Anyone With Thick Hair: These Dryers Will Save You So Much Time

People with thick hair know that blow-drying is a marathon, not a sprint. They're used to holding a hair dryer up for what seems like millennia while it whips their hair around, makes their arm weary, and drones on in their ear. This is also, subsequently, how they know that not all hair dryers are created equal.

At one end of the spectrum, there are the clunky, weak ones that fry hair faster than they dry it. On the opposite end are the sleek, lightweight, and forceful dryers that keep your hair smooth and healthy. Those are the only ones we're interested in, because who wants to stand in their bathroom for 20 minutes willing their hair to please dry faster or they'll be late for work again?

That's why we've curated a list of our nine favorite hair dryers for quickly and effectively drying thick hair while also minimizing heat damage. Because drying your hair isn't worth it if you're going to singe it off along the way—at least we don't think so. Go forth and shop, and here's to better blow-outs in your future.