Updated 27 Jun 2016

Parlux

3800 Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer

Snapshot: The Parlux 3800 Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer has 2 speed settings and 4 heat settings. But how well did it dry hair?

3800 Ceramic Ionic Hair Dryer
Consumer score
SCORE
Average price

$307

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Test results

Overall score
74
Performance
?/10
Drying rate
?/10
Airflow speed
?/10
Temperature range
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

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

But

  • No 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/May 2016 survey.

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Full specs

Model

Average price
$307

Specifications

Watts (W)
2100
Weight (g)
755
Noise (dBA)
82
Controls
Sliding
Speed settings
2

Features

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

More Info

Notes

From dateline.co.nz and hair salons.