CROWDFUNDING REVIEW – I’m not into styling my hair. For me, I comb it and hope it’s not messed up. This is even more true during the pandemic since I’m not going into an office with other people. There are times I need to dry my hair, and the idea of a hair dryer without a pesky cord sounded kind of interesting. Let’s see how the Lylux cordless, bladeless hair dryer measures up?
What is it?
The Lylux is a cordless and bladeless hair dryer that comes with an upright tabletop charging station.
What’s in the box?
I wasn’t sure what a “Ternary” battery was, but it’s a lithium-ion battery variant (uses slightly different internal chemistry). I also weighed and measured the hair dryer by itself (no charger, no attachment).
The “head” is pretty compact at 5″ long. Reminds me of some of those travel-size hair dryers.
Design and features
Unscrew the end and you’ll find a removable mesh filter. Watch the wires as you reassemble the end. The business end of the Lylux doesn’t reveal any secrets to what’s going on inside, unlike a traditional hair dryer. It’s mostly covered up.
I’m no hair stylist, so I ran some mechanical tests instead.
The first thing that struck me was how different this sounded. The Lylux is called a “bladeless” hair dryer. It must use some kind of motor and fan mechanism, but it sure sounds different. Take a listen to this clip.
I found the Lylux pushed out a surprising volume of air. For something cordless and this small, color me impressed. However, when it comes to heat, the Lylux conserves energy by keeping things mild. The specs say it maintains a 104F temperature, so I ran a little test.
I set up a dummy head with a cap, and blew the Lylux and a regular hair dryer at the highest settings. With an ambient room temperature of 66F, the corded hair dryer blew out air at 176F, and the Lylux at a moderate 86F. Not too surprising. Most corded hair dryers are 1000W or more. The Lylux is rated at 400W.
I know nothing about hair care, but in practice, the powerful flow of air from the cordless Lylux was enough for me.
The specs call out 20 min runtime on hot, and 1 hour on cold. It didn’t say at what speed setting, so I ran some tests on my own:
Hot Wind, High Speed: 15 minutes, 40 seconds
Cold Wind, High Speed: 32 minutes, 12 seconds
Cold Wind, Slowest Speed: 1 HOUR, 57 minutes
What I like
- Totally cordless operation
- Pushes out a lot of air fairly quietly
- Runs nearly two hours on the lowest settings
What I’d change
- Replaceable battery option
I was under the impression that all hair dryers ought to churn out heat to dry hair, but the Lylux does just fine on my short man-hair with time to spare. Then I realized all the times I could have used a hair dryer, but didn’t have one: Going to a gym, a day at the pool, or even power outages. If I still had a dog, bath times might be less stressful with a lower-noise hair dryer that’s not tethered to an outlet. I even thought about camping trips, but as an Eagle Scout, I’ve learned to make do without! But if I had to, now I can.