Let's get serious for a second. When it comes to the best hair dryers, how much is too much? Technological advances in the area of haircare mean that your usual run-of-the-mill dryer might not cut it anymore. The latest features include ionic technology, noise reduction and compounded ceramics, and that's just the start, design and function are a whole other (very alluring) beast.
Such advances are usually accompanied by a hefty price tag - and we mean hefty. We only need to mention the Dyson Supersonic hairdryer to know that sometimes bigger means better. And, when you consider the bang you get for your buck, things start making sense.
Enter the new kid on the block: the Zuvi Halo Hair Dryer.
Priced at a cool £329, this tool gives the humble hair dryer a run for its money (literally). We've seen loads of fans rave about the hair dryer for its sleek design and easy use - but, is it really worth it? We investigate below.
Here it is: the Zuvi Halo Hair Dryer. One of the most raved-about hair dryers on the market,
- Patented LightCare technology for hair moisture protection
- Easy to use
- Multiple attachments
- Only available to buy from limited retailers
So, How Does The Zuvi Halo Hair Dryer Work?
Taking inspiration from the natural process of water evaporation via sunshine and wind, Zuvi has developed its patented LightCare system which accelerates this natural occurrence in wet hair - all without the use of extremely hot air that comes hand in hand with traditional dryers or viral favourites like the Revlon One Step hair dryer (a fan favourite for good reason).
Running in tandem with that, the brand's LightCare™ uses light and cooler air to dry hair with speed and comfort. It gets better. The use of infrared light energy maps hair and can precisely dry the water on the hair surface, while leaving the internal cortex healthier, with 109% more hydration compared to using overheated air from traditional hair dryers. This is seriously clever science at its finest, in my humble opinion.
The LightCare tech allows for drying at low temperatures of 44°C, rather than 70°C which is shockingly the average temperature of traditional dryers. The rise of hair skinification has taught us that good hair starts with a healthy scalp and Zuvi has paid attention by ensuring that the scalp remains cooler and comfortable throughout the drying process.
What Are The Results Like With The Zuvi Halo?
Quite like our skin, hydration is key to hair health. With overheating comes breakage and split ends, so it is important that the core of the hair retains natural levels of moisture, this will help to retain its strength and structure. Thanks to its patented technology, the Zuvi Halo Hair Dryer increases internal moisture by 109%.
There are also improvements in hair smoothness, shine, strength and colour retention, so if you're looking for a 'do that's as smooth as Kate Middleton's blow dry, this might be the one for you. Its work on coloured hair is perhaps the most impressive. During its lab trial, the Halo provided longer-lasting colour as its cool temperatures slowed colour loss.
Customer reviews rave about its brilliance. One customer writes, "This is the hair dryer of your dreams." High praise. They continue, "Easy to handle, fast drying function works excellent. Style mode or soft mode works perfectly. I am so glad I made this purchase. After drying my hair is shiny and soft."
Another customer writes "I’ve been using the Zuvi for about a month and it drys hair just as quickly without the extra heat. My hair is much softer and breakage is way less although I think you have breakage with any dryer. I’m growing my hair out and want to keep it healthy. This was the main reason for switching and so far I’m very happy I purchased."
What's Included In The Zuvi Halo Box?
The barrel itself features five different modes: Care, Soft, Fast, Style and Cool, and each mode caters to different requirements. For instance, if you have a sensitive scalp or want to dry your child's hair, opt for the soft mode.
Then comes the accessories, which include Styling Concentrator, Diffuser and Gentle Air Attachment. Again, each will help you to achieve the desired finish, curly hair types will love the Diffuser, while those who fancy a straight finish should use the Style mode and Styling Concentrator head.
It's light, innovative and sustainable (it uses 60% less energy than your old hair dryer) and is certainly set to shake up the hair-drying game.