Post # 1
I’ve strongly disliked my cheap Conair blowdryer ever since I started using it almost 3 years ago, and now it’s time for a change. But now that I’ve started looking at what’s being offered I’m just plain confused! Ceramic? Ionic? Tourmaline??
Here’s my situation:
- I have very fine hair
- My budget is under $100
- I prefer to be able to adjust both flow and heat independently of each other
- And I’d prefer a shorter nozzle, since otherwise I whack myself on the head
- Oh, and concentrator attachment is a must!
Please let me know if you have the perfect hairdryer, or know of anything that fits my description. There are just to many options out there!
Post # 3
By the way I was pretty surprised to learn that Babyliss and Rusk are both in the Conair corporation.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
I have an ionic hair dryer, and I’m surprised at how well it works. I always thought that “ionic” sounded like a total BS marketing ploy, but I swear they work faster. I told my friend about it and she thought it worked way better for her as well.
I’ll recommend my hairdryer, but it might not be the kind you’re looking for — it has the brush built in: http://www.amazon.com/Conair-BC171NCS-Ceramic-Ionic-Brush/dp/B0009PVV40/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1389303848&sr=8-5&keywords=conair+hot+brush
it’s cheap, but I’ve used it about 2x per week for a few years and it has held up just fine.
Post # 5
@nerdybird: thank you so much! I’ve actually just placed my order for an Elchim 2001, so we’ll see how it works out. It was a tough choice between the Elchim and the tourmaline ionic Sedu (folica.com has a 30% off coupon, which would make the Sedu just slightly over budget), but in the end decided to go with Elchim since I read a lot of good reviews from people with fine hair like mine.
And those brushes are neat! I had one of those a couple of years ago, my hairdresser recommended it.
Post # 6
@cranraspberry: I got a new hair dryer two days ago! I got it from Beauty Bay, it comes with a UK plug, but I got an adapter for like $5 and there’s no problem. It’s one of the best I’ve ever used! Light weight, nozzle isn’t massive, the concentrator is fantastic and you can feel the quality! I’ll link it!
I paid $45 for it, plus free shipping, can’t complain!
Post # 7
@LeSpice: Congratulations! I’ve read a lot of good about BaByliss dryers!
I have super fine hair though, and apparently ionic dryers don’t always work that well for our ilk. At least I hope that’s the case – my hair has been especially bad recently, and I’m hoping it’s my cheap ionic Conair that’s to blame… I’ll have to see if the non-ionic Elchim will make a difference.
Post # 8
Just an update, I got the Elchim 2001 and I love it! I was really concerned that it would be too hot and the flow would be too strong for my fine hair (I regularly get scalp burn at salons because of the crazy heat), but it is absolutely perfect. And the lack of ionization really does make a difference.
So in case anybody out there is searching, this one is definitely worth a try.