From the time the primary hair dryer was introduced for home use in the 1920s, each one appeared practically similar till Dyson debuted its Supersonic dryer in 2016, which matched the design of its bladeless followers. Now, a number of firms are adapting their drying tech into the lightest, thinnest bundle potential, wanting extra like a warmth gun than a hair dryer (I suppose these are a sort of warmth gun, technically).
I’ve used these three. They’re every lower than a pound, comparatively quiet, and have self-cleaning features—you are taking the filter cowl off the again and activate cleansing mode; the dryers shoot air in reverse to push mud and particles out. Whereas each stands out by itself, I want I might mix all three for one good dryer.
Chi Lava Pro for $337: This one is barely lighter than the opposite two. It has an LED display indicating the precise temperature, which is a pleasant however uncommon function, and there are 4 warmth settings from cool to 250 levels Fahrenheit. The large flaw, nonetheless, is that far an excessive amount of air comes by means of the diffuser, blowing hair round greater than ought to occur with that attachment.
Gama IQ2 Perfetto for $430: The Gama dryer is smooth and features a security function to robotically flip off ought to it overheat (it didn’t do that in testing, fortunately). There is a setting lock so you possibly can dry your hair with out unintentionally altering the pace or warmth. Plus, it comes with a silicone mat that places the dryer into standby mode robotically once you place it down, turning again on once you choose it up. That is actually useful in the event you’re sectioning off hair for a blowout, and continuously should put the dryer down. However it’s costly and the magnetic filter cowl continually falls off.
Bio Ionic Smart-X High-Efficiency Dryer for $329: This Bio Ionic additionally has a settings lock, which I now consider ought to be on each styling instrument. I desire the look of this one one of the best, nonetheless, it would not include a diffuser, which I feel ought to be commonplace at this worth level.