If you’ve ever wondered why your blowouts at home don’t look as good as when you first step out of the salon, don’t worry. You’re not the only one.

Yes, professional skills by your hairdresser is important, but you’re probably overlooking one of the most major features to your at-home blowout: the hair dryer.

Contrary to popular belief, hairdryers aren’t just a powerful hand-held fan that conducts room temperature air through its vents to create hot air. Hair dryers and the technologies behind them have seen revolutionary leap in engineering to combat problems of all kinds.

Here, read on for our full list hair dryers that’ll ensure you get the perfect blowout, even at home.

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1
Dyson Supersonic

Need we say more? The Dyson Supersonic has been one of the most raved about hairdryers in the last couple of years, and we’re seeing a growing number of hair salons using them to treat our hair as well. We won’t bore you with the details, but all we can say is the stylish device has been engineered to be three times lighter and six times smaller than your average hair dryer, complete with a powerful airflow technology that keeps your locks smooth and shiny with every use.

Price
S$515
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2
Xiaomi Negative Ion Hair Dryer

In other negative ion options, the Xiaomi Hair Dryer does its job pretty well too. When in use, it has a channel output of tens of millions of high-concentration negative ions that aim to maintain moisture and shine and avoid hair and static electricity. At only 450-grams, this lightweight device also has the ability to fold itself in half when not in use, making it great for easy storage and future portable use.

Price
S$32.90
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3
CkeyiN Professional 5000W Hair Dryer

It’s time to get familiar with up-and-coming brands. Shenzhen Ckeyin Technology, better known as CkeyiN, is set to be the newest player in the quality tech product game. The CkeyiN Professional 5000W Hair Dryer, for instance, comes with two speeds and three heat settings, the neat number of controls you’d need to use for your at-home blowouts. Its blue light hydra negative ion function also aims helps to lock in all your precious hair moisture and reduce hair static and frizz, making it one of the better options in humid-heavy Singapore.

Price
S$23.50
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4
Braun Satin Hair 5 Power Dryer

German consumer brand Braun doesn’t just produce high-quality shavers to groom your face with — they’ve got hair dryers that’ll really help you complete your look. The Braun Satin Hair 5 Power Dryer is the most powerful dryer in the Power Perfection range, with 2500 watts of power to dry your hair quickly, thoroughly and effectively. It also infuses your hair with millions of active ions to boost shine, beat frizz and combat the static that occurs with conventional dryers.

Price
S$79
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5
Panasonic Double Mineral Hair Dryer

The nano-technology that the Panasonic Double Mineral Hair Dryer utilises is pretty amazing: it aims to smash the water into nano-size particles so that it can dry your hair and hydrate your hair and scalp at the same time. This revolutionary device also adds more volume to the hair, complete with markedly reduced frizz. The best part? No more hair damage. The Panasonic Double Mineral Hair Dryer makes use of an intelligent sensor that adjusts automatically to prevent the recurrent destruction of your locks caused by the average hairdryer.

Price
S$329
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Jocelyn Tan
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Jocelyn Tan is a travel and design writer. She's probably indulging in serial killer podcasts or reading one too many books on East Asian history. When she actually gets to travel, you can find her attempting to stuff her entire wardrobe into her luggage. Yes, she's a chronic over-packer.