Absolutely love this straightener, it’s very lightweight and the 1.5” is the perfect width. I used a 1” for years and like the 1.5” so much better. The hair dryer is wonderful and yes it comes with the black dryer piece at the end to protect your hair when you blow dry it! I did a lot of research and this is the best price to be found for both. Love this product and I highly recommend it!