Philips Professional 1800 Watts Essential Care BHD 004 Hair Dryer
( Author ~ Sanchita )
Hello Friends !
Nothing can substitute a styling tool as a gift. I have been longing for a nice hair dryer for a long time when I was gifted this beauty by my brother on Rakhi! Being an engineer, it was beyond his reach to understand the difference between a kohl and mascara but one thing he is good at is – machines!
I was so glad that he chose this special one and my happiness was boundless to receive a professional dryer I have been longing for decades.
PRICE – 3995 INR
MY EXPERIENCE WITH PHILIPS HAIR DRYER
The packaging of the dryer was good. It comes in a cardboard box along with a diffuser and flat nozzle for styling. The dryer, comparing to other compact ones, is big. It is not something you would like to travel with but you can if you want to. The weight is slightly on the heavier side but nothing that would pain you hand. Overall, the packaging is efficient but not very friendly as I had expected. The cord is relatively long so you can work with the hair dryer effectively and without a snap. It also has a small loop to hang it wherever you want. The diffuser and nozzle are perfect to style the hair you want and therefore, accessories wise, the dryer is perfect.
The wattage is 1800W which is pretty much like any other professional dryer and generates proper heat than the compact and handy ones. Although the description states that “it comes with 7+ feature” it is nothing but an advertisement gimmick. The dryer has three speed and two heat setting – which is a common feature and found in very basic dryers as well. I was expecting cool air flow and cool shot button but was absolutely disappointed not to find them. What is the point of a professional dryer without specialized features?
The heat engendered is enough to dry and style your hair with ease. For my medium length hair, it takes 4-5min to dry the hair completely from wet state. For semi-dried hair, it literally takes no time to dry. Single-handed blow drying with a brush is a little difficult task for the length I have but it is easier to use with Velcro rollers to get that perfect Victoria’s Secret Runaway style. The diffuser is perfect and very useful to make soft curls and naturally wavy look which hardly takes any time.
The hair dryer adds no added shine unless you apply any serum or lotion to protect. It does add lot of volume when blow-dried the hair upside down. The price, compared to the features it provides, is slightly on the higher side.
WHAT I LIKED 🙂
- Sturdy packaging and attachments i.e. diffuser and nozzle.
- Easy to use cord and loop.
- Blow dries the hair in no time.
- You can style as you want – both straight and curls.
- Gentle and heavy air flow settings.
WHAT I DISLIKED 🙁
- Not very travel friendly.
- Misleading description.
- Lacks a lot of features for a professional dryer.
- A little pricey compared to the features.
RECOMMENDATION – the hair dryer is good for blow drying, certain hair styles and curls but not something worth the money I have paid. It lacks a lot of features which I have been wanting in a professional dryer and therefore at certain places it has been quiet a disappointment. I would not recommend it to my readers because for the price, you can get better features for a blow dryer.