Sergiy Barchuk for TIME
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Handheld hair dryers have barely changed in a century: they blast hair (and scalps) with very hot air. Zuvi Halo pivots to an infrared-light technology designed to mimic the way the sun evaporates rainwater. “With infrared light, we are only depositing the energy directly to the water, so we can keep the temperature lower,” Zuvi chief scientist Xiaohe Zhang says. Cooler air means less heat damage, increased internal hair moisture, and longer color retention. Weighing just over a pound, it works as fast as a traditional dryer while using up to 60% less energy. With its low volume, ambient green glow, and gentle breeze, Zuvi Halo makes drying your hair a calming experience.

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