This post was originally posted in June 2019 but I’ve updated my review a bit.
I have had my Dyson Hairdryer for a few 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!? I’ve talked to my hair stylist about this, I’ve talked to my friends about it… it’s a hot topic! 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. So here it is… my very official Dyson hairdryer review.
Dyson Hairdryer Review
The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is an ultra high-tech hair dryer with super powerful air flow, great for those with very thick hair who would ordinarily spend a long time blow drying their hair. I personally love it but I have very unruly hair post air dry. It’s especially great right now when I cannot get into a hair stylist very often!
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 with a powerful V9 digital motor for ultra powerful airflow settings) that dries your hair faster than usual while also preventing heat damage with intelligent heat control.
This part is really cool: it actually measures the air temperature 20 times a second so that you don’t have to worry about overheating and damaging your hair. It will also decrease frizz and flyaways. There are four heat settings and three different speed settings. It also comes with several different magnetic attachments, including a smoothing nozzle and a new flyaway attachment which I really love.
How Much Does It Cost?
The Dyson Hairdryer retails for $429. 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.
How To Use The Dyson Hairdryer
While the air multiplier 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.
How To Store Dyson Hair Dryer
Outside of storing the dryer back in its case that it originally comes with, I prefer to store mine using a magnetic stand to keep cords orderly and the attachments all in one place.
I’m including this video hair tutorial that I filmed last winter – it shows how I use the dryer – and then curl it afterward to achieve that Dyson airwrap look. The styling concentrator also helps to direct air flow.
I’d also recommend protecting hair with a good heat protectant. I’m a big fan of this one from Alterna!
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 worth the hefty price tag. Blow drying my hair used to be an actual arm workout! It would take me about 45 minutes to blow dry my hair with any other hair tools 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. This is all about decreasing drying time. I have friends who want to buy it and it only takes them 15 minutes to blow dry their hair and that price tag just seems silly to me. If you can blow out your hair that quickly, get a cheapie drugstore blow dryer! 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 (and so is the gentle air attachment!), 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 hair or curly hair!
photography by Carter Fish.