Vidal Sassoon Shine Envy 2000W Hair Dryer

Vidal Sassoon Shine Envy Hair Dryer - £49.99 now £39.99, Argos*

I've never had an amazing hair dryer so I'm really not sure how to compare but before this, I also had a Vidal Sassoon white hair dryer which I got in TKMaxx a few years ago. So when I was contacted and asked if I would like to try out the Shine Envy range, I thought I would see how this hair dryer compared to my old one and more importantly, what it is really like!

Key features?
  • 'Ionic conditioning' locks in moisture to keep hair healthy and frizz-free - I'm not sure on this claim. It did lock in moisture but I can't say that it made my hair any healthier or frizz-free. The ionic or 'ion dial' feature is at the back of the hair dryer, but I honestly have no idea what use it has.
  • 2 speed and 2 temperature settings - I found that two settings is just not really enough. I realistically would like more for better results. The dryer only really goes slow or really fast and could do with a something in between. Also, the placing of the buttons is really odd. Every time I try to switch the dryer off, I found myself hitting the other settings.
  • Hanging loop for easy storage - I like this concept, but I have absolutely no where to hang the hairdryer! Think it would be better to have some sort of clip or feature to bundle the wire together when not in use. 
  • Concentrator nozzle for controlled styling - I wouldn't buy a hairdryer without this as its so important! The nozzle never fell off during styling and is a good size.
  • Shine Envy orange colour - Inspired from the fashion world, they've used an orange colour which was a key autumn/winter shade. Unfortunately, I don't really like this and would just prefer black, maybe even matte black with glitter would be pretty!
Final thoughts?

I'll be honest, it's a good hairdryer but its nothing special. I think I would be disappointed if I had paid close to £50 for it. The cord is long and overall, its lightweight to use. However, the results didn't give me any 'wow' factor. I would recommend this for a younger audience or someone with short hair. For someone like me with thick curly hair, I need more from a hair dryer. If you would like to see the dryer in use, its in my recent video on 'creating celeb curls' which you can watch here.

What do you think? Do you own this one?
It's on offer with £10 off at Argos for £39.99.
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  1. Great post I love the colour of the hair dryer :) x

  2. great post, i don't really use hairdryers as i just let my hair dry naturally. im not fond of the orange colour either xxx