Rated 4.45 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love it!!!
I have short curly hair, and I needed a new hairdryer, but one that specifically came with a good diffuser. I bought this when it was brand new on the website and had no reviews, I took a risk and tried it out and I absolutely love it!! I've been using this hair dryer with the diffuser for a little over 1 month now about 3-5 times per week. I feel like it's super cute and it also gets really nice and hot, but the cool shot gets really cool as well. I really like how the diffuser works on my curls, I don't feel like my hair gets messed up, and I feel like the air is evenly diffused around my hair when I'm using it. I definitely recommend this hairdryer!! The diffuser works really well, and it's pretty lightweight, my hand or wrist has never hurt while using it. It's a little heavier than my old hairdryer, but this one is way nicer :) and I like the shape of it too. I use ouidad leave-in products before I diffuse my hair
Most Helpful Critical Review Not hot enough for my hair
If this dryer had one more heat setting it would be perfect for me. I love the compact design - it feels good in my hand and even the lowest blower setting is powerful enough to quickly dry my hair. However I will most likely be returning it because even the hottest setting isn't hot enough for my hair. Yes, it dries my hair quickly, but my hair is very fine and just doesn't hold any style well. Without the more intense heat I can't get any lasting volume. I don't want to change products to achieve volume because that tends to weight my hair down. It's disappointing because this is the most I have ever spent on a dryer and otherwise I love it.
Reviewed by 42 customers Love this dryer
Andria T from Portland OR
I'm a shorty and my hair is fairly long, the compact body of the dryer lets me reach the ends of my hair in one pass.
Good, but replace in less than year?
Eyeroll from Texas
I loved this dryer while it worked. I usually let my hair air dry. I maybe blow dry my hair 1-2 times a month. By the year mark, I could no longer use it due to a burning smell. I tried googling what could be the reason and how to fix it. I tried a number of the tips and tricks & nothing worked. I can no longer use it because I refuse to make my hair smell burnt.
Long story short, I had a $15 hair dryer that lasted me 8+ years and it irritates me that I spent so much money for maybe 24 hair dries 🙄
Dried my hair in 12 minutes
Brooke, 3A-3B curls from Austin, TX
I cashed in all my ulta points to make this purchase realistic on a budget and man was it worth it. Diffused my hair to 95% dry on it's lowest speed and medium heat in 12 minutes. My morning routine has never been easier, and it's easy on my wrist.
Broke in 6 months
Awful from Huntsville AL
After 6 months of usage maybe 3x a week, the lowest setting broke and it only works on the highest setting which became the lower setting. So it barely blows and takes forever to dry my very fine hair which is damaging it. Chi wants me to mail it back in with $15 for a warranty replacement but it's not worth the hassle. Save your money and buy something that will last longer than 6 months
Best hairdryer I have ever owned!!
Brianna from Wooster, OH
I have long relatively thick hair. This hairdryer gets the job done quick and is the perfect size and not too heavy.
light weight, works great
Caityk13 from Washington
super light weight and works really well. has 3 heat settings plus 3 speed settings and a cool setting. the blue light is also cool . love the attachments.
Jbauma from Wooster OH
I really like this dryer! I have 2c/3a curls and this dries them without making my hair frizzy. I also like the size because I can take it when I'm traveling. I'm happy with my purchase!
THE BEST FOR FINE HAIR!
Big Purr from Cali
I am absolutely in love with the blow dryer. I used to use to conair silverbird and that fried my hair for years even on the lowest setting. If you have hair that burns easily this blow dryer is literally perfect. It doesn't get extremely hot compared to other blow dryers which I love, the highest setting is safe to use and doesn't burn you hands yet gets your hair straight. I have had no heat damage since converting over to this. It's also lightweight and my small hands don't get tired. I will never use another blow dryer again, it's so worth the money. If you have very thick or corse hair, this may not be for you.
Disappointed from Oakdale
I thought by the reviews that I would love this hair dryer, but I do not. It makes my hair so frizzy and dry looking. I have tried it multiple times thinking I can get used to it but it does not make my hair look like it does when I use other hair dryers. A little disappointed.
Kari from NC.
After reading the reviews saying how this dryer doesn't get hot, I took a chance. They're right. It doesn't get as hot as some of the other dryers I've used. But this tiny little thing packs a punch. My hair was dry in about the same amount of time as the hotter dryers, but with a lot less heat. It's very light, fits in my hand perfectly, and works amazingly well. You won't be disappointed.
