Best Hair Dryers for Frizzy Hair

Oh, the frizz! I have battled with big hair my entire life. I can remember being a teenager and wondering why my hair was so overwhelmingly massive. I just wanted smooth, under control hair like everyone else. In fact, my frizz is the main reason I stayed away from blow drying for so long.

The heat only seemed to make it worse, and my flat iron was so good at keeping it under control that I preferred to use it once my hair air dried. It was definitely limiting though, so I went on the hunt for something that would give me the ability to straighten or keep my curls. A blow dryer was the answer, but I needed one that would keep out the frizz but also allow me to style the way I want to.

There are some things that are really important when you’re picking the right blow dryer for hair that has a tendency to go frizzy. Look for materials like ceramic and tourmaline that can be used to smooth. The added benefits of other surfaces like porcelain, pearl, or silk can’t hurt either.

Also, frizzy hair needs power, so the higher the wattage the better. You don’t need to go over 2000, but remember you’re not likely to get the power and speed you need out of a dryer that’s rocking less than 1800.

Below are some of the best options if you have a mane like mine to get under control.

Top Five Dryers

Rusk W8less Professional Lightweight Dryer

You don’t have to pay for top of the line products just to get the best on the market. If you’re lucky, you can find something that falls in the midrange but still offers all the perks you need. The Rusk is like that for a lot of frizzy haired friends out there. You get all the style you want without the massive price tag a lot of professional dryers carry, and you won’t wear yourself out trying to get all your hair dry.

Rusk W8less

Elchim 2001 High Pressure Hair Dryer

Sometimes you just need the right amount of pressure to get the results you want. This is why a concentrator works so well. It funnels all the air through a small opening and creates steam and pressure that smooth and control.

This dryer does that, plus it offers attachments to get big hair like mine under control without a lot of work. It dries faster than similar options with the right amount of steam to help smooth. It’s not perfect and the pressure can take time to get used to, but it really does add something new that a lot of other dryers don’t have to offer.

Elchim Classic 2001

Conair Yb075w Yellow Bird

Sometimes the right amount of control is all it takes to get frizzy hair the way you want it, and you can probably get everything you need in the reasonably priced Yellow Bird. There are so many options for settings within this blower that you can do a whole lot without a lot of frills. While ceramic and other materials are still the primo options, something like Yellow Bird is a great place to start if you don’t know which dryer is right for you.

You can get a lot of heat at low speed or a small amount of heat at high speed. Or you can go to the extremes of both. It’s really your preference, and you can switch it down if it seems like you’re overdoing it. Even more importantly, you can get the cool burst you need without holding down the button forever. Just slowing down the amount of heat you’re putting on your hair in intervals can be enough to cool down the frizz, and the Yellow Bird has that on lock!

Conair yellow bird

BaBylissPro Carrera2 Hair Dryer

Ceramic is one of the best for smoothing out your look, but there are other materials that can be added in order to extend power and increase a dryer’s usefulness as a styling tool. BaByliss has added porcelain to the ceramic in this blower to get an even smoother finish.

If your hair has a tendency to get bigger with too much heat, the ceramic helps keep heat consistent without hot spots. That way, you know every part of your hair is under the same amount of pressure and can be smoothed using the same methods. It’s also moderately priced for a dryer with this much pickup, so it’s a great option.

BabylissPro carrera 2

Remington Ac2015 Tstudio Pearl Ceramic Dryer

There aren’t a lot of hairdryers that use pearl, but it’s not a bad way to go by any means. The material smooth’s while it dries, and it can withstand a whole lot of heat without losing the texture you’re looking for. It’s a long lasting material (as evidenced by jewelry that lasts centuries), so you don’t have to worry about it wearing out.

It also offers the same heat consistency as a regular ceramic dryer but with added smoothness. This one isn’t perfect across the board either, but it could be perfect for you. The materials are interesting, the price is right, and the finish should be great if you’re trying to control the frizz.

Remington ac2015 tStudio