Posted Fri, Dec 16th, 2011 by Jenny
I bought my CHI Dryer about 2 years ago. It was very expensive $$$ for a once in a blue moon blow out. I have very curly, thick hair and for a while I did use it more often then any other blow dryer "ever" to straighten my hair out on cooler weather days. Unfortunately, all of a sudden it only blows out cold air. I cleaned out the filter as usual, NO luck. Then My BF opened it up finding that the mech. for heat was totally burnt-out! It was after warranty so no use in trying to send it back for repair/replacment.
Majorly Disappointed In Chi
Posted Mon, Dec 12th, 2011 by Felicia
I bought this hairdryer a year ago and was super excited to have finally an expensive one that would last since it was backed with the name Chi. I've had it 1 year to this month and it just started blowing out cold air. just like all the countless reviews on here. they will not replace it because it is 1 year this month. I'm disappointed in the quality of CHI and I will never buy another hairdryer from them again. it makes me mad i have to go out and spend another $150 on one in just a year! I had a Revlon that lasted 9 years!!
Posted Sat, Nov 19th, 2011 by Meghann
I am a hairstylist and I have had 2 of these over the last 5 years the first one lasted 2 years and the second one 3 years, both started smoking one day than never turned back on. However while the drier worked it was great dried the hair quickly and left it silky smooth with no friz. I never had a problem with them until they just decided to stop working.
Posted Sun, Oct 16th, 2011 by Bethany
I have been using CHI hair dryers for the past 5 years and I will never but one againl.I currently have 2 hair dryers that are blowing cold air out.Do not buy a CHI!! I was stupid and kept buying a replacement
3 In A Row Failed Blowing Cold Air
Posted Sat, Sep 24th, 2011 by Monica
This is an expensive hair dryer with REALLY REALLY poor quality. I bought 3 so far and all 3 of them failed the same way - blowing out cold air. I would assume the company should have known by now there is a design problem. Does the company even care????
Worst Hair Dryer Ever
Posted Thu, Sep 8th, 2011 by Ym
dont waste your time or money. I have been drying my hair forever with a regular store brand hair dryer and it was fine. I bought this dryer when my old one stopped working. This dryer immediately fired my hair!!!! i couldn't believe it. I am returning this dryer and ordering the Solia dryer that I read great reviews about!!
Died An Early Death
Posted Mon, Sep 5th, 2011 by Disappointed
I echo the sentiments of most of the other comments. This dryer definitely did not live up to the life expectancy of a tool this expensive. Even when it worked it was mediocre at best. Disappointed!!
Dryer Died After One Year Of Light Use!
Posted Tue, May 17th, 2011 by C
If only I'd read the reviews before spending $130 on this very poor dryer. The Chi Pro dryer stopped blowing hot air about a year of using it two to three times per week. And yes, I cleaned the filter on a biweekly basis. I've purchased many drugstore brands that lasted way longer than this one has. I will never ever buy a Chi product again. And their return policy is worthless.
Please research this product before spending the dollars. I wish I had. :((
I Would Give No Star If That Was An Option!!! No Hot Air After One Year Of Use!
Posted Tue, May 17th, 2011 by Cindy
I've owned many cheaper brands of hair dryers that are still working. This one stopped blowing hot air after one year of using it two or three times a week. Ridiculous!!! Wish I'd researched a little more before buying this Chi Pro dryer. Never again!!! If someone is buying this dryer for the Chi name, please reconsider. A Solano, Babyliss or practically any other dryer will be a better option.
Worst Blow Dryer Ever
Posted Sun, May 15th, 2011 by Sara
I am a professional hair stylist and was recommended this blow dryer by another stylist because it was "quiet". I was hesitant about buying it because in the industry CHI's are known for being sub-par in terms of quality. I was frustrated with my Hot tools dryer because it was loud, but it could definitely knock-out a quick blowout... But I went for the CHI anyway. When I first used it, I noticed it was taking me almost twice as long to blow dry a client unlike my other blow dryer (Hot tools). As well, occasionally I would smell a burning smell coming from the motor.
I bought the CHI in November, and by February I was already on my first replacement. The dryer starting making a rattling noise, and shortly thereafter, stopped blowing hot air completely. The same thing happened in March, as well as in April.
I am now on my 4th blow dryer in 6 months. Thank god for their year warranty, otherwise I would be out of a blow dryer completely. I will NEVER buy another CHI ANYTHING ever again. The company may have been great a few years back, but today there are far better tools out there. Do your research, I sure wish I did.