I didn’t know what to expect the first time I tried the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer. The company is famous for making things work that didn’t work before, like the jet-powered hand dryer — who else remembers the feeling of walking out of a public bathroom with still-soggy hands after using a hand dryer in the pre-Dyson era? — so I had high expectations for what was to come. What I didn’t expect was for this tool to blow me away (excuse the pun) with its sleek design and, more importantly, its cutting-edge performance.

Having a 3c/4a curl type, my hair is extremely prone to frizz. So I was super happy that the Dyson I received came with all of the attachments: the new flyaway attachment; the styling concentrator; the gentle air attachment; the wide-tooth comb attachment, and the holy grail for curly hair, the diffuser. Usually, diffuse drying takes a little longer due to the diffusion of air dispersing evenly around a wider attachment, gently drying the curls.

After unpacking the box and adding the magnetic diffuser attachment to the body of the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer, I was ready to stand around for a while with the hairdryer haloed to my head. The setup couldn’t be easier with the magnetic attachment going on effortlessly. Next, I turned the hairdryer on and selected the settings. Because I want as little damage as possible combined with the fastest drying time, I set it on the lowest heat setting and the highest fan speed.

Blow-drying my hair with this product was like being teleported into the future. I felt like a Metaverse character holding the dryer on my hair for only a minute on each section and boom! Dry to the touch. From the moment I held the Supersonic in my hand, the balanced design with the motor in the handle, shifted the centre of gravity of the device so that it was comfortable to hold with no pressure on the arms or wrists. This is important to me because I’ve experienced with old school hairdryers fatigue in one arm when drying my seemingly endless tresses.

The Dyson Supersonic Diffuser attachment in action. PHOTO | Courtesy of Dyson

I could not believe the speed at which the Dyson Supersonic dried with the diffuser on. Powered by the patented Dyson digital motor, the airflow travels out of the Dyson hairdryer at 105 mph for fast drying and has a focused jet of air for precise, simultaneous drying and styling. Very impressive.

The reason it was game-changing for me is that I didn’t feel any heat on my head as I have in with other traditional hair driers. Apparently, Dyson Supersonic has built-in heat protection to prevent extreme heat damage, protect the natural shine and limit frizz. My hair is extremely prone to frizz but I can confirm that after drying with this hairdryer, my hair felt air-dried. It didn’t feel like it dried out the inside of my hair, only the outside layer, and the frizz was minimal. When I looked at myself in the mirror after only a few minutes of dry time with the Dyson, my jaw was on the floor. It was truly unbelievable.

All in all, this product is suited to a technophile who dries their hair often. If you are looking for the most innovative design and performance when it comes to beauty and lifestyle, then the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer is for you.

This article was produced in collaboration with Dyson; the author of this article was gifted the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer. All opinions are the author’s own.

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