Shopping for a new hair dryer? There’s bound to be a lot of confusion about which styling tool you should opt for, especially when they have such varying price points. One thing you must look for though, ionic technology as its sweeping the UK at the moment with its better, quieter, performance as well as being some of the fastest hair dryers around.
What does ionic really mean?
An ion is a charged component that a chemical can be broken down into that can have a negative or positive charge. The ionic technology creates millions of negative ions, and what the ionic hair dryers help to do is break down the water molecule which helps divide them into smaller particles that evaporate faster.
How does ionic technology benefit your hair?
This allows the blow dryer to dry your hair much faster and that’s because you’re not only using heat and the force of the air flow, but you have this technology that helps to break down the water as well. These negative ions attach to the positively charged wet hair and help to lock in the moisture too which means that ionic technology not only helps to dry hair faster but lock in moisture too so you’re causing less damage to your hair when you dry it.
Here’s our pick of the best ionic hair dryers on the market in 2017.
- ghd Aura
- Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic Hair Dryer
- ghd air Hair Dryer
- Babyliss Boutique Salon Italian Dryer
- Vidal Sasson Infra Radiance Dryer
- Remington Keratin Therapy Pro Dryer
- Nicky Clarke Diamond Shine Pro Salon Hair dryer
- Babyliss 3Q hairdryer
- Parlux 3800 Eco Friendly Ionic Ceramic hairdryer
- H2D iR Ionic hairdryer
The ghd Aura Professional hairdryer might be the most expensive hairdryer from ghd, but it definitely shows in the quality.
Not only is it ionic, but it boasts Laminair and Cool-Wall Technology too. Adam Reed, ghd’s global brand ambassador is a huge fan of the tool, and loves what he is able to do with the tool.
The ghd Aura allows you to style whilst you dry, giving you speed ultimate root-lifting volume and super-smooth shine.
Plus, it’s lighter and quieter, and actually uses less electrical energy than your average hair dryer.
It might be a little steep for a hairdryer, but the technology speaks for itself. This is a must-have ionic hair dryer from ghd.
Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic Hair Dryer
The Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic hair dryer fits perfectly within the Elchim brand, which delivers products we want to use.
The technology is advanced, yet delicate enough to respect the hair’s wellbeing. Plus, the ionic-ceramic technology helps reduce styling time, as well as increasing hydration and shine.
The sleek and stylish design of the Elchim hairdryer is another plus, as well as the easy-to-navigate buttons.
The powerful hairdryer can dry and straighten the frizziest hair in a short amount of time, as the ionic system helps moisturise and enlighten the air that creates frizzy and dry hair. It also helps eliminate electrostatic charges that can damage different hair types.
ghd air Hair Dryer
ghd’s first hairdryer was Air, and it still ranks highly in our opinion. The 2100W motor is a huge drawer, as it dries hair quickly and efficiently, the body of the dryer is even shaped to give you a faster blow dry.
Drying your hair faster means it won’t take its toll on your locks as well. And even though it’s really powerful it’s not ridiculously loud either.
The advanced ionic technology in the dryer locks in moisture for softer, shinier results too, with far less frizzing. Plus you can tailor the dryer to your specific hair needs thanks to the variable power and temperature controls, plus it comes with a choice of two nozzles.
The ghd air hairdryer is the perfect fusion of ghd design and salon power. If the eye-watering price of the Aura hairdryer is just a little too much for you, the Air is definitely a worthy replacement.
Babyliss Boutique Salon Italian Dryer
The Babyliss Boutique Salon Italian Dryer features an active ionic conditioning system which helps to control static and frizzy hair. The hairdryer works by neutralising positive ions which build in the hair when you typically dry it and leave your locks looking dull and limo.
But this Boutique hair dryer not only looks extremely stylish, but works really well too, the slim concentrator nozzle allows for precise styling and flawless result.
The built-in ionic conditioning technology enhances the condition of your hair. It’s the best way to eliminate frizz, leaving your hair silky, smooth and shiny.
Vidal Sasson Infra Radiance Dryer
The Vidal Sassoon Infra Radiance hairdryer is not only packed with advanced technology, it has an affordable price point too.
Not only is there infrared technology, which enhances your blow dry by infusing heat more evenly in to the hair, but the ionic system reduces frizz by ionising the air particles to reduce static.
Infrared helps maintain the natural moisture balance of your hair because the light beams at high frequencies, which allows it to enter the hair shaft at deeper levels, this in turns helps heat the hair more evenly and dry it quicker, resulting in smoother, softer hair.
Remington Keratin Therapy Pro Dryer
We love the Remington Keratin Therapy collection of hair tools, all designed to give the hair a treat as you style it. The Remington Keratin Therapy Pro Dryer is extremely powerful, as well as coming with an advanced keratin ceramic coated grille and ionic conditioning.
Both of these help give your hair frizz-free shine for a healthy blow-dry look. You’re left with a better result. The Remington Keratin Therapy hairdryer is extremely affordable too, plus it comes with all the attachments seen below, so you can choose a selection of varied results with this one tool.
Nicky Clarke Diamond Shine Pro Salon Hair dryer
The Nicky Clarke Diamond Shine Pro Salon hair dryer looks a whole lot more expensive than it actually is, but coupled with a gorgeous design and advanced technology, this is definitely another ionic hairdryer to consider buying.
The hair dryer uses a ceramic coated grille infused with real diamond and ionic technology to dry hair evenly and avoid head damage. You’re left, after a super short period, a smooth, frizz-free blow dry that has a super high shine gloss.
It’s not only really affordable, but it delivers an extremely professional finish too. We love the Nicky Clarke Diamond Shine hairdryer.
Babyliss 3Q hairdryer
Another standout hairdryer from Babyliss, the 3Q dryer features an advanced brushless motor which gives a fast, controlled airflow with exceptional ionics for supreme drying and smoothing.
Compared with other Babyliss dryers, this has 20% fashion speed and 40% higher air pressure for quick, thorough drying – if you have thicker hair, this is the tool for you.
Not only that, but it’s 28 times more ionic than the overall best-selling Babyliss hairdryer, allowing the active ionics to surround the hair to eliminate static, tame frizz, and add shine too. All with the flick of a switch.
You’ll often find this tool on offer too, so you can grab a real bargain for such an advanced drying too.
Parlux 3800 Eco Friendly Ionic Ceramic hairdryer
Not only is the Parlux 3800 hairdryer ionic and ceramic, but it’s also environmentally friendly too. The Ionic and Ceramic system offers a natural healthy function to leave hair soft and shiny. Plus the 2100W K-Lamination motor reduces drying time and electricity usage. Plus it’s made with recycled packaging and plastic – making it one of the most eco-friendly hairdryers available.
H2D iR Ionic hairdryer
Rapidly dry your locks without the fear of completely frazzling your hair thanks to the salon-strength power of the ionic technology and infrared heating in the H2D Ionic Hair Dryer.
The ionic generator creates millions of negative ion particles, which seal cuticles in the hair, infuse moisture, eliminate frizz and give hair a ‘just conditioned’ feel. Silky soft locks are definitely something we can get on board with.
The in-built infrared heaters allow heat to penetrate deep into the cortex of the hair shaft which relaxes each strand of hair and dries from within, reducing drying time even further.
The H2D Ionic Hair Dryer also comes with a range of tools to ensure you have everything you need for a gorgeous blow dry with minimal fuss.