Product Type: Visiq Hair Dryer
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Visiq Trio Hairdryer
Member Name: kathboo
Visiq Trio Hairdryer
Advantages: Cheap, powerful, safe, settings
Disadvantages: Cord could be longer
I was fed up with my own hairdryer spending all its time in my daughter's bedroom, so I decided to buy her her own for her eleventh birthday. It sounds a bit obvious but I wanted a hairdryer to do exactly what it should - nothing fancy, and I didn't want to pay a fortune for the privilege, so I went to Argos and got the cheapest I could find. I was prepared for the consequences of this, half expecting it to be no more useful than standing outsid on a windy day, but I was very pleasantly surprised.
I have since learnt that Visiq manufacture several beauty appliances, but in all honesty I had not heard of the brand before I bought this. I guess the fact that it's not a hugely well-known brand goes towards explaining the lower price tag. I really didn't care what brand it was made by though, I just wanted it to work reasonably well. I paid £8.99 for this, which was full price from Argos, and was impressed at how cheap it was. This was actually the slightly dearer version too as it came with a diffuser as well as the standard concentrator nozzle. My daughter doesn't have curly hair, but it comes in handy to add volume to both our heads of long straight hair.
I was impressed at the power of the hairdryer. At 2000 watt it stands at the same wattage as my own, but I was still dubious. I think after paying such a good price I was just waiting to discover the downfall, but it dried her hair quickly, thoroughly and reasonably quietly. The concrator nozzle is great for pointing downwards at her parting to flatten down any loose ends, and the diffuser is a good size with a good curve to it which snuggles nicely round the head.
The hairdryer has 2 heat settings, 3 speed settings and a button that can be pressed for a cool shot of air which apparently sets the style. We mainly use the faster setting on the highest heat, simply to speed up the drying process, but the option to reduce either is available for more careful hairstyling. The high heat setting is very hot, so be sure to keep moving the hairdryer in order to avoid burning hair (or your neck.)
The hairdryer may not be quite as stylish looking as many that are on the market - it is fairly bulky, but to be honest, I don't think this matters much. It's not overly heavy, and my daughter doesn't have a problem holding it up to dry her hair so that's the main thing. The air vent on the back of the hairdryer is detachable which means it will be easily cleaned. It also provides with peace of mind as it has an automatic cut-off facility if it over-heats, which means I know my daughter won't set her room on fire with it!
The only slight negative I have is that I would ideally have like the cable to be a bit longer. It is 1.8 metres long, but if your plug socket is located away from the mirror, as my daughter's is, it can cause a problem (unless you don't mind drying your hair without a mirror, of course.)
All in all, I am delighted with the purchase, and it may well be me stealing her hairdryer in future!
Summary: Can't go wrong for the price
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