If you are a woman with frizzy hair, you know the struggles we face every day. It starts from searching for the right shampoo, hunting for the appropriate hair serums, and still ending up with bushy curls whenever you dry them.
Not to mention the rain, when moisture won’t dry cause of the humidity. The frizz went so bad for me that at one point, I simply accepted my fate of having a “bad hair life.”
Until a friend of mine appeared as my guardian angel, saying, “Ever tried ionic drying?”
I don’t remember what I replied then. Only that I bought an ionic dryer the next week, and it worked well. Now you might be wondering what’s so special about the ionic dryer.
It produces ionized air that stabilizes messy and crimped hair and makes it easier for you to handle your hair.
Are you are in a similar situation and looking for the best ionic hairdryer? I present to you a list of hairdryers that I have used and recommend for fuzzy hair maintenance:
Remington D3190 Damage Protection Hair Dryer
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||4 x 11.88 x 9.38 inches|
The first choice for any hair product is Remington. The straighteners and curlers of Remington have never disappointed me.
But, I must say buying their ionic dryer was a bit of a stretch cause their regular dryer didn’t bode so well with my frizz.
However, this one dried my 24-inch hair in just a few minutes.
It’s because they have incorporated ionic as well as ceramic and tourmaline technology. So, the heat this hairdryer shoots is infrared and won’t crack up your hair cuticle. This does give a smooth, healthy hair look.
Also, the noise is muffled compared to other dryers. I found it rather expensive, but it is still value for money. Besides, when have you ever seen a good hair product that was also cheap?
Conair Pro Hair Dryer with Ionic Conditioning
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||3.63 x 9.25 x 10.27 inches|
I didn’t buy my first Conair product until about three years ago. I used this when I had to borrow my sister’s dryer. She doesn’t have much frizz, so she doesn’t understand my pains.
I bet she randomly picked hers. But this one proved to be such a beauty. This hair dryer will condition your hair without the conditioner. Even my hair tips felt smooth, and so, I blow-dried my hair feeling somewhat like royalty.
The dryer is relatively lightweight. However, they have extraordinarily tight filters. Just for the record, you have to twist them on their left side, and you be fine.
Conair Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||10.75 x 4.3 x 8.5 inches|
Of course, I couldn’t get the same Conair model as my sister, so I bought this one. Indeed, this one also worked like magic. It combines both ionic and ceramic technologies.
But I loved their cool shot the most. You see, once you have almost dried the hair, a cool shot will stop any form of excessive drying. Your hair lamella won’t crack up, and the moisture will get absorbed.
If your hair looks exceptionally parched after drying, it’s high time to buy this hairdryer. The dryer comes with a diffuser so you can have a bouncy curly look.
Also, these do have concentrators so that you can roll with your desired sleek, smooth look.
HOT TOOLS Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer
|Special Feature||Turbo Professional Hair Dryer|
This one is something my beautician recommended to me. Costing merely a 50$, this dryer is a pro. So, if you are more of a gal with “I wanna accentuate my natural curls,” then this is for you.
The dryer allows direct ionic drying, so the hair cuticles get plastered with a layer of water.
The ceramic technology throws out only the infrared rays, and so, your hair cuticle remains intact.
The dryer is exceptionally lightweight, so I thought maybe the motor is DC-based. But they do come with an adapter.
This dryer also comes with a cool shot button, so your hair will not look ruffled at all.
Andis 30120 Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer
This one was merely a good hunch. Okay, it wasn’t! My fiancée uses this one, and by the looks of it, he didn’t even know it was ionic technology.
I wonder, why would a guy buy a hairdryer with extra combs and brushes? And then complain about how ridiculously expensive a good hairdryer is.
As anticipated, he bought it so that he won’t have to use a comb, and just drying would do.
I had to try it myself and so, I say, it’s worth the money. Why? Cause I randomly had a good hair day with it as the hair becomes smooth and frizz-free.
Also, the curls look bouncy but neat. I take it that if you are into hairstyling a lot, then this product is for you.
Andis 80610 Professional Bonnet Hair Dryer
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||4.06 x 13.58 x 11.61 inches|
This one is a 500watt hairdryer, but they do come in with adapters. This bonnet dryer with ionic and ceramic technologies helps with the deep conditioning of hair.
If you have frizz in your hair and hair serums are not working that well, I suggest combining that serum treatment with this bonnet dryer.
The hair feels become ethereal every time I use this one. This hairdryer is lightweight, and so you can take it with you even when you are going out on trips.
Also, the dryer offers a range of drying settings. So, if you just want to wind your hair, you can use the cool air setting.
But if you are more into warm baths and spa-like feels, you can use warm air settings. However, don’t use too much heat.
Andis 80480 Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer
|Color||Soft Grip Black|
|Item Dimensions LxWxH||4.13 x 12.13 x 9.38 inches|
I bought this one as a gift for my best friend. She also got frizz in her hair, and she says it worked wonders for her.
So, A big yes for this hairdryer is if your hair is also curly and you feel like you may never be able to tame them enough.
The dryer combines ceramic and tourmaline technologies. Low energy radiation will heat your hair but will not cause damage to keratin protein.
The ionic hair drying will swipe out excessive water out of your hair so that your hair doesn’t look like some dried crumpled threads.
What is the Difference Between Ionic Hairdryers and Regular Hairdryers?
Ionic hair dryers are way more expensive than regular hairdryers. But then, a regular hair dryer just throws warm air at you.
Though, some brands let you control temperature. However, ionic hairdryers use electrostatic forces to remove water droplets from your head.
What Does an Ionic hairdryer Do?
Simply put, it shoves negatively ionized air at you. Since water on wet hair is positively charged, therefore the charged air interacts with it.
This locks part of moisture onto the hair strands, making them silky and easy to untangle.
The excessive moisture beyond that gets either accumulated in the form of water droplets or evaporated.
Since the excess water droplets easily get separated from the hair itself. Consequently, an ionic dryer will dry your hair faster than a regular hairdryer.
Are ionic hairdryers better?
For frizzy curly hair, ionic hairdryers are not only better but a must-have. If you already have silky smooth hair, then maybe you can get by with regular hairdryers.
But even then, I suggest you get an ionic hairdryer as it will lock moisture up and decrease any chances of messy hair.
Furthermore, ionic dryers do not damage hair proteins as they don’t use heat to dry the moisture from hair.
Which is the Best Ionic Hairdryer?
Since different hair types have different kinds of requirements, declaring a single hairdryer as the best hairdryer seems to be a rookie mistake.
I prefer Remington or Conair hairdryers. Other than that, Andis and Conair also hold a special place in consumers’ hearts due to their excellent quality.
If money can ever buy happiness, I am sure it’s just about having a perfect hair day. So, if you are a girl with frizzy hair and avoid hair dryers just to stop looking like “Hagrid,”
I highly recommend ionic hair dryers. I hope this helped you find a suitable hair dryer for yourself.
And may all your curls be smooth and all your straights be sleek. Amen.