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Conair 213X Infiniti Ionic Tourmaline Styler

February 13, 2009 Reviewed by admin 10 Comments
Posted by Kate

I have had horses my whole life, and while I wouldn't call myself an exceptional horseman, I have learned a thing or two about horse behavior, good and bad. It is not unusual for friends or neighbors to call me and ask me for advice with "their problem horse", and 99% of the time I find the problem is not so much with the horse, but with the horse owner's lack of understanding of fundamentals.  The specific "unwanted behavior" (anything from bucking, rearing, kicking, and biting, to a refusal to load into a trailer) is almost always just a symptom of the root cause.... the horse' lack of respect for the authority of the horse owner. Trigger may indeed "love" their owner, but he doesn't consider Owner to be The Boss, so Trigger does only what he wants to do,not what he is asked to do.The solution is exceedingly simple and frankly quite pleasant for Trigger and Owner...  spend 5 minutes each day doing simple "ground work" to gain and maintain Triggers respect, trust and willingness, and it will carry over to every thing Owner and Trigger do together. This advise works 99% of the time, but it is advise that is rarely followed right away. Problem Horse Owner hates to accept the "respect" diagnosis, and tries instead to address the problem by spending a small fortune on different (harsher) bits, knotted halters, tie- down rigging, a bigger horse trailer,etc. Only to find that the behavior problem continues. Only then do we go back to trying ground work. Which is free. Which works 99% of the time.

So what do the fundamentals of horse training have to do with the Conair 213X Ionic blow dryer?

If you want great hair, start with the fundamentals... blow drying.  As we age, our hair shafts becomes thinner and the hair itself grows more slowly, so hair is less able to withstand environmental and chemical stresses, and damage from heated styling appliances. And most of us, myself included, are largely unwilling to curtail the abuse, and instead we spend small fortunes on magical conditioners that help negate the damage.

Enter the Conair 213X Infiniti Ionic Blow Dryer. Not only does this baby dry your hair in half the time without doing damage, the ions will provide a bonus conditioning effect to help negate existing damage.  The Conair works wonders on thick, thin, curly, fine,and straight hair. Your hair will not just "look and feel" better, it will BE better. And any magic potion I apply will work exponentially better, so I can either use half as much magic potion, or use it half as often. And if I can spend 30 minutes over the course of each week IMPROVING the quality of my hair while I blow dry instead of torturing it, why wouldn't I?

The Conair 213X is a serious hair dryer.  This 1875 watt hair dryer features 3 heat/2 speed settings,  7' professional line cord, diffuser and concentrator attachment and removable filter.  I am not kidding when I say your wrists might have get pumped up a bit to hold the nearly 3lb Conair at the various drying angles, but think of it as weight training and go for great hair AND buff arms. And if you waffle on coughing up $35.00 for a new hair dryer when your old flame thrower is still working, add up all the money you spend on repairative hair potions over a two-year period, and the price of the Conair pales by comparison.

Drop me a line and let me know if you have tried it, and what you ....and your gorgeous hair....think.


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  • March 10, 2009

    by ha

    This air conditioner really does give you a work out. Like work outs, you benefit from it. It did cut hair drying time, I'm not sure if it's exactly half though. Also, there were less flyaways. My hair did not feel as dry afterwards. For the price, this is a really good find, especially without having to pay shipping on Amazon. : )

  • February 18, 2009

    by Kate

    Thanks for the input everyone.... for those who decide to replace their more expensive dryer with the Conair, would you please let us know the pro's and con's of these choices? The other dryers have excellent reviews as well... just dramatically different price points.

  • February 15, 2009

    by Jan

    I've had a Super Solano for about 8 years and LOVE it, but it finally croaked on me. Unfortunately presently I cannot afford another one - so thank you for the review of Conair 213X, I'm going to purchase based on your review and the affordable price point.


  • February 13, 2009

    by synergie


    Can you look at the T3 tourmaline dryers as well? I have the T3 Evolution that I adore. I've been looking for a birthday present for a friend who blow dries on a daily basis. I've found a few T3s for quite a bit off retail at some local stores. She's probably hurt me if I got her a T3 so I'd love to know if this is as good or even better :-) Thank you in advance!


  • February 13, 2009

    by Justine

    I was just about to purchase the Sedu Tourmaline dryer. I read Martha's comments a while back, and I have been saving up. I may have to hold my horses though (sorry!). I hope someone can provide a review soon. That would represent a huge saving. Too good to be true?

  • February 13, 2009

    by Kathy

    I like the Super Solano--it dries pretty quickly, but it was also pricey

  • February 13, 2009

    by Kate


    That is a great question, and I am sorry to say I don't know much about the other two hair dryers. I will do a little research and post an update for you on this post, with what I find. What is your general feeling about the Super Solano, and how long have you had it?

  • February 13, 2009

    by Kate

    Julie K,

    Thanks for the nice comment.... I think we can have a little fun with our posting and still take the products seriously, so glad it works for sure to let me know if it gets out of line.

  • February 13, 2009

    by JulieK

    I love your lead ins almost more than the reviews themselves! This one particularly. =) BUT, I've been watching for a good inexpensive hair dryer for the day I need to replace my expensive one. You've just provided it for me. Thank for very much indeed!! ~jk

  • February 13, 2009

    by Kathy

    How does this stack up against the Sedu tourmaline dryer? Or the Super Solano (which I have) Any thoughts?

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