Dyson (yes, the Dyson that makes vacuums) completely redesigned the hair dryer this past year and it became available in the U.S. in September. There’s a whole lot of science that went into it, such as developing a smaller and quieter motor that’s found in the handle rather than the head, and a few new safety features making it less likely to burn your scalp.
But basically what you need to know is this: it looks really, really cool.
Because everyone in the beauty industry was talking about it, I wanted to try the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer for myself. And since it’s quite the price tag (about $400!) I figured you’d want to know exactly what you’re getting into before making that kind of purchase. So I bought one for myself (this post is not sponsored) so that I can clue you in on everything that you need to know.
The hair dryer comes with these attachments, but I’ve just been using it naked (probably not the correct term). While I understand the theory behind different blowdryer attachments I still haven’t quite figured out whether or not they actually make a difference or whether or not I should use one. So naked it is!
Big picture, I really, really like this blowdryer. I would say love but for the price. I used to think that all hair dryers were the same, and didn’t really see the point in paying for a nice one (my last blowdryer cost about $12). After all, it’s just hot air. But the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer has convinced me that a good blowdryer is worth the investment. My hair has more volume, the air flow is very strong (there are three strength settings) and my hair dries much faster.
The big thing for me is what it did for my bangs. When I first cut them I hated how my bangs looked with my hair down, and only liked them when my hair was pulled back with just my bangs showing (don’t ask me how that makes sense, I have no idea)! But this blowdryer made me actually love my bangs when my hair was back and when it was down. And now that I’m growing out my bangs, the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer helps me keep them looking semi presentable (although there should still be a support group for growing out your bangs, as all women know)!
Here are a few more shots of me drying my hair and smiling, since I always smile like this when styling my hair…
This is how you blow dry your hair, right?
The pros, in addition to the ones that I talked about above, are that the hair dryer is lighter and quieter. It’s still a blowdryer so it’s not quiet enough to use while someone else is sleeping, but the sound is much less annoying. So it’s more like how a gun silencer muffles the sound of the gunshot but doesn’t eliminate it completely (or… umm… so I’m told…). There are also three different heat settings in addition to the three strength settings, as well as a cold blast that’s perfect for locking in volume and style.
The biggest con is that the cord is very thick and feels more like the cord to a power drill than to a beauty product. It’s hard to wrap the cord around the blowdryer due to the thickness of the cord and the shape of the dryer, so it’s not the easiest thing to store. I have a basket where I put my hairstyling tools and I end up just throwing it on top and then dealing with pulling my straightener and curling iron out of the mess of cord whenever I need to use them. But I suppose as far as cons go this one isn’t that bad.
I knew that I liked the hair dryer, and thought that it made a difference, but what really solidified it was when I went to get my hair cut and colored last week. My hairdresser grabbed my hair in his hands and asked me what I was doing differently, and said that my hair felt both fuller and softer. So it wasn’t just in my head, this blowdryer does actually make a significant difference!
My final verdict is this: if you have the money, the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is worth buying (you can find them here and here). If your blowdryer budget just isn’t quite there yet that’s fine, you can live without it. But if you’re able to splurge then do so. I’m glad that I have it, and look forward to seeing what my hair looks like after this horrible bang-growing-out (technical term) stage is over.
If you buy one let me know your thoughts! And of course send pictures!