Would you spend £300 on a hair dryer? That’s how much the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer will set you back. There’s no denying that it is eye-wateringly expensive, but is it worth the hype … and the high price tag?
Ever since Dyson showed off their snazzy looking hair dryer, it has been on my lust list. Every time we went into Currys I would go look at them and drool. However, there was no way on Earth that I could justify the cost. On Christmas morning, Mick surprised me with one and I swear there was a choir of angels, fireworks, cheerleaders … ok, there was me, Mick and Alfie as well as flu and a log burner that wouldn’t stay lit, but you get where I’m going. I was so so so excited, which I never thought I would be over a hair dryer. However, this isn’t just any hair dryer, this is the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer.
Now I know that I’ve taken my sweet time with this review, but I wanted to really put it to the test, and so three times a week for the past 2 months, I’ve been putting this baby to work. Who knew that a hair dryer could make you so happy? Who knew that it could transform your hair? Putting the price to one side for now, I have to say that this is the best hair dryer that I have ever used. I didn’t think that my GHD Air could be beaten … well that’s now in a box under the bed gathering dust.
One of the most striking features of the Dyson Supersonic is just how different it looks from your standard hair dryer – after all, there’s a hole where there would normally be some bulky bit of plastic that you’d usually smack into your head at least once a week.
Standard hair dryers house the motor where this hole is, but Dyson have used a powerful digital motor that they have housed in the handle. Not only does this mean they can have their fancy design, but it also makes this nice and lightweight to use. For those of you who may remember their Physics lessons, this is because the centre of gravity has shifted enabling the hair dryer to feel more balanced in your hand, instead of all of the weight being at one end. Have that Mr Hodson!!
With the motor being housed in the handle, that’s left Dyson with some space in the head. Now they could have just left this empty, but those clever little boffins have included some Air Multiplier Technology. Basically, this means that the high-pressured air is converted into a controlled, high-velocity jet. By exploiting the environment, the airflow that is drawn in by the motor is then amplified three times, meaning this is a powerful little beast. This could possibly be the most scientific review I’ve ever done and I even understand it all, so go me!
Some hairdryers can burn the living crap out of your scalp and all of that heat can fry you hair, but that isn’t an issue with the Dyson Supersonic. It contains a glass bead thermistor and a microprocessor that work to carefully control the double-stacked heating element. This protects your hair from getting too hot and extreme heat damage, as well as keeping the hair dryer from overheating. It’s a clever little machine that measures the temperature of the air 20 times a second and regulates the heat accordingly.
You’ll also notice that your hair will look shinier as less damaged hair reflects more light in a single direction. I’ve really seen a huge difference in how shiny my hair looks since using this. It’s also fairly quiet as the silicone mount prevents the motor from vibrating against the handle, therefore the transfer of noise between the motor and the case is greatly reduced.
Ok, so we’ve got the innovative design, the digital motor and the clever temperature controls, but do you know what really excites me about the Dyson Supersonic? The rotating magnetic attachments. Yep, make something magnetic and I’m there with bells on. It makes swapping over the attachments really easy as you’re drying and styling as they simply click on and off.
You get various attachments with the hair dryer. The Smoothing Nozzle dries the hair gently using smooth, wide are. It helps to create a sleek, natural finish by using controlled airflow alone. The Styling Concentrator produces a high velocity blade of air that makes it perfect for styling. As the air is focused, you can style one section at a time without disturbing the rest of the hair. Then there’s the Diffuser, which admittedly I never use. It is engineered to disperse the air evenly around curls and it simulates natural drying and helps to reduce frizz and leave your curls with improved definition.
The Dyson Supersonic has 3 precise speed settings:
There are also 4 precise heat settings:
100°c – Fast Drying & Styling
80°c – Regular Drying
60°c – Gentle Drying
28°c – Cold Shot to set your hair after styling
So, is the Dyson Supersonic worth paying £300 for? Hell yes it is. This is the best hair dryer I have ever used and my hair looks healthier than ever. I’ve barely even needed to get my straighteners out since using this as it dries the hair so nicely that it doesn’t really need anything else doing to it. It is quick and easy to use and I won’t ever be without mine. Thank God for fiance’s who listen when they’re out shopping with their partners lol.
You can buy the Dyson Supersonic at various retailers including John Lewis.
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