We tried a digital hair dryer and this is what happened

We tried a digital hair dryer and this is what happened

Ever since the digital hair dryer first burst onto the market, there has been hot debate amongst the beauty community about whether they’re worth the investment. With the Dyson Supersonic sitting at a hefty $499 (harveynorman.com.au), those interested in buying a digital hair dryer have been either saving up their coins, or praying for a cheaper alternative that doesn’t skimp on quality. That’s why we were super excited when the VS Sassoon Digital Sensor Hairdryer landed on our desks.

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With a digital sensor motor that dries that hair at an optimal 70ºC temperature, the Digital Sensor Hairdryer works to protect all hair types by not damaging the hair fibre. And I know what you’re thinking – oh, well that temperature is going to mean that it takes me even longer to blow dry my hair, but that’s not the case. Thanks to a powerful airflow speed of up to 208kph, the Digital Sensor Hairdryer is said to give you sleek, sexy locks in record time.

I’ve heard enough, haven’t you? Let’s put it to the test.

VS Sassoon Digital Sensor Hairdryer

The first thing I noticed when I pulled the Digital Sensor Hairdryer out of the box was how crazy light it was! After years of hoisting heavy dryers over my head in an effort to get the back of my hair sleek and smooth, I barely need to work out my arms anymore. But with this one, it feels light and easy maneuverable for those hard-to-reach places.

The second thing I noticed was the different nozzles. VS Sassoon have provided a nozzle for every hair need – one smaller nozzle, called the Super Fine Concentrator, for precision styling such as adding a wave to the hair, plus the Wide Concentrator, which is a larger nozzle for straightening and smoothing the hair. There’s also a diffuser for all you curly-haired girls out there, or those who just want to add some volume to their locks.

The dryer with the Wide Concentrator nozzle, designed for straightening and smoothing

I’m lazy, so I chose the Wide Concentrator nozzle to get the largest amount of hair dry in the shortest amount of time possible. I switched on the dryer and I was immediately taken aback by how quiet it was! It wasn’t silent (and it doesn’t purport to be), but it’s definitely way less noisy than all the non-digital dryers I’ve used.

I went over my hair section by section and couldn’t believe how quickly it was drying. It was coming out so smooth and without fuss, which is great for those less coordinated (such as myself) and lacking patience (also such as myself). The wide nozzle helped to get a large amount of hair in one go, especially when used with my Lady Jayne Professional Vaddle™ Brush. The end result was smooth, sleek locks! I also love the cool shot function, which is especially great for blasting my hair after I’ve curled it to set the style, without blowing out my curl. But my favourite thing about using this dryer is knowing that I’m not frying my hair while I style it!

I’ve been using it every time I dry my hair since, and I’ve even converted a few girls in the office! If you’ve been considering making the switch to a digital hair dryer, I highly recommend giving the VS Sassoon Digital Sensor Hairdryer a go.

Looking for another new, fast-drying hair dryer to try? We also love the Remington AIR3D™ Hair Dryer and Drybar Buttercup Blow Dryer ($262, sephora.com.au).

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