Best for Thick Hair

Cricket Centrix Alumilite Dryer
Does a typical blow-dry take you (groan) 30 minutes or even longer? This winner produces a 50-mile-per-hour breeze—gale is more like it—to cut drying time significantly. (The average dryer’s wind speed is about 30 miles an hour.) And it weighs barely two pounds, so your arm catches a break as well.

To buy: $140, folica.com.