I have had my Dyson Hairdryer for a couple years now. It’s always a topic of conversation; both with my girlfriends and my blog readers. Is it worth the money? Does it really make a big difference? Why is it special? And why is it so GD expensive!? So today I wanted to (finally) write a blog post to talk about that – the technology Dyson uses, how it works, and of course – whether it’s worth the money.
Dyson Hairdryer Review
How it Works
Dyson is known for their vacuums (I also love my vacuum cleaner from them!) and the incredible technology they put into their products. The Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer uses a special motor (it’s built ith a powerful V9 digital motor) that dries your hair faster than usual while also preventing heat damage. It actually measures the air temperature 20 times a second so that you don’t have to worry about overheating and damaging your hair. There are four heat settings and three different speed settings. It also comes with several different magnetic attachments, including a smoothing nozzle which I really love.
How Much Does It Cost?
The Dyson Hairdryer retails for $399. It isn’t cheap and rarely goes on sale. A good time to buy it is the Sephora VIB sale. Sometimes there are bundle deals (like this, which contains $66 worth of products from The Ouai). Right now it’s $371 at Wal-mart and that is the best price I’ve seen it for.
How To Use The Dyson Hairdryer
While the technology behind the dryer is different from other hair dryers, it operates like any other hairdryer. It’s just very powerful. I section my hair off with clips, and use a round brush to dry it.
I’m including this video hair tutorial that I filmed this past winter – it shows how I use the dryer – and then curl it afterward.
Is the Dyson Hairdryer Worth the Money?
In my opinion, for my particular hair type (thick, unruly and wavy with a tendency to get VERY frizzy), it is. Blow drying my hair used to be an actual arm workout! It would take me about 45 minutes to blowdry my hair and with the Dyson, I can get the job done in 25-30 minutes. With a keratin treatment, I can get it done in a solid 20, without any arm ache. So for me, it’s definitely worth the money if you have curly hair or typically need more than 30 minutes to blow out your hair.
It’s a great product, the technology is super cool. That being said, if you don’t spend more than 30-40 minutes blow drying your hair, this isn’t worth the money. I have friends who want to buy it and it only takes them 15 minutes to blowdry their hair and that just seems silly to me. I just don’t think it’s worth it if it only takes you a little while to dry your own hair. The heat control technology is pretty cool, so if you have really damaged hair that may be helpful, but overall I don’t think it’s worth the money unless you have ultra thick or curly hair!
photography by Carter Fish.