Zuvi Halo review: The ‘Tesla of hair dryers’ tried and tested

Having lived with six other girls for the last three years, I was used to the trials and tribulations of bad hair.

From using shelf-stable hair care products that promised Rapunzel-like locks to the nests of hairballs that haunted the corners of every room, getting salon-perfect hair at home was no easy task until now.

Only launched in the UK in April 2022, the Zuvi Halo hair dryer has been dubbed the “Tesla of hair care” because it promises to dry hair without the use of intense heat, opting instead for patented LightCare technology. At a high price of £329, you’d expect it to live up to that nickname.

I tried out the Zuvi Halo for two weeks of washing, drying, and styling with my two flatmates to see how it performed. As we both have very different hair types – from thin, fine hair to thick, long curls – we were able to try out all the attachments thoroughly.

Design

At first glance, we were impressed by how small, and compact the hair dryer and accompanying accessories were – they were neatly tucked into their respective compartments in a sturdy white box.

Upon examining the product, we spent five minutes staring at the reflector around the central nozzle before realizing that this glass surface is where the beam is emitted for drying.

We found it impressively lightweight compared to the bulky 2-in-1 hair dryers and brushes we’ve used before. The faux leather coating on the handle gives the meeting extra grip – a helpful addition when you spend 20 minutes holding your arm in the air.

The attachments are easy to attach to the main brush thanks to magnetic snaps, and all three are as high quality as the hair dryer itself. However, the lack of information about how to use these attachments or their benefits left us needing clarification about exactly how they work.

Features

The critical point is, what is LightCare technology, and how does it improve dry hair? Zvi Halo claims that LightCare naturally dries hair, just like the sun and wind – which means no harmful heat is generated to your precious hair. The emitted infrared light does dry our hair at a much lower temperature – we can even put it near our scalp without burning it. However, due to the lower temperature, my hostess with thicker hair took longer to dry than the traditional mode.

Zvi offers four drying modes: soft, sleek, fast, and conditioning. I have naturally wavy (read curly) hair and was slightly skeptical about the hair dryer. Impressively, when I tried all four settings of the Zuvi, the light was soft and prevented the hair from being blown out, reducing the appearance of frizz.

Our favorite setting was “soft” because it reduced heat and wind power – ideal for sensitive scalps or fine hair. If you’re in a hurry, you can snap on the diffuser accessory and use the fast mode for higher heat and quicker drying.

Verdict

The Zuvi boasts some impressive credentials: one per cent more internal hair moisture, 17 per cent smoother hair and 38 per cent increase in shine compared to a normal hair dryer. Whilst the appearance of frizz was definitely reduced, it’s hard to tell if it lives up to the other claims but overall we found it to be a high quality device that is lightweight and shockingly quiet (as far as hair dryers go).

It is an expensive purchase but if you’re after an ergonomic and stylish dryer which protects your hair then it’s worth splashing out – especially if you’re a regular hair dryer user as the LightCare Technology is far kinder on your hair than traditional heat.

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