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The Mrs has several hair dryers, one that she uses for her own hair, one she uses for her art work and another that is for the kids. This one she actually bought to use for the kids' hair and I think it's the best despite being so cheap.
This hair dryer cost just £18 and compared to the £40 one which the Mrs has for herself I think this is actually just as good if not better.
It is light weight so great because when I'm blow drying Little B's hair it can take a while as it's getting long! It also means that Little B can start trying to dry her own hair, it is quite a big machine but because it's light weight she can lift it quite well. She can't dry her hair properly yet but this is a good start.
It comes with a funnel thing you can clip on, this helps to direct the air in a certain direction that can help with styling but we don't bother with this, one because the kids like to try and just take it off anyway and two because we don't really need to style the kids' hair! But I guess if you have a specific style then it is useful to have.
It has 2 speed settings. We always use the fastest one as I don't really see the point of the slow one. Perhaps it is a little quieter so may not scare the children as much and if you have all the time in the world maybe you can have it on slow but for us it's fast all the time! There are three heat settings, we tend to use the medium one for the children as it's a good temperature for their delicate skin.
The lead on it is only short which is not ideal. Luckily the children will sit on the floor by the plug but it's definitely not as long as you would expect. If you don't have a plug by your dressing table then this is definitely not a product for you which is a shame, I never understand why they don't come with longer leads.
Another little problem is that the hairdryer becomes very hot quite quickly so you have to be careful not to touch various parts of it or to let the children near it. It also cuts out after a certain time too. I think this is a safety feature but it's very frustrating having to wait a few minutes for it to cool down so you can put it on again. This is one reason why we have it on the medium heat setting so we don't have it over heating.
Having said that it is a good hairdryer. It works quite quickly and I think that's because of the wattage.
So it's good if you want something light weight, it's not good if you want something compact. For £18 I think it's pretty decent!
Remington Pro Ionic 2100W Hairdryer
I have the earlier version of the dryer in the picture and mine is actually blue in colour with black intake grille and button trim with a chrome coloured feature at the top/front of the dryer. Otherwise it is identical in specification to the version shown.
The dryer has a Powerful 2100 Watt motor and features:
* Ionic generator - 90% more ions* for frizz free shine
* 3 heat settings
* 2 speed settings
* Cool shot
* Turbo setting
* Ion indicator light
* Concentrator for drying and precision styling
* Diffuser for extra volume and body
* Removable easy clean rear grille
I bought this hairdryer as part of an offer when I bought some electrical equipment, I was given a voucher for half price off the hairdryer, which at the time was retailing at £36.00. I already had 2 hairdryers, but you know a girl cannot have too many hairdryers and hair appliances can she?! I was very pleased with the purchase, not only because I only paid half the price, but I was impressed with all the features I got for my money.
The hairdryer arrived in its neat cardboard box, complete with nozzle and diffuser attachments and guarantee document. My daughter has used the diffuser a few times and really rates it, personally I tend to use the nozzle or plain dryer, but rely more and more on the nozzle these days.
After only a couple of uses my oldest a Vidal Sassoon hairdryer was demoted to the utility room for dog and DIY drying. My second oldest and smallest dryer was sent to stay permanently in the holiday caravan and the Remington became the front line dryer.
My hair is fine, but heavy, naturally wavy and can be prone to fizz, hence my purchase of the Ionic dryer. In the summer months I tend to let my hair dry naturally most of the time, but find this dryer great for a quick styling if I need to before going out.
In the winter months, I tend to blow dry each time I wash my hair and sometimes it is a quick dry as quick as I can to get out the door and others it is a full on styling session, like they do in the salon.
I tend to leave the dryer on the middle heat setting of three and use the lowest speed setting most of the time. The higher speed setting is great for a really fast dry, but it is essential to use a heat protection and or styling product, otherwise I end up looking like I've been dragged through a hedge backwards! However, with the use of product, a quick blast of fast hot air is useful to get me out of the door in a hurry. When I style or generally dry my hair though I use the middle heat and lower speed setting. This dryer is very powerful and instils confidence in its ability to dry my hair with the minimum of fuss or damage to my hair. In fact since I have been using this dryer, frizz is minimised and damage seems non-existent.
