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 SGD50
1. 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 no more fiddling around till you get that right temperature.
2. Vidal Sassoon VS908BH Hair Dryer
Motor speed: 1200W
For those who travel quite a bit, 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 Sasson VS908BH Hair Dryer retails for SGD29 at Harvey Norman.
3. Panasonic EH-ND63
Motor speed: 2000W
Ain’t nobody got time to wait. 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.
4. Panasonic EH-NE50
Motor speed: 1600W
The IONITY range of hair dryers from Panasonic is not new, but this 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.
Best hair dryers from SGD51 to SGD100
5. 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 SGD64.90 at Harvey Norman.
6. 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. 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.
7. Panasonic EH-NE72
Motor speed: 2000W
You don’t want to tame your frizz for just one day but end up with more frizz in the long run. Enter Panasonic EH-NE72. Part of the Panasonic Care series, it packs the Shine Boost Design for silkier hair, as well as Ion Conditioning, the latest ionic trend amongst hair dryer designs said to give that added boost when it comes to de-frizzing your hair.
8. Philips ThermoProtect Ionic HP8233/03
Motor speed: 2200W
You don’t need to settle for one 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!
Best hair dryers between SGD101 to SGD250
9. Philips Pro HPS 910
Motor speed: 2100W
The Philips Pro HPS 910 doesn’t only pack the 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 2 different nozzles, a 7mm and a 9mm, to style and brush your hair exactly how you want.
10. 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 is 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 SGD135 at Philips (not inclusive of delivery) and Tangs, and at SGD 150 at Courts, Harvey Norman, Best Denki. It is also available on Lazada (cheapest price!) and Qoo10.
11. 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.
12. Panasonic Nanocare Ionic EH-NA65
Motor speed: 2000W
Belonging to the same range as the previous entry, the Panasonic Nanocare Ionic EH-NA65 also packs their trademarked nanoe™ technology to deliver 1,000 times the amount of water as negative ions. It also features an ion charge panel and a nanoe™ lamp. The temperature and speed control have 3 settings each.
13. GHD Air Hairdryer
Motor speed: 2,100W
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 SGD225 and is available at all Sephora outlets.
Best hair dryers between SGD251 to SGD450
14. 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, where you can give yourself a quick negative ion collagen facial to keep your skin hydrated!
The Tescom NTCD50 Hair Dryer retails at SGD248 at Harvey Norman.
15. T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Hair Dryer
Motor speed: —
Want a dryer that works as well as it looks? Well, then look no further than the T3 Featherweight Luxe 2i Hair Dryer. Not only does it deliver on advanced, ultra-lightweight technology for optimum drying speed, it also has beautiful rose gold styling details to add an opulent touch to any dressing table.
This premium styling tool also supposedly 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 SGD285 and is available on LookFantastic.
If you’re up for a splurge…
16. 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 SGD 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.
17. 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 utilize far infrared heat to minimize damage for overall healthier styling. Neat!