Conair Curl Fusion Ionic Dryer: Anyone Tried?

I got this dryer a few weeks ago at Ulta, to replace a Vidall Sasson that I have had for years. In the winter I don't like going out with wet hair so I like to dry even if just a little bit, took me a few tries but I really like this one, the attachment I can put right on my hair and it dries the underneath layers of curls. My hair has been looking great!
JEN 3b, currently bored with my hair.
I never thought I'd have the chance to say....I love this diffuser! My hair is very curly, what you would call 3C/4A. I was able to use the finger attachment to dry the roots and stretch them as well. I used it on high heat (my hair is thick and coarse). My hair dried mostly in about 20 mins and it dried with a nice shine. I'm finally a successful diffuser.
Currently using:

Poo: CON Sulfate Free poo
Rinse out: Tresemme Naturals
Leave-in: CJAOO Daily Cond
Styler: KCCC sparingly and Ampro Olive Oil Gel where needed
DT: KBB Lucious Locks Mask + EVOO/Avocado
are you guys talking about the blueish dryer that is kinda flat? if you are, i got it for the holidays and LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! i recommend to anyone!
~Snaps~
http://www.amazon.com/Conair-Curl-Fu...8981449&sr=8-1

Yes Blue and flat, here is a link o it for those who may not know what we are talking about.
JEN 3b, currently bored with my hair.
After realizing that diffusing really brought out my waves, I've been using my old Conair ionshine http://www.conair.com/shine-conair-ionic-speed-styler-p-454.html with the diffuser attachment and getting pretty good results using the pixiecurl method. I went out to buy the CurlFusion because it seems much lighter and less awkward.

But can the CurlFusion be used pixiecurl method? The slots before the fan seem pretty big and I'm afraid of strands getting caught.

ETA: I used it this morning and WOW! I'm loving it! It dried my hair super fast and I was able to use it pixiecurl style. This is one of the best $25 I've spent.
2 b/c :: slight protein sensitivity :: med/coarse texture :: normal porosity

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Last edited by helloitsio; 12-31-2007 at 10:45 AM.
After realizing that diffusing really brought out my waves, I've been using my old Conair ionshine http://www.conair.com/shine-conair-ionic-speed-styler-p-454.html with the diffuser attachment and getting pretty good results using the pixiecurl method. I went out to buy the CurlFusion because it seems much lighter and less awkward.

But can the CurlFusion be used pixiecurl method? The slots before the fan seem pretty big and I'm afraid of strands getting caught.

ETA: I used it this morning and WOW! I'm loving it! It dried my hair super fast and I was able to use it pixiecurl style. This is one of the best $25 I've spent.
Originally Posted by helloitsio
i've been using the pixiecurl method since i got this dryer, and have never had any problems with hair getting caught in anything, which ALWAYS used to happen with my old one (really painful and yucky smelling...yikes!!)
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It is as beautiful as Mount Carmel.
Your hair is as smooth as purple silk.
I am captured by your flowing curls."
Song of Solomon 7:5 (NIRV)

After looking at this for a while, I finally ordered it from amazon. I got it today and WOW! My hair looks great, and it dried quickly with very little frizz.

I've had bad luck with diffusers before, so I've always air dried my hair (which took around 6-7 hours to fully dry). Now I can finally shower in the morning without waking up at 4am or going into school with dripping hair. I can't believe I got such good results for less than $25. I also noticed that when I blow dry, my hair curls up a lot more and looks a lot more defined since it doesn't have to deal with the environment while it's drying. My mom told me I looked just as good as I did when I left Devachan
after all these great reviews....I bought mine yesterday and can't wait to try it out today! I always used the hot sock before, but I am hoping that I can try this pixiecurl business with the fusion and see what all the fuss is about!!
Hair type 3A. Jessicurl is becoming my HG!

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I guess I'm going to have to truck on up to Walgreen's today to get one!
KurlyKarenLee

You can say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving North.
NOt sure if this applies to all Rite Aid's but mine is having 20% off on all Conair dryers this week. I'm tempted to pick it up if they have it.
3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
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Awe man...why am I the only one this didn't work for!!

I bought this back around Thanksgiving (after going to 4 stores to find it) and I tried it for three days and hated it. I currently use a diffuser with fingers and it works much better for me. The Conair left my hair flat, frizzy and I had less curl.

Thank goodness Walmart has such a good return policy. I'm really glad this worked for you guys though! It's a great feeling to find something that works.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
spring1onu,
did you use the dryer with the finger attachment? i use mine without the attachment, but as my hair gets longer, i am hoping the dryer still works for me w/ or w/out the finger attachment.
Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Anais Nin
I used it with the finger attachment. It was just so awkward for me...hard to explain. I'm used to leaning my head to the side and piling my hair into my diffuser and I just couldn't get the swing of it with the Conair. It was also a LOT louder than my current drier and that bugged me too.




Byron,GA> Charleston, SC> Jacksonville, FL> Guilford, CT> Rohnert Park, CA! A southern drawl in sunny Cali! .
The amount of time from slipping on the peel and landing on the pavement is exactly one bananosecond.
I do have a secret yen for pink in unexpected places. ~ninja dog
I've decided that I'll never get down to my original weight, and I'm OK with that--After all, 8 pounds 2 oz. is just not realistic.
this hair dryer was in marie claire this month (and it wasn't an advertisement)!!! i was so pumped because i actually OWN something that was in marie claire. usually they just show like $200 shoes and stuff like that.
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"Your head is like a crown on you.
It is as beautiful as Mount Carmel.
Your hair is as smooth as purple silk.
I am captured by your flowing curls."
Song of Solomon 7:5 (NIRV)

used it for the first time this morning.....not sure how I'm liking it....
Hair type 3A. Jessicurl is becoming my HG!

