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7 Best Lightweight Hair Dryers That *Won’t* Give Your Wrists and Arms a Workout

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Have you ever sat on the floor at the airport trying desperately to remove items from your suitcase so it weighs the allotted 50 pounds? If you have, you know that it's always the most unexpected objects always weigh the most (sneakers, anyone?). And when it comes to cutting weight from your checked bag, your hair styling tools may be what pushes you over the limit. So to keep you from having an extra fee as your unexpected travel companion, we rounded up the best lightweight hair dryers to pick up before your next vacay. And these blow dryers aren't just travel-friendly, they're also wrist-friendly. Holding a dryer for 20 plus minutes can take its toll on your hands, wrists, and arms—these dryers are lighter, so you won't be feeling the burn.

Whether you want an affordable option that you can throw in your gym bag, or an investment blow dryer that will last you for years to come, we have an option for you. Scroll down to shop the best on-the-go options for drying, styling, and getting on your way. No airport meltdowns necessary.

7 lightweight hair dryers that go where you go

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer — $399.00

I would be remiss not to mention the Dyson Supersonic in a roundup of lightweight hair dryers. This tried-and-true tool is (almost) as light as a feather, and comes with five styling attachments that work for different hair types. At $400, this is definitely an investment blow dryer, but it’s one that will follow you far and wide for good hair days no matter where you roam.

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium Travel Dryer — $35.00

If you want to minimize the weight and square footage of your blowdryer, the BaBylissPRO is a great option. You can fold it up and throw it in your gym bag, or pack it on your carry without having to sacrifice that extra pair of sneakers that you absolutely need. This baby also features a cool shot button to minimize damage as you dry.

ghd Helios 1875W Advanced Professional Hair Dryer — $249.00

This hair dryer has an airflow of over 75 miles per hour, so if you like to style your hair in the fast lane—this dryer is it. According to ghd, it also increases your hair’s shines by up to 35 percent, so you won’t have to compromise speed or style.

1875W Compact Folding Handle Travel Hair Dryer — $23.00

If you want a reliable, compact travel hair dryer, but you don’t want to pay a fortune, this is a great option. With two heat settings and a cool shot option, this workhorse offers everything you need on-the-go with zero frills.

Shark HyperAIR Fast-Drying Hair Blow Dryer — $179.00

This oh-so-sleek unit pairs HyperAIR IQ Technology with ionized air for lightning-quick drying and less heat damage. It also includes three heat settings, three airflow settings, and a cool shot button.

Conair Mid-Size Hair Styler 1875 Watts — $11.00

Even thought it’s only $20, this budget-friendly hair dryer still gets the job done. With two heats and two speeds, this minimalist unit it another great one for your on-the-go needs.

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer And Volumizer — $35.00

All of our beauty editors are in love with this Revlon dryer—and for good reason. This two-in-one tool combines a round brush with a hair dryer so you only have to pack one thing to achieve seamless style. Plus, who wants to hold a round brush and a blow dryer at the same time anyway?

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