8 Best Hair Dryers In Singapore For Every Hair Type From Frizzy To Flat & Fine
As wet hair is at its most fragile state, how it's blowdried can make or break its look. A fast jet of air at the roots can help add volume to fine hair, a diffuser can help enhance perms, and too much heat can dry out the hair.
Besides styling techniques, using the right hair dryer is the first step to prevent hair woes and give your mane extra oomph. We've picked out the eight best hair dryers in Singapore with functions to smoothen hair, create shine, minimise heat damage and more.
Keep reading to check them out!
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Blowdrying hair can be a boring and time consuming process, and so is often accompanied by some form of entertainment like Netflix shows. But while you're distracted by your favourite series, certain spots of your hair may get overheated and damaged when the hot air lingers there for too long.
The Phillips MoistureProtect hair dryer has an intelligent sensor so you don't have to worry about this. It measures your hair's surface temperature while you're blowdrying your hair and adjusts the heat to prevent moisture loss and cuticle damage. You can switch the sensor on and off whenever you need.
It has 2300W fast, high performance drying power, ionic care to smoothen hair and six heat and speed settings. The pretty white and pink design is another plus!
#2 Best Hair Dryer For Frizzy Hair: Braun Satin Hair 7 HD785 Professional Senso Dryer ($149)
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This hair dryer also has a similar heat control function where the Thermo Sensor measures temperature in the air 600 times a minute and the dryer immediately adjusts to prevent damaging the hair. It also emits active IONs to reduce frizz and flyaways.
Those who experiment with different hairstyles will love the versatility of this dryer. It comes with a slim styling nozzle and diffuser attachment to create more precise hair looks, two cold-shot buttons to lock in styles, and a built-in cooling system that keeps its surface cool so you can hold it in different positions.
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#3 Best Hair Dryer For Fine, Flat Hair: GHD Helios Professional Hair Dryer ($295)
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This GHD dryer is well worth its price tag for the salon-quality results it can create for fine, flat hair. Air channels though the brushless DC motor to create a powerful but focused airflow travelling at 120kmh. This means that you can use less heat and prevent drying out the hair, yet still cut down on blowdrying time and create lots of volume. The unique contoured nozzle focuses the airflow for precise styling and smoother hair.
This is also one of the less noisy hair dryers as it's designed with acoustic system technology to reduce sound levels. It comes in a lovely matte finish and six colours: black, white, plum, ink blue, pink and chrome.
#4 Best Hair Dryer For Thick Hair: TUFT 8005 Turbo+ Professional Hairdryer ($155)
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Anyone with thick hair will know how long it takes to dry. This TUFT hairdryer is your best bet at getting the job done fast. It has a 2200W AC Motor with a high-pressure zig zag heating element for powerful airflow that dries hair quickly. At the same time, the hair is kept sleek and frizz-free with its built-in Ultrafine Ionic Technology.
It comes with two detachable concentrator nozzles, three temperature settings, cool shot and two speed settings.
#5 Best Hair Dryer For A Dry Scalp: Panasonic EH-NA45 nanoe™ Hair Dryer with UV Protection ($199)
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Heat can damage the hair as well as the scalp! This Panasonic hair dryer will make sure both the hair and scalp stays moisturised. It has two separate outlets, one for ions & nanoe particles, and another for hot hair. This separation maximises the hydrating effect of the nanoe and ions which deliver moisture deep into the hair shaft.
It comes with six speed and temperature settings and two colours: burgundy and white.
#6 Best Hair Dryer For All Hair Types: Dyson Supersonic ™ Hair Dryer ($599)
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This hairdryer has reached cult favourite status for a reason! It has a cool doughnut-shaped nozzle which dries hair rapidly and allows for precise styling with a focused, high pressure and high speed blade of air. It's very lightweight and easy to use as, unlike most other hair dryers, its centre of gravity is at the handle.
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The hair dryer also comes with magnetic attachments that feel very fancy. Use the smoothening nozzle for a sleek, natural finish or the ultra-thin styling concentrator to style one section of hair at a time. The gentle air attachment will treat sensitive scalps and fine hair kindly, while the diffuser will help define curls and waves.
It also now comes with the highly anticipated new Flyaway attachment for taming flyaways and creating a smooth, salon-style finish.
#7 Best Mini Hair Dryer: Xiaomi Mi Ionic Hair Dryer ($59)
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If you need a small or portable hair dryer, this minimalist, all-white Xiaomi dryer will do the trick. Measuring at just 22cm in length and weighing 547g, this compact hair dryer is surprisingly nifty. The motor generates an air flow of 1.6 m³/min to dry hair quickly. It also has a built-in NTC temperature control unit that automatically alternates between hot and cold air based on the ambient temperature. This helps to protect the hair shaft and prevent heat damage.
It also helps keep the hair looking its best with a built-in condensation needle that condenses the moisture in the air and atomizes it into tiny negatively charged water ions. These ions keep the hair shaft closed and penetrate deep into the hair and scalp to prevent frizz and increase shine.
#8 Best Budget Hair Dryer: K-SKIN Negative Ion Hair Dryer ($30)
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This hair dryer doesn't come with fancy functions but does the basics well and looks good while at it. It comes with just one heat setting at 58℃ but makes up for it with strong 15m/s air flow power, negative ions and a lightweight design.
Take your pick from two gorgeous colours: emerald green and cream.
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