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password: ginger
used it for the first time this morning.....not sure how I'm liking it....
Originally Posted by Texas Mama

Texas Mama, I think I'll wait to hear if it works for you since our hair is similar. I looked all over Tyler for one today and didn't find one anywhere so I'll have to order from Amazon. I don't know what the return policy is, though.

I'm also confused....there seems to be two Conair Curl Fusions ....one called a "Pancake Dryer" for $24.99 and one called the "Ionic Styler" for $44.34. What's the difference?
KurlyKarenLee

You can say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving North.
used it for the first time this morning.....not sure how I'm liking it....
Originally Posted by Texas Mama

Texas Mama, I think I'll wait to hear if it works for you since our hair is similar. I looked all over Tyler for one today and didn't find one anywhere so I'll have to order from Amazon. I don't know what the return policy is, though.

I'm also confused....there seems to be two Conair Curl Fusions ....one called a "Pancake Dryer" for $24.99 and one called the "Ionic Styler" for $44.34. What's the difference?
Originally Posted by KurlyKarenLee

Funny....the box doesn't have the word "pancake" anywhere on it. What you're looking for retails for approximately $25. Keep looking at your Wal-Marts before you have to pay for shipping. I got mine at the first wal mart I tried, after trying 2 Walgreens. I don't know what the "Ionic Styler" is....

Okay, so I think I like it better today. The reason? I totally highjacked your idea about using Jessicurl's DT as a leave in. Been doing it a while, but can only use a little, since our hair is kinda thin. That helped a LOT with the clump-factor. Plus I snipped at the back of my hair since the Deva-cut left it a little thinnish in the back/bottm. Mine's more like the shape of yours now. And I only clipped a little! Funny how that works.

Keep at it with your usual dryer until I can give you a definite YAY or NAY on this one - but I actually think I will end up keeping it because I figured out that I was clump-challenged on Sunday. That was actually the mood for the whole day..... blah.....
Hair type 3A. Jessicurl is becoming my HG!

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password: ginger
used it for the first time this morning.....not sure how I'm liking it....
Originally Posted by Texas Mama

Texas Mama, I think I'll wait to hear if it works for you since our hair is similar. I looked all over Tyler for one today and didn't find one anywhere so I'll have to order from Amazon. I don't know what the return policy is, though.

I'm also confused....there seems to be two Conair Curl Fusions ....one called a "Pancake Dryer" for $24.99 and one called the "Ionic Styler" for $44.34. What's the difference?
Originally Posted by KurlyKarenLee

Funny....the box doesn't have the word "pancake" anywhere on it. What you're looking for retails for approximately $25. Keep looking at your Wal-Marts before you have to pay for shipping. I got mine at the first wal mart I tried, after trying 2 Walgreens. I don't know what the "Ionic Styler" is....

Okay, so I think I like it better today. The reason? I totally highjacked your idea about using Jessicurl's DT as a leave in. Been doing it a while, but can only use a little, since our hair is kinda thin. That helped a LOT with the clump-factor. Plus I snipped at the back of my hair since the Deva-cut left it a little thinnish in the back/bottm. Mine's more like the shape of yours now. And I only clipped a little! Funny how that works.

Keep at it with your usual dryer until I can give you a definite YAY or NAY on this one - but I actually think I will end up keeping it because I figured out that I was clump-challenged on Sunday. That was actually the mood for the whole day..... blah.....
Originally Posted by Texas Mama
LOL! Thanks for keeping me posted!
KurlyKarenLee

You can say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving North.
okay, Karen....I think I'm liking this. I just have to get used to not having a regular type of dryer because sometimes I take the hot sock off my regular one, replace the concentrater, then blow my hair at the roots to fluff it, rather than putting my fingers in it. The curls themselves look good, but my beef is with that last fluffing step that I've been doing. Plus, I'm one of 3 girls here (me, my 3 year old diva, and my 7 mo old). I have to blow out my 3 year old's hair because it just looks better if I do it. I can't leave it alone because i have some issue with children and wet hair....I may return this and get a dryer with a regular bowl diffuser so I can also use the same dryer for my daughter's hair. I think that's honestly my only hangup....I dont' want 2 seperate dryers...I have no room!!
Hair type 3A. Jessicurl is becoming my HG!

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I just picked this up at Walgreen's (tried 2 different Rite Aids and neither one had this particular Conair dryer) and tried it today.
The shape is different and it will take some getting used to handling it but I really like it. I was able to dry my hair without getting it all fluffed out and frizzy. I like that it gets warm enough to dry my hair without a lot of blowing. And the attachment lets me get it close enough to dry my scalp and roots which is my biggest beef with wet hair in the winter.
3b/c fine, thick, porous, protein sensitive
Modified CG, CJ Rehab, JCWDT, KCKT, VO5 Chamomile Tea Therapy, CJDF, HEBE Gel/Mousse, Bioinfusion Rosemary Mint shampoo, occasional protein

Experimenting with BRHG

"If you want the rainbow, you've gotta put up with the rain"

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