Top 10 Best hair dryer in India(2018)

In today’s fast paced world, no one has the luxury of spending a lot of time on self-grooming.

Hence, owning a hair dryer has become a necessity. If you are rushing to office after a quick shower, this gadget comes very handy.

And not to forget the styling which you can do using the curlers or even a simple hair brush and a hair dryer.

However, before buying the best product for yourself, you need to know a little bit about the types of hair dryers available in the market and which one will suit your needs the most.

Read on to find out more.

Best Hair Dryer In India


Top 10 best Hair dryer in India (2018) 

Model Name

Power Consumption

(in watts)

Number of Speed 

Settings

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1000

2

Philips BHD006 Hair Dryer

(Editor's Choice)

1600

3

Philips HP8643/46 MS Fresher Philips Essential Dryer and Straightener

1000

2

Panasonic EH-ND21-P62B Hair Dryer

1200

3

Vega VHDH-05 Blooming Air Hair Dryer

1000

1

Havells HD3201 Hair Dryer

1500

3

Braun Satin HD 130 Hair Dryer

1200

2

Remington D5000 Hair Dryer

1800

2

Dolphy Professional Wall mounted Hair Dryer HD-001 

1200

2

Surker DW-1407 Professional Hair Dryer 2200W

220

2

#1. SYSKA HD1605 1000W Hair Dryer

This hair dryer has a big wind inlet which reduces air swirl, and hence it is very quiet.

 This product will protect your hair from excess heat with the health breeze mode which is recommended for people with dry hair.

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Features:

  • Cord length : 1.8 m
  • Number of heat settings : 2
  • Number of speed settings : 2
  • Weight : 336 grams
  • Foldable handle to storage and travel.
  • A rubberized hook at the base of the handle helps the user to store it easily.
  • Very light weight, and small in size. Comes with two years of warranty.
  • There is no cool air output

#2. Philips BHD006 Hair Dryer

This Philips hair dryer is designed for quieter drying and its dual voltage features helps it to be used across the globe.

The foldable handle and storage hook are meant for easy storage. 1.8m cord provided with the gadget is meant for maximum flexibility. 1600W is the power usage.

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Features:

  • Heat Settings: 3
  • Speed Settings: 3
  • Weight: 450 gram
  • Powwr consumption : 1600 Watts
  • Thermoprotect temperature setting is extremely safe.
  • Two years of manufacturer warranty from the date of purchase
  • Has both cold and hot dryer options.
  • Has three flexible speed settings for gentle drying.
  • Some customers have complained that the cool shot gives warm air.
  • Some customers do not like the hot option much as according to them, it should be hotter. However, some customers feel that very hot air is not good for their hair.

#3. Philips HP8643/46 MS Fresher Philips Essential Dryer and Straightener

This combo is perfect for the fashionista in you who loves to straighten his/her hair to give it a different look along with making different styles while using a dryer. Thus making it one of the best hair dryer in India.

210°C professional styling temperature of the dryer is good to use, however, the size of both the products are smaller than the regular ones.

You can also find the Philips hair dryer reviews in the video below.

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Features:

  • Cord Length 1.6 m
  • Heat Settings : 2
  • Speed Settings : 2
  • Power Consumption ( Watts) : 1000
  • Gentle drying power of 1000W gives the optimum result
  • Small size of the product makes it handy while travelling.
  • Two years Philips India warranty
  • This might not be a suitable product for someone with longer hair which takes longer time to dry up.
  • Small sized product is good for usage for shorter durations only.

#4. Panasonic EH-ND21-P62B Hair Dryer

This hair dryer uses 1200 W and its sleek nozzle is very effective.

This product comes with hair protective temperature technology at 50* C, and hence you can be rest assured that your hair will not be spoilt due to excessive heat.

The three speed settings allow you to choose the force of the hot air jet, and you can use this dryer for drying your hair, as well as styling it.

