Review: HANAair Professional Hair Dryer

A few months ago, I received a HANAair professional hair dryer for review from the folks at  I was eager to try the Hana because its reviewers have dubbed it the best blow dryer on the market.

The HANAair professional dryer is a pricey tool, retailing for $334.99 (currently on sale for $194.99).  It boasts several cool features, including ion technology and tourmaline & titanium oxide technology.  But, would this professional dryer perform well enough to justify its cost?

Hana hair dryer comes with a concentration nozzle, which I use to stretch twist-out styles.  For blowouts, I prefer
to use a comb attachment (not included with Hana)

The Verdict:  I’ve been using the Hana for a few months and it’s the best performing dryer I’ve ever used.  When I use this hair dryer on its highest heat setting (it has 3 heats settings and 2 fan speeds), I get stretched and smooth hair with body in half my usual drying time.  The results are particularly impressive since I have such a short hair cut right now.

This hair dryer is so powerful that my hair got really straight with just the dryer.

I was wearing the fresh blowout in the Maxi-mize Your Spring/Summer Style look featuring the look below.

Blowout using Hana hair dryer on tapered cut afro.

If you’re on the market for a salon grade hairdryer, check out the Hana and other professional hair straighteners  at Misikko.

Disclosure:  I received the HANAair dryer free of charge for review purposes.  No monetary compensation was received for writing this post.  As always, all the ideas and opinions expressed are my own.


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  1. Anonymous
    March 16, 2012 / 3:08 pm

    I have yet to find a good comb attachment. Any suggestions for fellow naturals?

  2. Anonymous
    March 16, 2012 / 5:00 pm

    Your hair looks very healthy. I love it! I had no idea that some blow dryers work better than others. I thought they all just dried hair. How often to you blowdry your hair? Do you ever flat iron it? What products do you use?

  3. March 16, 2012 / 7:30 pm

    @Anonymous 1: Finding a good comb attachment is certainly difficult for us naturals. My favorite (the one in the photo) is the Willie Morrow comb attachment. It was made by Solano (and sold on, but it has been discontinued. You can occasionally find it on eBay and, but it is more expensive now since it is in limited supply.

    @Anonymous 2: Thanks! I get my hair cut in its current shape regularly and the blunt cut/shape makes it look fuller. My hair is actually very thin. Recently, I've been blowdrying my hair every other week. I deep condition my hair every time I wash it with Darcy's Botanicals deep conditioner. I also use the Darcy's Botanicals Coconut Lemongrass Transitioning creme as my leave-in, moisturizer, and styler. I love that stuff. Those two products are my staples.

    I've flat ironed my hair once since cutting my locks. I had it professionally done and it was a good experience, but I have no desire to do that again.

  4. March 21, 2012 / 12:16 am

    I bought one of these a few weeks ago, and haven't regretted it once. They're amazing.