Say what you want about heat styling, but there's no denying that hair dryers can give you more than air-drying does in 10 minutes or less (just don't forget your heat protectant!). Add that to how these mini wind machines will save you from stepping out of the house with flat and wet hair, and when you have extra time, it can give you shinier, and more voluminous locks sans a salon trip. Thing is, all hair dryers technically do the same thing, and unlike makeup, it's difficult to tell the difference even when you test it in-store. We definitely know that struggle, so we're narrowing down your choices if you're looking for one to shop. Keep scrolling for 10 of our picks!
Best Hair Dryers
Depending on your budget, hair type, skill level, and lifestyle, here are ones to consider for your arsenal:
1. Vidal Sassoon Ionic Shine Dryer
This salon-quality hair dryer helps you dry, style, and reduce frizziness with an ionic function that helps tighten your strands' cuticles and give them maximum shine. Its concentrator nozzle is perfect for speeding up your blowouts, too, and pressing the cool shot button helps set your go-to hairstyles so you have the option to skip hairspray.
VIDAL SASSOON Ionic Shine Dryer, P2499, Rustan's
2. JML Pro Hot Oil Treatment Dryer
For easy drying minus the frizz, JML's Pro Dryer claims to reduce static in your hair without frying your strands with excessive heat. You can also customize the air depending on the look you want by choosing among the three temperature levels and the two fan speed settings, before locking in your blowout with the cool shot function.
JML Pro Hot Oil Treatment Dryer, P1999.75, Lazada
3. Babyliss 3Q Dryer
It's hard to turn down a hair dryer that says it can do the job quickly, quietly, and in the best quality (hence why it's called 3Q) even without pro hairstyling skills. In fact, if you're not used to the weight of a regular dryer, this also has a manageable weight that won't give you wrist cramps. It comes with a concentrator nozzle and diffuser attachments as well for precise drying or if you want to preserve your curls.
BABYLISS 3Q Dryer, P10,950, Rustan's
4. Philips HP8120/00 Essential Care Hair Dryer
If you're looking for a travel-friendly option, this compact dryer has a flexible body that you can fold to save space in your luggage. That said, it being tiny doesn't mean it won't do the job as well as your regular dryer, because it has a steady yet gentle airflow that will shake water off your locks and leave them soft and smooth.
PHILIPS HP8120/00 Essential Care Hair Dryer, P1599, Lazada
5. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer
Dyson may be known for their vacuum cleaners and air purifiers, but the beauty world lauds the brand for this revolutionary hair dryer. It can cut your drying time in half (we test it ourselves!) and minimize heat damage by regulating the device's temperature. The three attachments it comes with (a smoothing nozzle, styling concentrator, and diffuser) allow you to be more precise with your drying and make the tool more accommodating for different hair types.
DYSON Supersonic Hair Dryer, P24,500, SM Aura
6. Braun Satin Hair 3 Style&Go Travel Dryer HD350
Whether you're a hairstylist or just can't live without a hair dryer, this foldable one from Braun is a multivoltage, travel-friendly choice that can still give you professional results. It's one of the most powerful variants from Braun, with an infrared heating feature that stops hot spots in the device that could overdry your hair. Meanwhile, the ionic function helps produce a stronger sheen on your strands after use and stop any frizziness.
BRAUN Satin Hair 3 Style&Go Travel Dryer HD350, P2895, Abenson
7. W Elite 2200w Ionic Pro Titanium Hair Dryer
This titanium hair dryer from W Elite uses a 2200-watt motor, which increases its efficiency so you can finish your blowout in a jiffy. It's also one of the most widely available and budget-friendly options locally, perfect for anyone looking for their first hair dryer or hairstylists who are starting to build their kit. For the price, not only will you get an efficient one with several temperature settings, it also already comes with removable attachments for versatile styling.
W ELITE 2200w Ionic Pro Titanium Hair Dryer, P2999, Zalora
8. Euroo EPC-100F Foldable Hair Dryer
We're not going to lie—the sleek and chic design of this Euroo dryer is probably one of our favorite things about it (it comes in black, too). Thankfully though, its looks reflect just how simple it is to use, because you don't need to fumble with complicated settings to do the job. There's no need for you to attach a concentrator to it either since it's conveniently shaped for precise drying. Last but obviously not the least, it's very compact and even foldable, making it the perfect on-the-go dryer.
EUROO EPC-100F Foldable Hair Dryer, P899, Watsons
9. Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
This two-in-one tool from Revlon is your best bet for recreating that salon-fresh blowout at home. When you turn the device on, it will blow hot air evenly through small vents in the roller brush, which will detangle, dry, and add volume to your strands as you work it through your lengths. For those hard-to-reach back sections, you can easily manuever the brush behind and not lose balance because the brush's tip stays cool to the touch—no accidental burns!
REVLON One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer, P5490, Lazada
10. Remington AC9140 Proluxe Hair Dryer
Many swear by Remington hair dryers when it comes to durability (one can last you several years!) and this variant is an amazing option for smooth, fizz-free results. It has 90% more ions than other Remington dryers that help add a lustrous finish to your hair, plus a Style Shot feature that claims to make your hairstyles last for up to 24 hours.
REMINGTON AC9140 Proluxe Hair Dryer, P4795, Ansons