Conair Curl Fusion Ionic Dryer: Anyone Tried?

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!!
Originally Posted by Texas Mama
I must be missing something.... why can't you use it on your 3 year old?
KurlyKarenLee

You can say what you want about the South, but you never hear of anyone retiring and moving North.
it's not a "regular" dryer....look up the link and you will see why. my 3 year lld is, alas, a "straightie"..... but there's always puberty to look forward to.
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I found this at Ross tonight for $9 but the one I bought is the Ionic one (Conair curl fusion).

For $9 it's worth it and someone I work with doesn't have a diffuser so if it doesn't work I can pass it on.

Anyone have any input since this thread was last updated in 2008?
FIA 2c/3aFi

Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

Blog: http://thewavytales.blogspot.com/
This thing is amazing!

I normally finish diffusing my hair at about 6:00-6:05. I have a very tight morning schedule.

I took this dryer out last night and it seemed to blow my dry hair around--I was just playing with it. I was quite worried as I absolutely don't relish making another trip to Ross this Holiday season!

So I put the attachement on (it's better for me that way) and diffused this morning. Because it is so small, so light, and so manuverable I was able to scrunch my hair while drying. I stopped at about 80% just like normal and it was 5:53AM. WOOT! My hair is really curly! It looks awesome! There isn't really any SOTC much to do so we'll see if it holds all day but so far it is looking truly amazing!

This thing rocks! It's all that!
FIA 2c/3aFi

Done experimenting! Loving Spiral Solutions products!

Blog: http://thewavytales.blogspot.com/
When you use the finger attachment with this, is there any danger of hair getting caught in the dryer? I bought this about a year ago and returned it to ULTA. Maybe I didn't give it a fair shake; I only tried it once.

Also, does anyone use a heat protectant cream of some sort on their hair when they use this? Asking, since most of those have at least one 'cone, from what I've seen.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
I love this diffuser! I got it for travel purposes but I will use it on a regular basis! I think a bowl diffuser gives a little more control/less blowing the air around, but this dryer lets you get closer to your scalp for more volume. it did a really good job of drying my hair and diffusing to help with volume and curl. Well worth the $20 I paid on Amazon.
Knightess Firmus Aurum, Maid of the Mitten, Slayer of Dissertation Dragons in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
2b/medium; CG 5/20/09
Wash, co-wash, co: Queen Helene Royal Curl Shampoo / Conditioner, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo / Conditioner, Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix,
Tigi MM
Stylers: Sally's Neutral Protein Filler as spray, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme, LALSG
Techniques: Plop and Diffuse
Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...4&postcount=97

I didn't have any problem with my hair catching in the fan (but my hair is between chin and shoulder length). And I didn't use any special heat protectant.

When you use the finger attachment with this, is there any danger of hair getting caught in the dryer? I bought this about a year ago and returned it to ULTA. Maybe I didn't give it a fair shake; I only tried it once.

Also, does anyone use a heat protectant cream of some sort on their hair when they use this? Asking, since most of those have at least one 'cone, from what I've seen.
Originally Posted by curls2grow
Knightess Firmus Aurum, Maid of the Mitten, Slayer of Dissertation Dragons in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
2b/medium; CG 5/20/09
Wash, co-wash, co: Queen Helene Royal Curl Shampoo / Conditioner, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo / Conditioner, Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix,
Tigi MM
Stylers: Sally's Neutral Protein Filler as spray, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme, LALSG
Techniques: Plop and Diffuse
Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...4&postcount=97

I am going to have to order it from Amazon, too, I guess. Just need to get some extra $. So dumb that I returned the one I had a year or so ago, since I can't find it at ULTA anymore. I guess we weren't ready for each other, or I had unrealistic expectations -- I really thought it would be lighter than it was. I guess I'm out of touch with what the "non-featherweight" dryer products feel like.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
I LOVE this dryer. I own two of them. My shoulder length hair dries quickly with this dryer and it doesn't get caught in the fan. I've had no problems using it.
3b, fine texture, low to normal porosity
Low Poos:
MOP C Hydrating, JC HCC, Ion Swimmer's Poo
Condish: GVP Balm, Kenra, Tigi Oatmeal/Honey, DE Coconut
Leave-In: BWC, Abba Gentle, KBB Nectar, GFTN
Stylers: CJ AF/CIAB, SS CEJ/FHG, QCCC, Komaza Puddings, EW SAJ or Alba Soft Curl w/KKSS, Kenra, Homemade FSG, AOMM, CK/QB HTSG

Save $5 off your first order at http://www.iherb.com. Use discount code: SOF540.
Ever since Alex said she found it at ross, i've been searching for an on-ground place to get one. I've had no luck. It sucks. I've looked at wal-greens/ulta/target/big lots -- OMG you name it and I can't find one. I even went to ross/tjmaxx/marshalls.

I'm gonna have to suck it up and order one. *sigh*
Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.

Ever since Alex said she found it at ross, i've been searching for an on-ground place to get one. I've had no luck. It sucks. I've looked at wal-greens/ulta/target/big lots -- OMG you name it and I can't find one. I even went to ross/tjmaxx/marshalls.

