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Dyson Made a Hair Dryer That Totally Gets Me

02.20.17
Dyson Supersonic

OK let’s be clear. This is a sponsored post about Dyson’s new Supersonic hair dryer. They asked me to spread the word that it’s a pretty cool piece of beauty technology, and that it’s available at Best Buy. And I say it often, but it bears repeating: I don’t review products on this site that I don’t love, or wouldn’t recommend. You guys put your trust in me, and I take that seriously.  

But what follows below is more than just a sponsored review. This a post about finding a lifelong partner, a deep connection… a dryer that is freakin’ changing my life.

Because you guys? This dryer gets me.

Curly girls, let me talk to you for a second.  We’ve all developed a system that works for us, and we don’t like to mess with it. The right combination of product, the right amount of scrunching, and a ton of time air drying, or a diffuser that knows how to get the job done without frizzing things out. You don’t mess with the system, or the whole thing falls apart like a house of cards… and so does your good hair day.

Dyson Supersonic

All that considered, you can imagine that I didn’t think I could be swayed from my regular hair dryer. Developed by my favorite curly-hair-only salon, the “green claw” comes everywhere with me and I can’t dry my hair without it.

Until I laid my paws on Dyson’s Supersonic hair dryer, whose shape will strike you as odd when you compare it to the dryers we’ve all been slogging forever. And then you pick it up and understand why: They put the motor in the handle, which makes it easier to hold than any other hair dryer ever, by completely rebalancing the weight and shape. I have a lot of hair, so I’m usually holding a dryer for a while. This one does not feel like it’s going to break my arm. I am intrigued.

Dyson supersonic

I prepped my hair with DevaCurl Light Defining Gel and DevaCurl SuperCream Coconut Curl Styler, scrunched my curls in their Anti-frizz microfiber towel, and got to work. First, I clicked on the diffuser, one of the dryer’s three magnetic attachments (the magnet idea is genius— you can pop them off and on effortlessly) and start drying. Here’s what happens:

It’s very quiet

Not the biggest deal, except it is. It’s acoustically so you can actually have a conversation with someone while using it. Comparing my old dryer to the Dyson is like a comparing a sports car to a Tesla. Just because the Vroom Vroom is diminutive doesn’t mean it’s not powerful.

It doesn’t catch my hair

The vacuous hole in the middle means there’s no grill on the back, which means there’s nothing to suck your hair into a knotted, burning mess.

It’s fast

Like, unusually fast. In about half the time. Curly girls, you know that the more your hair flies about while drying, the frizzier you get. So cutting your drying time in half means your curls are more intact.

My hair looked shiny

 My curls tend to skew more coarse. To my eye, they just don’t reflect light in the same way that a smooth head of straight hair does. But I swear I noticed that my bouncy curls had a bit more sheen to them. They definitely looked smooth and healthy, not fried.

If a smooth blow-out is what you’re after, there’s a smoothing nozzle and a styling concentrator attachment that magnetize on to the dryer as well. I rarely blow my hair out, but I might be inspired to try it at some point, since the stream of air is so focused it doesn’t disturb the rest of your head while you work on one piece. Maybe I could make it happen…

Listen, the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer it’s expensive. At $399 it’s significantly more than any hair dryer I’ve ever purchased. I was lucky enough to get one as part of this promotion. But if someone took this hair dryer away tomorrow (PLEASE DON’T!), I might have to go out and get another because my morning routine has been changed forever.

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. Thanks for supporting our sponsors. They help us create great content for you at Carley K.

Author: Carley Knobloch

Carley Knobloch is a digital lifestyle expert and a regular contributor on the Today Show and CNN. She’s also a home automation expert and host for HGTV, where makes home technology easy, approachable and fun. Carley has been featured in Real Simple, Allure, and Bloomberg Businessweek. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, two kids, springer spaniel, and myriad smartphones.

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