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Ultra CHI Red Pro Dryer

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Ultra CHI Red Pro Dryer
 
3.5

(based on 504 reviews)

64%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Dries hair quickly (371)
  • Even heat (292)
  • Reduces frizz (262)
  • Lightweight (256)
  • Sleek design (181)

Cons

  • Poor quality (122)
  • Not enough heat (58)
  • Heavy (32)
  • Loud (13)
  • Blows cold air (4)

Best Uses

  • At home (327)
  • Thick hair (190)
  • Thin hair (106)
  • Travel (63)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (250), Survivalist / minimalist (102), Product junkie (89), Professional stylist (6)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (4)

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4.0

What a difference a good hair dryer make

By Amanda

from Saint Louis, MO

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective
  • Good Value

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Ultra CHI Red Pro Dryer:

      I have dry, wavy yet thin hair. I have always used lower end hair dryers and then straightened my hair. This hair dryer makes it look like I used a straightening iron afterwords. My hair is shiny and healthy looking after blow drying!

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      1.0

      Poor quality!

      By christa

      from glenview, il

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Ultra CHI Red Pro Dryer:

            Very poor quality, blew hot air for a few months, then quit working and blows cold air only.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 30 Minutes
             
            5.0

            AWESOME!!

            By Sam

            from warminster, pa

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Effective
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ultra CHI Red Pro Dryer:

                This is the best blow-dryer I've ever owned. It works great and leaves my hair nice and soft!

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes
                 
                1.0

                Read before purchasing-worked < 1 year

                By Shar the diver

                from Lees Summit, MO

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Not Effective
                • Poorly designed
                • Waste of money

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ultra CHI Red Pro Dryer:

                  I really liked this dryer, until it started only blowing cold air about 11 1/2 months after I purchased it.

                  I asked a friend (mechanical engineer) if he would look at it to see if anything might be done. After a thorough inspection, the bottom line is - THIS DRYER HAS A DESIGN FLAW. Because of the expansion and constriction caused by heating and then cooling, the heating element is not attached in a way that will provide for longivity.

                  I don't know if all CHI dryers are designed this way, but I would suspect they are. I'm not taking any chances. Whether the flaw unintentional or deliberate I don't know. Nevertheless, it was my first and last CHI dryer.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes
                   
                  5.0

                  Worth every penny

                  By Make-Up Fanatic

                  from Huntsville, AL

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Dries Hair Quick
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Little Loud

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • Thick Hair

                  Comments about Ultra CHI Red Pro Dryer:

                  This is my second Chi hair dryer. First one died after 8 long years. Tried a different hair dryer, @ same price, too strong. Came back to Ol'Faithful. I have long, thick hair (down middle of my back) and the first time I used this dryer...it dried my hair in 8 minutes (I timed it). Did not use any hair product and used my fingers to comb thru hair until last minute of drying, when I used a big flat brush. Works just like I expected it too. My hair looks shiny with little to no frizz. I use this dryer daily and have had no problems out of it. Hoping it will last as long as my first one! It is a little loud, but it is a hair dryer...never heard of a "quiet" hair dryer. It is not as loud as the hair dryer I am returning. The weight is average to light. When I bought the first Chi dryer, my sis-in-laws were skeptical, especially because of the price. After I used it, all three got one. My husband even says it's worth every penny because it cuts down on my routine. He also said if it cost more, it would still be worth it. Can't speak for the other reviews, but love my Chi hair dryer!

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 1+ Hour

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  Too hot for fine hair

                  By Sweet mom

                  from Salisbury, North Carolina

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive design
                  • Lightweight
                  • Relatively Quiet
                  • Well made

                  Cons

                  • No Retractable Cord
                  • No Retractable Cords On C
                  • Only One Heat Setting

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Ultra CHI Red Pro Dryer:

                    In general I like the CHI brand and I'm disappointed their dryer didn't work out for me as their other styling tools have. I have a CHI flat iron and curling iron and love them both. However they both have customizable heat settings. I have long fine hair, so I can get the style I need without frying my hair with really high heat. As soon as I turned on this hair dryer it got very hot, and I had to turn it off after two minutes, and that was on low speed! It honestly felt like it was burning my scalp. I've never had this issue with a hair dryer before, but this was my first high dollar one. This was a gift but I plan to try and exchange for a different brand that is more fine hair friendly, with multiple heat settings. This may be just right for you if you have very thick hair, but if you don't I'd suggest looking at something different.

