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BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer

BaBylissPRO

Rapido Dryer

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The BaBylissPRO Rapido dryer is extremely powerful, while being incredibly lightweight. Increased air power dries hair up to 50% faster, and the removable noise - reducing filter results in over 50% quieter operation. The MaxLife PRO brushless engine delivers up to 10,000 hours of high speed drying. At up to 40% lighter weight, the BaBylissPRO Rapido weighs significantly less than 1lb!

Key Features:
  • 2000 Watt maxlifepro brushless motor
  • Cold shot
  • 6 Heat / Speed settings
  • Professional 9' cord
  • Removable noise - reducing filter
  • Ion generator
  • 40% Lighter than other dryers*
  • Less than 1 lb. (400g)
  • Up to 50% faster drying**
  • Up to 10,000 hours
  • Over 50% quieter***
  • 4 year manufacturer's warranty

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BaBylissPRORapido Dryer
 
4.8

(based on 50 reviews)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (38)
  • Dries hair quickly (36)
  • Even heat (28)
  • Reduces frizz (27)
  • Sleek design (23)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • At home (29)
  • Thick hair (24)
  • Thin hair (10)
  • Travel (9)
  • Color-treated hair (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (24), Product junkie (9), Survivalist / minimalist (7), Professional stylist (4)
    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy hair (5), Straight hair (3)

Reviewed by 50 customers

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5.0

Yeah, it's just a dryer, but I LOVE it!

By Angel

from Richmond, VA

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective
  • Gentle

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

    Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

    This replaces an old (20 years?) Revlon dryer that I couldn't get a diffuser for because the nozzle is oval shaped. The Babyliss..... I love this dryer so much! Had to order the diffuser, which is kind of a bummer since I bought the dryer in store. The cold air is COLD. The hot definitely gets hot, so keep it moving. Can't say whether it dries any faster since my hair doesn't take long to dry, but it definitely looks more finished with less flyaways. It isn't heavy. It sounds more high pitched to me than some dryers, but I can deal. It isn't super loud, nor is it super quiet. It's a hair dryer. They're all loud. Did I mention I love it??

    • Hair Type:
    • Wavy Hair

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    amazing!

    By Laurel

    from Wisconsin

    Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

    I did a lot of research before ending up with this dryer. I was considering the Dyson but people had problems with it drying out their hair so I decided on this one. I do not regret my purchase at all. This is worth every penny, even if it's not on sale. I love this dryer so much I went from drying my hair once a month to drying it 3x/week. I've had it about a month and I notice very minimal (if any) damage on my fine but dense hair. If I do a full blowout it takes about 20 minutes (rough dry takes half that) but it feels a lot shorter because of how light it is. I never feel sore after using the Rapido and would buy it again in a heartbeat if anything happened to it!

     
    5.0

    Quiet and light hair dryer!!!

    By SmileyFace

    from Austin, TX

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective
    • Good Value

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Color-treated Hair
      • Dry/Damaged Hair
      • Flaking/Dandruff
      • Frizziness/Flyaways
      • Hair Loss
      • Limpness/Lifelessness
      • Normal Hair

      Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

      This blow dryer is super lightweight and quiet, even when it's on the most powerful setting. So far, I am so glad I got this!! I got this because my cheap ones stopped working. I hope it lasts a really long time!!

      • Hair Type:
      • Straight Hair
       
      5.0

      Great Dryer

      By Candace

      from Charlotte, nc

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Effective
      • Gentle

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dry/Damaged Hair
        • Frizziness/Flyaways
        • Limpness/Lifelessness
        • Normal Hair

        Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

        This dryer has lots of power and the perfect amount of heat.

        • Hair Type:
        • Wavy Hair
         
        5.0

        Fast, light

        By Shayla

        from Saint Joseph

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Effective
        • Quick drying

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

            This product is extremely light. Even the low heat/speed setting is effective and shaved about 10 min off of my blowout, compared to my Sedu 3600 (on low heat/high speed). After a while you may notice the handle vibrates more strongly in your hand, but it isn't a deal breaker. Unit is also very quiet.

            • Hair Type:
            • Wavy Hair
             
            5.0

            Love this blow dryer!

