Thank you to Dyson & ShopStyle Collective for sponsoring this post.
Here at TME, we’ve tried a LOT of Dyson products. And there’s a reason we love them so much: they’re really good at what they do.
From vacuums that make us actually look forward to cleaning (my husband is obsessed), to fans that heat AND cool (and remove 99% of allergens and pollutants from the air) to hair styling tools that create everything from soft waves to curls to smooth straight styles (with less damage), we are all officially obsessed with these game-changing Dyson products.
But if I had to choose JUST one? My all-time-favorite, can’t-live-without, would-replace-it-in-a-second-if-I-lost-it Dyson product?
I’m not alone in my love for Dyson’s Supersonic Hair Dryer. Shana and Amy are also big (huge) fans, as are many of our readers.
The hair dryer itself is a marvel, but don’t overlook the magnetic attachments; they’re a big part of why this hair dryer feels so revolutionary. Not only do these attachments make the Dyson easier to use, but each attachment is so darn effective for taming all kinds of hair (and the special gift edition comes with an awesome paddle brush that’s one of the best we’ve used).
Here are a few reasons we swear by our Dyson hair dryers:
1. Dyson Hair Dryers Are Less Damaging To Your Hair
This little dryer saved my hair after years of bleaching and heat-styling had it breaking off all over. It was basically a huge ball of damaged frizz before switching to this dryer, which required a straightener to smooth it out which kept increasing the amount of damage to my hair (a horrible cycle). Now I can get away without straightening after drying (which is insane). With four precise heat settings, three speed settings and a cold shot button to set your style, this dryer is engineered to protect hair from heat damage, dry hair FAST, create more shine, increase smoothness and prevent frizz…and it delivers.
2. The Dyson Hairdryer Dries Hair Impossibly Fast
This is what sold Shana. She has a ton of thick hair, and hates taking the time to dry it. When it’s warm, she’ll often just opt to let it air dry overnight instead of wrestling with a hairdryer for 20-30 minutes. The Dyson Supersonic, however, changed all of that. She is now able to dry her hair — from dripping wet out of the shower to super smooth and dry — in roughly five minutes. Amy says it dries her super-thick hair in half the time as her old dryers with less heat (she used to have to take breaks from old hair dryers because they were so hot they made her sweat). And just FYI, my fine, shoulder-length hair goes from wet to dry in under 5.
3. Shiny, Smoother & Less Frizzy (The Attachments REALLY work)
We’ll get into how to use each of the attachments below, but suffice to say that whatever your specific hair issue is, Dyson’s got an attachement to help. Frizzy baby hairs? Use the flyaway attachment. Need to smooth weird waves underneath the top layer of hair? Yup…use the wide-tooth comb attachment. Want volume at the roots without blowing the rest of your hair all over? That would be the styling concentrator attachment. (And they ALL are included with the purchase of the hair dryer!)
4. It Works Amazingly Well On Curly Hair
Greenlea has suuuuper long, curly hair. And when the temps start to dip below the 20 degree mark, air-drying is no longer an option. I use the diffuser on her hair (more on that below) to dry her hair quickly without creating a tangled mess of frizz.
Don’t just take our word for it though. Recently when Anne, a TME reader, asked on the Mom Edit Insiders page if the Dyson dryer was really worth it, Jillian said, “I have curly hair and the Dyson has changed my life. So much time back in my day and my hair looks fantastic.” Sophia said she “literally burst into tears the first time I used it because it made drying my mass of curls so much faster and easier.”
5. Surprisingly Lightweight (For the Amount of Power)
Given the huge amount of power in this little dryer…it’s surprisingly light, making it really easy to use. It’s smaller than any other hair dryer I’ve tried, and given the size and weight, I can pack it in my suitcase without taking up a ton of room. (And I’ve made the mistake of using the hotel dyers…the small amount of space the Dyson takes up is 100% worth it.)
6. The Gift Set Comes With Really Good Accessories
The paddle brush and detangling comb that come with the gift set are awesome. The paddle brush helps to smooth hair while drying (pic below) while the wide-tooth comb is basically the only one I can get through Greenlea’s curls. It tackles tangles without creating more of them, which, if you have hair like Greenlea, is typically what happens.
How To Use The Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer Attachments
Not only can you control how strongly the air comes out, but you can also control the amount of heat. Additionally, the Dyson Supersonic comes with a number of magnetic attachments to make styling as easy as possible. Even better, there are two new attachments this year: one specifically for taming flyaways, and a wide-comb attachment. Both are seriously useful (and fabulous) new additions!
1. Dyson’s Styling Concentrator Attachment (With Paddle Brush Accessory)
I use the concentrator to dry my roots for volume, and then use a paddle brush to dry the length of my hair (the special gift edition comes with an awesome paddle brush that helps to smooth hair during drying).
The paddle brush (it comes with the special gift set edition) is great for smoothing hair as you dry and the concentrator keeps the air focused where you want it without blowing the rest of your hair around. This is the attachment Shana uses the most on her hair.
2. Dyson’s Wide-Tooth Comb Attachment
The wide-tooth comb attachment helps to lengthen wavy or curly hair as you dry. Because my hair is naturally wavy, I can get weird waves underneath the top layer, and this attachment helps smooth all the layers out with one hand. Genius.
3. Dyson’s Flyaway Attachment
The flyaway attachment is probably my favorite. When I run it down the length of my hair, it lifts longer hair and hides flyaways (all of those little hairs that stick up, especially in the dry winter) leaving my hair looking SO much smoother. (Seriously, check out the video through the link…so good!) It also rotates easily to get at the back of your hair as well.
4. Dyson’s Diffuser Attachment
Greenlea’s hair has gotten so long over the years, and Dyson’s diffuser attachment is the only way I can dry her curls without creating a tangled mess and tons of frizz.
The diffuser makes the process of drying her hair so much quicker and easier. I just take sections and gently lay them into the diffuser, kind of scrunching as I go, and then dry the top of her hair by using the prongs to get at the roots.
The detangling comb that comes in the special gift edition is a great tool for curly hair. It’s next to impossible to get a regular comb through Greenlea’s long curls, but the extra wide spaces in this one makes it easier to get at tangles.
5. Dyson’s Gentle Air Diffuser Attachment
Shana, in her hurry, tends to dry her hair on full blast. It works (as we mentioned above, it dries her super-thick hair in minutes), but she does sometimes end up with a tangle or two. Frankly, the gentle air diffuser would probably help. Once her roots are dry, I recommend that she pop on the gentle air diffuser to finish up her rough dry, then switch to the nozzle attachment for the final smoothing. It won’t really add that much additional drying time, and will prevent any tangles.
We highly recommend Dyson’s Supersonic hair dryer. It really is an engineering marvel, something that has been a game-changer, whether that’s getting 30 minutes of your life back every morning (Amy and Shana), or helping to heal damaged hair (me).
A huge thank you to Shopstyle and Dyson for sponsoring this post! If you couldn’t tell…we’re HUGE fans of Dyson, and especially of this game-changing hair dryer. As always, all thoughts, opinions, and product choices are our own. And readers, thank you for your continued support. It doesn’t go unnoticed and is so very much appreciated!
photo credits: Vafa Photography (Thank you, Amy!!)