10 Best Hair Blow Dryers 2020 Guide

By | October 27, 2019
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10 Best Hair Blow Dryers 2020 Guide

hand-held hair blow dryers

The main purpose of this article, 10 Best Hair Blow Dryers 2020, is to define a hair blow dryer, tell how it is used (more often than not), and the various options in terms of brands, designs, and colors that are available on the market. I hope you will find value in the information provided. Let’s begin.

What Is A Hair Blow Dryer?

Very interesting question. A hair blow dryer is simply an appliance that anyone can use to direct various levels of warm or cool air with the objective of changing your hair’s state from wet to dry. They come in many forms, sizes, colors, and shapes. However, there is a more popular and standard shape which looks like a ‘gun’ so to speak. The different types will be outlined further on in this guide below.

How Do You Use It?

hairdresser using hair blow dryers on a customer

Well, simple enough! All you need to do is to ‘aim and fire’…well in a manner of speaking! Seriously now, ensure that wherever you will be using the hair blow dryer, the area is clean and space is clear. You do not want any electrical cords getting caught in any way and causing more harm than is needed.

Before you turn it on, be sure to have selected your temperature setting and speed (if both elements are on the dryer as options) and then you look at your hair.

Ensure that your hair is damp and not dripping wet before you start drying it. This will make the drying process go much quicker and also less messy. The best way is to do your hair in sections – the smaller the quicker and the better – I have found when I choose to blow dry my tresses.

Who Can Use It?

Well, quite honestly, I would only recommend the use of a blow dryer be left up to a mature adult or teenager – no babies or toddlers – it is not a toy. If used improperly, you could get electrocuted or badly burnt. So, be careful also, even as an adult – we do make mistakes as well!

Hair dryer

hot air over damp hair to speed the evaporation of water to dry the hair. Blow dryers enable better control over the shape and style of hair, by accelerating

Benefits Of Using A Hair Blow Dryer

Like everything ‘under the sun’, there will be pros and cons. In this section, we will be looking at the benefits. Something to keep in mind is the direct and indirect use of heat on your hair which should be used sparingly for your strand health.

Here are a few good ones that I found:

  • It saves time when you might be in a hurry
  • It is easy to use and does not take a ‘rocket scientist’ to figure it out
  • It is portable
  • It is lightweight
  • It comes with various settings in terms of heat and motor power – you get to choose which is best for you
  • It is sometimes affordable

I am sure that you might be able to come up with a few more – like:

  • Drying the household pet (cat or dog)
  • Drying damp socks
  • Drying the soiled sofa
  • Drying the glue on your daughter’s homework project, and such the like.

However, I do advise caution in using it specifically for what it is intended in order not to be faced with any harmful results. Without much ado, let’s take a look at the 10 Best Hair Blow Dryers 2020 guide, from which you just might find the one that will meet your needs.

10 Best Hair Blow Dryers 2020

1/BaBylissPRO Ceramix Xtreme Dryer

I am sure that most people are aware of the Babyliss brand. It has been around seemingly for ages. It has also produced some great hair products along the way. I have purchased Babyliss products and have enjoyed their use. With my personal experience in mind, along with those of others, I think that this brand should be in this guide.

Let’s take a closer look at the features:

  • It uses 2000 watts
  • It is made with ionic and porcelain ceramic technology which helps to make your hair blow drying time less, hence reducing heat damage
  • Produces far-infrared heat
  • Has 6 heat/ speed settings
  • Comes with a 8mm concentrator nuzzle
  • Is made with a professional AC motor which lasts a long time
  • Designed with a rubberized housing
  • Has a removable filter
  • Has a cold shot button

Just based on its reputation alone, along with the popular feedback, I would give it a try!
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2/Revlon  Quick Dry  Hair Dryer

Another very well-known and popular all-around brand in the beauty industry is the Revlon brand. It has grown up with me for years and it is still doing a great job. I also feel that it has a place in this guide.

The main features:

  • It has 1875 watts
  • You will find 3 heat/speed settings
  • It has a cold shot button
  • Comes with a concentrator which has an airflow design for more defined drying and styling options
  • It is ultra lightweight
  • It has a ‘test’ button
  • The end-cap is removable to facilitate easy cleaning

Another brand that I would certainly be willing to try.
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3/Remington D3190A Damage Control Ceramic Hair Dryer

Another popular brand in the cosmetic industry is the Remington brand, although it is usually associated with men and shaving This blow dryer has due recognition.

Let’s take a look at the features:

  • It has micro-conditioners which deliver up to 3x more protection compared to standard Remington dryers. ‘The grill is infused with micro-conditioners that release into the dryer’s airflow and get transferred into your hair to help prevent damage and maximize shine.’
  • Helps to reduce frizz due to the negative ions
  • Ceramic -coated grill
  • Infrared heat to help speed up drying time
  • Tourmaline technology that ‘protects the hair cuticle from over-heating’
  • 1875-watt motor and 120 volts
  • 3 Heat settings and 2 Speed settings
  • Narrow air concentrator
  • Diffuser attachment
  • Cool shot button

This hair blow dryer comes with a 2-year warranty which I think is just fabulous! One reason I would surely consider giving it a trial run in addition to the features.
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4/Revlon 1875W Infrared Hair Dryer

Of course, the Revlon name is no stranger to the hair industry and maybe it should be no surprise that it has another hair blow dryer on this 10 Best Hair Blow Dryer 2020 guide.

