Dry hair is the most delicate hair to manage. If you have it, you’ll agree with us that blow-drying it might do it more harm than good. In fact, according to The Wife Choice, ideally, you should avoid blow-drying your dry hair. Considering that the hair is already dry and highly vulnerable to breakages, drying it further might accelerate its fall-off. It’s even worse when you use a harsh blow-dryer that exerts too much heat on the hair. But do we live in an ideal world? Hell no! So, despite it being dry, you can give your hair a touchup once in a while or regularly as long as you do it with the special needs of the hair in mind. With a dry hair, you don’t blow-dry right away. You need to moisturize the hair first using water, styling spray or dry hair serum, before blow-drying. Also, you should use a gentle but effective hair dryer, not any that comes your way.
Considering the special care that dry hair needs, many blow-dryers manufacturers have released driers which they claim to be dry-hair-friendly. Among the recent releases is Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. This beautifully designed dryer promises to boost the smoothness of your dry hair by 75% and the shine by 32%. Besides, the dryer claims that is can reduce your hair’s frizz and flaways by over 50%. Also, according to the manufacturer, it delivers all that while protecting your dry hair from damage.
Right from the very day of its release into the market, those who’ve heard rumours about Dyson Supersonic Hair could strongly sense that it is not an average hairdryer. With its initial creation costing $ 71 and involving more than 100 engineers, it seems to be well prepared to change the notion that people have concerning the ultimate hairdryer, especially for those with dry hair. To establish the truth about the claims made by its manufacturer and different reviewers, we conducted a series of tests to see how Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer performs, establish its unique features and find out if it is different from its rival in the market. Here are our findings.
Ease of use
Have you ever used a hairdryer that seemed to weight more than your hands can handle? Using such can be quite frustrating, especially when you are doing your hair on your own. It makes you so tired, with your shoulders burning, that you’ll end up giving up before giving your hair that perfect look. It’s even worse when the hairdryer has its motor placed at the end of its head because balancing it will be quite a job.
When it comes to Dyson, it features a sleek design with a handle that fits comfortably in your hands. Also, it utilizes a brushless digital motor that is quite smaller and lighter as compared to one in an ordinary hairdryer. To be more precise, the dryer weighs less than a pound.
Besides, the motor is fitted at the handle instead of being at the end of the head as it is with the majority of traditional hair dryers. The motor placement makes Dyson even lighter and pretty easy to balance because the heaviest part of it is in your hand. However, the dryer’s filter is located at the bottom of the handle. So, you need to hold the handle carefully without moving your hand toward the end to prevent the vent from closing and restricting airflow.
The way you hold a hair dryer can break or make your hair and the ease of use will influence your ability to hold the dryer as recommended. Essentially, while blow-drying, you should hold the dryer with its nozzle pointing diagonally down the hair strand. While in that position, the airflow will be concentrated on the head and the drying time will be shorter. Otherwise, getting the heat-filled fumes close to your hair for a long time by holding the dryer too close to your scalp or hair will leave your hair follicles severely damaged, thus more hair loss.
Because Dyson Supersonic is lightweight and has a good grip, you can hold it with its nozzle pointing diagonally down your hair strand and a bit far from your scalp and hair. This will help you dry your hair without causing more harm to it.
However, Dyson might be a little bit of a turn off to you if you are looking for a hairdryer with a highly ergonomic handle. Its sleek design doesn’t allow its handle to be as much contoured to offer an ergonomic grip as some of the other hairdryers on the market.
The lightweight nature of the dryer is not at the expense of its strength. In fact, some of the user reviews we’ve seen show that the respective users find Dyson stronger than other hair dryers they’ve ever used. Nevertheless, the extra strength has its slight downside in that you have to control the airflow well lest it causes more harm than good when it goes overboard.
Safe vent position
Are you fed up with hairdryer vents that keep on breaking your beautiful treasured hair? Well, the manufacturer of this dryer seems to have your problem in mind while designing it. The dryer’s vent is located at the bottom area of the handle. As such, there’s no way your hair will get caught on the vent and possibly remain there, like what happens with the majority of other hair dryers.
Dry hair requires low heat as a high amount is likely to split or damage the hair. Dyson Supersonic is designed to address various hair needs through its four heat settings. The lowest setting is ideal for dry hair. Besides, it features and intelligent heat control feature in the motor. The heat control measures temperature more than 40 times in every second when it is on use to ensure that at no point will the drying temperature will go beyond the recommended limit, depending on your hair type. As a result, you can rest assured that your hair won’t suffer any damage due to overheating.
When your hair is dried without getting damaged, it reflects a high amount of light in a certain direction and as a result, it appears alluringly shiny.
Considering the ease of use, four heat settings and intelligent heat control, there’s no doubt that Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer can protect your dry hair.