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BaByliss Elegance 2100 5560KU (€37.99)

This lightweight hairdryer weighs just 488g but gives good styling results. The Babyliss Elegance has three temperature settings operated by a switch on the side of the hairdryer and a cool shot button, which gives an ultimate smooth finish and leaves it shiny.

On the downside it has a short cable at 1.9m long so you have to be near a socket and a mirror to use.

The hairdryer is said to dry hair at an impressive rate no matter what setting you use. However, they are also pretty vigorous so might not be your best choice, if you like to style your hair slowly and carefully.

Overall it is comfortable and easy to use.

Remington Pro Keratin Therapy 2200W (€65.99)

A professional dryer with an AC motor, this device gives healthy smooth blow dry results. It also claims to offer 90pc more ions for tackling frizz – whatever that means! With two speeds and three temperature settings, this hairdryer adapts well to your specific needs. It also boasts a cool shot to set your style.

While quite a bit heavier than the BaByliss – some users say too heavy – this dryer's powerful motor is said to make up for it. It works especially well if blow drying your hair straight, and is good for curls, and dries short hair particularly quickly.

The filter can also be removed for easy cleaning and the three-metre cord means your socket doesn't have to be too close to the mirror.

A diffuser attachment is included to add volume and defines curls and waves.

Ghd Air (€120)

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The ghd Air is the first hairdryer from the big brand best known for its range of hair straighteners. This hairdryer is particularly quick to dry, especially if you are in a hurry and don't usually spend a long time on your hair in the mornings.

While it is also quite heavy, it doesn't become an issue, as it dries so quickly and its cable is also three metres long, so you won't have to stand too close to the socket.

But we have to ask is it worth the money? The hairdryer comes with ionic technology to minimise frizz and leave hair sleek and shiny, and it has a great choice of nozzles, heat levels and power settings for different styles – especially on thick hair. Users with fine straight hair felt it left hair flat and lifeless.

Overall, it is said to be a great hairdryer, but cheaper models may give the same results.

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