Why you should avoid cheap blow dryers

When you go out to buy a blow dryer, are you always tempted to go for a cheap blow dryer? But have you ever thought about whether it is good for your hair? No one cares, right?


When I decided to buy a blow dryer, I was worried about the budget. I was planning to go for a cheap blow dryer, but luckily I came across a friend, who is a beautician by profession. She explained to me that a cheap blow dryer can damage my hair and can cause severe problems.

A cheap blow dryer comes with a DC motor. The problem with a DC motor is that it makes a lot of noise when operating and can cause ear problems. But a good blow dryer comes with an AC motor that makes less noise and hence is the preferred choice.

The most important drawback of cheap blow dryers is the heat settings. They come with very little power that means you will have to use your blow dryer for long to dry your hair which is not good for your hair. You should never expose your hair to heat for long hours. Expensive blow dryers have good power and take very less time to dry your hair and hence are considered to be a better option.

Do you like to buy a blow dryer every 3 months? I don’t think anyone likes to spend a few dollars every 3 months for buying a new blow dryer. The life span of a blow dryer varies with brands. But, if you are going to buy a cheap blow dryer, most of the time, you will end up buying a new blow dryer every 3 months. So, if you want it to last, you should go for a good blow dryer.


If you use flat iron for styling your hair after blow drying it, then you should never go for a cheap model. A cheap blow dryer will require you to spend more time on drying and after that if you use a flat iron, then your hair will be damaged.

Quality is another factor you should consider. A cheap blow dryer means the build quality will be poor and can cause serious issues as electricity is flowing through this object. Do you like to take that risk? A good model blow dryer will have good build quality and is more safe and secure.

So, it is always better to go for a good quality blow dryer than a cheap blow dryer. Now the question for you is, do you prefer to take risk by using a cheap blow dryer?