Fine to medium hair
“The general rule of thumb is the thicker and more coarse your natural texture is, the higher wattage you’ll need, and if you have more fine hair, you can look for dryers that have a lower wattage,” noted Taylor.
When Murphy wants to dry hair quickly and achieve a glass-like shine to damaged medium-to-fine hair, he opts for the Dyson Supersonic — the most popular hair dryer among the hair pros we consulted — which has 1,600 watts of drying power.
He advised looking for a blow dryer with a long neck to add bounce or curl to your hair. “I can use the neck of the dryer to rest the hair on top so I can adjust my brush work midsection to get maximum root lift and extra bounce,” he said.
The hair experts also advised that you always use a heat protectant as a barrier between your healthy hair and your hot tools of choice. However, applying heat to your hair, even if you use a protectant, will “cause cumulative stress on your strands over time,” noted Taylor….