The Best Hair Dryers For Fine Hair

This is not a problem I have because my hair is reallllly thick, but my mom has a lot of very fine hair. She and I have very different needs when it comes to blow drying, and she can run into some major issues when she’s trying to use my dryer. Her hair needs a gentle touch that mine doesn’t, and the power that comes with my dryers can really do a number on her “finer” styles.

Fine hair needs a different kind of care, so using the same materials designed for thick hair can make it look flat and dull. If you want to add volume you need materials that smooth without an abundance of power, and you might want to steer clear of ionic technology. The ions actually take volume out, and they’re sure to make fine hair look limp and out of style.

There are still materials that are more than friendly to your hair, and you can be a little more selective over the power level you choose. Ceramic and tourmaline is great for smoothing, in fact anything that adds volume is your friend. You don’t have to look for the highest heat because your hair doesn’t take as long to dry. This is a good thing because it means you don’t do as much damage as those of us who have to pile on the power. Less than 1800 watts is not only acceptable, it’s recommended.

Top Five Dryers

Babylisspro TT Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer

You have to understand that I may find certain dryers imperfect, but that’s because they’re imperfect for me. If your hair is different (and it’s likely it is) this dryer could be perfect for you. That being said, I was not totally on board for the TT, but that’s because I have thick hair that needs a lot of time and protection.

If you have fine hair that needs a lower heat and takes less time to dry the small size and lower power of this baby should be right up your ally. Personally I don’t think it’s perfect, but the price is good and it’s small enough to travel with you. Really, it ticks all the boxes if you’re not after a large amount of power.

Babylisspro Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer

T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer

It might not take as long to dry your hair, but that doesn’t mean you want something that weighs a ton in order to do it. If your hair is long the lighter the dryer, the better. The Featherweight lives up to its name, but it doesn’t skimp on the things you need to get your hair in order.

It has 1800 watts so it’s not as powerful as some of the more typical dryers, but you don’t need as much heat to get the look you’re going for. While I’m a big fan of this one, it does come with a hefty price tag that has to be considered before you drop the change on it. Like a lot of dryers it’s not perfect, but it does offer quite a bit for your money.

 T3 Featherweight 2 Dryer

Infiniti Pro 3-in-1 Hair Dryer

Thinner hair still needs the right amount of attention, and styling tools make it easier to manage. That being said, some styling tools can be a waste when you have fine hair because they’re designed to take out volume when you want to keep it in. The Conair Hair Designer has some really cool attachments that can pump up the volume while promising the right amount of heat for your hair.

It won’t overdo it, but it will give you a whole lot of extra control that no other dryer has. Better yet, the price is really good, and it will save you some money over more expensive alternatives. Honestly? You can’t go wrong unless you don’t like saving money.

Infiniti Pro 3-in-1

Conair 1600 Wall Mount Dryer

Okay this isn’t the most perfect hair dryer out there, but if you need simple, easy to use and out of the way, you get everything you want in one package from this one. It also comes with a night light so you can see your way when it’s dark or if you just need some extra light when you’re doing your hair. The option of lower power on this dryer is great for finer hair that does not need as much heat, and it will be gentler on your locks while not taking up a lot of space.

conair wall mount

Revlon RV473 Turbo Hair Dryer

If volume is what you’re after this Revlon dryer is exactly what you need. It’s designed to put volume in while still drying it quickly. This makes a huge difference when you’re busy, but it has to be handled correctly if you have fine hair. Drying quickly without the right protection can mean frying your hair in a way it can’t be fixed.

You’ll get more controllable heat from a dryer with the added perk of turbo boost that makes it possible to get a little extra heat when you need it. Control is everything when you have thin hair. It also comes with the added bonus of a “finger diffuser”. The attachment gets right into your hair and spreads the heat where you want it.

Revlon Volumizing Turbo rv473