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Is an expensive T3 Blow Dryer worth the money?

Started 1354660627.52 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1354762709.78 by jump4joy

would I notice a difference if I actually purchased an expensive one (like T3)or should I continue to pay aound 22.00 and throw them away when they break?

49 yrs old
brunette- thick hair
combo skin
medium skin color

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JeanLouise­Finch1354661462.211080 PostsRegistered 10/3/2011

QVC sells a T3. Maybe Ulta does, too. Look for it at different sites and check out the reviews, then weigh the opinions and make your decision.

Curly Q1354662068.637239 PostsRegistered 12/5/2006

Just FYI, there is a T3 coming up as a TSV soon--next week maybe?

I have had my T3 for several years and I love it. I paid a lot for it, but I think it is worth it. Several of my friends who have borrowed my T3 when visiting me, bought one after trying it. I have lots of thin curly hair. The T3 dries my hair very, very fast and with less frizz. I have the diffuser but it has never fit right, so I just use the nozzle. I notice a difference in my hair when I have to use a less expensive dryer. But I must say that less expensive dryers have gotten better. On a trip, I borrowed my hostess' Revlon ceramic dryer and it was pretty good. More frizz and longer drying time, but probably a quarter of the price of the T3.

sarahpanda1354667338.6131437 PostsRegistered 10/23/2007

I've had two T3 dryers.....now I have a Hot Tools....would not buy another T3, not worth the extra $$ in my opinion.

KatCat11354667593.817163 PostsRegistered 7/21/2011

dl, I have a T3 Featherweight. I bought it from the Q about 4 years ago. No problems whatsoever. My hair is not dry from blow drying every other day either. If this one ever goes, I will probably buy a Conair because I am no longer working. I just really want a lightweight dryer that's the most important part of it for me.

P.S. dl, go to ULTA online and read the reviews for hair dryers. Quite interesting.

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MrsT1354667973.4032046 PostsRegistered 5/17/2008
I have thick, coarse hair and my T3 dries it fast. I've had it about a year and if it wasn't so new, I'd consider buying the upcoming TSV. The TSV seems to have a few more options than the one I have now. Mine only has "high, off, low" for the controls.

2badlabs1354668428.99191 PostsRegistered 2/1/2012Nashville,Tn.

I have a T3 use it everyday, can't really tell a difference in my hair or the drying time.

Do not judge by appearances: a rich heart may be under a poor coat.-
Scottish Proverb

kerri12121354670850.92265 PostsRegistered 11/4/2011

I think a good dryer makes a huge difference.I got a T3 dryer at marshalls for under 100

Stacismom1354672711.311106 PostsRegistered 6/28/2006Ohio

I have had my T3 for a few years and although it is still going strong, I told my dh I would like to have the upcoming tsv for Christmas! I will take the one I have now to our camper. It has cut my drying time in at least half and really controls the frizz better than any dryer I have ever had!

Rainbowsar­efree1354675537.2561 PostsRegistered 7/19/2011

Go for the $22 one! I bought a T3 maybe 2 years ago and a couple of months ago the plug device fell apart. (No, I did not drop it or do anything else to cause it to break. It simply fell apart.) Because the dryer was so expensive, I thought about replacing the device, but good luck finding a replacement. I bought a new tourmaline dryer at Wal Mart and it works just as well as the T3 that I paid over $100 for at QVC.

Sister Gol­den Hair1354677065.39714544 PostsRegistered 7/18/2008

I have the gold T3 and love it. My hair is thick and coarse, the T3 dries it fast. I have less frizz than with my other hairdryer. I would buy another one for sure.

Reach for the moon, even if you miss, you will land among the stars.

Curly Q1354678642.103239 PostsRegistered 12/5/2006
On 12/4/2012 Rainbowsarefree said:

Go for the $22 one! I bought a T3 maybe 2 years ago and a couple of months ago the plug device fell apart. (No, I did not drop it or do anything else to cause it to break. It simply fell apart.) Because the dryer was so expensive, I thought about replacing the device, but good luck finding a replacement. I bought a new tourmaline dryer at Wal Mart and it works just as well as the T3 that I paid over $100 for at QVC.

T3s have a 24 month warranty. If you still have the broken T3 you should try sending it in for replacement or repair. In fact, they replaced my travel dryer that was more than two years old.

oceanair1354679114.23493 PostsRegistered 3/23/2005

I received the TSV in hot pink yesterday. This is my second T3, the first one is still good, but this will go to the daughter.

NorskyGal1354679172.85379 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern Plains

If I understand correctly, T3 is a brand name that has a tourmaline element to it, which makes the hair dry quicker. I have a hair dryer that has tourmaline but it's not a T3 and it didn't cost hundreds of dollars. I bought mine at Target about 3-4 years ago for (I think) under $30 and LOVE It. It dries my hair MUCH quicker and causes much less frizz than a 'normal' hair dryer. Aren't there several common brands of hair dryers that have tourmaline in them?

NorskyGal

lyla861354719578.62231 PostsRegistered 9/25/2011

I recently bought a T3 and I love it! I would recommend giving them a try. I got mine from skinstore . com and used a 20% off coupon-I think they have one offered right now!

Harpa1354742433.657677 PostsRegistered 6/28/2007

I don't know. My DH says that the heating element will burn out in the expensive models same as the el-cheapos. My considerations would be how light-weight is it, and does it have a cool air button?

musicgrl1354750922.711075 PostsRegistered 11/28/2008Suburban Detroit

I got one from Marshall's, only thing different is that it is not the lightweight one. It was $45 and I have been happy with it. Don't really know if it is better than the others, I actually try not to use it, so I don't fade and damage my hair.

Sunshine K­ate1354751226.05312240 PostsRegistered 11/13/2006The Beautiful Mountains & Western Sky

I have a Revlon Tourmaline Ionic hair dryer that was rated as an alternative to the T3 from Consumer Reports. The trials indicated ladies couldn't tell the different between the two. The Revlon was $20 at Wal-Mart (Walgreens sells it too).

I've had it for two years and it's still going strong. I'll buy another one just like when this one 'bites the dust'.

Respectfully ~
Kate

jump4joy1354762709.781298 PostsRegistered 5/19/2007
On 12/4/2012 luvmy2labs said:

I have a T3 use it everyday, can't really tell a difference in my hair or the drying time.

I agree and my T3 is heavy for me. I don't plan to buy another. My first one burned out after about five months and I was only using it a couple of times a week. Also, my current T3 is too hot, even on the Low setting so I only use it occasionally - money wasted...

Not worth the $$$ in my opinion!!

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