The newest addition to the Lee Stafford hairdryer family is this rather nifty looking gadget – it’s called a Big Fat Pulsating Dryer and it’s supposed to create volume and dry the hair four times faster too! That was what piqued my interest – the idea I could dry my hair quickly whilst creating volume at the same time.
So the technical details; this has a 2000w motor, 2 speed settings, 3 heat settings and a cool shot function. Am I dubious about some miracle hair dryer? Aren’t all hairdryers the same? Well…I guess I was skeptical, plus, I used a crappy travel hairdryer for years because mother candy they were all the same…cue taking 45 minutes just to dry my mop. But then I discovered big fancy powerful hair dryers and never looked back!
So…firstly, the Pulsating Dryer is hot pink (it’s a Lee Stafford thing) and the head is a round engine-y looking contraption. It actually does this weird pulsing thing..it is actually like a pulsing engine alternating between a powerful blast and a gentler one. It’s a bit odd, but it works great.
All the option buttons are there, you are spoilt for choice really. I tend to blast my hair on high and hot if it’s quite wet, if I’ve let it air dry quite a lot already (which I tend to do) I have it on cooler and a lower speed and little H hates hairdryers.
I must also add, there’s a normal concentrated head with this too in case you don’t want to use the pulsing dryer attachment.
This hairdryer is actually really good! Did it dry my hair faster – YES. I would say on the higher heat I could dry a fairly wet mop in a few minutes. Did it add more volume? Undecided. I think a lot of that depends on the product you put in your hair anyway, but I will say that the pulsing head makes the air flow quite ‘even’ so instead of having your hair blasting about, getting knotty and frizzy, this keeps it nicely under control so you can concentrate the air on your root area.
Another thing I noticed with this dryer was how SMOOTH my hair looked after wards – not at all frizzy or too crazy (I usually use a hot brush to smooth it down after blasting with a dryer) but with this one, I didn’t necessarily have to use a hot brush to smooth everything down. So it is indeed, a time saver!
I have one criticism and that is the weight – it’s on the heavier side, definitely more so than my other dryers, but since it dries the hair faster, I guess it’s less of an issue than if it was heavy and slow.
All in all – recommended!
Purchase this for £32.99 from Argos and other good retailers.