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When it comes to wearing my curly hair down, I tend to go the easy route, easy peesy and as little work and effort as possible.  Let’s face it, I have really long hair so my arms enjoy the freedom of allowing my hair to air dry if at all possible.  The problem with air drying (especially during the Fall and Winter months) is that it can take literally ALL DAY LONG if my hair is left to dry naturally.  I’m not about that life, seriously – who’s got time to wait around for your hair to dry.  Since I don’t use heat on my hair most of the year – I try to keep it to a minimum during the colder months – but I also rely on products that work and that I can trust.  The Dura CHI Hand Shot Hair Dryer has been my new best friend, or shall I say my Curly Hair’s new companion lately.  It allows me to dry or style my hair easily without the fuss and today I’m going to share this interesting and fun product with you.

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The Dura CHI Hand Shot Hair Dryer was launched this year (2016) in August.  I have had this product in my possession now for a few months and have been giving it a good run for trial and error.  This tool helps and aids in  time constraints of hair styling by providing efficiency and comfort through its cutting-edge design, even allowing for hand-free use.  Since there is no conventional dryer handle, the hand shot dryer allows for consistent control over the dryer to produce a multitude of styling techniques with ease.

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The Dura CHI Hand Shot Dryer helps to cater to all hair types since the dryer also features a state of the art, touch sensitive control screen that offer numerous head and speed setting combinations to deliver optimal results.

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Key Features of this unit include:

  • Hands-free drying stand enables the dryer to stand alone on a flat surface.
  • Handle free design for a more balanced and efficient drying angle that allows for the wrist to sit in a more comfortable place.
  • Touch-Sensitive Screen that regulates temperature and speed levels.
  • 1875 Watts of power that allows for consistent heat from ceramic heat technology.
  • Non-slip, soft touch grip that provides optimal control and molded finger groves for added comfort and support.

Retail:  $144.99

Unit includes:  The Hair Dryer, Blow Drying Attachment and Diffusing Attachment.

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So – with a hefty price tag, you must be wondering what my thoughts are overall on the product.  There’s the thing – I really like it.  I have several diffusers and a blow dryer that literally just died on me and since my hair is soooo long, my arms and wrists get tired quickly with a traditional hair dryer or diffuser.  I’m not saying that my arms didn’t get tired while using Dura CHI, let’s be real here… if you had to dry my hair (which is past my buttocks), your arms would be tired too.  But as someone who suffers from Carpal Tunnel syndrome, I found that I was able to adjust how I hold the unit to accommodate for the achy pain in my wrist.  You can’t do that easily with other dryers because holding anywhere other than the traditional handle will literally burn your hands.

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I absolutely love the fact that this dryer has a hands-free drying stand which helps with the drying process of my hair as well.  I can literally sit the dryer up on a flat surface and just let it dry on it’s own without using it.  It dries my  hair quickly, consistently all around and I LOVE how it feels in my hands when I’m diffusing my hair.  It may not seem traditional to many – but having long hair and being able to grab the length of the blow dryer to diffuse the lengths of my hair, is much easier with this unit.

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The unit itself is heavy – so if you are accustomed to a light weight blow dryer, you may not like this particular one.  I find that it is not heavy for me because it allows me to control how I use the product fairly easily.  It offers balance when diffusing the lengths of my hair and again – holding this while catching my entire hair hasn’t been a struggle.  If you are a hair dresser and  do blow outs, the ease of use of this unit may be something you’d like – because blow drying someone else’s hair for me was really comfortable and easy to control.

With a touch sensitive control dial and LED lights display to help provide you with an easily adjustable temperature and speed levels with a single touch – the Dura CHI offers you great ease of use.  You can adjust the temperature settings using the right control panel and change the temperature range from Cool to Hot.  There is also a screen locking feature.  Lock the screen during use to prevent accidental temperature or speed changes by pressing the Lock button on the unit.

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The price of this unit is a bit on the high side, but you are paying for a brand name that offers quality products, while getting all the cool features that this dryer provides – soft touch grip handle for non-slip control, ceramic heater 1875 watts of power and a touch sensitive screen.  With my curly hair – I am very particular with the tools I use on my hair – mainly because it has taken me years to get my hair to the state it is and it’s a work in process consistently.  So, I really wanted a product that offers awesome technology, ease of use and that would still work for my hair.  the Dura CHI has offered all of those things and I’ve been enjoying it.

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I’ve used my fair share of hair tools on my hair over the years and I have to say – I’m totally crushin on this one.  Yes, again – it’s costly, but after years of throwing my hair around like it was some unused toy – I realized that I really needed to invest in some good things to keep it looking great.  If are looking for a little help in blow drying or styling your hair and find the traditional blow dryers a little uncomfortable to hold as I did, you may really like this one from CHI – I do!

You can purchase this unit at: https://www.loxabeauty.com/chi-dura-chi-handshot-dryer or http://www.farouk.com/

What about you, do you think this hand shot dryer is worth checking out?  Have you tried anything like this before and if so, what are your thoughts?

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Disclaimer:  The product featured in this post was sent for review consideration.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Affiliate links are posted through out.