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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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Living in Hawaii during the Summer months can be beautiful and a well worth living experience, but it also means that my hair absolutely hates me due to humidity and funky weather.  My naturally curly hair tends to feel dry during the warmer months, leaving me using the same ol’ hairstyle each day to keep the frizz at bay.  All that craziness helps me to have a better appreciation for those who can use heat on their hair often, because straightening my hair during the summer not only causes my body to over heat, but my hair becomes damaged and takes a toll if I am not using the proper hair tools or products.  Now that Fall is so close – I can smell it in the air, I’m looking forward to using a tried and true hair style I have done for years and I want to share it with you today.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI

It’s been over a year since I decided I would try to wear my hair much more natural so I haven’t used any heat on my hair since.  Because of this – I am excited to show you my straight locks for the Fall season.  But, as many who have naturally curly hair like I do know, it is not easy to go from super curly to straight without having a few challenges.  With curly hair going straight, you may experience frizzing, dryness and in my case – when I straighten my hair, I want my style to last at least 3 days before having to wash since it takes me almost two hours to create this perfection.  Here are some tips and what I do to keep my hair style looking fresh and great.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI
Before – Straightening my hair

Since I haven’t added heat to my hair in over a year and recently just cut and had my hair layered, I made sure to straighten my hair the day after I washed it.  This way some of my natural oils in my hair were able to develop and help to protect my hair in the straightening process.  I added a heat protectant spray to my hair to help protect from damage while my Ultra CHI Tropical Splash 1″ Flat Iron heated up.  This light weight heating tool heats up quickly – up to 392 degrees Fahrenheit.  While the heat is not adjustable, it is the perfect temperature to flatten and straighten my curls without burning my locks.  When the iron has reached the full temperature, I then start flat ironing my hair – each strand about an inch in size.  The iron adds moisture and shine and penetrates the hair from the inside out so you reduce frizz and static electricity.   This is perfect for me and my curly hair gals as the last thing we want is the dreaded FRIZZ.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI

Even after a lengthy trim, my hair is still fairly long, so it usually takes me about an hour to go through the strands and straighten completely.  Once that is done, I can leave my hair as is – but I like to add some coconut oil to help with the fly-aways, frizz and to help add some much needed moisture back into my locks.  To finish this very easy hairstyle, I spray my hair from mid length to the ends with CHI’s Dry Conditioner to help add extra shine and luster to my hair and leaving my hair soft and manageable.  This spray will help to keep my hair soft, easy to work with and even assist in extending the style for a few days until my next wash.  CHI’s Dry Conditioner is a waterless conditional spray that helps to make hair manageable in between shampoos.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI

If I am to skip washing my hair for a couple of days, I’ll also use the CHI Dry Shampoo to help absorb excess oils and keep my hair looking refreshed between my next wash.  This Dry Shampoo from CHI smells great, works well and I love the waterless formula that helps extend the hair I worked so hard to create.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI
After – Straightening My Hair. This was taken immediately after.

To add a little bit of texture or volume to the crown of my style, I will use the CHI Texturizing Spray at the roots to help add some volume.  This spray is lightweight and has great hold so it’s perfect for those days when you are looking to add a little vavavoom to your hair.  I especially enjoy this on the 2nd or 3rd day I have my hair straight to allow me to still give my crown some volume without weighting down my hair.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI

Once I do decide to wash my hair – CHI offers a variety of products that will also work well to keep my curly hair at bay as well as offer definition to my curls.  The CHI Styling Cream Gel is is Paraben free and helps to create sleek, smooth styles with a gel that is workable without flaking.  You get incredible shine and control and it keeps my curls soft and defined.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI

The CHI Reworkable Taffy is a go-to when I want my curls to to look defined and my flyaways controlled.  It’s a non-sticky taffy that has impressive style memory to create reworkable styles that have texture.  It’s perfect for curly hair and a little goes a long way.  I use this product mostly on the tips of my hair to keep my curls in place and from frizzing.  Finishing off my curly hair look with the CHI Finishing Pomade which adds shine and a light hold.  It gives your look a polished shine and leaves your curls looking frizz free and your hair ends controlled and gorgeous.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI

At the end of the day – my hair styles (no matter the season) are easy and manageable to allow me to go about my time without hassle.  The CHI Styling Line Extension has products that have been useful for my hair whether I decide to rock it straight or curly and they work well for any season.  Each product in the Styling Line Extension is enriched with silk and CHI Ceramic Compound which works hand in hand to achieve maximum shine and resist thermal damage.  The silk instantaneously works to provide your hair a layer of protection while steal leaving your hair looking fab and enhancing shine.  The weightless formulas are perfect to keep your favorite style in place without losing volume and each product offers a zesty, fresh-smelling fragrance with lavender and jasmine that leave your hair feeling replenished and ready to go.  Using CHI Styling Line Extenstion products with thermal styling tools help to seal the hair cuticle and secure the proteins in each strand of hair to increase strength and ensure protection for your styling needs.  I have been able to keep my hair straight for three days before washing due to the assistance of these products and even with my curly hair – I have enjoyed my style.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI

Have you tried any of the CHI Styling Line Extension products or the Ultra CHI Tropical Splash 1″ Iron?  How could you incorporate these tools into your Fall hair style routine?  Do you wait till the colder months like me to add heat to your hair too?  Comment below and tell me, share your thoughts and tips too.

My Quick and Easy Fall Hairstyle Featuring CHI

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