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While it’s best to use hair dryers sparingly, since they can dry and damage hair, sometimes it’s a necessity. Life will invariably throw times at you when you need your hair dry now. So when that happens, you’ll need one of the best hair dyers on the market to help keep hair healthy. Below are some of the top hair dryers to look into. (Just make sure to keep hair nice and moisturized for when you do need a hair dryer.)

Harry Josh Pro Tools Pro Dryer 2000: Winner of Allure’s Best of Beauty Award, it packs 1,875 watts, has a cool air setting for easier styling and contains both ionic and nonionic heat. Ionic heat gives sleek hair, and nonionic gives tons of volume.

TwinTurbo 3200 Hairdryer: For real styling pros, this product has four temperatures, two speeds and won’t overheat thanks to a special device.

DevaCurl Dryer and DevaFuser: With the diffuser attachment added, this looks like something an alien would use to blast an enemy. This attachment directs air right into hair, and is made to mimic a hand.

Coolway – Go Pro Blow Dryer: This miracle product of science uses less heat to cool hair faster, thanks to the 1,875-watt AC motor.

Conair Infiniti Cord-Keeper Dryer: This is a favorite for if you’re in the market for an affordable model from a department store. It has 1,875 watts, like some of the higher-end models, two speeds and a retracting cord.

Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer: This product boasts salon-quality styling.

DreamDry The Little Black Box: This dryer is super lightweight for long styling sessions and also boasts a long cord of 10.5 feet.

T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i: This speed demon is known for getting hair dry so fast that it naturally sustains less damage.

Sedu Icon Privé Blow Dryer: If you’re really devoted to your hair care products, you can grab this 2,300-watt powerhouse for a “mere” $700. It’s lightweight, uses less electricity than most dryers and dries hair super fast.

GHD Air Hairdryer: This is another product that uses ionic particles to dry hair.

Solano 3500Lite SuperSolano 1800-Watt Professional Dryer: This product uses infrared heat to quickly dry hair, plus it’s super lightweight.

Bio Ionic 10X Ultralight Speed Dryer: Here’s a product that focuses on ionic particles, which can dissolve water into the hair. Meaning more moisture.

Conair Infiniti Pro 1875-Watt Salon Performance Dryer: This product dries hair without over-drying it, thanks to the AC motor. Plus, it blows ionic air for smooth locks.

Hot Tools Tourmaline Tools 2100 Turbo Ionic Dryer: Here’s a dryer that uses tourmaline technology to blast hair with positive and negative ions.

John Frieda Full Volume Dryer: This product has two nozzles: one for giving hair lift, the other for getting rid of flyaways and achieving smooth ends.