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AIBU to spend £300 on a hairdryer!?

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lalaland1985 Fri 22-Jul-16 20:49:19

I am lusting over the dyson hairdryer. I do have long hair that I have to wash and blow dry daily so if i calculated it as cost per use im sure its economical! (can you tell im trying to convince myself)

Has anyone bought one? Is it worth the extra money? Will i notice a huge difference from my babyliss one? Its my birthday soon and i keep leaving the page open on the John Lewis website for DH to see!

janethegirl2 Fri 22-Jul-16 20:52:12

I'm probably the last person to advise you but I like a 3kw fan heater for drying my hair in a hurry. Otherwise I let it air dry.

Babynamechange Fri 22-Jul-16 21:00:05

My hairdresser friend has one and says that it's worth the money on lightness alone. She says it's great, brilliant, perfect! Personally I can't imagine buying one unless I win the lottery smile

BeaArthursUnderpants Fri 22-Jul-16 21:03:29

It gets very mixed reviews, OP. Most say it's a good hairdryer but not worth the money, and that there are very good high-end hairdryers out there in the £100 range that are just as good if not better.

swelchphr Fri 22-Jul-16 21:04:02

Wowsa! Have you actually tried one? Too much for me, but if you have the money and want to spurge, go for it. You'll have to come back to tell us how it goes.

FuckJeffGoldblumMan Fri 22-Jul-16 21:04:56

There's a review on one in style and beauty. A poster bought one just to see what they were like

lalaland1985 Fri 22-Jul-16 21:09:26

Ill go search for the review. They seem to be positive on boots and John Lewis. I do know its a bit ridiculous but i WANT IT! I wish I could try before i buy.

FeliciaJollygoodfellow Fri 22-Jul-16 21:35:39

I want one too.

Plus, you know blokes can put their dick in it? wink

(I saw this on Facebook originally which had a lot more funny comments!)

AmberNectarine Fri 22-Jul-16 21:39:21

I am intrigued but I have short, fine hair, so I can't see it adding that much value to my life. My 11yo revlon does the job in 5 mins.

EatsShitAndLeaves Fri 22-Jul-16 21:46:49

Hi OP <<waves>>

I wrote the review in S&B.

I'm a few weeks in and I still love it. I have noticed as I have used it more that the condition of my hair seems to be improving as its not getting fried by being over heated.

I have long thick hair and it really does reduce drying time. For anyone with short hair I'm not convinced you would get the benefit.

It is beautifully engineered and really does exude quality.

Ultimately the truth is even a £20 hairdryer will dry your hair. It is a total luxury item. However if you have the cash to splash then I think you will really enjoy using it.

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GipsyDanger Fri 22-Jul-16 21:52:47

I want one to!!! Every youtuber I watch has got one and says it's brilliant. Xmas present maybe?

EatsShitAndLeaves Fri 22-Jul-16 21:53:27

Review: Dyson Supersonic vs Parlux 3200 Compact

The review is here.

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lalaland1985 Fri 22-Jul-16 21:57:34

Thank you EatsShitandLeaves. I searched for it and found it. You even have the colour I want too. I have hair that goes down past my bra strap so I think it will be worth it.

AmberNectarine Fri 22-Jul-16 22:04:11

I think if you have long, thick hair then it could make a material difference to your life. I, at best, could probably save 2 minutes every other day, which, on balance, isn't worth £300.

Might get a parlux when mine dies though.

bigkidsdidit Fri 22-Jul-16 22:05:40

Aren't there hair dryers for £100 ish that promise shiny hair - does the dyson promise that? I'm in the market for a new one.

FrancesNiadova Fri 22-Jul-16 22:08:14

How's about buying a very nice hairdryer for £80 & donating the other £220 to Save the Children?

caroldecker Fri 22-Jul-16 22:11:02

Based on eats review, I worked out an hour a week saving, so 50 hours a year - therefore £4 an hour over a £100 dryer in one year alone, £2 an hour over 2 years - therefore a good investment

EatsShitAndLeaves Fri 22-Jul-16 22:16:54

Frances - I got a similar post on my thread and I'm not (sadly) surprised to see another similar one here. My response then was as follows as it is to you:


I've been totally honest that it's an indulgence. So what's your point? That every "spare" penny everyone has should go to WA or any other charity?

Should I not go on holiday abroad and stay in the UK? Buy one makeup brand over another? Buy a fiesta rather than the sports car I have?

Yes - I'm very fortunate to have a good career - but I'm damn sure I have worked hard for it and continue to do so.

I also contribute £35 via DD each month to various charities of my choosing - so I don't actually feel like your moral indignation is that well founded tbh - apart from having a cheap and highly predicable shot.

It's MN FFS - it doesn't come with caveats like "don't post if your income is above X"  it's just the worst type of reverse snobbery.

bigkidsdidit Fri 22-Jul-16 22:22:05

I hope you never have a takeaway but instead cook at home and donate the money

Never buy an iPad or a computer when you could go to the library and donate the money

Don't drive a car when you could get the bus and donate all that money

Those sort of posts drive me mad. It's only ever things women buy that are subject to them - no one says it on computer or car threads.

Anyway. I am sorely tempted by this.

lalaland1985 Fri 22-Jul-16 22:23:13

Also i work with save the children regularly. The amount of money they waste is ridiculous. Did you know it costs the local authority £4500 a week to place a child with one of their carers. Over my dead body will I give them £220. angry

Plus I really want the hairdryer!

EatsShitAndLeaves Fri 22-Jul-16 22:25:18

Sorry to respond on your behalf OP but the hypocrisy of that type of comment gets my goat.

I can suggest with a high degree of certainty that people posting snide comments like that don't do their week shop and buy value beans rather than Heinz and save up the 20p saved to to charity. Nor do they buy a house/car with the attitude of I can afford X but Y will good enough and enable me to send the money to charity hmm.

Aeroflotgirl Fri 22-Jul-16 22:27:09

I would love one, but don't think dh would forgive me if I raided the savings for a hairdryer. I would love a Dyson fan 😃

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