Do you have very fine or thin hair? If so you’ll need a hair dryer with the ability to turn the ionic feature off. Although ionic and tourmaline hair dryers are often advertised as ideal and immensely popular, their ability to smooth hair can actually weigh fine or thin hair down.
Drying your hair with the ionic setting off will allow you to achieve a more fuller or voluminous look and create more texture. Other solid options for fine hair include ceramic dryers or those that use infrared heat in order to dry hair from the inside out.
Those with fine or thin hair may also prefer a dryer with numerous heat and speed settings as thin hair generally won’t require as much wattage as thicker hair.
Blow drying technique can also greatly affect the look of your hair. Aim the nozzle at the roots for maximum volume. You can also try blow drying your hair upside down for an extra volume boost.
Here’s a look at the top blow dryers for fine hair.
Babyliss Pro Ceramic
Our pick for the best blow dryer for thin hair goes to the Babyliss Pro. It’s affordable and uses ceramic technology which won’t weigh your hair down. We also like the fact that it comes with 6 heat and speed settings. Those with finer hair generally won’t want to dry their hair with extremely high heat in order to avoid damage.
This dryer comes equipped with a concentrator, 9″ cord removable filter for easy cleaning. Babyliss offers a three year limited warranty.
Users noted that their hair dried much faster when using the Babyliss Pro Ceramic. Many also noted that it left their hair more voluminous especially at the roots. It’s also extremely powerful and we recommend that you use a heat protection spray if you have extremely fragile hair.
Rusk W8less is an excellent choice for those with fine hair because it’s ceramic while offering a full 2,000 watts making it extremely versatile and suitable for the entire family.
We love the fact that it’s super weight and designed for ergonomics. This makes it ideal for stylists or anyone who blow dries their hair on a frequent basis.
Users with fine hair mentioned that they used the heat settings at the lowest level. Numerous temperature settings are available including a cool setting to help lock in your style. One feature that many really liked was the removable filter which makes it easy to clean off dust build up.
Users also mentioned that it dried their hair particularly fast without any frizzies. One top of that we like the price which is very reasonable.
John Frieda Full Volume Hair Dryer
John Frieda Full Volume hair dryer is another winner for fine hair. Out of all the blow dryer’s we’ve reviewed here it’s the most affordable.
John Frieda is a brand well known for it’s hair care products, Frizz Ease in particular. The brand has moved into the hair appliance market with this blow dryer.
We like the fact that it’s specifically designed for thin hair. It features a titanium ceramic coated grille for shiny hair. 3 heat and 2 speed settings allow you to adjust the temperature to your liking. Appearance wise it’s quite slick looking with an aluminum appearance that’s quite modern.
It comes with a 1875 watt power motor which is more than powerful for most hair types. Infrared heat is used to dry hair from the inside out. It also comes with a cold shot button to lock your style into place.
Reviewers noted that it dried their hair fast and that price was excellent. This dryer is a good choice if you want more volume but don’t want to break the bank.
RUSK Engineering W8less Professional Dryer
John Frieda Frizz Ease Full Volume Hair Dryer