Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Reviews

Milabu Rating

  • Overall
    (4.5)
  • Performance
    (4.6)

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

Dyson Hair Dryer – Quick Review

When it comes to blow dryers, nothing quite beats the performance of Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer. But there is more – a slew of attachments (including aftermarket nozzles) make it an untouchable hair styling system.

Dyson Hair Dryer Tutorial

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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.


Quick Rating Rundown

Industry Standard

(4.5)
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

:Dyson Hair Dryer – Supersonic

Price: $429.00

Value

(3.9)

Performance

(4.8)

Controls

(4.3)

Technology

(4.8)
(4.2)
Shark SpeedStyle Hair Dryer

:Shark Speed Style Hair Dryer

Price: $179.99

Value

(4.1)

Performance

(4.3)

Controls

(4.3)

Technology

(4.2)

Honorable Mention

(4.3)
Gama hair dryer

:GAMA Professional IQ Perfetto

Price: $399

Value

(4)

Performance

(4.2)

Controls

(4.3)

Technology

(4.5)

Our Rating Criteria


What is it: Dyson Hair Dryer or More?

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. And finally, the boring spec, it uses 1600 watts to do it.


Let’s Review Dyson hair dryer attachments.

  • Flyaway Attachment
    • Newest addition.
    • Very unique technology (for finishing a style)
    • Lifts longer hair and hides flyaways for a smooth, shiny finish. This is a very cool way to use aerodynamic laws for hair styling.
  • 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 (see more below)
    • Coupler for Dyson Supersonic – BUY IT HERE
    • Airwrap barrels (to use with coupler) – BUY IT HERE
    • DUPE Airwrap Barrels – BUY IT HERE

What about Dyson Hair Dryer Aftermarket Amazon Attachments? WOW!

There have been many 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.

Let’s Go Through The Dyson Amazon Nozzles

Dyson Hair Dryer Amazon Attachments

You will find everything form Dyson Airwrap and more retrofitted for the hair Dryer. The big caveat is that the nozzles are magnetic and do not have enough holding force for the brushes. otherwise, there are very interesting aftermarket nozzle. Let go through non Dyson Hair Dryer attachments:

  1. 1.2″ Curling Barrels – These are great if you do not have Dyson Airwrap. The only issues that I found with these, the coanda effect is not as powerful and the fit can be either, too tight to too loose. Otherwise there are great!
  2. Hair straightening attachment: This is a very fascinating piece, it’s just poorly executed. Not enough air comes out to straighten the hair. Aerodynamics need to be redone on this attachment to make it work. Otherwise it is pointless at this time.
  3. Hair Smoothing Barrel – This a different rendition on the Dyson Smoothing attachment. The difference is that they have added a brush to it. There is a problem here, if you have textured hair, the attachment will not hold. Otherwise a very interesting addition.
  4. Round Hair Brush Attachment – There is one obvious problem with this brush. The magnetic coupler will not hold it. So keep that in mind before making a purchase.
  5. Oscillating concentrator – This is another outstanding nozzle. It oscillates from side to side so you don’t have to do it with your wrist. For anyone with wrist issues, this is a must. Also, I must say, this is a copy of Panasonic nozzle.

My Personal Review Thoughts on Dyson Hair dryer

After owning this hair dryer and testing many others over the last 4+ years, I have decided to write Dyson hair dryer review. Also, I wanted to provide a few comparisons to the supersonic hair dryer. 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.

Let’s Review How It Compares: Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer vs Top Contenders

Between Dyson hair dryer technology and performance, Supersonic is the holy grail hair dryer. I have being on a look out for new product releases to see if anyone will bring a compatible product to the marker. Needless to say, 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, plus the performance, and attachments. 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 thing that most brands miss is not the 110,000 rpm motor, but the air accelerator after the motor. Dyson knows their aerodynamics like no other.

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 years now.

Dyson Compared To Shark Speedstyle Hair Dryer

You know I was going to compare Dyson hair dryer to Shark Speedstyle in this review. This is the only dryer that took the same philosophy as Dyson. They are providing a more than just a Hair Dryer, they are providing a hair styling system. Shark when even further with their attachments, they made them smart. When you attach any of the smart nozzles, the hair dryer recognizes it and adjusts the settings on the hair tool. It sets the proper airflow and proper temperature setting. That is very cool. Another thing worth a mention, the heat monitoring circuit in Shark is much faster than Dyson. Why does that matter?

How Hot Does A Hair Dryer Get?

The amount of heat that comes out of the hair dryer can vary a lot. Check out this article to understand how the heat is distributed out the dryer. Further, it is very hard to control the amount of heat that comes out of the Hair dryer. So, having an advanced heat monitoring circuit is vital to your hair health. Shark monitors the heat 1000x/second vs 40x/second on Dyson. Something to seriously consider.

But, at the end of the day, because Dyson has so many attachments it is very hard for any other tool to compete against it. I’m not even going to mention unrivaled performance. The more attachments that are created the cheaper the Dyson Hair Dryer becomes (assuming you want to use those nozzles). I do not see any other dryer surpassing in the amount of attachments Dyson will have (their own plus the after market).

Dyson Supersonic vs GAMA Hair Dryer

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. One other thing, even thought it is very light, it can be awkward to hold. Let’s continue and compare to other Dyson hair dryer review specs, Gama airflow mouth concentrator 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 hair styling and/or 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.

Even thought Gama has some very interesting new technology like verturi effect and Oxy Active Technology, it dose not protect hair from extreme heat damage, and provides limited controlled styling technology. To be fair, Gama is trying to emulate controlled styling with Oxy Active technology to provide Shiny and elastic hair, but my hair seems healthier with Dyson. This might be due to heat damage controls that Dyson provides.

Down to the venturi effect technology, where due to pressure differences the hair dryer gets more airflow. This would be interesting if Gama dried hair fasted or at least if it was much quiet. It even uses more power coming in at 1700 watts, while if you read the Dyson hair dryer review highlights, it comes at 1600 watts. It is hard to see where the venturi technology is of any help when compared to Dyson.

Performance Rating and Comparison

Industry Standard

(4.6)
Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

:Dyson Hair Dryer – Supersonic

Price: $429.00

Performance

(4.8)

Controls

(4.3)

Technology

(4.8)
(4.3)
Shark SpeedStyle Hair Dryer

:Shark Speed Style Hair Dryer

Price: $179.99

Performance

(4.3)

Controls

(4.3)

Technology

(4.4)

Honorable Mention

(4.3)
Gama hair dryer

:GAMA Professional IQ Perfetto

Price: $399

Performance

(4.2)

Controls

(4.3)

Technology

(4.5)

Our Rating Criteria

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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, protect hair from extreme heat damage, controlled styling

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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