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Parlux 385 Review – Professional Hairdryer

22 Apr

Having had the pleasure of owning and previously reviewing the Parlux 3800 hairdryer, I am now in the enviable position of having got my hands on Parlux’s brand new and incredibly sought after Parlux 385 hairdryer! I have to admit that I was extremely pleased with the previous Parlux 3800, so I couldn’t really see how they could improve on it, but believe me when I say that as always, parlux has raised the bar… AGAIN!


My first thoughts when i received my new hairdryer from parlux.co.uk, was how light it was, I almost doubted whether there was even a dryer in it at all. When i opened it I was pleasantly surprised to see how smart the packaging was, it looked every inch the professional hairdryer I was hoping for.  Now, the biggest surprise came when I actually opened the box and took the 385 out for the first time, because believe me, you will be shocked when you feel how light it is compared to other professional hairdryers. Weighing in at under 450 grams (obviously not including the cable), this is quite literally featherweight, but the biggest shock was still to come – it is actually very powerful at 2150 watts!

It’s fair to say that this hairdryer offers the best of both worlds, not only do you get a genuinely light professional hairdryer but you will also get the extremely quick drying times that you will have come to expect when investing in a Parlux hairdryer. It is certainly going to reduce any operating fatigue you may get in your arms when using the Parlux 385 hairdryer either at home or in the salon!

I know it’s going to seem shallow to say, but I must admit that one of my favourite aspects of the new dryer, is the range of colours that it is available in. I think that i counted six different colours on the website, I as usual chose the white hairdryer as it’s very contemporary but I have to say that both the Hot Pink and the Orange Parlux 385 both look absolutely stunning, genuinely. The overall styling and design of this model, I feel, is a step up from the previous hairdryers and it is certainly the best professional dryer that is currently on the market – although I do question where they can go from here – how can you improve on perfection?


The balance of it is literally supreme, having used Diva hairdryer and Babyliss dryers in salons before, the Parlux 385 is certainly out in the lead with regards power and weight, and I can certainly see why they have named it the Power Light, makes sense I guess. The 385 is supplied with two concentrator nozzles as you would come to expect from parlux, and I know that there is a compatible diffuser, although I didn’t invest in one.

In conclusion I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this hairdryer for salon use, and if you want the best hairdryer for home use, then obviously you wouldn’t look any further than Parlux. I would question whether people would want to pay almost one hundred pounds for a hairdryer, but honestly, if people will spend it on their ghd straighteners then I can see no reason at all that you wouldn’t want this hairdryer as well! summary, I LOVE it!


How to use a diffuser with your hairdryer

12 Jan

Diffusers will generally just clip on or attach to the end of the hairdryer.  Some people may have diffusers that dont fit, so then you just need to use both hands to hold the hairdryer to the end of the dryer.  Once you have washed your hair with your chosen products and conditioner, then you apply styling products and anti frizz products as normal.

how to use a hairdryer diffuser

creating curls with a hairdryer diffuser

What you then do is weave the hairdryer into the hair and put the diffuser on low, and leave it there for around 40 to 45 seconds and just hold it there. You dont want the hair to be completely dry as you want some dampness in it as that way the curl holds well and wont just fall flat when you apply your styling products.

You follow the advice all the way around the head, generally holding it for 45 seconds, but if your hair is a littler bit longer, you can twist it up and hold the hair inside the hairdryer diffuser, like a cup.  You can also use the dryer, not only against the end of the diffuser, but all the way around the diffuser, which will add a little bit more heat and air hitting the curls. You always want to make sure that the hairdryer power is on low, and the heat is on warm, otherwise it will get to hot and may burn your scalp!


Parlux 3800 Professional Hairdryer Review

11 Jan

I have the good fortune to use professional hairdryers in my salon on a daily basis and so feel like I am in a good position to help others who may be looking to purchase a hairdryer for home or salon use. As we all know, the right hairdryer can make the difference between a great hairstyle and a good hairstyle, and also the difference between a quick blow dry and a long laborious drawn out blowdry.

parlux 3800 hairdryer

the BEST professional hairdryer

I have used many professional dryers, with my two favourites being ETI and Parlux as they are synonomous with quality and professionalism.  The latest purchase I have made has been for the 3800 version which is Ceramic and Ionic and claims to be environmentally friendly.  It is also said to the be the quietest professional hairdryer on the market, which does certainly appeal to me as I work in a noisy salon, so anything to help reduce the decibels is a good thing.  I also like the fact that it is crafted in Italy from recycled materials, including the packaging and the plastic that the hairdryer is actually made from, so not only can I dry hair quickly, I also know that I am doing a small part for the environment!

My first and over riding impressions when I opened up the box for the Parlux 3800 was how small and compact it was, and it was certainly lighter than my previous hairdryer. However, i was quite literally blown away (excuse the pun) when i turned it on, as it was at 2100 watts a very very powerful hairdryer. I was excited by the fact that it was as close to silence as a hairdryer can get, whilst there was still noise the built in hairdryer silencer did definitely make a difference. It has two switches, one which controls the temperature and the other the power, and when I had it set on maximum heat and power, I was overawed by his powerful hairdryer and its speed at drying. I felt like it had everything to offer, lightweight, power and compact in one very neat and tidy bundle. I also loves the fact that it came in four different colour choices, but I stuck with black as we like all our hairdryers in the salon to be the same colour.

So, would i recommend this hairdryer to others? the answer is a resounding YES. Not only is it ideal for professional salon use, but it is also perfect for people to use in the comfort of their own home as it allows you to create the smartest styles with ease and simplicity thanks to it’s powerful motor and high capacity airflow, making it in my opinion, the premier hairdryer on the market today!