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How to Find Hair Dryer Wattage? How Many Watts Use?

We use a hair dryer in our daily routine to get our hair done as fast as possible. People only focus on getting their hair done without thinking about the usage of electricity and power consumption. Very few people are conscious of electricity consumption because they don’t want to put the burden on their pockets.

But do you have enough knowledge about a hair dryer wattage and its energy consumption? Are you aware of hair dryer wattage and its effect on your electricity bills? Moreover, people consider that a high wattage hair dryer can dry their hair faster than a low-wattage hairdryer. Is it really true?

In this article, we are going to figure it out. We will gather knowledge about all of the above questions. I will provide you detailed information on this topic so that you don’t waste your time and money.

So let’s get started…

What is Watt?

Let’s start with the word watt or W. because we are going to use this word throughout the article. Therefore getting familiar with this word first is good for you.

The word watt or W defines the power a hair dryer uses to get your hair done. When we talk about watt it simply means the power of a hair dryer and unit of the measurement of power.

If you know about the wattage of your hair dryer then equivalently you are going to know about the money you are going to pay for using it.

If your hair dryer is labeled as 16oo watts as rated power then it will use 1600 watts of electricity in one hour. That is also known as 1.6 KWh in scientific terms.

The rates of electricity units are different for different places in the world. If your hair dryer uses 1600 watts for an hour then you are going to pay the price of units according to it. It might cost around 0.25 USD in the USA but can vary from country to country.

The wattage of a hair dryer

The hair dryers have different wattage range they use. Not all hair dryers have the same wattage. We have already detailed articles on high and low-wattage hair dryers on this site.

Not all hair dryers are high wattage dryers. They vary according to their need and use.

Like for home use, the average hair dryer uses the watts of the range 750 – 2,500.

Where the professional salon hair dryers can reach up to 3500 Watts.

The wattage of hair dryers varies from brand to brand and model to model. But you just can’t get an idea about the wattage just by holding the dryer in your hands.

How to find the wattage of a hair dryer?

There are multiple ways to find the wattage of your hair dryer. Here are some of the most common and easy ways to find the wattage of your hair dryer.

  1. Check the printed label on your hair dryer body, it might have the wattage information. My hair dryer has a printed label with wattage information on its body.
  2. When you unpack your hair dryer, the package includes an instruction manual. This instruction manual can contain information about the wattage of your hair dryer.
  3. If you have lost the instruction manual you received with the dryer package then there is another simple way. You can simply put your hair dryer brand and model in Google search engine or and can get all information including the wattage.
  4. The last but not the least method is using a wattage measure tool (not recommended by If you are an expert in handling electricity measuring tools then you can find the wattage of the dryer by using a multimeter. But if you are not an expert then we highly don’t recommend this method for safety issues.

Some popular hair dryer brands and their wattage outlets

Here are some of the top-rated popular hair dryer manufacturing brands with wattage the dryers use.

Brands The wattage of the hair dryer
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryers 1,600 watts
Remington D3190 Hair Dryer 1,879 watts
CONAIR INFINITIPRO Hair Dryer 1875 watts
BIO IONIC Goldpro Hair Dryer 1875 watts
BaBylissPRO Ceramix Xtreme Hair Dryer 2,000 watts
Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Styler 1,000 watts


Cons of high wattage hair dryer

A high wattage hair dryer doesn’t mean that you will get better performance. Some people think that a higher wattage hair dryer means better performance. Which is totally wrong. If you see a hair dryer having high wattage then it doesn’t show high-end performance.

Here are some of the disadvantages of a high wattage hair dryer you can observe.

Higher the wattage hotter the dryer

The hair dryers with high wattage use more energy to get your hair done as fast as possible. Therefore a high wattage hair dryer gets hot in order to dry your hair faster. A hotter hair dryer can cause some hair damage if your hair strands accidentally touch the dryer body. Some cheap hair dryers with the poor quality only use a big amount of electricity with useless results.

High wattage hair dryers have more EMF

Usually, high wattage hair dryers emit more radiation as compared to low-wattage hair dryers. We have already done our research work on hair dryers emf you can find on our site.

The more emf a hair dryer has meant the more power it consumes while in use. Especially when you turn on and off your dryer it will have strong radiations.

Precautions while using a high wattage hair dryer

What will occur if the wattage of the hair dryer surpasses the restriction of the socket?

Since we’ve known some hair dryers utilize more than 2000 watts, look at the greatest burden for your attachment or outlet.

Suppose if the maximum burden of your plug or circuits is 2400 watts, stopping a hair dryer utilize more than 2400 watts will cause expected dangers.

Preferably, the electrical switch will work and remove the force of the circuit. If the power source is anything but a very much made one, the circuit might burst into flames and cause Immeasurable misfortune.

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