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Parlux 3800 Ceramic and Ionic Hairdryer

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The first environmentally friendly dryer. Recyclable, ionic/ceramic, rated at 2000+ hours. Lighter, quieter, more powerful.

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Beautiful hairdryer!


I have this in the pretty purple colour. The difference in quality between this and my older cheap Remington is just astounding. This is noisier, but does the job in less than half the time and somehow makes my hair smooth! The various attachments you can get are fantastic too!
  1. Beautiful hairdryer!


    I have this in the pretty purple colour. The difference in quality between this and my older cheap Remington is just astounding. This is noisier, but does the job in less than half the time and somehow makes my hair smooth! The various attachments you can get are fantastic too!
  2. Can’t go wrong


    This is by far the best hair dryer out!! The hair salon I go to also uses these. I have had mine for years and it is still going strong even after flat out use.
  3. Best investment, you won't regret it


    People always ask, what is the difference between a cheap hairdryer and a good one? I always say, you won't know until you try! I purchased a Parlux 3800 around 8/9 years ago and it is still going strong. It makes my hair so smooth in such a short amount of time, I use a Dyson at the gym and prefer my Parlux. I purchased one for my mum recently because she loved using mine so much. You will NOT regret the investment! 10/10
  4. Straight out of a salon.


    I was recommended this hairdryer by my hairstylist after getting bangs, and it has been a god-send. It makes styling my bangs so easy, and it is the first proper hairdryer I have owned - no regrets!
  5. Great sturdy hairdryer


    bought this on the recommendation of friends and my hairdresser after my cheap hairdryer died. definitely heavier than my cheaper one but way more powerful and doesn't get hot to touch. dried my hair beautifully.
  6. Wish I'd bought this sooner


    I have thick, curly hair that needs to be styled to tame it. I had resorted to air drying then straightening it after every wash because drying it with my old hairdryer left it fluffy, frizzy and still a little damp. Then my hairdresser recommended this dryer to me - what a change! Now I can blowdry my hair without needing to straighten it as it is left smooth and shiny. My drying time has been cut in half, and I'm not left with slightly damp patches underneath the thickest parts of my hair.
    Love!!! Will definitely be purchasing again in the future.
  7. Highly recommended


    I bought this to replace my old Parlux, which was 24 years old and still blowing, albeit not as well as it used to.

    This dryer seems to have the same great quality as my old one. It dries my long hair in under 10 minutes. If I use a round brush, my hair is perfectly smooth, but if I am in a hurry, I can even get a nice look just by using my fingers. It really does seem to reduce frizz.

    I have also noticed that while this model dries my hair off very quickly, it doesn't get as hot as the old one did. It is nice not to have to worry about burning my ears, and I expect it will be better for my hair too.
  8. best on the market


    my last parlux lasted 12 years! An excellent hairdryer, variable settings and gives a great blow-dry finish
  9. Amazing hair dryer


    I've owned this hairdryer for over 5 years and it's still going strong. It's quality made, nice and light, powerful, easy to use controls but still nicely adjustable. I have fine medium hair and it doesn't damage it.

    I love it so much I've recently gifted one to my mother in law - who also loves it!
  10. Great for long very thick hair


    Cut my drying time in half which is a huge deal when you have extremely thick and long hair! Well worth the money spent





  12. Best hair dryer ever


    This is by far the best hair dryer out!! My hair salon I go to also uses these! I have had mine for years and it is still going strong even after flat out use..
  13. Best thing ever


    I can’t believe I wasn’t using this earlier.
    I had a 6 year old hairdryer that was damaging my hair more than anything. Couldn’t blow dry or style.
    This Parlux has SAVED my hair. It’s left shiny and sleek instead of frizzy and dry.
    It has shortened my drying and straightening time and made my hair look and feel healthier.
  14. I should have bought this earlier


    I stubbornly refused to have a hairdryer at all until I realised I couldn't keep turning up to work with wet hair.

    Fears of ruined hair and spending ages trying to get it dry were unfounded once I got my Parlux.

    If you are more sensible you will get some heat protecting spray - I am not using one and my hair has come through almost unscathed.

    The Parlux is also reasonably light, not as noisy as I had expected given the power, and gets my hair dry in a minimal length of time.

    Better by far than any other hairdryer I've tried.
  15. The perfect hair dryer


    I was given this years and years and yeeeeears ago and swear by it. It’s salon quality and just has such good power, it dries hair so quickly. It isn’t too bulky or heavy. So long lasting and hard wearing. It’s expensive when you can go buy a cheap hairdryer for under $100 but is literally worth every cent.
  16. Love it.


