A hairdryer might not seem significant in the larger scheme of things. However, it is no secret that quality hair dryers can make our lives a lot easier.
Leaving your hair wet leads to bacterial and fungus buildup. There was a time when hair damage with hair-drying was unavoidable. The best we could achieve with a hairdryer was a perfect blowout with minimal hair damage.
However, modern hair dryers have come a long way. They utilize different technologies that not only cut the hair drying time short but also provide protection against the damaging effects of heat.
In the cost-effective end of the hairdryer market, we see fierce competition between Conair and Remington. Both of them make some quality hairdryers and it is hard to pick a clear winner.
Table: If Mastery Had a Name – 10 Best Conair Hair Dryers In 2021
Conair has a huge range when it comes to hairdryers and a lot of them would make any best list. Therefore, it is hard to narrow the number down to only 10. The table below provides a bird’s-eye view of our picks and some of their important features.
On the other side of the table, we will go through each of them in some detail and that would give you a clearer picture of what you need to get for your hair type.
Ionic + Ceramic
Ionic + Ceramic
Ionic + Ceramic
1. Conair 1875 Watt Full Size Pro Hair Dryer – Best Hair Dryer For Frizzy Hair
The first entry on our list is the no. 1 best seller on Amazon for hairdryers and all the good reasons. I mean you have to be good to have more than 4000 positive reviews and rank at the top.
The first thing you need to know is that it is a combination or hybrid hairdryer. What that means is that it utilizes both ionic and ceramic technologies.
Ionic technology works to reduce static electricity in the hair and it does this by releasing millions of negatively charged ions. These ions then work to break down the positively charged water molecules. Is it getting too geeky here?
This means that it only works on the hair surface and does not affect the overall health of the hair. So, your hair dries quickly and the texture is preserved. Ionic technology is absolutely beast at controlling frizz
This model incorporates tourmaline ceramic technology that coats the inside of the hairdryer and results in an even distribution of heat. It also senses room temperature and adjusts itself accordingly. This essentially gives you fast hair drying with less heat damage.
So, you are looking at a hairdryer which not only dries your hair fast but also does it without damaging your hair. Ionic technology gives you frizz-free hair all day long and that too without disturbing your hair texture.
Moreover, as you can probably guess, this hair dryer works at 1875 watts. This power is good enough for most hair types.
What can make your styling easier is the cool shot button? This button helps to set the style. For instance, if you are looking for more volume and bounce, just use this button once the hair is dry and you are all good.
However, you need to hold the cool shot button to make it work. However, Conair 1875 Full-Size Pro has three heat settings which also include a cool setting, so you don’t need to hold the cool shot button which you need to do in hairdryers with two heat settings.
This hair dryer incorporates a DC motor. DC-motor hair dryers are lightweight but they are relatively noisier than AC motor hair dryers. So, if you live alone DC motors are better for being lightweight, but they may be a bit of an inconvenience if you have a roommate or two because of the noise. This fact also makes it somewhat unsuitable for professional use.
2. Conair Infiniti Pro Hairdryer – Best Hair Dryer For Curly Hair
Our previous entry had a DC motor and we said it was loud. The next entry on our best Conair Hair Dryers comes with an AC motor. Conair says it dries hair faster when compared to any of their DC motor hairdryers and it lasts three times more. These claims do translate into real-life performance and make Infiniti Pro a great asset for Conair and its users.
If you have an eye for aesthetics, let me tell you, this hair dryer comes in several beautiful colors. These include purple, burgundy, aqua, orange, and black among others. All of them have a smooth and sleek finish and can spruce up your bathroom. I like the black which looks to have a smoother finish and can conceal any smudges or fingerprints.
Coming to the business end of things, it works at 1875 watts which is a decent power to have. Did I mention that any hairdryer above 1600 watts does a decent job?
Along with that, it features both Ionic and ceramic technology. Conair says Ionic technology utilized in this model gives 75% less frizz compared to hair dryers with natural ion generation and frankly there is not a way to validate this fact. But, all I can say it does perform seamlessly at reducing frizz and once done keeps them away for the day.
This hairdryer is more versatile than the 1875 Full-Size Pro in that it comes with a diffuser and a concentrator. So, if you have curly or textured hair, you can put the diffuser to good use. On the other hand, the concentrator does more than a decent job at taming the unruly frizz. What makes it even better for curly and wavy hair is the cool shot button which sets the style in. Let me it is the best hair dryer for curly hair with a diffuser.
