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This 'better than a Dyson' hair dryer is just $27 at Walmart's big summer sale

Professional results right at home? Umm, yes! This blow dryer's ionic technology can help you get a salon-like blowout for (much) less.

So you're one of those people who has $400-plus lying around to drop on a Dyson hair dryer? Good for you. Yes, the brand's technology may be top-of-the-line, but that price tag is also at the top of most people's monthly budget, so an affordable alternative will just have to do. Luckily, shoppers at Walmart have found a wallet-friendly option that delivers similar salon-like results for a fraction of the price. You ready for this? The Nexpure Professional Ionic Hair Dryer, which has earned a full five stars from 1,500-plus shoppers, is currently on sale for just $27 (down from $120) at Walmart's anti-Prime Day sale.

Choose from three heat settings and two speeds on this very, very affordable alternative to the Dyson. There's also a cool-shot button for finishing styles.

$27 at Walmart

Why is it a good deal? 💰

The Nexpure Hair Dryer regularly costs $120, so you're getting it for a staggering 77% off. Of course, if you consider the money you could be spending on a Dyson, you're saving even more.

Why do I need this? 🧐

This dryer offers many perks to help you get a sleek, salon-worthy blowout. For starters, it uses ionic technology to reduce frizz and ramp up the shine as it dries, giving hair a smooth look and feel. What is ionic technology? Glad you asked! Here's a quick science lesson: Positive ions can wreak havoc on your hair, creating static electricity, flyaways and frizz. Hair dryers with ionic technology emit negative ions to neutralize the positive ones, sealing the hair cuticle and making each strand smooth and extra shiny. (When hair cuticles aren’t sealed, hair can look frizzy and feel dry.)

Along with this technology, the Nexpure has a temperature protection function to prevent overheating, which can damage your hair. Another plus: It boasts 1,800 watts of power to help you get the level of wind power you want, and it comes with a magnetic concentrator attachment for added control. Got curls? It comes with a magnetic diffuser attachment too. Finally, it weighs just under a pound, which is actually lighter than the Dyson Supersonic.

Dyson rival Nexpure hair dryer and attachments
The hair dryer's ionic technology helps ensure a salon-like blowout at home, but at a major savings over Dyson. (Walmart)

What reviewers say 💬

This hair dryer has more than 2,200 reviews at Walmart, nearly 70% of which have a five-star rating.

Pros 👍

"Better than a Dyson," raved one fan. "The Dyson is so heavy compared to this one. My hair actually dries faster and is so much softer. ... The magnetic attachments are great."

This reviewer agreed: "My rotator cuff is torn and a regular hair dryer is heavy when you have shoulder-length hair to straighten. ... This little hair dryer is a powerhouse yet it's light as a feather and doesn't hurt my shoulder to hold."

"Small but mighty, perfect for on the go!" shared another satisfied shopper. "It is very compact, but still just as powerful as a full-size hair dryer."

This professional hairdresser said it best: "I've used a lot of hair dryers in my time as a stylist and this one is top on my list! Works just as well as the $400 one for a tenth of the price."

Cons 👎

Several reviewers noted that the hair dryer is on the noisy side. "The highest heat isn't unbearable like some, and the cold is perfect for setting the style. It is a little loud, but aren't they all? It's definitely not as loud as some I've had over the years," said one.

Others mentioned that users should be careful that their hair doesn't get sucked into the opposite end. "Great dryer," said a final fan. "The diffuser is a very helpful tool ... and easy to take off and on. If you have long hair, take note of the short length of the dryer. The intake has sucked my hair in the back a couple of times — ouch! Other than that, it's fantastic. Great value."

Need a travel buddy? The handle folds down to make this small hair dryer even more compact.

$27 at Walmart

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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