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Old 04-07-2008, 06:01 PM   #1
 
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Question Best Hair Dryer/Diffuser?

I would like ideas from everyone on what they think are the best
hair dryers/diffusers for wavy hair. I would love just let
my hair dry naturally but it goes flat if I do....any suggestions?
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Old 04-07-2008, 06:31 PM   #2
 
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Love my elchim uragano. I also use their diffuser, called the bidiffusore. Got it from Goodmans.net. Less frizz, faster dry time. When I blow it straight, it is sleeker too.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:02 PM   #3
 
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Have you tried other dryers/diffusers?
Is the Elchim worth the dough?

Do you know if it has any kind of warranty on it?

Sorry for all the questions, just want to be an
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Yes, I had a revlon tourmaline, the one everyone raves about as being better than the pro models. It was about $35 and had a diffuser with it. My elchim is so much better. So much less friz and my curls are more defined. What nailed it for me was that when I used my revlon to straighten, I had to go over the wavier pieces several times to get them straight. With the elchim, it works the first time. And it is shinier too. Yes, it is worth it. They also have an excellent warranty. If you buy from goodmans, they have a 45 day no hassle return policy.
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Old 04-08-2008, 09:07 PM   #5
 
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How does the Elchim compare with the T3? This is the first I've heard of Elchim. I was on a search for a hair dryer for a couple of months (trying a few different brands) before getting a Conair CurlFusion. It works okay, but I really want something that will dry my hair quickly without frizz. Maybe the Elchim is it...
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Old 04-09-2008, 06:41 AM   #6
 
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Never used the T3. You can't go wrong with Elchim.
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Old 04-09-2008, 07:20 PM   #7
 
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You may want to give these two threads a read. Msgiblet was in the market for a new hairdryer and ended up buying a T3 that she is very happy with.

I have a Metropolis Z-ion hairdryer and am very happy with it as well.

IMO I think the professional hair dryers are well worth the money, but I think you have to be careful to buy one that doesn't blow your curls all over the place.

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http://www.naturallycurly.com/curltalk/showthread.php?t=42261&highlight=hairdryer
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Old 04-09-2008, 10:08 PM   #8
 
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I had already ordered the Elchim before I got your message. I'm looking forward to trying it.

I did try a T3 around Christmas and loved how quickly it dried my hair, but it started making a strange high pitched noise within a week or two of having it. Since I had already read reviews of them failing, I decided to return it.

The other thing I am leaning toward is the BaByliss Hard Hat Dryer. I hate having to spend any time on my hair (used to dry natural when it was shorter, but doesn't work now). I LOVE the idea of sitting under the dryer while I feed my Internet addiction in the morning or have breakfast with my kids. Anyone else tried one of these?

http://www.folica.com/BaByliss_Therma_r1050_1.html
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:22 AM   #9
 
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Talking Best of the $100 or less?

Thanks for all the great tips!
However, I am on a budget of sorts.
Any votes for the best of the $100 or less dryers?
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:26 AM   #10
 
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Well, I'm not sure if this is what you were looking for but I still like my cheapo Revlon tourmaline :P
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:31 AM   #11
 
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Red face Curly Reviews

Like many of you have mentioned, its hard to find reviews
on dryers based on their ability to create or maintain
beautiful curls/waves. I have very fine hair which is layered
and a few inches past by shoulders now. I really want to
accentuate my natural waves not subdue them with a flat iron or a hair dryer that is known for creating great straight hair. Any advice/comments are very much appreciated!
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:33 AM   #12
 
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Well, I'm not sure if this is what you were looking for but I still like my cheapo Revlon tourmaline :P
Might you have the model # for it so I can check it out?
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Old 04-10-2008, 12:42 AM   #13
 
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Sure, it is this thing but the diffuser is a lot bigger than it looks in the picture. It is just cheapo but for what it is, it seems to work fast, be pretty quiet and not damage my hair.
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Thanks for all the great tips!
However, I am on a budget of sorts.
Any votes for the best of the $100 or less dryers?
I have a Babyliss Pro TT that I bought on Amazon.com for $80. It is a professional grade dryer that received good reviews on make-upalley.com as well as on Amazon. It is ceramic and tourmaline and has a long warranty (50 months?).

I read up about blow dryers at MUA before I decided on the Babyliss. The one I purchased gets very hot on the hot setting, is cold on the cold setting, and is pretty powerful.
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Old 04-10-2008, 06:58 PM   #15
 
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Exclamation DevaSun Dryer w/ DevaFuser

Ok, after seeing this one, I am sooooo tempted.
However, before going crazy and just buying I'd like to hear from DevaSun users/owners...
Is it all its cracked up to be?
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Old 04-11-2008, 03:20 PM   #16
 
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I still LOVE my T3 -- no problems with it yet and it's got a 4-year warranty, which definitely makes me feel better.
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Ok, after seeing this one, I am sooooo tempted.
However, before going crazy and just buying I'd like to hear from DevaSun users/owners...
Is it all its cracked up to be?
I have it and I wouldn't recommend it. Because I have it, I'll use it for volume on the sides. After I diffuse with my bowl diffuser (and Metropolis Z-ion hair dryer), I'll switch to the Devasun for the sides. It does a good job of getting your hair next to your scalp dry and I think does give some volume .... but ... I think I get the same volume from using a duck bill clip on the sides and then diffusing with my other hair dryer.

All this to say, I would never re-purchase. I might like it better if I had a stylist use it to style my hair, so I could see a professional use it. You have to be really careful not to mess up your curls as well.

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Old 04-12-2008, 01:55 AM   #18
 
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Default Diffuser to go with Metropolis Z-Ion Dryer?

Does any know if any other diffusers work with the Metropolis Z-Ion? Their diffuser doesn't look like it'll cup
the hair well.

Thanks for everyone's input thus far!
Truly Appreciate it
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Does any know if any other diffusers work with the Metropolis Z-Ion? Their diffuser doesn't look like it'll cup
the hair well.

Thanks for everyone's input thus far!
Truly Appreciate it
I have the Metropolis Z-ion diffuser and really like it. I also use it on my daughter's waist length hair and it works well. It is supposed to have the same negative ion thing as the dryer does. I don't really understand it, but in comparison to the other diffuser I had, I like it better. It also snaps onto the end of the dryer, which is much easier than the other ones.

I used a Babyliss diffuser on the Z-ion as well as another popular one ... I can't remember the name of it .. it was as professional one that started with an 'A'. I think any of the ones that are made to fit over the hairdryers would fit on the Z-ion one.
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I had already ordered the Elchim before I got your message. I'm looking forward to trying it.

I did try a T3 around Christmas and loved how quickly it dried my hair, but it started making a strange high pitched noise within a week or two of having it. Since I had already read reviews of them failing, I decided to return it.

The other thing I am leaning toward is the BaByliss Hard Hat Dryer. I hate having to spend any time on my hair (used to dry natural when it was shorter, but doesn't work now). I LOVE the idea of sitting under the dryer while I feed my Internet addiction in the morning or have breakfast with my kids. Anyone else tried one of these?

http://www.folica.com/BaByliss_Therma_r1050_1.html
Which T3 was that? The Evolution or the Featherweight?
Just curious cause I'm seriously considering the Featherweight.

Thanks for your time!
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