Today I am sharing my Dyson hair dryer review. The number one question I see asked when it comes to the Dyson hair dryer is: is it worth it? Other questions include: does it dry hair quickly? Is it less damaging? Is it amazing? DO I NEED IIT?! Well friends, I bit the bullet, bought one for myself and now I am sharing with you my thoughts and review of the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer.
The Dyson Hair Dryer comes with 3 attachments and a non-slip pad. Which, initially, I didn’t see the importance of but once it slipped right off my vanity table a few times, I learned real quick! One attachment is a diffuser which is ideal for naturally wavy and curly hair. You can use it on straight hair but I just haven’t ventured into that yet. The other two I use often. One is a smoother which I use when doing my regular initial blow drying after a shower or to perk up my hair after a workout with some dry shampoo. The other is a styling perfector. This one I use after my initial blow dry when I am going for a sleek blow out look. You can use the dryer without any of the attachments and I totally have in a pinch but a warning – this thing packs some POWER. So when I used it without the attachments, my hair was flying around all over the place. Total wind tunnel. You may want to turn down the speed when doing so.
Speaking of speed….
The Dyson Supersonic dryer boasts controlled high-pressure, high-velocity air for fast and precise drying. There are 3 speeds (low, medium and high) and 3 temperature options. You can also hold down the temperature button for a blast of cool air to set your hairstyle. These are pretty much the basics of how this dryer operates.
How Quickly Does It Dry Your Hair?
Prior to this hair dryer, I used the T3 Professional Digital Ionic Hair Dryer, which is another semi-pricey dryer. I have no complaints and it worked well for me. The only reason I even decided to explore a new dryer was because I was intrigued by the claims on hair drying speed and minimizing hair damage. More on hair damage a little later. With my T3 hair dryer I could go from soaking wet to dry in about 10-12 minutes, depending on how haphazard I was in terms of technique. With the Dyson hair dryer, I am finding I can achieve the same result in about 5 minutes total. Which, if you have to get ready in a hurry, an extra 5 minutes can be invaluable! So the Dyson definitely delivers in terms of speed. I also love it for sprucing up my hair on non hair washing days. I workout pretty often and I am not what you would call a dainty sweat-er. I am usually drenched after an hour of vigorous exercise so my hair always needs a boost. I wash it every other day so on non-wash days, I throw some dry shampoo on there (Ouai and Klorane are my favorite!) and blast it with the Dyson. I am usually good to go in only about a minute. It’s amazing! According to their website, the Dyson motor is six times faster than other hair dryers on the market. I believe it!
Is It Less Damaging To Your Hair?
So in addition to my T3 dryer, I have also used the Revlon All in One Styler. It works super quick and I love that I can dry my hair while styling it all at the same time. Win win! I will say though, that with the Revlon and the T3 I can feel how hot it gets. The Revlon even more so than the T3. The smell of burning hair was not uncommon some mornings. On that smell alone, I know it can’t be great for my hair. The other thing I’ve noticed is more flyaways and breakage on the top layer of my hair than I used to have. I noticed it more once I started using the Revlon. So while I love what it does in terms of styling and drying, I know it’s also probably not the best for my fine hair in terms of health. Here is what the website says about the Dyson regarding damage:
The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer is engineered to protect hair from extreme heat damage, with fast drying and controlled styling to help increase smoothness by 75%, increase shine by up to 132% and decrease frizz and flyaways by up to 61%.*
Taken from dyson.com
Now I can’t verify all those claims and percentages but what I can say is that even after my first real use of the Dyson Superosnic Hair Dryer, I noticed how healthy my hair felt. It felt soft and bouncy even without additional products or serums. That’s pretty awesome!
Is It Worth It?
So $400 is a hefty price tag for a hair dryer. No doubt. But as someone who uses tape-in hair extensions, keeping my hair healthy is a top priority and I really feel that this dryer (along with my daily collagen use) is making a difference in that respect. I am someone that decides whether or not to drop money on something based on its overall value and I do feel that the value of this product is pretty awesome. That being said, if you have relatively healthy undamaged hair and you don’t heat style often, I probably wouldn’t spring for this. I heat style often during the week even if its just for a refresh and my hair is thin, fine and damaged from coloring and hair extensions. So for me, it’s well worth it if I am going to continue to see healthier hair in my future. Plus, they have a 2 year warranty which is great! Pro-Tip: wait for a 20% off sale at Sephora like I did! With that plus a gift card I had saved up, I ended up paying about $275 which was definitely an easier pill to swallow.
And there you have my Dyson hair dryer review. Do you have one? Do you love it? Let me know your thoughts below!