I got the ION brand hard hat dryer for Christmas. I absolutely love this thing! I wanted it because my arms ached from having to diffuse for so long to get my hair dry, and air-drying takes about 3+ hours --which is very inconvenient. It folds down nicely for somewhat compact storage, and it's a cinch to set it up. I just grab a book, turn it on, make sure the heat setting is where I want it, and then sit there for 30 minutes or so (for sopping wet hair). My 3a hair is shoulder length and medium textured. It really is a huge time-saver.