Needing an extra boost of volume? Go non-ionic when wanting more volume for flat or oily hair. While ionic controls frizz and gives more of a sleek look, this can make fine hair too flat. We recommend looking for hair dryers that allow ionic settings to be turned on and off. Turning the ionic setting off can allow you more control when wanting more texture. Wattage with fine hair is also important to watch. Hair dryers that are too aggressive for fine hair can cause breakage and damage. Capping wattage to about 1875 is the best option for fine hair. Ceramic or porcelain hair-dryers emit a non-damaging infrared heat which is a must for fine hair. The dryers’ inside parts are coated (or replaced) with ceramic or porcelain which gives an even heat, allowing more of a gentle blow dry. These dryers will also emit a low amount of negative ions to help with frizz and drying time. Infrared means the dryer uses longer wavelengths to penetrate the hair, drying from the inside out. Although this is important for fine hair, any hair type can benefit. Know however, ceramic and porcelain dryers are typically heavier and can give your arms a workout, especially if you have a lot of hair.