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 Best Buy Hair Dryers User Survey

Which hair dryers are best? In the UK 2017 almost every household has one (or more). They range in price from around £15 to an eye-watering £80 or more. But which hairdryer is the best buy for you?

At Best Buys Compared we’ve surveyed the people who really know the answer: Owners and users who’ve paid out hard cash for their blow dryer. These people have used their hairdryer in a salon or at home for 3 months or more.

So far, we’ve surveyed more than sixtenn hundred people. With their help we’ve been able to draw up the UK’s best buy hair dryers survey 2017.

Which Hair Dryer is Best 2017 - Our Recommendations

Our survey responders told us – it’s the Parlux 3800. Find out why this dryer has what it takes to be voted number one on our which hair dryer is best page.

 

Hair dryers user recommendations    Parlux 3800 ionic hair dryer     ETI 3500 Turbo dryer   BaByliss 5344U Travel Dryer     BaByliss 5560GU

Our tips  Best Buy ranked Model Overall Users' Satisfaction rating* Type Home use? Travel use? Salon Professional use? Hanging loop Expect to pay around**
 
Best Buys Compared recommends  1 Parlux 3800

9.83/10

Ionic

Y

Y

Y

Y

£80

Best Buys Compared recommends  2 ETI 3500 Turbo Dryer

9.52/10

-

Y

-

Y

Y

£39

Best Buys Compared recommends  4 BaByliss 5344U Travel

9.48/10

-

Y

Y

-

-

£15

Best Buys Compared recommends  6 BaByliss 5560GU

9.18/10

Ionic

Y

-

-

-

£22

Note: The Parlux 3800 is designed for professional hair stylists and home users who want the best beauty tool for their hair.
 But, we’ve also found the most highly user-rated dryers for travel and home use – at bargain prices!

Top 10 Best Buy Hair Dryers 2017 UK

Our top 10 is based on more than 1,685 user reviews of the most popular dryers available in the UK today.

Which is the best hair dryer?

You can find all top 10 hair dryers on another page. For now, here are the four dryers users recommend:

* Best Buy Rating – The Overall Users’ Satisfaction rating. How all users rated their experience of their dryer model after 3 months of use.
** Indicative prices correct at time of publication – could be lower now – check individual dryer pages for the latest low prices.


9 Things You Should Look for in a Best Buy Hair Dryer

We all know what a blow dryer looks like, so here are the 9 qualities to look for when you buy a hair dryer to suit your hair type and style:

Parlux 3800 ranked 1st in our user survey• Will it suit my hair type and length?
• Can I use this in salon, at home or on my travels?
• Is it light and well-balanced to minimise fatigue?
• Is it powerful enough for my hair type and style
• Does it have multiple heat (drying) settings
• And a “Cool shot” to set my hairstyle
• Are there beauty tool attachments for my hair type?
• Is it an ionic hair dryer?
• How long is the cable and is there a hanging loop

 

 

Here’s the reason why you should ask these key buying questions:


1 Will it suit my hair type and length?

Your hair type

You need

Heat settings

Cool shot

Useful Attachments 

Long

Power

3 or more

Y

Concentrator 
Short

Control

2

- 

Fine

Control

2

Y

Diffuser

Thick

Power

3 or more

- 

Concentrator 

Curly

Control

3 or more

- 

Diffuser 

Straight

Power & control

2

Y

Concentrator 

Table © Copyright Best Buys Compared 2017

You’ll also find this handy table on our comparison page.


2 Where will you use your dryer?

If you want a professional hair dryer for intensive salon work you’ll value robust construction, a long lasting motor, plus flexible heat controls. The Parlux 3800 or ETI 3500 have these qualities.

If you are after a travel hair dryer you’ll prize light weight and compactness. The BaByliss 5344U and Wahl MaxPro 1600 have these benefits.

For daily home use you may be interested in value for money and ease of use. BaByliss 5560GU and Babyliss 5589U PowerLite fit the bill.


3 Is it light and well-balanced to minimise fatigue?

Some cheap dryers are just a casing and a housing wrapped round a motor/heater. These can be heavy and unbalanced - leading to arm ache and shoulder pain for the user.

The best buy hair dryers are both light weight and well-balanced, making them suitable for intensive salon work or drying long and/or thick hair at home. Examples are the Parlux 3800 and BaByliss 5560GU.


4 Is the dryer powerful enough for your hair type and style?

Does the dryer have more than 1 speed setting?

You want the option of a second “boost” setting. This is especially important for long or thick hair. You want to quickly and evenly dry hair from root to tip in order to achieve your chosen hair style.


5 Does the dryer have multiple heat (drying) settings?

Multiple heat setting are let you warm the air according to your hair length, type and style – and avoid scorching.

You may want to commence with a hot setting to dry hair. Then switch to a lower setting to dry evenly from hair root to tip.

6 Does it have a “Cool Shot” function

A “Cool shot” function relaxes or sets the hair into the style you want to achieve. This is important if you have long, wavy hair and want to set it in a straight style.


7 Are Beauty Tool Attachments Available for my Hair Type?

Some dryers come with clip-on concentrator nozzles (also available separately). These are used to direct the airflow precisely from root to tip. Useful for long, thick and straight hair.

A diffusor nozzle is a clip on, circular, comb like structure designed to give volume to fine or curly hair. A few blow dryers come with this attachment, but it is easy to buy them separately.


8 Is this an Ionic Hair Dryer?

An ionic hair dryer produces a stream of invisible, harmless negative ions. The primary objective is to counter the static that causes frizzy or fly-away hair. This is caused by cold weather or using plastic hair combs.

Best buy examples are the Parlux 3800, BaByliss 5560GU and Diva Veloce 3800.

An ionic dryer may be a useful beauty tool for people with fine or very long hair.


9 How long is the cable and is there a hanging loop

You want to be comfortable using the dryer without being hunched over the power socket! A 3 metre power cable will give you room to manoeuvre both at home or in the hair salon.

A hanging loop is useful in salon work (or to de-clutter your home).


Hair Dryer Comparison 2017

Which dryers in our top 10 have all these qualities? You’ll find them here on the compare hairdryers page.

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The Best Buy Hair Dryer – An Often Overlooked Beauty Tool

A hair dryer (sometimes called a blow dryer) is a hand held beauty tool that contains a motor and heating element to blow warm air over wet hair.

Cheapest hair dryers here

Get the wrong, cheap hairdryer and you may find it’s just not up to the job of drying your hair quickly and setting it to the style you desire. It may even scorch your scalp and heat damage your hair.

Get the best hair dryer at the cheapest price and you’ll acquire a beauty tool that will last for years at home or at the salon. It will also cope with the different lengths, types and styles of hair found in your family or among clients.

Our best buy hair dryer page is here

Wherever you are in Britain, Best Buys Compared will guide you to the blow dryer that’s best for you – as nominated by the experts who really know – fellow UK owners and users.

Whether you are a home user or professional hair stylist you’ll find it here in the UK’s top 10 best buy hair dryers


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