The Best Hair Dryers For Every Budget

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In today’s world, hair dryers are used not only for drying hair easily but for various reasons as the hair dryer products have become very affordable.

They are now used for making hair curly or wavy to straight or bringing a little wave or curl in fine hair and many more styles. They are also used for detangling hair as well as saving hair from damaging and making them shiner in a healthy way. So people all around the world are buying hair dryers at different prices.

In this article, we are going to discuss the best affordable hair dryers available in the market.

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Affordable is a relative term

Before suggesting you the best “affordable” hair dryer products, we want to clarify this word. Affordable is a relative term. You can not say those products affordable that are cheap or inexpensive. Expensive products also can be affordable. Even this “expensive” is also a relative term.

Just because individuals cannot pay for something at a moment does not necessarily mean that thing overpriced. Some people expect hair dryers that cost under $50 as affordable products. On the other hand, to some people, blow dryers that cost above $200 can be considered as affordable.

How we arranged this article

We have decorated this article for all sorts people and categorized the best hair dryer products in 5 different price ranges:

  1. Products under $50
  2. Products under $100
  3. Products under $150
  4. Products under $200
  5. Products above $200

Every section is divided into 2 parts. They are:

Part 1: Information

You will get to know the features, technologies, attachments, motor types of the dryers, names of good brands in that price range offer and the features you cannot get as well. We will provide the information so that you can have a clear idea about the products and jump to the product section without having any confusion or question raised in your mind.

Part 2: Product Suggestion

This is the main product section where we will suggest you few best hair dryer products in the specific price range. You will see a comparison table between the products which will help you to choose the most suitable product that fulfills your requirements.


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So let’s get started.

Hair Dryers under $50

Look at the following table where you can see the features and technologies provided by the hair dryers of this price range and what they do not provide:

FeatureWhat you can getWhat you cannot get
Hair Dryer Type

  • Domestic/Regular use

  • Travel

Professional/Salon standard hair dryer
Common Facilities

  • Up to 1900 Wattage

  • 3 or 2 heat settings

  • 3 or 2 speed settings

  • Cool shot button

  • Removable end cap

  • Light weight


  • Thin mouth/vent

  • Thick cord

  • Non-slip mat

  • Long cord

Voltage SystemSingle and dual voltage facilityN/A
Motor TypeAC, DCBrushless DC
Technologies

  • Ionic

  • Ceramic

  • Tourmaline ionic

  • Tourmaline ceramic

  • Infrared heat technology

  • Thermal technology

  • Nano-titanium


  • Air multiplier

  • Heat control

Provided Attachments

  • Diffuser

  • Concentrator

  • Comb Nozzle

  • Brush

N/A
BrandsBabylissPro, Conair, Revlon, Remington, AndisT3, Dyson, Solano, Panasonic, Bio Ionic, Pibbs, Elchim

Products

As you can see from the above table that the dryers of under $50 are for domestic use and travel purpose. We have selected 3 products to suggest. Let’s have a look at the following comparison table between the products:

BrandBabylissPROConairRevlon
PictureBaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer - V.1 FebConair 1875W Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer - V.1 FebRevlon 1875W Infrared Hair Dryer - V.1 Feb
Model NameBaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium Travel DryerConair 1875 Watt Ionic Ceramic Hair DryerRevlon 1875W Infrared Hair Dryer for Faster Drying & Maximum Shine
Item NumberBABTT053T225NPRVDR5105LA1
Weight0.75 Pounds1.5 Pounds2 Pounds
Wattage1000W1875W1875W
Dual VoltageYesNoNo
Folding HandleYesNoNo
TechnologyTourmaline TitaniumIonic, Tourmaline CeramicInfrared Heat Technology, Tourmaline Ionic
Attachment1 Concentrator1 Diffuser and 1 Concentrator1 Diffuser and 1 Concentrator
Cool shot buttonYesYesYes
Heat settingNo32
Speed setting223
Warranty1 Year2 Years4 Years
DurableYesYesYes
Price Check Price Check Price Check Price

Observation

All the 3 products on the table are of very good quality. These cheap dryers are known as the “budget” hair dryers. Those who use to travel around the world can buy BabylissPRO hair dryer for it folding handle and dual voltage feature. They can easily carry it in their bag. And the other two dryers are very good for domestic use. Both of them provide almost the same features and same types of accessories.

