I've had a Revlon diffuser for a few years now, but never touched it until July. I use it pretty much everyday now.
Here's what it looks like:
It has three temperature settings: cool, warm, and hot. I use warm. There are high and low settings; I use low.
For the past couple weeks, it's been blowing much hotter air than usual. So much so that I have to use the cool shot within five seconds of turning it on. There have also been moments of almost a burning-like smell, but only after I turn it on the first time and it doesn't last long.
I just attempted to diffuse my hair, and it was being weird. It wouldn't turn on! It would make a "revving" sound and just not start. Hitting reset didn't do anything. I finally figured out it would start if I pushed it to high and then back down to low. How does that work? It made the pixiecurl method extremely hard.
Should I get a new one? How long is the lifespan of a diffuser, anyway? It doesn't make sense to me that it would be dying now. I know it's a few years old, but I honestly haven't touched it until July. My car's going in the shop tomorrow night, so if I'm getting a new one, it needs to be before then so I'm not stuck without one.