Powerful yet small
Stephanie from 49505
The size of this drier is what brought me to buy it. It's a powerful little guy. My hair feels so soft and looks amazing. Great for a busy, traveling Mom.
lightweight, portable, and packs a punch
Sara from Iowa
I love this blow dryer. I've used it every other evening for about 6 months now and it works wonders!! I have very thick and wavy hair (thanks to my Latina mother) and the diffuser on this makes my hair look the best it's ever looked! this dryer has become a staple in my routine and I never want to go back to airdrying lol. I like the three different heat settings and the two level intensity of air flow. I also love that I can throw it in an overnight bag and it's doesn't take up much space. I highly recommend :)
Light Weight. Works Great.
Jmeow76 from Texas
I have rheumatoid arthritis and can no longer hold a heavy blow dryer to style my hair. This Chi is super lightweight and not bulky for me to hold. It does take a little longer to dry and I would not recommend this if you have thick hair. I have very thin, fine hair so when I say it takes longer I'm talking 3-5 more minutes longer than my old clairol blow dryer. It does not burn my hair and it leaves it very shiny and smooth. I love the Velcro wrap cord closure, my old dryers cord was always a tangled mess. I also love the cold air feature, living in SE Texas with 90% humidity it is a lifesaver. it gets very cold and cools my scalp right off. This is my first Chi product and I am very happy with it.
I would buy this again
Juls from San Diego
Great for small space, excellent performance
A new must have
Sydney from Michigan
I have overall thick wirey hair that usually takes quite some time to dry, and then looks like a giant fluff ball after. This however I am so impressed with! It dried my hair in such a short amount of time without getting too hot, and my hair was so smooth after drying too. Bonus is also how much smaller it is compared to other dryers and relatively quite for a hair dryer as well. Highly recommend for someone with similar hair type whose looking to cut back on heat damage, and drying time.
Great for kinky hair
Lauren from Florida
Love how fast it dries my hair, its not too loud. I love how it does get soo hot to the point that it burns my skin.
It's just ok...
Meghan from Illinois
I use a dryer each time I wash my hair and this one seems to take longer to dry my hair than recent dryers I've had in the past. My last 4-5 dryers have been high quality ones, and this one sadly doesn't match up to them. I purchased because of the size (storage and travel purposes), and because it came with a diffuser. I've only used the diffuser once, and usually just dry it straight without the diffuser. However, my hair does not feel as soft as my previous hair dryers and it also seems to take longer to dry. I noticed multiple reviews that state it doesn't get hot enough but would still dry quickly, so I went for it thinking it's better for your hair anyway if it doesn't get too hot. However, I've noticed that that does seem to affect the drying time for me.
Love the size and power!
Hollyjay from Lynnwood WA
I'm always looking for a smaller powerful hair dryer, and this is it. When I add the styling end piece to other dryers I just wack myself in the head. This one is just perfect for styling. The added styling piece does get very hot, and stays hot when on full heat and air.
I would buy this again
Fritz from Michigan City, IN
Anita from Arkansas
This is my first splurge on a hairdryer, never thought blow dryer made a difference. I was wrong. I have curly hair and don't like high heat so I usually takes forever to dry. This cut down my dry time and my curls look great. Diffuser gives me the volume I love. So glad I decided to splurge on this product, it's worth the money.
Valentines gift from my husband
Weezie from Ms Gulf Coast
My husband bought this for me for Valentines. He had heard me mention Chi for a while. The old cheap hairdryer is gone now. He is so amazed by how fast it drys he has been using it too.
WAVY/CURLY HAIR MUST!!!
Shellie from CA
I have been looking for a higher-end branded hair dryer with a diffuser included. I was really torn on purchasing other brands in the store, but then I came across this one and really loved how small and light it was! Read over some of the reviews, and I definitely agree that this is really meant for textured hair! One extreme plus, the cool setting, perfect for wavy/curly hair to prevent heat damage! Super Happy!
Denise from New York
This blow dryer is amazing for curly hair it's so light weight the heat is really good i do recommend this dryer
Love love love this! Worth every penny!
Nicole from Kentucky
I love this thing! Like other comments said, it doesn't get as hot as like a drug store one (which sucks all the moisture out. I have combo thick, curly and straight hair) but the quality of the heat is 1000x times better and my hair drying time his cut way in half. Now don't get me wrong, it gets plenty hot (and this is the girl who had a bad habit of over doing it with heat). I don't think I can ever leave using an ionic dryer. My hair feels so much healthier and softer since buying this. This is the most expensive dryer I've ever purchased and my first chi product; I just love it. Best defuser ever too.
But for the sake of throwing out one change that I'd make, the button placement takes some getting used to, wish they were in a different spot and a longer handle but it is technically listed as compact but it isn't tiny. other than that, great great product
Best I ever had
Nikki from Glendale ca
I don't know why everyone keeps having an issue with the temperature but the heat is hot and dries my hair fast. There's a low , medium & high heat and my hair has felt so much better after using this blow dryer ! Don't know what others are complaining about but it's not enough to dry your hair ! I'm definitely happy with my purchase.