What to look for in a blow dryer?

ttoosdayttoosday Posts: 509Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
My dryer shorted out or something just now, it now doesn't blow lighter on the low setting, it blows out hard no matter what! Plus it kinda smells like electrical smell in the air it blows out. Soooo not takin any chances, just gettin a new one. I actually don't even know how long I've had that one. Almost 10 years I bet.

Anyway it just so happens I have an Ulta gift card burning a hole on my wallet. Naturally they have a ton of dryers on their site.

What should I look for? Neg/pos ion settings? Tourmaline/ceramic somethin or other? I know I want a cool shot button. Any suggestions for brands, product specs or characteristics for a 2b wavy?
CG since 11/2014
Mostly 2B, but ranges A-C front to back and root to tip
Low density, very coarse, high porosity
Collarbone length, gray dyed brown, dry and rough
Typical LEG routine could be any combination of:
Lo poo: Shea Moisture brand shampoo, Ion Hard Water Shampoo
Cowash: As I Am Coc Cowash
RO: GVP CB, Aussie Mega Moist, Not Your Mothers Gardenia
Leave In: As I Am LI, KCKT, or Not Your Mothers Gardenia
Enhancer: Camille Rose Curl Maker
Deep condition: SM Deep Treat Mask
Protein: Hask Keratin
Styler: Curl Keeper Original, Ouidad Climate Control gel, LA Looks gel

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  • ttoosdayttoosday Posts: 509Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I cant figure out with online searching if 1) tourmaline is always paired with ceramic or 2) if its sometimes used in place of ceramic. And 3) if it better to use one over the other or if 4) a combo of the two is best.

    My (reasonably priced) choices seem to be:
    ceramic + ion technology, or
    tourmaline + ion, or
    combo ceramic/tourmaline + ion, or
    just one of the three by itself.


    Im mainly confused as to whether or not tourmaline without being paired with ceramic is worth it.
    CG since 11/2014
    Mostly 2B, but ranges A-C front to back and root to tip
    Low density, very coarse, high porosity
    Collarbone length, gray dyed brown, dry and rough
    Typical LEG routine could be any combination of:
    Lo poo: Shea Moisture brand shampoo, Ion Hard Water Shampoo
    Cowash: As I Am Coc Cowash
    RO: GVP CB, Aussie Mega Moist, Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Leave In: As I Am LI, KCKT, or Not Your Mothers Gardenia
    Enhancer: Camille Rose Curl Maker
    Deep condition: SM Deep Treat Mask
    Protein: Hask Keratin
    Styler: Curl Keeper Original, Ouidad Climate Control gel, LA Looks gel

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