Advancements in hair-drying technology have made choosing a hairdryer overwhelming for some people. However, the jargon is well worth understanding. Investing in a specialised hairdryer pays you back with big benefits: the perfect blowout with minimal hair damage.
Revolutionary ionic and ceramic hairdryers dry hair to a frizz-free, sleek finish in less time. Find out which technology is right for your own marvelous mane.
What does an ionic hairdryer do?
Ionic hairdryers produce millions of negatively charged ions, which break down the positively charged water molecules. Negative ions don’t open up the hair shafts, so the hair remains smooth and sleek.
Here are the benefits of ionic dryers:
You can use a lower temperature to dry your hair.
The definition of curly hair is preserved.
Your hair dries faster.
You'll see far less frizz.
What are the drawbacks of ionic hairdryers?
It's easier to over-dry your hair, which is particularly damaging to fine hair.
Fine, thin hair may be left limp and tired-looking.
Ionic dryers cost more than traditional and ceramic models.
What does a ceramic hairdryer do?
A ceramic hairdryer is beneficial to nearly all hair types. The inside of a ceramic hairdryer is specially coated to help distribute the heat evenly. In a traditional hairdryer, the airflow can be uneven.
Ceramic hairdryers also regulate heat by automatically sensing the room temperature and adjusting accordingly. At the beginning of a blow-dry, the air flowing out of your dryer is hotter. The air then cools gradually. Your hair will dry faster and incur less damage in the process.
What are the drawbacks of ceramic hairdryers?
Ceramic hairdryers are slightly more expensive than traditional hairdryers, but the added benefits make it worthwhile. Ceramic models do release some negative ions to help control frizz. However, if frizz control is your main hair concern, it would be worth investing in an ionic hairdryer over a ceramic one.
If you'd like the benefits of both ionic and ceramic technology, combination dryers are available. These contain the ceramic coating whilst also distributing only negative ions for quicker drying. Parlux makes a large variety of combination dryers, depending on your other criteria.