Questions about blow dryers

I'm curious about the difference between an ion or whatever type Conair, Revlon or other brand you could find at Wal-Mart or Target, and a high-priced brand you could find on Folica.

Do the brand name ones, like Chi or whatever, work any better, as in: Is the user's hair any shinier than with previous dryers? Is it any softer/silkier than with previous dryers? Do the newer versions of ion dryers last any longer than the previous versions?

I have a Conair Ion Shine 1875. I bought it when I was in a pinch. It's not very powerful so it takes me a long time to dry my hair. It has a single duct or whatever the tube is called. I love that it came with a spot attachment & a diffuser. Both clip/snap on perfectly.

I've noticed newer ions have two ion ports or chutes, compared to mine with one. I've noticed newer dryers are more powerful. Some have different heat & speed settings. All seem to have the cold or cool shot button, even if they have a cool/cold heat setting, which seems redundant.

I thought about buying a higher-end more powerful version so I could get my hair dry faster, but noticed the ones I found on Folica don't come with diffusers. I don't want to drive to so many stores looking for one that will fit perfectly. I also don't want to look high & low on-line for one that might not even fit or it fits, at first & then falls off.

What about ceramic dryers, are they better than ions?

I have always used Ionic dryers.. i do find my hair/curls come out better/no frizz then with a dryer that doesnt have ionic. And my hair does dry more faster . But with my gel it does take a lil bit longer to dry for some strange reason, i can use a diff gel and my hair would dry quicker. but i dont mind since this gel works wonders so i can take a longer drying time. I got my dryer and walmart and its 1875 with the norm cool shot and such ( i think it was like $12 ). nothing too special other than its light weight so it doesnt tired my arm out .The diffuser snaps on perfect and doesnt blow my hair around at all and the bowl is big enough to cup my hair inside but if u get a diffuser with less fingers and too many holes in it it will blow your hair around alot. I found that mistake out on my last dryer so i make sure the diffuser has more scrunching finger and less holes. I wouldnt buy a high end dryer since i know u can get a cheaper version and it works just the same. I have been happy with my cheapy dryers thru the years and so has my curls.
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I recalled a recent topic on this and here it is. I've always been curious about those really high dollar blow dryers, but not enough to fork over the cash.

http://www.naturallycurly.com/curlta...ght=blow+dryer

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I wonder if Sally Beauty Supply has one that compares to the expensive ones for less dough?
congrats on quiting smoking! Save the money you would have spent on cigs and go buy one of those T3 dryers & let me know.

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I just bought a Solia 1-1/4" flat iron from Folica!


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I just bought a Solia 1-1/4" flat iron from Folica!
Originally Posted by Liz's loops
How nice. You bought a hair fryer.

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I just bought a Solia 1-1/4" flat iron from Folica!
Originally Posted by Liz's loops
How nice. You bought a hair fryer.
Originally Posted by Brio
I rarely straighten, maybe 3 times a year & sometimes not even then. If the weight of my hair doesn't pull the curl out it's the dry air flattening my hair. I like a change so I plan to do it more often now.

:P


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I just bought a Solia 1-1/4" flat iron from Folica!
Originally Posted by Liz's loops
How nice. You bought a hair fryer.
Originally Posted by Brio
I rarely straighten, maybe 3 times a year & sometimes not even then. If the weight of my hair doesn't pull the curl out it's the dry air flattening my hair. I like a change so I plan to do it more often now.

:P
Originally Posted by Liz's loops
I was just pickin' on ya. I have nothing against straightening out curly hair, if that's what someone wants to do. I'd probably do it too, but I don't really have much luck with it or the patience.

Plus, I wanted you to get the dryer instead. It's all about ME, anyway. hehehe

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I just bought a Solia 1-1/4" flat iron from Folica!
Originally Posted by Liz's loops
How nice. You bought a hair fryer.
Originally Posted by Brio
I rarely straighten, maybe 3 times a year & sometimes not even then. If the weight of my hair doesn't pull the curl out it's the dry air flattening my hair. I like a change so I plan to do it more often now.

:P
Originally Posted by Liz's loops
I was just pickin' on ya. I have nothing against straightening out curly hair, if that's what someone wants to do. I'd probably do it too, but I don't really have much luck with it or the patience.

Plus, I wanted you to get the dryer instead. It's all about ME, anyway. hehehe
Originally Posted by Brio
I figured you were, that's why I was giving 'the raspberries'!

Of course I forgot to look at Sally's for a dryer this evening, but I got a copy of their magazine. There are two nice looking dryers in there, one per ad. One is a Jilbere Tourmaline series, dual port ion. OOOH... bright red... shiny... sleek looking! Another is Helen of Troy Jewel Tools Tourmaline/something called JewelStone with nanotechnology. First time I've heard of that! It's black... with a red 'thong' stripe!
I'm curious about the difference between an ion or whatever type Conair, Revlon or other brand you could find at Wal-Mart or Target, and a high-priced brand you could find on Folica.

Do the brand name ones, like Chi or whatever, work any better, as in: Is the user's hair any shinier than with previous dryers? Is it any softer/silkier than with previous dryers? Do the newer versions of ion dryers last any longer than the previous versions?

I have a Conair Ion Shine 1875. I bought it when I was in a pinch. It's not very powerful so it takes me a long time to dry my hair. It has a single duct or whatever the tube is called. I love that it came with a spot attachment & a diffuser. Both clip/snap on perfectly.

I've noticed newer ions have two ion ports or chutes, compared to mine with one. I've noticed newer dryers are more powerful. Some have different heat & speed settings. All seem to have the cold or cool shot button, even if they have a cool/cold heat setting, which seems redundant.

I thought about buying a higher-end more powerful version so I could get my hair dry faster, but noticed the ones I found on Folica don't come with diffusers. I don't want to drive to so many stores looking for one that will fit perfectly. I also don't want to look high & low on-line for one that might not even fit or it fits, at first & then falls off.

What about ceramic dryers, are they better than ions?



Originally Posted by Liz's loops
Hey:
i bought a high end chi dryer from AnnMarie. I cringed at the price tag but every time I went in to see her, she used that dryer on me and I got no frizz as she was drying and my hair felt different. My old walmart dryer was kind of crappy.
So.... I really like the dryer. The only thing I don't like about it is that it doesn't have different heat settings. you either have heat or the cool shot button. I really like how it is made as far as holding the handle part. It is angled to fit your hand well. The cool shot which ends up being warm works well tho.
It came with a diffuser but I llike my old one better.
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