            By Queenie

            from Loveland, Ohio

            About Me Beauty Conscious

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Dries Quick
            • Easy To Use
            • Effective

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Color-treated Hair
              • Hair Loss
              • Thin Hair

              Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

              Love this blow dryer! It's the first 'nice' one I have owned. Sooooo worth it! My just below shoulder length hair dries in 5 minutes!!!!! And looks almost like it does when I leave the salon.

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair
               
              5.0

              Great dyer

              By RobinLou

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Product Junkie

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • drys quickly
              • Easy To Use
              • Gentle

              Cons

              • medium speed is low

              Best Uses

              • Color-treated Hair
              • Dry/Damaged Hair
              • Normal Hair

              Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

              I have color treated hair with some breakage around the front. This is the dryer my stylist uses so thought I'd give it a try. I flip my hair upside down to really get the moisture out. Dryer drys very quickly. After flipping hair back, I turn down the heat and the speed which I do find on medium speed, it seems a bit "slow". However, it still does dry very quickly, allows you to have control and prevents hair from getting frizzy. My hair is very soft and smooth when finished. My daughter in law borrowed it and loved it. She has extremely thick hair with lots of curl and said it cut down on her dry time by 20 minutes. (Christmas gift for her!) I think my favorite thing about this dryer is the weight. Extremely light which is great since I section my hair and use a round brush. I also really like the cool button which is a separate button which I use to finish my look.

              • Hair Type:
              • Straight Hair
               
              3.0

              Rapido

              By Lizzie

              from Fresno CA

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Effective

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

                  I received this as a gift from my boyfriend after my Portifino dryer died after many years of use. I have very thick wavy hair past my elbows. While this dryer has good air flow it does take me a while to get all my hair dry. I also have more split ends now and have to trim my hair more. It states it has a Ion generator but I can't tell the difference. It is very light weight but that has never mattered to me. It now takes me about 30 minutes to dry my hair when it used to take about 10 minutes with my Portifino. For the price he paid I am disappointed and would return this if it was not a gift. If you have thinner hair maybe this would work well. I much prefer the Nano Titanium Portofino Dryer for me and will save to purchase another.

                  • Hair Type:
                  • Wavy Hair
                   
                  5.0

                  Love this blow dryer

                  By Kay

                  from Louisville

                  About Me Product Junkie

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Gentle

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

                      I really love this dryer. It is the lightest weight dryer I have ever had. I also have the T3 and I do not like it near as much. this dryer has perfect amount of heat/air settings. I highly recommend.

                      • Hair Type:
                      • Wavy Hair
                       
                      5.0

                      Itailian made Ferrari of Hairdryers.

                      By Lolly Pop

                      from Niles Illinois

                      About Me Product Junkie

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Dries Hair Quickly
                      • Even Heat
                      • Lightweight
                      • Reduces Frizz
                      • Sleek Design

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • At Home
                        • Thick Hair
                        • Thin Hair

                        Comments about BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer:

                        Great for daily hair care or professional use. This dryer however is very expensive. It has 2000 watts of power and a great design. Guess you get what you pay for.

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                        • Q:

                          Is this dryer recommended for coarse, African American hair?
                          Asked on 12/5/2017 by Shelly from US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            YES!! The BaBylissPRO Rapido dryer is the best choice for your hair and needs. This Italian made dryer is the lightest (weighing less than 1lb), high-performance (lasting up to 10,000 hours) dryer in the world. Built with a Ferrari designed engine, the increased air power (2000 watts) dries hair faster than high heat alone which is less damaging to the hair by reducing its heat exposure and would work best with your hair type. The dryer also includes a true ion generator which will eliminate frizz and seal the hairs cuticle. As for noise, the dryer has a removable noise-reducing filter, creating a quieter working environment.

                            Answered on 12/7/2017 by Anonymous
                        • Q:

                          Which weighs less, the Drybar dryers or the Rapido. Also, I have short Hair  ›. Is the Rapido too much dryer for me? I have severe shoulder arthritis and am looking for the quickest, lightest weight option in dryers. Thanks!
                          Asked on 11/17/2017 by Mbm from Chicago

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            The Drybar dryer weighs over a pound (1lb and 2oz), the BaBylissPRO Rapido weighs less than a pound (14.5oz). The BaBylissPRO Rapido dryer is great for all hair lengths so this wouldn't be too powerful for you (there are multiple heat/speed settings). It is also extremely lightweight so this dryer is perfect for you - powerful enough to cut drying time in half and light enough to reduce the stress on your shoulder.,The Drybar dryer weighs over a pound: 1lb 2oz and the BaBylissPRO Rapido dryer weighs less than a pound: 14.5oz. The BaBylissPRO Rapido is very powerful but also lightweight so it will be perfect for your hair type but also for your shoulder, reducing the drying time and styling stress, removing the strain normal dryer cause.

