Okay. The truth about this product is that it really is a great hairdryer! My hairdresser recommended it to me. After several months of convincing myself to spend the big money on a hairdryer, I finally broke down and purchased the red one. It worked great for 2 months! Then the heating element went out on it. Thankfully I had purchased the protection plan and sent it back to Overstock. It was replaced with this (black) one, which worked great until now. The heating element went out on this one as well! And don't you know, it conveniently broke less than one month after the protection plan expired! PLEASE NOTE: This dryer has been used once a day (at most) on someone with moderately fine hair (probably takes me less than 7 minutes to dry my hair) and lasted less than 24 months. It was never dropped and rarely left my bathroom. Hardly undergoing "professional" use, if you ask me! WARNING: DO NOT BUY THIS DRYER WITHOUT PURCHASING THE PROTECTION PLAN!
I am concerned with the effects of EMFs around our 1 year old granddaughter. She likes to hang out when I'm drying my hair and I feel she's not being bombarded if she stays. As to function, it is lighter and quieter than most, GREAT long, heavy cord that doesn't tangle, and a cool button that actually provides cool air. However, there is only a low / high setting with no ability to dry your hair with less heat or less power. I haven't found that to be a problem, but it might be for some people. Personally, I LOVE my new dryer!
Love this hair dryer! If there had to be any negatives, I think the cord is too long and thick for my personal bathroom. Probably perfect for a salon, but that is just my opinion. Otherwise, it is not as loud as a "normal" hairdryer and dries my fine, but thick hair in half the time as my old dryer! My hair comes at smooth, and even in Florida, I barely need to use my chi flat iron after my blow out (it is Feb now, ask me again in July, that could be another story...) I am very happy with it so far and have even bought one for a gift. The only thing that I am concerned about is that I didn't get the warranty and in about a year it has a reputation of dying out. Enjoy it!
I purchased this hair dryer on December 7, 2010. Today, February 18th 2011, the heater element stopped working. The dryer still blows air, but it no longer generates any heat. Up until this particular failure though, the dryer was great! Quick drying time, quiet operation... it'd just be nice to get more than two months' use out of it...
I love this hairdryer! Best I've ever owned. It came highly recommended by my hair stylist. He did give me a warning... it won't last long. Seeing the other reviews, I now know this isn't an isolated incident. I usually dry my extra long fine hair in 20 minutes, but now it takes about 10-12. So far, I love the product but Mr. Farouk Shami needs to work on the engine because a $$$ hairdryer isn't worth replacing every year. I don't care how great my hair looks. Not to mention all that discarded plastic... not very environmentally responsible.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Exactly
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. So far, so good
After just two years the heating element stopped working. It blows cold air only. I called customer service per warranty instructions to order post-warranty repair and was told that they no longer have contract with the repair company and can't help me. So, now it is useless only after two years. My old Clairol hair dryer that I bought for $20 in 1988 is still running and I am back to using it. What a difference!
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? accurate
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. worked well for 2 years only
I was in desperate need of a hair dryer because my old cheapy was beginning to fry sections of my hair each time I blow dried it. My sister had this same exact hair dryer, so I was lucky enough to try it out first. The quality of this hair dryer is so much better than the one I used to own. It dried my hair very quickly and created volume! I had to have my own, and surprisingly enough I found the same exact one on Overstock at a better price than other beauty supply stores. I know its expensive, but it is well worth the investment!
I got this hair dryer about 11 months ago. I absolutlty loved it the first couple of times I used it. I have long thick hair, it used to take me 15 + to get my hair dry, but after I purchased the CHI it cut down the time in half. The hair dryer worked great for the first 11 months, one day I decided to dry my hair and the heating element of the dryer was broke!!! It would blow cold air only, I tried cleaning the screen in the back of the dryer and nothing worked. I was so glad that I read some reviews before purchasing this dryer because I heard other people having the same problem so I decided to purchase a protection plan for the dryer. I never thought I was going to use it, but not even a yr later I'm having to return this item to overstock. I would recomend the dryer because it does a good job BUT the hassle to have to return the dryer and get a new one has taken a long time. I am in the process of getting a new one. If you decide to purchase this item I would highly recommend that you get the protection plan!
Hair holds better after using this dryer, then with others.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Good
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
I've purchased this hair dryer a few years ago from Overstock and it still works great! It dries my hair faster than other hair dryers I've had and seems yo keep the frizzies away. This is a high quality hair dryer that is a great investment and works consistently well every day.
I LOVE these dryers but after a few months the heating element went out which just happend to be about a week after the element went out in my flat iron. I'm NOT a professional so my tools are not overused and abused . Very frustrating that my cheap ones have held up better.
Love this quiet but powerful blow dryer. I bought it to replace a red CHI that I bought years ago--and sadly dropped the power cord one too many times while unplugging it from the wall breaking the end of the power cord. An electrician eventually fixed it for me--however, I prefer my current black CHI due to the thickness of the attached power cord. Excellent dryer and highly recommended.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Top Notch!
I only used it 100 times and stop working, wont heat any more, I purchased the same product before and lasted for 6 years but this one worked just enough time to complete the time for the warranty and 2 days after it stoped working.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Yes
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? good
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I just used 100 times and stop worcking
I have had this hair dryer for almost 4 years now and am still very happy with it. Heating element works great, so does cool shot. I haven't had any problems with this hair dryer. I really like the way it heats, comes with focused and diffuser attachments and has long cord. Great hair dryer definitely worth the money.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Pictured image looked like received product
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate description
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very good quality, strong and nice attachments