Top ten hairdryers to dry your hair with in 2017

Taryn Davies
Published: December 18, 2017

Choosing a hairdryer can be tricky business, whether it’s ceramic, ionic, tourmaline, professional or some other design, it can be a minefield to choose. Here’s our pick of the top ten hairdryers.

These hairdryers are all available to buy now, have a number of different price points, and in our opinion make up the top ten of hairdryers, in no particular order.

Is the Dyson hairdryer worth £299 Supersonic hairdryer

The hairdryer is the first of its kind and definitely doesn't look like any other hairdryer we've seen before.

It works similar to a Dyson desk fan, and the air pump is in the handle of the tool, which means it's ergonomic in design so your arm won't tire as you use it. The minute ‘digital’ V9 motor is located in the handle.

The hole in the middle also means it looks like no other hairdryer we’ve ever seen before, but with a hefty price tag, it also means it blows all other professional-grade hairdryers out of the water when it comes to price.

The reason it costs so much? It’s said to be eight times faster than other hair dryers, plus Dyson claims it won’t damage your locks. The hairdryer has a controlled airflow and the temperature won’t go over 150 degrees – which is a lot less than other designs which can reach temperatures of 230 degrees.

If you don’t want your hair to be exposed to too much heat, then this is the Dyson hairdryer for you.

Panasonic Nanoe hair dryer review Nanoe hairdryer

The Panasonic Nanoe not only looks the part, but has the technology to back it up too. It looks salon-quality, and really feels it too.

The Nanoe technology produces nano-sized electrostatic atomised water particles, and these are said to hold 1,000 times more water than negative ions. Basically, it helps keep the moisture in your locks and stops it from getting too dry and reducing the damage.

It’s a dryer that’s perfect for those with dry and damaged locks, it’s still powerful, helps retain moisture in your hair and it also helps keep the scalp healthy too.

What’s great about the Panasonic Nanoe, it focuses on the health of the hair and doesn’t have huge price tag like the Dyson hairdryer.

Lee Stafford Coco Loco hairdryer review Stafford Coco Loco hairdryer

We use coconut oil in a lot of ways, including cooking and our beauty routine, so why not include it in our hairdryer too? The Lee Stafford Coco Loco dryer is incredibly lightweight, is simply gorgeous with the pink and rose gold design and is really powerful too. The coconut-infused grille is designed to help give your locks some extra nourishment as you dry it. All in all it’s a great affordable dryer, that looks stylish, easy to hold and dries hair quickly too.

Babyliss 3Q hairdryer review 3Q hairdryer

The Babyliss 3Q hairdryer is an extremely well-made ionic hairdryer that has advanced brushless motor technology. What this means for your hair is that there is a fast and controlled airflow.

The dryer is lightweight to hold, the super slim concentrator nozzle makes it perfect for blow drying your locks, what’s more, it’s really quiet too. Perfect if you don’t want to wake up the whole street first thing in the morning.

It’s designed to help dry your hair quicker and the ionic technology ensures hair is left feeling nourished and smooth afterwards.

Parlux Powerlight 385 hairdryerParlux Power Light

Powerful, lightweight and boasting ceramic and ionic technology, this model doesn’t give out any harmful emissions and ensures your hair feels soft and supple.

The ultra-lightness makes this 2150 watt dryer easy to handle and the Eco-Friendly technology makes you feel a little less guilty about drying your hair.

Don't worry about the noise either, because the tool is designed with a silencer to ensure you can use it at any time of the day or night.

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Karmin Salon Series Ultralight Professional Ionic Hair Dryer review Salon Series

The Karmin Salon Series hairdryer is a firm favourite amongst everyone who’s had the chance to use one of the brand’s hairdryers. It’s ergonomically designed so your wrist won’t tire when you use it, plus there’s an anti-slip feature so you have excellent control.

The ionic technology leaves your hair softer, straighter and shinier. The professional-level hairdryer ensures you can get a salon-quality blow dry at home. It’s just a shame it’s so hard to get your hands on in the UK.

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GHD_Auraghd Aura

ghd have three different hairdryers to the brand, but Aura is the most expensive on the list and it’s with good reason. Scientists and stylists worked together to ensure ghd created the best possible tool. With that comes Laminair technology and Cool-wall technology.

Cool-wall allows you to get closer to the scalp, without burning it, for increased root lift and volume. And Laminair means the air output is more concentrated, giving you even better smoothness and shine.

The hairdryer is lightweight, thanks to the power battery sitting on the cord rather than in the tool itself. It’s quieter and uses less electrical energy than your average hairdryer – so remember to take that into account when you pay for it.

Elchim 3900 Healthy ionic hairdryer

The Elchim 3900 boasts iconic technology to ensure your hair is left feeling soft and smooth after you use this hair tool. The hairdryer is incredibly lightweight and compact, which means it’s a great tool to pack when you travel too. The high pressure and strong air flow allow you to dry your hair really quickly too.

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Nicky Clarke Diamond Shine hair dryer review Clarke Diamond Shine hairdryer

The Nicky Clarke Diamond Shine hairdryer is actually infused with real diamonds in the grille to leave your hair looking incredibly shiny and glossy when you use this tool.

The tourmaline technology and ceramic coated grille also help you to avoid heat damage and leave you will a smooth, frizz free finish on your hair.

This hairdryer has been around for a while now, but it still stands out as one of our favourities. It dries hair quickly and it still works really well after a few years use.

Remington Keratin Therapy Pro Dryer

Every year Remington give their Keratin products a face lift, and every year we go back to them. They’re incredibly high quality, the straighteners, tongs, wands and more, and the hair dryer is always on the Christmas list as a gift for someone.

The keratin ceramic coated grille on the Remington Keratin hair dryer gives hair a frizz-free finish and it also boasts ionic technology too.