Yes it's that good!
Posted Sun, Jan 2nd, 2011 by Casual Reviewer
I purchased this after reading the rave reviews, and when I got it and used it, I thought: "Meh. Big deal. It's a hairdryer."
Then, after 3 months of using it, I was visiting friends and used their ConAir hairdryer (similar to the one I used to use prior to purchasing this one). Boy! What a difference! This hairdryer is much, much better and I would never go back to using any other kind.
I highly recommend this product. It's worth every penny!
I'm a believer.....
Posted Tue, May 4th, 2010 by CC reader
I am 51 years old and have been blowing drying my hair every day since, well since electricity was invented (almost). I am not inherently vain but for some reason am obsessed with ensuring that my hair looks presentable. I have purchased countless hair dryers of many different brands over the years. With no reservation whatsoever I can say that this is the best hairdryer I have ever used. I have hair that is above shoulder length and is naturally wavy and tends to frizz, sometimes badly, during the humid summer months. Unfortunatley I happen to like my hair straight so I spend alot of time fussing. This dryer has cut my maintenance time in half with much better results. I cant say that I feel it is quieter than other brands (as other reviewers have claimed) and it is as heavy or slightly heavier than most retail brands today but it is not unwieldy or difficult to manipulate during the drying process. What it does is provide for a very fast, smooth blow out. My hair is straighter and shinier than I have ever been able to manage with dryer, flat iron and chemical hair products. Considering how much a hair cut costs today I feel the price of this hair dryer is a bargain given the dramatic and wonderful results. I do not hesitate to recommend it if you can afford the price.
Watch out for DIscountJungle
Posted Tue, Feb 2nd, 2010 by Hairdryer Hater
The hair dryer arrived in a open box smashed inside a USPS box leaving the contents rolling around inside and subsequently the hair dryer was scratched. The NOT factory sealed box did not contain a warranty card or instruction booklet. The hair dryer works well, but not as well as the same one my hairdresser has, thus leaving me wondering if it is a genuine product or just a copy. I paid alot of money for this and was very disappointed. If an item I want on Amazon is from DiscountJungle I won't be buying.
Posted Sun, Oct 11th, 2009 by K. Madden "Big Hair 325"
This is by far the most outstanding blowdryer ever. I have purchased three Elchim's over the last 15 years and I still have them all. If you ever have a problem with an Elchim, you just send it to the repair center at the address provided on your warranty card in the box (save that card/address someplace safe), with $18 - and they completely rebuild it and send it back to you (like if the motor ever reaches the end of its life). So, unless you somehow lose it, this blowdryer could be the last one you ever purchase. I have purchased 3 just because I wanted different models (got bored). I consider this Da Vinci to be a step up over my Uragano because it has the cool shot and it is 2000 watts. The 2000 watts definitely makes my hair dry faster. My hair is always soft and smooth. I do use top of the line products too though (Fekkai, Aveda, Bumble and Bumble).
I won't say you have to trust me, but I have been AROUND THE BLOCK with blowdryers in my 45 years. All the best salons use Elchim's. They are the best.
My sister recently tried to sell me on those T3 Evolution $300 blowdryers recently. What a waste of time. The hottest setting on that one actually singed my a hair off. What used to seem like a lot of money for an Elchim (typically I pay in the $130 range) now seems like a bargain (when compared to that $300 piece of junk).
Mine came from BeautySupplies4Less through Amazon. The shipping was quick and it definitely is new and not a refurb. The $94.50 plus a few dollars for shipping is a deal in my mind (compared to my local retail stores and salons).
Salon Style on the first try!
Posted Mon, Aug 31st, 2009 by Colleen
I have thick and curly shoulder length hair. I would have my hair straightened only when I would get a cut or color. I had tried a few times at home and ended up with Roseanna Roseanadanna hair! (look it up on Youtube!- Funny) I was not confident in my ability to create a similar look at home, but with this dryer I had a nice smooth finish on the first try! I used the comb attachment to start with drying my bangs and the back underside of my hair, then switch to using the black attachment with a round brush. I use two products- a BB holding spray and a smoothing gel (Aveda maybe?) and follow the directions from my stylist. It looks great and the dryer is so powerful that my hair is dry in about 15 minutes. The dryer is also light so it is not a struggle to get the back dry. I have only had this dryer for a week, but so far it has delivered on all it promised. Will update if I have any mechanical issues.
Only downside, long thick and unwieldy cord and absolutely no instructions other than don't use around water.
Posted Tue, Dec 16th, 2008 by S. Allen
First and foremost just to get it out of the way this is an OUTSTANDING hair dryer.
Recently purchased this dryer for my wife, the dryer we replaced was a Conair 1875 Ionshine which still works we have had no problems with it but even though my wife has very short hair it takes her like 15 mins to dry her hair in the morning.
This Elchim dryer is a true professional hair dryer this is not your run of the mill Walmart/Drugstore hair dryer as you can tell by the price.
There is a BIG difference between the 2.
The Elchim is very well made (made in Italy) feels well made in your hand, well balanced.
The air flow I would say is about 300% more than the Conair, it is literally Hurricane Force. (over 80mph)
In fact this was the main reason I decided to purchase the Da Vinci 5000, as far as my research found this is THE most powerful dryer on the market @ 92 M3/h (1600 liters per min) air flow the only other one that came close was a Sedu (made in France) that has 86 M3/h (1500 liters per min) air flow.
There are also 3-4 other Elchim dryers in that 1400-1500liters per min air flow range.
I chose the Da Vinci because it is a bit more powerful than the other 2, has the option to use a REAL Ion generator.
My wife wanted one with much more air flow so I went in search of THE most powerful one.
It now takes her about 5-6mins to dry her hair instead of 15 mins and her hair surprisingly enough actually feels better to the touch.
This dryer works as promised, has cut down the time it takes to dry her hair by 50% or more, even more surprising is that it is not as loud as the old Conair even though it is much more powerful.
This is great for me because now I am not subjected to 15 mins of loud noise every morning.
From what I have seen in other reviews by people that have owned Elchim dryers this one should be about the last dryer we ever buy, not to mention IF something happens