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I got quite a few different vouchers for Christmas this year off distant relatives. You know the ones you don't really know, and don't really know you either so go with the fail safe voucher gift. Yeah them kind of relatives. Well anyway I received some ASDA vouchers; I'm guessing they thought it would help with the shopping over the Christmas period.
PRICING AND AVAILABILTY
Due to my ASDA vouchers this is where I purchased this specific hair dryer from. At the minute they have what they are calling 'The Big Sale' on so I managed to snap this up at a reduced price of £17. This is quite a good saving in my eyes as previously it was retailing at £24.96. I had selected this from the ASDA direct website (www.direct.asda.com) then collected in store a few days later. This was free, however if you would rather it be delivered to your door this will incur a £2.95 delivery charge. Which seems pretty standard these days. This is available in many retail outlets and online websites such as Argos and VERY. The prices of these are however slightly more expensive than what I paid.
My hairdryer differs slightly to the above picture. The silver part along the handle is no longer there; instead that section is completely black. This is the same with all other models of this I have seen so I am assuming the design has changed. There is also purple detailing on the hairdryer which is unlike the picture above. I much prefer the look of my hairdryer to the one shown here. It looks much more professional and stylish. To look at it you would never think I paid a mere £17! To touch this has a very matte feel to it, I believe this is something to do with retaining the heat but don't hold me to that.
This hairdryer is a powerful 2000W, my previous hairdryer was 2200W but I haven't noticed any difference in efficiency. So if you're looking to purchase this I would worry about this minute factor.
This comes with 3 heat settings, which I think is pretty standard on most hairdryers now. I always use mine on the highest setting, this is quite hot but has never burnt my head or anything like that. But for children or younger people I would advise going one level down, this is just as efficient but more suited to precious heads.
There are also 2 speed settings. I dry my hair using the fastest setting, it is not something I enjoy doing. As a girl and having to this nearly every day I find it very tedious and just want to get the whole process done with as quick as possible. So the fast setting is the only one I would consider using. This takes me less than 10 minutes, I have quite long hair so for me this is very speedy indeed, and makes the mundane task a quick and easy one.
This is also equipped with a cool shot button; again I think this is pretty standard for hairdryers now. I haven't used this for drying my hair, but I have tried it out, and yes I can confirm that it is cool as described. I can't see myself using this button much, maybe only during the summer, when the last thing I want to be doing on a hot day is blasting hot air onto myself.
The controls are perfect enough for me, there are many different buttons which are plenty for my needs. There easy to switch and change, which allow me to dry my hair in what seems like no time at all.
Along with the hair dryer, I received a concentrator nozzle and a diffuser. These are pretty much included with most professional hairdryers now I believe. I have used both accessories and they are very easy to clip on and remove. Once on they are securely attached to the main hairdryer, and I haven't noticed any movement at all.
The claim to control unruly frizz was what attracted me to this hairdryer, as well as the rock bottom price tag. My hair is long and fairly thin, but can be shockingly frizzy and uncontrollable. The reasoning behind the reduced frizz is due to the high ionic output. From using this practically daily since time of purchase I feel I can now comment on the effects it has had on my hair. After fully drying my hair I have found that my hair looks a lot shinier, and a lot straighter. This is not promoted as an effect but I have detected these improvements. My hair does seem reduced of frizz to some extent, maybe this is why it seems straighter. Overall the end product is a huge improvement on my previous hairdryer and I am very pleased with the effects it's had.
I do feel I am slightly scraping the barrel with this comment, but surely no product is perfect right? However this does come pretty close. Anyway back to my point! I do feel towards the end of the hair drying process the hairdryer does seem rather on the heavy side. Now I am only tiny in stature and my muscles are nothing to write home about, so this is probably more to do with my weakness than the actual hairdryer itself, but like I said I am scraping the barrel.
All in all I couldn't be more pleased with my latest purchase. For a mere £17 I really could have asked for more. The hairdryer is stylish, fast drying and the effects it had on my hair are greater than I could have ever expected. The cord is of reasonable length so will easily reach a socket in most standard rooms. I have to give this full marks, anyone on the lookout for a new hairdryer I can guarantee this is the one for you.
