Let’s talk about your hair. You might feel a little scruffy right now because your hair is probably longer than usual. That’s okay! This is the perfect time to let your hair grow long until you get to see your barber. Take advantage of the extra time you have in the morning to improve your hair styling.
This guide will teach you:
- Why it is worth improving your grooming game
- Top picks for hair dryers for men
MEN’S HAIR TOOLS MATTER
My friend with a long and straight hairstyle had an “aha” moment recently when he switched from Target’s $20 crappy blow dryer to one that was salon-quality at a beauty supply shop.
He was amazed at the difference it made to his morning routine. He said that it takes him literally half the time to get ready right now. I used to use a product and blow dry. Add more product and blow dry. It took forever.
He also noticed a faster drying time and that his roommate used his drugstore product to keep his hair style strong throughout the day. His hair would fall flat by lunchtime when he used it in the past.
He admitted that the difference could only have been due to the hair dryer.
Do you really need a hair dryer to dry your hair?
While a hair dryer can speed up drying, many men don’t realize that it can also style your hair in the same way as a product or brush. A hair dryer can also be used to protect your hair from damage.
Robert McMillen is the head barber at Blind Barber. “Most men vigorously towel-dry their hair,” he says. “This can potentially lead to damage or splitting because the hair’s most vulnerable when it’s wet.”
What’s a better plan?
McMillen says to pat dry your hair after you get out of the bath. Next, turn down the heat on your dryer and follow McMillen’s instructions.
Do you really need a good hair dryer?
You might have a hairdryer, even a small one, in your bathroom. All of our team congratulates you for this! You might think, “Why should I spend so much on a high-end model?”
Power is one word.
Although most guys will spend money on the tools they use every day, some men may be reluctant to spend more on items that improve their appearance.
A $100 kitchen knife? Ring it up. A $100+ hair dryer? You’re crazy. A high-quality blow dryer will dry hair faster and cause less heat damage.
Alli Webb is the founder of Drybar, which is a hair salon that blow-dryes only. She agrees. A professional dryer can have a big impact on your hair. It will dry your hair faster, give it shine, and reduce frizz. This is important for both men and women.
“There have been many technological advancements in the last few years such as the use Nanolonic minerals (which hydrate your hair and the second which naturally cleans and refreshes it) and negative ions.
Meaning? You can’t help but feel guilty about spending too much on this grooming tool. Web advises that you don’t feel stupid buying a high quality blow dryer. You can also get one for your girlfriend and wife, and maybe even use it.
You can score thoughtful partner points and get a perfect part. This sounds like a good plan.
Below are our top choices of hairdriers.
1. Twin Turbo 2800 Dryer, $120
This bad boy is used by many professional hairdressers. It is powerful and quiet for a hair dryer, but it’s also easy to use.
2. BaByliss PRO TT Tourmaline 5000, $109
This hair dryer is $100 cheaper than a professional-grade dryer. Even the most coarse hair will look shiny and smooth with the ionic technology.
3. Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, $399
A Dyson vacuum cleaner will give you an idea of the amazing hair dryer. It’s a hair dryer. It’s amazing! This is probably what you were saying about vacuum cleaners before you had cyclonic technology in hand. This hair dryer is super powerful (it basically has the motor of a lawnmower) and can dry hair in half the time as professional dryers. This bad boy is the best option if your hair is long or you are looking to make a statement in a public bathroom.