Today is like a dream come true for me. I mean, it’s possible that the word “dream” is a bit dramatic (not that I’ve ever been accused of being dramatic! Ha!), but I’ve partnered up with eBay to review an item that I’ve wanted for almost a year now. Any guesses on what it is? Bueller? Bueller?
Oh, wait. I just remembered the title of my post. I guess the jig is up. It’s THE DYSON HAIRDRYER!
CUE THE OOHS and AAHS FROM THE READERS.
CUE THE HAPPY DANCE FROM YOURS TRULY.
I mean, I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen an item with more internet hype, so I’m going to provide a full Dyson hair dryer review with a break down for you on whether or not I think it lives up to ALL. THE. HYPE.
Spoiler Alert: I’m now the mayor of hype town. I want to marry my hair dryer. Look how pretty she is!
I mean, if a tool can make me not dread the chore of drying my hair, then it’s worth it’s weight in gold.
Let’s back up for a second.
eBay Dyson Outlet
We’ll get to all of my thoughts on this amazing little piece of machinery in just a minute, but before that, I want to have a quick review for those of you that saw my previous posts with eBay. And maybe y’all who didn’t see the posts will learn something new! Do you know that eBay now has approximately 1.1 billion listings at any given time? Let that sink in. ONE BILLION ITEMS. 81% of those 1 billion items are NEW, and most of those are listed as BUY IT NOW! And the majority of items can be purchased immediately. Personally, I love the “buy it now” feature, because who has time to be always be checking back in on an auction these days?!?
They also have refurbished items (my hairdryer is refurbished and I saved quite a bit of money!). And they have a DYSON OUTLET! I didn’t know anything about the outlet until February of this year when I did a vacuum review for our new Dyson vacuum (the Dyson Ball Animal 2 Bagless Upright). If you are in the market for a new vacuum, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND ours.
If you remember, I’d never owned a Dyson product until we purchased this vacuum. Click HERE for my full and comprehensive vacuum review. But if you click over, consider yourself warned… in addition to a very thorough vacuum review, there’s also a ton of puppy pictures. Prepare yourself for furry cuteness and puppy overload. I hope you can handle it.
Put simply, the vacuum made me a believer in the Dyson brand. We have been so incredibly happy with our vacuum, and I can say now that we like it even more now than we did when I initially reviewed it. This thing is a power house, and it helps us keep our unbelievable amount of puppy hair under control.
How to Get A Dyson Hair Dryer on Sale!
Although the hair dryer isn’t officially a part of The Dyson Outlet on eBay (you have to check the outlet out!), they do have refurbished options on eBay (where you can save $120)! This is the best way to get a Dyson hair dryer on sale!! They are still expensive, but after using it for 3 weeks now, I’m taking the stance of you can’t put a price on shiny and healthy hair. I’m considering it as an investment in my hair. Seriously.
My next several sentences are going to sound so vain, but they are honest, so I’m going to go ahead and put them out there. Hair that looks shiny and healthy is very important to me. I mean, when I have a good hair day, it makes me happy. And a bad hair day seriously brings me down.
Please tell me y’all identify with that!
Where It All Began: A Dyson Hair Dryer Love Affair
My obsession started back in September when I used Shay‘s Dyson hairdryer while on a girl’s trip. I was AMAZED at how much better my hair looked after using the dryer only 1 time. I immediately wanted one for myself, but I put it out of my head because of the price tag. And then I used Cassie‘s when we were at a conference back in April, and I was reminded about how much I loved it. AND HOW MUCH MY HAIR LOVED IT.
And then eBay wanted to team up for a Dyson product review, and it was just the nudge I needed. I hopped on and ordered a refurbished option immediately (because I loved the idea of saving a little bit of money), and I anxiously awaited it’s arrival.
It came about 3 weeks ago, AND Y’ALL. I feel like it’s worth every dang penny. I mean, just look how happy I am while drying my hair.
DYSON HAIR DRYER FEATURES
Let’s just talk about the basics first. When researching this dryer for this post, I was blown away (#punintended) to learn that the final model was born after YEARS AND YEARS of controlled research. We’re talking over 1,000 engineers and over 500 inventions paved the way to the final product. WHOAH.
So what features did all of this research get us? I’m going to list some of the PROS and the technical aspects of the dryer that Dyson boasts.
PREVENTS HEAT DAMAGE
This dryer is smart. It “measures air temperature 20x a second, helping to prevent heat damage” to your hair.
SUPER FAST DRYING
The dryer employs controlled airflow, which results in faster drying time. It has 3 speed settings and 3 heat settings that are all easily accessed and activated.
The hair dryer comes with 3 different attachments: the smoothing nozzle, the styling concentrator, and the diffuser. The attachments are magnetic (which is awesome because they are so easy to attach and detach!) and the Dyson heat shield technology keeps them from getting too hot, so you won’t be scalding your fingertips when you are removing them after use.
The motor of this dryer is definitely something that sets it apart from all other hair dryers on the market. It’s noticeably more quiet than your average hair dryer.
