The hunt for the best hair dryers in Singapore 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, tame frizz, and create much-needed volume for our Asian tresses.
To help you to find the perfect hair dryer according to your needs and budget, we’ve rounded up a list of the best hair dryers in Singapore, according to reviews.
Whether you’re looking for an affordable option, or you’re ready to splurge to achieve some luscious locks, you’ll certainly find the best hair dryer right here.
Best hair dryers: Below S$50
Philips EssentialCare BHD001/03 Most affordable
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 or S$26.24. Compare prices at the links below.
Xiaomi Mi Ionic Hair Dryer H300 Super compact
This ultra compact hairdryer weighs just 498g, including the air nozzle. Despite its size, don’t belittle the heavy duty it’s able to lift.
Besides dispensing a large and stable air flow, this also produces 50 million negative ions and maintains temperature at an ideal 57℃ to help care for your hair.
The Xiaomi Mi Ionic Hair Dryer H300 retails at S$40. Tap on the links to check for further discounts that happen occasionally.
Cornell Travel Hair Dryer CHD-S1000TVL
Probably one of the most affordable hairdryers you’d be able to find in the market from a reputable brand, this is designed for convenient travel but you can also leave it at home for daily use.
Its compact design comes with a powerful airflow at two speed settings, as well as dual voltage for ease of travel.
On top of these, its gorgeous black and rose gold appearance certainly doesn’t hurt.
Cornell Travel Hair Dryer CHD-S1000TVL retails for S$49.90 but is at 60% off at the time of writing. Tap on the link to see if the promotion is still available.
Best hair dryers: From S$51 to S$100
Panasonic EH-ND63 Hair Dryer
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 Hair Dryer retails at S$54.
Philips Hair Dryer BHD300/13 Affordable but reliable
For a reliable hairdryer that doesn’t costs too much, this is the one to look out for.
Offering three heat and speed settings as well as a cool air setting for a good finishing, this features a slim nozzle that gives you more precision.
Philips Hair Dryer BHD300/13 retails for S$69.
Panasonic Ionity Hair Dryer EH-NE66-K605
Having a stream of ions to eliminate static and condition your hair, this hairdryer boasts strong airflow and even heat distribution for a great blow-drying experience.
Its heat protection mode prevents overheating so your hair is protected, and its foldable handle makes it easy for storage and even travel use.
Panasonic Ionity Hair Dryer EH-NE66-K605 retails for S$69.90. There’s a discount offered at the time of writing. Tap on the link to see if it’s still available.
Vidal Sassoon Foldable Hair Dryer
For those who would like to bring their own hairdryer when you travel or go on staycations, the sleek black Vidal Sassoon Foldable Hair Dryer is compact and folds easily to fit in their bag.
Its concentrator gives you maximum control over how you want to dry and style your hair and 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 hairstyle and prevent damage. This is certainly one of the best hairdryers in Singapore to snag.
The Vidal Sassoon Foldable Hair Dryer retails for S$76.14.
Tefal Studio Dry HV5464
This high performance hairdryer offers the experience of a professional hairdryer yet is easy to use.
With six speed and temperature settings available, this hairdryer gives you full control of the results delivered. Its ionic generator reduces frizz and its permanent cool-air shot ensures a more long-lasting result.
The lightweight hairdryer is also foldable and compact for easy storage.
Tefal Studio Dry HV5464 retails for S$79. A discount is offered at the time of writing, tap on the link to see if it’s still available.
K-SKIN Professional Hairdryer
Offering quick-drying function and 20 million negative ions to protect the hair, this hairdryer allows you to adjust the temperature and speed of drying according to your preference.
Its low noise feature and four pretty colour options are also reasons customers like it.
K-SKIN Professional Hairdryer retails for S$90.72. There’s a generous discount offered at the time of writing, so tap on the link to see if it’s still available.
GHD Flight Travel Hairdryer Great for travel
A compact hairdryer designed for travelling, this is 50% lighter than GHD’s professional hairdryer yet with 70% of the power.
Offering two variable temperature settings, this hairdryer dispenses a powerful airflow temperature of 150°F (approximately 66°C), a removable nozzle for a more precise drying experience, and a foldable handle so you can pack it in your luggage easily.
GHD Flight Travel Hairdryer retails for S$96.
Best hair dryers: Between S$101 to S$250
Dreame Hair Glory
With a 345g lightweight, compact body that promises powerful airflow and efficient drying, there isn’t much else we could ask from the Dreame Hair Glory.
Thanks to its 110,000 rpm motor and 70 m/s speed, Dreame’s Hair Glory uses powerful airflow and pressure to quickly part heavy, wet hair to reach hair roots and wick moisture from the scalp’s surface. You can switch among four temperature settings and two speeds to meet your own drying, haircare needs, and detailed hair shaping.
