blowdryer / diffuser recommendations

curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,231Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
I saw a blowdryer in Sephora for $300. After I fainted I decided to ask all of you.

My current blowdryer is about to die; my diffuser is worse. What is a good blow dryer that doesn't weigh a ton and I'd like to get the diffuser with fingers. Thanks much!
2/c Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift :flower:

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  • LoloDSMLoloDSM Posts: 3,778Registered Users
    I had the same reaction at Sephora. I bought a Babyliss ProTT at Amazon.com for $80. It's pretty powerful and works well. I've been very happy with it.
    Loose botticelli curls and waves
    No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008
  • FrizzBgoneFrizzBgone Posts: 2,678Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    I have the Metropolis z-ion hair dryer and diffuser; I really like it. I had purchased the Devachan Sun dryer and diffuser; I never use it anymore. I don't recommend it.

    I got hooked on professional hair dryers about 10 years ago. After discovering them, I finally understood why my hair never looked like it did at the salon. IMO it is the only way to go, but everyone's opinions differ on that point. Many like the cheaper ones because they don't get as hot or blow as strong. I love the z-ion because of the negative ions and infrared technology. My hair dries much better and faster, without the frizz and damage.
    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 !!!
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,231Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks to both LoloDSM and FrizzBGone for your replies. I really appreciate the suggestions. What a great site!
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • tycho19tycho19 Posts: 805Registered Users
    Elchim uragano and the elchim bidiffusore.
    2B/2C wavy
    Don't Breed and Buy While Shelter Dogs Die - Adopt your next best friend!
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    FrizzBgone wrote: »
    I have the Metropolis z-ion hair dryer and diffuser; I really like it. I had purchased the Devachan Sun dryer and diffuser; I never use it anymore. I don't recommend it.

    I got hooked on professional hair dryers about 10 years ago. After discovering them, I finally understood why my hair never looked like it did at the salon. IMO it is the only way to go, but everyone's opinions differ on that point. Many like the cheaper ones because they don't get as hot or blow as strong. I love the z-ion because of the negative ions and infrared technology. My hair dries much better and faster, without the frizz and damage.

    ITA! I have the T3 Featherweight w/the T3 Diffuser II, which I love. I can definitely tell the difference between this and all of the non-professional dryers I've bought, but as FrizzBgone stated above, everyone's opinions differ.
    http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
    Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

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  • curly mocurly mo Posts: 269Registered Users
    If you can get your hands on a radiant heat hair dryer.. I love mine and no diffuser is needed. No frizz with this.. I bought mine at Sally's for 15$ :laughing7:

    If I'm not mistaken I think jilli has this too
    3a, growing out, CG since 2/08'
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    Password:gracie
    glycerin and protein sensitive

    pics added: 5/13/08
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,231Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks to all. Ms Giblet what does ITA mean? Curly Mo I wonder why more people don't know about a radiant heat dryer. I never heard of it before. Will look into all suggestions. Cheers :)
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • coxplus2coxplus2 Posts: 181Registered Users
    curlypearl wrote: »
    what does ITA mean?

    I totally agree (I think?!)
    Somewhere between a 2c & 3a
    Liking:
    -Suave Naturals or VO5 (co-wash)
    -GVP Conditioning Balm (conditioner)
    -L'Oreal Vive Pro Nutrigloss (conditioner)
    -Giovanni Direct Leave-in or GVP Conditioning Balm as leave-in
    -Flax seed gel (my favorite right now)
    -KCCC
    -Biotera Gel
    -HETT mousse
    I have bangs now, and I love 'em!
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,231Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Thanks for the laugh! I need that today.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • msgibletmsgiblet Posts: 5,825Registered Users
    coxplus2 wrote: »
    curlypearl wrote: »
    what does ITA mean?

    I totally agree (I think?!)

    Yep -- I Totally Agree or In Total Agreement
    http://public.fotki.com/msgiblet/ - pw: gibber -- Pics Added 7/10/11
    Fine, Thick, Normal Porosity, Normal Elasticity

    Countess Balashi of Divi Beach in the Order of the Curly Crusaders :occasion5:

    If I'm Going To Have A Bad Hair Day, It Might As Well Be In Aruba!

    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • TooSenseTooSense Posts: 229Registered Users
    A little late to the party, but I have the Conair ionic pancake dryer, it's made specifically for curly hair. I don't even know if it exists anymore--I bought it about 2 years ago--but it is fabulous!
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 12,231Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Hi Laura - never too late. The name of the dryer makes me laugh. I've never seen that but maybe it's still around. Thanks for response :)
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • TooSenseTooSense Posts: 229Registered Users
    Kinda makes you hungry, huh? :toothy7: The name comes from the shape. It is still around, I googled it:

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000R858B6

    And the price is nice. :)
  • curly mocurly mo Posts: 269Registered Users
    I got mine several months ago when there was so much talk here about new hair dryers. I was looking for one with a low heat setting that didn't blow my hair all over the place. A few people mentioned they had just bought one so I jumped on board!
    3a, growing out, CG since 2/08'
    Favorites: KCKT, Oyin HH, LOOB, and HEBE
    Password:gracie
    glycerin and protein sensitive

    pics added: 5/13/08
  • kathymackkathymack Posts: 9,999Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Sally's doesn't have the radiant heat dryer anymore. They are terrific.

    This is what it looks like:
    http://www.folica.com/BaByliss_PRO_TT_d2649.html?s_cid=fgl_A8737

    There was a clone that Babyliss made called the Jilbere de Paris Tourmaline Radiant Heat Ionic Hair Dryer. Some times Ebay has them.
    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]
  • georgiecurlgeorgiecurl Posts: 26Registered Users
    I'm curious about that Conair CurlFusion "pancake" dryer too. I read somewhere the settings were too warm. How do you feel about the temp. settings?
    3b at crown to 3a at nape :grommit:
    cleanse: Now trying Kiss-My-Face
    co-wash: Suave Coconut or Jessicurl
    style: Jessicurl RR and CC; HE Totally Twisted gel

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