How to choose the Perfect Hair Dryer ?

Choosing the hair dryer perfect for your hair is a big task. If you buy something that has lesser power then your morning routine gets longer. But, if you buy something that is super powerful, then you will be using more heat than required which is not good for your hair. So, what type of coil should you go for? Ceramic or Metallic? What about ionic conditioning? What is EHD+ Technology? What about the frizziness of hair?

With a series of infographics, I will explain these factors to you.

Today is the first post which should give you a general idea of how much power you might need. These details are for thick and wet hair soon after shower. Smaller the size of the circles, the better it is.

Infographic How to choose a hair dryer

Infographic How to choose a hair dryer

Here are my bestseller picks in each category

philips 1000W hp8100

philips 1000W hp8100

philips 1600W hp4940

philips 1600W hp4940

1000W hair dryer : Philips HP8100 1500W hair dryer : Philips HP4940
Torlen Tor 179

Torlen Tor 179

babyliss D241e

babyliss D241e


2000W hair dryer : Torlen TOR 179 2100W hair dryer Babyliss 2100W D241E

Ceramic or Metallic Hair Dryers

Ceramic heater provide far-infrared radiation which is better than the metallic coils’s radiation. You have heard it too. But what does actually mean?

Water provides maximum absorption of heat (infrared) when the wavelength of radiation is 3 mm.

  • Ceramic produces 80% of its heat in the 3mm range compared to only 20% by other heaters which emit light when heated.
    • Ceramic infrared infograph

      Ceramic infrared infograph

      • The far infrared produced is beneficial to health. As per the research publication in “Experimental Biology and Medicine”, wounds in rats healed faster when exposed to far infrared radiation. Please read the whole paper for accurate information and study environment.

        Citation : Toyokawa, Hideyoshi, et al. “Promotive effects of far-infrared ray on full-thickness skin wound healing in rats.” Experimental Biology and Medicine 228.6 (2003): 724-729.

      • Read in-depth analysis of “Biological activities caused by far-infrared radiation” where they state that it results in small growth promotion. More details are available here.

        Citation : Inoue, Shojiro, and Morihiro Kabaya. “Biological activities caused by far-infrared radiation.” International journal of biometeorology 33.3 (1989): 145-150.

      Hair dryers in India with ceramic elements.

      Philips Anti Static HP8260

      Philips Anti Static HP8260

      Remington D5015

      Remington D5015

      Torlen Tor 179

      Torlen Tor 179

      Ionic Technology, Negative Ions, Tourmalline and frizz

      Negative ions help in breaking down the water on your hair and this helps in drying your hair faster. The hair dryers with ionic technology are producing negative ions. With quicker hair dry, the amount of frizz is reduced. This in turn produces shiny and healthy hair.

      Tourmalline is a mineral (category : semi precious ) which generates negative ions. As stated before, it dries up hair quickly while leaving it in a nice state. But it is an expensive item. So, if you really love your hair and want to save the extra minute while drying your hair and you can afford the expensive tourmalline, then I highly recommend it.

      Indian Tormalline dryers :

      Remington D5015

      Remington D5015

      Remington D5015