62% would repurchase
on 4/18/2018 11:30:00 PM
More reviews by shi1
This is T3's latest hair dryer, and although I've only owned this for a few weeks, I feel compelled to write a review since I haven't come across many. I owned the T3 Featherweight 2 and it lasted me a little over 4 years before it spontaneously died. I was a little disappointed by this fact because my previous CHI hair dryer lasted 10 years but the technology in this model was intriguing enough for me to purchase another T3.So the relatively standard features that you get with this are the 5 heat and 2 speed settings, cool shot button, and the lightweight/sleek design. The newer features are the digitally controlled heat settings, the cool button locks in so you only need to press it once to activate/deactivate (vs holding the button down), it comes with 2 concentrator nozzles (one is wider to allow more airflow and the other is narrower for concentrated styling), and it has something called a "Volume Booster" which apparently deactivates the ions to give your hair more volume (works somewhat). It is also important to note that the buttons are now located on the back of the handle, so you don't accidentally press on them when in use (this used to happen to me quite often). One small thing that I noticed is that it takes half a second to get up to temperature when you use it. Everything I mentioned earlier is nice but the technology that sold me is the Auto Pause Sensor. For those of us who dry/style our hair in sections, this is an awesome feature. Every time you put down the dryer, it will shut off after a few seconds, and when you pick it back up, it starts right back up again (and it retains the heat settings you had previously chosen). This works with a sensor located on the front of the handle where you would hold it, so if your finger is no longer covering it, the pause function kicks in. This might get in the way if, for some reason, you don't hold the handle in a way that covers that sensor, but this has never been a problem for me and I absolutely ADORE this feature. In comparison to the older model, I would say that this dryer is a bit more compact, and there isn't too much of a weight/noise difference. I'm not sure if its a placebo effect, but I find that it dries my hair slightly quicker than the older model. I also get the impression it doesn't get as hot but it doesn't hinder performance. I do think it doesn't get quite as It comes in the same type of packaging the other T3 dryers come in. The dryer and the packaging is sleek and beautiful which I would expect for the price. For the time being, the Cura LUXE is only available in black. Unfortunately I find the finish be a fingerprint magnet. The concentrator nozzle is meant to be fit upright and once it is clipped in, it holds tight and it does not move around. In order to remove it, you pull downwards and it will pop off but not super easily. Overall, I'm very pleased with the performance of this dryer. The big thing here is the price. It rings it at 250$USD (320$CAD) before taxes which is a pretty penny. I was willing to pay a little more for this model for the extra features since there isn't really anything else like this on the market. If money is no issue, and you find these new features useful then I would recommend you give it a try. I deducted one lippie for the price.
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on 2/16/2018 4:46:00 PM
More reviews by smalasussie
I bought the 1" SinglePass Luxe version of this from Ulta, with high hopes. It did really well for a few months, easily giving me the loose kink/wave that I like in my just-above-the-shoulders straight hair. But then out of the blue, it stopped working. It wasn't dropped, it wasn't overheated, it wasn't left plugged in too long - it just stopped working for no discernible reason. I wasn't even using it every day, nor on the highest heat! I wrote to customer service and they sent me a replacement. However, it happened AGAIN - I used it sporadically for a few months, maybe 1-2 times per week, and then for no reason, it stopped working. It was super disappointing. Complete waste of money, I'll steer clear of this brand from now on and am on the lookout for a replacement straightener, because I really did like how this one worked otherwise.
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on 10/18/2017 7:56:00 AM
More reviews by pkuyken
I have collar bone length blunt cut one length fine grey white hair. I have a lot of hair. I bought the T3 body waver to tame my hair into a flip or page boy look and it delivers. I watched the tutorials and all the tips make for a professional look and smooth hair. I use it on the second heat setting and I get great results. I only wash and heat style my hair twice a week. It is important to note that I normally use curling irons and straightener s on the highest setting, but that is totally not needed with this styler. Make sure the iron rests on the heat proof pad provided. I am hair styling challenged and I get the best results with this tool.. I will check back next August when I have owned it for a year
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on 1/20/2017 12:42:00 PM
More reviews by Annyutka
I was given this for Christmas and was so excited to try it! But after just the first use, i was pretty disappointed. First off, it DOESN'T dry my hair fast, like not even kind of fast, at all! In fact, it takes much longer than most other dryers/fans I've used over the years ranging from $-$$$. It should be noted that I have shoulder-length fine, thin hair, yet dense (lots of it), so my hair normally dries pretty fast in comparison to most people's, so I really don't understand how this dryer works so slow. How is extending the "rough-drying" twice as long less damginging (on Med heat/ high power)?! Secondly, the Low speed is way low, maybe they should've added in a medium speed to compensate? Additionally, the High speed setting is wimpy as well, so I end up having to use high heat to overcompensate for it, which I ABHORE having to do since my fine hair should really only use medium to low heat.Thirdly, the concentrator nozzle is TOO WIDE at the mouth and blows my hair all over. The round brush is so-so. And, lastly, this is NOT dual voltage, which is what I was looking for (but it's kinda too big to travel with anyway, so ...). I like the weight of the dryer but the length w/ nozzle attached is a bit too long for my preference to get a good handle/grip on doing a blow out. If I had longer hair it'd probably be fine. If this cost $25 I'd probably give it three lip pies, but for $250 USD !?!? I don't think so. Within days, I've gone back to my speedy, reliable Babyliss Pro Ceramic dryer of 5 years - albeit it is heavier than a brick and the concentrator broke years ago - it works in half the time and smooths my hair completely because it actually closes the cuticle rather than leaving it open as the cool-shot failed to do on T3. I'm wanting to look at Elchim or Parlux now. Maybe GHD. I hate having to return a thoughtful, expensive gift, but this just doesn't justify the money my DH spent on it. I feel so bad for him - he tried so hard! Back to the store it goes.
on 12/22/2016 11:11:00 PM
More reviews by katwalker
I bought this to replace a $20 hair dryer I bought at Walgreens (I can't even remember the brand - just know it was a cheap, functional hair dryer that was dying on me). Since I was tired of the cheap hair dryers dying on me every 18 months, I thought I'd invest in a more expensive hair dryer in hopes that it'd last longer and maybe I'd get some perks along with it. Enter the T3 Featherweight 2. I bought it for $150 at Ulta (it was on sale). I rolled my eyes at the line on the box that says "93% had smoother, less frizzy hair." Yet, after my first use, my hair was indeed less frizzy - and my hair doesn't really frizz as it's straight. Somehow, though, the T3 made my straight hair smoother, like a professional had styled it. The only difference was the hair dryer. It *maybe* dried my hair faster; it's hard to tell based on this one use. Ultimately, I like the hair dryer. I think people with thick, curly hair that is prone to frizzing, will love it. Of course, everyone will love it more if the price was less, and that's the one reason I deduct a lippie - I'm not sure it's worth the standard list price of $200.
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