Remington AC2015 T|Studio Pearl Ceramic Hair Dryer

Remington AC2015 T|Studio Salon Collection Pearl Ceramic Hair Dryer is also a great product which has quite an exact configuration as Conair hair dryer. You can buy Remington dryer as an alternative product of Conair dryer. All of these products are good for all types (fine, curly) and length (short, medium, long) hair.

Hair Dryers under $100

Check out the table to know what features and technologies the dryers of this price range offer and what they do not:

FeaturesWhat you can getWhat you cannot get
Hair dryer typeSemi-ProfessionalFull Professional/Salon standard
Common Facilities

  • up to 2300 Wattage

  • 3 or 2 heat settings

  • 3 or 2 speed settings

  • Cool shot button

  • Removable end cap

  • Light weight

  • Thin mouth/vent

  • Thick and cord

  • Non-slip mat

N/A
Voltage SystemSingle voltage facilityDual voltage facility
Motor TypeAC, DCBrushless DC
Technologies

  • Ionic

  • Ceramic

  • Tourmaline ionic

  • Tourmaline ceramic

  • Infrared heat technology

  • Thermal technology

  • Nano-titanium


  • Air multiplier

  • Heat control

Provided Attachments

  • Diffuser

  • Concentrator

  • Comb Nozzle

  • Brush

N/A
BrandsBabylissPro, Conair, Revlon, RuskT3, Dyson, Solano, Bio Ionic, Pibbs, Elchim, Remington, Andis

Products

The products of these price range (below $100) are semi-professional quality dryers. Check out the products comparison the following table:

BrandBabylissPRORuskJinri
PictureBaBylissPRO Ceramix Xtreme Dryer - V.1 FebRUSK Engineering W8less Professional 2000W Dryer - V.1 Feb
Jinri Salon Grade Professional 1875W Hair Dryer - V.1 Feb
Model NameBaBylissPRO Ceramix Xtreme DryerRUSK Engineering W8less Professional 2000 Watt DryerJinri Salon Grade Professional Hair Dryer
Item NumberBAB2000W8lessB075DBXBJK (ASIN)
Weight1 Pound1 Pound2 Pound
Wattage2000W2000W1875W
TechnologyCeramicCeramic, TourmalineIonic, Far infrared heat
Attachment1 Concentrator2 Concentrators (Wide and thin mouth)1 Diffuser, 1 Concentrator and 1 Comb Nozzle
Cool shot buttonYesYesYes
Heat setting333
Speed setting222
Non slip matYesNoNo
Removable capYesNoYes
Warranty2 YearsNo2 Years
DurableYesYesYes
Price Check Price Check Price Check Price

Observation

You can see that all the products provide almost the same features. Their attachments packaging is different from each other and it can be the only point that can drag your attraction to any particular items from these products. Concentrators help to flow the air more accurately to the hair. On the other hand, the diffuser is used for styling and comb is generally used for detangling as well as styling. So you can now choose a product that meets your requirements.

Hair Dryers under $150

Follow the table to know what these dryers offer and they do not:

FeaturesWhat you can getWhat you cannot get
Hair dryer typeProfessional/Salon StandardLuxury dryers
Common facilities

  • up to 2300 Wattage

  • 3 or 2 heat settings

  • 3 or 2 speed settings

  • Cool shot button

  • Removable end cap

  • Light weight

  • Thin mouth/vent

  • Thick and cord

  • Non-slip mat

N/A
Voltage SystemSingle voltage facilityDual voltage facility
Motor TypeACDC, Brushless DC
Technologies

  • Ionic

  • Ceramic

  • Tourmaline ionic

  • Tourmaline ceramic

  • Infrared heat technology

  • Thermal technology

  • Nano-titanium


  • Air multiplier

  • Heat control

Attachment

  • Diffuser

  • Concentrator

  • Comb Nozzle

Brush
BrandsBabylissPro, Conair, Rusk, T3, Elchim, SolanoDyson, Remington, Panasonic, Bio Ionic, Pibbs, Andis

Products

In this price range, you can find professional quality hair dryer products. Look at the following table of products:

BrandRuskBabylissPROConair
PictureRUSK Engineering Speed Freak Professional 2000W Dryer - V.1 FebBaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Portofino Full-Size Dryer - V.1 FebConair Vagabond Folding Handle 1875W Compact Hair Dryer - V.1 Feb
Model NameRUSK Engineering Speed Freak Professional 2000 Watt DryerBaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Portofino Full-Size DryerConair Vagabond Folding Handle 1875 Watt Compact Hair Dryer
Item NumberRSK988BABNT6610NB01IADVO58 (ASIN)
Weight1.9 Pounds1.7 Pounds1.1 Pounds
Wattage2000W2000W1875W
Dual VoltageNoNoYes
Folding HandleNoNoYes
TechnologyTourmaline Ceramic, Far infrared heatNano Titanium, IonicIonic
Attachment1 Concentrator3 Concentrators and 1 diffuserNo
Cool shot buttonYesYesYes
Heat setting33No
Speed setting332
Warranty2 Years4 Years1 Year
DurableYesYesYes
Price Check Price Check Price Check Price

Observation

Usually, personal care company brands make travel hair dryer cheap because they are not used vastly in professional sectors. But in this price range, you can see a travel hair dryer (Conair). This can be a great deal for the travelers undoubtedly. On the other hand, people who want to buy a dryer for in general to a little advance styling purpose, they can buy “BabylissPRo” dryer. “Rusk” dryer is also a good deal for the people all sorts of hair.

CHI Rocket Dryer - V.1 Mar

Many people want to buy “CHI Rocket Dryer” in this price range. CHI is good from the aspect of its provided comb nozzle attachment. It is very useful for tangled or frizzy hair. But in overall, this is not a good dryer as it has some durability issues. So we are not suggesting this product for you.

Hair Dryers under $200

We have provided a table where we put the features, technologies and other information on the hair dryer products of this price range. Take a glance:

FeaturesWhat you can getWhat you cannot get
Hair dryer typeProfessional/Salon StandardLuxury hair dryers
Common facilities

  • up to 2300 Wattage

  • 3 or 2 heat settings

  • 3 or 2 speed settings

  • Cool shot button

  • Removable end cap

  • Light weight

  • Thin mouth/vent

  • Thick and cord

  • Non-slip mat

N/A
Voltage SystemSingle voltage facilityDual voltage facility
Motor TypeACDC, Brushless DC
Technologies

  • Ionic

  • Ceramic

  • Tourmaline ionic

  • Tourmaline ceramic

  • Infrared heat technology

  • Thermal technology

  • Nano-titanium

  • Exclusive Nano-Ionic Hybrid Mineral Technology


  • Air multiplier

  • Heat control

Attachments

  • Diffuser

  • Concentrator


  • Comb Nozzle

  • Brush

BrandsElchim, Solano, Sedu, Bio Ionic, PanasonicDyson, T3, BabylissPro, Conair, Revlon, Remington, Andis, Rusk, Pibbs

Products

The products of this range (below $200) are professional and salon quality. In the following table we have compared 3 best products with each other:

BrandElchimBIO IONICSedu
PictureElchim 3900 Healthy Ionic Hair Dryer - V.1 FebBIO IONIC Whisper Light Pro-Dryer -  V.1 FebSedu Revolution Professional Hair Dryer - V.1 Feb
Model NameElchim 3900 Healthy Ionic Hair DryerBIO IONIC Whisper Light Pro-DryerSedu Revolution Professional Hair Dryer
Item Number249790008ZBIO3114 011098
Weight1.6 Pounds1.7 Pounds2.3 Pounds
Wattage2400W1400W2000W
TechnologyIonicExclusive Nano-Ionic Hybrid Mineral TechnologyTourmaline ionic technology
Attachment2 Concentrator nozzles1 Concentrator2 Concentrator nozzles
Cool shot buttonYesYesYes
Heat setting3

  • Hi-Speed Hot

  • Hi-Speed Cool

  • Low Speed Hot

2
Speed setting23
Warranty1 Year5 Years2 Years
DurableYesYesYes
Price Check Price Check Price Check Price

Observation

All of these products are very much durable and of high build quality. Almost all of the provided features are same. Even all of them provide only concentrator attachment. So people of any types of hair whether they have fine, curly or thick hair, can buy any of these products. But people who have really thick, kinky hair can buy “Elchim” dryer for its higher wattage capability.

