Good Hair Dryer for Thin Hair

Fine hair needs a blow dryer that won't damage hair.

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When your hair is thin and fragile, you need a blow dryer that's tailored to your locks, not an all-purpose model that leaves your hair parched and frazzled. While some dryers are touted for their high wattage, you should keep your fine hair away from those high-powered models and stick to low-powered tools that won't scorch your tresses. Ceramic and tourmaline technology are some things to look for, since dryers with these components are gentler on hair that needs a little more TLC.

TwinTurbo 3200 Ceramic & Ionic

New York stylist Jeanine Syfu told Real Simple magazine that the TwinTurbo 3200 Ceramic & Ionic dryer is her pick for all types of hair, including baby-fine strands. Because the TwinTurbo 3200 Ceramic & Ionic has four heat settings, you can control how much heat gets onto your hair a bit more precisely. This is good news, because too much heat burns your strands and leaves your hair a ragged mess until your locks grow out again to replace the damaged areas.

Chi Nano Dual Air Flow Ceramic

When professional hairstylists and testers tried out blow dryers for Women's Health magazine, the Chi Nano Dual Air Flow Ceramic came out as the go-to dryer for ladies with fragile, thin locks. It earned accolades for its two separate fans, which lift hair without being too harsh, and its ceramic heating coils, which send out moist heat instead of damaging dry heat. The dryer's features helps prevent flyaways and singed hair, always a plus for ladies with thin locks.

Conair Infiniti Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic Hair Styler 223X

The editors at Self magazine love the Conair Infiniti Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic Hair Styler 223X, which includes ceramic and tourmaline components to dry your hair quickly without draining your strands of moisture. In practical terms, this means less static and smoother locks, which is good news for those with fine, thin hair. This dryer also has three heat settings and two speed settings, so it's easy to get the right amount of heat for what you need so you can avoid turning your blowout hairstyle into a blow-up disaster.

Considerations

Even if you pick the perfect blow dryer, your hair won't look its best unless you've got the right techniques, too. Keep your dryer heat set on low, no matter which model you're using, since high heat damages fine tresses. Before you blow-dry, use some heat-protectant spray, gel or serum to keep your strands well-protected while you style.

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