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A "good" blow dryer?

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Old 01-06-2013, 08:50 PM
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Default A "good" blow dryer?

I've been thinking about spending $$ on a better blow dryer. Mine have always been Target purchases but have read more expensive ones are worth it. Any thoughts or suggestions? I've looked ar a Rusk and Babybliss - both around $80. Worth it or no?
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:29 AM
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Get a professional dryer. I can't begin to say how much better they are. I bought a Solano years ago and love it. It cost around $100 but that was a while ago. Suddenly everyone in the family wanted to use that dryer. All the others were abandoned. I am sure amazon must sell them. I got mine thru my hairdresser. I also know that beauty supply stores that cater to hairdressers etc. sell them.
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:38 AM
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The current blow dryer I have is the best I have ever owned. It's not cheap, but its worth it.

T3 Featherweight 2: Shop Dryers | Sephora
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:38 AM
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I tried the T3 and it made my hair too soft. I have a head full of baby fine hair. I use one of the blow dryers from Sally's Beauty Supply (can't remember the name at the moment). You'll probably have to try several different brands before you find the right one. Make sure you purchase from a retailer that has a good return policy.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:06 PM
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Ive been a HUGE fan of Babyliss Pro dryers! I still have the one I purchased 5 yrs ago, but is now my daughters! I went out on a larger limb and bought the Babyliss Pro V2 Volare and love it A bit on the pricey side, but ... its nice
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:06 PM
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Another vote for Solano. I have Solano The Original (I think that's the name). I got it from (cheapest price, reputable know you're not getting a fake).

Folica often has deals. Right now you can get free shipping and 15% off w/this code: FOLICANEWYEARCODE or they're having some kind of rebate program where you can get $40 off for recycling your hair dryer or flat iron. Plus the Solano is on sale. Seriously, this would be a great deal. In addition, Folica usually has a good rebate through eBates if you use that.

I was using a Conair Infinity, which was perfectly fine. The Solano is great! More shine, less frizz, fast drying. In my opinion, the only downside is that is has a really long cord, which is, I suppose, because it's made for professional use.

Good luck!
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Thanks for the input! I never thought it really made a difference! This is the first time in 20 years my hair has been past my shoulders so that's prompted me looking into it. I had looked at a Babybliss, hadn't heard of Solano and never knew a dryer could make your hair too soft! My hair is fine, which is why I've always kept it shorter. Looks like I'll be making an investment! How do I explain this to the DH ...

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Old 01-07-2013, 02:10 PM
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Professional blow dryers are great. They make a HUGE difference. Here is the company I order from if you are interested....

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We have a special for our V.I.P. Members ONLY! Today Only receive $10 OFF ANY ORDER over $100 (Use code
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:30 PM
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Oy. I wasn't even in the market for a new blowdryer, but I *am* growing out my hair and always looking for ways to keep it looking good and healthy.

So, I couldn't resist the link Cathe provided to the HANAair, which got INCREDIBLE reviews. If anyone else pulls the trigger, if you use this link: My hair is even better than hers! :P we'll both get $25 off. But it's only good until Jan 10, so be impulsive and act fast.

ETA: I didn't come up with that link title, that was the site that provided it!!!! Kinda funny though...
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Old 01-08-2013, 10:52 AM
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The Solano I had (I've since replaced it with something I got at BBB, only because I wasn't near a professional store), was recommended to me by my stylist. He has worked at numerous very high end salons in NY and has celebrity clientele, and is what he recommended. I actually bought it at a professional store.
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