Hands up if you've missed your salon blowdry! Us too.
The new Panasonic Nanoe + Double Mineral Advanced Hairdryer, £179, Boots, makes some pretty impressive claims. But in a saturated market with big-hitters like the Dyson Supersonic and ghd Helios how does it stack up on those crucial hairdryer selling points such as weight, settings, extra attachments and most importantly, how well it dries the hair?
What’s so great about Panasonic’s new Nanoe + Double Mineral Advanced Hair Dryer?
There’s lots to like about this hairdryer. One of the first things you’ll notice is how incredibly light it is, which gives more maneuverability. It also means that a DIY blow-dry won’t feel like you’ve done 20 reps with a 6kg Kettlebell! Another feature we very much appreciate is the foldable handle, which makes it easy to transport and practical to store.
The dryer has four different settings – Hot mode is activated when the hairdryer is switched on. Hot & Cold mode is best used to blow-dry hair smooth when it’s about 90% dry. Scalp mode delivers moisture ions to combat scalp dryness. And finally there’s Skin mode – when hair is completely dry, switch this setting on and direct the airflow to your skin, holding the dryer 20cm away from the face. It delivers those same moisturising ions to skin. We’ve not really used this mode so can’t attest to its efficacy but the hair settings really do make a difference to the feel and texture of your strands.
Will it work on my hair type?
If you regularly blow-dry your hair, it may be worth switching to the Panasonic Nanoe+ Hairdryer. The smart temperature sensor is constantly adjusting the temperature of the airflow to prevent heat damage, which means fewer split ends and fewer trips to the salon. In fact, in trials 88% of users saw a visible improvement in split ends after 5 weeks.
The real USP with this dryer is the Nanoe™ technology, which maintains 1000 times more moisture than a regular hairdryer. It infuses these teeny-tiny water droplets into each strand, and more moisture in the hair means less frizz and more shine.
The hairdryer comes with a concentrator nozzle attachment to direct the airflow, which is very handy for drying a fringe, or adding volume at the roots. However, it lacks a diffuser, which may be a deal-breaker for naturally-curly hair. This hairdryer really comes into its own when you’re trying to achieve a smooth, bouncy blow-dry. The finish is glossy and silky-looking, and once you master the art of the perfect at-home blow-dry, you’ll save loads at the salon!
And we’re big fans of that…