Conair 1875 vs Infiniti Pro – Battle Of the Best from Conair
When we compare two of Conair’s best sellers, we see that both of these hairdryers operate at the same power of 1875 watts. However, Infiniti Pro has an AC motor which makes it more efficient and quieter but makes it heavier than Conair 1875 Pro which incorporates a DC battery.
Nonetheless, Conair 1875 incorporates a somewhat better technology combination in that it has Ionic and Tourmaline Ceramic as opposed to Ionic and just Ceramic of Infiniti Pro. However, it does not translate to much difference in real-world performance.
Infiniti Pro takes the lead in that it comes with a diffuser and a concentrator compared to Conair 1875 Full-Size Pro which comes with only a concentrator. This makes Infiniti Pro more versatile and caters to more style and user needs.
Conair 1875 Vs Infiniti Pro – Which One is Better
Ionic and Tourmaline Ceramic
Ionic & Ceramic
DC - Louder
AC - Quieter
Diffuser + Concentrator
3. Conair 1875 Watt Ionic Ceramic Hairdryer – Best Hair Dryer For Fine Hair
As we know by now, hairdryers utilize three types of technology and include Ionic, Ceramic, and Tourmaline. The next Conair hair dryer we have incorporates all of these technologies. The result is that you get frizz-free hair, fast-drying, and with ceramic and tourmaline technology shinier hair.
As you can probably guess, it utilizes 1875 watts, which is good for most hair types unless you have some extraordinary thick and coarse hair. Moreover, this dryer has a DC motor. As we have been talking about, out of the two types of motors used in hairdryers, DC motors are lightweight, so they don’t tire you up.
This dryer comes in two colors; black and pink both of which have a smooth finish and have good ergonomics meaning they are easy to hold and the handle fits nicely into the hand. The black dryer has a matte finish to it, but pink has more of a shinier look.
I believe you would love to hear that this dryer comes with both a diffuser and a concentrator. Diffusers are your go-to tool to hold your curls. Please be mindful that the diffuser does not help you make the curls, it only works to hold the curls.
Like it is a norm in Conair hair dryers these days, this model also comes with three heat settings and two-speed settings. This makes it suitable for different types of hair. For example, if you have fine hair use your hairdryer at a low-speed setting and warm heat setting. However, if you have thick and wavy hair, use a high-speed setting and hot heat setting but keep the hairdryer moving to avoid damage. The button moves effortlessly and you can change it on the go unlike some of the hairdryers which have very hard buttons.
4. Conair Silverbird 2000 Watts Hairdryer – Best Hair Dryer for Thick Hair
We have been talking that for thicker and coarser hair, you need a strong hairdryer. Anything at or above 2000 watts should do a good job with these hair types. This next entry on our best Conair hair dryers is just that.
Conair had a best-selling hairdryer in Yellowbirth and in Conair Silverbird we have an even better hairdryer. It has a powerful AC motor that provides 2000 watts of power and this means you have a hairdryer that is already more powerful than most of the hairdryers these days.
What makes it even better for thicker and coarse hair is the straightening pick that comes with that. If you have coarse hair, dry your hair, and then straighten them just attach the straightening pick and you will have straighter hair in minutes and that too without much effort.
Other than that, it also comes with a concentrator nozzle and concentrators are great for making hair dry fast and frizz-free. This is because they direct all the heat and air in one direction and you get faster results.
One thing that matters is that this hairdryer is a ceramic hair dryer meaning it is non-ionic. If you have flat and thin hair, and you want volume with lift, try not to overheat because as we see with ionic hair dryers break the water molecules and that leads to texture and volume loss. Therefore, ceramic hair dryers are better for thin and flat hair. Moreover, as ceramic hair dryers distribute heat evenly and cause less heat damage, they are a better choice for dry and damaged hair.
So, we have high wattage which is good for thick hair with the straightening pick which helps detangle hair, and we have ceramic technology that preserves thin and flat hair. So, all in all, Conair Silverbird is a highly versatile hairdryer. These characteristics make it suitable for professional use by hairstylists.
5. Conair 1875 Watt Cord Keeper Hair Dryer – Best Hair Dryer For Volume
A hairdryer is a necessity these days and should be with you when you are on a business trip or vacation. However, the usual shape of the hairdryer is not very travel-friendly. It has a big barrel with a handle and cord that occupy a lot of space rendering it practically unsuitable to be carried on your trip.
