You and I have experienced the feeling of leaving the salon with perfectly blow-dried hair, right? However, no matter how hard we try, we can’t blow dry it perfectly ourselves. Or can we?
Hair dryers play a crucial role in helping us dry and style our hair the way we want. With the best hairdryer and the right technique, you can get the desired results easily. Here is a look at ceramic vs titanium hair dryers and a list of factors you should consider before buying the perfect one.
We've included our favorite titanium and ceramic hair dryer below.
- Babyliss Nano Titanium Hair Dryer (Babyliss also makes a great ceramic version).
- Elchim Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer
Ceramic vs. Titanium Hair Dryers - key features
Ceramic hair dryers are a popular choice among women who dry their hair frequently. Ceramic disperses heat evenly and stabilizes the temperature quickly. The material ensures better smoothness by sealing hair cuticles and controlling frizz, which is why it is great for women with weak, damaged and sensitive hair. Ceramic hairdryers are ionic in nature, so they discharge negative ions into the hair shaft, making your hair look fuller, bouncy, and shinier.
Titanium manages a steady temperature and dries hair faster. It is 40% lighter in weight than its ceramic counterpart is, making it excellent for quick styling. It provides a smoother and silkier texture and controls frizz better than the ceramic type. However, because it quickly heats your hair, it can damage it. As such, it is best suited for women who have thick hair.
Factors to consider before buying a Hair Dryer
The power of a hair dryer is important because it lets you know how much electricity it will consume. As a rule of thumb, the higher the wattage, the more powerful the dryer is and the less time it will take to dry your hair. On the other hand, the higher the wattage, the more electricity it will consume and the higher your bill will be.
The weight of a blow dryer plays a vital role in styling. To use the right technique, you need a blow dryer that does not assert much pressure on your wrist. Your shoulder muscles may burnout half way through your styling. As such, a titanium dryer may be a good choice if you can’t keep your hand up for long.
Choose a hair dryer with both high and low airflow options. Alternating the hair flow settings spins the motor inside the dryer. The fan turns slowly when the supplied power is low, pushing less air through the dryer.
Hair Dryer Accessories
Many hair dryers come with a diffuser and dryer brush. Diffusers separate your hair and enhance its natural smoothness, making your hair shinier and drying it faster.
The price of a hair dryer varies vastly. However, try to choose a top rated hair dryer so it can last a long time. Generally, titanium hair dryers are more expensive than their ceramic type.
Did you know that long exposure to hair dryer noise can be damaging to your hearing? No matter the material you opt for, ceramic or titanium, try to opt for a low noise hair dryer.
Ceramic hair dryers are usually the right choice for most women. However, titanium dryers offer a more professional look in less time, provided you know how to handle it properly. Your hair dryer should really be a one-time investment; make it count.