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Trying to blow dry coarse, thick hair to achieve a silky smooth finish is a lot of work. You need a hair dryer that is lightweight — so your arms don’t wear out — and one that works to dry hair quickly sans the damage typically associated with heated styling tools. You don’t have to spend a lot of time seeking out the perfect dryer when plenty of leading women’s magazines have done all of the leg work for you.
T3 Featherweight Professional Hair Dryer
“Allure” magazine gave the T3 Featherweight Professional Hair Dryer a Best of Beauty award four years in a row because of its ability to cut drying time waaaay down. Even those with extremely long, thick or coarse hair will be able to see a difference in not only blow dry time but also the way it gets hair smooth and shiny super fast. The dryer has two speeds, two heat settings, a nozzle attachment as well as a 9-foot cord.
Bio Ionic Blow Dryer
The Bio Ionic Blow Dryer, an “InStyle” Best Beauty Buy award winner, helps users to achieve silky smooth strands super fast. As a matter of fact, “InStyle” noted that hair was dried 40 percent faster than if you were to use a non-ionic hair dryer — that is an important percentage if you have coarse, thick hair because it can make the difference between being late for work or getting out the door on time.
Conair Comfort Touch Tourmaline Ceramic Styling Blow Dryers
This budget friendly blow dryer is recommended by “Allure” magazine, which mentioned it as one of the nine best ways to fight frizzy hair. This blow dryer has ionic, tourmaline and ceramic technologies, which help to keep your hair in optimal condition while styling. The dryer feels lightweight, according to “Allure,” so your arms will thank you.
Revlon RV544 Tourmaline Ionic
The Revlon RV544 Tourmaline Ionic sounds like something out of outer space — and for good reason. The dryer is shiny silver and comes with a diffuser attachment. This one was ranked highly by the Consumer Search website because of the low price and technologies — ionic and tourmaline. This dryer is both quiet and lightweight, notes Consumer Search, plus it possesses an ion indicator light, which lights up to tell you the ions are hard at work. Reviews note that it dries thick hair quickly and with plenty of power.