Conair has been innovative and this shows in this entry on our list. They have come up with a hairdryer which is as travel-friendly as a hairdryer can get. First of all, it has a retractable cord meaning with the push of a button the wire finds it folded in the handle. Moreover, the handle of this machine folds, and you get a nice compact hair dry which is easy to store and travel, cool, isn’t it?
What makes it, even more, friendlier for travel is its dual voltage. Yes, you don’t need any converters to make this hair dryer work abroad. So, if you were looking for the best dual voltage hair dryer for European trips, this hairdryer is the answer.
However, that’s not the only selling point for this shaver, it has quite a few good features to boast about. First of all, it has a good wattage of 1875 and this is good enough for your hair drying needs.
In terms of technology, this hair dryer incorporates ionic and tourmaline ceramic technologies. This makes it suitable for removing moisture from the hair and also giving a smoother and sleeker look. It also has the cool shot button for locking in your style and boosting shine. Cool shots are also good for adding volume to your hair.
6. Conair Travel Hair Dryer 1875 Watts – Best Conair Hair Dryer for Travel
Our previous entry was a travel-friendly Conair hair dryer and this one also is a travel-friendly model. However, they differ in the sense that the previous model has a retractable cord and this has not. They also differ in their designs.
This model has a handle that folds more compactly than the previous one. This model also has dual voltage utility making it suitable for your travels abroad. You can change the voltage with a single push of a button.
When it comes to actual hair drying utility, like most of Conair’s usage models, it has a wattage of 1875 watts which is not a low power by any means.
This hair dryer is a good travel model but performance-wise it has quite a few areas where it could have been better.
First of all, Conair does not specify its technology which makes you suspicious whether it incorporates any of the modern technologies or not. This drying function of this model is good but it would not really be my first choice if I had to preserve my hair from heat damage.
7. Conair 1600 Watt Wall-Mount Hair Dryer – Convenience At Its Best
One big problem with almost all hair dryers is that they are difficult to store. Because of their odd design, you can’t put them in the drawers and if you have kids placing them anywhere in their eye line can be dangerous both for the dryer and the kids. This next entry on the best Conair hair dryers presents a very practical solution. It is a wall-mount hair dryer, yes, would not that be a lifesaver?
The dry mounts on a metal sheet with screw holes which is 4.5 inches wide and 9 inches high and you can say it is a little smaller than the hairdryer itself.
It is easy to mount on most surfaces and the best thing is that it comes with all the hardware that you need to mount this. You can mount it in your bathroom and it is beautifully designed that it will smarten up your bathroom. The dryer shuts it off when you put it in the holder. So, you are not dealing with wires every time you need to use the hairdryer. If this is not convenient, then I don’t know what would be.
But that is just one side of it, it works at a decent wattage of 1600 watts and is good enough to do its job efficiently. It works at two speeds. However, it is a basic unit and does not come with any fancy technologies. Nonetheless, keeping that in mind, it does a fine job. I would say it is basically made as just a hairdryer rather than styling. What else makes it just a basic hairdryer is that it lacks the cool shot button which is mostly used to lock in the style in high-end models.
8. Conair Minipro Hair Dryer – Compact In Size With Unmatched Utility
If you are looking for something small that would fit in your luggage when you are traveling, we have the right product for you. MiniPro is very lightweight at under 10 ounces and due to its folding handle, it becomes highly portable.
The thing I like the most about this hairdryer is its red color. This color is eye-catching and stands out. Moreover, I have had this hair dryer for six years now and I am using it on my travels and the good thing is that the color is not coming off by any means. The hairdryer, as said, is small but it is sturdy and durable.
You will like that it does utilize tourmaline and ceramic technology which reduces the damaging effects of heat. However, this hair dryer has a relatively low wattage of 1200. It also comes with a concentrator and you can attach most Conair diffusers to it. All these qualities make it suitable for fine hair. If you have straight fine hair, use a concentrator and if you have fine hair with curls use the diffuser and you are all set. Because of its relatively low wattage, I would say it is a good hairdryer for short hairs and for men.
9. Conair Hooded Hair Dryer – Best Hooded Dryer For Black Hair
Hair drying takes time and if you have ever used handheld hair dryers you know how quickly they tire you up. Not anymore. The next entry on our list for the best Conair hair dryer comes as a hooded hairdryer.
