I am sure I am not alone in hating the tedious process of using a hair dryer to dry my hair. Especially if, like myself, you have any form of condition/illness that makes it very difficult, tiring and/or even impossible to hold a heavy, bulky hair dryer. Plus, I have long, thick hair as well, which makes the whole process even longer. Well, I’m here today to tell you about a new innovative lightweight ionic hair dryer!
ghd’s co-founder Gary Douglas wanted to provide something better with his new brand, so he created Hail Your Hair, a lightweight ionic hair dryer, which eliminates the hassles associated with traditional hair dryers. No more noise, clunkiness, inefficiency and heaviness – it’s all about convenience now!
Douglas has revolutionized the hair styling world with the introduction of the ionic Hail Your Hair Dryer!
Hail Your Hair was founded in 2022 by Gary Douglas and Sarah Van Zelst. It’s a great tool for protecting your hair while giving you salon-quality results. It is known among professionals for its lightweight, quiet and powerful performance, all at an affordable price!
Plus, the Hail Your Hair Dryer offers an amazing value for only £149.99 which is 25-30% less than similar dryers in the market. Plus, with their online-only sales model, there’s no need to pay third-party distributor fees so prices remain affordable!
“From 25 years in the hair and beauty sector, I knew that there was technology around to allow us to design better-performing dryers while delivering more value for customers,” says Douglas.
“People ask ‘why are hair tools so expensive?’ – and it’s just profiteering,” Douglas explains. “We thought we’d cut the layers of distribution out and just sell at a reasonable price.”
Hail Your Hair Dryer Features
The Hail Your Hair Dryer is a revolutionary product thanks to its strong, efficient & super-quiet brushless motor. At 79 decibels, it’s 20% quieter than other hair dryers. I was really surprised by how quiet it is. Such a pleasant change from my previous hair dryer – I couldn’t even hear myself think during the occasions that I used my old hair dryer.
The Hail Your Hair Dryer has:
- Has a 110k rpm high-speed brushless motor (five times speedier than a general AC/DC motor).
- Variable heat control – three heat settings and three power settings.
- The motor has a long life of 1,000 hours to be precise; the general life of an AC/DC motor averages around 300 hours.
- It has a clean dust function to prolong the life of the hairdryer and diffuser
An ergonomically designed airflow system is the key to healthy hair. This lightweight ionic hair dryer design reduces damage from heat and promotes drying with wind speed, helping to keep the proteins in your hair intact and giving you beautiful, strong locks!
My Experience Using the Hail Your Hair Dryer
I haven’t used a hair dryer in such a long time; I’m talking years not months! I have osteoarthritis so all my joints are painful and I don’t have the range of movement that I used to. Along with that I also have degenerative disc disease which also impacts my shoulders and arms. So it has just been too painful to hold a generic hair dryer, especially for the length of time my hair takes to dry. Instead of using a hair dryer, I have just been letting my hair air dry. Let me tell you, I could have damp hair before bed and it would STILL be damp the next morning.
I know air drying is beneficial to my hair but sometimes it’s a little inconvenient. Those are the times when I wished I could use a hair dryer. So, when I heard about the Hail Your Hair Dryer I just had to try it.
When it arrived and I took it out of its lovely black dust pouch I was shocked at how small and light it was. It was almost like holding nothing; no real weight to it at all. The dryer actually weighs only 540g, with the motor weighing only 70g of that. I actually had the biggest grin on my face because there was a very real possibility of being able to dry my hair with a hair dryer! Of course, that got me even more eager to try it. Sounds silly but unless you know the physical struggles of not being able to use one, I doubt you would understand what it meant to me. Of course, due to it being so lightweight, it is also the perfect dryer to take when you travel.
I was also happy to see that included in a separate dust pouch were two attachments, a nozzle and also a diffuser.
The diffuser attachment made me really happy for two reasons! Firstly, not all hair dryers come with a diffuser attachment. Secondly, when I lost my hair through medications back in 2017 my hair grew back wavy. It was dead straight before it all fell out. So, when I air dry it at the moment, well, it tends to look a little fluffy/frizzy until I do something with it – most times I don’t bother haha!
Lock Your Settings
The Hail Your Hair Dryer is designed to keep your chosen temperature and strength of power at the same level throughout styling. To lock your hair dryer, simply press & hold both the On/Off button and temperature button at the same time. Struggling to unlock your hairdryer? Simply press the On/Off and temperature button simultaneously and the lights on your device will flash, showing that you’ve unlocked your settings. It’s that easy!
Long Power Cord
Another thing that I loved about this hair dryer is that it has a 3-metre long cord, so I am not limited on where I can plug it in. It’s a soft, very flexible cord so it moves really easily as you move the hair dryer around.
Oh, and did I mention it is self-cleaning? Well, it is! It’s recommended to use the hair dryer several times before using the self-cleaning function for the first time.
Using the Hail Your Hair Dryer for the First Time
Naturally, I have to mention again how light this dryer is to hold. Turning it on I couldn’t get over how quiet it is compared to other hair dryers I have owned. There are several power & heat settings and also a button for cool air.
It’s so powerful too! I managed to dry my hair in a third of the time it would usually take me. Plus, my hair looked and felt a lot smoother than it usually would. I used the nozzle attachment on one side of my hair and then I used the diffuser on the other side. Both attachments dried my hair equally well but the diffuser helped give my hair volume and also some wave definition. I think I need to invest in some wavy/curly hair products now to help even more.
Even more impressive is that I wasn’t in pain whilst using the hair dryer! Obviously, I still don’t have as much range of movement but it didn’t seem to impede the drying of my hair at all. My wrists only started to ache a little by the end of drying my hair. Usually, they’d be so painful after a few minutes that I would have to give up.
So, for anyone whose wrists usually suffer from holding a hair dryer for so long, I’d definitely recommend Hail Your Hair Dryer. Besides that though I would recommend it to anyone looking for a new ionic lightweight hair dryer.
My Final Thoughts on the Hail Your Hair Dryer
I had high hopes for the Hail Your Hair Dryer and it did not disappoint. The lightweight design is truly easier to hold and move around, especially with the 3-meter-long soft cord. It has lots of options for power and heat and of course the cold air shot button too – great for helping set volume and hold your hair in place. Hair feels and looks so much healthier and smoother than air drying or when using a traditional dryer.
I honestly cannot fault the Hail Your Hair Dryer at all and whilst £149.99 is still a lot of money, this hair dryer is definitely worth the investment. Plus, it’s also considerably cheaper than other dryers in the same market.
Where to Purchase
The Hail Your Hair Dryer is sold exclusively online – that’s how they manage to sell it for 25% – 30% less than similar products. You can purchase yours here: www.hailyourhair.co.uk