I’ve been really amazed by a hair dryer twice earlier than: after I tried the RevAir Reverse-Air Dryer, which may straighten hair because it dries, in addition to the Dyson Supersonic, which packs quite a lot of energy right into a luxe and compact design. It’s time so as to add a 3rd to the listing: the Zuvi Halo.
At $349, it is simply as dear because the aforementioned fashions, but the Zuvi is exclusive for its means to dry hair shortly with out utilizing intense warmth. Less warmth means a smaller likelihood of warmth injury to your hair, and who would not need that?
Heat injury is an issue, particularly for curlies who usually undergo texture and curl sample modifications from extreme flat ironing. You’d suppose the reply can be no warmth in any respect, but air drying is not nice both. Hair is in a fragile state when wet, so diffusing—spreading and softening the airflow from a hair dryer—on a decrease warmth is a greater method.
But diffusing is not all the time a straightforward reply. I’ve thick hair, and despite the fact that it is not very lengthy it normally takes a day to dry, particularly the underlayers near the foundation. Most days, I diffuse my hair midway on the very best warmth doable earlier than giving up.
Zuvi claims its GentleCare Technology mimics the expertise of drying your hair in daylight and with the wind—so there is no intense warmth in your hair—and it may well nonetheless dry in a shorter time in comparison with different hair dryers. I used to be skeptical, but utilizing the Zuvi over the previous few weeks, I have been capable of dry my hair totally with out getting drained (or bored), and I did not need to take care of oven-like temperatures.
The firm says it makes use of infrared mild (quite than conventional convective warmth) to warmth simply the floor of your hair as an alternative of drying it out to the core. It’s tough to check whether or not that is precisely what occurred after I used the Zuvi, but I did discover the next enhancements: The warmth coming from the Halo did not really feel practically as sizzling as different dryers I’ve used; I may put the diffuser immediately on my scalp with out it burning; and my hairline wasn’t getting sweaty midway by the method, plus the air did not singe my eyes when it blew throughout my face.
Instead of separate warmth and pace settings, the Halo has 4 modes that mix the 2, plus a chilly shot for those who maintain down the mode button. There’s Care, which determines temperature output based mostly on the temperature within the room drops the warmth as your hair dries. Fast mode works nice with the diffuser and makes use of the next warmth. Soft turns the warmth and wind down, so use it in case your scalp is delicate or you might want to shortly blow-dry the canine. And lastly, Style is supposed for use with the concentrator attachment and makes use of extra warmth to straighten your hair but much less wind, to maintain it in place.
Despite the decrease temperature, the Halo lower down the time it took to dry my hair. Mind you, it nonetheless takes me a very long time, but each minute saved helps. Anyone who can use it with none attachments or with thinner hair will seemingly see much more time financial savings. It makes use of much less power too, simply 680 watts of power. That’s a stark distinction from our favourite dryer, the $40 Hairitage Comin’ In Hot, which makes use of 1,875 watts.
All of the attachments snap on magnetically, and my favourite is Zuvi’s Gentle Air. Before, I might by no means contact my hair and not using a diffuser if I used to be planning to put on it curly. Other attachments, or a dryer with none, are likely to blow hair round an excessive amount of, inflicting frizz and puffiness. But now I begin with the diffuser and end with the Gentle Air, each of which have lower my complete hair-drying time by round 10 minutes (40 minutes now versus 50 minutes with most different hair dryers).