It’s been three years since British technology giant Dyson introduced its first beauty tool, the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer. And it has made my life better in many small and some big ways.
By now – if you’re thinking about owning the Supersonic – you would have read about every feature, and went through as many reviews as you can about this smart hairdryer. Many would have reviewed it as a lightweight hairdryer that can cut drying time by half, doesn’t overheat ever, reduces frizz and is not as noisy as conventional hairdryers.
I have been using the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer daily since it was launched. After these three years, I’ve found even more benefits to this amazing hair tool.
1) I get 15 more minutes in bed
My hair is fine and I have a lot of it. As it is regularly bleached and coloured, it takes around 20 minutes to get it completely dry with regular hairdryers.
I have tried air-drying it and learnt that bleached hair doesn’t dry easily because of how porous it is. With the Dyson Supersonic—on heat setting level 2 (60 deg C) and at the third fan setting—my hair is dried in under 10 minutes. It also looks fuller and less frizzy.
The lowest fan setting is already quite powerful, and pretty much equivalent to a medium or high setting on other hairdryers. On days where I’m in a mad rush to get my hair dried, I would turn up both the fan and heat settings to the highest. And I don’t have to worry about the heat harming my scalp and hair.
The dryer measures the air temperature 20 times per second to make sure it never exceeds 150 deg C. (P.S.: Avoid touching the hairdryer attachment after you are done using the Supersonic hairdryer because that part can get a bit hot.)
2) The Dyson Supersonic doesn’t really irritate scalp eczema
The intelligent heat control means you don’t have to worry about unknowingly overheating your hair or scalp, especially if you have weak, chemically treated hair or eczema at the scalp, or both issues, like me.
3) I can hold the hairdryer at any angle I like—without hair getting trapped
Getting hair caught in hairdryer vents can be painful and bothersome, and I get that a lot with other hairdryers. What I would do is to take extra care to angle the hairdryer in a way such that my precious hair wouldn’t get caught in the fan.
This just makes the whole hair-drying ritual unpleasant and such a chore. With the doughnut-shaped, no-fan barrel of the Dyson Supersonic, my arms are never in awkward positions.
4) It doesn’t tire out my arms
The weight of the Supersonic hairdryer is evenly distributed, and light enough that it doesn’t wear out my arms—at all. Many times, when I use a regular hairdryer in the past, my arms start to ache long before I am done drying my hair. That may be the perfect, alternative arm workout—but no thanks, I want my blow-drying experience to be pleasant and relaxing, and I am already regularly training my arms by carrying my 17kg child.
5) It sparks joy for my husband
Of late, my husband’s hair-styling methods have switched from looking good to looking full. His hairdresser advised him to use a hairdryer to help him create more volume when styling. (That was around the time I got the Dyson Supersonic.) The new styling method was a bit challenging as it took some getting used to.
He was relieved and glad to have the Supersonic as it gets the job easily and very quickly. It worked so well for him that he would ask if he could bring the Supersonic along with him on overseas work trips. And of course, my answer was always a straight no. That doesn’t make him very happy but at least he gets to use it at home.