The hooded or bonnet hair dryers are basically the hands-free version of hair dryers. They relieve your hands and you can just simply put them on your head and you can spend time watching TV, on your smartphone or Netflix, and let the hooded hair dryer do the work. Would that be such a chill thing to do in the times of Coronavirus lockdowns and quarantine?
This hair dryer has the looks and credentials to match the performance of a professional hooded hair dryer you might have used at salons. It has a large enough hood to accommodate jumbo roller sets. Plus, it has a more than decent wattage of 1875, and if that is not enough to convince you it has adjustable height and collapses to be easily stored.
We said this bonnet hair dryer is portable and this is further validated by the fact that you get a 6-feet cord and you can simply fold it and store it in the base of the dryer, cool, isn’t it?
10. Conair Soft Bonnet Hair Dryer – Best Bonnet Hair Dryer for Natural Hair
The last entry on our list is unique in the sense that it is a soft bonnet hairdryer. Soft bonnets are quite popular these days because of their utility, how easy they are to use, and their cost-effectiveness.
They utilize the same concept as a hooded hairdryer but the hood is made out of cloth rather than the hard plastic we see in rigid bonnets. There are drawstrings that you can use to fit the hood according to your convenience.
This hair dryer is basically a compact case that weighs around 2 lbs, so it is lightweight, to begin with. Moreover, it has a carry handle which also assists in portability. I would say it is more like a lady’s purse and that shows how easy to carry and portable it is.
When it comes to drying settings, it has four different settings of the cool, low, medium, and high. The settings are true to what they say and high is actually high. The cool is not breezy cool, but it is kind of warmish. The wattage of this hairdryer is only 400 watts, which seems on the low side, but as it is concentrated and heat is not getting lost when you apply the heating, it does turn to be enough for most intents and purposes.
The soft bonnet or the heat cap is large and can accommodate large rollers for your deep conditioning and curls. There are holes in the bonnet that ventilate the heat and air so that it does not become warm.
Hair Dryer Vs Blow Dryer – Is There Any Difference?
Hairdryer and blow dryer are two terms that are mostly used interchangeably. However, there are some subtle differences, which if understood can help you to distinguish these devices.
First of all, both of these devices are used to dry cold or hot air. However, a hairdryer is used specifically to dry hair, but a blow dryer can be used to dry out anything.
Moreover, a hairdryer is almost always an electric device meaning it only works on electricity and can use steam or air. Blow dryer, on the other hand, does not necessarily have to be an electric device.
Moving on, a blow dryer is a term generally used in America as opposed to hairdryer which is a British term.
Cleaning A Conair 1875 Hair Dryer – Make Your Hair Dryer Last Long
Most of the hand-held hair dryers these days have a similar design, so you can apply this to most hair dryers.
If too much lint builds up in your hair, it will give more heat and less air. The hairdryer will also overheat and can shut down. Here is what you need to do to clean a hairdryer filter.
- Simply unscrew the filter
- Remove all the lint and dirt using a bristle brush
- If it is sticky for any reason, put some shampoo and lather it, and wash it under hot water
- Simply put the filter back on and screw it up to the hairdryer
Buyer’s Guide for Best Conair Hair Dryers in 2020 – What To Look For In A Hair Dryer
A hairdryer may seem like a complex machine but it is simple and there is no high-level technology involved. However, whatever you are buying you should know what you are getting, how much value it carries, and is it made for you.
What follows are the different factors you need to keep in mind when going for a Conair hair dryer or any hairdryer for that matter. So, let’s get started.
Know Your Hair Type
Not all hairs are the same and it would be unwise to use any hair dryer for any type of hair. Therefore, the first step before selecting a hairdryer is to know your hair type.
Whether you have fine straight hair, wavy, curly, or kinky, all of them have different needs and they react differently to heat. For example, kinky or naturally black hair is more sensitive to heat, therefore this hair type would require a hairdryer that can provide heat but does not damage the hair.
Wattage is the maximum electrical power that a hairdryer can utilize. This essentially relates to the speed of the motor and the resultant wind. This is mostly expressed in watts and anything above 1600 watts is considered good.
A high-wattage motor means you would need less time to dry your hair. However, if you have thin hair, a hairdryer even with less wattage can do the job for you and that too without destroying your hair.