MY DYSON HAIR DRYER REVIEW
OKAY! Now that all of the technical aspects have been covered, let’s get to my emotional review of the dryer. Because my love for this baby runs deep.
My love for this dryer is partially explained by the fact that I’ve never been a girl who can go several days without washing my hair (gosh I wish I was!), so I’m typically washing and drying my hair about 5 days a week. #iknow #gasp
In a world where I see bloggers often talk about going 3-5 days between hair washing with all sorts of different tips and ticks, I’m definitely not the norm. In fact, I’ve only tried using dry shampoo once, and it was a disaster. I looked like Sophia from The Golden Girls. (Just fyi, I laughed out loud when I wrote that.)
How I Dry My Hair:
1. When I’m in a time crunch (and/or just don’t care):
I dry it all over without any styling tools except just a regular brush. When I’m done drying it this way, it looks terrible. But then I pop 5 large hot rollers in my hair and I’m ready to go! The rollers smooth my hair out a bit and give me some curl.
2. When I have more time (and/or when I want my hair to look it’s best):
I like to dry my hair with a round brush. I section my hair off into top, middle, and bottom sections and take real care while drying each section with the round brush. I put a large velcro roller at the crown to give lift and volume, and then I dry the bottom section….and then the middle section….and then the side sections. With each section, I’m using a round brush to both pull the wave out of my hair and add a soft curl to the ends. When I want my hair to look the best it can, I choose option #2. If I want my hair to have extra staying power, I still my pop in some rollers really quickly at the end.
If I need my hair to look really good on a particular day, I will wash it that morning…even if I just washed it the day before. It’s exhausting, and I know it’s not good for my hair! So, any product that makes the hair drying experience more enjoyable for me is worth it’s weight in gold since I’m doing it so often. The fast drying technology, the heat protectors, and the attachments all come in to play here.
Since I am drying my hair so often, I really appreciate that the technology behind the dryer prevents damage. I also am thrilled with the fact that it takes less time to dry my hair. Now, I haven’t broken out the stop watch and charted anything, but I would say it’s shaved about 7-8 minutes off my drying time. I’ll take it! Another feature I use and love is the cool blast button. When drying my hair with my round brush, I feel like the cool blast button really helps to set the curl.
And I can say this without any hesitation: My hair is both shinier and more manageable after using this hair dryer.
Benefits to Using the Dyson Hair Dryer
Better Day-2 Hair
When I do go 2 days without washing my hair, my hair NO DOUBT looks better on the 2nd day. Like, I wake up and can just run a brush through it and smooth it a bit, and I’m ready to walk out the door. Sometimes I’ll pop the rollers back in it if it really needs to be revived. But I’m telling you, this hair dryer makes my Day 2 hair both bouncier and shinier.
The dryer is surprisingly light weight, and it is much quieter than I anticipated. These features are nice, but it’s the features I previously mentioned that make this hair dryer worth the money for me.
So the only thing about this product that I’m not crazy about is the price tag. I LOVE EVERYTHING ELSE ABOUT IT. And in all seriousness, I’m willing to pay some serious bucks for shiny hair. But again, buying a refurbished model allows you to get the Dyson hair dryer on sale – that’s $120 off the original price!
Also, holding the dryer higher up on the handle (due to the air intake being on the bottom) takes some getting used to, but now I don’t even think about it.
Final Thoughts on The Dyson Hair Dryer
In conclusion, if you have some extra money laying around for a not necessary but I sure do want it purchase, I would highly recommend my Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. Although it’s definitely an investment, I think that many of you will find that it’s worth it. Especially those of you that have thick and/or hard to manage hair. If you already have easy to manage and shiny hair, it probably won’t be worth it to you. But for those of us that need a little help in the hair department, THIS DRYER IS GOLDEN. Shinier, smoother, and healthier hair is worth the price tag for me.
A huge THANK YOU to eBay for sponsoring this Dyson Hair Dryer review and post. And a ginormous THANK YOU to Dyson for helping my sanity. Because of their company and their dedication to quality products, I now have hair that’s shinier than it’s ever been and floors that make me smile when they aren’t covered in dog hair. And that my friends is priceless.
And remember, it all started with my vacuum obsession. If you aren’t ready to drop so much money on a hairdryer, but you want a vacuum that brings you joy (yes, the vacuum brings me joy! ha!), LOOK TO DYSON. You can always head to my vacuum post to review all of my thoughts on our beloved Dyson vacuum, but here are some other vacuum models that I’ve heard great things about!
Everybody I know has a stick that they absolutely rave about, but we don’t have a great place to keep one plugged in and charging, which is quite frankly the only thing that is stopping us from adding one to our Dyson collection. The online reviews are quite helpful, so if you are trying to decide on the best one for your family, make sure you take plenty of time to read them! Happy vacuum shopping!
If you have a Dyson (either a vacuum or a hair dryer), I would love it if you would leave a comment with your thoughts!!! A huge thank you to Dyson for making incredible products and for sponsoring this post.