We鈥檝e never seen a diffuser like this before, but it may be all the rage soon enough. Backstage at NYFW鈥檚 fall shows, Fashionista writer Cheryl Wischhover noticed these balloon-like poufs on the ends of all the stylists鈥 hair dryers. It鈥檚 the Japanese Y.S. Park Ion Diffuser, and it turns your blow dryer into a whole new tool. And we found out just what makes it so awesome.

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1. It Blocks the Air: You may be asking, 鈥淭hen what鈥檚 the point?鈥 Hot air can cause curly hair to frizz. Beyond that, it dries out all hair types. This diffuser is capped with a titanium and silver mesh screen which blocks the air but still emits the heat.

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2. It Amps the Shine: When you鈥檙e using a blow dryer to smooth your hair, the fact of the matter is, it鈥檚 not really the air that鈥檚 taming your locks anyway. It鈥檚 the heat. Heat loosens materials like wax to make them more pliable and relaxed, and it does the same for your hair. By blocking the air and bringing the heat, this diffuser is giving you the best thing that could ever come out of your blow dryer.

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3. It鈥檚 Convenient: With the bungee cord base, the diffuser fits easily on any dryer for simple styling. Also, it鈥檚 collapsible, so it鈥檚 easy to take with you in any overnight bag. No more sacrificing style for bag space on your travels.

You can be just like the NYFW stylists for prices ranging from $28-$60 on the Y.S. Park Ion Diffuser.

Have you tried this diffuser before? Let us know how you liked it in the comments!

(product images via Dowa International)