Blow dryer

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Any experts on these? I am willing to pay more for a good one, but don't want to if its not worth it. I have googled but most reviews are for straightening. I found a thread or two on here for a t3 but it doesn't get great reviews on amazon.

Are these more expensive ones more for people who straighten? is there a difference for us curlies/wavies who put on a diffuser to the dryer?

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I use and recommend the karmin g3 hair dryer, it works with ceramic heat which is healthy for hair and leaves it soft and smooth. plus dries fast the hair :P If you are interested you can check it out at safrons. com
This thread might help: Anybody have an expensive hair dryer?
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Honestly, I have never used a high-end blow dryer, but I have used cheap ones and they are great. I wouldn't know the difference I bought a conair for 20 bucks a few years ago, it was awesome. Now I have a 40 dollar revlon and it's just as good.
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I don't notice the difference between dryers either unless they are those really small crappy ones that are at hotels. I have a Revlon one and a Conair one and I don't notice any difference and hardly use them.


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Thank you for the feed back and the very helpful link! I will likely go for it, just need to narrow it down.

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I had to buy a new one last Christmas after my old one started to smell like fire every time I used it (it was almost 10 years old). The first was a revlon, the second a con air. The issue I've had is that the conair doesn't blow slow enough. It's intense, even on low, it causes more flyaway frizz because of it. I liked the revlon so much better. So, my point is there is a difference. I just don't know what!
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Whatever you choose, Folica.com gives you $40 off any blow dryer over $79 if you send in either an old blow dryer or an old flat iron to be recycled. It can be any brand (doesn't have to be "professional" grade) and it can be broken. I sent in a broken ConAir.

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As for choosing a blow dryer, I think it's important to pay attention to your hair's properties. Your signature says you have fine, thin hair. I think you could probably get away with (and maybe even benefit more from) a blow dryer that has less air flow and heat power. The problem is figuring out which dryers are too powerful and too hot without trying them out.

I have very dense hair that takes eons to dry. My blow dryer has a ton of umph behind it. Like, I can never ever turn it on high air flow even if I am trying to straighten my hair. I think it's a mixed blessing. It dries my hair a lot faster than some other dryers I've used, but it also increases my frizz a bit.
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Whatever you choose, Folica.com gives you $40 off any blow dryer over $79 if you send in either an old blow dryer or an old flat iron to be recycled. It can be any brand (doesn't have to be "professional" grade) and it can be broken. I sent in a broken ConAir.

Folica.com - The best selection of hair care, flat irons and hair styling products anywhere

As for choosing a blow dryer, I think it's important to pay attention to your hair's properties. Your signature says you have fine, thin hair. I think you could probably get away with (and maybe even benefit more from) a blow dryer that has less air flow and heat power. The problem is figuring out which dryers are too powerful and too hot without trying them out.

I have very dense hair that takes eons to dry. My blow dryer has a ton of umph behind it. Like, I can never ever turn it on high air flow even if I am trying to straighten my hair. I think it's a mixed blessing. It dries my hair a lot faster than some other dryers I've used, but it also increases my frizz a bit.
Originally Posted by flippacious
I have fine, low density hair. It does a great deal better with my FHI Nano then the cheap dryer I have. There's something about the way it works. On low speed/high heat, it doesn't "blow" my hair around. Much less frizz then when I use my cheap dryer.

If you've never used a "professional" dryer, it's hard to know the difference. I don't remember reading that anyone preferred the cheap dryer after buying a "better" one. If mine broke, I'd buy it again.
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