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Hair Dryer Reommendation

I have not seen a discussion about this in a while so I thought I would start a new thread since new models come out alot

It seems to be taking such a long time to dry my hair so I thought it might be time to invest in a new hairdryer, a more upscale model. I am looking for one that is light and dries hair quickly.

Please send me all your hairdryer recommendations! And also please let me know what diffuser you use with it!

Thanks so much!

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  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Here's a thread that might help you http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/over-40/118164-anybody-have-expensive-hair-dryer.html I have the FHI Nano 2000. I really like it. Can really tell the difference between that and the cheap hair dryer I keep at my vacation home.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • collegecurly27collegecurly27 Posts: 36Registered Users
    I just bought a CHI to replace my old one. The first one lasted me 7or 8 years so I think it's worth it. They're also a nice size, weight etc. (although, I bought a cheaper version this time and compared to my old one it sounds like a lawn mower... My poor roommates :P)
    Co-Wash: Deva No Poo
    Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave in: KKKT (with KCCC only)
    HG Gel: KCCC
    Currently experimenting with Garnier Pure Clean
  • udoknowjacudoknowjac Posts: 243Registered Users
    Thanks for the replies. Can you tell me if you got a special diffuser to go with the ones you have?
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    udoknowjac wrote: »
    Thanks for the replies. Can you tell me if you got a special diffuser to go with the ones you have?

    Diffuse comes with dryer.
    3a (Corkicelli), highlighted, fine, low porosity
    SE PA

    HGs: Anything Sevi; Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Curlycue ReNew and Coil Jam; homemade FSG and okra gel; soap bars; UFD Curly Magic; Botanical Spirits Jellies, CJ Repair Me, Aloe Fix
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have the babyliss pro 3000:

    BaByliss PRO TT (Carrera 2) Tourmaline 3000 Dryer | Folica.com

    And the solano universal diffuser:

    Solano Universal Diffuser | Folica.com

    This is another one that gets great reviews on the Internet for a decent price:

    BaByliss PRO 2800 Super Turbo Hair Dryer | Folica.com
    2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
    Cleanse: AIA cowash, TJ Tea Tree Condish
    Condish: JC Too Shea, Tresemme Botanique
    Stylers: flax/okra gel or KCCC + CJ PP or JC Spiralicious
    Experimenting with Got2B Ultra gel and loving it so far!
  • monique.browmonique.brow Posts: 7Registered Users
    I use and recommend the karmin g3 hair dryer, it's very good . works with ceramic heat which is healthy for hair and better for styling hair. dries fast and leaves the hair soft and smooth. :D If u are interested check it out at safrons. com :D :grommit:
  • udoknowjacudoknowjac Posts: 243Registered Users
    Thank you everyone. These are the ones I see most mentioned on the forum.

    T3 Featherlight
    Metropolis Z-Ion
    FHI Nano Salon Pro 2000
    Babyliss Pro

    If you have one of these or even any others please let me know. I do not straighten my hair so I am looking for one to use with a diffuser.

    Thanks!
  • curlicious13curlicious13 Posts: 1,632Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have also heard a bonnet dryer is good too. Lightweight & travels well.
  • wheretostartwheretostart Posts: 244Registered Users
    I've got my eye on the Devafuser.. reviews seem to be hit and miss but I assume that they use them in the Deva salons?
    3A/2C fine, normal porosity & elasticity, medium high density

    Current products:
    YTCucs Color Protection Low poo
    GVP Conditioning Balm
    Random gels - not sure which ones I like, if any at this point!


    HG Summer Routine:
    poo - TMW Hydrate
    RO & LI - Darcy's Pumpkin Seed
    Leave in Products: CHSCK & LALMG
    PT - CJ RM
    DT - EVCO

    Currently trying to figure out a winter routine and transition to a less harsh "poo" for summer.
  • WeathercurlWeathercurl Posts: 228Registered Users
    I also like the Deva Dryer (still blaming Chupie for this purchase but it was worth it. ;-).)
    2b/2c ( weather permitting - 3a), fine texture but lots of it, colored and highlights, BSL.
    Experimenting w CG since Oct 2012

    Current rotation:
    cowash= TN
    AG Gel Mousse, LA Gel,
    DT = Coconut oil (love)
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,275Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    udoknowjac wrote: »
    Thank you everyone. These are the ones I see most mentioned on the forum.

    T3 Featherlight
    Metropolis Z-Ion
    FHI Nano Salon Pro 2000
    Babyliss Pro

    If you have one of these or even any others please let me know. I do not straighten my hair so I am looking for one to use with a diffuser.

