10 hair dryers for mastering the perfect blow dry

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Beauty Crew Beauty Editor / April 15 2024

What hair dryer is least damaging to hair?

Look for features that prioritise hair health and minimise heat exposure, such as intelligent temperature controls and settings that dry your hair quickly, safely and keep your hair from getting fried. There are a number of hair dryers available in Australia that offer superior styling without sacrificing the health of your hair. Not a fan of frizz? Try a microfibre hair towel

Is it bad to use a cheap hair dryer?

In short? No, it's not necessarily bad to use a cheap hair dryer. The best hair dryer for you is often dependant on a number of factors, including your individual hair type, your hair styling preferences and yes, your budget. While historically high end hair dryers were considered to be better for your hair, the mass availability of different technology now means that there are a whole host of options on the market that won't break the bank or your strands. 

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Briar Clark got her start in the media industry in 2017, as an intern for Marie Claire and InStyle. Since then, her keen interest in fashion and beauty has landed her gigs as a Digital Content Producer and Beauty Editor with titles like Girlfriend, Refinery29, BEAUTYcrew and beautyheaven. She loves the way seemingly innocuous topics like skin care and style have the ability to put a smile on people’s faces or make them think about themselves a little differently. A big believer in self love and experimentation, Briar has made a point of becoming the Australian beauty industry’s unofficial guinea pig for unusual treatments and daring hair trends. When she’s not testing out the latest beauty launches, Briar is big on broadening her horizons, mostly in the form of food but she’s also partial to travelling to new destinations both near and far (and of course, allocating an extra bag to bring their best beauty offerings home with her).