Hair Dryers above $200

From the following table, you will know the type of dryers of this range and what sorts of features and technologies they offer and you will also know the features they do not provide. Check out:

FeaturesWhat you can getWhat you cannot get
Hair dryer typeProfessional/Salon Standard or luxury hair dryersNon-Professional
Common facilities

  • up to 2300 Wattage

  • 3 or 2 heat settings

  • 3 or 2 speed settings

  • Cool shot button

  • Removable end cap

  • Light weight

  • Thin mouth/vent

  • Thick and cord

  • Non-slip mat

N/A
Voltage SystemSingle voltage facilityDual voltage facility
Motor TypeAc, Brushless motor or a permanent-magnet synchronous motorDC
Technologies

  • Ionic

  • Ceramic

  • Tourmaline ionic

  • Tourmaline ceramic

  • Infrared heat technology

  • Thermal technology

  • Nano-titanium

  • Air multiplier

  • Advance Heat control

  • Soft Air technology

N/A
Attachments

  • Diffuser

  • Concentrator


  • Comb Nozzle

  • Brush

BrandsT3, Dyson, Solano, Panasonic, Bio Ionic, PibbsElchim, BabylissPro, Conair, Revlon, Remington, Andis, Rusk

Products

The products of this price range are fully professional and luxury hair dryers. They are vastly used by professional hair stylists. People use these dryers in their home also to have the salon quality result. Check out the following table of specifications of the products:

BrandT3SolanoPibbs
PictureT3 Featherweight Luxe 2I Dryer - V.2 FebSolano Supersolano 3700 Moda Professional Hair Dryer - V.1 FebPibbs 514 Kwik Dri 1100W Salon Dryer with Casters - V1 Feb
Model NameT3 Featherweiht Luxe 2I DryerSolano Supersolano 3700 Moda Professional Hair DryerPibbs 514 Kwik Dri 1100W Salon Dryer
ASIN B003HUP2XUB002PMGOEWB0012TP5EO
Weight2.6 Pounds2.1 Pounds25.1 Pounds
Wattage1800W1875W1100W
TechnologyTourmaline Ceramic, Soft Air technologyIonic, Tourmaline Ceramic, Far infrared heatIonic
Attachment

  • 1 Concentrator

  • 1 Tourmaline Ceramic Brush

2 ConcentratorsFeatures:

  • Fully height adjustable stand

  • 5 caster wheels

  • Dryer head visor

  • 0 to 60 minutes’ timer

  • Temperature control dial

Cool shot buttonYesYes
Heat setting33
Speed setting22
Warranty2 Years2 Years1 Year
DurableYesYesYes
Price Check Price Check Price Check Price

Observation

These products are the most expensive hair dryers on the market. And just like their higher pricing, they provide higher quality too by providing advanced technologies and features. Though we have given the table above so that you can see the difference between the products. But Pibbs 514 Kwik Dri 1100W Salon Dryer is a dryer of a different type. So it cannot be compared to the other professional/salon quality hair dryers. All of the products are very good for any length (short, medium, long) and types (fine, natural, wavy, curly, thick hair) of hair.

Final observation

From the above discussion, you can now have a clear idea of all types of hair dryer products of different price ranges. Now people of all sorts whether they want to spend comparatively less or more money to buy a hair dryer can find the “best affordable hair dryers” for them very comfortably.

All the mentioned products are selected from a deep research. So you can avowedly choose any product from your affordable price ranges that fulfills your needs, purposes without having any doubt about the durability or quality of the product.

Overall

4.3
  • 1. BaBylissPRO Tourmaline Titanium Travel Dryer (BABNT053T)
  • 2. Conair 1875 Watt Ionic Ceramic Hair Dryer (225NP)
  • 3. Revlon 1875W Infrared Hair Dryer for Faster Drying & Maximum Shine (RVDR5105LA1)
  • 4. BaBylissPRO Ceramix Xtreme Dryer (BAB2000)
  • 5. RUSK Engineering Professional 2000 Watt Dryer (W8less)
  • 6. Jinri Salon Grade Professional Hair Dryer (JR-104)
  • 7. RUSK Engineering Speed Freak Professional 2000 Watt Dryer (RSK988)
  • 8. BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Portofino Full-Size Dryer (BNT6610)
  • 9. Conair Vagabond Folding Handle 1875 Watt Compact Hair Dryer (124TL)
  • 10. Elchim Healthy Ionic Hair Dryer (3900)
  • 11. BIO IONIC Whisper Light Pro-Dryer (ZBIO3114)
  • 12. Sedu Revolution Professional Hair Dryer (001611-BL)
  • 13. T3 Featherweight Luxe 2I Dryer (73840)
  • 14. Solano Supersolano Moda Professional Hair Dryer (3700)
  • 15. Pibbs Kwik Dri 1100W Salon Dryer (514)
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