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Features:

  • Speed Settings : 3
  • Heat Settings : 3
  • Power consumption : 1200 Watts
  • 1 Year Panasonic India Warranty
  • Weight : 581 gram
  • Has foldable handle which is easy to carry
  • 24 months warranty
  • Has both cold and hot dryer options. The cool dryer option works very well.
  • The white and pink color combination is liked by most of the customers
  • Some customers complained that the hot air option makes their hair frizzy.

#5. Vega VHDH-05 Blooming Air Hair Dryer

This light weight and efficient hair dryer is very easy to use.

It comes with inbuilt safety automatic overheat cut out which will switch the dryer off in case it heats up. 220-240v, 50/60Hz, 1000W is perfect for regular drying needs.

There is one cool and one heat setting and its powerful scented airflow is liked by all.

Features:

  • Cord length : 1.6m
  • 2 Year warranty
  • Heat Settings : 1
  • Speed settings : 1
  • Power consumption : 1000 watts
  • Decent Picture Quality
  • Uses Less Energy
  • Excellent smart features
  • Limited Picture settings
  • Basic model Design

#6. Havells HD3201 Hair Dryer

The powerful 1500 W motor is very effective. This dryer uses the ionic technology and is very quick at its job.

The three temperature settings of cool, warm and hot allow you to select the perfect one for your needs.

Features:

  • Speed settings : 3
  • Heat settings : 3
  • Cord length : 1.6 m
  • 2 years warranty
  • Power Consumption : 1500 Watts
  • 2 year (home service) guarantee
  • The length of the power cord is 1.5 meter which makes it very handy.
  • Some customers complained that flames were coming out of it. Please check the authenticity of the product before buying.
  • It is not noise-free.

#7. Braun Satin HD 130 Hair Dryer

This is one of the most popular products which is used by professionals as well as individual users.

The most important feature of this product is that it can handle multi-voltage and hence can be used in countries which use 120V/240V as their standard.

The foldable handle is very useful for compact storage and transportation.

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Features:

  • Heat Settings : 2
  • Speed Settings : 2
  • Power Consumption : 1200 watts
  • Weight : 422 g
  • Infrared heating is meant for efficient and fast drying.
  • It uses 1200 Watts, comes with two temperature settings. Has a styling nozzle
  • Two years warranty
  • Has both cold and hot dryer options.
  • Some customers have complained about the nozzle falling off, and getting heated up too fast.

#8. Remington D5000 Hair Dryer

This is one of the best hair dryer in India and it uses the ionic conditioning technology.

There is energy saving eco setting, which is very useful. 1875 watt power makes it a very powerful dryer and it is ideal for salons and other heavy usage purposes.

There are three heat settings and two speed settings which will help you to set your hair in different styles.

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Features:

  • Heat Settings : 2
  • Speed Settings : 2
  • Cord length : 1.8 m
  • Power consumptions(watts): 1800 Watts
  • Weight : 621 gram
  • Decent Picture Quality
  • Uses Less Energy
  • Excellent smart features
  • Limited Picture settings
  • Basic model Design

#9. Dolphy Professional Wall mounted Hair Dryer HD-001

This high-end hair dryer has a quiet fan and motor and hence it will not irritate you when you are using it for long.

This unit is decorative and comes along with a case which is suitable for installing it in a wall-mounted position.

The lifeline shock protection feature makes it a very safe product.

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Features:

  • Heat settings : 2
  • Speed Settings : 2
  • Power Consumption : 1200 watts
  • Weight : 800 gram
  • Ideal product for hotels and salons.
  • It uses ionic technology for faster drying.
  • It does not have any manufacturer’s warranty.

#10. Surker DW-1407 Professional Hair Dryer 2200W

This is one of the best professional hair dryer that comes with different kinds of attachments for styling the hair while drying it.

There is one concentrator nozzle which will allow the hot air to come out in multiple jets, and will help you to curl your hair well.

