Updated 27 Jun 2016

Parlux

1800 Eco Hair Dryer

Snapshot: The Parlux 1800 Eco Hair Dryer has 2 speed settings and 3 heat settings. But how well did it dry hair?

1800 Eco Hair Dryer
Consumer score
SCORE
Average price

$185

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Test results

Overall score
72
Performance
?/10
Drying rate
?/10
Airflow speed
?/10
Temperature range
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • OK drying rate.
  • Good airflow speed.
  • OK temperature range.
  • Very easy to use.
  • Comfortable to hold.
  • Controls are very easy to operate while using the hairdryer.
  • Very good styling score from user panel.

But

(No obvious bad points.)

About our test and trial

Our lab assessed performance, then our panel put the hairdryers through their paces in the real world to test ease of use.

Overall score includes:

  • Performance (50%)
  • Ease of use (50%)

Average price is from an April/May 2016 survey.

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Full specs

Model

Average price
$185

Specifications

Watts (W)
1420
Weight (g)
747
Noise (dBA)
81
Controls
Rocker
Speed settings
2

Features

Heat settings
3 (includes "no" heat setting)
Cool shot
Yes
Turbo
×
Ionic
Not stated
Concentrator
1
Diffuser
×
Hanging loop

More Info

Notes

From dateline.co.nz and hair salons.