Remember the days when your beauty routine was as simple as 1,2,3? We’ve come a long way since then, particularly when technology has become an indispensable part of everyday life.
Setting up your hair made easy with tech. You will never have a bad hair day!
We live in a world that, let’s be honest, pays an awful lot of attention to appearances. In an age where smartphones do the menial tasks of paying bills, buying groceries or even reminding us to drink water, it’s no surprise that the beauty industry has taken precedence, and we cannot imagine a blow dry-free existence. Today, it’s pretty much a widely-accepted fact that we rely heavily on technology to achieve almost everything. Does it really surprise you that those “effortless” Instagramworthy photographs actually take a whole lot of work to achieve? But the question is, how much are we really willing to invest in the grand scheme of things?
IT’S A BLOWOUT!
There’s no doubt that the world of beauty has seen great technological advancements. From laser hair removal to blow-dry bars that are all the rage, the beauty industry has most certainly taken over technology. Fortunately, styling tools – blow dryers, curling irons, flat irons, etc. – have come a long way from what we’ve been used to. The simple high and low heat modes have been replaced with every functional detail, not only keeping the overall use of the product in mind but safety and heat damage, too. Let’s not forget the design! After all, it is all about appearances. But, it all boils down to the next best thing. And when it comes to tech, you can expect a few innovations and upgrades every few months.
But if you think that the industry only caters to the ever-changing tastes of women, think again. There are styling tools that come with the same motors used in your cut-and-dry male midlife
crisis convertible. Yes, the Ferrari dryer does exist! But unlike the conventional tools that can routinely damage the hair, styling gizmos today lay emphasis on intelligent products that pay attention to your tresses but more importantly, styling time, ease of use and convenience – ideal for your daily beauty routine. Take the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer, for instance. UK’s leading technology company introduced this revolutionary styling tool as a means to not only protect your hair from extreme heat damage, but also as a rather stylishly-compact product that is easy to handle. The hair dryer uses a fast and focused airflow, which ensures quick drying. It is engineered for balance in the hand, is quiet, and intelligently controls the temperature to help protect your hair. Powered by the patented Dyson digital motor V9, this dryer features possibly one of the smallest, lightest, and most advanced digital motors in the market today. And unlike many conventional hair dryers that position the motor in the head of the machine, Dyson’s is small enough to be positioned in the handle. But if that’s not enough to make you want to go out and buy it, it does help to know that with the Supersonic, even the most frizzy and unruly hair can be spun into silk, no matter which styling product you use.
There’s certainly no dearth of flat irons or straighteners available in the market. Besides, a straightening tool is a relative bargain when you factor in the frequency of use. But, bargain or not, this doesn’t necessarily mean that the technology involved isn’t impressive. Now the question remains, which one should you buy?
Straighteners today make use of ceramic plates to condition the hair strands and reduce the damage older models would have otherwise caused. Moreover, straighteners today allow for more control, further reducing the damage you’d cause by way of pulling out strands. The intuitive technology in straightening irons today, have definitely taken things up a notch. There are some that automatically reduce the heat if left untouched after a few minutes, while still some shut off completely after a preset amount of time, say 30 or 45 minutes of prolonged use. But, straightening tools don’t only come in the form of tongs or irons. Hair brushes, too, render that straight effect, and they’re as simple as a routine comb through. The Dafni is one such straightening tool, and in all honesty, a popular go-to choice amongst the lazy lot. The superconvenient straightening brush by Tressmart revolutionised the phenomena of dress and dash. Think about it: it takes minutes instead of hours; it allows a much larger volume of hair to be straightened at one go, as compared to a regular hair straightener; the brush-shaped design makes it much more intuitive and user friendly than conventional tongs; it maintains a constant hair-safe temperature that also ensures that hair is straightened but not flattened, leaving your hair looking straighter, but fuller too!
Right off the bat, my skill level in the hair styling department is medium at best. That’s enough to say that I want things easy. Besides, who really has the time to do their hair, especially when they’re running to beat that peak-hour traffic? Moreover, styling my own hair, particularly blow drying it, is something I seldom attempt because it’s always been a lengthy and minimally-rewarding process. The 30-odd minute style time, that leaves me with extremely tired arms, is all in vain the moment I step out in the humidity. But, I was pleasantly surprised by the Dyson Supersonic. What would usually take me at least half an hour, took me 15 minutes. But the best part? The effect lasted an entire day and I loved the way my hair felt after the blowout. While I do prefer the straight look, I did experiment with the different dryer heads for beach waves, blast dries and just the effortless natural waves or ‘out-of-bed look’. If I did have to opt for a hairdryer, I wouldn’t look further than the Supersonic.
However, while the styling tools were obviously different, I tend to seek the same final result – straight hair. And what took Dyson 15 minutes, took Dafni five. Needless to say, with Dafni, my beauty routine was literally as easy as 1,2,3!
The Dyson Supersonic’s price tag
(`25,700) is high – it’s definitely worth the investment when it leaves your hair looking and feeling good. Dafni, is perhaps on the slightly more affordable side at
`15,999, though it’s still not as competitively priced as compared to other straightening brushes currently in the market. And while there’s no direct comparison between the two styling tools, my go-to choice for a styling tool would be Dafni for its sheer ease of use.