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The Top Five Blow Dryers: Tried, Tested, and True

Taking Your Hair To Amazing Heights With The Right Tools

Every week, I go to my favourite hair salon for a blowout. Yes, I like to treat myself, because trying to manage my own hair is very time consuming and trying to blow-dry my hair can take up to two hours. Of course, I have an old blow-dryer that I bought many, many years ago, which means it doesn't have much power. Perhaps that's my first problem, right there...

Anyway, the other day I was talking to Erica on the phone and she asked me if I knew where to get a good blow-dryer from. I was stumped! I wasn't even sure where to begin. I did some research and found that a lot of my friends buy their blow-dryer from their favourite salon. Nothing beats a salon-quality blow-dryer. Usually a salon blow-dryer will do a great job if you're doing your hair at home, and sometimes, you can find these great quality dryers at stores like Trade Secrets, Sephora, or any department stores you frequently shop at. Blow dryers range in price lfrom $20 to over $200.

Here are my Top Five picks for Best Blow Dryers:

1. T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i - This blow-dryer (I found it at Sephora) has received great reviews, and uses technologies that reduce frizz while "boosting your hair's health, body, and shine." It also promises to dry hair 90 percent faster. A time saver? Sounds great to me! This dryer has two speeds and three heat settings, and weighs "less than a bottle of water." So your arms won't even get sore! It retails for $250 at Sephora, which, if you think about it, is totally worth it, as my weekly blow-dry costs between $25 to $45, depending on where I'm going.


2. CHI AIr Ceramic Hair Dryer (in Pink!) - This pink CHI ceramic blow dryer is 1300 Watts and promises to create less frizz while leaving your hair amazingly shiny. Best thing about this blow dryer? It's only $99! And if pink isn't your favourite colour, it also comes in black and red.

3. Bed Head Ionic Pink Blow Dryer - This blow dryer sells for under $40 and features 2 speeds and 2 heat settings, and has received great reviews. Another great blow dryer? The new TIGI Bed Head Light Me Up 1875W Blow Dryer, which features "Activie ionic technology with negative and positive capablity." This one sells for under $70.


4. BaByliss PRO - BaByliss is the one name I kept hearing over and over again when I asked what the best blow-dryer was. A really popular dryer is the Porcelain Ceramic 2800 Dryer and has a 2000 watt motor, and six heat and speed settings.

5. The Power of Pink Infiniti Pro by Conair - This 1875 Watt Salon Performance AC Motor Styling Tool blow dryer features 3 heat settings and 2 speed settings, and reduces frizz. That's music to my ears.


Other blow dryers I've read good things about: the Revlon RV544 Tourmaline Ionic, and the Andis 1875 Ceramic Folding Dryer with retractable cord.

So what are you waiting for? Now you can buy a top-of-the-line dryer and have fabuous hair every single day!

I guess it's time for me to invest in a new dryer, too... and I'm torn right now, because it's hard to choose just ONE when all five are amazing!

Happy Shopping...