Sunday, October 14, 2012

A Blow-Drying Experience: Elchim 2001 Professional Hair Dryer (Review)


In my previous posts, I talked about my low maintenance 'kinda hair. Wash and go, that's how I would call it. Most often than not, I sleep with my hair dripping wet because (1)  My waist-long hair takes forever to dry (2) I'm naive with hair dryers; there are too many brands out there and I seriously don't know which one to buy.

So when Beauty Stop Online contacted me and recommended this hair dryer, I said yes. Maybe it will be my unsung hero, mane-wise. Beauty Stop Online, as the name implies, is an online retailer based out of Los Angeles, California. They offer a plethora of beauty products at affordable prices, from mainstream brands to natural/organic makeups, hair & nail care, even salon and spa equipments. It's a one stop shop, to keep it simple.

For this review, we are focusing on Elchim 2001 Professional Hair Dryer (Black, on sale for $99).



Product claims: one of the greatest professional blow dryers in the world because it is powerful and practical; chosen brand among hairstylists due to its perfect balance of power, performance, working time and comfort; housing is made of shock and flame resistant polycarbonate carbon that is non-aging and long-lasting.

Features and Specifications: 1800 watts; 7 seven speed and temperature settings; 2000+ hr double balanced motor; nozzle attachment; removable lint filter for easy cleaning; max air flow 40 ft/ second; professional 9 ft-power cord; 1 yr warranty; made in Italy.

Wow, that's a whole lot to digest. So in my otherwise easy- to- comprehend "blow-drying for dummies" version, Elchim 2001 came in a box with these inclusions: blow dryer, warranty, nozzle, filter.


Plug it in and you can play around with temperature settings. I like to alternate between the hottest and coolest, just because. Seriously, I want my hair to dry pronto so I can sleep and relax after a hard day's work. Red is for intensity: 0 (off) I (low) II (high); Black is for temperature: 0 (coolest) I (warm) II (hottest)


I'm not a professional hairstylist so I can't attest to its ergonomics functionality. Using it for a few minutes is definitely not comparable when you utilize this tool for a living. It has some weight but not enough to replace my 1-lb dumbbells; what's heavy to me may not be to most of you. A tad trivial but I just want it out of the way.

Now the burning question, as a woman who wants her long hair to dry in no time, did Elchim 2001 deliver? let's ask madam...


Here's my mane ('n tail) in its natural gory glory...


If I say that monster-of-a hair up there is 98%* dry by 15 minutes using Elchim 2001, would that make it impressive? To me it is! For comparison, I have another blow dryer (an old vidal sassoon) that I hardly use because the drying time is infinite -yeah, it's like blowing fake air! So on that note, Elchim 2001 certainly met my expectation. I'm glad to have been introduced to this brand, finally I can  retire my lackluster vidal sassoon. My only recommendation? it would be nice if Elchim steps up and create funky looking hair dryers- think animal prints, plaids, neon! isn't that more fun?

Where to buy? Beauty Stop Online
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xo,





* 2% pertains to slight dampness on some hair strands. Guesstimate, roundabout
** Product sent for review; opinions all my own; links for reference only; no horse was harmed in this post **

12 comments:

  1. Your hair is seriously gorgeous naturally! My hair is almost the same length as yours, I can't deal with blow drying it. But this sounds like it works well

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    1. Hi Catherine! Yay to us long haired ladies! I'm happy to have tried this brand.Thanks for your comment!xo

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  2. My sister lost her electricity one day and had to come to my house to do her hair. She was in love with my Elchim. She couldn't believe how great it worked. I'm lucky she didn't wisk it away.
    Your hair is gorgeous.

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    1. Many thanks Marcia. It's great that you also have Elchim. I've also read positive feedbacks w/ this brand...

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  3. This sounds awesome! My hair is now almost at my waist and it's sooooo annoying to blow-dry. I really love dryers that are high-powered and make you feel like you're in a wind tunnel. I haven't/don't plan on cutting it any time soon, so I might have to invest!

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    1. I can relate to your feeling, yeah you might want to look into this dryer!

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  4. I'm still inspired to keep growing my hair every time I see yours!! Sounds like a damn good hair dryer, I remember how long it would take me when my hair was long, ugh!

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    1. LOL! Women like us are funny! When I see women with bob cut or cropped hair, I wanna cut mine short. But yeah, this hair found a new friend in elchim :-)

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  5. Kath,

    A pro dryer makes all the difference! I purchased the same one that my hairdresser used, and it changed my life! They are so much better nowadays.

    I love your long hair.

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    1. That's great to know!!! Thanks much. Have a wonderful week ahead.xo

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  6. Hmmm...this looks like a great dryer. I used to have wavy hair and I have purchased different hair dryers but all of them seems to damage my hair. It leaves my hair dry so I am kinda disappointed. I want to try this out and I hope that this is the one for me.

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  7. i love mine except-- can you explain the filter thingey that comes in the box? (you show it in the photo with the nozzle).i don't understand where it's supposed to go and the filter that's already on the dryer already doesn't seem to come off.
    thanks!

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