I have very thin hair, but lots of it and it tends to be really frizzy. When wet, my hair is very wavy but it is impossible to make it curly. It sits somewhere in between straight or curly, and no matter what I try it is always a nightmare to style. When looking for a new hairdryer I came across this model from Nicky Clarke. I decided this was the one for me as I had good experiences with other items in the past.
The hairdryer looks stylish enough, it is not going to win any awards but it is nice enough to look at. It is mainly black in colour and it is sleek and small. The handle is the perfect size in comparison to the head of the hairdryer so it is comfortable to hold and not top heavy. There is also material on the handle that makes it easy to grip, which is perfect for when your hands become a little sweaty under the heat of the dryer.
I like that the hairdryer is not overly bulky. It is powerful enough it can dry my hair very quickly, but it isn't too big it takes up the whole of my dressing table. I find that the hairdryer is very light and even with longer hair I was able to completely dry it without any ache in my arms. I had my previous hairdryer for years, and it was a lot heavier than this one which often resulted in it being uncomfortable to hold by the end of styling my hair.
With the set I received two different nozzles to style the hair different ways. They are very easy to attach and use. I never use the diffuser as it just has no effect on my hair. It will not go curly no matter what I do, so this part has been neglected by me, but would be helpful for anyone wishing to curl their hair. I like to use the concentrator adapter that comes with it, as often I can get my hair fairly straight without even needing to use GHD's on it. I wouldn't say it gives a professional finish with my hair, but it certainly has more volume when I use the hair dryer. There are two speed settings and three different heat settings.There is also a cool shot setting to set your style, but I am normally in a rush so do not use it as much as I could. As the main reason I use a hairdryer is when I am short on time, I personally use the highest heat and the fastest setting. It is nice to have different settings, but they are a little lost on me, and I find leaving it on the same settings suits me well.
I used to have very long hair that reached down my back until just recently. I found this hairdryer perfect for getting the job done quickly, and minimising the time it takes to dry my hair. With other hairdryers I found I had to break my hair into tiny sections to ensure that it was completely dry. With this I can make the sections larger and it still provides the same result. My hair is dry the first time round without having to spend extra time going over it again. Now I have my hair shoulder length this hairdryer manages to dry it completely within around five minutes. That leaves me free to get on with the rest of my morning routine without having to spend too much time faffing around with my hair.
I find that it is also very practical to use. It has a long power lead so I can comfortably sit where I like to style my hair. My dressing table sits right next to a plug due to my old straightners having such a short lead, but it is nice to know I do not need to sit right next to a plug socket. I have to admit I was just looking for a high power hairdryer rather than the frizz control claims, and this met those needs at 2000W . I often find that things designed to help frizz have no effect at all, so I was not relying on this being true. I wouldn't say I have noticed any difference in my hair since using this hairdryer. This could be because I already use hair treatments while my hair is wet and after styling to try and beat frizz. I have noticed no reduction in frizz since using this, and my frizz problem is still as bad on the few days I use it.
My only downside is the buttons to adjust the settings are starting to feel a little loose. They can be a bit sensitive and can skip between settings with a slight push, and sometimes I catch them as I move my hands. They were fine at first and I suppose after all this time you would expect some wear and tear. I only use it a couple of times a week, so if someone was planning on using it every day it could cause a problem.
I would recommend this hairdryer as I purchased it for around £25 a few years ago and it still works perfectly now. I have to say I only use it a couple of times a week at the most, as I prefer to let my hair dry naturally, but it does work well. It dries my hair quickly, and after years of use it is still going strong. It is not overly large or heavy and I find it very comfortable to use. I purchased mine from one of the major supermarkets, but it is available on Amazon for around £20. It is a great simple hairdryer that does the job it is supposed to do quickly.
