Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The Dyson Supersonic Review




It's no secret among my friends and family that I hate washing my hair. As much as I want to stay clean and beautiful all day everyday, I hate washing my hair !

My hair style / wash routine usually goes like this :

Day 1 : Clean long flowy hair , sometimes straightened or curled
Day 2 : Relatively clean hair, losing the styling
Day 3 : Tied into a tight bun
Day 4 : Wear a hat
Day 5 : Fine, I'll wash my hair / Wear hat for another day

And the reason I hate washing my hair is not because I'm just a filthy person. It's really because hair wash, from beginning to end, takes up SO MUCH of MY TIME.

I'm not sure if you can tell from my photos, but I have a lot of hair. My hair is so thick that it's difficult for me to find hair ties that can tie up my hair effortlessly. As a result, while the actual washing of my hair is not so bad, the drying part is what I drag the most.

It normally takes around AN HOUR to dry my hair completely right after wash. My arms get super sore and I grow super impatient. I hence never blow dry my hair right after wash and will wrap it in a towel for hours before drying it with a blow dryer. Even if I visit a salon, the hair stylist usually asks for another person to blow dry my hair together.

Then Dyson happened.

The Dyson Supersonic happened.


The first time I turned on my Dyson Supersonic hair dryer, I thought of standing in front of a helicopter. That's how strong the air flow is ! It's so strong that when I point my Dyson towards the mirror, the air force pushes me backwards.

While regular hair dryers can get too hot when the air is too strong, or when you stay at the same spot for too long, the Dyson Supersonic does not. It actually has an intelligent heat control that measures air temperature 20 times a second by a glass bead thermal sensor, to prevent extreme heat damage to your hair. Because of this heat control, hair under Dyson can retain its natural shine and necessary moisture to keep your hair looking healthy.

If you wish to have a higher temperature for styling purposes, there are four precise hat settings ranging from 28C to 100C. Additionally, there are 3 speed settings that allow you to control the high-velocity airflow. It is greatly thanks to the focused jet of air travelling at 105mph that made possible the fast drying without extreme heat.

I mentioned that my arm usually gets really sore when drying my hair for a long period of time. Not only does the Dyson hair dryer reduces hair drying time, its physical weight is very well balanced ! Its motor is compactly stored in the handle of the dryer so that the center of gravity is much better when you hold it - to reduce arm fatigue during use.

The only improvement I wish for is its noise level. Because of the strong air flow, the Dyson can be a little loud when it's at the highest speed setting. But the noise is bearable and comparable to a regular hair dryer, so it's not too bad !

Now, the look. I LOVE THE LOOK.

It has a sexy, seductive, hello, welcome to the future baby, look.



Photo Credit : Dyson


The look and packaging of any product is such an important buying factor for me. I often purchase things, even food, just for its unique packaging. The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer definitely stands out from the hair dryer crowd.

The Dryer I got is Dyson's Chinese New Year edition, which comes in Iron and Red in color. SO NICE, I'm telling you. It is stored nicely in a red oval shaped presentation case, with 3 attachment nozzles, a non-slip mat (which looks like an adorable mini matt), and a storage hanger.

Photo Credit : Dyson

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The only bad thing about this is that hair dryer is usually a home use product, and I can't bring it around with me to show off to the public, hahaha. But it's so pretty and I want everyone to see it !

In case I suck at describing its functions and parts, here's a detail list I lazily copied and pasted from Dyson's official website :


Helps prevent extreme heat damage to protect natural shine
Air temperature is measured 20 times every second, keeping the temperature under control.
Ultra fast drying
Drying shouldn't take forever. For fast drying you need controlled, high velocity airflow.
Magnetic attachments
Only the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer comes with magnetic attachments - so you easily adjust quickly and easily.
Dyson smoothing nozzle
Dries hair gently using smooth, wide air, allowing you to dry and style at the same time.
Dyson styling concentrator
High-velocity, focused air that lets you style one section at a time - without worrying about disturbing the rest.
Dyson diffuser
Engineered to disperse air evenly around each of your ringlets. Simulates natural drying to help reduce frizz and improve definition.
Cool to touch
With Heat Shield technology, the surfaces of the attachments stay cool.
Lightweight and balanced
We've turned convention on its head and put the motor in the handle. Completely rebalancing the dryer's weight and shape.
Acoustically tuned
The powerful motor is tuned to produce one inaudible frequency, and it's enveloped by a vibration reduction system.
3 precise speed settings
Fast drying, regular drying, and styling.






Honestly, just for the physical appearance of the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer alone, I will buy it. Its innovative and futuristic look is honestly to die for. Obviously, there's also the SUPER FAST drying power that reduces my hair drying time by half !  It does have a fairly steep price point, but if you have made up your mind to treat yourself to something luxurious yet practical, this is the perfect gift :)