Is Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Worth The Hype?

Is Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Worth The Hype?

I’d say I have the hair average New Delhi hair. The same I-used-to-have-long-hair but I cut it story. Now it’s one part long, one part damaged and one part colour. There is no fourth part to it, it’s called hairfall.

Like the said, the average New Delhi hair.

I don’t straighten my hair as much I used to. But I use a hair dryer to style, or should I say, make my hair look human? Yes, I use a blow dryer to tame my hair at the very least.

Until I started using Dyson Supersonic, I had a Panasonic hair dryer. Nothing fancy, not too heavy, but annoying enough because my hair would get caught if I was staring at my phone for too long.

Then I tried the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer, one of the most talked about hair dryers that everyone from Kayaan Contractor to Sonam Kapoor and Namrata Soni put up on their Insta-stories. Here’s my review.


The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer is one of the fanciest boxes that’s come to my house (and I’m used to PR boxes). It has three heads: a smoothing nozzle, straightening nozzle and a diffuser that I almost never use. Since Dyson is super serious about their service, so a Dyson professional will come to your place (with a prior appointment) to take you through the product, warranty and anything else you’d have in mind. Since I’d attended the press conference, I skipped this.

Is It Supersonic Light To Hold?

I wouldn’t go as far as Allure and say it’s the lightest hair dryer ever. My last hairdryer was light too. So I didn’t feel that light, but yes, it’s definitely one of the lighter hair dryers in the market. If I was a hairstylist, I’d be kind to myself and invest in a Supersonic. The reason why it’s light is that the motor is in the handle instead of the head of the blow drier.

Is It Quiet?

Umm, yeah. I don’t know if loud hair dryers are a dealbreaker for you but I know it can be a boon for those husbands who never get an answer from their wives to this question (WHEN ARE YOU GONNA BE READY, BABE? The answer is always 10 MINUTES. BABE.). So according to the conference and Man Repeller, the engineers at Dyson (they were a cool lot), added two blades to the impeller inside the cylinder so that it runs faster, and makes lesser noise. Did you get it? Basically, it is very quiet to use.

Is It Less Damaging?

OK, I can’t lie but this is the most important feature to me. These are like my keywords. The heat settings range from 20 degrees to 100 degrees Celcius to make sure the deed is done with lesser damage than the hot ones we use at the salon (they burn my cheeks by the way). I’ve been using it for three months now and I can’t say that my hair doesn’t break when I’m using the hair dryer, but yes, I haven’t faced acute hairfall yet.

Does It Reduce Styling Time?

YES. The hair dryer comes with a V9 motor that makes it run faster and dry your hair faster. Since my hair is wavy-straight, I divide into two to four sections. It takes me 6-7 minutes to dry my hair AND style it straight while I’m drinking my coffee (unfortunately, I can’t comment on how well it does for curly, dense hair). You can use that time to sleep those extra 15 minutes, have a longer breakfast, kiss your husband or update your Instagram.

Is It Worth The Price?

The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer costs Rs 25,700, and that’s very expensive for a hairdryer. But if you’re someone who’s addicted to stying your hair, you’re probably paying Rs 500 per sitting. That’s Rs 2000 a month. And Rs 24,000 a year. So it’s really up to you if you’d want to spend that money and style your hair at home…or not.

What would I do? I think I’d make the most of Dyson’s reputation and invest in a hair dryer that won’t die on me for a few years.

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