The dryer is quite big, but lightweight to use and I don't get the arm ache problem I did with the old dryer, whether that was because it dries my hair faster or that it is more evenly weighted, whilst be comparison the other one feels nose heavy I am not sure.
As in common with most modern dryers the control switchgear is situated on the inside of the dryer where your fingers can easily adjust the buttons. I find the buttons easy to operate and change when I want too, but solidly placed enough that I do not accidentally change the setting. The cool shot button requires an actual trigger action with my index finger, so it is unlikely that the user would suddenly get an unexpected blast of cold air.
The cool shot feature is very useful for setting hair when it is dried into a style, most of the time I dry my hair to about 97% dry. When I dry into a specific style I do dry 100% and once I am sure the hair is completely dry finish with a cold blast to hold the style. This feature works very well.
The cable for the dryer is approximately 2.5M long and this is more than adequate for flexible uses and more than either of my two older dryers. Where the cable attaches to the dryer at the bottom of the handle there is a little rubber hanging loop. I have not used this as I keep my dryer on a shelf in my wardrobe.
The Intake Grille removes easily for cleaning and this is another brilliant feature of the dryer. Simply press a small button on the top of the dryer and slide the Grille out of place for cleaning. It is probably the easiest I have ever used.
I guess the Remington would suit just about anyone. I t dries hair brilliantly, eliminates frizz and sets a style, it is powerful yet light to use and with the nozzle in place it doesn't blow my hair all over the place when I am trying to dry in a hurry.
CONCLUSION & STARS:
A very good hairdryer that I would gladly purchase again.
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY:
Currently £26.99 from Feel Unique on-line and Boots in-store and on-line and £26.00 free delivery from Amazon.
I hope you have found my review useful and informative?
This is a great hairdrier. It works quickly, drying and smoothening my hair to give me a fantastic frizz free finish.
In the past I have often tried to avoid using hairdriers when possible as they so often damage and dry out the hair, but this one actually leaves it feeling conditioned and nicer than when I go without. It is lightweight, which means that I don't get arm ache from using it, and surprisingly for such a powerful device, it's pretty quiet.
I also find that the long power cord makes life much easier as so many devices are severely lacking in this department.
There are 3 heat settings and 2 speed settings as well as a turbo mode, and a cooling (setting) mode which all work as expected. On high heat it dries my hair in seconds, and then I can use the lower slow heat for styling and finishing... On high it gets plenty hot enough, -some other reviews seemed a little negative on this - but it does the job and doesn't burn the hair which many can.
I really enjoy using it and would definitely recommend it to a friend. All in all 10 out of 10!
I would say that I use my hairdryer every other day if not every day so I like a good quality one which I can trust. I think that Remington are a well made trusted brand and I have bought quite a few items from them over the years. The dryer is black and very sleek and shiny and I think looks very expensive but I only paid around £25 for it from Tesco last year which I thought was a very good price.
It is lightweight and easy to hold especially if you are using it for long periods but it still feels sturdy and it is definitely powerful as it has 2200w of power. It also has an ion generator which apparently gives you a frizz free shine and also cuts down on the time it takes to dry your hair, but I am not really sure how this happens as I don't do technical stuff. However my hair does seem in quite good condition when I am using it and is noticeably softer. It does have a green digital LED indicator which lights up and lets you know that the ionic technology is being activated but personally I don't think this is necessary.
It has three heat settings and two speed settings and these slide controls are on the inside of the handle so are easy to switch when you are holding it. I usually have it on the medium heat and the slowest speed as my hair does dry very quickly and also I am conscious of not applying too much heat to my hair so as not to damage it.
As my hair is easy to style I usually just use my left hand to help style my hair while I am holding the dryer in my right hand and find that this works for me. There is a nozzle to direct the heat which attaches easily but I don't find I use these and just use the dryer itself as I like to keep things nice and simple. Also it comes with a diffuser which I have never used but I would think this would be great if you wanted to inject a bit of volume into your style. Also for some reason if you are using one of the attachments you can't use the hottest setting which I find a bit strange as I would have thought that the entire hairdryer would be able to withstand the hottest temperature. As I don't use an attachment or the hottest setting this doesn't affect me but I am sure it would a lot of people.