Plus, the hair dryer is armed with Smart NTC temperature sensing that detects the air temperature at the outlet 100 times per second in real time. It promptly makes adjustments to ensure a constant temperature of 57°C is delivered at a distance of 10 cm from the outlet and an airflow at 70m/s speed. This helps prevent damage caused by high temperatures, which not only dries your hair in two minutes, but also keeps your hair healthy and protected.
However, this hair dryer does much more than just give you smooth tresses fast.
Dreame’s powerful hair dryer comes with an essence nozzle attachment that houses an essence capsule, which contains three types of oil molecules to replenish moisture to every strand. It even releases a high concentration of gold negative ions to smooth your hair and seal in moisture for ultra-soft, silky tresses.
Simply use Hair Glory without the nozzle attachment first to make sure your hair is roughly 80% dry. Then, install the essence nozzle and switch it to the 57°C drying mode and complete your routine!
The 300 million platinum ions also help to seal your hair’s cuticles, making your hair stronger and more resistant to UV rays as it reduces split ends.
From now till 31 March 2023, enjoy S$55 off Dreame Hair Glory with the promo code ‘DREADV’! You’ll also receive a free Essence (Dawn Rose) and essence nozzle (worth S$29.90) when you purchase a set of Hair Glory – limited to the first 100 customers!
Dreame Hair Glory retails at $229. Launch price on 3 March 2023 at S$174 (after promo code has been applied).
BaByliss Super Power Pro 2400 Hair Dryer
Dressed in elegant matte black with rose gold details, the BaByliss Super Power Pro 2400 Hair Dryer gives your hair a velvety, salon-quality finish fast.
With 2400-watt power, you hair will be transformed from damp locks to smooth, flowing tresses. It has a concentrator nozzle as well as three heat and two temperature settings to deliver strong, concentrated airflow so you can dry your hair effortlessly and within minutes.
The hairdryer also uses ionic frizz control and ceramic technology for a high-shine finish.
The BaByliss Super Power Pro 2400 Hair Dryer retails for S$147.65. There’s a promotion going on at the time of writing, so check the link below for the most updated price.
Related read: Achieve salon-quality curls & silky-straight tresses with BaByliss’ styling tools – here’s where to buy them in Singapore
Philips Pro HPS 910
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$169. There are promotions going on at the time of writing, so check the links below to compare prices.
Philips MoistureProtect HP8280/03
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$247.21.
Panasonic Nanocare Ionic EH-NA30
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
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$159. Click on the link to check on latest price because there is a discount going on at the time of writing.
Best hair dryers: Above S$250
Lovrei Performance Hair Dryer Protects hair
Traditional hair dryers tend to ‘cook’ your hair and leave your hair with no moisture, thereby reducing protection from sunlight and other harmful environmental effects. This results in rough, frizzy, dry, and dull hair.
Does that sound familiar? Here’s a hairdryer that does things differently and can help.
Unlike traditional hairdryers, ionic hairdryers like this one from Lovrei causes water to be repelled, thereby drying it faster.
And among ionic hairdryers, Lovrei’s does an amazing job. While most hairdryers release 5 million ions, Lovrei is the first to introduce 20 million ions into their hairdryer.
This means that there is protection against the traditional harmful effects of blow drying.
The result? Retained moisture in your hair, leading to healthier, silkier, and smoother hair.
The Lovrei Performance Hair Dryer retails at S$299.
GHD Helios Professional Hairdryer
If you’re looking for a professional hairdryer that also looks incredibly pretty, then this may just be it.
In two shades – purple and blue – this is equipped with the Aeroprecis technology and a contoured nozzle that allows you to achieve a salon-quality blow-dry experience.
Combining four elements to deliver a concentrated airflow, this hairdryer lets you have a more precise blow, great styling results, and more hair shine.
GHD Helios Professional Hairdryer retails for S$344.
Panasonic EH-NA98RP605 nanoe™ & Double Mineral Hair Dryer
Combining nanoe™ and Double Mineral technology, this hairdryer helps maintain healthy-looking hair, while caring for your scalp in the process.
The technology protects hair’s shine by tightening the cuticle while increasing cuticle cohesion so it’s less prone to splitting.
Offering multiple modes to give you more control, the hairdryer even includes the Skin Mode that allows you to dispense nano-sized water particles to moisturise your face – a feature you can use for a minute after your hair is set.
Panasonic EH-NA98RP605 nanoe™ & Double Mineral Hair Dryer retails for S$399. There’s a generous discount given at the time of writing so tap on the link to check if it’s still available.
Dyson Supersonic HD01
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. One of the best hairdryers in Singapore? That’s for sure.
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 retails at S$599 and is available at Dyson stores.
Amika Power Cloud Repair & Smooth Dryer
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.