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Dyson Supersonic

Earlier this year Dyson released their very first hairdryer - the Supersonic. They wanted to rethink the hairdryer and create something revolutionary. For $600 you would hope for something revolutionary...



Now before we start, a little disclaimer: I was lucky enough to win this from a QVS Beauty giveaway. It is a rather expensive product, but I just want to be clear - I did not buy this, but the opinions I'm sharing are an honest review of this product. 

Today I wanted to review this hairdryer, but through a comparison so you can decide whether you want to make the huge splurge on the Dyson. It claims to do a lot of things that other hair dryers don't, so lets see if that's true. Let's start with having a little chat about the Supersonic...


Dyson Supersonic



Dyson claims to have many unique features on their new, revolutionary hair dryer. One of those features is that the air temperature is tested 20 times every seconds to help prevent extreme heat damage to your hair. It is also designed to dry your hair quickly, while also being light and easy to balance in the hand. Other features include the 3 precise speed settings (fast drying, regular and styling) and 4 precise heat settings (100, 80, 60 and 28 degrees). All of this is powered with a V9 digital motor. Sounds all pretty amazing right! 

I do have to say I am pretty impressed. It looks so sleek and unique, like no other hair dryer I've ever used. I have to say, I am a huge fan of how small the head of the hair dryer is, it feels far more comfortable to use than the your typical hairdryer nozzle. It comes with three additional attachments to help with styling - the Styling Concentrator, Smoothing Nozzle and Diffuser. It also includes a storage hanger and non-slip mat. I was impressed with the different nozzles, which all work perfectly for what they are designed for. I do tend to use the Dyson without any additional attachments, I find I get the quickest dry by doing. Then if I'm styling or straightening I simply attach one (it is all magnetic, it feels like magic attaching the nozzles!).

Before we continue, lets have a little chat about my comparison dryer before we finish this review:

Remington Shine Revival Hair Dryer



This Remington Hair Dryer is a little more reasonable in price - at $60 (depending on where you shop). Using a 2300W motor, the Shine Revival also claims to dry your hair quickly and quietly. It uses Keratin and Argan Oil infused ceramic components to leave your hair strong and shiny. It has 3 heat settings, and 2 speed settings, as well as a cool shot feature. 

Now how does this compare, I hear you asking? The Dyson is 10 times more expensive to purchase, but is it really worth 10 times the money?

Let's start with the Positives of the Dyson:

- The different heat settings are definitely better on the Dyson. I don't feel like I'm constantly melting away as I dry my hair. I found with the Remington that the hot setting was typically too hot, where as the middle setting was too cold. Dyson's four heat settings make a huge different, and I haven't felt like my scalp is burning as I dry since I started. 
- It is so much lighter and more comfortable to use. I'm not saying the Remington isn't light, but the design of the Supersonic is weighted more in the handle, making it sit comfortably in your hands. 
- The attachments are more abundant and enable you to do more. I find cheaper hair dryers only come with one option, that is the same diffuser you get with any hair dryer. Dyson has definitely been very innovative with these!

But where does the Dyson fall down, or not compare better than the Remington?

- Does it dry your hair faster? I wouldn't say it does. While it feels like it is doing a better job and my hair feels less tangled afterwards, it doesn't necessarily dry faster. It still takes about the same time as the Remington.

 

The Verdict:

I love my Dyson, I really do. I love how easy it makes drying my hair. I have thick hair and it's a nightmare to dry and being such a lightweight hair dryer, the Dyson certainly makes it much easier (I no longer get a super sore arm). Is it worth the $600 purchase? Look, in all honesty, having tried it now, I don't know if I would pay $600 for it. Maybe $200, but I wouldn't fork out $600. Don't get me wrong, I love my new hair dryer and I don't know if I could ever go back to my Remington now, but is it insanely better than my $60 one? No. It doesn't get quite as hot and my hair feels less damaged after blow drying, there are also plenty of extra attachable nozzles, but other than that I don't think there is a huge difference between the two, not for 10 times the price. The Dyson is just as loud as my Remington and it takes just as long to dry my hair. If you have to cash to spend, go for it, but if you're unsure, I think you can get a cheaper hairdryer that works just as well and it doesn't break the band.

I hope my review has given you a better insight into the Dyson and helped you make up your mind about whether you want to splurge on this hair dryer xx



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DISCLAIMER – Although this product was sent for me to trial and review, all views and opinions are 100% honest. All opinions are based purely from my own experiences. The Life of Laura is not by a professional or expert. Please do not confuse my opinions with professional advice.

5 comments :

  1. Wow, I thought that for $600 you would get an amazing hair dryer! I your case (that you won) it's super worth it!
    But I believe that $600 is way too much!
    Awesome post!! ♥♥♥

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  2. For the price I thought it would be a super sonic hair dryer. Great job that you won it! <3 x

    Jessica | www.jessicaduartemua.com

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  3. Great review. $600? Now that's excessive.

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  4. I had a feeling this hairdryer was a bit overrated! For that price, I could buy about 3 Parlux's & maybe have some change left over!

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  5. Great post! I was wondering what the Dyson would be like. I don't use a hair dryer enough to justify that price at all!

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