A guide to choosing the best hairdryer


If you're thinking of buying a hairdryer, you've come to the right place. This article gives a rundown of everything to consider before deciding which one to buy. With the information we’re going to give you, you’ll be ready to get your hands on the best one.

6 tips to choose the best hairdryer

Hairdryers have become amust-havenowadays. In fact, lots of people can no longer (and don’t want to) live without one. However, to enjoy all its advantages and prevent hair from being mistreated, you need quality products, just like those used by hairdressing pros. Here's what you should not overlook.

1. How is it going to be used?

Firstly, think carefully about how, when, how often and where you will use it. Is it for travelling, for everyday use, for the whole family? Ask yourself these types of questions so you can find the ideal hairdryer for you. In turn, it’ll be much easier for you to narrow down your search.

2. Look at the power

Without a doubt, the main feature of hairdryers is their power. The more powerful it is, the faster and more efficiently it will do its job. To give you an idea, a professional hairdryer has a minimum power of 2200 W and can reach up to 4000 W. In the case of the Tropic Dryer, its power output is 2500 W.

At home, a power of between 1600 and 2000 W might be more than enough, although it depends on your hair type and thickness.

3. Temperature and air flow regulation

As well as having the right power, opt for models that allow you to adjust the temperature and the air flow. This is great to prevent damaging the hair and if you’re looking to experiment with different finishes.

For example, if you want to straighten your hair like at the hairdresser’s, the key lies in working with high temperatures and a powerful air flow. On the other hand, if you’re looking to curl your hair, use less power and a more moderate temperature. Although, to achieve all these finishes, nothing beats the pros, so we recommend going to your hairdresser regularly for the best results.

Aside from all this, there’s also the cool shot button . This lets you define your hairstyle and quickly cool the hair after continuous exposure to the heat source.

4. Make the most of the latest technologies

Most devices currently use the latest technology. When it comes to hairdryers, ions are all the rage these days. These small, negatively charged molecules do a great job of sealing the cuticles of the hair fibers. Hairdryers with this technology, such as the Eternal Pink hairdryer, offer a wide range of benefits for users, such as faster drying, frizz prevention and a shinier look.

Other innovations taking the industry by storm aretourmaline or ceramic pieces, which result in a better finish while respecting capillary health.

5. Take into account the size, weight and cable

The dimensions and weight of the device is something to bear in mind. Do you remember the questions at the start? If you want a hairdryer for travelling, opt for compact and foldable models. A good option is the Mojito Gold hairdryer. What’s more, if you’re looking for a hairdryer for everyday use, you can go for bulkier models.

The cable is another one of the hairdryer features that we recommend looking into. Of course, you can always use an extension cord, however, there’s no harm in checking if the length of the hairdryer gives you the freedom of movement you’re after.

6. What accessories do you need?

Last but not least, don’t forget about the accessories. Remember that not all models come with the same accessories, so check the specifications carefully before taking the plunge. For example, if you have curly hair or you like voluminous hairstyles, you’ll want to go for a hairdryer with a diffuser.

What’s more, if you’re looking for a specific effect, check that the model you’re buying comes with the nozzle you need. There are different options on the market, so make sure you do a little bit of research.

If you've paid attention to all of our advice, you're now ready to buy the hairdryer that's right for you. Now all you have to do is put them into practice, which you can do on our online store! At Artero, we have a wide range of professional hair care products. Check out our catalogue!