Don't we all just love our weaves? But, maintaining it can be difficult because we have to find the right tools for it. Some hair dryers can damage the hair because of the harsh heat. Enter Dyson. The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer uses a fast but focused airflow, is engineered for balance in the hand, is quieter than others and intelligently controls the temperature to help protect hair from extreme heat damage.
Here are a few reasons why you might want to splurge on this baby.
To show how serious these guys are about hair care, Dyson has invested R910 million in the development of the Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer including creating a state of the art laboratory dedicated to investigating the science of hair. Dyson engineers studied hair from root to tip, understanding how it reacts to stresses, how to keep it healthy and how to style it. Over four years they tested the product on different hair types and built test rigs which mechanically simulate hair drying techniques – which can differ around the world. To date over 1625 km of real human hair have been used in testing.
Nifty and portable
The Dyson Supersonic™ is the smallest, lightest, most advanced hair dryer. Because the Dyson digital motor is engineered to be powerful yet compact it is small enough to be positioned in the handle rather than the head; because of this the machine is engineered for balance. Most conventional hair dryers have the motor in the head of the machine.
Helps protect natural shine
Some conventional hair dryers can reach extreme temperatures, especially when held close to your head. This can cause extreme heat damage to your hair. The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer has intelligent heat control, helping to ensure hair isn’t exposed to excessive temperatures. A glass bead thermistor measures the temperature 20 times a second and transmits this data to the microprocessor, which intelligently controls the patented double-stacked heating element.
Fast & focused
The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer uses Dyson’s patented Air Multiplier™ technology. The volume of the air drawn into the motor is amplified by three due to this technology, producing a high pressure, high velocity jet of air. Traditional hair dryers can sometimes have a weak airflow, meaning they are slow. Others can have strong airflow, but it is not necessarily controlled. The Dyson Supersonic™ hair dryer creates a focused jet of air, angled at 20° for controlled, precise drying and styling. Allowing you to dry and style at the same time.
A team of Dyson aero-acoustic engineers sought to understand how the acoustics of this machine could be optimised. By using an axial flow impeller inside the motor they have simplified the pathway of the air reducing turbulence and swirling. And by giving the motor impeller 13 blades instead of the usual 11, Dyson engineers pushed one tone within the motor to a sound frequency beyond the audible range for humans. As the motor has been embedded in the handle, surrounded by acoustic silencers to further reduce sound, it has been engineered to be quieter than others, without compromising on speed. So you can dry your hair and no one will complain about the noise!
The Dyson Supersonic™ carries a two year guarantee on its parts and labour and retails locally at a recommended price of R6 499. It is available from Gary Rom salons, select @Home and Hirsch’s stores and online at www.dyson.co.za.