According to Reviews, These Are the 20 Best Hair Dryers for Curly Queens

If you've got curly hair, then you know how precarious it can be to dry it. Whether you're looking to keep your curls intact or blow your tresses straight and sleek, it takes a developed skill set to get it right. And at the center of that technique is the right hair dryer. Unfortunately, any old option simply won't do.

When you think of drying curly hair, a diffuser might be the first, if not only, kind of hair dryer that comes to mind. But never forget that curly hair types are among the most versatile! As such, there are a number of different kinds of hair dryers that can be used to achieve any given style you're looking to execute. The possibilities are endless, sis!

But the question still remains: Which are the best hair dryers for curly hair? To get the answer, we took to the review sections on some of our favorite e-commerce sites to scope out what the curly and coily gals in the comments had to say. Ahead, check out the 20 hair dryers that earned the highest marks.


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Traditional Blow-Dryers


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Blow-Dryer Brushes


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Hooded and Reverse-Air Dryers

Associate Beauty Editor

Courtney Higgs is a Cancer sun, Libra rising beauty enthusiast with about six years of experience in the editorial space. She was previously Who What Wear's associate beauty editor after spending many years working on the West Coast edit team at InStyle Magazine. She graduated from California State University, Northridge, with a BA in communication studies and pivoted to editorial after spending her college years working in the legal field. Her beauty philosophy is simple: She believes there are no wrong answers and that discovering our favorite beauty products and rituals is a journey, not a sprint. When she's not geeking out over products, she can be found adventuring around L.A. with her fiancé; watching reality TV with their French bulldog, Bernie Mac; or relating way too hard to astrology memes.