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While Dyson’s hair tools are definitely game-changers, they’re not exactly easy on the wallet. There is no shortage of brands on Amazon claiming to be ‘Dyson dupes’, a hair dryer has consistently received praise for giving the expensive styling device value for money.
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Regularly priced at $100 and up, Laifen’s Swift and Swift SE hair dryers are among the best Dyson Supersonic alternatives we’ve found on Amazon — and they’re currently up to 33 percent off Labor Day weekend sales. The pink, blue, and purple Swift SE colorways retail for $127 with the magnetic mouthpiece and diffuser attachments. If you don’t need the accessories, you can buy the pink option for just $100. You’ll still save if you upgrade to the Swift hair dryer, which is $139 (or 30 percent off its original $199 price tag) with the nozzle attachment or $160 for the kit that includes the styling concentrator, slick nozzle, and diffuser accessories.
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We’re obviously big fans of Dyson’s Airwrap, Supersonic and Airstraight devices (and so are celebrity hairstylists Jen Atkin and Matthew Collins), and we’ve found the Laifen hair dryers to be excellent alternatives for those who only need the basic drying option. at a fraction of the air-powered technology company’s products, which start at $400 for the Supersonic Origin and go up to $599 for the multi-styler kit.
One happy customer writes, “It’s quieter than the Dyson my hairdresser uses,” while another commented, “I love how quickly my hair dries with this blow dryer. I have a longer pixie cut, but my hair is extremely thick. At the salon, my stylist uses a Dyson hair dryer, but I wasn’t willing to spend the money for that. In my opinion, this Laifen is an extremely close second! The price is fair.”
Laifen Swift hair dryer
While Laifen’s Swift and Swift SE models do lose a little bit of motor power (the brushless motor runs at 105,000rpm with wind speeds of 21 and 22 meters per second respectively), we also found them to sound slightly quieter at 59dB. For comparison, Dyson says his hair tool’s V9 motor operates at 77 decibels and runs at 110,000 rpm with an airflow of 13 l/second. And at less than a pound, the Laifen hair dryers are ideal for travel.
Like the Dyson Supersonic, the Laifen hair dryer is equipped with a thermo-controlling microprocessor that monitors and adjusts the air temperature to ensure your locks are not exposed to and damaged by extreme heat, and it also delivers negative ions to keep your locks silky smooth and lint-free. The latest Swift model adjusts the heat up to 100 times per second, while the Swift SE does half that. (Dyson says the heat sensor adjusts more than 40 times per second.)
A tri-color LED ring light indicator displays temperature settings from cold to a maximum of 80 (from cold, warm to hot air). The Laifen devices also have a removable magnetic filter that keeps hair from getting caught in the air duct.
But don’t just take our word for it: recent buyers also compared the Laifen hair dryer to their own experiences with Dyson.
“I love this hair dryer and have been using it at the salon for a while now as I wanted to find a comparable alternative to my Dyson! Plus, it’s purple and goes with all my stuff,” writes reviewer Kristen.
Reviewer J. Willetts writes, “This dryer is amazing and as good as a Dyson. Much cheaper than a Dyson, thankfully! My hair is curly and the diffuser works so well, my curls stay nice for at least two days with minimal product in between. Don’t waste your money on the Dyson, buy this!”
Shop the Laifen Swift and Swift SE hair dryers for $99 and up on Amazon.com here and below.
Laifen Swift hair dryer with nozzle, concentrator and diffuser
Laifen hairdryer with accessories
Laifen Swift hair dryer with nozzle and diffuser
Laifen Hair Dryer Swift SE with magnetic nozzle and diffuser (purple)
Laifen Swift hair dryer with nozzle
Laif hair dryer