                            Answered on 11/20/2017 by Anonymous
                        • Q:

                          Can a diffuser be bought for the rapido
                          Asked on 11/10/2017 by Stone from Littlefield,TX

                          1 answer

                        • Q:

                          can i use this hairdryer in europe with a converter??
                          Asked on 11/1/2017 by marif from US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes you can!

                            Answered on 11/1/2017 by Anonymous
                        • Q:

                          Does the cold button stay down or do you have to hold it down while you dry your hair?
                          Asked on 10/24/2017 by Tiggerzme from Fremont, CA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            The BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer has two rocker switches which is your 6 heat/speed settings. One of those heat settings is COOL so you can just flip the switch and the air will stay cool. There is also a COLD SHOT button separate from the COOL setting that allows you to give just a burst of cold air while drying so you have both options but to answer your question, No you do not have to hold down the button to get cold air, just use the switch.

                            Answered on 10/26/2017 by Anonymous
                        • Q:

                          I have been researching dryers and I've come across conflicting information an the Rapido dryer motor life. I've seen some websites claiming 10,000 hours and others claiming half that at 5,000 hours. Why is there a difference if they all get the specifications from Babyliss themselves?
                          Asked on 10/12/2017 by Laurel from US

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            When the dryer was first released it was tested up to 5,000 hours and since then we have continued the testing and have reached 10,000 hours so we can now claim that is the new life of the dryer. Apologies for any confusion but we are working to make sure all sites now update to the new testing results of 10,000 hours.

                            Answered on 10/26/2017 by Anonymous
                        • Q:

                          I am Caucasian/Hispanic with fine hair but a lot of it. It is somewhat curly, wavy in areas, frizzy. I do color it and get highlights, so bleach, a few times a year. I am looking at the Babyliss Rapido dryer or the Babyliss Nano Pro. My wants in a dryer, in order, are:
                          1. Dry my hair fast
                          2. Keep my hair as frizz free and healthy, damage free, as possible
                          3. Lightweight to hold/use

                          What dryer would fit these needs best?

                          Denise
                          Asked on 8/27/2017 by Denise from Oregon

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            The BaBylissPRO Rapido dryer is the best choice for your hair and needs. This Italian made dryer is the lightest (weighing less than 1lb), high-performance (lasting up to 10,000 hours) dryer in the world. Built with a Ferrari designed engine, the increased air power (2000 watts) dries hair faster than high heat alone which is less damaging to the hair by reducing its heat exposure. The dryer also includes a true ion generator which will eliminate frizz and seal the hairs cuticle. As for noise, the dryer has a removable noise-reducing filter, creating a quieter working environment.

                            Answered on 8/28/2017 by Anonymous
                        • Q:

                          Will there be a big difference between the Rapido and the Bambino dryer? My hair is fine and frizzes very easily.
                          Asked on 7/23/2017 by Fine frizzy hair from Minnesota

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            Yes, the BaBylissPRO Bambino is a small travel dryer (not a full size dryer). The BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer is a full size dryer that is not only light weight but also extremely powerful. We recommend the Rapido dryer for daily use, and it will work perfectly for your fine hair, drying you hair much faster than the Bambino dryer.

                            Answered on 7/24/2017 by Brand Expert from BaBylissPRO
                        • Q:

                          How much does this dryer weigh? It says ">1 lb" so how many oz?
                          Asked on 7/19/2017 by mamakins from CA

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            The BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer weighs 16oz.

                            Answered on 7/20/2017 by Brand Expert from BaBylissPRO
                        • Q:

                          What is the diameter of the nozzle?
                          Asked on 7/13/2017 by Bri from Houston, TX

                          1 answer

                          • Brand Expert

                            A:

                            On the BaBylissPRO Rapido Dryer the nozzle is approximately 1.8" in diameter.

                            Answered on 7/14/2017 by Brand Expert from BaBylissPRO
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