Friday, August 17, 2018

Hair Dryers: Compare


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Pros
Significantly cuts down on drying time; exceptionally lightweight; drying technology leaves hair smoother and softer; features an ionic switch; long cord length; conveniently sized for travel/storage; multiple heat/speed combinations; extended life AC motor
Affordable professional-grade hair dryer; lighter and more compact than conventional dryers; long cord length; multiple heat/speed combinations; long-lasting AC motor; removable filter makes it easy to clean; rubber casing makes it easy to grip
Very inexpensive hair dryer with tourmaline ionic technology; retractable cord prevents damage and is convenient for storage and travel; removable filter makes it easy to clean
Cons
Expensive; some complaints that the dryer was still quite top heavy compared to other professional dryers and buttons were awkwardly placed; some customers felt it didn't work well with the diffuser attachment for curly hair
Some complaints that the dryer was somewhat top heavy compared to other professional dryers; some complaints that the concentrator attachment falls off the nozzle at higher power settings
Noisier than more expensive brands; cord is on the shorter side; heat/speed settings are limited; shorter lifespan than expensive dryers
Type
Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic
Ceramic Ionic
Tourmaline Ceramic Ionic
Price (MSRP)
$160
$60
$25
Warranty
2-year limited warranty
3-year limited warranty
3-year limited warranty
Dimensions
6.2" long
8.5" x 3.8" x 9.8"
4.75" x 9.5" x 11"
Weight (lbs)
1.2
2.2
2.5
Drying Technology
While improved heat distribution reduces hair damage, a tourmaline-coated ionic generator substantially cuts drying time and seals the cuticle to lock in moisture and reduce frizz and static by 90%. One interesting bonus feature of the 4000i is that it has an ion switch, which you can leave on for smooth/straight hair or turn off if you want to add more volume.
In addition to providing improved heat distribution to prevent hair damage, the Carrera 2's ceramic ionic technology also reduces overall drying time and seals the cuticle to make hair silkier and shinier.
The Infiniti 223x has tourmaline ceramic coils that prevent damage to hair because they can distribute heat more evenly. The ionic generator also helps to reduce drying time and leave hair smooth and shiny.
Settings
It has 6 speed/heat settings.
It has 6 speed/heat settings.
It has 3 heat and 2 speed settings.
Cool Shot Button
Yes
Yes
Yes
Ion Switch
Yes
No
No
Motor Type
AC
AC
DC
Power
1875W (can produce airspeed of 80mph and airflow of 86 m3/h)
1900W
1875W
Voltage
110
110
110
Cord
Has a 9' professional power cord (fixed).
Has a 9' professional power cord (fixed).
Has a 5' power cord (retractable).
Included Attachments
Comes with 2 concentrators.
Comes with an extra narrow concentrator nozzle (8 mm).
Comes with a soft finger diffuser for curly/wavy hair and a concentrator.
Product Design
Available in a matte black or pink finish.
Available in a matte black finish that has a soft rubberized texture.
Available in a fuchsia finish.
 
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