Updated 12 Jul 2018

Parlux

3200 Ionic + Ceramic

Snapshot: The Parlux 3200 Ionic + Ceramic is a 1900W hairdryer with 2 speed settings and 3 heat settings. But how well does it dry hair?

3200 Ionic + Ceramic
Consumer score
SCORE
Average price

$240

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Test results

Overall score
71
Performance
?/10
Drying rate
?/10
Airflow speed
?/10
Temperature range
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good drying rate.
  • Very good airflow speed.
  • OK temperature range.
  • Easy to use.
  • Has a cool shot feature.
  • Comfortable to hold.
  • Controls are OK to operate while using the hairdryer.
  • Good styling score from user panel.

But

  • Does not have a diffuser.

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 2018 survey.

To test performance we measured drying rate, airflow speed and temperature range.

Drying rate measures how quickly the hairdryer dries your hair. To do this we wet a cloth and measure the drying time with the hairdryer, 15cm away from the cloth. We measure how fast it dries on the lowest and highest heat setting and lowest and highest air speed settings.

Airflow speed measures the range of airflow speeds at the lowest and highest settings, 15cm from the air outlet.

Temperature range measures the range of temperatures at the lowest and highest settings, 15cm from the air outlet.

To assess ease of use, triallists used five hairdryers on two occasions. We wanted to know how comfortable the hairdryer was to hold, how easy the markings on the hairdryer are to read and understand, how easy it is to operate the air speed and temperature controls while using the hairdryer, and how well you can style your hair with the hairdryer.

Full specs

Model

Average price
$240
Type
Regular dryer

Specifications

Watts (W)
1900
Weight (g)
794
Noise (dBA)
99
Controls
Rocker
Speed settings
2

Features

Heat settings
3 (includes "no" heat setting)
Cool shot
Yes
Turbo
×
Ionic
Yes
Concentrator
2
Diffuser
×
Hanging loop

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Notes

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