I grew increasingly obsessed with finding this product after my stylist made a switch to it from his regular standby, the Solano. My hair always felt silkier and shinier after he used it, and what's more, the blowouts weren't taking nearly as long. This French made dryer isn't the easiest to find, but I was able to track it down at one local beauty supply, as well as online through fabaocanada.com, where it was a few dollars cheaper, shipped. Even so, it rang up at about $200CDN.
Worth the cash? Sure. This dryer has two speed and six heat settings, something I've never had before on my cheapie Conair dryers. The shape is ergonomically designed, and the cool-shot button is placed in such a way that it's easy to get to, but not easy to accidentally activate. A flat nozzle comes as an optional attachment, and while I'm not married to it for what it does, I use it anyway, as the metal mouth of the dryer gets very hot, so much so that it is absolutely possible to burn yourself if you're not careful. Other noteworthy features are the extra long cord, and the considerably soft voiced motor - for the fact that it's so powerful, it's surprisingly quiet. This Velecta comes with a limited 6 month warranty, but from what I hear, these last years and years. All in all, the $200 was a big expense to begin with, but after just a couple of years and several $30 dryers, it's not a bad investment at all. And yes - it really does give me silkier, shinier hair, and to dry my whole head - from root to below-the-bra-strap tip, it only takes about five minutes. continued >>