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This T3 Hair Dryer Will Blow You Away!!!



After reading countless rave reviews, I jumped on the T3 bandwagon. And let me tell you – I’m gonna ride it ‘til the wheels fall off.

T3 Bespoke Labs Featherweight Dryer is what ‘good hair’ dreams are made of. Every time I use it, I fall deeper and deeper in love with this hair dryer. How do I love T3? Let me count the ways:

*1800 watt, 2-speed/heat settings plus cool shot
*Tourmaline technology and infrared heat reduces static electricity
*Negative ions add moisture and sheen
*Eliminates the frizzy, “blow dried” look
*Seals hair cuticle – resulting in sleek, glossy hair
*Evaporates water in the hair faster, cutting drying time by up to 60%
*Super lightweight (13 ounces)
*Quieter than traditional hair dryers
*Chic bejeweled handle

With my old hair dryer, I would mix 2 or 3 different leave-in conditioners/hair creams in my hands, slather it on - then spend 20 minutes blowing it dry. Mind you, it only takes 10-15 minutes to dry my hair completely, but I had to dry in shifts because my arm and shoulder would start to give out. Once I was “finished,” I would apply a serum to make the cuticle lay down, then spend another few minutes sealing in the shine with another blast from the dryer. And after all that, my hair still looked puffy and parched.

Before T3 came into my life, blow drying was an exercise in endurance. Now, I actually look forward to drying my hair, because the end result is healthy looking hair – not wrecked and ravaged like before. Plus, I find myself applying less hair products because I just don’t need them anymore.

I am such a T3 convert that when I went to see Erik, my hairdresser, a few weeks ago, I took along my Featherweight. You heard me right. And guess what? Erik fell in love too. He used the T3 Featherweight in conjunction with 360 Plump (a weightless, non-sticky hair plumper created by T3 and Orlando Pita) – and nothing else. After Erik was finished styling my hair, he was absolutely blown away (there I go again) by how thick, bouncy, and naturally lustrous my hair looked.

The only downside to this dryer is its $200 price tag. But trust me – and I’m not exaggerating – it’s a steal considering the time and hassle it will save you. Plus, it’s kinder and gentler on your hair than the dryer sitting in the cabinet underneath your sink; and if you care about your hair, sooner or later, you’ll need to start taking care of it – or you won’t have any left.

Bottom line: a T3 hair dryer is a solid beauty investment, with rich dividends.