I'm gonna have to suck it up and order one. *sigh*
Originally Posted by goobernut
Goobernut, I found mine at CVS and it seems that most all of them around Boston sell the CurlFusion. When I went to see my family in SC over the holidays, I hunted everywhere and couldn't find it. Maybe it's a regional thing, but check CVS. They carry it here for $14.99 at regular price.
3b, fine texture, low to normal porosity
Low Poos:
MOP C Hydrating, JC HCC, Ion Swimmer's Poo
Condish: GVP Balm, Kenra, Tigi Oatmeal/Honey, DE Coconut
Leave-In: BWC, Abba Gentle, KBB Nectar, GFTN
Stylers: CJ AF/CIAB, SS CEJ/FHG, QCCC, Komaza Puddings, EW SAJ or Alba Soft Curl w/KKSS, Kenra, Homemade FSG, AOMM, CK/QB HTSG

Save $5 off your first order at http://www.iherb.com. Use discount code: SOF540.
Again, the lure! With DH at work and DS hanging with friends, I am heading over to 1-2 CVS again to see if I have better luck this time. Maybe they have replenished stock from the holiday shopping crunch.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
If it makes anyone feel better, it was not available at my local CVSs. But the store I got it from on Amazon offered free shipping! Woot!
Knightess Firmus Aurum, Maid of the Mitten, Slayer of Dissertation Dragons in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
2b/medium; CG 5/20/09
Wash, co-wash, co: Queen Helene Royal Curl Shampoo / Conditioner, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo / Conditioner, Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix,
Tigi MM
Stylers: Sally's Neutral Protein Filler as spray, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme, LALSG
Techniques: Plop and Diffuse
Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...4&postcount=97

I'm still using mine 2 years later..and i still really like it alot! I have never got my hair caught in it, no matter which way I blow it. It still works great after 2 years, although I am considering getting a devafuser attachment now just to try it--there's nothing wrong with my curlfusion, I just like to switch things up a bit!
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If it makes anyone feel better, it was not available at my local CVSs. But the store I got it from on Amazon offered free shipping! Woot!
Originally Posted by solidgold
Just got back from trying 3 CVS stores. Nada, zilch, and zippo. Not like it was sold out; it wasn't even listed on the shelves. This is my 2nd gad about town in search of the elusive Curl Fusion dryer. I wave the white flag now.

solidgold, can you please post a link to Amazon so I can try to get the free shipping offer too.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
It looks like Amazon will sell it for $20.19 and free super saver shipping if you order something else to get your total above $25:
http://www.amazon.com/Conair-222-222...3678720&sr=8-1

Oh--here's the seller I got it from--same offer--$20 free shipping:
http://www.amazon.com/Conair-222-222...3678796&sr=1-3

Good luck!
Knightess Firmus Aurum, Maid of the Mitten, Slayer of Dissertation Dragons in the Order of the Curly Crusaders
2b/medium; CG 5/20/09
Wash, co-wash, co: Queen Helene Royal Curl Shampoo / Conditioner, Kiehl's Amino Acid Shampoo / Conditioner, Redken Fresh Curls Shampoo, CJ Daily Fix,
Tigi MM
Stylers: Sally's Neutral Protein Filler as spray, Queen Helene Royal Curl Creme, LALSG
Techniques: Plop and Diffuse
Hair bio: http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...4&postcount=97

You're a doll to post back so quickly! I just bought it. Finally. From the seller with free shipping because that's all I wanted for now. I am always an internet shopping fan first; I wish I'd just done that to begin with.
Location: Texas
Type: 3b/3c (i), below shoulder length.
CO wash: A-O GPB LYY, Salon Care Honey Almond, Devacurl OC, Acure Argan Stem Cell+Argan Oil, Mill Creek Botanicals Keratin Repair
Leave-ins: BWC, KCKT, cno overnight
Styling: BRHG, MGA Sculpting Gel, A-O Mandarin Magic Gel, LOTD AVG, LALSG
DT: Kiehl's Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak, Curl Junkie Deep Fix, Briogeo Don't Despair Repair!
I think someone else had a thread going about this dryer a few months ago... maybe Alexjoujou or Goobernut?
Rhode Island - New England curly
2c-3a/F/i (Fia), shoulder length, need it cut!
Mod-CG since 10/09 - over 1 year!!

Cleanse: Suave condish, WF 365 lavender poo, soap, BS/ACV
Leave in: KCKT, CJ CF
Current winter stylers: CJ SG (HG!), AOMM, Boots, ALWAYS top w/ BRHG
PT: AOGPB, Emergencee, CJ CF
Diffuser dependent!
It was Alex, and her thread was down in the 2's I think she posted on this thread somewhere too heh.
Grand Goobah Caedran, Aqueous Infusion of Demulcents, Order of the Curly Crusaders

Fia 2cFi, fine texture, med porosity CG 5-29-09 * My hair loves protein! Currently using : DermOrganics Shampoo and IHM, G2B Kinkier Mousse, Re:Coil VMM, Anything Spiral Solutions! MO Sealing. Coconut Oil Pre-Poo, once a month Hard Water shampoo. Avoiding Glycerin in finishing products.

This is one of the 3 pancake dryers I own right now (the only type of diffuser I've used for the last 20 some years). Got it cheap on Ebay a couple years ago. Works great.
I don't ever use the toothy attachment but I think it would be affective for those who do the Pixiecurl method.
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