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Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer Review

A few years ago, I asked for a Dyson Supersonic hair dryer for Christmas. A part of me felt a little silly for asking for such an expensive hair dryer. Mostly, because I don’t even blow dry or style my hair every day. But, I’d had the same cheap blow dryer for years and it wasn’t great. I felt like my ends were getting dry and my hair was so frizzy after.

I have naturally wavy hair and anytime I dried it, it’d turn into a giant puff ball of frizz! This made straightening or curling it hard too because I needed extra heat to smooth out the fluff. I felt like the constant heat damage was turning my healthy hair into a dried mess! 

I had heard wonders that the lower heat setting majorly helped to decrease frizz and flyaways, and did a great of smoothing hair. Plus, it claims to dry hair faster too, and I’m all for spending less time doing my hair. It also comes with a diffuser attachment, something I was wanting to test out on my natural curls to see if I could master styling my waves too.

Lastly, I was a little hesitant because of the cost—$429 for a new Dyson Supersonic—what if it wasn’t as good as people had said? Since I also color my hair occasionally, I felt like it would be a worthy expense in keeping my hair healthy over the years.

Dyson Supersonic Dryer Review

Now that I’ve had it for several years, I can definitely say the Dyson Supersonic is worth the money. I actually do blow dry my hair more frequently because it dries faster, looks better and doesn’t kill my arm and wrist in the process. This styling tool definitely gets plenty of use and makes my life so much easier.

Even my husband has come to use it every time he takes a shower! Which is great, because the more use it gets, the better I feel about the cost. And, a must-know hack? You can get a refurbished Dyson hair dryer which cuts over $200 off the price tag!

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I think it’s especially great if you dry your hair frequently or every day or have hair like mine that you sometimes want to dry wavy and sometimes want to dry straight. Because of its intelligent heat control, it protects your hair from extreme heat that can damage and dry out your hair.

Okay, now let’s get to the specifics and my review!

Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer Review
Dyson Supersonic Hairdryer Review

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Specs

  • Length: 9.6″ It’s kind of long/tall, but it actually makes the weight sit in your hand really nicely!
  • Depth: 3.1″ — So many traditional blow dryers have longer barrels. This one does not and it is a feature I LOVE. It makes the balance in your hand really even and doesn’t hurt your wrist when holding.
  • Weight: 1.8lbs — To be honest, I don’t know what other hairdryers weigh, but I’ve found this one to be very lightweight compared to my older clunker hair dryer

The Dyson has a slightly more unusual design compared to your average hair dryer. The Dyson Supersonic also comes with several attachments—a styling concentrator, a diffuser for wavy or curly hair, a flyaway attachment, a wide-tooth comb attachment and a gentle air attachment making it a great styling tool for all hair types. Plus, a cold shot button for setting hair.

For the most part, I use the smoothing nozzle for days when I want to style it straight and sleek and the diffuser attachment for days when I’m wearing my hair wavy. the most because getting smooth hair is my biggest goal when I’m drying my hair. 

They’re all magnetic attachments too, which is pretty handy. They come on and off easily and if you need to twist one to get the right angle, it makes it a breeze.

Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Design

It’s sort of crazy when you think about how nearly every hair dryer is based on the same design. Dyson, who is known for their vacuum cleaners (p.s. we LOVE our cordless vacuum), has crazy technology that makes their dryer more effective and has less heat damage making it better for your hair. It has a Dyson motor in it, which means it has better air flow than your traditional hair dryer.

It uses something they call Air Multiplier technology that produces a high velocity jet of air to dry faster, while still giving you total control. Fancy stuff, eh?!

If that all sounds like a bunch of mumbo-jumbo, I’ll just tell you that whatever it all does, it works! Really well too, and I’m never going back to my old hair dryer again.

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Pros and Cons Of The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

  • Lightweight: It’s lightweight and not top heavy making it easier to maneuver than a traditional dryer: This is especially great if you have long or thick hair that takes longer to dry.
  • Faster Drying Time: Dyson once claimed it would cut 8 minutes out dry times. I don’t think it cuts down quite that much, but it definitely dries faster and dries more thoroughly. With my old standard hair dryer, I often felt like my hair was still a little damp even after a long dry. It’s also much much faster than air drying 😉
  • Smoother, Shinier Hair: My often unruly hair is so smooth and shiny after I use this thing! I feel like I came from the salon.
  • Less Heat Damage: It creates less heat exposure than regular blow drying. If you’re someone who has extreme heat damage and wants to improve hair health, but still wants to dry it regularly, this would be a great solution for you.
  • Extra-Long Cord: I love that the cord is super long which makes it easy if you don’t have a convenient plug in front of your mirror.
  • Comes with Hair Dryer Attachments: You get all the accessories in the bundle which makes it an even better deal.
  • The Price Tag: To me this is really the only major con. You can get traditional hairdryers and styling tools for so cheap, and this one is not. Thankfully, like most any Dyson products, you can buy a refurbished one that’s considerably cheaper than buying it brand new.
  • Bulky Cord: It’s not a huge deal, but it’s a thicker cord and has a box thing on it that make it a little heftier to pack for travel.
Where to Buy a Supersonic Hairdryer
Where to Buy a Supersonic Hairdryer

How To Use The Dyson Hair Dryer

It’s pretty simple. Like most hair dryers, it has different heat settings so you can easily adjust these on the back of the dryer. There’s speed settings to control the air speeds which I love, and also temperature settings so you can adjust how much heat you desire. There’s also a cool-shot button to set your hair if you’re working with a round brush or styling it—something I’ve yet to master!

To turn the heat or cool up or down, you simply just push the buttons on the back and it adjusts accordingly.

How to Use the Styling Attachments

You can use any of the different magnetic attachments, and I recommend you play around with these different styling tools.

I recommend the styling concentrator attachment for everyday use, and blow dry like normal!

I love the diffuser for gently drying my wavy hair without creating massive amounts of frizz. This is a great way to enhance your natural curls with less heat damage as many friends with curly or coily hair also have dry hair. I typically use a slower air speed when diffusing to avoid frizz.

The flyaway attachment is suppose to replicate drying your hair with a round brush and can almost replace your hair straightener. You are supposed to use this on straight dry hair, so it’s the perfect way to smooth unruly hair.

The gentle air attachment is designed for anyone who a sensitive scalp or fine hair. It’s gentler on your hair but still dries it faster than regular drying.

The wide tooth comb attachment is designed for textured, curly hair or coily hair to lenghten hair and create volume.

Where to Buy a Supersonic Hairdryer

Buy New
Buy Refurbished—Considerably Cheaper!

In my opinion, this hair tool is completely worth it. And, you can absolutely buy it brand new, but, if you can find a refurbished one, which is pretty easy, I’d highly suggest that too. I have several refurbished Dyson products (including my hair dryer) and they look and work like brand new.

Just make sure you’re purchasing your hot tools from a legitimate online shop so that you’re not getting a counterfeit product! Most will say that it ships directly from Dyson which is a very good sign!

  • eBay ($229.99)!!! that’s nearly $200 in savings!

If you’ve been thinking about splurging, I hope my Supersonic hair dryer review helped clear up any questions for you on whether or not it’s worth the money.

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