There are many different blow-dryers on the market, but if you bear these simple tips in mind you'll be sure to get a good one. And if you maintain it correctly too you could have it for years to come.

For successful styling it's essential that you start with the right hair products and tools, and one of the most popular styling tools is a blow-dryer.

The blow-dryer is capable of creating straight, volume-filled or curly hairstyles, so it’s a must-have item. These handy tips will explain what to look out for when buying a blow-dryer, styling aids to consider and how to maintain your blow-dryer.

Blow-Dryer Tips

Blow-Dryer Buying Tips

Good Quality

It’s extremely important to purchase a blow-dryer that it has plenty of power and is good quality. At least 1800 watts of power is what you’ll need to ensure you always get a good result and shave time off styling. Good quality doesn’t always mean sky-high prices though, so shop around and you should be able to find a blow-dryer that suits your needs and your budget.


Make sure your blow-dryer comes with a nozzle attachment and a diffuser.

The nozzle attachment will allow you to concentrate the air of the blow-dryer along smaller sections of your hair and is especially helpful for creating straight hairstyles.

The diffuser attachment disperses the air flow over a larger area and should only be used on a cooler temperature. It’s designed to help you dry your curls without making your curl lose its shape.

Blow-Dryer Styling Aids

A heat retaining hair brush that stores the heat from your blow-dryer to make styling faster and give your hair a smoother finish (as opposed to a regular hair brush) should be top of your list, as well as a blow-dryer that’s fitted with a cool shot button. The cool shot button is a great feature to have because it cools down the heated air that your blow-dryer puts out to allow you to set your hairstyle in place so your hard work isn’t wasted.

Blow-Dryer Maintenance

It’s a good idea to regularly clean your blow-dryer, the attachments and the filter so that it maintains its effectiveness. The easiest way to do this is to carefully take apart your blow-dryer and clear away any dust or hair that’s accumulated and then give everything a wipe with a warm, slightly damp cloth. Then all you need to do is allow all of parts to thoroughly dry before putting your dryer back together.

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