In my bathroom, both space and time (especially in the morning) are at a premium. I may not have yet reached Carrie Bradshaw levels of stashing sweaters in my oven, but using the toilet seat as extra counter space for beauty products while I’m getting ready? Been there, done that—on a regular basis.
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So, having products that are compact is a big priority for me when it comes to picking out hair tools. The downside, however, is that compact usually tends to mean weaker performance, so while travel-sized gadgets might help with the clutter situation, they don’t do much for me in terms of minimizing the amount of time I have to spend wrestling with them to get the look I want. This all changed, however, when I was introduced to the Bio Ionic 10x Ultralight Speed Dryer, a professional-grade dryer that is as sleek and lightweight as it is strong.
The “10” in the dryer’s name refers both to the amount of time it takes to dry hair (10 minutes), as well as how long the patented super-powered motor is guaranteed to last (10 years). The barrel is infused with natural volcanic rock minerals, which emit negative ions that help push water molecules into the hair, resulting in more hydration and a glossier finish. Indeed, even after one use my hair looked noticeably sleeker and less frizzy than usual.
But, what really makes this dryer a keeper is the speed and ease of use. The tool weighs less than a pound, making executing the “point the nozzle down” technique all the pros recommend so much easier. It also does dry hair in a remarkably shorter time and the ribbed nozzle fit rights up against a round of flat brush and emits a super satisfying “swish” noise that just sounds like water being suctioned out of wet hair.
Six minutes later, hair is shiny, bouncy and styled to perfection.