The hunt for the best hair dryers that can solve all our hair woes is always a hard one. After all, this is a device that most of us use every day – to dry our hair and to tame frizziness and create much-needed volume.
To help you to find the best hair dryer according to your needs and budget, we have a list of the best-reviewed hair dryers in one article. Whether you’re looking for an affordable option, or you’re ready to splurge to achieve some luscious locks, we certainly have recommendations for hair dryers for all budgets and needs right here.
Best hair dryers below S$50
Philips EssentialCare BHD001/03 Motor speed: 1200W
If you’re on a serious budget, this hair dryer has you covered. The Philips EssentialCare BHD001/03 is incredibly affordable, and doesn’t compromise on quality for its price. It has two flexible settings with pre-selected heat/speed combinations so there will be no more fiddling around till you get that right temperature.
The Philips EssentialCare BHD001/03 retails for S$29 at authorised retailers. Compare prices with the links below.
Vidal Sassoon VS908BH Hair Dryer Motor speed: 1200W
For those who would like to bring your own hairdryer when you travel or go on staycations, the sleek black Vidal Sassoon VS908BH Hair Dryer is compact and folds easily to fit in your bag. Its concentrator gives you maximum control on how you want to dry and style your hair, and it does it quickly and smoothly. A cool shot setting is also included for you to dry your hair at a lower temperature to set your hair style and to prevent damage.
The Vidal Sassoon VS908BH Hair Dryer retails for S$29 at authorised retailers.
Panasonic EH-ND63 Motor speed: 2000W
Hate that you spend too much time drying your hair? The Panasonic EH-ND63 is designed for quick drying, and is part of the Panasonic Fast Dry series. It has three temperature settings, so you have better control over how much heat is hitting your hair.
While it doesn’t have the Ion Conditioning function that comes with so many hair dryers nowadays, it claims to have in-built Heat Protection properties. It even boasts a Strong Cool mode to help you set your style after blow-drying.
The Panasonic EH-ND63 retails at S$46.99.
Best hair dryers from S$51 to S$100
PLAY by TUFT Misty Rose Compact Hair Dryer Motor speed: 1700W
Can’t travel without a hair dryer? Then you need PLAY by TUFT’s Misty Rose Compact Hair Dryer. This ergonomically designed hair dryer is perfect for stashing into bags for a quick getaway or a midday touch-up.
Don’t let its compact form fool you, though – it may be tiny, but it’s mighty. The hair dryer boasts a High AC Motor as well as two heat and speed settings to help you achieve a salon-quality blowout fast. It also comes with a diffuser and nozzle so you can target hard-to-reach areas for easy styling.
Toggle to the Ionic Function, which releases negative ions to seal in cuticles and reduce moisture loss during drying, or switch to the Cool Shot Function for a refreshing blast of air that’ll give your strands a smooth, shiny finish.
Thanks to its long lifespan of more than 1,000, this hair dryer is set to be a mainstay in our beauty stash.
The PLAY by TUFT Misty Rose Compact Hair Dryer retails at S$69.90. Check the link below for the most updated price.
Panasonic EH-NE42 Ionity Hair Dryer Motor speed: 1500W
Negative ions prevent frizz and improve shine and for those who are looking for an affordable hair dryer that emits ions, the Panasonic EH-NE42 Ionity Hair Dryer makes a pretty good choice. This hair dryer is quiet and efficient, and comes with three different modes for you to dry your hair according to its condition.
Go for the cool mode to protect your hair from further heat damage, select the extra-quiet Set Mode if your loved ones are still sleeping, or opt for the Turbo Dry for more drying power if you are running late!
The negative ions come from two independent outlets to help boost their moisturising effect and it also folds easily to prevent a cluttered vanity area.
The Panasonic EH-NE42 Ionity Hair Dryer retails at S$64.90. Check the links below to compare prices.
Panasonic EH-NE50 Motor speed: 1600W
The IONITY range of hair dryers from Panasonic is a pretty good classic. The Panasonic EH-NE50 features two outlets on both sides of the main hot air vent, which is meant to release negative ions towards your hair for deeper moisturising effect.
Another feature of the Panasonic EH-NE50 is the Healthy Quick Drying nozzle, which apparently alternates strong and weak air-flows to separate hair strands for faster hair drying.
The Panasonic EH-NE50 retails at S$69.90. Check the links below to compare prices.
Braun Satin Hair 5 PowerPerfection HD580 Motor speed: 2500W
With a motor speed of 2500W, the Braun Satin Hair 5 PowerPerfection HD580 is arguably the most powerful and possibly fastest hair dryer on our list so far. It also utilises ionic technology to help you achieve silky locks, faster. It also has an infrared heating system ensures efficient and fast drying.
You have the flexibility of three temperature and two airflow settings to suit whatever style you’re going for, and then a Cold Shot mode to set it in place.
The Braun Satin Hair 5 PowerPerfection HD580 retails at S$79. Check the links below to compare prices.
Philips ThermoProtect Ionic HP8233/03 Motor speed: 2200W
You don’t need to settle when you can have two-in-one. The Philips ThermoProtect Ionic offers a quick drying experience with a default motor speed of 2200W and a TurboBoost button, and Ionic Care technology for frizz-free results.
True to the name of this product, it also boasts a ThermoProtect setting that provides optimal drying temperature without the heat damage. That’s in addition to six temperature settings for even greater control. No wonder this hair dryer has quickly become a customers’ favourite!
The Philips ThermoProtect Ionic retails at S$89. Check the links below to compare prices.
