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It's everywhere on social media and has over 328,000 five-star reviews, but is it worth the hype?
This week on GLAMOUR Tries, GLAMOUR's beauty editor Lottie Winter decided to give Zuvi's Halo hairdryer a whirl, because after being coined the “Tesla of haircare”, how could we not?
The hairdryer promises to redefine your daily drying routine, with patented next-generation technology – inspired by the sun (!) – which aims to use 60% less energy than traditional dryers.
“So normal hair dryers will use hot air to dry your hair. This uses hot air as well as a whole spectrum of light to mimic how the sun would dry your hair naturally if you left it to air dry,” Lottie said. There are actually more than 100 global patents attached to this thing, but this light-centred energy-efficient technology which replicates the sun’s natural rays is by far the star of the show.
Any further promises? It retains 109% more internal hair moisture than traditional hair dryers, holds hair dye for 57% longer, results in 17% smoother hair, leads to hair being 9% stronger and enhances shine 38% after use. No mean feat. So, what happened when we gave it a test drive (sorry)?
“It comes with three different attachments. A precision styling nozzle which is what I'm going to be using, a diffuser which is fantastic for curly hair and this gentle attachment which diffuses air.
"I've prepped my hair with heat protectant and here we go. I am just going to rough dry it first.
"That was very fast! Almost very fast - I wasn't expecting it. I think I've gone too dry in patches. But yes, impressed so far. Now for the precision nozzle…
"That was super quick. Like, really really impressive. Another thing is: normally when I dry my hair, it's so frizzy afterwards. Here, while it still has quite a lot of volume, it's no where near as frizzy.
“Price wise, it's £329. So, huge investment, but I do think it deserves its nickname as the Tesla of haircare."
We've never contoured our chins like this before.
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