As my hair is of the tough, grey frizzy variety I find that the best way to dry it with the least frizz is to let it dry naturally. This is OK in the Summertime but in the cold weather I have to use a hair dryer and this does increase the frizz. as I have lived on boats for many years all my previous hairdryers have been of the small cheap variety until that is I became the proud owner of a Nicky Clark Frizz Control, a gift from a friend who was going to the US and so would have to buy a hairdryer over there that worked on their 110volt system
It is a very elegant looking dryer, a mixture of shiny, slinky chrome for the nozzle with Nicky Clarke discreetly written in black.Black matt non slip for the handle and vibrant purple plastic guard surrounding the fan. The turbo and cool buttons on the inside of the handle are also in purple. There is a shiny black adapter to direct the flow of hot air which you can easily clip onto the nozzle if you wish for even more directional control. Sometimes I use this sometimes not. The black flex is about 2 metres long and there is a useful hook integrated into the handle which you can use to hang the dryer tidily away. On the inside of the handle in easy reach are the control buttons. These consist of the turbo button which you hold in to increase the flow of air. Next is a cool button which I confess I never use. Then two toggle switches. The first has three heat settings, low ,mid and high. I find the high is too hot for me and prefer the mid setting. The last button controls the intensity of air flow and again has three settings, low, mid and high. The high is again too fierce for me but my husband likes this, I use the mid setting with a blast of the turbo occasionally.
I am very impressed with this dryer. It is perfectly balanced and never makes my hand ache even though my thick hair can take a long time to dry. There are sufficient heat and air flow strengths to suit everyone and I find that my hair is much less frizzy than when I have used other dryers. I would not have a thought that a hair dryer could make a big difference but it does! It is very good looking and the only drawback is that it is rather large to pack when I am travelling.
If you find that your arm aches when drying your hair please try this perfectly balanced hair dryer from Nicky Clarke. As this was a gift I have looked at the price on a couple of sites and have found that this sell for about 24 pounds, well worth it.
5 stars from me for my favourite hairdryer.
Thanks for reading my review, I also post on Ciao under splishsplash
For many weeks, I badly needed a brand new hairdryer that would work well, function right and get my hair dry quickly without any problems what so ever! So I decided to look for a decent hairdryer and I found one called Nicky Clarke.
I thought this would be reliable and work well but after just 4 - 5 months later I had a shower and dried my hair with the Nicky Clarke hairdryer and it started to blow smoke and orange sparks out at me! I didn't know but when my grandson smelt and saw black smoke and heard the smoke alarms sounding he rushed in quick! I was lucky he was there and warned me or I could have been burn't to death or severely injured!
I purchased this item from ARGOS but of course it was too late to get a refund now as it was 4 or 5 months after I'd bought it!
I think the price for this item is just unacceptable! Why pay that much money for a cheap, unreliable and unsafe item?
When you purchase an item you don't expect it to just start burning and setting on fire. Maybe 1 - 2 years since you purchased it, it may begin to not work but even then, it shouldn't start burning!
The only good thing that I can say about it is that the Nicky Clarke hairdryers are good while they last!
I specifically don't recommend this poor made and unsafe item to anyone at all because of there safety and also because it's not worth that amount of money at all! I undoubtedly would not ever buy a Nicky Clarke product again or recommend anyone to buy it either!
it didn't help my frizzy hair one bit, there was no difference at all. It did what a normal hair dryer does and that is - dry it.
It took a long time to dry my hair, which isn't good when you're in a rush, or don't want to set aside a ridiculous amount of time for styling.
I found it to overly dry my hair, so when i finished my hair felt rough and horrible. It just took all the moisture out of my hair and it took white a few conditioning washes to get the moisture back.
alng ith drying out my hair it also took the texture out of my hair and made it extremely difficult to style. ACtually, it made it impossible for me to style because the styling looked awful due to the resulting texture and so i had to resort to hiding my hair in a ponytail.
When it comes to hair, I'm an altogether nightmare! I have so many hair products its frightening. The one thing I needed desperately though was a proper hair dryer as Id been using an old travel one for months which had zero power and gave my hair zero benefits. Cringeworthy hair day after day!!!
**Nicky Clarke NHD082**
When I saw that this Nicky Clarke HairDryer had been on amazon, I decided to buy it at once. The main attraction if Im being honest was the price. £18.99!!! You literally cannot go wrong with that price!!! I was a bit wary of how it would look and work for being that cheap however. Nicky Clarke is a celebrity though, and that meant it had to be a bit good right??
