My Honest Review of the Dyson Supersonic Hair Dryer

I’ll be the first to admit that a $400 price tag for a beauty tool is a pretty penny, and that’s part of the reason I waited so long to hop on the Dyson hair dryer train. My current dryer was working just fine, but when my hair stylist whipped out the professional version at an appointment, I was intrigued.

Fast forward to today: I not only own the product but use it daily. If you’re in the market for a new hair dryer or are curious if the Dyson Supersonic lives up to the hype, you’ll love today’s post.

Keep reading for my honest review of the Dyson Hair Dryer, which includes pros and cons, my experience, who should invest in a Dyson, and tips for finding a one on sale. I also answer reader FAQs about the Dyson Supersonic at the end!

Why I Bought the Dyson Hair Dryer

I wasn’t in the market for a new hair dryer, but David and I decided to do a simple gift exchange last Christmas with one item in four categories: something to read, to wear, that you want, and that you need. I’d mentioned months prior that the Dyson would be a fun hair tool to try, so David bought the Dyson from Amazon as my “want” gift.

Pros & Cons of the Supersonic Dryer

Pros

  • Results—My hair is notably smoother, shinier, and less frizzy.
  • Quiet—It’s much quieter than any other dryers I’ve used.
  • Lightweight—The motor placement in the handle distributes the dryer’s weight nicely. This tool is lightweight and my hands never tires.
  • Settings—It has three heat settings and three airflow settings, making it useful for everything from touch-ups to full blowouts.
  • Magnetic Attachments—All nozzles and diffusers are magnetic, making them easy to attach and remove.
  • Heat Protection—The attachments and surface of the dryer never overheat (goodbye, burned fingers).
  • Non-Tangle Cord—The cord has a round design that prevents tangling, even when the dryer is stored for travel.
  • Easy to Clean—The filter twists on and off for easy monthly cleaning.
  • No Exposed Blades—Basically, this means goodbye to hair getting caught in the back of the dryer. Amen!

Cons

  • Powerful—The V9 motor is extremely high velocity, and some people may find it too strong.
  • Cost—The $400 price point is 4-6x the cost of the average hair dryer.
  • Attachments—I’ve seen some women complain that the magnetic attachments fall off, but I haven’t experienced this once.
  • Power Cord—The power cord has a large transformer that eats up space, and the plug blocks the second outlet.

My Honest Review of the Dyson Hair Dryer

Before I spill the details of my honest Dyson Hair Dryer review, it should be established that I have naturally fine, frizz-prone, wavy hair—and a lot of it. A constant in my life is hair appointments ending late, colorists requiring more product than expected, and new hairstylists remarking, “Wow, you have a LOT of hair.”

In terms of hair styling expertise, I’d put myself somewhere between average and expert. I’m not a stylist by trade, but I’ve been braiding, straightening, curling, bobby-pinning, and blow drying since the 6th grade, so I’ve been around the block with my fair share tools and products.

Here’s my review: The Dyson Hair Dryer dries my hair incredibly fast (12 minutes total compared to 20+ minutes with other dryers), and it’s by far my favorite hair tool. It drys my hair extremely smooth without sacrificing volume and doesn’t create any flyaways or frizz whatsoever. I’ve also never had a problem with my hair overheating or fingertips burning, thanks to the sensor inside the dryer that monitors the heat of the air to prevent this.

I mainly use the styling nozzle. I also use the dryer without an attachment for a rough dry if my hair is very wet just out of the shower. It’s quiet, so I can hold a conversation with David or a friend while getting ready. Not to mention, it’s super lightweight, so my arms don’t get tired while drying.

So, is the Dyson Hair Dryer worth it? For me, 1,000% yes. For you? It depends (keep reading).

Who Should Buy a Dyson Hair Dryer?

I think almost anyone is a good candidate for the Dyson, but it’s especially fitting for women who have long, thick, or unmanageable hair. The more inconvenient it feels to dry your hair in the morning due to the time commitment, styling difficulty, or frizz factor, the more the Dyson hair dryer will be game-changing for you. That being said, the dryer will cut down on drying time, improve smoothness, and improve heat protection for anyone.

I did want to mention that if your hair is natural very curly or wavy and you enjoy styling it with a diffuser, the Dyson hair dryer might not be for you. Even on its lowest air setting, the hair dryer is quite powerful and I’ve read reviews from women who find that the dryer’s power makes it challenging to achieve the curly style they’re going for.

Where to Buy a Dyson

Like I mentioned, my Dyson was gifted to me and David purchased it from Amazon. He bought me the pink, but I exchanged it for the white version because I find that color more timeless. The Dyson Supersonic is also available at Nordstrom, Sephora, Sax Fifth Avenue, and Ulta. I have yet to see the Dyson sold in-store anywhere, including local hair salons, but salons in your area may carry them. EBay carries refurbished versions of the Dyson for a discount.

Dyson Hair Dryer Q&A

Can I use my Dyson hair dryer abroad?

Yes, the Dyson works with plug converters. Just be mindful that it is a powerful tool, so you’ll want to make sure the outlet is fit to handle the electricity that it requires without blowing a fuse.

How do you clean the Dyson hair dryer?

You should clean your Dryer’s filter so that it’s free from dust, lint, and hair product about once per month. Dyson recommends wiping down the filter with a clean cloth, but my hair dresser recommended soaking it for an hour or two in warm water for a more thorough clean.

How much is a Dyson hair dryer?

The Dyson Supersonic hair dryer costs $399 brand new. You can find refurbished Dyson hair dryers on eBay for around $260.

What’s the best Dyson hair dryer case?

I found this Dyson case on Amazon and it works well! There are larger cases available, which fit all the nozzles, but I only use one on a regular basis and prefer the small case for traveling.

Does the Dyson hair dryer work on fine hair or curly hair?

I consider my hair fine, but I have a lot of it. The Dyson drys my hair well without damaging it whatsoever. If you have curly hair and want to straighten it, the Dyson will be a lifesaver for you. If you have curly hair and like to keep it curly, I’d try the lowest airflow setting on the Dyson.

Where can I find a Dyson hair dryer stand?

There are several on Amazon, and the Dyson stands are a great option if you have room on your vanity. I like this gold stand, and this is a nice wall mount option.

Is there a warranty if the Dyson hair dryer stops working?

Yes, the hair dryer comes with a 1 year warranty that protects against defects. Be sure to keep your receipt as you’ll need proof of purchase in order to return or exchange if you run into issues.

What’s the difference between the Dyson hair dryer and the Dyson professional hair dryer?

The Dyson Supersonic Professional edition is a lighter than the standard version. It is designed to be used in a salon all day. My hair dresser has the professional version and doesn’t think it’s too different from the standard.

Is the Dyson hair dryer really worth it?

In my opinion, the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer is 100% worth it if you regularly style your hair, have thick hair that takes a while to dry, or want to cut down time getting ready in the morning. It is worth every penny and my hair feels smooth, shiny, and frizz-free when I use it!


I hope this Dyson hair dryer review blog was helpful for you guys! If I have other staple beauty products or tools you’d like me to review next, please let me know in the comments below. xo!