• Stella Lee

Review - Remington Air3D Hair Dryer

Updated: Jul 13

Tossing up between Remington Air3D and something else for around the same price?

I've been there, and I've made an expensive mistake! If you are fronted by the same question, get that something else!

As a loyal member of the online beauty community beautyheaven.com.au, I have collected enough points to redeem a product around the $200 mark. I wanted a hairdryer and my choices were GHD Air, or Remington Air3D.

I had my mind set on GHD Air, but once I saw this sleek, attractive, rose gold (ROSE GOLD!) Remington Air3D, I changed my mind.


Claims

Our next generation hair dryer is here, the AIR3D – with a new structure to hair drying and designed for fast smooth styling. The ultramodern design features a compact head with a hollow core which has been engineered to produce 3D airflow, a technology unique to Remington. The unique airflow path minimises air turbulence and produces uninterrupted airflow for ultimate styling power and a flawless finish. [emphasis added]

The Smooth Conditioning with the micro-conditioners and the ion generator eliminates frizz and delivers the ultra-smooth finish.

All combining to mean you can achieve a salon worthy blow dry without leaving your home.

NOTE: Not sure what it means by "uninterrupted airflow" because I have never used a hairdryer with interrupted air flow.

The product

The hair dryer comes with:

1500-1800W

3 heat, 2 speed and a cool shot setting

11mm concentrator

7 mm concentrator

1 diffuser

Storage pouch

3 year warrant


My experience

Design

The one positive thing I can say about this is the design. It has a short air outlet which means it is easy to move around the head. It is also very lightweight. Another feature is a small hanging loop at the bottom of the handle which can save a lot of space by hanging it up against the wall.

The holding handle is very long, so it is not ideal for travelling.

Performance

I use my hair dryer for one single purpose - to dry off my hair in the morning. I have a 18-month old toddler, so the maximum amount of time that I can spend on drying my hair is 60 seconds. When I first switched it on, I thought I got a faulty hairdryer. There was minimal air flow from it although the air was very hot. It took me a painfully long time to dry my shoulder-blade length hair. My hair isn't very thick at all.

As I looked closer, I noticed that the maximum power it can deliver is 1800W.

For comparison:

Remington Silk Ceramic Ultra (which I really liked but I broke it) - 2400W

GHD Air (what I should have redeemed instead) - 2200W

Parlux 3500 Supercompact (currently in my professional mobile tool kit) - 2100W

The difference in actual power delivered any of these compared to Remington Air3D is massive.

The hairdryer is quite noisy, considering the lack of power it delivers.

On top of that, the cool air button does not deliver cool air. It delivers warm air which is just slightly less hot than the lowest heat setting.

Results

On a positive note, once my hair is finally dried, it looks very smooth and glossy.

Overall, I am completely unimpressed by this hairdryer, especially when I take into account its upmarket pricing.

Summary

Pros

  • Sleek design. Rose gold colour

  • Lightweight

  • Long 3-metre cord

Cons

  • Not powerful

  • Takes a long time to dry long hair

  • Noisy

  • Warm air from the cool shot setting

About me

Makeup artist and hair stylist based in Sydney. Founder of the well-known award-winning bridal specialist team Faces Makeup & Hair. Beauty junkie with an obsession for skincare.


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