2000 W capacity makes it a very sturdy product.This dryer uses the Tourmaline Ionic ceramic technology and is ideal for frizzy hair.

Features:

  • Speed settings : 2
  • Heat settings : 2
  • Cord length : 1.8 m
  • Power consumption : 220 Watts
  • 1 year warranty
  • There are 2 different heat settings and 2 speed settings.
  • One year manufacturer's warranty
  • The airflow is limited, which may not be liked by some customers.

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Best Hair Dryer Brands in India


  • Braun- This is one of the most popular hair dryer brands in India, and they manufacture some sturdy and best quality products like Braun Satin HD 130, Braun HD 180 Satin, Braun Satin Hair 3 - HD 350, Braun Satin Hair 3 HD385 Power Perfection Dryer, Braun HD 530 Satin Hair 5, Braun HD580 Satin Hair 5 Power Perfection, Braun Satin Hair 5Power Perfection Hair Dryer HD585, Braun Satin Hair 7 Senso Dryer HD780 to name a few. They manufacture high-end dryers for professionals and salon owners who need to use them for rough use and high-end styling.
  • Philips- Philips being a brand, which is trusted over the years by Indians, has captured a very good market share in India. There are many models like Philips HP8100/46, Philips Essential Care Dryer HP8120, Philips BHD006, Phillips HP8108/00, Philips BHD007/20 etc. which are quite popular. Most of their products are meant for individual customers, however, there are a few products meant for heavy and prolonged use. They also manufacture hair straighteners and many combo packs are available for you to choose from.
  • Panasonic- This is another brand, which is very popular in India.Though theproducts are often imported from their manufacturing units in other countries, since the sellers provide the warranty, there is no need to worry. Panasonic EH-ND21, Panasonic EH-ND11A, Panasonic EH-ND12P, Panasonic EH-ND13V, Panasonic EH-ND52V are some of the popular models of hair dryers from this manufacturer.
  • Havells- They are comparatively a newer brand in the market, however, they have captured the market share quite well. They provide home service for the faulty products under guarantee (mostly 2 years), which is a unique feature. Havells HD3201, Havells HD3101, Havells HC4035 Hair Dryer and Hair Straightener Combo are some of the popular products from the maker which have been liked by the users a lot.
  • Vega- This Noida based company came into existence a few years back and now has created a good name in the market. They manufacture many personal care products like epilators, hair dryers, hair curlers and hair straighteners.Vega VHDH-05 Blooming Air, Vega Pro Touch VHDP-02 and Vega Go Handy VHDH-04 are some of the popular models of hair dryers from this brand.

Best Hair Dryer in India under (Price):

Under 500

  • Petrice Hair Dryer- This hair dryer is most suited for people on the go as it has a compact size, and is foldable. However, the fan is not very strong and should not be used beyond five minutes. The durability of this product is surely not guaranteed, and should be bought only if you are using it on trips occasionally.
  • Nova NHP 8100 Silky Shine 1200 W- This foldable hair dryer comes with ionic conditioning technology. 1200 W power is perfect for gentle drying. There are two heat settings and the overheat protection feature ensures that the product is not damaged. However, some customers have complained about the product catching fire and melting. Since there is a 12 months warranty, the product can be replaced. (Recommended).
  • ZofeyCanor Hair Dryer- There are two options to choose for the power- half power and full power. However, if it stops working, just allow it to cool down, and it will start working again. This product is not meant for prolonged usage. It has a 300 W motor and the ionic conditioning technology is suitable for all types of hair.

Under 1000

  • Philips HP8100/60 Hair Dryer- This hair dryer has two flexible settings and its narrow concentrator is very convenient to use. 1000Wpower consumption is easy on the pocket and it is one of the best products in this price range.Recommended


  • Panasonic EH-ND11A Hair Dryer- This hair dryer has two speed selectiontypes to choose from, for the force of hot air. With twelve months of warranty, this is truly a product which is good value for money.
  • Havells HD3101 Hair Dryer- Gentle drying with heat balance technology is a plus point of this product. 1200 W is strong enough to dry your hair quickly. Since Havells provides home service with two years guarantee, you can be rest assured for the quality of the product.