Hairdryers have their innate side effects because of the heat mostly and how different hair types respond to it. The basic hair dryers used to be just a combination of a blower and a heating coil, but not anymore. With the advancement in technology, we have hairdryers that are not only more effective but also less damaging to hair.
Three main technologies are being used in hair dryers either solely or in combination with each other. Next, we briefly describe these technologies and how they affect different hair types.
This leads to faster drying without losing moisture. It also makes your hair smooth and silky. Ionic technology does not necessarily add volume to your hair and is not suitable for styling.
As it does not add volume, ionic hair dryers are not the perfect match for thin and fine hair.
As ceramic hair dryers provide better heat distribution, they are generally suitable for most hair types. Moreover, if you use a hairdryer frequently, ceramic hair dryers are better.
Tourmaline hair dryers are faster than ionic ones and safer, and better at styling than ceramic ones. Because of their power, they are suitable for thick and frizzy hair but not the best options for thin and fine hair.
Different Heat & Speed Settings
You are buying a hairdryer as you want control over the drying and styling of your hair. One feature which gives you the ability to take better control is the presence of different heat and wind speed settings.
Normally, hair dryers have two to three heat settings including cool, warm, and hot. Also, there are normally two-speed settings of low and high.
Depending on your hair type, you can put these settings to better use. For example, if you have thin and damaged hair, you should use lower heat settings. However, if you have dry thick, and coarser hair use higher heat settings.
When we talk about speed or airflow settings, lower airflow, as you can guess, gives you better control. Also, low airflow gives you fewer flyaways and less frizz. However, you can use higher airflow if you have coarse hair.
Higher speed or wind settings are also useful if you are wary of higher heat but still want to dry your hair quickly.
This feature is especially important for dull hair as it can add shine to your style. Moreover, this would also be good for wavy and curly hair as it will set your style.
A concentrator is, as you can guess, used to direct or concentrate the air to a specific area on your head. It gives you more control of your drying and styling. A concentrator is a real help if you have thick hair and want to get the drying done quickly. Moreover, a concentrator also helps to add volume. This attachment is also good for straighter hairstyles.
A diffuser is used to disperse the air and the heat from the hairdryer. You can use a diffuser to gently dry out your waves and curls. The diffuser also works to reduce static and frizz.
Most of the hairdryers will have either one or other of these two attachments. So, depending on your hair type select the hairdryer with the appropriate attachment. However, if you are looking for real value and change between different styles, get a hairdryer that has both of these attachments like Conair Infiniti Pro Or Conair 1875 Full-Size Pro.
Another attachment which you might find in some hairdryer is the pick. It just works like a comb and you need to attach it to your hairdryer. You can use this to untangle and straighten your hair.
DC motors, on the other hand, are lightweight but they are noisier than their AC counterparts. Because they are lighter in weight, you will see them in some of the travel-friendly hair dryers.
Therefore, do look for hair dryers that are light in weight. Normally, anything less than 2 lbs is considered good, but the lesser the better.
The first thing you need to look for in your travel hair dryer is the dual voltage. Make sure it works on both 110 and 220 volts for America and most countries abroad respectively.
Secondly, look if the hairdryer can be folded for better storage and portability. Normally, travel-friendly hair dryers have foldable handles and that gives a more compact solution.
Hair Dryer Specifications For Different Hair Types
We have talked about different features you need to consider before buying any hairdryer. Here, we will talk about different hair types separately, what you need in your hairdryer and how you can make better use of your existing hair dryer.
Moreover, always use a low heat setting and only increase wind if you want to dry your hair quickly. The best hair dryer for damaged hair is the one with ceramic technology because of its ability to distribute heat better.
Ionic technology can be better for these hair types because it helps with moisture retention and also reduces static.
Frequently Asked Questions
Conair is a leading player in hairdryers and not without reason. They have been innovative and cost-effective at the same time and this is what, we as, consumers want. They have quite a few best-sellers to their credit and these are the ones we were after in this piece.
With the advancement in technology, we have hairdryers that not only give super-fast blowouts but also without frying your hair crisp. They incorporate technologies like ionic, ceramic, and tourmaline either solely or in combination with each other to make this happen.
We list our picks for 10 best Conair hair dryers but also pen down a detailed buyer’s guide that will give you a better idea of why these models made our list.
In the end, we describe the hairdryer specifications and settings you need to keep in mind for your hair type.
Do go through them and the list and we are hopeful you will be able to find your next go-to hairdryer.