Review: Shark’s SpeedStyle Dryer dries my hair in 10 minutes

My world has changed!

The Shark brand has been trending on social media and gaining more and more popularity over recent years…

The main topic of conversation has been their hair styling tools that have gone viral on TikTok and other social media platforms; one tool being Shark’s FlexStyle Air Styling & Drying System.

However, amidst all that discussion, it appears people have overlooked Shark’s other hair-drying tool, the SpeedStyle RapidGloss Finisher & High-Velocity Dryer.

Shark’s SpeedStyle Dryer promises to take your hair from wet to dry ultra-fast with no heat damage. If there are two things a hair dryer should do – that’s it, and so, I put it to the test. 

Shark’s SpeedStyle Dryer Review: Verdict

Our rating: 9/10

Why: When it comes to hair dryers, Shark’s SpeedStyle Dryer ticked all my boxes. It’s good at what it does, PLUS it is far more versatile than a normal store-bought hair dryer. The two main things I am most amazed about are just how quickly it can dry my hair, and how much healthier my hair has been since using it. The only reason a point has been knocked off is that I was hoping for more of a blow-out look to result from using the Express Touchup Brush.

Read on for my full Shark SpeedStyle Dryer review.

What’s so special about the Shark SpeedStyle Dryer?

If you’re going to purchase the Shark SpeedStyle Dryer for one reason and one reason only, let it be for how fast it gets the job done! Despite being blown away by this alone, there are various other key features that need to be mentioned:

  • It’s super lightweight! The hair dryer alone weighs only 750g. 
  • It has FIVE separate attachments for various styling needs. 
  • It doesn’t damage your hair. The device constantly checks and regulates the temperature to ensure it never NEVER reaches heat-damaging temperatures of 150 degrees. 
  • Three heat and airflow settings.
  • Leaves with visibly healthier-looking hair – and less frizz!
  • Works well for all hair types. 
  • Includes a storage bag perfect for travelling. 
  • 2-year warranty. 
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What does the Shark SpeedStyle Dryer come with?

As mentioned, the Shark SpeedStyle Dryer has five separate attachments, on top of the dryer itself: 

RapidGloss Finisher: This attachment is designed to smooth away your flyaways and add a glossy finish to your hair. 

QuickSmooth Brush: The QuickSmooth brush is best for drying, straightening, and volumising your hair all at once. This attachment also allows you to tame any wayward bends in your hair or unwanted waves and cowlicks.

Turbo Concentrator: The Turbo Concentrator is made to quickly smooth your hair.

Express Touchup Brush: This rotating attachment both drys and smooths wayward ends. It is best for those with layers or fringes and want extra curl. 

DefrizzFast Diffuser: The DefrizzFast Diffuser is a much-needed attachment for anyone with curly or wavy hair. This attachment helps you to define your natural curls and dries your hair fast from roots to ends.

The results after using the RapidGloss Finisher (Image 1) and the Express Touchup Brush (Image 2).

Results: Is the Shark SpeedStyle Dryer worth it?

Since using the Shark SpeedStyle Dryer, I can confidently say my hair is visibly healthier, less frizzy, and all-in-all, in a much better condition than it was. I am a person who always feared using too much heat on my hair and was constantly forgetting to use a heat protectant; at one point, I even tried to start air-drying my hair… but that didn’t do me any favours either. 

I never understood why people would purchase a hair dryer for more than $50, until now. 

One thing I was hoping for from the Express Touchup Brush attachment was the ability to achieve a blowout look easily. The attachment can be rotated as you dry your hair and therefore I expected the results to be similar to the way my hair would look if I attempted a blowout with a regular hair dryer and round brush, however, this was not the case. Perhaps with more practice, this look could be achieved – it is simply not as easy as I had hoped. However, by using this attachment, I was able to achieve a cute flick at the end of my hair (shown in Image 2 above) which I loved!

All that being said, most people wouldn’t even consider spending upwards of $500 when purchasing a hair dryer, and neither would I. As amazing as this product is, I cannot say I would purchase the device at its retail price. However, that is why you’re in luck as the Shark SpeedStyle Dryer is currently on sale for $249.99 on their website!

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What do others have to say about it?

The Shark SpeedStyle Dryer has a 4.7-star rating on their website with the common word used by reviewers to describe the product being “amazing.” 

“I have thick hair and it can take me up to an hour to dry and style it. I was home and dry within 15 minutes which is a record for me!” one reviewer wrote.

“I was amazed by how it made my hair look healthy and how user-friendly it was for someone who does not have any hairstyling experience,” another said.

Would we buy the Shark SpeedStyle again?

YES! If your hair gets oily quickly like mine, this is a great purchase! Since using the Shark SpeedStyle I have been able to wash and style my hair confidently in the mornings with no worry about time. I have also stopped stressing about heat damage and my hair is visibly less frizzy… what more could you want? 

Where can I buy  Shark’s SpeedStyle Rapid Gloss Finisher & High-Velocity Dryer?

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Is the Shark SpeedStyle Dryer any good?

In summary? Yes. Despite being slightly on the more expensive side in the world of hair dryers, it is worth every penny. This is by far the best hair dryer I have owned, though I usually don’t spend above $100… that being said, now that I have experienced just how much of a difference it makes, I will never go back. 

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