The cord is only 1.8 metres long which is shorter than some other dryers but I have no problems with this as have used it in several bedrooms and have always been able to get near to a mirror. There is also a cool shot which I do use sometimes when I have finished drying my hair and have sprayed it with hair spray or gel and have used this to help to dry it off. It does blow cool air out straight away as soon as you press it which is good. There is a loop for hanging it onto a hook but I just put it away in my drawer which I think is what most people do.
At the rear of the dryer is a grill which removes so you can remove any fluff or hair that builds up. I have had this dryer for almost a year and have only removed it once and even then there wasn't too much to remove. I would describe the noise it makes as average for a hair dryer and is similar to other dryers I have owned.
It is currently on sale for £26.99 direct from Remington and £25.96 at Asda but is also widely available online and other stores for a similar price. I would recommend this hairdryer as it is a good powerful dryer for a very reasonable price. It has everything that a far more expensive dryer has and has never let me down. It dries my hair very quickly even at the medium heat setting and helps to keep my hair in good condition.
I bought this hairdryer about a year ago for approx £20 on Amazon. It is the first Remington product I've bought and although I was familiar with the brand name, I read some product reviews first and they seemed generally positive.
The hairdryer is a rather large, bulky one and has a 2.5 metre cable - worth mentioning as this is definitely in the 'traditional hairdryer' category and not one you'd attempt to pack into a suitcase. The casing is mainly black, with a shiny chrome-coloured panel on the top of the dryer. There is also a green 'on' light, which is definitely an extravagance too far - you know when a hairdryer is on because it's making a buzzing sound and blowing hot air - no light needed!
This is described as a 'pro-ionic' hairdryer, which is supposed to cut down drying time and therefore improve the condition of the hair. I have long, thick hair which tends towards dryness, so the hairdryer appealed to me for this reason. I haven't noticed any huge effect on the condition of my hair since using this dryer - if I condition my hair, it looks and feels better and if I don't, it's straight back to dryness - but I wouldn't expect a hairdryer to be a miracle cure. It does have a fast drying time - my hair can go from towel dried to dry in under ten minutes.
The hairdryer comes with two attachments - one for focusing the air stream and the other for diffusing it. I use the first of these all the time and have probably thrown away the diffuser, as I believe these are for achieving a wavy effect and this is something I generally avoid - my hair is uncontrollable enough as it is!
There are three different controls on the hairdryer. There is a button for selecting a boost function or a shot of cold air, which you control by pushing the relevant side of the button. I quite often use the boost but haven't used the cold air. There's also a slide control to choose between two speed settings, and another slide control with three heat settings. If you're using one of the attachments on the hairdryer, you can't use the hottest temperature setting. I find that the hairdryer performs well at the middle heat setting anyway, but it's a bit unfortunate that its own attachments aren't compatible with all the temperature settings.
I'm giving this hairdryer four stars, as I'm happy with its performance, and it does dry my hair quickly, which is important when I've just come home from night shift and want to get showered and into bed as quickly as possible. I've removed a star because of the totally unnecessary 'on' light (I suspect this isn't the most eco-friendly hairdryer ever) and the incompatibility between the warmest heat setting and the attachments.
I've owned the Remington D5020 hairdryer for just over a year now. I purchased it in Tesco for £29.99 which I thought was a good price as it is a professional ionic dryer and has 2100W of power. Today it's even cheaper at £20 on Amazon! I've owned a lot of hairdryers in the past, for some reason they don't ever seem to last very long, even though some have been much more expensive salon style ones costing up to £45.
In the box
The hairdryer comes boxed and complete with nozzle and diffuser attachments. I'll admit that I've only used the diffuser attachment once and it wasn't a very successful experience, although I wouldn't take that into account as I'm not very good when it comes to styling my hair and I probably wasn't using it properly! I have naturally straight hair but with a few kinks in and I think this attachment is more for use on hair that's wavy or curly to define them more. Every time I use the hairdryer, it is with the nozzle attachment on - otherwise I find that my hair gets a bit frizzy when I'm after a perfectly straight style. The nozzle directs the heat on to my hair at a much more even level I find and doesn't just blast the whole thing.
