Dyson has unveiled its Supersonic Nural hair dryer, its most intelligent hair dryer featuring new sensor technology that limits heat damage for a healthier scalp and healthier hair.

“Our new Supersonic Nural has a time of flight sensor which recognises your head and reduces the heat as it gets close to your hair, preventing heat damage to both your scalp and your hair,” Dyson founder and chief engineer, James Dyson said.

“Innovation only comes from investing in research and development. Our obsession to truly understand the root of the problem continues, as we build up some of the most sophisticated hair laboratories in the world.”

The Dyson styling tool comes equipped with a new Scalp protect mode which uses a network of Nural sensors, automatically reducing heat and airflow as it nears the head, helping protect the scalp from damage. These sensors also improve the styling experience, enhance hair shine and prevent heat damage.

In Scalp protect mode, heat is automatically reduced to 55°C, the optimum temperature for scalp comfort and drying speed, as the hair dryer gets closer to hair and scalp. The LED light colour will automatically change between cool blue or yellow (low heat), to orange (medium heat) and red (high heat), depending on the distance from the head.

The Dyson Supersonic Nural hair dryer also has a motion-sensing accelerometer which automatically deactivates the heater, decreasing airflow and noise, when in between styling passes.

New and improved attachments which cater to all hair types are equipped with attachment recognition, learning a user’s styling preferences. It adapts to a user’s go-to styling mode, remembering the last-used heat and airflow settings for each styling attachment, and automatically applying them the next use.

A new Wave+Curl diffuser has been engineered for waves, curls and coils to help define and shape natural hair patterns across two modes. In Dome mode, the large dome shape of the attachment draws airflow away from the scalp for smoother, elongated waves with rounded ends. In Diffuse mode, the pronged insert delivers air deep into the roots for defined, voluminous curls and coils.

The Supersonic Nural hair dryer is now available priced at $749 and includes five attachments in box with other standalone accessories available to purchase separately.