What Are The Advantages And Disadvantages Of Using A Hair Dryer?

Categorized as Hair Dryer Guide

Last Updated on March 27, 2022 by Rei

The hairdryer is one of those tools that can either be good or bad for you, depending on how you use it.

Just like a hammer or a knife, both can hurt you if you’re not careful when using it.

If you master the fundamentals of what a tool is capable of and its limitations, you would, at the very least, make it safer to use.

This is why it’s essential to know the different advantages and disadvantages when using a tool, any tool to be precise.

It’s essential when it comes to hairdryers that you know what it does to your hair — so that you will know exactly what and what not to do.

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Time saver

The first benefit of using a hairdryer is, of course, its ability to dry your hair quickly.

Some of us just don’t have the patience to let our hair dry naturally.

We know that it’s better to air dry, but the time it would take to wait it out is just too much for some people.

But not to worry, just like any other thing in life, it’s not about the tool but how you use it!

The main thing to worry about when using a hairdryer or any styling tools that produce heat is the amount of moisture on your hair.

You need to have a plan so that you don’t accidentally burn your hair when you’re using your hairdryer.

For those of you who can’t afford to wait for your hair to dry naturally, you can try the following steps:

It makes your hair shiny and smooth.

Modern hair dryers like ionic can make your hair shiny by shooting negative ions into your hair, breaking down the positively charged ions of water molecules. How cool is that!

Another benefit of ionic hair dryers is that it reduces the drying time. Making it a much safer choice if your hair is prone to damage.

It’s also very gentle compared to regular hairdryers because it produces less heat than your standard hairdryer.

It damages your hair.

As we mentioned above, any tool can be good or bad, depending on how you use it.

That cannot be more true when it comes to hairdryers.

There are a few things you need to keep in mind before and while using a hairdryer to avoid burning your hair.

Before drying, you need to make sure that your hair is properly moisturized. 

This will ensure that you won’t dry out your hair while using your hairdryer.

Also, you need to use a heat protectant spray to ensure that your hair is properly protected from heat.

While using your hairdryer, be mindful of how far it is from your hair and move as much as possible.

Too close and you might accidentally over dry a specific area of your hair. 


The hairdryer is a great tool to have in the right hands. 

While many people are conflicted about their opinion on heat styling tools because of their experience, we still think it’s a great tool to use with proper precautions.

For hair dryers, it’s important that you know the good and the bad so that you know how to properly respond and prepare.

By Rei Garnet

I've been a hairstylist and worked for salons for over 8 years and I want to share my passion and knowledge with a wider audience. My goal is to give everyone the best hair they could possibly have.