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Product review: T3 Featherweight 2 hair dryer

Style your hair

This sleek hair dryer by T3 promises to cut down on drying time while boosting bounce and shine. But does the Featherweight 2 really deliver salon style at home? SheKnows puts it to the test!
Style your hair
product review

Style
your hair

This sleek hair dryer by T3 promises to cut down on drying time while boosting bounce and shine. But does the Featherweight 2 really deliver salon style at home? Sheknows puts it to the test!

Drying time

There is one thing that I dread in the morning: drying hair.

Some days I sport a wet pony tail just to avoid the 25 minute blow-dry session. On the hunt for a solution, I discovered a hair dryer that promises to deliver a wet-to-dry result in just a few minutes.

But would the T3 Featherweight hair dryer really dry my hair super-fast and leave it looking healthy and shiny?

What it promises

According to T3, the Featherweight 2 ($200) is clinically proven to be healthier than air drying and to dry your hair faster — retaining moisture for smooth, shiny, frizz-free results. Featherweight dryers work differently, drying hair in an average of just seven minutes while improving its health and appearance. T3’s advanced SoftAire Technology generates a greater volume of air and weaves it through the dryer at the ideal heat and speed. The ion-enriched air then exits the dryer in a wide cone shape that dries larger sections of hair at a time, faster and healthier. Some of the advertised benefits:

  • T3 Tourmaline: A patented infusion process emits negative ions and infrared heat for faster, healthier drying.
  • Ionic: Breaks down water molecules for faster drying and helps smooth the hair cuticle.
  • T3 SoftAire: Delivers a large, perfectly even cone of heat that accelerates the drying process even further.
  • Tourmaline Concentrator: Directs enriched airflow for faster, healthier, more precise drying.

How it held up

To really put the T3 to the test, I started my drying session while my hair was sopping wet. With an eye on the clock I turned it to its highest setting and got to work. My hair was dried in about six minutes or so.

The dryer has a sleek design, and is very light and easy to hold. It also comes with a super-long 9-foot-long cord, which helps when the mirror is a few feet away from the electrical socket. I thought it would be a bit louder for such a powerful hair dryer, but it was overall pretty average for noise.

The sleek design offered much more than just aesthetics. When I attempted to re-create a blowout effect done best in salons, I was surprised at how easily the nozzle would just glide along with the hairbrush.

I finished off my look with the T3 Bodywaver for a few beachy waves. I am usually too impatient to follow how-to videos, but the website had some good tips to help give a more professional touch. For example, it suggested lowering the heat setting so the wave cools and sets faster.

The bottom line

I loved the look the T3 gave me — and it led me to believe that maybe my hair wasn’t so difficult to style after all. I just needed to invest in some higher quality hair tools to help give my thin hair a boost. And by cutting down drying time I can spend some extra minutes styling.

The $200 price tag may deter some, but by using a better dryer at home you might skip pricey blowout sessions at the hair salon. This dryer also comes with a two-year warranty and customer service support.

The T3 hair care line is carried at popular beauty stores like Sephora and Ulta.

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