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I placed an order for the Parlux Eco Friendly 3800 Dryer after purchasing the Drybar Buttercup from a retail store - and hating it. The Parlux Eco Friendly was out of stock, so a GoGorgeous representative kindly called discuss the various Parlux models that were available for immediate shipment. I settled on the Parlux 385 Power Light in white (it is available in many colors). AND I LOVE IT!
I hated the Buttercup. The cord is unwieldy, the dryer doesn't get hot and the barrel is very long, making it difficult to work with. After using the Buttercup for over a week, I realized just how much I disliked it. So I researched and read tons of dryer reviews (Harry Josh, Sedu, Velecta and Parlux, etc.) Then I noticed my stylist and a colleague both using similar Parlux models. My stylist said this was his second Parlux, the first having died after seven years of daily use (on countless heads, six days a week).
I LOVE the Parlux 385 Power Light. It is truly lightweight (not just "marketing-speak-lightweight"), the dryer gets nice and hot, but also has a lower heat setting and a cool-shot button. It comes with two concentrator nozzles, one slightly wider than the other; and has two speeds to adjust the flow of air. This allows me to use the lower air setting with the higher heat setting to lock in volume and waves.
I can't tell you how much easier my Parlux dryer is to work with compared to the Buttercup. A close friend has the Harry Josh and I've had the opportunity to use it. My Parlux is much less expensive than the Harry Josh but is fundamentally the same size and - I believe - a much better dryer. Super, super happy with this purchase AND with the fantastic customer service from GoGorgeous!
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