Hope you guys had a great holiday. I got asked for a review of this hair dryer, after I recommended it in this post. I got the Dyson hair dryer pretty early on and never thought to do a review. I always try my best to have a simple hair routine, anything that takes too long or is too frequent, I will give it up within a month.
It took me a while to do embrace my natural texture and do wash and gos. I was always doing twist-outs in order to elongate my curls, well that’s time consuming and involves too much manipulation of my 4C hair that highly prefers low manipulation. Natural hair salon are expensive in South Florida, a visit range from $90 to $250. Paying that much for a do that will last about 4 days is just not worth it in my opinion. With that I haven’t been in a hair salon in years, I only miss the part where they wash your hair but not enough to pay for it.
When they Dyson hair dryer came out and they advertised it as such: “The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer is engineered to protect hair from extreme heat damage, with fast drying and controlled styling to help increase smoothness by 75%, increase shine by up to 132% and decrease frizz and flyaways by up to 61%.”
I knew this is exactly what I needed, heat damage is a major concern for me, my hair is thin and 4C coily hair are prone to breakage because they can easily can tangled and don’t even get me started about the frizz.
The three attachments above are the only one I use, I think I have a fourth on somewhere but I never use it.
So after washing my hair and while it’s soaking wet, I part it in four sections. Then use the raking method to apply my styler above. So the before picture below is what my hair looks like when I’m done. I always have a water bottle handy just in case my hair start drying, by the time I get to the second section, that always happens.
I was in a rush that day and used the diffuser head to dry my hair on the highest heat setting. My hair was dry in less than 7 minutes. I kid you not, I timed it. While my hair felt dry I knew that the roots were damp specially in the middle. My hair in the middle has a thicker texture and the curls are tighter too. So I use the comb attachment to lift my roots and get them to dry completely. I only use my style on my washed hair, I never use other products as they tend to create a while film on my hair that later looks like dandruff, ugh!
Here are some close up shots so you can the curl pattern and I have absolutely no frizz. I made sure to take these shots the day after so you could that even after a night of sleep, my tiny curls were popping with almost no frizz.
If I’m not pressed for time I usually don’t use the highest heat setting with this dryer. I also use the basic attachment, when I don’t really care to disturb the curls or when I’m straightening my hair. I also trim my own hair and to get it right, I always do it on straight hair. Also keep in mind that with doing weekly wash and gos, I make sure to deep condition my hair after each wash. Usually by day 2 or 3 I will spray water in my hair to keep in moisturize and sometime use a light daily conditioner. My hair tends to be dry so I have to watch out for that.
Do you need the Dyson hair dryer?
It depends! It’s worth it for me because it makes my life easier, allow me to do my hair in under 30 minutes and now I never step foot in a hair salon. It also doesn’t cause heat damage and reduces frizz, these are my main concerns. I use mine weekly, sometimes twice a week but that’s rare. I am not at all a fussy person and I don’t enjoy spending a lot of time doing hair and makeup.
This is however a $400 hair dryer, if you often go to a salon then it’s not worth it in my opinion. To me this is for people who first can comfortably afford, do their hair at home, have very thick hair or coily hair like mine that are prone to frizz.
I believe there are plenty less expensive options out there. Before that, I had the GHD hair dryer and it was decent.
PS: this post is in no way sponsored.