For many of us, a hair dryer is a tool that’s always there. It has looked the same for a very long time, and we might not even think about looking for the best hair dryer. About a year ago, the British industrial designer and inventor Richard Dyson launched his new, revolutionizing hair dryer – the Dyson Supersonic. He pointed out that dryers have looked the same for the past 60 years. It’s a part of most of our everyday routines, and we might not realize that there’s a problem with ours.
Most of us know that we should be careful with how much we use heat tools on our hair. At the same time it’s nearly impossible to avoid them completely. In fact, 75.5% of women and 24.5% of men in the U.S. regularly use a hair dryer. This adds up to a lot of time, watts and burned scalps. That’s why Dyson wanted to create a hair dryer that’s gentle on the hair. But then you might wonder, how much of a difference can there really be?
We’re not really sure, but Dyson believed he could create the best hair dryer, and spent four years and 600 prototypes on creating the perfect one. He said there were 103 engineers involved that tested it out on more than 1,010 miles of hair and did 7,000 acoustic tests, as they wanted to create a silent and fast tool. The company had help from celebrity stylist Jen Atkin, whose client list includes names like Kim Kardashian, Jessica Alba and Katy Perry. She is now the brand ambassador.
The only problem with such a well-researched product is that the price tag lands on $399. This probably feels like a little too hefty for many of us, but regardless of what brand of appliance you have, there are some general rules for how to take care of your hair and make heat styling less damaging.