it’s perfect for your curls.

Sedu revolution pro

Remington Ac9096 Professional Ceramic AC Dryer

I always test out dryers that make use of a material that is new or interesting. I have never seen a silk blower before, so this one has piqued my interest. The dryer gets water out of your hair faster without frying your ends, and it uses silk to make your hair feel as if that’s what it’s made of. This isn’t the perfect blower, but it does give you something to think about as far as new materials are concerned. Even if you don’t go with this one, keep your eye open for silk being used in hair dryers because this is the “up and comer” in new materials.

Remington AC9096 Silk