When shopping for blow dryers, especially if you're the type to use these tools frequently, you want to look for versatility. This includes temperature and flow speed. Good dryers include options for low, medium and high heat, as well as low and high speed. The Jenni Rivera dryer offers plenty of options, so if you need high and fast heat on one section, you can apply it, then use low and cool heat on another section that's nearly dry.
This dryer features:
- Ionic technology, which prevents frizz while drying
- Infrared heat, designed to cut down on damage
- A cold shot button, which will set your style at the end of drying time
- Two air-flow attachments in different sizes, to concentrate the heat where you want it to go
As for looks, this dryer is perfect for the woman who wants something dazzling in her bathroom. It's a pretty cobalt blue with black and silver accents.
How It Worked for Me:
I don't blow dry my hair often, and since I rarely use heat of any kind, I'm always cautious when it comes to heat tools. However, this dryer does deliver on its promise of speed. I started with hair that was damp, though, not sopping wet; I definitely don't advise beginning with very wet hair, regardless of the dryer you use. The more time your hair has to air dry (or even sit under a bonnet dryer with diffused heat to start the process), the better. My hair was about 50% dry to begin with.
I used the smaller of the air-flow concentrators and dried my hair in sections, beginning with the back. I used medium heat on the high speed setting, and I used it to straighten my hair in preparation for flat ironing. I used a paddle brush to help with straightening, along with a heat protectant. Weight-wise, it's not the lightest dryer, but it's not too heavy, either, so my arms weren't killing me by the time the blow drying session ended.
True to its description, this dryer cuts down on drying time, so you don't have excess heat directed on your hair. I finished my whole head in 10-15 minutes, although I stopped just before drying my hair 100%. Once my hair was completely dry, I was very pleased with the results. My hair was much smoother, making it easy to iron with fewer passes. Whether you blow dry natural hair before you press it is a personal preference, but if you can partially dry it and get it as smooth as possible with a dryer, you'll apply less direct heat to it in the form of an iron, which is a big plus.
For a versatile dryer that delivers, I'm happy to recommend this product. Remember, hair tools can be an investment. The more you use a particular tool, the more important quality becomes. Maybe it's not the best choice for the woman who only blow dries infrequently, but if you rely on a dryer on a regular basis, spending the money on a high-end product usually rewards you. This dryer comes with a two-year warranty as well.