The main features:

  • Infrared Heat Technology® which helps to encourage ‘maximum shine, softness and control’
  • Tourmaline Ionic Technology® which is touted to help reduce frizz and enhance shine
  • 3x ceramic coating for minimal hair damage
  • 2Heat and 2 Speed settings
  • Cool shot button
  • 1875 watt
  • Comes with a volumizing finger diffuser attachment
  • Comes with a smoothing concentrator

Based on these features, if I had not repented of my ‘product junkie days’, I might be tempted to treat myself to this hair blow dryer, even though I already own 3!
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5/Conair 1875 Watt Full Size Pro Hair Dryer

Another very popular hair blow dryer in the hair industry is the Conair brand. It is almost like a household name for hair appliances.

The main features:

  • 1875 watt for quick drying and a lesser drying time
  • Tourmaline Ceramic Technology which provides uniform heat as you dry your hair
  • 3Heat and 2 Speed settings
  • Cool shot button
  • 5-foot power cord
  • Comes with a concentrator
  • Uses Ionic conditioning technology to minimize frizz
  • A stylish finish of the appliance
  • Removable filter to help make cleaning easier and extend the life cycle of the dryer
  • Uses a DC motor

And like everything that you purchase, be sure to check around and make sure that it will be able to do the job that you need it do.
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6/Infiniti Pro by Conair 1875 Watt Hair Dryer

Another Conair hair blow dryer worthy of mention on the 10 Best Hair Blow Dryers 2020 guide. It comes in a vibrant orange color.

The main features:

  • 1875 watts
  • Uses an AC motor which delivers a quiet noise
  • Dries your hair 50% faster and your style will stay dry 3x longer
  • Has Ionic technology for more shine and reducing frizz by 75
  • Ceramic Technology which makes it easier to provide uniform heat
  • 3 Heat and 2 Speed settings
  • Cold shot button
  • Comes with a diffuser
  • Comes with a concentrator for more precision styling
  • Ergonomic design that is comfortable for your hand
  • Removable filter to make cleaning maintenance easier

The hair blow dryer also comes with a 4-yr warranty which is the longest I have seen for a product (besides lifetime) and this speaks a lot of the confidence that Conair has in its product.

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7/Andis 1875-Watt Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic Styling Hair Dryer

With the Andis hair blow dryer, even though it is not an extremely popular brand, it has a place on this 10 Best Hair Blow Dryers 2020 guide.

The main features:

  • Ceramic heat technology which helps to dry your hair effectively
  • Ionic waves also help the straightening process
  • Cool shot button to lock in your style
  • 3 Heat settings

This little Andis dryer works great for any type of hair and just might be the one you are looking for.

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8/ Conair 1875 Watt Cord-Keeper Hair Dryer

Another Conair brand and this one is a colorful pink!

The main features:

  • Nifty cord retractor which works by pressing a button and the cord will retract into the handle
  • Ionic technology which helps to reduce frizz and leave hair shiny and smooth
  • Tourmaline ceramic technology which provides uniform heat and reduces drying time
  • Cool shot button
  • 3 Heat and 2 Speed settings
  • Comes with a concentrator nozzle for precision styling

This is a nicely designed blow dryer and easy to use.

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9/ Berta Professional Hair 1875-Watt Dryer

I never heard of the Berta brand before, and yet it seems to be a very popular brand based on the feedback I have seen.

The main features:

  • Negative ionic & Far infrared heat which will emit a red light when using the med/high setting
  • Reduces frizz
  • ETL certified
  • 1875 watts which is powerful and reduces drying time
  • 2.65-meter cord with hanging loop
  • Easy to use
  • Removable lint filter
  • Durable AC motor with a 4x extended lifespan
  • 100V-125V 50/60 Hz
  • 3 Heat and 2 Speed settings
  • Cool shot button
  • ALCI safety plug with a test button
  • Removable filter
  • Comes with a concentrator nozzle attachment

This blow dryer has a 1-yr replacement policy and a 2-yr warranty. It also has a user manual. It is touted to generate 100x more negative ions than any other hair blow dryer on the market which means better hair health. ‘Far infrared heat has a longer wavelength than conventional heat, enabling it to penetrate directly into the cortex of hair cuticles, heating from the inside out.’

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10/ Revlon 1875W Compact Travel Hair Dryer

Another Revlon brand blow dryer to complete the 10 Best Hair Blow Dryers 2020 guide.

The main features:

  • Lightweight and easy travel unit
  • 2 Heat/ Speed settings
  • Cold shot button
  • Removable end cap and hanging ring
  • Protective anti-slip bumpers for easy
  • GFCI safety plug

A handy little unit for your travel needs.

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My Final Thoughts On 10 Best Hair Blow Dryers 2020

Well, this 10 Best Hair Blow Dryers 2020 guide was a fun one to research. It is amazing how technology has made the world of hair drying so much different from the earlier days when I started using a blow dryer. They also have safety features which are so necessary for any electrical product.

I hope you will be able to better decide which hair blow dryer will be better suited to your needs.

Images courtesy of Pixabay and Amazon.

[Updated October 2019]

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2 thoughts on “10 Best Hair Blow Dryers 2020 Guide

    1. Michelle Post author

      Hello Elianis,
      Yes, the beauty of choice. I am glad you have found one that works best for you. All the best.


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