Under2000

  • Braun Satin HD 130 Hair Dryer- This is one of the best products available in the market and is known for its durability and quality.Multi-voltage functionality makes it safe for usage around the world. 1200 Watts along 2 temperature settings and styling nozzle will take care of all your styling needs. Infrared heating technology ensures that your hair dries up very fast.Recommended
  • Philips BHD006 Hair Dryer- This hair dryer comes with the thermoprotect technology of Philips and it is designed for quiet drying of your hair. The foldable handle will make it very compact, and you can easily carry it in your travel bag. The dual voltage feature will help you to use it across the globe. 1600W power is very effective for quick drying of long hair.
  • Nova NHC-810 Wet and Dry Premium Multisytler Hair Straightener and Curler (Large) with Nova NHP-8100 Hair Dryer- This is a good combo which will help you to style your wet hair too using the hair iron. The 2 in 1 operation will straighten and curl the hair as per your wish. However, if the unit overheats, then unplug the appliance and let it cool down for a few minutes. Before switching on the appliance again, ensure that the grilles are not blocked by hair or any other material. There is one year warranty on this product.

Types of Hair Dryer


  • Handheld hair dryers- These are also known as portable hair dryers and can be used by anyone who has access to an electrical power outlet. They mostly use the metal coil technology (using nichrome wire) or the ceramic technology in India. Most of the handheld hair dryers consist of electric heating coils which are sometimes visible from outside. Nichrome wires, which are used as bare coils are poor conductors of electricity and hence are perfect to be used in a blow dryer.
  • Rigid Hood dryer- A rigid hood dryer has a hard plastic dome which can be found in most of the beauty parlours in India. This dome can be fitted over a person's head to dry their hair along with styling it. Hot air blows out through tiny openings around the inside of the dome making the drying process even for the user. The drying and styling happens evenly and much faster.

Hair Dryer Coil types


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    Ionic Hair Dryer- A number of negatively charged ions which are produced when the air passes through the electric current in the metallic coil made up of nichrome wire helps in breaking down the positively charged water molecules. Finally the hair gets dried without removing the moisture from the hair. Ionic hair dryers can be a combination of ceramic, titanium or tourmaline technologies as the heating material can be nichrome or ceramic. These hair dryers dry the hair quickly and are suitable for busy people who are looking for quick drying options and not for styling.
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    Ceramic Hair Dryer- Ceramic hair dryers use the heating material of either ceramic clay or porcelain. They emit infrared heat and negatively charged ions and help in drying the hair evenly. These hair dryers get heated up very quickly, and also help in giving a bounce to the hair.

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    Tourmaline Hair Dryer- In tourmaline technology a multi-coloured gemstone is used as a base. The mixture of pyroelectric and piezoelectric minerals is used to create this tourmaline and when any force is applied on this mineral, an electric charge is generated. Tourmaline mineral emits both negatively charged ions and infrared heat. Often this mineral is crushed into small molecules and used in internal body parts of the hair dryer. This mineral can be used in manufacturing strong ionic hair dryer or infrared hair dryers. They are safer than other types of hair dryers and last longer too.
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    Titanium Hair Dryer- Titanium hair dryers use a heating coil made of titanium metal. Titanium hair dryers are much quicker than ionic, ceramic or tourmaline hair dryers. These are light-weight hair dryers, and most suited for people who are always on the move.

Comparison between Metal coil hair dryer vs Ceramic hair dryer vs Tourmaline hair dryer-


Ceramic hair dryers are hair dryers that are powered by ceramic heating units, which are similar to the dryers that were powered by metal coils. Compared to them, tourmaline hair dryers use a newer technology. They are electrical devices that are made using tourmaline semi-precious stones. These stones emit ions and infrared lighting which heat up the internal circuit to produce hot air.

