Discover the best blow dryer for natural hair with our simple guide

Leona | 14 September 2017

Knowledge is power, ladies, so find the best blow dryer for natural hair with our simple guide, below! 

 

Are you looking for a hairdryer for your natural tresses but not quite sure where to start or what to look for? We get it; with attachments, different functions and heat settings, it can all get a little confusing. But worry not, dear naturalista, as we’re here to break it down for you and help you find the best blow dryer for natural hair!

From enhancing your natural curls to creating a salon worthy blowout for a special occasion, it all starts with your hair dryer. So to ensure you’re not left in the dark, we’ve picked out all the key things you need to know.

Best blow dryer for natural hair: The things you need to know

 

model with curly natural hair smiling and touching hair
Speed up your hair drying process with a blow dryer.

The best blow dryer for enhancing your curls

If you want to enhance your natural curls, we suggest choosing a hairdryer with a diffuser attachment. Not sure what these are? We don’t blame you, as these are often sold separately as an attachment for your hairdryer, yet are an essential tool for given a new lease of life to curly or wavy tresses.

TONI&GUY Professional Universal Diffuser

Our favourite for creating silky-smooth, conditioned hair is the TONI&GUY Professional Universal Diffuser. Not only does this diffuser promote volume and height to those with straight hair, but it can also revive wavy or curly hair that looks and feels limp.

With its cool touch silicone housing, it’s perfect for travel as it collapses after use. Oh and it has the added bonus that it can be attached to the both the TONI&GUY Compact AC Dryer and the TONI&GUY Daily Conditioning Dryer.

VO5 Heat Protect Serum

Editor’s tip: Before using any heated styling tools on your tresses, we suggest using a heat protectant (like VO5 Smoothly Does It Heat Protect Serum), as this little hero is the master of controlling frizz and flyaways, while also helping protect against heat damage.

Joan Smalls on the runway with straight black hair
Getting stunning blowout hair couldn’t be easier. Credit: ingitialimages.com

The best blow dryer for straightening hair

If you’re thinking of drying your natural hair in a straight and smooth finish, we suggest looking for a hairdryer with a nozzle attachment. This will help smooth the hair while drying by directing the flow of air for more targeted drying.

A concentrated nozzle (as they are commonly known) already come in the box with many hair dryers on the market and certainly shouldn’t be overlooked. This simple attachment will make blow-drying your natural hair straight a whole lot easier.

TONI&GUY Daily Conditioning Dryer

We suggest trying the TONI&GUY Daily Conditioning Dryer with its nozzle attachmentDesigned with TONI&GUY expertise, this brilliant styling staple has ionic barrels making drying hair faster. As well as the drying benefits, this hair dryer also locks in moisture, making it great for those with parched strands — jackpot!

Editor’s tip: If you’re struggling with frizzy strands and need a product to smooth and tame your mane, then you will love TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Beautifying Oil. This system fights frizz, detangles knots, boosts shine, adds softness and tames flyaways. Hello silky-smooth hair!

 

Now you have found the best blow dryer for natural hair, see our Hair Products page and discover the best hair care routine for your natural tresses.