Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

Milabu Rating

  • Overall
    (4.5)

Price Category: Luxury

  • $429.00 Retail

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Pros

  • Very fast drying
  • Great controls
  • Works for all hair types and textures
  • Frizz and flyaway control
  • Technology for smooth and shiny hair
  • Relatively quiet motor
  • Attachments connect magnetically
  • Multitude of attachments available
  • Aftermarket attachments – see details >

Cons

  • Pricey
  • It could be smarter
  • More control would be great
  • No dual voltage

Overview

When it comes to blow dryers, nothing quite beats the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. Between the technology, performance, and results, you won’t be disappointed.

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Is the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer worth its luxury price tag?

Dyson Supersonic is the gold standard hair dryer, the creme de la creme. It’s a coveted hair dryer for a reason, and it’s not just because of its luxury price tag. The technology is what makes it so phenomenal, and worth its high price tag if you ask me. I feel like taking care of your hair is important, especially if you get it colored/highlighted regularly. A good hair dryer should do a few things: not cause damage, not contribute to frizziness, and not burn the hair or scalp. To no surprise, Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer does it all and more.

Promises vs. Performance: Dyson Hair Dryer promises faster drying and controlled styling.

There’s a lot of technology packed into this 1.8lb hair dryer. Dyson hair dryer is engineered with ‘intelligent heat control’ protect hair from extreme heat damage. It has 4 precise heat settings ranging from 82°F to 212°F, plus cold shot button to set hair after styling. When compared to naturally dried hair, Supersonic helps increase smoothness by 75%, increase shine by up to 132%, and decrease frizz and flyways by up to 61%. Dyson promises fast drying and controlled styling on all hair types. Supersonic has 6 different attachments for various drying/styling techniques.

The attachments.
  • Flyaway Attachment
    • Lifts longer hair and hides flyaways for a smooth, shiny finish
  • Wide Tooth Comb
    • Engineered for curly and coily hair to length as it dries, or create volume and shape
  • Gentle Air
    • Engineered to be kinder to fine hair and sensitive scalps; Creates a gentle, cooler airflow while still drying hair fast
  • Diffuser
    • Long prongs reach deep into hair for even diffusion to define curls and waves
  • Styling Concentrator
    • Wide, thin design for precision styling, one section at a time
  • Smoothing Nozzle
    • Generates smoother airflow for a smoother finish
  • After Market Attachments
    • Coupler for Dyson Supersonic – BUY IT HERE
    • Airwrap barrels (to use with coupler) – BUY IT HERE
    • DUPE Airwrap Barrels – BUY IT HERE

There have been several after market attachments developed. This is very exiting and in a way revealing how big of a status the Dyson hair dryer has. I’ve tested some and they do work pretty well! The best attachment for the Dyson supersonic is the adapter that allows the owners to use all the attachments from the Dyson Airwrap. With the adapter hair dryer can use the coveted airwrap barrels. Click the image to view full video of the dyson hair dryer dupes. >>

Dyson Supersonic coupler

However, they are not backed by Dyson, so purchase at your own risk. See video here for quick demo. *Buy attachments here.

My personal thoughts.

After owning the Dyson hair dryer and testing many others over the last 4+ years, I can honestly say Supersonic is worth every penny. This hair dryer has enough smarts. It has the perfect amount of technology to set it apart from others and making it easy to use for all. What makes Dyson hair dryer unique is its ‘intelligent heat control’ that protects the hair from extreme heat damage. The heat settings range from 82°F (constant cold) to 212°F (fast drying and styling). For precise results, 3 speed settings high (fast drying and styling), medium (regular drying), and low (diffusing). The controls are easy to use and in a spot where you won’t accidentally press a button while styling and change your settings. Another great feature is the magnetic attachments, making for an easy, secure attachment.

But, how does it actually dry hair? Well, pretty perfectly! Dyson hair dryer is right when they promise fast drying and controlled styling. I tested Supersonic one-to-one with other popular hair dryers and it dried one side of my hair in less than 2 & 1/2 minutes – talk bout impressive! When I use my Dyson, I experience less breakage overtime. It has great frizz and flyaway control, leaving hair smooth and shiny.

Quick Rating Rundown

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(4.5)
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Price: $429.00

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(3.9)

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(4.8)

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Technology

(4.8)

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(4.3)

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How It Compares: Nothing truly compares to the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer.

Between Dyson hair dryer technology and performance, Supersonic is the holy grail hair dryer. Many have tried to emulate it, but few have come close to being as great as the Dyson hair dryer. With its intelligent heat technology, hair is protected from damage, plus the results are sleek, smooth hair with minimal frizz and flyaways. The motor is pretty quiet for a blow dryer, and it isn’t too heavy to hold especially with its impressively fast drying time! The one area of improvement would be revise and include more smarts into the Dyson hair dryer, after all it has not been updated in 6 years now.

GAMA Professional IQ Perfetto is another top blow dryer with claims of up to 30% faster dry time. Plus, it boasts being the world’s lightest hair dryer at under 1 pound! It does dry fast, but not as fast and can be awkward to hold. Compared to the Dyson Supersonic, its airflow mouth is at least half the size, which results in a bit longer drying time (about 4 minutes per side). However, this makes it great for precise styling at-home blowouts. It’s also a bit noisier! When filming the comparison test, the dB levels on our camera doubled with the GAMA compared to the Dyson. It still has that higher-pitched supersonic sound, but IQ Perfetto is definitely not as quiet as the Supersonic.

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Advertised Product Highlights

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

TECHNOLOGY: Negative ions help reduce static in hair; Engineered for all hair types, lengths, and styles; Only 77dBA

TEMPERATURE CONTROL: 3 precise heat settings (low, medium, high)

TEMPERATURE RANGE: 82°F to 212°F settings, plus a cold shot button to set hair after styling; Measures air 40 times a second to regulate heat and protect from extreme heat damage

AIRFLOW: 3 precise airflow speeds (low, medium, high); 13 l/s

ATTACHMENTS: 6 attachments (+aftermarket attachments)

POWER & SPEED: 1600w; Dyson digital motor V9 with Air Multiplier technology; 110,000rpm

SIZE & WEIGHT: 1.82lb; 9ft cable length; 9.6in x 3.8in x 3.1in

Edited by Maddie

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