A gorgeous blowout doesn't have to cost you!
The key to gorgeous, salon-level hair every day is a great hair dryer for easy blowouts at home. Lucky for you, we've got the full blow-by-blow on the best hair dryers, complete with top-tested picks from the Good Housekeeping Institute's Beauty Lab, Good Housekeeping Seal stars, best-sellers, and editor favorites.
The GH Beauty Lab evaluates hair dryers across price points in the Lab by measuring drying speed on standardized human hair samples, airflow force, weight, air and surface temperature, and cord length. We also rate each hair dryer's noise emission level and ease of use, including comfort of hold, ease of putting on and removing attachments, location and ease of controls and buttons, and irritation or damage to scalp, skin, or hair. In the Lab's most recent hair dryer test, scientists recorded 2,196 data points to tally the winning models.
You'll want to consider a hair dryer with adjustable heat and speed settings, including a cool shot button which can help to close the hair's cuticle and lock in the style, preventing frizz once you're finished drying. You should also make sure the various attachments suit your hair: They really make a difference on varying textures since they affect the airflow of a hair dryer.
Whether you're going for everyday at-home use, the best travel hair dryer, or pro-level blow-outs every few days, you won't be disappointed with our top picks. Here are the best hair dryers you can buy: