How Much Do You Pay for Hair Tools?


How much do you pay for your hair dryers, curling irons etc? 

Myself, I'm kind of cheap when it comes to my tools. I'm debating whether or not price makes a big difference- what do you think?

I just came across this post on what goes into a $300 hair dryer which I thought was pretty darn steep but maybe price = quality?

Aug 28, 2013 @ 03:04 pm

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I definitely don't pay much! My straighter I bought 8 or 9 years ago for about $25 and hairdryer $15 4 years ago at Target in the US
I have always been curious to know if more expensive hair dryers are even worth the money, don't they essentially do the same thing as their cheaper counterparts? Will you notice a huge difference in the way that it dries?
Aug 29, 2013 @ 07:34 am

Depends on Item

For me it depends on the item. I've never bought a hair dryer for that much and not sure if I ever would. I wonder if the one you pictured actually does eliminate frizz because that's a pretty big claim. Though being powerful to make the drying time shorter is nice.

I did spend a lot of money on my hair straighter though. I initially bought a cheaper Corsair one from Shoppers and it barely worked at all. I spent probably $150ish on a Sedu hair straighter and that has definitely been worth it. Though that was many, many years ago and it's not quite as good so I will probably have to get a new one in the next few years.
Aug 30, 2013 @ 02:03 pm
Ali de Bold

Worth it

I have noticed a huge difference between a $30 blowdryer and a $200 one. It's much faster, lasts longer and does a better job. I have noticed the same for my curling iron and with flat irons. I consider hair tools an investment.
Aug 30, 2013 @ 02:52 pm


I would never spend more than $50 on a hairdryer. I figure that $40 - $50 can get you a pretty decent hair dryer. The last hair dryer I purchased was from Walmart - "Pro Beauty Tools Professional Hair Dryer" and cost me around $45.
Sep 03, 2013 @ 02:38 pm


I do find it a little expensive but it looks like its worth it.
Sep 03, 2013 @ 04:18 pm

Um, no

$300 no, but on a Groupon or found at winners? maybe at $100 or so.

I do pay for brushes though, a nice french Isinis is worth the cash.
Sep 05, 2013 @ 03:53 pm


I will always pay more for a higher quality product. People who are under the impression that high end salon tools are no different than going to Walmart and picking up a conair, are sadly mistaken (and probably have the locks to prove it.)

High end tools do make the difference. I have recently started to collect hair tools of all kinds. Dryers, straighteners, irons, wands, hot rollers, you name it I probably have at least 1!

I don't think $300 for a hair dryer is quite as necessary as there are a number of great dryers for between $50 and $75, but you will notice a difference.Drying time is usually faster, you will notice your hair comes out looking more healthy and shiny instead of damaged, dry and dull.

Same thing with flat irons, curling irons, and other tools. Cheaper brands are more likely to burn hair. You often don't have the same level of temperature control on a cheap tool as you would on a high end tool.
Sep 16, 2013 @ 04:19 pm


I chose to invest in a hairdryer (although not a $300 one) because I KNOW what a difference it makes in how my hair turns out. I also have straighteners and curling irons in my 'arsenal' that range from $39.99 to well over $200.00. I have had a lot of luck with my $39.99 product BUT when I really need my hair to behave, I'm taking out my high end products. I also have a wide range of styling work better with great products. Taking care of your hair is so important too-your tools will work better with regular trims, not overcoloring, or heat styling every day....but that's another subject for another time.
Sep 16, 2013 @ 08:02 pm

Way to much

I could probably purchase a third world country or at least a private island with all of the money I have spent on products and tools related to my hair. My boyfriend often laughs at me, but it is something I find great joy in. I love to do my hair up and color it. A girl has to have things that matter to her, and I don't see anything wrong with it being in beauty related products. He has his beer and football after all. I probably spend around $250 at least to maintain my hair on a monthly basis.
Feb 17, 2014 @ 01:38 pm


It depends on the type of hair you haveee if you have thick hair you will need the expensive stuff but if you have thin fine hair the cheap stuff will do the job just fine
Feb 17, 2014 @ 10:16 pm

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