8 Ionic Hair Dryers So You Can Style Without the Damage

Up there on the list of annoying tasks like doing the dishes and waiting in line at airport security is drying your hair. It's loud, heavy, and time-consuming, but for those cursed with hair that just can't be air-dried (I know the struggle, trust me), allow us to introduce you to ionic hair dryers. In layman's terms, they work by transferring negative ions to the hair, which attracts the positive ions in water to help the hair dry faster. Aside from the convenience of getting your hair to dry faster, this process helps seal the strands' cuticles to retain moisture. The end result: shiner, healthier hair. Take a look at some of our favorite ionic hair dryers below.

Still want to try and give a dryer the boot all together. These heat-free tips will help.