 

The hair dryer emits hot or cool air which accelerates the evaporation of water from the hair.


After a wash, there are temporary hydrogen bonds formed between strands of hair which can be moulded to take different shapes. Blow dryers can be used to control these hydrogen bonds and create a temporary shape to look good.

 

Suitable for which type of hair

  • Dry hair- Ceramic hair dryers are suitable for dry hair as they help in locking the moisture within the hair. It can be used for styling as well as drying any type of hair.
  • Thick and frizzy hair-Tourmaline hair dryers are best suited for thick and frizzy hair as they are fifty percent faster than ionic and ceramic hair dryers. Since thick hair takes longer time to dry up, this is the best option for the people who have a huge volume of hair.

Not suitable for which type of hair

  • Thin hair- Ionic hair dryers are not suitable for thin and short hair types. They do not give any bounce to your hair and do not add to the volume.Tourmaline hair dryers too are not very good for thin and short hair as they tend to make them volume-less and listless.Titanium hair dryers too are not safe for thin and small hair as the heat generated from these hair dryers may harm your hair.

Chances of hair damage

Prolonged usage of hair dryers is not recommended by dermatologists and doctors. It is always advisable to dry the hair partially using a hair dryer, and allow the rest to be dried naturally.


If time permits, it is advisable to use the hair dryer after short intervals of time, to avoid longer exposure to the hot air in one shot. There are some serums available in the market which can be used before using a hair dryer, so that the natural moisture of the hair can be retained while drying it.

 

Which type of Hair Dryer is best for men?

Since men have shorter hair in general, it is advisable for them to go for ceramic hair dryers. If they are using other types of hair dryers, then it is advisable for them to use it for shorter durations. Men can apply gel on wet hair and then partially style it using a hair dryer. Here is a video which will give you some more tips-

Things to be considered while buying a Hair Dryer


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    Usage- Before buying your hair dryer, first think whether you are going to use it for regular personal use, or is it for usage for everyone in the family. Also, if you are a salon owner, and it is going to be for a commercial usage, then you will need to go for sturdier ones which give you more features for styling your customers’ hair.
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    Budget- Please keep the budget in mind, before buying your blow dryer, however, there is no point in going for the real cheaper versions which do not have any warranty. They might be usable for a few months and then will be damaged.
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    Hair type- Also you need to keep in mind your hair type, before making your choice. Most of the readily available hair dryers in the markets of India use the traditional metal coil technology and hence if you have very dry hair, you may think about going for a ceramic hair dryer.
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    Safety features- Since this is an electrical product, and there are chances of electrical short circuit when it comes in contact with wet hair droplets, buying a product from a good brand is extremely advisable.Also check the quality checks the product has gone through and the certifications of the brand before making up your mind.
Rahul Sharma

Rahul Sharma

Final Thought & My Recommendation

My final thoughts before you make up your mind to buy the right product for yourself will be to first check the reliability of the brand.


 I personally have been using a metal coil Philips (1000 W) hair dryer for the last fifteen years and there have been no complaints or need for repair so far.


Since I use this product only for about ten minutes every day, and that too not continuously, it suits my requirements. I own another hair dryer which is a 1000 W turbodry Panasonic compact dryer. This is very useful when I am travelling for its fordable design.


In the salons which I have visited over the years, I have found them using Braun professional styling hair dryers which are meant for heavy usage. So whichever hair dryer you choose to buy, first read the customer reviews, and try to check with your friends and colleagues about it.


 And always buy a product of a reputed brand from a reputed store (online or offline) which will respect the warranty if there is a need to do so. Happy styling!!!

About the Author Rahul Sharma

Hi all, i am Rahul Sharma – Digital Marketer, Tech-lover, Entrepreneur, Traveler, Blogger, Foodie and blah blah blah :D. The purpose of Bestunderindia is to pass on 100% accurate and genuine information on best Technology related questions that people have.

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