bellaressa bellaressa 6 years 32 weeks
It's amazing that yous aid it didn't cut down on your drying time. I watched QVC and they did a whole demo and the hair stylist said it cut his drying time on various women down to the most 15 mins. I want to try the dryer but I am thinking I do not want to fork over the money to have it break, then send it back and what do you do in the meantime -buy a new dryer. I think that is a waste of money.
julieulie julieulie 6 years 32 weeks
I didn't love the fact that it doesn't have heat controls -- it's just hot hot hot (seriously hot, as in it melted the teeth of my flat brush the first time I used it!). But once I adjusted to the scalding heat, I will admit that it did a pretty good job. It wasn't LIFE ALTERING or anything but it did leave my hair softer than usual and helped to keep some of the fly-aways at bay. It wasn't a drastic difference in drying time (30-35 minutes as compared to 40-45 minutes) but enough that I noticed, and the dryer really is super light, so your arm never gets tired holding the dryer. I still needed to run a flat iron through my hair afterwards, but I have tons of thick hair, so I wasn't expecting amazing results from just the blow dryer (if I found one that dried AND managed to straighten my hair without aid of a flat iron, I would pay $1000 for it!). All in all, if I shelled out the money, and it worked for a good 2 years, then I would say it was $200 well spent. It was a good blow dry -- my hair felt soft, not staticy, the weight of the hairdryer is a real plus, and it did cut 10 or so minutes out of my drying time. That said, I'm not sure it's going to be worth the $225 I've paid thus far and the super long wait for the replacement to come back (and, in the meantime, I've had to buy a $20 hairdryer from CVS since I left the other one at my mother-in-law's house figuring I wouldn't need it since I had the T3!), but if the next one comes and works well and doesn't start smoking, then I guess I'll be content.
bellaressa bellaressa 6 years 32 weeks
Julieulie, your correct and right on the money. It seems they have poor customer service and quality of a product. I really thought since I have heard so many people rave about the products that it was great. Thank you so much for giving your experience with the product. It makes me think twice before dropping the cash. Other than the mishap was the dryer good for your blowout?
julieulie julieulie 6 years 32 weeks
Bellaressa -- even if it's still in the warranty period, they charge you a $14 shipping and handling fee, PLUS on top of that it cost me $10 to ship it to California via USPS, so it's actually an additional $24. It just seems too much ON TOP of the original $200, you know? And who's to say that I'm not going to have a similar problem with the next replacement when (if?) it comes back in the mail and I have to send it in again -- that's another $24.
bellaressa bellaressa 6 years 32 weeks
Wow, julieulie---sorry to hear that. They really charged you to get it replaced but it was still under the 1 year waarranty. Interesting.
julieulie julieulie 6 years 32 weeks
Yeah, the T3 dryer blew me away... blew me out of $200. The third (only third!) time I used it, it suddenly stopped working and SMOKE started pouring out of the hairdryer... so much that it set off my smoke detector outside in the living room. I had to pay $14 to get the warranty to replace the hairdryer, and I shipped it back 3 weeks ago and have yet to hear anything from T3. What a load of crap -- my $20 hair dryer from 5 years ago still works just fine, and a $200 hair dryer starts pouring out smoke the third time? Ripoff!
bellaressa bellaressa 6 years 32 weeks
I was just watching QVC, they are featuring the T3 Featherweight Hair Dryer & Styling Collection (the hair dryer, brush, styling serum, diffuser, and concentrator) for $ 189.96---just for Saturday.
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 6 years 35 weeks
I've been reading about this dryer for a few years now. I keep wanting to try it, hopefully I'll get around to purchasing it. Is it good for non-Caucasian or non-straight hair too? My hair is wavy or of a mixed texture...kind frizzy or coarse sometimes. Will it work for me? Anyone know? I want to possibly "go natural" with my hair or continue to relax it, but not have to use other blow dryers (which can be so harsh). I'm also interested in anything ionic or organic and the Tourmaline in these dryers really interests me. If anyone has any advice, let me know!
PeachyKeen19 PeachyKeen19 6 years 35 weeks
I've been reading about this dryer for a few years now. I keep wanting to try it, hopefully I'll get around to purchasing it. Is it good for non-Caucasian or non-straight hair too? My hair is wavy or of a mixed texture...kind frizzy or coarse sometimes. Will it work for me? Anyone know? I want to possibly "go natural" with my hair or continue to relax it, but not have to use other blow dryers (which can be so harsh). I'm also interested in anything ionic or organic and the Tourmaline in these dryers really interests me. If anyone has any advice, let me know!
julieulie julieulie 6 years 35 weeks
I just ordered one from Sephora yesterday... it seems like an absurd amount for me to spend on a hair dryer considering I dry my hair no more than once a month... but I hate hate hate the hassle of blowing it out, so if this makes it easier and I do it more often, it will totally be worth the price. And if I'm not happy with it after a few tries, I can always return it to Sephora. I'm intrigued by the flat iron, but I can't fathom spending that much money right now on hair tools. Maybe if I love the dryer, I'll treat myself to the flat iron before I go on my honeymoon so I can bring it with me...
i-am-elle i-am-elle 6 years 35 weeks
Thanks for the review! I'm looking to invest in a good hair dryer, so I will check this out!
vcarlton vcarlton 6 years 36 weeks
When I go to Sephora on Tuesday, I will be purchasing this item! thanks for the wonderful review!!! :)
JennaV JennaV 6 years 36 weeks
That's very interesting about not letting hair air dry. I need to just start in with the air dryer as soon as i get out of the shower.
bellaressa bellaressa 6 years 36 weeks
Thank you so much daneen924, I agree with you about letting your hair air dry. I actually get better results with just a quick towel try and then straight to the blow drying. I have a frizzy afro if I wait longer.
daneen924 daneen924 6 years 36 weeks
Yes...the blowdryer gets to the roots. But my tip is to not let hair air dry too long before starting the blow dry process. It has been my experience that the longer I wait before drying my hair, the less straight and silky it turns out. I also love the T3 Medium Duality Flat Iron. I threw out virtually all of my curling irons and flat irons because the Duality does the work of both; it straightens, subtly bends the ends (for, like, a bob) and curls. It heats up fast and retains heat; so you get a uniform look. With my old flat iron, the first couple sections would look really good, and the rest would look mediocre.
TheUrbanMommy82 TheUrbanMommy82 6 years 36 weeks
Don't they also (T3) make that wet to dry hair flatiron thing? I almost bought one but then read some bad reviews on it. Has anyone here tried babyliss hot air brush???
bellaressa bellaressa 6 years 36 weeks
Daneen924---Does the blowdryer get to the roots. Does your ends really look smooth like when you visit the salon.When I blow dry now my hair looks so frizzy and I understand what you mean about mixing a leave in with a straighting balm. I really want to get this blowdryer and even the flat iron. I will save up for both sooner or later.
JennaV JennaV 6 years 36 weeks
I would LOVE to get this! It takes FOR-EVER to dry my hair. Great review!
estrela estrela 6 years 36 weeks
I used to have one of these and it did improve the condition of my hair, but it stopped working after a few months and I just didn't think I should spend $200 on a hair dryer that doesn't last. Maybe I just had a defective one, or maybe becase me, my sis, and my mom used it, it got worn out quikly.... I do use their flat iron and I really like it.
daneen924 daneen924 6 years 36 weeks
Yes...it dramatically cuts the drying time. But I think the main bonus is the condition of you hair once you're finished. I mean, you've gotta imagine that 30 mins of blow drying plus 20 mins of flat ironing is gong to wreck your hair - over time. So if a product like the T3 can cut the drying time, while being gentler on your hair - it's a win/win situation. That's why it costs so much. But IMO, it's more than worth it.
julieulie julieulie 6 years 36 weeks
Does it drastically cut the drying time in half? I have thick, wavy hair, and if I decide to blow dry (I usually just shower at night and let it air dry while I sleep), it takes at least 30 minutes with the blow dryer, followed by another 20 minutes with a flat iron.
lily8206 lily8206 6 years 36 weeks
Thank you for the review! I want to try this so badly, but with the high price tag I need all the positive reinforcement I can get to ensure that it'll be well worth it!