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Does your blowdryer really matter?

Started 1338651909.157 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1338672974.417 by BonnieBelle
I think I'm going to have to buy a new one soon. So many to choose from, and price varies from $10 to hundreds. Does it really matter? Ionic, tourmaline, etc... Ae they really better to your hair? I know I do want one with multiple heat and speed settings.

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scatcat1338655335.5931639 PostsRegistered 11/19/2006
I assume you are a fellow knitter?! Yeah! I have a blow dryer that is only 1600 (watts?) and it is not hot enough to style my hair. Other than that, it seems alot of low cost dryers have the ionic setting (whatever the heck that is).

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Skylands1338655818.0736667 PostsRegistered 5/30/2010

It does to me. I have very heavy, thick hair that takes forever to dry. I've found that the more expensive, professional blow dryers do not frizz my hair and take less time. I have a T3 but would not recommend it. Solano is the one I'll buy when this one finally burns out and my warranty is over. Yes, a good blow dryer makes a difference. I've had my time with the cheap drug store brands. No more!

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carrob1338656720.6331839 PostsRegistered 10/6/2010 FL

I think it matters, but not willing to pay loads for one, Tjmaxx & Marshall's have good deals on nicer hairdryers, I found a Rusk W8less for $30, it even came with a small hairdryer for traveling.

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champagnep­oodle1338656773.5435927 PostsRegistered 9/26/2011

The only thing that matters to me about a blow dryer is it must have a diffuser.

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TheKateMei­ster1338665295.5272265 PostsRegistered 4/25/2012The Land of Pleasant Living

I would second what carrob said. I think a nice dryer has made a difference to me compared to my old drugstore brand, but definitely check your local Marshalls! That is also where I bought my nice flatiron.

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Kathlen1338665492.46714875 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

For me - doesn't matter at all. About every 15 years I have to replace mine. Just bought a new one from CVS for about $20.

They made me change my name! So, I dropped an 'e.' Formerly Kathleen.

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Kathlen1338665493.1214875 PostsRegistered 8/7/2006East Side, West Side, All Around The Town ... London Bridge is Falling Down

Ooops. Dupe

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They made me change my name! So, I dropped an 'e.' Formerly Kathleen.

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evelyner1338666936.4932692 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I bought mine at Costco and I love it. However, my hair is not that thick, and it is straight.

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Irshgrl312­011338670833.05717184 PostsRegistered 3/14/2006

Before becoming an aestheitician, I was a hairstylist for over 10 years and this is when he blowdrying comback really started.

Salons usually use a better of brand of dryer, but not the reason you think they do. First they need ones that can take a beating. A strong one which can be dropped and be put on he "ON" position all day long.

There really isn't a need for that a home. Now that I dont do hair professional I get all my styling supplies from Sally's Brand. I use TT flatiron, hairdryer by Titanium Tools and they have held u for me and friends and family that I still color cut and style just as good as the products worth hunderds and eve thousads. If you give them a try and if they are not to your licking you can return them.

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blissmiss1338671648.963215 PostsRegistered 3/13/2010

Not to me. Over the years I've used both expensive and cheap and didn't notice any difference. My hair is straight, fine, and color treated. I use it to dry hair only...if it styled or conditioned it or gave me a makeover, I'd be willing to pay more. {#emotions_dlg.laugh}

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KatCat11338672019.10318205 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

I purchased a T3. It's nice but I really don't think it dries my hair any faster. I think it depends on whether when you dry your hair. Immediatley, out of the shower or 20 or so minutes later. However, my hair doesn't look fried. It's soft and manageable. I purchased my dryer at QVC a couple of years ago.

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Marybella1338672391.842018 PostsRegistered 6/19/2006

I like my Hot Tools dryer I bought at an Ulta store. Paid around $40.00 on sale. High and low speeds, hot and warm temps with a cool button. It's relatively light in weight. Love it.

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aprilskies1338672572.5235374 PostsRegistered 7/26/2005

I have a 20 dollar hairdryer, I think its the revlon stylist, and it works like a charm for me. I dont really know if there is a difference between dryers but this one does not cause frizz or static for me.

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flippflopp1338672754.997524 PostsRegistered 6/25/2011

I have a Conair Ionshine hair dryer...can't remember how much I paid for it, but the girl that cuts my hair always tells me I do such a great job blow drying my hair.

I don't know that price matters so much as technique.

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BonnieBelle1338672974.41720116 PostsRegistered 4/13/2007

I have a BaByliss Pro. It has to have a lot of power to dry your hair fast. The cheap ones don't have enough power and leave your hair flat.

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