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Salon-ready hair doesn't always have to come at a high price. These days, it's possible to get your hands on salon-grade dryers that will quickly dry your hair while doing minimal damage to its health. 

Is there a difference between cheap and expensive hair dryers?

In the past, expensive hair dryers tend to consume more electricity for faster drying, especially those with special heat conductions such as tourmaline, ceramic or ionic technology. These features can shorten the amount of time taken to dry your hair; they're great to reduce the risk of damages as well.

Fortunately, the aforementioned features are now present in some inexpensive hairdryers as well. Have a look at these affordable hairdryers, all under RM100 that can do your hairstyles justice.

1. PHILIPS 2100W DryCare Ionic Essential Energy Efficient Hair Dryer

Best affordable ionic hair dryer

Price from RM63.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM63.00

Ionic hair dryers can break down water molecules for rapid drying while keeping your hair smooth; it allows the cuticles to hold on to moisture. This hair dryer by Philips uses this technology to say bye to frizz while utilizing a high wattage of 2100W. So, you don't have to dry your hair for hours. The Cool Shot feature also ensures your hair stays perfect throughout the day.

2. ALX Professional 2200W Strong Wind Ionic Travel Hair Dryer 8080

Best affordable lightweight hair dryer

Price from RM17.40

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM17.40

If you sweat or get sore from drying your hair, maybe it's time to get a little upgrade. This hair dryer uses the salon-grade wattage of 2200W for effortless drying. It's powerful, compact and lightweight, making it easy to travel with as well.

3. Panasonic Basic Hair Dryer

Best affordable travel hair dryer

Price from RM74.90

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM74.90

Little things aren't always weak. This compact-sized hair dryer from Panasonic is quick-drying thanks to its high power of 1800W. Although there is a built-in heat protection mode, you don't have to worry about frizz or even damage to your hair. With three temperature settings, you get to have more control over the style you want to do to your hair.

4. PARLUX 3800 Hair Dryer Ceramic & Ionic Eco Friendly Compact Hairdryer

Best quiet ceramic hair dryer

Price from RM99.90

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM99.90

Although we are advised not to wash our hair closed to midnight, we still do, given our busy lifestyle. Don't worry, you still can, provided that you dry your hair after with this Parlux 3800 hairdryer. It uses a built-in silencer and a unique ceramic and ionic system to dry your hair quicker.

Additionally, this hairdryer comes in four different temperatures, two speeds and one instant cold shot button for better control over your hair styling.

5. Milux Pro-Ionic Hair Dryer

Best affordable hair dryer with diffuser for curly hair

Price from RM45.00

shopping_cart Shopee Malaysia RM45.00

The journey to a frizz-free hair is long and tumultuous for those of us with curly hair. Thankfully, the Milux Pro-Ionic Hair Dryer comes with a diffuser, which helps your curly strands dry evenly. Additionally, it can speed up your overall styling and drying time while handling frizz efficiently with the help of its ionic technology.

6. Andis Pro Pink Style Hair Blow Dryer Tourmaline Ionic Ceramic

Best affordable tourmaline hair dryer

Price from RM88.35

This hair dryer features the powerful trio: tourmaline, ceramic and ionic technology. Tourmaline helps retain just the right amount of moisture within the cuticles to prevent frizz. Ceramic efficiently delivers infra-red heat and contributes to a more lustrous hair. Meanwhile, ionic technology breaks up water molecules for faster drying — the result: softer and smoother hair.

7. BaByliss Travel Foldable 2000W Hair Dryer

Best affordable hair dryer for thick hair

Price from RM89.00

Don't be deceived by its compact design; this high-power hairdryer dries thick hair pretty quickly and efficiently, thanks to its high wattage of 2000W. At the same time, its foldable design and dual voltage make it perfect if you're someone who is constantly on the go. Not only is it lightweight for easy handling, but it can also be easily stored for future use.

8. CLB-8898 Professional Cold & Hot 2300W Black Hair Dryer

Best affordable professional hair dryer

Price from RM72.00

shopping_cart Lazada Malaysia RM72.00

This salon-grade hair dryer offers rapid drying at an impressive wattage of 2300W. It also consists of a safety thermal protection device to avoid over-heating. Besides, the hairdryer comes with a low noise design, so you can blow dry your hair in the middle of the night without waking anyone up.

Disclaimer: The pricing shown is just a good indication of how much these products are worth. The prices could change based on the e-commerce promotions that are going on. If some of the products are not available, do email us at [email protected] Thanks!

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