The Best Hair Dryer Of 2022

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As the year comes to a close, the time to assess the best beauty and personal care products has arrived. Hunting down the glowiest highlighter, the perfect sun-kissed blush, and the most skin-like foundation is important research to determine our new look for 2023.

An important beauty tool to look into is the best hair dryer. Outside of simply transforming your hair from wet to dry, a blow dryer must get rid of frizz, and add shine, bounce, and volume, without added damage — no pressure. Via survey, you've told us that a blow-drying brush is the one hair tool you could never live without, so you get the obsession.

The perfect hair dryer that can add texture to a bob, shag haircut, blowout, or other hair trends that dominated 2022 is always a good buy (via Cosmopolitan). According to Good Housekeeping, that hair dryer was the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. Although the product will run you $400, it has rave reviews, delivering smooth, shiny hair without damage. It's also perfect for all hair types, making it worth the money.

But which hair dryer is the best of the year? Read ahead to see the top ten contenders and the dryer that takes the cake.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

Don't let the price of the product fool you, the Revlon One-Step Volumizer is legit. The drying brush is the No. 1 best seller in the hair dryer category on Amazon for good reason. With a 4.6 rating on Amazon, its customers go on about the drying brush's ability to give great blowouts on thick hair without frizz. The Revlon One-Step Volumiser hashtag on TikTok has over 10 million views, thanks to videos like this where users get the most amazing, voluminous blowouts.

Conair InfinitiPro SmoothWrap Hair Dryer

Another budget buy is this Conair InfinitiPro Hair Dryer that uses advanced plasma technology to condition hair over time, restoring the balance of your hair and leaving it healthier. It comes with six heat and speed settings, as well as a diffuser attachment to enhance your hair texture and a concentrator attachment for heat-focused application. Ulta purchasers gave the dryer a 4.7, saying that it dries their hair quickly and gives them silky strands. However, the main complaint was that it doesn't get super hot, so it may work best for shorter and/or finer hair.

Ghd Helios Advanced Professional Hair Dryer

This hair stylist-recommended dryer gives you salon quality hair. The Helios dryer is professional grade, delivering a powerful airflow with its long-lasting motor. The dryer — which has a 4.7 rating on Sephora — targets and tames frizz, perfect for styling hair. It also gives shiny, voluminous hair, which is probably why it won the Allure Best of Beauty Award in 2020. With its lightweight design and quick dry time, it's suitable for all hair types and textures.

Bio Ionic 10X Ultralight Speed Dryer

The motor of the Bio Ionic 10X Ultralight Speed Dryer is 50% more powerful than the average dryer, drying hair in less than 10 minutes with its infrared heat. Despite the strength of the motor, it doesn't leave you with crunchy strands or heat-damaged hair. The Ultralight dryer uses Bio Iconic's blend of volcanic rock and mineral complex to moisturize hair as it dries it. The dryer weighs less than one pound, making it lightweight and great for traveling.

Revlon Compact Folding Handle Hair Dryer

If you're a frequent flier or traveler, then you know that those tiny hotel dryers simply don't cut it when it comes to drying your hair in a pinch. The Revlon Compact Hair Dryer was designed for traveling. Whether you're tossing it in your gym bag or traveling continentally, the dryer is lightweight enough to be taken anywhere. It also has universal dual voltage, so it can work in other countries, too. Despite its small size, the Revlon dryer has a powerful airflow, with a high heat setting that dries hair quickly.

Confu Professional Powerful Hair Dryer

For people with thick, curly hair, getting your hair to dry in a timely manner is a difficult feat. However, the Confu Professional Powerful Hair Dryer promises to dry hair within five minutes, something that it can do thanks to its strong 1875-watt motor. It comes with a concentrator attachment and a diffuser attachment. The diffuser is one of the best on the market, equipped with long, thick prongs that deliver heat throughout the hair and at the roots, drying it more effectively. It also comes with a cool setting if you're looking to avoid heat damage.

Kiss Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Dryer

Finding an affordable hair dryer that's ideal for natural hair doesn't have to be a complicated search. With a 4.6 rating on Amazon, the Kiss Pro Tourmaline Ceramic Hair Dryer is a clear choice. For less than $25, the dryer comes with a diffuser, concentrator, and detangling attachment, as well as four hair clips for sectioning. It's a lightweight dryer that gives frizz-free results, smoothing hair with its fast drying time. It has two speed settings and three heat settings, allowing you to avoid heat-damaged locks.

Tineco Smart Ionic Hair Dryer

A Roomba can sense where your house needs to be cleaned. A FitBit can tell you when you need to get up and get moving. Why can't your hair dryer sense the needs of your hair? The Tineco Smart Ionic dryer uses iLoop™ Smart Sensor Technology to examine the moisture levels of your hair, adjusting the temperature automatically. Although the product seems to be currently available only on Tineco's website, Best Buy rated the dryer a 4.6, with reviewers saying the lightweight dryer tames their frizz, leaving smooth hair that is soft and without damage.

Gold 'N Hot Hard Hat Dryer

For a real professional-grade hairstyle, get an overhead dryer like the Gold 'N Hot Hard Hat Dryer. Originally $59.99 at Sally Beauty, the dryer is currently on sale for $29.99. Rather than struggling to dry or diffuse curls with a handheld tool, transport yourself back to the salon by sitting under this with a magazine or gossiping on the phone. The dryer comes with an adjustable column to suit different heights and three heat settings. The spacious hood is fully vented, allowing your hair to dry evenly and fitting even the largest rollers.

RevAir Reverse-Air Dryer

If the only time you bring out your blow dryer is when you want to straighten your hair, splurge on the RevAir Reverse Air Dryer. Currently on sale for $359, the dryer goes for $478. Although it's pricey, the dryer is a worthy investment, stretching out hair for a blown-out look that lets you straighten hair with ease. The dryer works like magic, demonstrated in this TikTok. Wet, curly hair goes in, and in under a minute, it's transformed into sleek, dry hair. Customers gave the dryer a 4.8, saying it makes an at-home silk press so much easier.

The best hair dryer of 2022

Taking the crown as the best hair dryer of 2022 is the Drybar Double Shot Blow-Dryer Brush. With large, voluminous hair taking the internet by storm this year, it only makes sense that a salon famous for offering blowouts (only blowouts — no cuts or color) would make the perfect drying brush for the popular style. Bustle predicted that the '90s blowout trend would dominate the year, and they were right. #90sblowout on TikTok has over 80 million views, with countless people demonstrating how they used a drying barrel brush to achieve their look.

The Double Shot drying brush — which won a Good Housekeeping 2020 Beauty Award, per Drybar — uses ionic technology to give you shiny and frizz-free hair while sealing your cuticles. The brush is oval-shaped with both nylon and tufted bristles, giving you the ease of control and a smooth finish. The handle is ergonomic for easy usage and comes with three heat settings, perfect for any length or texture.

The blow-drying brush is available on the Drybar website for $155.