The hairdryer itself is black for the main part with silver detailing to it around the end sections - it looks a bit different than the picture shown here, as a silver part also runs right across the top part of the dryer instead of being all black. There is a hanging hook towards the bottom of the handle to aid with storage although I would think that this is only really useful in a hair salon, it's not something I use as I keep mine tucked in a drawer when not in use. The cord comes from the very bottom of the handle and is around 2.5 metres long. I have to say that this is what I find most disappointing. I know it sounds long enough but my previous hairdryers have all had 3 metre cords and the extra half a metre makes all the difference to me. I always want to sit down while drying my hair and depending on which room I'm in, it's not always possible because of the locations of sockets and the cord length - the extra half metre would have been a big help!
The inside of the handle is where the controls are found. There is a cold shot button, although this isn't something I use because I hate the feeling of the cold air blowing at me when I feel cold enough with wet hair! What I do like about this feature though is that it is a proper on/off switch. I've owned hairdryers previously where this button has been one where you had to constantly hold it in to use which I found annoying during my (limited) use. There are then three settings for the heat of the air, I usually use the dryer on the middle heat setting as it states on the nozzle attachment that it shouldn't be used when the hairdryer is on it's maximum heat setting. Finally, there are two blowing air settings, one is far stronger than the other. I find that it doesn't make a really loud din on the higher setting, but it's still not possible to watch TV and dry my hair at the same. I can always hear my husband talking to me though if he's nearby!
Using the Hairdryer
I have thick and long hair and for this reason, I always try to buy hairdryers based on their power because I hate sitting drying my hair for ages, I find it extremely boring. This has an impressive 2100W power and this helps to dry my hair faster. I find that it takes me around 10 minutes to dry it to the stage where it is completely dry and ready for straightening. I've not noticed any negative effects on my hair, as long as I use the nozzle it doesn't end up frizzy usually. I also find that the hairdryer is easy to handle when drying - it's not very weighty so I have no problem holding it up for the 10 minutes.
The only other feature that I think this hairdryer misses is being able to take the filter off at the back. As my hair is long, I've always found that the filter clogs with hair after a while and usually I've been able to clip this off to remove any excess but unfortunately with this hairdryer that isn't an option - who knows how much hair is now collected in the filter now and I just hope that this doesn't mean that it will start to play up.
I would recommend this hairdryer to everyone who wants a good dryer but doesn't want to spend lots of money. It's been out for a couple of years now, but that really doesn't make any difference to me - at the end of the day, it's a hairdryer, it's not exactly going to go out of fashion. I rate it four stars overall, with only the cord and the fixed filter letting it down.
My old hairdryer was slowly dying on me, and about 2 -3 weeks before Christmas ( a couple of years ago now ) it finally gave out completley. Luckily at the time I still lived with my Mum, so she let me use her hairdryer when I needed to dry my hair.
For a Christmas present that year, my wonderful Mum got me a new hairdryer. She got me the Remington D5020 which is a Pro Ionic Ultra Hair Dryer. Pro Ionic basically means that it pro charges the ions in your hair, to help keep the hair smoother and flatter after blow drying.
This hair dyer is black and silver, with the silver part being the middle of the dryer, and is a sort of chrome material. The Remington logo is printed in silver writing on the side of the hairdryer, one on the black, section. The dryer comes with a diffuser attachment, and a nozzle attachment.
The hairdryer has different speed and heat settings, which can be changed with a flick of the switches on the handle of the dryer. There is two switches on the handle, one of which controls how hot the hair dryer blows, and there is a cool setting too which will help to set a style after drying. There is a total of 3 settings for the heat, but this will get slightly hotter if you use the turbo speed on the speed selection switch.
The speed selection ranges from slow, medium, fast and turbo. I have found turbo to be the best speed, as I like to get my hair dryed as quick as possible. The turbo is not too much quicker than the fast speed, but it does add a bit extra heat to the top heat setting, so it really does help to get the hair dryed quickly and easily.
The dryer is quite light to use, which is a great thing for me. I hate heavy hairdryers that make your arms ache when you use them, and this one leaves me with no ache what so ever. The power cable on the hair dryer is quite long, so I can easily dry my hair and still see the mirror, which is in the middle of my room. I have had ones with shorter cables before and have found them to be very annoying.
I mostly use the nozzle attachment when drying my hair, as it helps to make the hair smoother, flatter and shiny and when I do not have time to straighten my hair after drying, this can help to make my hair look a bit more presentable. I have used the diffuser quite a few times, as it is a really easy to way to curl and scrunch my hair with a bit of mousse. It does take a little longer to dry the hair through a diffuser, but it creates beautiful styles that I love to wear.
