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My hair dryer just started making that annoying winding-up sound. I’ve had it for about four years and loved it, but unfortunately  I think it is about to quit on me. NO!!

Luckily, Allyse with reached out to me just in time with everything I needed to know about shopping for my next hair dryer. Their team compared 14 different hair dryers to find the best ones for straight hair, curly hair, and for those on a budget. Check out their findings below and be sure to read the full article on

The Best Hair Dryer – All of the volume, none of the frizz


The 30-Second Review

The best hair dryer will help you achieve frizz-free locks in record time. That means a high wind speed and generous temperature range. To find the best, we consulted three stylists, then measured and tested the 14 most popular dryers ourselves. In the end, we found three top picks that achieve the best results on the most hair types.

Best Results for Straight Hair
dyson supersonic
The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is our top pick for straighter styles. It packs the most power, its temperatures can reach higher highs and lower lows, and it blew us away with the highest wind speed of any dryer we tested. On top of that, the $400 Dyson is high-tech with light-up settings and magnetic attachments — it’s the Macbook Pro of hair dryers. Best of all? It performs. It gave all of our testers smooth, shining hair. But if you prefer a curly style, or if you’re starting with thick curly hair and looking for a straighter style, you’ll want to check out our next pick. The Dyson’s isn’t quite hot enough to transform thick, curly hair into a straight blow-out.


Best Results for Curly Hair

For curly, highly textured hair, or for wavy and curly styles, Devacurls’s DevaDryer and Devafuser have the heat and wind speed to get the job done fast, giving you glossier hair without the frizz in a fraction of the usual dry time. Though the Dyson blows faster, the Devacurl gets a full 60 degrees hotter and at $160, does it for about half the price of the Dyson.

Best Budget Dryer

XTava Allure Pro 2200W Dryer

xtava allure

If you don’t want to spend triple digits on a hair dryer, go with the Xtava Allure. It’s not quite as powerful as our two top picks, but it’s one of the best dryers under $100. The Xtava has pretty impressive wind speed and a decent heat range — great for all but the coarsest or thickest hair. Compared to other budget dryers, and even some of its pricer competition, we saw an overall reduction in frizz, and better shine.

We also have two runners-up, selected by our testers for creating some of the smoothest, shiniest hair they’d seen. These dryers lacked some of the power that elevates our top picks — the Drybar Buttercup runs a little bit slower, and the Harry Josh has a narrow heat range that makes it less suitable for certain hair types — but for the right person, these dryers have the right features to pull off a salon-worthy look.

Harry Josh

harry josh


Drybar Buttercup

drybar buttercup



I’m not sure which hairdryer I will be trying next. Maybe I can convince my husband to get me the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer for Mother’s Day?? It’s only $500 on Amazon!

No, seriously, I would probably start with their budget pick. I searched for the XTava Allure Pro 2200W Dryer on Amazon and it looks like it’s been replaced now with the XTava Ionic Blow Dryer Voluminous Toolkit with Hair Diffuser. A great price of only $34. This would be my pick!

XTava Ionic Blow Dryer Voluminous Toolkit with Hair Diffuser

xtava ionic blow dryer

Which blow dryer have you found to be the best for your hair type? Let me know in the comments below.

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