11 Of The Best Blowdryers, According To R29 Beauty Editors

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The humble blowdryer is the unsung hero of your winter hair routine. Sure, smoothing shampoo, hydrating conditioner, and a good curl mousse can help in styling. But if your dryer is heavy and wheezing and you lost the diffuser attachment, a blowout can feel like a painful bicep workout — and you might be tempted to just skip it and risk pneumonia by stepping out with dripping-wet hair.
But that whole narrative changes when you invest in a nice blowdryer; one that's lightweight, speedy, and leaves your hair so soft and shiny that you actually semi-enjoy the process of heat-styling your hair. Ahead, a few of Refinery29's resident editors break down the hair dryers they can't live without — all of which are a worth-it splurge this winter if you like smooth strands, faster blowouts, and, if nothing else, bone-dry hair during a cold and flu season that comes to us in the midst of a pandemic.

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