A “Dryer” Day

Over the past few weeks, I have seen an advertisement for a particular hair dryer on blogs:

The dryer promises to dry your hair 35% faster. (With very fine print that says “than the top-selling hair dryer.”) However, I was game to try it.

My hair takes forever to dry. Before purchasing this dryer, I would estimate about 12-15 minutes. Notice, I said “before purchasing.”

My old dryer was still working, but it has so much dust in it that I am unable to remove, I figured it was going to be a potential fire hazard any day. (At least this was my justification for a new dryer.)

I will admit, I was dying to know if I could really shave minutes off my hair drying time.

So I decided to conduct an experiment. The two dryers would go head to head. Please note, this was very scientific and conducted using the timer on my cell phone.

New Dryer, Day 1:

First, the new dryer has a TON of force behind it. I am not kidding that when I am done, I have to brush my hair because it is windblown. Lots of force. It is also not nearly as hot as my Conair.

Total drying time: 8 minutes, 2 seconds.

Old Dryer, Day 2:

My old dryer puts out quite a bit more heat, and after two days of not using it, I for sure thought this was going to be the drying time loser. The lack of force was almost painful. The Conair also has a great feature – the cord goes up into the handle and the handle folds for easy storing. Love this and it is not available on the new dryer.

Total drying time: 8 minutes, 30 seconds.

So, folks, not a distinguishable difference.

I would recommend the Goody Flash Dry for someone looking for a new dryer. It was about $37 at Target, so you likely could do better on price for the same drying time, but overall I like it.

This is not a sponsored post, but I would gladly take any reimbursement for the new dryer!


  1. haha.. I love the "this is very scientific and conducted using the time on my cell phone." :) Good review and good to know! I hate blow drying! And I hate it more when I need to roundbrush it. That's one reason I'm thinking of growing it out again.. When it's short, it's a little more work to not look completely and totally flat.

  2. This post made me laugh cause I can totally picture you doing this!!! Love ya Katie!!!


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