I have a proper love-hate relationship with my hair.  And it goes a little something like this.

I love my hair when it’s just been washed and blow-dried at the salon.  It shines, doesn’t frizz, swishes, swings and behaves like all well-behaved hair should.  I hate it when it won’t do the same for me after a DIY wash & blow dry.  It’s as simple as that.

So I’m constantly trying new ways to do my hair at home, as I just can’t afford to be at the salon every week.  Like half the country, I’ve loved (and couldn’t live without) the Babyliss Big Hair for a fabulous, voluminous DIY blow-dry but I’m fully aware that it’s murder on the ends of my long hair. It’s just the nature of the thing – the way you wrap the hair around the barrel means that the the ends will always be heated more than they need to be.

Finding the right hairdryer is a bit of a holy-grail.  One that won’t frizz up my hair, is easy to control, has a PROPER cold-air setting, and is light enough to allow me to complete a blow-dry without my arm falling off.

I think I may just have found it!

The Sleek and Chic AC Dryer from Total-Hair-Experts (THX) actually lives up to it’s name.  So many dryers I’ve tried that promise frizz-free hair, with ionic-this, tourmeline-this and ceramide-the-other, just don’t work for me. Yes, it could be that I’m not using them properly, but whatever the reason, the fact remains that I end up with hair I’m less than happy with.

I have to say, I was my usual cynical self as I took this one out of the box. Yet another one that promises salon quality results, I thought to myself. Here we go again….

I stand corrected.  Unequivocally.

This is light, lighter than any hairdryer I’ve tried before.  When you have hair as long as mine, that’s a serious consideration.  It  dries the hair in super-quick time.  Another major plus-factor with long hair. The “cool shot” button actually does what it’s meant to.  The finer concentration nozzle (it comes with two) means that I can REALLY control where the heat hits the hair. And with 3 heat settings and 2 speeds, I’ve got real control of how I style my hair.

I think you can tell I love it.  Of course, the proof of the pudding is if I’m still using it after initially trying it out.  So I’m here to tell you that I’ve not even reached for my Babyliss since I started using this dryer. I’m still not brilliant at blowdrying my hair, but this as close to it as I’ve ever got.  ‘Nuff said!

If you’re looking for a new hairdryer for party-ready hair, you can’t go far wrong with this one.  Until Christmas Eve, it’s available exclusively at Tesco for £22 – currently less than half price, it’s less than the price of a single salon blow-dry! 

*PR Sample


  1. Anonymous
    December 22, 2012 / 11:26 am

    excellent post…but the issue is not so much the hair dryer its much more the working of the brush!!!

    • December 22, 2012 / 1:46 pm

      That is so true, Anon! But it sure helps have a light-as-a-feather, super-fast hairdryer! But you’re right, it’s all in the wrist action … 🙂
      Thanks so much for your comment

  2. December 23, 2012 / 11:41 pm

    Why this one doesn’t come with attached brush? it will be much easier…

  3. December 23, 2012 / 11:42 pm

    Why this one doesn’t come with attached brush?it will be much easier…

  4. January 19, 2013 / 2:35 pm

    I need a new hair dryer and love your review. May have to save up and buy this one.
    Angela x

    I am following you now on FB and here on GFC would love you to follow me back as I am a newbie blogger, only two weeks now 🙂 and need all the GFC followers I can get so I can do a give away at 100 followers xx Thanks so much xx


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