What's the Best Hairdryer for Thick Hair?

A salon-finish blow-dry on thick hair may seem to be hours away. However, with the correct hairdryer, you can easily minimise drying time and create a sleek or voluminous style with no frizz.

A salon-finish blow-dry on thick hair may seem to be hours away. However, with the correct hairdryer, you can easily minimise drying time and create a sleek or voluminous style with no frizz.

There are several features to look for when purchasing a hairdryer for thick hair. When you’ve found the perfect tool, you’ll achieve a knockout blowout in no time. Here are some buying tips for your next dryer.

 

What's the Best Hairdryer for Thick Hair?

 

What hairdryer wattage should I look for?


One of the main complaints about drying thick hair is that it takes too long. With so much hair to work with, and each strand taking a long time to dry, the task can seem never-ending. Investing in a professional hairdryer is really worth it.

The most important aspect to look for is the wattage, which indicates the power of the airflow. The stronger the flow, the less time it takes to dry the hair. Additionally, a high wattage means you can use a lower temperature.

Whilst it’s tempting to max out the temperature when you're in a hurry, high heat is damaging to your hair and causes frizz. Some of our most powerful hairdryers include:


Should I buy a lightweight hairdryer?


Even when using a high wattage, drying your hair can still be a laborious and achy task. If you have long or thick hair, we recommend you invest in a lightweight tool. That way, you can still manoeuver the hairdryer without building up muscle in the process.

Travel-sized hairdryers usually don't offer the high wattage required for your thick hair. However, there are lightweight versions of powerful dryers.

 

What's the Best Hairdryer for Thick Hair?

 

Should I invest in an ionic or ceramic hairdryer?


Consider an ionic hairdryer to reduce drying time even more whilst leaving your hair sleek and shiny. Ionic hairdryers produce negative ions to break down water molecules and are less reliant on heat.

You can use such appliances at a lower temperature but still dry your hair quickly. Ionic dryers are perfect for thick hair, as they don’t lead to frizz as traditional hairdryers do.

Ceramic hairdryers distribute heat evenly and regulate the temperature, which means less damage and more efficient drying for thick hair. Combination hairdryers such as the aforementioned Parlux 3800 give you the benefits of both ionic and ceramic technologies in one tool.


What other features should I look for when choosing a hairdryer for thick hair?


Concentrator and diffuser attachments for your hairdryer are essential for a perfect blowout on thicker hair and shouldn't be ignored or discarded. Both attachments prevent frizz and minimise hair damage.

A concentrator nozzle helps you direct heat to the roots or your brush for a faster, smoother dry on straight hair. A diffuser is ideal for enhancing and defining curly or wavy hair.

 

What's the Best Hairdryer for Thick Hair?