Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard of the Dyson Supersonic — the miracle blowdryer that promises insanely fast drying times, heat damage protection, and multiple heat and speed settings. In short? It’s the cream of the crop as far as blowdryers are concerned. The only problem? It’s $399. *Gulp*
While I’m willing to invest in my hair care tools to an extent, a price tag that high is definitely enough to give me sticker shock. Luckily, I managed to find a different dryer that can not only deliver a frizz-free mane in 10 minutes or less (yes, really!), it’s $289 cheaper than its competitor: Ladies, meet the HAI Stylset ($109.50).
This luxury dryer has pretty much all of the bells and whistles you could ever need. With an 1875-watt motor (that’s 275 watts more powerful than the Dyson, FYI), it dries tresses at lightning-quick speed. More than that, however, it’s equipped with blue light UV — a feature that not only helps to condition your scalp for shiny, healthy, hair, it’s been used in hair comb devices to increase growth for female pattern hair loss.
And that’s not all: Its added negative ions and far infrared rays help cut down on static and frizz, leaving you with sleek, manageable strands after each and every use. You can choose your own blower speed and heat for a super custom experience (there’s also a separate button for a quick blast of cold air). It even releases a sweet-yet-subtle jasmine scent into the air when you turn it on that’ll make you feel like you’re having a spa day.
I have been using mine for the better part of a year and a half, and it works just as well as it did when I first received it (though there is a 30-day money-back guarantee should you decide it’s not for you).
The kicker? After having my hairdresser use her Dyson on me multiple times, I can safely say I see no discernible difference in the length of time it takes to blow dry, nor do I notice any added sleekness I don’t get from my HAI.
I’m not alone in my love for this unsung hero: Wrote one happy buyer, “I cannot say enough great things, about this hairdryer. I have VERY long (down to the small of my back), very thick hair, and it’s nothing for me to spend a minimum of half an hour on drying my hair. With this Hai dryer, I’ve been able to dry my hair completely, in under 15 minutes! My scalp is in great condition, and my hair has come out smooth, straight and sleek, every time. And the amazing Jasmine scent is a huge added bonus!!”
Added another: “I love this hair dryer. It is very powerful and the settings (hot-cold and speed) adjust on a dial making it super flexible. Also, it is free of asbestos! This is my second one-my first one lasted 15 years and I accidentally broke it in a house move. Awesome product.”
Check it out in action below.
Where to buy: $109.50, Amazon
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