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 10 Minutes

                    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Quit blowing hot air at 2 years old

                    By devil's birder

                    from Austin, TX

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Not Effective

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Ultra CHI Red Pro Dryer:

                        I only used this product 3X per week for 2 years then it suddenly quit blowing hot air. Very poor performance for such an expensive hair dryer. Also, I have very curly hair prone to flyaway and frizz. I noticed NO difference using this dryer over other less expensive ones. Save your money.

                        (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        quit blowing hot air

                        By sienie

                        from harker heights tx

                        About Me Brand Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about Ultra CHI Red Pro Dryer:

                              Love the dryer, but unsatisfied with the warranty after telling the store that it quits blowing hot air, they would,nt do anything because it was two years and two months old, i expected more money wise. I wil never buy any stuff out of the ulta store again for my salon.

                              • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                              • 10 Minutes

                              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Quit heating after 6 months

                              By CMG

                              from Tuscaloosa, AL

                              Comments about Ultra CHI Red Pro Dryer:

                              I purchased this dryer less than 6 months ago. I wish I had of read the reviews before I spent that much money on a dryer. It just quit blowing hot air all together; only blows COLD. Never would I have dreamed a high dollar dryer would quit in 6 months. What a waste of money!!!

                              (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              2.0

                              For the money...

                              By MrsWitz

                              from Naperville, IL

                              Comments about Ultra CHI Red Pro Dryer:

                              I've had 2 of these dryers in the last 3 years. Both quit blowing hot air (and I do clean my filter, I don't drop it - i.e., I take good care of it). The first one died before it was a year old, so I got it covered under warranty. The second didn't make it 2 years. When it did blow hot air, it was an okay dryer. It seemed to help calm my fly away hair, was rarely too hot, and was quieter than previous dryers I had owned. However, for the price tag, I would expect it to last longer than 11 to 18 months...$10/mo for a hairdryer seems pricey to me.

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                              • Q:

                                does this hair dryer have a cold air setting?
                                Asked on 1/11/2015 by KrystaRhain from US

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  This dryer features a cool shot button.

                                  Answered on 1/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                How do I take the air vent off?
                                Asked on 12/27/2014 by Brit from Ellsowrth

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  To remove the back air vent, twist the vent toward the direction labeled "open". This should release the vent and allow you to pull the vent out.

                                  Answered on 1/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                Is this dryer both ionic and tourmaline?
                                Asked on 12/8/2014 by Lauren

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  The Ultra CHI Pro Dryer produces ions. It is not a tourmaline dryer.

                                  Answered on 12/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                How many settings does it have?
                                Asked on 10/28/2014 by mimi from TX

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  This dryer features two settings: High and Low.

                                  Answered on 10/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                What are the differences campare this one to Miss Universe Professional Dryer and Ultra CHI Pop Pink Dryer?
                                Asked on 9/26/2014 by Suki from Danville, CA

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Ultra CHI Red Pro Dryer and Ultra CHI Pop Pink Dryer feature identical features other than the color. Ultra CHI Red Pro Dryer and Ultra CHI Pop Pink Dryer are both 1300 watts, while Miss Universe Professional Dryer is 1800 watts (which means that Miss Universe has more powerful airflow for quicker drying time). All three dryers are ionic, which helps to reduce drying time and to keep hair smooth and shiny.

                                  Answered on 9/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                How does this hair dryer differ from Chi Model GF1505?

                                Are both the same hairdryer, just a different color, therefore a different Model #?
                                Asked on 5/14/2014 by Beauty Buff from Minot, ND

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  The body style and wattage are the same, but the Ultra CHI dryer is made with Ceramic and Tourmaline and the Pro dryer has Ceramic.

                                  Answered on 5/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                How well does it work to dry straightening without frizz
                                Asked on 5/11/2014 by Frankie

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  This dryer produces Far Infrared heat to reduce drying time as well as reduce frizz and static electricity for super sleek styling.

                                  Answered on 5/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                How long is the cord?
                                Asked on 4/24/2014 by kelsie from collegeville, pa

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  This dryer's cord measures 8 feet long.

                                  Answered on 4/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                Do any chi dryers have a retractable cord?
                                Asked on 4/22/2014 by Jan

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  No, CHI and Ultra CHI dryers do not have retractable cords.

                                  Answered on 4/23/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                              • Q:

                                Which of your CHI dryers (including this one) have HIGH blow dryer settings, where the air comes out faster? (It would be helpful if you included product descriptions in your ads.)
                                Asked on 4/13/2014 by Mary from Washington, DC

                                1 answer

                                • Staff Reviewer

                                  A:

                                  Ultra CHI Pro Dryer, CHI Pro Dryer, and the CHI Rocket Dryer have high/low settings. The CHI Touch Screen Dryer has a touch screen setting so you can control the air flow from High to Low.

                                  Answered on 4/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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