This hairdryer has three settings of heat and two settings of speed, so you can choose how much efficiency you want to dry your hair with, the highest settings will dry your hair very fast, allthough I do find the highest setting of heat to be very warm, and not all enjoy that all that much. It also has two red buttons, one for a turbo boost which makes the hairdryer even more powerful, and one for cool air, to give cool air. It also came with a diffuser and a controller, which i have never used and therefore cannot comment on. What I was very impressed with in regards to this hairdryer, was how soft and lovely my hair feels and looks after I have dried it, it doesn`t frizz and become dry and tired looking as it used to with my old travel one (lovingly stored away should this blow up from too much use). It fit nicely in my hand too and is quite comfortable to hold, with an easy grip.
The dryer is black silver and purple which gives it a girly feel. It looks very professional and I wouldnt be surprised to come across one in a hair salon!
The power lead is long, meaning that I can easily move around the bathroom and bedroom without having to stand in the one spot..
Overall I think I got a great deal with this hair dryer. However, if it was more expensive then I probably would have went with another brand. It works ten times better than my old one and leaves me with not just dry hair but perfectly styled hair each and every time.
When I saw that this Nicky Clarke HairDryer had been reduced to costing only 18.99 at the internet, such as amazon, I decided to buy it at once, as two of my best friends had recommended it to me as being the best hairdryer they had ever owned. Now, I have to agree with them, this is without doubt the best Hairdryer I have ever used, and in light of it being so affordable, it`s also very easy to recommend to all of you!
This is a hairdryer with three settings of heat and two settings of speed, so you can choose how much efficiency you want to dry your hair with, the highest settings will dry your hair very fast, allthough I do find the highest setting of heat to be very warm, and not all enjoy that all that much... What I was very impressed with in regards to this hairdryer, was how soft and lovely my hair feels and looks after I have dried it, it doesn`t frizz and become dry and tired looking... Also, the last hairdryer I owned made sounds that made me think doomsday was coming, so I was very glad to notice that the sound level on this hairdryer was very low, not botheringh me one bit!
The power lead is some meters, meaning that I can easily move around the bathroom without having to stand put in a small square because my hairdryer won`t follow me... This is without question the best hairdryer I have owned, and it makes my hair feel like it`s dried at a professional saloon!
This hairdryer from Nickly Clarke receives five out of five points *****
For years i used an oldschool family hairdryer that my mum had had for as long as i could remember. Finally moving to university prompted me to buy a new hairdryer for myself. A little background info, i have unruly hair, very thick, very curly and very frizzy.
I picked up the Nicky clarke hairdryer mainly due to the fact it was on offer in superdrug, but i absolutely love it now. As hairdryers go, it looks very nice sitting in its place on my dressing table. A sleek black handle, a red cap at the back and a silver head make it up. It also has two red buttons, one for a turbo boost which makes the hairdryer even more powerful, and one for cool air, to give cool air. It also came with a diffuser and a controller, which i have never used and therefore cannot comment on.
The dryer has three heat settings, and two speed settings ontop of the ones above. The hottest heat, is very hot, and it is also very powerful. The minimum speed is 2000watts and that then increases to the higher, or the turbo speed. I can get my long hair dry in around 15 minutes with this hairdryer.
The hairdryer claims to reduce frizz, by using ionic technology, the same technology found in many hair straighteners to this day. Honestly i'm not sure if it actually does reduce frizz, i always feel a need to go over my hair with my straighteners to try and smooth it a little bit.
The hairdryer in my opinion however is great. I tend to wear the same styles day in and out and mainly use it to dry my hair before styling and it does the job. I probably wouldn't go out of my way to buy it again, but then if it was on offer i wouldn't not buy it either.
I had desperately needed a new hairdryer for months, particularly as my last one would no longer operate with the switches and had stuck itself on the highest speed and heat setting. Consequently, I simply had to plug it into the mains and blast my hair with the dryer, which over a period of time had become a little too hot for comfort. It often decided to smoke and the last straw was when I saw orange sparks emitting from the grille, so my old and faithful Boots dryer was sent to hairdryer heaven.
I carried out a little research for my new purchase whilst taking into consideration my two requirements; one of which was that the dryer needed to be at least 2000 watts and the other was that it had to offer a choice of both heat and speed settings. A few brands made it to my shortlist with my final decision being the Nicky Clarke Frizz Control 2000w Turbo Hairdryer, Model Number NHD082 and this review discusses my experience of owning it.