    I bit the bullet and upgraded to a Parlux from my old cheaper brand dryer, and can't imagine ever buying another brand again. It's powerful enough to quickly dry and style my hair with a much better finished result than with my previous dryers. I also love the nice, long power cord and pretty colours.
  17. Glad I spent the money


    First time buying an expensive hair dryer. My hair dresser uses Parlux dryers so I trusted them. And after reading all the 5 Star reviews I decided to bite the bullet and spend the cash on an expensive dryer! Definitely worth it, dries hair quicker as I have long thick hair it cuts down my drying time!
  18. Best of the best


    I’ve owned my parlux for about 7 years and it’s still going strong with almost daily use! It’s the best hair dryer I’ve ever owned
  19. Serious power


    Many years ago my hairdresser told me that Parlux is the only brand she'd use in her salon so I decided to spend the money on a 'grown up' hairdryer. I then owned it for several years before replacing it recently with the Dyson Supersonic.
    The first thing I noticed is that it has some serious power - actually has more flow through through than the Dyson. I have fine hair and it could blast my hair dry in a matter of minutes. It's also not too heavy so it isn't hard to get the perfect blow dry. The controls aren't the most intuitive but I note that Adore now has some instructions to help figure it out.
    The Dyson is just that little bit better - it's more balanced, the airflow is more steady/less buffering so it leaves your hair smoother, it regulates temperature and does leave my hair shinier, smoother and more silky...but the Dyson is a very, very expensive product. If you can't justify the Dyson, the Parlux 3800 is a great choice. You'll get a lot of bang for your buck and it'll last you forever.
  20. Would give it 5+ Stars


    I would never ever buy any other hairdryer!
    My hair is really thick so takes forever to dry but with this it is such an ease!
    It's nice and lightweight so I can hold it easily, and its a great size for travelling.
    Worth the price, even though they're reasonable - I've had mine for 4 years now!
  21. Best on Ground


    I don't go through many hairdryers, so I feel it's hard for me to be objective in this review. Before buying the parlux I had a cheapie VS Hairdryer from KMart that lasted about 8 years before it finally carked it.

    I decided to fork out a bit extra for a "proper" hairdryer, and this seemed like a reliable way to go.

    I have super super fine hair, and it takes all of 5 minutes to dry using this drier. I still get occasional staticky whispy bits, but that is probably more due to my technique rather than the hairdryer itself, and it's nowhere near as bad as the KMart cheapie.

    This hairdryer is much smaller and lighter than I was expecting, but it's also very powerful - so don't be put off by the size when you first see it. The colours are also an added bonus.

    I will only give something 5 stars if it's the best product of its type that I've ever experienced... Given that I'm not one for disposable hairdryers, there's probably a bit of bias towards my first hairdryer purchase in 8 years. But after using it for about 6 months now, I have zero regrets or concerns.

    If you're looking for an upgrade and can't afford the dyson (which seems a bit gimmicky anyway, let's face it) then this is what you need. 5/5, would recommend.
  22. best hairdryer going round


    I have been using this hairdryer for years and it is by far the best hairdryer on the market. I have curlier hair and this hairdryer has cut my straightening time in half. Definitely worth it!
  23. quick and effortless


    lightweight hair dryer , but very powerful and quick.
  24. Best Hairdryer


    Recently purchased this bad boy to replace my very old and cheap hairdryer, and I couldn't have made a better decision. It doesn't dry out my hair and it makes it much more manageable (I have short hair that doesn't enjoy being told what to do). Worth every cent.
  25. The best dryer


    This dryer replaced a 20 year old parlux that was still working. I bought this for it's lightness and compact size. So powerful but perfect enough for travel. Thick asian hair dries in 5 minutes.
  26. The best hair dryer


    Parlux is the best hair dryer I've ever used in my life. Great power and size and good! Surprised me....my hair thank you! It's 4 temperature.
  27. Best blow dryer


    Amazing! Dries thick hair quickly and leaves hair feeling smooth.
  28. Quick drying time


    I have curly hair that I blow out and straighten most days - I love ionic technology and it drys my hair in 10 minutes max instead of 30-40 minutes. Great hairdryer and worth the cash.
  29. The switches are not out to get you


    I read a review before i bought this product saying the switches are a con and havent stopped laughing about it since. I know switches can be a complex balance of pulleys and levers so I thought I should keep everyone updated.

    Nobody panick. This holy grail hairdryer was delivered with the switches already on.

