A hair dryer helps to you to dry up your hair while you are in a hurry, especially in a winter and monsoon season. But finding the best hair dryer is not an easy task. In this article, I have listed 5 best hair dryers for all kinds of hairstyles.

Here are some tips to choose hair dryer before proceeding to the list

Quick Tips to Choose the Right Hair Dryer

Thick and Frizzy hair  – Ionic or tourmaline hair dryer

Fine or Dry hair   – Ceramic or porcelain dryer

Check the below important parameters which define the quality of the hair dryer before purchasing a random one from the marketplaces.

  • Heat Settings
  • Speed Settings
  • Price
  • Attachments
  • Material
  • Wattage
  • Warranty

Note – Always be aware of the heat that is produced, which can even damage your hair in the long run. Do not use the high speed and temperature settings unless you really required. Use blow dryers wisely.

#1. Philips HP8100/46 Hair Dryer

If you are looking for a budget hair dryer under Rs 1000/- for regular use, Philips HP8100/46 Hair Dryer will be a great choice.

This 1000 W hair dryer has 2-speed settings (warm and hot) for a careful drying. The thermoprotect temperature settings give an additional protection to the hair from overheating apart from the optimal drying.

The advanced concentrator used in this hair dryer provides precise styling for specific areas by focusing the air through its opening. Its compact and lightweight design makes this hair dryer a perfect fit for your travel bag.

One drawback is, it doesn’t have a cool shot button to give a blast of cool airflow to finalize the hairstyles.


  • Temperature Setting: ThermoProtect
  • Power Cord Length: 1.5 Meter
  • Storage Hook: Rubber
  • Speed Settings: 2
  • Advanced Concentrator technology: Yes
  • Colour: Purple
  • Wattage: 1000 W
  • Warranty: 2 years

Amazon Customer Rating: 4.2 / 5


  • Protection from overheating
  • Less Noise
  • Rubber hook for convenient storage
  • Affordable price
  • Compact and lightweight


  • Doesn’t have a cool air mode
  • No attachments

#2. Braun HD580 Satin Hair 5 Power Perfection Hair Dryer

Braun HD580 Satin Hair 5 is a tourmaline ionic hair dryer (the negative ions comes from the tourmaline help to break up the water droplets on your hair for faster drying), makes it ideal for thick and frizzy hair which have a difficulty in drying.

Its 2500W power makes it one of the most powerful hair dryer which allows you to dry your hair faster without compromising on the hair structure and style.

This hair dryer has 3 heat settings and 2 airflow settings for drying and styling flexibility. It comes with a cool shot button to provide a blast of cold air to set your hairstyle for long-lasting results.

This Braun HD580 hair dryer is super lightweight and its compact design makes it easy to use and transport.

If you are looking for a superfast dryer which should keep your hairstyle without any compromises, go for Braun HD580 Satin hair dryer, a great product to invest.


IONIC Function: Yes

Even Heat Distribution: Yes

Wattage: 2500W

Heat / Airflow Settings: 3 / 2

Nozzle: Yes

Diffuser: Yes

Cold Shot: Yes

Amazon Customer Rating: 3.7 / 5


  • Best for thick and frizzy hair
  • Diffuser for specific drying
  • Cold shot button for cold air blast
  • Superfast drying
  • Ultra lightweight


  • Price is slightly on a higher side

#3. Philips BHD006 Hair Dryer

Philips BHD006 is designed for quiet drying (less noise while drying without compromising on its performance). The 1600 Wattage allows fast and gentle drying of your thick hair.

The dual input voltage feature makes it a convenient hair dryer for your travel bag while you travel worldwide, along with the foldable handle and a travel pouch.

The thermoprotect temperature settings protect your hair from overheating. There are 3 speed and heat combination settings available, warm, semi heat and hot.

It also has a cool shot button to give a burst of cold air to set and finish your hairstyle.


Input Voltage: Dual Voltage  (110V / 220V)

Wattage: 1600W

Temperature Settings: ThermoProtect

Speed Settings: 3

Cool Shot: Yes

Power Cord Length: 1.8Meter

Concentrator: Yes

Warranty: 2 Years

Amazon Customer Rating: 4.0 / 5


  • Dual input voltage for worldwide use
  • Rubberized hook for convenient storage
  • Foldable handle with a travel pouch
  • Quiet Drying Option


  • Cool shot may produce slight warm air sometimes

#4. Wahl 5439-024 Hair Dryer

If you are looking for a salon quality hair dryer for your thick curly hair, Wahl 5439-024 Hair Dryer will be the perfect fit for your needs.

This is a tourmaline hair dryer which uses negative ions technology for faster drying. It has two temperature settings and two speed settings along with a cool shot button for quick and easy styling.

With its 2000 Wattage power, this Wahl hair dryer can create the optimum level of airflow and gentle drying power which makes it safe on your hair for everyday use.  It comes with three attachments, two concentrators and one diffuser for specific area drying and styling.

Wahl 5439-024 Hair Dryer is more of a professional hair dryer type and a worth investing for salon owners.


  • Wattage: 2000W
  • Heat Settings: 2
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Diffuser: 1No
  • Concentrator: 2Nos
  • Warranty: 1 Year

Amazon Customer Rating: 4.3/ 5


  • Perfect for thick curly hair
  • Good for the winter season
  • Comes with 3 attachments
  • Suitable for salon use


  • A bit heavy in weight
  • Not that suitable for travel needs

#5. Panasonic EH-ND21 Hair Dryer

This 1200W, Panasonic EH-ND21 Hair Dryer is a medium good product for your daily hair drying needs. The foldable design makes it a travel-friendly product.

This ceramic hair dryer comes with a uniquely designed blower mechanism which consists of a quick dry nozzle to emit strong and weak airflows alternatively, which helps hair strands to separate and dry hair rapidly.

It has 2 hot and 1 cold(cool shot) temperature settings for drying and styling. This Panasonic hair dryer comes with the hair protective temperature technology to maintain the temperature at 50 degrees to avoid hair damage due to overexposure to heat. Beside this,,the ceramic coated element takes care of uniformly heated air flow.

Regarding the looks, the pink and white combination color gives a bright classy look to the product which can be a ideal match for lady’s choices.

One demerit is, the cool shot option not so powerful to get a blast of airflow to retain the final hairstyle.


  • Wattage: 1200 W
  • Quick Dry Nozzle: 1 No
  • Cool Shot Button: Yes
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Hair Protective Temperature Technology: Yes
  • Power Cord Length: 1.5Meter
  • Color: Pink and White
  • Warranty: 1 Year

Amazon Customer Rating: 4.2 / 5 


  • Best for fine hair
  • Hair Protective Temperature technology at 50 Degrees
  • Foldable handle and easy to carry
  • Affordable Price


  • Chances to get frizzy hair
  • Cool shot is not much powerful


Out of these 5 best ones we have selected, Philips BHD006 and Braun HD580 hair dryers are our personal recommendations for your hair styling needs.  Philips BHD006 can serve you with all the necessary features needed for a regular hair dryer at an affordable price. At the same time,if you don’t want to compromise on the quality of a hair dryer as well as on  your hair styles, then Braun HD580 is the best choice.