USING A The hair dryer is the key to achieving professional-level styling at home. Think about it: your barber or hairstylist probably uses one on you after they’ve finished cutting to help you style your hair. If haircut days are among your best hair days, a hair dryer is probably part of the equation.
A hair dryer does more than just speed up drying time. It lets you shape and manipulate each strand of hair to help you lock in your desired style and use less product in the process. That’s why if you don’t use a hair dryer, you risk losing your best hair.
“It’s important for men to use a hair dryer to create a more finished or polished look,” says celebrity groomer Melissa De Zarate. Messy looks are one thing, but if you’re going for a sleek style or “curls that hold their shape,” it’s hard to achieve without the use of a hair dryer.
The secret, according to De Zarate, lies in the attachments. The concentrator can help focus hot air from the hair dryer to straighten hair, create volume with brushes and help eliminate frizz for a sleek look. And if you have curly hair, you can (and should) still use a hair dryer using the diffuser. There’s no better way to achieve defined curls that hold their shape, she says.
There are so many different hair dryers available at all price points that it’s hard to find the best hair dryer for your hair type and styling needs. Luckily, we’ve done the leg work for you. This list of the best hair dryers for men is the perfect place to start your drying and styling journey.