The best infrared hair dryers

Taryn Davies
Published: December 14, 2017

Far-infrared heat, or just infrared heat, is an electromagnet ray that provides even, consistent heating to all areas of your hair, which makes it a perfect component for a hairdryer. But which ones have this feature?

Infrared heat is ideal for hair dryers because they’re essentially an exposed heater and it’s possible to lose heat and have temperature fluctuations throughout the drying process; this leads to longer drying times and overheating on sections on the hair – both of which aren’t ideal for healthy locks.

Infrared heat does not lose temperature, so you can ensure an even heating on all sections of your hair, which in turn means you’ll spend less time drying your hair and it can’t overheat on particular sections – both of which will help to promote healthy hair.

So here’s our pick of the best infrared hair dryers.

Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic hair dryer

The Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic hair dryer uses combines air flow velocity and heat control to leave you with hair that feels soft and looks shiny and healthy.

The design of this hairdryer ensures it's a must-have for healthy hair, with infrared rays and an ionic-ceramic system, all which helps to benefit your locks and leave it feeling hydrated and looking supple and moisturised.


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Vidal Sassoon Infra Radiance Diffuser hair dryer

The Vidal Sassoon Infra Radiance dryer is designed to be more gentle with your hair as you style it.

The two buzzword features that this hairdryer has in its roster are ‘ionic’ and ‘infrared’, which have been touted in more expensive devices for a few years and have gradually trickled down into the more mainstream budget models. The infrared light beams microns at high frequencies, which results in it entering the hair shaft at deeper levels, this helps the hair heat more evenly and dry quicker resulting in smoother, softer hair.

The Infra Radiance hair dryer makes bold claims to help keep your hair healthy whilst it dries and styles it and we’re happy to report that it keeps them. This tool would be a welcome addition to any beauty kit.

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Karmin Salon Series Ionic Hair Dryer

The Karmin Ionic Hair Dryer gives you flawless results, it's such a shame it's so hard to get your hands on in the UK. The technology is really advanced with ceramic coils to ensure the tool is heated sufficiently across the surface and prevent heat damage. Then a far infrared ceramic outlet-mesh to ensure rays give the hair plenty of moisture too.

This ensures that the dryer doesn't damage your hair excessively, and you're left with healthy looking hair.


The Hair Dryer noticeably creates softer, straighter, shinier hair. This particular hair dryer is one of the best beauty secrets for getting a salon-worthy hairstyle.


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H2D iR Ionic Hair Dryer

The H2D iR Ionic Hair Dryer is designed with you in mind, with everything from the ergonomic design so your arm doesn’t tire when you’re using it, the ionic generator and infrared heaters.

The hairdryer has an ionic generator this generates millions of negative ion particles, these particles are there to seal the hair cuticles, give hair a silky feel, ensure it stays moisturised and stop frizz too.

The in-built infrared heaters are designed to allow heat to go deep within the hair's core, relaxing the strands and drying it from within, as this helps hair to dry even quicker.

The H2D iR Ionic Hair Dryer is a fully loaded and fully functional hairdryer, with a salon-quality performance that comes nicely boxed and with professional accessories that only further help your styling needs.

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T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Hair Dryer

T3 have created a hair dryer you’ll be happy to use with their Featherweight Luxe 2i.

This hairdryer works to dry your hair faster, in fact, studies revealed that on average it took just 7 minutes to dry hair, which is amazing considering the original version of the dryer took 12 minutes.

A lot of Tourmaline styling tools are just coated with the crushed gemstones, but with T3 they're integrated into the core of the dryer, so over time they won't degrade, but you'll keep the same high-quality tool throughout this dryer's life.


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Ego Evolve Hair Dryer

Ego Evolve allows for 144 different heat and setting combinations.

Ego boasts their own special HW2 technology which is designed to stop static and frizz, and give your hair plenty of moisture too. To boost the results of the HW2 they combine it with crushed Tourmaline gems, these emit infrared heat and negative ions (which evaporate excess water), making the heat much gentler on the hair during styling for a shinier and less frizzy finish. The tourmaline gem also enables the hair to endure much higher levels of heat without creating damage.

It’s the hair dryer you need in your toolkit, something you’ll never be disappointed in.

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