I have found that this dryer drys my hair much quicker than any other dryer I have ever known, and it does not cause my hair to be burnt or dried out, as some dryers have in the past. The pro ionic technology really works to keep the hair smooth and in good condition.
Older hair dryers I have used have been quite noisy, and where as this one is not quiet, it is no where near as loud as other hair dryers. I can easily hear my phone ring over this hairdryer, which is something I could not do with hair dryers I have owned previously.
You can buy this hairdryer now on Amazon for £19.99, which I think is a bargain price for a brilliant hairdryer. I have had this hairdryer now for over 2 years, and it is still as brilliant as the day I got it. I use mine pretty much every day, and I have quite a bit of hair, so it has its work cut out for it, but it does its job perfectly.
I give this hairdryer a 5 out of 5, as I find nothing wrong with it and I totally recommend it to anyone with hair!
*This review is also on Ciao under the user name of Hailee*
It's that time again where my hair dryer decides to give up and stop working so I have to try and find a new one. There are so many hair-dryers out there and lots of choices. I know some people aren't bothered about what hair dryer they have as long as it does the job. My last hair dryer was a Remington Pro Ionic dryer and I thought it was fantastic. It didn't leave my hair looking frizzy and dry and it looked healthy and shiny. I also swear by Remington straighteners as well. I find their products always reliable and of good quality.
***REMINGTON PRO IONIC ULTRA***
I chose this hair-dryer because it's a newer model from the one I was using before and there wasn't much other choice in Boots at the time, due to it being right after Christmas. Although this dryer wasn't on offer or reduced, this was the one I wanted so I decided to purchase it. The hair-dryer itself is very light and is a dark colour, mainly black but has a slight metallic colour to it as well. The hair dryer has the following features:
* 2100 Watts
* Ionic Generator which means 90% more ions for frizz free shiny hair.
* Ceramic Tourmaline Grill for even heat and faster drying.
* Ion indicator Light
* 3 Heat/2 Speed settings
* Additional settings on a separate rocker switch
* Removable Easy-Clean rear grille
* Concentrator for drying & precision styling
* Diffuser for extra volume and body
* Long Cord & Hang Up Loop
The dryer comes with 3 year warranty and included is a Concentrator Nozzle and diffuser which simply clips onto the front of the dryer and removes easily with minimum effort.
I purchased this from boots for £25.52, how-ever prices may vary depending on what offer's the stores have on at different times. This is also available from Argos for the same price.
***USING THE DRYER***
I always normally use products such as volumising mousse or leave in conditioner in my hair. I tested this dryer on my hair when using products and drying my hair without using any products. The dryer is light to hold and the switches are easy to use as they are rocker switches. I use the top speed setting to dry my hair; how-ever if you have short hair the medium setting will probably dry your hair just as quick. I only use the medium heat setting as I don't like anything too hot on my hair incase of damage to the hair, plus I sometimes find it can get too hot. When you use the dryer you will notice the green light on the top of the dryer which is the Ionic LED indicator. There is a cool setting on the dryer which I use to set my finished hair style. On my old dryer when using the cool setting from the heat it used to take a while to cool, how-ever the cool air comes out straight away when flicking from the heat setting to the cool setting. The dryer has a low noise, which is great as I can still listen to my music when drying my hair. The concentrator nozzle and diffuser just clip onto the front with minimum effort and is easily removed after use.
After drying my hair, I did feel that it looked smooth and shiny and it definitely wasn't as frizzy as it was before. Although my last dryer was a Remington one as well, I notice this one has a lot more Ions which is probably why my hair has even less frizz than with using the old Remington dryer. I feel as though the dryer conditions my hair, as it felt very soft and looked healthy. The concentrator nozzle helped me to style my hair and the cool setting set my hair perfectly the way wanted it to. The diffuser is great for creating body and volume, especially when I want glam looking hair, out on the town. This dryer may be slightly pricier then other brands but it does a great job of drying hair for a frizz free and shiny finish. I have read 2 other reviews about this dryer and they have said that it left their hair frizzy, but personally I am very pleased with this product.
(review may also appear on ciao)