91 of 94 people found the following review helpful
on January 13, 2007
I originally bought this dryer for my mother who was using an ancient hair dryer that barely blew air. I decided that I needed to test it out first. Well, I loved it so much that I kept it for myself. It cut my drying time in half. I love how even the hottest air from the dryer seems cool compared to my old hair dryer. Also, I decided to get this for my best friend for Christmas. She has long, thick hair. She emailed me after two days of use and said (rather melodramatically) that the hair dryer had changed her life! She said that it cut her blowing time in half. She has mentioned it two other times since Christmas so she is very impressed and thrilled with the product. The only negative is that it is very heavy compared to my previous dryer. It took me a couple weeks to get used to it but now my arm doesn't remember the difference. I bought another one for my mother who likes it but said that it was drying her hair so quickly that she has to use the diffuser attachment so she has time to strategically style her hair with a brush before it is dry. We all highly recommend this product. Great value for the money.
35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
on September 9, 2007
This is an excellent product! It dries my hair quickly, but my hair is also much healthier. Previously, I had a Vidal Sassoon hairdryer, which I bought only 9 months ago. In the last few months, I noticed problems with my hair, including frizziness and damaged ends. These are not typical problems for me. I also started having trouble with hairdryer, and I trashed it when it sucked my hair into the dryer and fried it. I immediately ordered the Conair hairdryer after doing some research. Not only does it dry quickly and well, but the frizziness is gone and my hair looks so much better! I never knew a hairdryer could make that much of a difference.
53 of 56 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2006
This blow dryer is the best. It doesn't feel that strong but it dries faster than any blow dryer I have ever used. It leaves hair incredibly soft with a lustrous shine. Hair maintains style longer. And the price is right. Really impressive.
60 of 65 people found the following review helpful
on September 26, 2007
The drying indeed seems a little faster with ionic. But it is definitely muted in the sound it makes. Every time my wife starts to dry her huge bundle of hair, the hair drier whine used to get me crazy. I feel a lot better now. The build quality is also pretty good and sturdy. For this price, this is definitely one of the best.
44 of 48 people found the following review helpful
on August 11, 2006
I just used this for the first time this morning, and I am thoroughly impressed! My old hairdryer was giving me problems (Wigo - paid $100 for it) and I found this one on Amazon. I cannot believe how much better it is than my old one! My hair is softer and shinier, and dried very quick! I wouldn't bother with spending the $ on T3 - this is an incredible dryer for the price!
19 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on April 20, 2007
I really like this dryer. It dries faster than most and does leave my hair softer than my previous blowdryer. It takes a moment or two for it to heat up, but never gets so hot that it would burn me. I love the two attachments and being able to complete 3 types of styles without a problem. The only negative is (as others have mentioned) the "cool" button. It is not uncommon for fingers to rest on it while styling and then all my heat is gone. It does need better usability testing.
26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on May 12, 2007
I own the 213L model, which is exactly the same as the 213X model, except it has 121 .33CT clear Swarovski crystals studding the handle and steel-paneled body of the dryer, a 9' professional line cord, and possibly a longer warranty (5 years). However, it must be essentially the same model due to the fact that it comes with an instruction guide to the 213X.
Functions: An Ion "on/off" button on the back, rubberized grip handle, cool/warm/hot + low/high functions, and a "cool shot" button. The grip is comfortable, even for someone with petite hands, like me. it has a hinged filter which "screws" off for easy cleaning. No more getting hair "eaten" by the back end of the dryer. Phew. My diffuser has the two-toned black/red color, and a black nozzle attachment.
Performance: This dryer works amazingly! It feels less-powerful on "high" compared to my last dryer, a 6-year old Revlon 1875 Watt dryer ($20), but this didn't affect its usage. The "Cool" function is actually cool instead of being somewhat-warm, and using the "cold" feature even on dry hair seems to smooth it out a bit. I have thick, straight, mostly coarse hair, and tend to look like a fluffy poodle after washing. My hair simply gains a ridiculous amount of volume and flyaways and I was always afraid to dry my hair all the way, thinking I'd heat-damage it. But this hair dryer made my hair straight, sleek, AND smooth! I am no longer afraid to dry my hair completely, it looked like freaking hair-commercial hair. The drying time wasn't that much diminished from my old dryer, but the difference in quality was definitely noticeable. I might go so far as to call it a minor "miracle." No more applying balms and salves to make my flyaway strands stay down!
Cons: Weight is definitely a con on this dryer. It is no "featherweight" style and holding it for a lengthy time will build bicep strength. It's a little heavy for me but my biggest arm workout usually involves typing on a keyboard. But if you like something "substantial," this is it. I estimate about 1.5-2.5 lbs.
Price difference: With substantial discounts from its MSRP of $140 on the 213L, the price difference between the two was *not* substantial. It sounds dumb, but the resultant $15 price difference for the crystals was worth it for me. Now my dryer is not just functional, it's relatively pretty, and I hate to sound like a giddy little girl, but the sparkles really lift my mood during the chore of drying my hair... and the knowledge that I own one of only 2,500 213L(s) produced.
other Notes: 5 year limited warranty. It is *not* dual-voltage, so no dragging it overseas. Mine also has a handled wooden carrying case with a satin inset, which is a little too ostentatious and large. High-quality, I just don't have room for it. The Amazon pictures of both products are all accurate.
Final Note: Would I buy this again? Yes. I compared it to other discount store dryers and high-end dryers. I almost bought a Hai Jade Air, but seriously, this one seems to have the same functionality as higher-end dryers. But who wants to spend $165+ on a dryer, anyway? Save that for your Chi iron. The only con to this one is that it's just a bit heavy. I think I'm going to go buy the Infiniti hairbrush too... I'm *that* pleased.
18 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on February 7, 2007
My hair dryer died, had to get a new one. Read the reviews, and was hoping for a product that lived up to my old hair dryer that I really liked. This product far exceeded my expectations. Hair dried quicker, the 'hot' setting wasn't anywhere near as hot as my previous hair dryer, and yet it still worked great. Hair feels softer, and sets differently. Never expected that a mid-range hair dryer could make such a difference!
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on September 19, 2007
Overall I think it's a great product. It does seem to take less time to dry my hair and it's quiter than the other regular hair dryer that I have. However, the buttons are not in the great spot, I sometimes turn the dryer off without meaning to do so. It's not a major problem, however.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
on August 23, 2007
I bought this hair dryer for home use to replace my Ionic styler. However, this product is very heavy and difficult for me to handle. I will use it, but do not enjoy it fully. It is very clumsy and if you have difficulty with your arms, shoulder or hands it is not for you.