My long term hair history is root colouring and end bleaching. My hair was mid back length, fine, but lots of it with oily roots and has always felt soft with just shampoo, conditioner and serum. I shampoo and condition every second day and blow dry every time. I've used tape extensions for periods over the years as well.
For over 10 years, I've used Parlux hairdryers and the occasional GHD straighten or curl. I've used a purple shampoo, Joico conditioner and Schwarzkopf serum with consistent results
Hubby got me a Dyson Supersonic for my birthday in July 2016. Originally, I thought it was the ducks nuts. It dried quickly, was quiet and gave a good result. My original dryer started throwing errors and losing power in October 2018 so Dyson swapped it out. I've had a replacement Dyson since October.
Over time, My hair seemed to be getting shorter. It was horribly dry, snapping and breaking. My top lengths used to be 8-10 inches, now they're lucky to be 3. My once long and healthy hair is now a mess of odd lengths, thin, dull and lifeless. I truly hate my hair.
I looked at my lifestyle and started taking skin and hair support supplements. I looked into my diet and incorporated foods that would hopefully help. I blamed my colouring process. I blamed my age and change of life. I went through the expense of Olaplex treatments, Kerastase products, Brazilian keratin treatments, countless different shampoos, conditioners, treatments, oils, serums - I don't even want to think how many thousands of dollars I've spent. Nothing worked. My hair never felt or looked good.
Some days, I'd be drying my hair with the Dyson and quality round brushes and the sections would almost be sticking out sideways in a clump - my hair was that dead.
The Dyson Air Styler came out, so I purchased and started using that. There was no improvement in my hair.
I kept blaming myself.
I had gone through every process of elimination I could and as a last resort, decided to put down the Dysons and go back to my 7 year old Parlux.
After the first use, my hair felt softer and looked better. It wasn't a life changer but it was great to dry my hair and not have to drown my hair in serum to stop it clumping. For the first time in years, I didn't hate my hair. I've continued with the Parlux and am getting similar improvements every time. I have more shine, more soft movement and definitely less snapping - I can wear black again.
I understand that the Dyson is amazing for some people but for my fine hair, it has completely destroyed it and I'm looking at years for it to be anywhere near the level of health and length it used to be.