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5 Whisper-Quiet Hair Dryers We Can’t Stop Talking About

Rebecca Norris

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We’ve all been there: We’re at the salon getting our hair blown out or standing in our bathroom attempting to style our hair ourselves, only for someone to try to start a full-blown conversation amongst the racket. What usually ensues is a lot squinting and eyebrow raising in an often-failed attempt to actually hear what they’re trying to say. Of course, this wouldn’t be the case if hairdryers were even the slightest bit less noisy (and yes! quiet hair dryers do exist)!

Fortunately for us, we live in an age where beauty technology is forever on the rise, and with that has come a series of hairdryers that are so quiet, you can still carry on a conversation. To save you from having to find device with a magical motor—one in which produces high-speed air at a lower sound decibel—I’ve done the hands-on research for you.

Now, before introducing you to these must-try dryers, I want you to remember two things: A) A quiet hairdryer is still not 100 percent noiseless, it’s just noticeably less noisy than a regular dryer, and B) with lower sound often comes a higher price tag, but know that investing in one of these puppies will help make drying faster and more efficient. So, without further ado, shop five conversation-positive hairdryers below.

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Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, $399

This ultra-quiet hairdryer is a must-have among celebrity stylists all over the world—and for good reason. In addition to being much quieter than classic blowdryers thanks to a motor that mimics a jet engine (NBD), it features intelligent heat control to avoid over-scorching your strands, as well as attachments that cater to every texture and type of hair.

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Harry Josh Ultra Light Pro Dryer, $349

As if being hush-hush wasn’t enough, this mint-green beauty also manages to be one of the most lightweight hair tools on the market. What’s more, it comes with customizable ion functionality so you can easily adjust your tool to create the sleek or voluminous style of your choice.

 

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HAI Beauty Concepts Styleset Professional Dryer, $110

Sure, it’s great that this dryer is quieter than the traditional tools on the market, but more notable is its complete heat and air control. And to top it off, the professional-grade dryer comes with a blue light to condition the scalp and nourish strands from root to tip.

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T3 Cura Luxe Hair Dryer, $285

This chic-looking hairdryer has won not one, not two, not three, but seven awards for its quality performance. It comes with five heat and two speed settings to rapidly (and safely) dry hair, all without making too much of a racket.

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Conair 1875 Watt Turbo Hair Dryer, $21

Last but not least, we had to include this best-seller from an industry leader. This Conair dryer uses a quiet motor and offers two speed and heat settings, cool shot button, and diffuser attachment. In other words, it offers pretty great bang for your buck.

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