People with thick hair know that picking up any old hair dryer from the shelves isn't going to cut it. But considering the vast number of blow dryers on the market, it can seem complicated to narrow down the best hair dryer for thick hair — unless you keep in mind a few basic guidelines. Your blow dryer should be:
- Lightweight and comfortably designed. Thick hair takes longer to dry, which means you're going to be holding your blow dryer for a while — so you don’t want your arms getting tired.
- Equipped with at least 1800 – 1850 watts of power for a quick drying session. Less than that, and it'll take ages. Unfortunately, most compact dryers tend to have lower wattages, so they aren't the best choice for people with thick hair.
- Designed with ionic and/or tourmaline technology, which will help dry hair faster (with less damage).
- Finally, the best dryers come from reputable brands that are known for designing durable, high-quality hair tools.
The final piece of the puzzle? Always use a heat protectant when you're blow drying your hair to help cut down on damage.
Ahead, you'll find three of the best blow dryers that fulfill all these criteria and more — plus one other game-changing styling tool for people with thick hair.
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