ACK! Hair dryer emergency help needed!

Oh no! I am having a hair dryer crisis!

I have been using the same hair dryer for over 7 years now and it sadly went belly up while on vacation. Little did I know hair dryer technology had changed so much in the last decade, so I scoured the Curly Talk boards for hair dryer suggestions. I ordered a number of the more popular brands (FHI, Conair, Babybliss) from $20 to $150 and tried them all out, and what a disaster! This new ion thing-a-ma-jig is HORRIBLE for my hair! Every single dryer made my hair limp and lifeless with horrible fly aways. Is it less frizzy, sure? But I liked my frizz and volume! I want BIG curly hair! The fly aways are driving me insane.

Anyone have any suggestions of non-ion hair dryers? Do I need to go to the Goodwill for a "vintage" hair dryer? Help!


  • Therese1Therese1 Registered Users Posts: 2,563 Curl Virtuoso
    Yikes! What a time for a hair dryer to die...

    I have the Revlon 1875W, and it has a switch to turn the ion thing off. I got it at either Walmart or Target; it didn't cost too much.

    Good luck!

    ETA: It comes with a diffuser too. :)
    Low poo: Intelligent Nutrients (IN) Harmonic; Oribe Cleansing Creme
    RO: IN Harmonic
    LI: CJ Beauticurls; Jessicurl (JC) Gelebration Spray
    DC: JC Deep Conditioning Treatment; Weleda Rosemary Conditioning Oil
    Stylers: JC Confident Coils; IN Volumizing Spray; IN Perfect Hold Hairspray; John Masters Sea Mist; Bumble Bb. Gel; Kenra Firm-Hold Gel; Sevi Blue Yarrow Sea Salt Spray
    Low-porosity 2a/b baby-fine hair

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