Can you recommend me a good hairdryer?

(17 Posts)
SauvignonPlonker Fri 07-Aug-15 09:11:31

I'm looking for a high-wattage, lightweight hairdryer. I have fine hair in a bob, which needs volume but don't use accessories such as diffusers or rollers, but would find a concentrator nozzle/narrow opening helpful.

I only spend 5-10mins on my hair daily

There seem to be so many on the market & I don't know where to start.

ababsurdum Fri 07-Aug-15 11:54:01

Babyliss boutique is the best, most powerful hair dryer I've used. I'm currently using a parlux as I lost the filter off the back of the babyliss and needed to replace it. It's ok but IMO the babyliss is much better.

gonegrey56 Fri 07-Aug-15 12:42:03

I have a Parlux 385 power light.
Fantastic hairdryer, takes me 5 minutes to do my hair .

sonata1 Fri 07-Aug-15 14:29:38

Parlux 3200 compact. Powerful but not lightweight though. They are the ones the salons use.

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Fri 07-Aug-15 16:34:37

Parlux. I don't find mine heavy at all though.

bonzo77 Fri 07-Aug-15 17:01:39

Hmm. I have a parlux. It is fairly heavy, and gets too hot: I've singed my hair on it before. Used on the low setting it's fine.

plentyofshoes Fri 07-Aug-15 17:14:28

Parlux again.

SauvignonPlonker Fri 07-Aug-15 19:22:39

Almost unanimous, then.

Just checked out the prices though shock

burnishedsilver Fri 07-Aug-15 19:33:43

I recently bought a parlux 385. It's very good and extremely light but I'm not sure it was worth the money.

sonata1 Fri 07-Aug-15 19:39:08

Do you know anybody who has a Sally's Hair and Beauty card? They have VAT free days occasionally so it would work out cheaper.

noisytoys Fri 07-Aug-15 22:05:36

I have a parlux too. That along with having my hair Japanese straightened every six months and every day is a good day for hair. Hair is the one thing it's really work spending extra on as it makes a huge difference to your appearance.

SauvignonPlonker Thu 27-Aug-15 08:08:16

Ok, it's Payday today grin thank fuck and I'm seriously considering a splurge on a Parlux.

But are they really worth it if you have fine/short (bobbed) hair, which normally requires styling? It normally dries fairly quickly so I'm wondering if there really is benefit in this?

Or are ETI ones just as good? I've also noticed some 5-star rated hairdryers on Amazon for 1/2 the price & am swithering if these are better options?

BumbleNova Thu 27-Aug-15 09:17:21

Parlux. just no contest. I have lots of very fine hair OP. its currently shoulder length and tbh the parlux is the best hairdryer I have ever owned. it makes drying quick and since its so powerful, really good volume. they are also bombproof so should last ages.

Lynne2015 Thu 27-Aug-15 09:39:18

Parlux - i have the 3800, my hair is so soft and it dries in no time
worth the money

SauvignonPlonker Thu 27-Aug-15 09:43:01

Thanks! My old babyliss has frayed wires & is a bit of a danger

SauvignonPlonker Thu 27-Aug-15 09:49:19

Amazon have the 3200 for £70. There are some cheaper ones on EBay but it looks like they're perhaps reconditioned

Patapouf Thu 27-Aug-15 12:49:54

Oooh I've never heard of parlux! I can't find the nozzle attachment for my otherwise brilliant tresemme ion blah blah blah one. My hair is very very thick and curly/wavy/unruly.

Which parlux is best?

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