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Fri, 29 Jun, 2018Fiona Tomarchio

The $19 Target product that beats Dyson

The $19 Target product that beats Dyson

A reviewer has praised a $19 hair dryer from Target for delivering the same results as a $499 Dyson Supersonic hair dryer.

Dyson spent $96 million developing the Supersonic hair dryers, reportedly using 1600km of human hair to test 600 prototype dryers.

Writing on, Erin Webley decided to test the new Dyson Supersonic to see if it lived up to hype.

“I do have a $19 Target hair dryer that does the one job I needed it to do and haven’t felt the need to upgrade,” she writes.

But she wanted to see if the “super gadget could tame my frizzy, thin hair and deliver me the silky locks I’ve always wanted”.

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Webley notes the Dyson Supersonic is “six times smaller and three times lighter than your average hair dryer” and you also receive three styling attachments as well as a storage hanger and a non-slip mat.

She points out the Dyson has “1600 watts of power and an airflow of 85 cubic feet per minute” which immediately blasts with the full force of air. There are three speed settings and four heat settings and a cool shot function that provides cool air to help style your hairstyle.

The Dyson also features a “glass bead thermistor” which measures air temperature 20 times a second to regulate the heat output. Apparently, this helps retain the hair’s natural shine and prevent heat damage in the first place.

The verdict?

Webley writes: “The Supersonic had some impressive technology which the geek in me was excited about, but unfortunately… the Dyson didn’t deliver on the level of perfect hair you’d expect for the investment.

“My frizzy and thin hair was not tamed, although I was impressed by the dryer’s efficiency.

“In the end, I didn’t quite experience anything more than my $19 Target dryer offered.”

And if you're wordering, Webley uses the Remington Aero 2000 hair dryer. 

The $19 Remington Aero 2000 hair dryer does the trick for me.