I wasn't looking for a new hairdryer. I never gave the quality of hairdryers a second thought. Then my gym put the GHD Airs in the changing rooms.
I couldn't quite work out what was happening to start with. I didn't even notice they were new. In my usual rush at lunchtime, I would blast my hair to get the worst of the dampness off, then head back to work. Never spent more than five minutes. And my hair would still be wet.
Suddenly, my hair was practically dry. And felt oddly soft and smooth. This is not normal.
I wondered if they'd changed the shampoo in the showers. But it still smelt the same and was still pretty rubbish to be fair.
Then I noticed that the hairdryers were new. I realised that when I used the GHD Airs, my hair would be almost dry in five minutes, but when I used one of the other dryers, it was still pretty wet.
Then a quick google revealed that the GHD Air uses some kind of magic (or maybe science) to dry the hair twice as fast.
So then I had to buy one.
And now, I can dry my hair twice as fast at home too! It's rather odd for me to have smooth, soft dry hair when I leave the house. OK, so it then gets jammed under a cycle helmet, but it's good to know that I COULD look vaguely presentable if necessary.
So, believe the hype. It does actually do what it says it will. I just feel sorry for my old hairdryer. It hadn't done anything wrong.