Today’s post is a little different, but I’ve had a lot of requests for more beauty and hair content, so I hope you’ll like it!
I get a lot of product pitches from companies, and turn down roughly 90% of them because I’m so particular with what I endorse. I want my opinion to mean something, and for you to trust my word. Y’all are my girlfriends, and girlfriends are honest in their opinions and recommendations, right?! If I won’t spend my own hard-earned money on something, I’m never going to suggest that you do!
That said, when eBay reached out and asked if I’d be willing to talk about their Dyson Outlet, I was intrigued (eBay has a Dyson Outlet?!) and clicked over to see what they offer. Of course I found tons of listings for vacuums at deeply discounted prices, but also their Super Sonic Hair Dryer!
The same hair dryer that’s all the buzz in the beauty world, and on every beauty editor’s ‘Best Of’ list. So I asked on Instagram and Facebook which you would rather I review…the Dyson Animal Complete Vacuum or the Dyson Super Sonic Hair Dryer.
The vote was overwhelmingly in favor of the hair dryer…most people agreed we already know Dyson makes a great vacuum, but wanted to know if the Super Sonic Hair Dryer lived up to the hype. I was still undecided, because daaaaang that hair dryer is pricey…until a reader commented, ‘If my house were on fire, my Super Sonic hair dryer might be the only thing I grab! I love it that much!’
That was enough for me, so I bit the bullet and grabbed the dryer (but saved $100 thanks to this refurbished one!)
And here’s the deal…I fully expected to like the Supersonic, but not to see much difference between it and my existing hairdryer (that I love). Yeah well, so much for that. After the very first use, I was obsessed and felt like I belonged in a hair commercial. I might have even used the term ‘cornsilk‘ when describing my hair to friends.
In order to give a fair review, I first dried my hair straight from the shower with my existing hairdryer…it took 12.5 minutes using a round brush, and was fairly smooth, but not enough that I’d leave it without running a curling iron over it, or pulling it back. (But definitely better than a generic $50 hair dryer!)
A few days later, I repeated the same process with the Dyson Super Sonic Hair Dryer (using all the same products, find them in this post)…but it took just under 9 minutes, and my hair was as smooth and shiny as if I’d stepped out of a salon. No joke. Even when I just rough dry it (no brushes), it’s smoother than a full blow-out with my other dryer (and takes even less time).
And the funny thing is, I was equally excited and annoyed!! I wasn’t prepared to join the hype, and couldn’t believe I was genuinely impressed, and beyond smitten, by a hair dryer.
But as impressed as I am, I was still curious as to why it’s priced so high, so I did a little research. Turns out, Dyson spent four years and $71 million creating and perfecting this dryer, and over 100 engineers worked on the project. They were even required to take hairstyling classes. That’s serious product dedication! But regardless of the technical stuff, here are my personal Pros and Cons…
Pros of the Dyson Super Sonic Hair Dryer:
- Faster dry time means less heat on your hair & less time spent drying your hair
- Hair dries smoother & shinier
- Even the hottest heat setting is fairly mild, so it’s less damaging to your hair & no singed scalp
- It has 4 heat settings, 3 speeds, and a cool blast button, along with 3 attachment tools
- Puzzlingly lightweight & surprisingly quiet
- Crazy long, tangle-free cord
- Compact & sturdy, perfect for travel
- Twist-off filter for easy cleaning
Cons of the Dyson Super Sonic Hair Dryer:
- Crazy expensive (but you can save by finding it on eBay!)
- The air intake is in the handle, forcing you to hold it higher up
- Um, that’s it
So do I recommend you buy it? That’s impossible for me to say! If you rarely dry your hair, or have smooth, straight hair already, it’s not going to hold much appeal to you.
But if you have coarse, thick, damaged or fragile hair, or you always dry it completely, then this fancy dryer is worth every single freaking penny! And trust me, it pains me to admit that!
Now it’s your turn…have you tried this dryer? Are you curious to try it now?! Find more hair & makeup posts here.
*This post is created in collaboration with eBay, but all products, opinions and salon-shiny hair are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors.*