“ Brand: Vidal Sasoon / Type: Hair Dryer „
I have the Vidal Sassoon hair dryer for 4 years now. In my opinion it is a decennt hair dryer for a good price and it doesn't look cheap either. The hair dryer is powerful and has two speeds and a button to cool blow dry your hair with, but you need to hold the button until you want cold air, once you let go it gets hot again. In 4 years I didn't had any major problems with it - looks like I might have it for another 4 years. The only thing that goes wrong sometimes is when the speed slider goes up the power stays on first speed so I slide up and down sometimes to get it write. I used to have a hair dryer where sometimes my hair would be tangled in and during blow dry the hair would burn inside and would smell but this hair dryer doesn't really have that problem. Maybe it's not professional but for every day use it is just perfect. Fast and efficient. I would highly recommend this for every day use.
As a male I'm not usually someone who would use a hair dryer but as of recently I have let me hair get a little bit longer than i usually would and being a motorcycle rider I don't want to be putting wet hair inside a motorcycle helmet. This is why I started borrowing my mother's hair dryer
The design of the hairdryer is pretty simple, a weird looking sort of gun shape attached is a nozzle directing the air flow in a slightly more specific way to ensure that the air is being blown exactly where you want it. It has a button on the front that you can hold in and two settings on the back of it. It is then attached by cord to a plug socket although the cord is shortish so you will need to be within about a meter or so of the device.
Features on this hair dryer are fairly simple, it comes with two setting switch on the back and the obvious off. It is a simple push up and down between 0-I-II allowing you to select how hard you want the dryer to blow the air, the next i find is a very important feature, being a very heat sensitive person I am unable to get the hairdryer near me at all without complaining that i am being burned by the heat of it. The little trigger styled button on the front of this changes the air from being blown hot to cold air being blown through it allowing you to dry your hair in comfort.
In conclusion if you want a hair dryer that just does the simple stuff ( I don't actually know what other features hairdryers may come with ) then this is definitely something to consider, while also doing it well with a feature allowing cold air to be blown all for a fairly cheap price then this is the choice for you.
When my trusty old Babyliss hairdryer finally died after over a decade of service, I spent hours looking at potential replacements online. Indecisive as I am, I gave up and toddled off to Asda to do the grocery shop. Lo and behold, what greets me as I enter the store? A pile of these hairdryers on offer for.................£5!!!!
Promptly popped one in the trolley, fully expecting it to be rubbish and just tide me over until I found a better one. How wrong I was!
Won't bother about the look. It looks like a hairdryer - black, with purple and silver bits. The cord is sufficiently long to stand up and dry my hair (but then I'm only 5'3) and it has a hook to hang it up on should you wish.
It comes with a plonk-on attachment which funnels the air to give a sleeker finish, which is a must for me as I have wavy hair prone to frizz if it's just blasted. There are no variable heat settings, just two speeds, and it does get pretty hot if you point it at your scalp for more than a couple of seconds, but the fast speed is good enough to dry my very thick hair in less than 10 minutes (half that if you take into account my scrunching and general faffing) and there is a cool shot button which you can press to finish your style off. It's not ice cold, but plenty enough to calm the frizz and set your do.
It doesn't make that odd burning smell that some dryers make, and you can simply pop the end off to clean the filter out (squeeze the sides gently to release). It's very, very lightweight, so no achy wrist syndrome, and it's the perfect balance between being little enough to manipulate around your head and zoomy enough to dry quickly.
In summary, this is a FANTASTIC hairdryer for the price. I'll let you know in ten years time if it serves as well as the last one, but for £5 it's a top performer. It doesn't look or feel as snazzy as some other hairdryers, but it does the job!
I had a serious hair disaster last week when my faithful hairdryer of five years decided that it had had enough abuse from me and decided to leave this mortal realm for good. I appreciate that most electrical things wont last forever however I was lets just say ever so slightly upset when it picked its moment on a day when I was running late for work and had only given myself ten minutes to dry my extremely thick hair. I had actually turned it on and there was a puff of smoke a couple of sparks and that was that at least it went out with a bang!!!! Needless to say I couldn't remember where I had put my travel emergency dryer so unfortunately had to go to work with soaking wet hair. My only saving grace was the fact that it was actually an extremely wet day and I don't think anybody else really noticed the real reason for my dripping locks!!! I however realised that I would have to rectify this situation quickly and decided that as I was going to be driving passed Argos on the way home that I would pop in and grab a new hairdryer.
I quickly sifted through the Argos catalogue and actually while I was doing this I noticed a display box on the stand in front of me which featured a Vidal Sassoon hair dryer not too dissimilar to my previous one. This particular item was on special offer and cost only £9.69 which I thought was a complete bargain and in addition it was extremely stylish looking too. The amazing thing was that it was a full-size hairdryer and not a travel-size product. Obviously a promotion of the month well needless to say I grabbed one immediately. Thinking that even if I didn't like it, it would do me for the next morning and I could buy a better one the next time I was in town. The item in question was a Vidal Sassoon 2000w Silky Performance Dryer. I got the product home and immediately took it out of its packaging which was actually the right sized box for the item contained inside and not excessive cardboard as you can get with some products. The box contained the Silky Dryer, its attachment and an instruction manual. I was immediately delighted with the look of the product. It was very stylish and looked as if it should have been a lot more expensive than the paltry amount that I had paid for it. The main colours where black and silver with a couple of purple flashes for decoration the Sassoon logo is also prominently displayed across the dryer in black. The product itself was made of very light plastic. The flex included was quite long which I thought was super as it meant that I would be able to manoeuvre around the room while using it without any restrictions.
The Hairdryer has a detachable concentrator nozzle which can be used for precision styling and provides smooth results. I tend to separate my hair into sections and use this item when I have a lot of time for styling usually when I am going out. Normally however I don't use the nozzle for everyday drying as I just blast my hair quickly and go. The product has 2 heat or speed settings for maximum control. Be aware though that the higher heat is very hot so use with care and be careful not to put the dryer to close to the head as it will burn your scalp if you are not careful!!! In addition to this there is a cool shot button. I was impressed with this as I have owned dryers in the past where this function was rather pathetic. This one however gives quite a forceful blast of cold air which is extremely refreshing. There is also an attractively shaped ergonomic handle which makes using easy and the dryer fits nicely in the hand. I have small hands and find that it fits extremely well and is comfortable to hold not too big and bulky. The dryer also has a handy hanging loop for easy storage. The dryer also sports a removable air inlet for easy cleaning and to ensure that your dryer is always in peek condition. The Silky Dryer is equipped with a thermostat that will turn itself off should the heat of the dryer exceed the optimum drying level, due to a partially blocked air inlet or outlet openings. If the dryer stops it is important to leave it to cool down before resuming use.
I can't recommend this product enough as it suits my needs extremely well. My hair is thick and I can literally dry it in five minutes with this Hairdryer. The flex is long allowing me to be able to move around my room while using the product. The nozzle attachment is great for precision styling when I have a little more spare time. In addition and bearing in mind this cost me under a tenner it is guaranteed for an amazing two years from date of purchase well you cant say fairer than that now can you. 5 stars a brilliant bargain product.
Features: 2000w stylish dryer with 2 speed / 2 heat settings, cool shot, airflow concentrator nozzle