Dyson Supersonic the ultimate hair drying experience

By Greg Gazin
August 21, 2022

Whether you’ve just handed over a fortune to your hairdresser, or just striving to always look well-groomed, you’ve likely wondered how all that much pampering, particularly the drying part, damaging your hair. If that’s the case, you might want to gift yourself or others the ultimate grooming gadget – the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer.

Dyson… Dyson? The vacuum cleaner people? A quick peek at the calendar, and no it’s not April – so it’s no April Fools gag. The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is a real thing. In fact, the dryer incorporates some of the similar technologies Dyson is known for in its family of high-tech vacuums and fans.

Air Multiplier technology

And while the vacuum can clean your flooring and carpets quickly and efficiently without damaging the surfaces, the dryer cares the same way for your hair.

Dyson’s digital V9 motor generates the airflow by spinning at a whopping 110,000 rpm. Then, using Dyson’s Air Multiplier technology found in its series fans, allows even this small hair dryer to stream an ultra-fast high pressure jet of controlled air onto your hair.

To protect your hair’s shine, an intelligent processor is built right into the dryer head. It regulates the heat, measuring the air temperature a whopping 50 times a second. A negative ion generator also charges the particles in the air to avoid that annoying static one would expect from such a whirlwind.

The result? Your hair can be dried in a hurry with precision and without that overpowering heat that causes irritation to your scalp and damage, in particular, to dry and brittle hair.

For those who have ultra-fine hair or a sensitive scalp, a gentle air attachment can further protect those sensitive areas by gently diffusing the air. Your hair will still be dried reasonably fast, but through a gentler and cooler air flow.

The beauty of this model is even with an intelligent processor, you still have full control of your hair drying experience. There are three precise speed settings and four precise heat settings ranging from 100 Celsius for fast drying, down to a 28 Celsius “Cold Shot” to set your hair once it’s styled.

While yours truly is happy just to have hair to be able to dry, four additional styling attachments are included for the look you want: The Flyaway attachment, which allows you to hide flyways under your longer hair; Styling Concentrator, which focuses a high-velocity blade of hair in one area, while leaving the rest untouched; Diffuser, that gently flows around curls while reducing frizz; and a robust Wide Tooth Comb for styling textured hair. All attachments easily attach magnetically and offer 360-degree rotation.

Step-by-step styling guide

A selection of short step-by-step mini styling guide videos illustrating the use of these attachments are available on Dyson Canada’s website to help guide you to get the exact look you want. There is also an optional array of accessories, such as brushes and stands to further suit your styling needs.

The Dyson Supersonic is engineered to work with a variety of different hair types. And as no head of hair is truly the same, perhaps a little trial and error might be needed to find the right setting for you.

It’s easy to handle, measuring 9.6 in. high by 3.8 in. long by 3.12 in. wide, and weighing only 1.8 lbs. It also comes with a nine-ft. cable so you can use it anywhere.

Variety of colour combinations

Dyson Supersonic hair dryer ranges in price from $549.99 to $599.99, and comes in a variety of colour combinations, including nickel/copper, iron/fuchsia, fuchsia/nickel, blue/gold and a special red/nickel model.

While you might think this is more than you’d expect to pay for a hair dryer, think of what the hair dryer you have now can do and the cost of your last trip to the salon. You can find the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer at most major retailers, with a special limited-time offer, which includes a specially designed presentation gift case available exclusively through Dyson Canada.

About Greg Gazin

Greg Gazin is a syndicated tech columnist, blogger and podcaster, and has been a contributor to Active Life Magazine since 2016. He also contributes to canoe.com and Troy Media. gadgetguy.ca

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