    Thanks!

    Metropolis Z-ion

    I used to use the metropolis Z-ion: liked it a lot, but the cord is thin and broke once on me. I figured it would be a common occurrence because it isn't a durable cord. I decided to change to another one, before it broke on me again.
    Pro's: very light weight, the technology really does make a difference in frizz, can purchase a diffuser that attaches directly to the dryer.
    Cons: didn't dry quickly and not as durable as it should be for the price. Even though you can purchase a diffuser that fits it, it should come with it for the price you pay.

    FHI Heat Nano Pro 2000
    Amazon.com: FHI Heat Nano Salon Pro 2000 Professional Salon Hair Dryer With Nano-Fuzeion Technology: Beauty
    Pro's:
    dries my hair quickly, frizz free, very powerful, speed and heat control, diffuser comes with hair dryer and snaps in.
    Con's:
    have to be careful not to drop the diffuser on the floor, because the teeth will break.

    T3 Featherlight
    I have never had one, but a friend of mine did. Her's overheated several times. For the price this should not have happened. She prefers my FHI hair dryer.

    Babyliss Pro

    I tried it - returned it.
    Wasn't powerful enough for the money. Nowhere near as good as the Metropolis or the FHI hair dryer.

    Deva Hair Dryer
    Terrible hair dryer. Diffuser was brutal. Broke up my curl pattern, created frizz. I use it for my dogs.
    Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
    ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
    Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
  • udoknowjacudoknowjac Posts: 243Registered Users
    FrizzBgone-Thank you so much for the detailed information. It is SO helpful!

    Those who have the FHI Nano, do you like the diffuser it comes with? Or would you recommend a different one?
  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    You're very welcome! I much prefer the diffuser that comes with the hair dryer. I've tried other professional diffusers and have always found them to be a pain in the butt. I like that it clicks into the hair dryer. You don't have to worry about it flying off when you are using it. That was my biggest complaint about the universal diffusers. The rubber band that worked like an elastic to keep the diffuser on the end if the dryer would not always keep it in place. It would slide up and then spring off.
    udoknowjac wrote: »
    FrizzBgone-Thank you so much for the detailed information. It is SO helpful!

    Those who have the FHI Nano, do you like the diffuser it comes with? Or would you recommend a different one?
    Type: 3a fine & dense,with normal porosity, terrible product junkie
    ROUTINE: LI, enhancer, gel, plop with Curlease towel, serum product (either CIAB or Gel-les'c), clip & diffuse.
    Too many favourite products to list ... I finally have my routine that works and alot of products to choose from. My product stash is huge, but well loved !!!
  • udoknowjacudoknowjac Posts: 243Registered Users
    Thank you everyone for the help. I decided to get the Nano Pro 2000. Or at least to try that one out and see what I think.

    A little detail in case anyone else in interested in one. I found out from FHI that the warranty is only honored when bought from JC Penny, Beauty Choice and QVC. With JC Penny and QVC it is honored directly by FHI for two years. So I decided to buy from JC Penny since I have one locally I can return to with no hassle. With coupon final cost is $109.00 which I do not think it too bad in comparison with a few others!

    Thank you again for all the input. Can't wait to try it out!
  • collegecurly27collegecurly27 Posts: 36Registered Users
    udoknowjac wrote: »
    Thanks for the replies. Can you tell me if you got a special diffuser to go with the ones you have?

    The CHI I got comes with a diffuser. It only works on CHI dryers.
    Co-Wash: Deva No Poo
    Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals
    Leave in: KKKT (with KCCC only)
    HG Gel: KCCC
    Currently experimenting with Garnier Pure Clean
  • llebadnilllebadnil Posts: 1Registered Users
    I’d recommend Karmin ;-)
  • nicolecatherinenicolecatherine Posts: 29Registered Users
    I use the GHD Air and GHD Air Diffuser attachment. I love it so much, it's absolutely wonderful. By far the best dryer and diffuser I've ever used. I'm a huge fan of GHD, I also have their Eclipse flat iron. I can't speak for the price of it as my boyfriend bought it for me as a gift, but I do know that GHD is an expensive brand. Well worth the cost, though. This is my third flat iron and first hair dryer from the GHD company, and while I didn't pay for either thanks to my super sweet boyfriend, I gladly would have. I love cheaper brands of hair products (hellooooooo, Shea Moisture!) but when it comes to hot tools I really believe that you get what you pay for. This is one area I personally won't skimp on cost in. :P
    Shea Moisture, AG, Ouidad, DevaCare, GHD, Kinky Curly

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