If you're strapped for cash, this is a bargain buy. No frills and not for frizz but does the job for a quick & cheap pre-work blast.
Sadly this little bargain is no longer available since Tesco got rid of their ‘Tesco Direct’ section of the business. Try the Remington hairdryer at £13? Or the slightly more grown-up 5* Remington Turbo version at £22.
A quick click on the Tesco Direct website and I’d bought a hair dryer for a tenner.
I wasn’t expecting much to be honest – it said it had reasonable power (2000W ) and enough controls to keep me from burning my ears if the heat got too much. Beyond that, I wasn’t too bothered about extra features, and to be honest at that cheap price just needed some hot air to come out fast.
2 years on, it’s still going strong, dries my barnet quickly and the cord stretches to the mirror – essential as I’m short on plug sockets in the bedroom and naturally want to see how gorgeous I look on 6 hours sleep (if I’m lucky).
So what’s the spec?
Well – 2000W power (or 2200W according to Tesco’s website – sort it out). This works for me but isn’t as powerful as more expensive dryers and not great if you’ve got long or thicker hair.
3 speed settings and 2 heat settings plus the cool button which apparently is important but I don’t personally bother with – just as well as it’s not technically at a temperature I’d call ‘cool’.
It’s black. That’s about as much as I can say about appearance – sorry Advisor team – can’t say much more than that about appearance. It’s ok – definitely not the Ferrari of the hair drying world, more of a Skoda.
Nozzle attachment fitting is a bit loose and the wife says it’s too wide for a sleek blow-dry.
But it’s a TENNER! And it’s still doing the basic job in hand – drying my mop with no fuss and no frills – ultimately fine by me.