    Phew. Hope this helps a few people.
  30. Excellent and efficient


    I have fine hair which is prone to fly-aways. I’ve found this dryer to be excellent and I believe my hair is smoother. The switches are easy to operate with one hand and it is nice and light to hold. I chose classic black and it looks great in the bathroom. Excellent quality for a reasonable price.
  31. Game changer


    This hairdryer is fantastic - it drys my hair incredibly fast which cuts down on styling time. I'll never use a different brand after trying this!
  32. Quality product for professionals... confusing for first time buyer!


    - does the job
    - four settings
    - relatively quiet

    Cons (perhaps these are only cons for beginners)
    - quite heavy so difficult for me to practice styling
    - i didn't understand the switches because this is my first hairdryer. (i thought the product was faulty because no air came out when I flipped the red switch to MED. I didn't realise the blue switch controls the air speed and the red switch controls the heat, and nothing will come out at all until you flip the blue switch. there aren't any easy to find instructions regarding this...)
  33. A Quality Product

    A. fan

    I had my old Parlux for 12 years! Quality lasts, I have fine hair that tends to kink and frizz however my Parlux hairdryer put an end to this problem my hair now thankfully stays straight and smooth and its condition has really improved, I was a little dubious with my first purchase as I thought it was a little pricey but now know it was well worth the extra expense so did not hesitate when a replacement was needed, I bought my new Parlux 3800 from Adorebeauty for a really good price compered to other retail, Love my new model its lighter than my old one and still gives great results.
  34. Why did I not buy one of these years ago...


    As someone who lives in humid Sydney with semi-curly (read: feral and frizzy) hair, pre-this hairdryer my morning routine involved blow drying then straightening my hair. Fortunately given my old hairdryer blew up - this is my routine no longer! Not only is it much quicker, my hair is now much smoother and healthier-feeling. Its definitely worth it - I wish I had of bought one of these years ago.
  35. Impressed? Yep. Blown away? ABSOLUTELY!


    When my 12 year old Wahl hairdryer died, I felt a little lost, as is always the way when you are so attached to something. I googled hairdryers and asked friends lots of questions before settling on this one. Turns out I have been missing out all these years, I had no idea things had improved so much. Ceramic, ionic, eco friendly ... it's just a hairdryer! Or so I thought. My long thick hair can be dried quickly, with minimal fluff and goofiness. I've actually found that I don't need to put my GHDs through afterwards to smooth it down. I was hoping to be impressed and am thrilled to be blown away.
  36. Makes doing your Do a breeze!


    I had been holding off getting a new hair drier for years - I have had an old Parlux since I was about 15 and it was still going strong. However I knew that it was probably singeing my hair a little and it was so heavy I avoided using it to dry my whole head (thus living with my messy wave day in day out). I saw the new 3800 on Adore Beauty for such a good price I thought what the hell! Well, haven't I been missing out! It is a beauty of a drier, SO light and SO quick at drying my hair, and straightening it with body so easily! I definitely recommend not putting it off any longer - it's one appliance that definitely needs an upgrade (who knew your hair could be so Frizz Free with this new technology!) and this model is just awesome!!
    PS. the purple rocks!
  37. salon professional


    I used to think I was seriously unco at styling my hair, but now, after buying the parlux, I realise it was my hairdryer that was unco not me! I was always so frustrated that I couldn't seem to achieve the same sleek and smooth style that a professional hairstylist could, no matter how intently I observed their craft I just couldn't achieve the same result at home. That was until I bought the Parlux 3800 and realised it's all about the hairdryer.

    I have naturally frizzy hair and my hairdryers in the past certainly didn't help with that. Although the parlux is quite expensive it's very much the salon professional dryer you would expect. It takes less time to blow dry my hair as it's quite powerful and creates less frizz which means less styling. When I use a roller brush while blowdrying I achieve a beautiful smooth and sleek result, often doing away with a straightening iron (depending on how straight a look I'm after). I'm so happy with it. A good hairdryer is a serious investment. The parlux is worth every penny.
  38. Best Blow Dry Ever!


    OMG, for 43 years I've had bad hair days, and then the Parlux 3800 arrived and my bad hair days disappeared. Seriously, I have a lot of flyaway mildly wavy hair that needs a good straight blow dry to make it look any good. My old hairdryer (which I've had for 10 years) I realise now was crap. The Parlux has good temperature and blow, great directional nozzles so that I could actually glide it down my hair like hairdressers do. Throw your old hairdryer in the bin ASAP and replace it with this one. I can't guarantee an end to bad hair days (like has happened for me) but I will guarantee the best home blow dry ever. :)
  39. Quick-drying but not that quiet!


    This hairdryer is fabulous! It dries my thick hair in half the time of my old dryer and doesn''t scorch it as much as other dryers can. The only drawbacks are that it''s not that attractive-looking and it isn''t as quiet as the manufacturers would like to have you think.
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