Hair Dryers – Ionic Ceramic Dryers

Hair dryers eventually die… and this week mine bit the dust.  Immediately, the words, “Ionic ceramic dryers”came rushing into my mind.  Several months ago, my sister, Sheila, raved about her new ionic dryer  and, come to find out… the hair dryer buzzword is, Ionic.


What this means is… the coil that produces the heat is made of ceramic… not metal.   What’s the advantage of a coil made of ceramic?  Well… the way I understand it is… Ions are molecules with a positive or negative charge.   According to manufacturers, instead of taking the air from the room and heating it, an ionic hair dryer uses negative ions to shrink the water droplets in your hair.  They claim that negatively charged ions help dry your hair faster and with less damage.  It also makes your hair smooth and shiny.

Now I don’t understand all the scientific information… but I do know that my new hair drier dried my thick Italian mane much faster than my old dryer and my hair is softer.   Can’t say my hair is any more shiny than usual.  I’ve always been blessed with shiny hair.  Come to think about it…my  shine may come from the ingredients in the little bottle I use to keep me looking youthful… if you know what I mean.

Now, an ionic hair dryer can run as much as $250.00 to $300.00.  Way out of my budget range…. but there is good news.   According to Good Housekeeping magazine and Consumer Report, the best non-professional Ionic hair  dryer is a Revlon… which retails for under $20.00.  I purchased mine at Walmart for $14.99.  The Conair is next in line for value and preformance.   The professional Ionic hair dryer doesn’t preform any better… it is just build to last longer.

So, I suggest, when your hair dryer dies and you’re in the market to purchase a new one, check into an Ionic ceramic dryer.   For only $14.99 at Walmart… why not?

Till Later,

Kathy Griffiths

Insightful Nana

P.S.  My Revlon Ionic Ceramic dryer is pink.  Part of the purchase prices goes to fight breast cancer…. another good reason to purchase a Revlon Ionic hair dryer.

3 responses to “Hair Dryers – Ionic Ceramic Dryers”

  1. Thanks for this simple and useful insight! I was wondering about the big price difference between “ionic ceramic” vs “ionic” hairdryers. You’ve answered my question and helped me make up my mind about what to get. Cheers.