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What we're buying: Dyson's Supersonic hair dryer

What we're buying: Dyson's Supersonic hair dryer
From Engadget - January 20, 2018

I have hair problems. Specifically, I have thick, curly, long hair (layered, but to my waist at its longest) that is incredibly dry all the time. It's so bad, the only way to ensure that my hair is manageable is if I do not wash the conditioner out. If you know anything about curly hair, I have type 3a curls.

Frizz is a major issue for me, which is why blow-drying is not much of an option, even with a fancy diffuser. The second a hair dryer even approaches my hair, it begins to frizz. Even just quickly running a dryer through it to take some of the moisture out on a chilly day is a recipe for disaster. My hair immediately becomes sharp and spiky, which means I end up throwing it into a bun so I wo not have to deal with it jabbing me all day. It's not fun, which is why I let my hair air-dry and just try not to schedule anything important before 4 PM.

All of this is why I have been so curious about the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer. Everyone I have talked to who has used it speaks about it evangelically, even people with curly hair. Most of the reviews online seem pretty great. With a price in the US of $399, it seemed pretty ridiculous to pay so much for a device I can buy for $20 at the drugstore, but if it had the ability to literally change my life and allow me to leave the house before noon with dry hair, it might be worth it. So I took the plunge.

Let's start with aesthetics. It's a weird-looking device, for sure, but if you have seen one of the Dyson heaters or fans, the design will seem pretty familiar. The packaging is really nice, which may seem trivial, but it helps explain that price tag, at least a little. It comes with multiple tools: a smoothing nozzle, a concentrator and a diffuser. The body is a nice combination of gray and pink. All in all, it's an attractive package.

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