A few months ago, my 7 year old son called himself playing by submerging my beloved Barbar Ceramic ECO 8000 Blow Dryer in water (boys are capable of doing the weirdest things!). It wasn't hooked up since I safely tuck in all hair appliances in a small tote underneath the bathroom sink once finished. I was livid for a brief moment, but I made a stop at Ulta, and I picked up a Hot Tools blow dryer. It was nothing like my original blow dryer, but it did what it could do at the time.
Still thinking I wouldn't find another blow dryer like the original, my way of thinking changed once I tried out the InfraRed Ionic 2000 ($250) for the first time. It dries within no time. Also, my hair is gorgeously smooth and silky when I spritz on the Shea Moisture Organic Raw Shea Butter Reconstructive Elixir Spray (it's great for hindering any damage for any type of heat styling!) when I'm in the middle of blow drying.
The InfraRed Ionic 2000 features three different heat settings (cool, warm, and hot) and two speed settings. The InfraRed is activated when the highest setting is chosen, but I normally don't use it since I prefer warm or cool to avoid over drying my hair. I also just don't like the hot sensation. However, The InfraRed is good for increasing blood circulation, thus stimulating hair growth. It also dispels fatigue, reduces dandruff, maintain healthy follicles to prevent hair loss, and alleviates pressure.
- Advance Far Infrared & Negative Ion Technology
- Powerful 2000w motor
- Blowing power penetrates into thick hair for faster drying without damage
- Two Condenser Attachments Included
To ensure the silkiness, I apply a dime sized amount of the BD Hair Serum Vitamin E with Argan Oil ($30) into the palm of my hands and gingerly work it into my hair. Not only it ensures the silkiness and smoothness, but it also keeps the frizzies at bay. I like that it doesn't weigh down the hair or cause product build-up. It has sunscreen and Vitamin E to protect the hair from UV damage and environmental stress.
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