~~ WHY DID I CHOOSE THIS PARTICULAR DRYER? ~~
As my hair is very long and thick I needed a powerful dryer hence my requirement of a minimum speed of 2000 watts. I am quite fortunate with my hair as whilst it is naturally curly it is easily styled, so I can regularly change my appearance. The fact that the good sized dryer is endorsed by Nicky Clarke had no bearing on my decision to buy, as I am not tempted by designer brands and my purchases are solely made based on their specifications.
~~ A LITTLE ABOUT THE DRYER AND ITS' FEATURES ~~
I can vividly recall using my mother's heavy pink coloured Pifco dryer many years ago, which resulted in a very sore arm and wrist as it took absolutely ages to effectively dry my thick locks. However, all modern dryers are extremely lightweight and whilst there is no weight information provided on the box I would guess that it's less than 500 grams. The dryer is aesthetically pleasing with its' modern and sleek design of shiny chrome and the touches of purple on the one end and two of the switches whilst offering a good sized handle, which is covered with a black coloured easy grip material. I find this dryer much easier to hold than my previous model, as it comfortably fits into my hand.
The dryer offers three heat options and two speeds with the appropriate buttons being in easy reach when holding the dryer. Consequently, I can click on my choice with my finger tips as opposed to turning the dryer around to carry out my selection. I like the fact that it offers a turbo function, which is extremely handy when I'm in a rush and it also offer a cool blast of air that assists when setting a style. Unfortunately, similar to that of all hair dryers, I need to keep my finger on each of these buttons when using and it would be more beneficial if they could operate from one simple press. However, this is not really an issue, but solely a grumble of mine as opposed to a design fault.
According to the box the dryer operates with ionic technology, which prior to my purchase was something I'd heard of, but didn't really know what it meant. I'm not intending to discuss the science behind this terminology as I would simply be copying and pasting information from the internet. In a nut shell it basically means that dryer operates in such a way that it will eliminate frizz and static contained within the hair. Whilst I am unable to evidence this, I also learned that ionic technology is not advantageous for those with fine hair as it works to reduce the activity within the hair. Does the technology work for me? This is quite difficult to answer, as whilst I often suffer with frizz on the ends of my hair, I regularly use specifically designed products to reduce the problem. However, when I compare the appearance of my hair to when it was dried with my previous model, it seems to be shinier and subsequently much smoother, but this could be due to the fact that my last dryer was stuck on the highest heat and top speed!
~~ WHAT ACCESSORIES ACCOMPANIED THE DRYER? ~~
Accompanying the dryer are two accessories, namely a diffuser and a slim concentrator, both of which easily fit onto the end of the dryer to enable me to create different looks with my hair. I tend to use the concentrator quite a lot as it allows me to be more precise and control the flow of air when drying my thick hair. There is also a small booklet, which provides details of the dryer together with a few hair styling tips.
~~ MY OPINION ~~
I am extremely pleased with my hairdryer, as it enables me to achieve a professional appearance to my hair with minimal effort and the noise levels aren't too bad when in operation. The power lead is a good few metres long, so I am not restricted to sitting directly adjacent to a power socket when using. There are many occasions when I want to dry my hair as quickly as possible and this can easily be achieved in around five minutes with the dryer set at both the highest speed and heat settings provided I do not use any of the attachments. This is a great time saver for me, which is excellent as far as I am concerned, particularly as my hair is so long and thick and is normally a nightmare to dry.
The outer casing of the dryer is cleaned by way of a damp cloth and the mesh grille can be removed and easily replaced. Whilst there is a useful sturdy plastic hanging loop on the base of the handle I choose to store mine in a drawer so that it does not gather dust. I can fully recommend this dryer and I wish I'd replaced my old one sooner, as I would go as far as saying that this is the best hair dryer I have ever owned and as a result, it receives five stars from me.
~~ PRICE AND AVAILABILITY ~~
At the time of writing, the best price can be found at Boots where the dryer is reduced from £24.98 to £16.65.
I hope you found my review useful and would thank you for reading.
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