Best hair dryers between S$101 to S$250
Panasonic EH-NE72 Motor speed: 2000W
You don’t want to tame your frizz for just one day to only end up with more frizz in the long run. Enter Panasonic EH-NE72. Part of the Panasonic Care series, it includes the Shine Boost Design for silkier hair, as well as Ion Conditioning, which is designed to give that added boost when it comes to de-frizzing your hair.
The Panasonic EH-NE72 retails at S$109. Check the links below to compare prices.
Philips Pro HPS 910 Motor speed: 2100W
The Philips Pro HPS 910 doesn’t only offer ionic technology, but also utilises ceramic elements to prevent over-drying on your hair while maintaining its efficiency as a quick hair dryer. Both temperature and speed factors have three different settings each. The Philips Pro HPS 910 also comes with two different nozzles (7mm and 9mm) to style and brush your hair exactly the way you want it.
The Philips Pro HPS 910 retails at S$135. Check the links below to compare prices.
Philips MoistureProtect HP8280/03 Motor speed: 2300W
This hair dryer is incredibly pretty – and we can imagine it sitting nicely on our vanity table. But it’s more than just an eye candy; it’s also very smart. The Philips MoistureProtect HP8280/03 claims to have a Moisture Protect infrared sensor that can measure the temperature of your hair. Once your hair is dry, it automatically switches down the heat in order to protect your hair. Naturally, it also has ionic technology to ensure the best frizz-free results.
The Philips MoistureProtect HP8280/03 retails at S$159. Check the links below to compare prices.
Panasonic Nanocare Ionic EH-NA30 Motor speed: 1400W
The Panasonic Nanocare Ionic EH-NA30 utilises nanoe™ technology, which is apparently ultra-fine nano ions that can hold 1,000 times the same amount of water as the negative ions typically used in most ionic hair dryers. This also has a healthy QuickDry nozzle that is set at 50 degrees Celsius, and features only two speed settings.
The Panasonic Nanocare Ionic EH-NA30 retails at S$155 at authorised retailers.
Panasonic Nanocare Ionic EH-NA65 Motor speed: 2000W
Belonging to the same range as the previous entry, the Panasonic Nanocare Ionic EH-NA65 also offers their trademarked nanoe™ technology to deliver 1,000 times the amount of water as negative ions. In addition, it features an ion charge panel and a nanoe™ lamp. The temperature and speed control have three settings each.
The Panasonic Nanocare Ionic EH-NA65 retails at S$199. Click on the link to check on latest price because there is a discount going on at the time of writing.
GHD Air Hairdryer
A powerful 2,100W professional-strength motor and patented removable air filter helps deliver high pressure air flow for super-fast drying, while advanced ionic technology reduces frizz and flyaways to give a smooth salon-style finish in half the time. Uh, sounds ideal already!
And that’s not all— the GHD Air Hairdryer also comes equipped with variable power and temperature controls, allowing you to tailor your blow-dry to your hair type, while a cool shot button helps lock your finished style in place with a blast of cold air.
The GHD Air Hairdryer retails at S$225.
Best hair dryers above S$250
Tescom NTCD50 Hair Dryer Motor speed: 1700W
Also known as the Collagen Hair Dryer, this made-in-Japan Tescom NTCD50 Hair Dryer emits collagen to condition hair, nano mist to infuse moisture, and triangle negative ions to shield your hair from static electricity. There are four modes: hot, cool, scalp, and even a facial mode, so you can give yourself a quick negative ion collagen facial to keep your skin hydrated!
The Tescom NTCD50 Hair Dryer retails at S$250.
T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Hair Dryer
Want a dryer that works as well as it looks? Well, look no further than the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Hair Dryer. Not only does it deliver on advanced, ultra-lightweight technology for optimal drying speed, it also has beautiful rose gold styling details to add an opulent touch to any dressing table.
This premium styling tool also creates a luxurious drying experience, combining Tourmaline with an Ion Generator that work in synergy to emit negative ions and infrared heat. This means that it effectively combats frizz and static while infusing brilliant shine. Score!
The T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Hair Dryer retails at S$359.
Dyson Supersonic HD01 Motor speed: 1600W
We’ve all heard about this hair dryer, and probably have been at least a little bit curious about it. What can be so special about a hair dryer to justify it costing nearly S$600? Aside from it being endorsed by Korean superstar Song Hye Kyo, the Dyson Supersonic HD01 truly has a revolutionary design and specifications.
It does not look like a normal hair dryer, and though it uses 1600W for its motor, users have reported excellent air flow and a drastic decrease in hair drying time. You also no longer have to worry about your hair being caught at the back of a conventional hair dryer where air is taken in. The Dyson design shifts the motor and air intake vent into the handle where the hair is less likely to come into contact, also completely rebalancing the hair dryer to make it a truly refreshing experience.
We have reviewed the Dyson Supersonic and you should open up the article in a new tab and read about it later.
The Dyson Supersonic HD01 retails at S$599. Check the links to compare prices.
Amika Power Cloud Repair & Smooth Dryer Motor speed: 1875W
This revolutionary hairdryer actually gives you the option of switching between positive and negative ion technology to create smooth, silky, blowout-worthy styles. For major oomph and volume, use the positive ion setting, a first-on-the-market technology that opens the hair cuticle to allow nourishing treatments to penetrate the shaft for supremely effective results. Switch to the negative ion setting to smooth the hair cuticle, eliminate frizz and achieve long-lasting styles.
Their super powerful motor has also been proven to last up to three times longer than conventional motors, with it drying hair up to 70% faster than traditional models. Its ceramic- and tourmaline-infused components also utilise far infrared heat to minimise damage for overall healthier styling. Neat!
The Amika Power Cloud Repair & Smooth Dryer retails at S$538 at authorised retailers.