Sugar & Fluff’s Review of the Pibbs 514 Kwik Dri
No matter what some may say, having African-American hair isn’t always a bliss and, judging by the time you have to spend for drying your curls, it may be quite the opposite at times.
At the expense of sounding picky, finding the best hair dryer for the black hair isn’t always a nice job. This doesn’t make it impossible either and the only thing you have to think about is how much money you’re willing to spend.
Why is Pibbs 514 Kwik Dri 1100W such a great choice?
Despite of one may think, the 1100W power of the Pibbs 514 Kwik Dri manages to be more than enough for drying your thick hair faster and easier than other models.
The dryer is a standing model that is loaded with amazing features that recommend it as a professional hair dryer to use from the comfort of your home.
The adjustability is another thing to keep in mind and the dryer manages to be a versatile option, satisfying your needs no matter the hair style you want to go.
A detailed view of the dryer
This hair dryer comes with an adjustable height stand, so you’re not going to encounter any challenges setting the right height in various situations.
The hood has a good design and it’s pretty large too, even though some find it tricky to use the jumbo rollers under it. It also features a flip top visor which makes it easy to go under the hood. Additionally, you can also try some multi-tasking while waiting for your hair to dry. The adjustability of the hood is great and you may extend it all the way down the back and around all sides. Nevertheless, the hood traps in heat and doesn’t let it escape out of the hood. The air circulates evenly all around the hood and it’s quite comfortable under it too.
The list of adjustable includes a 0-60-minute timer that spares you the effort of constantly checking your watch. You can totally try the deep conditioning treatments with the dryer.
You also get to use a temperature control dial so that you can customize the hair drying. The settings go pretty hot which is only a good thing when you’re in a hurry.
The 5 legs of the dryer come with wheels that roll pretty easy on any floor. This gives you the opportunity to move the dryer around and to place it where you need. Once in place, the dryer has a good stability and doesn’t move, making drying easier. The caster wheels have a durability feel and so does the base and the whole body of the dryer.
The dryer also features a control warning light that informs you when the dryer is on. This way, you remain on the safe side while using the dryer.
Is it difficult to operate?
The setup for the dryer is no brainer and so it’s the use. Don’t let the multiple features and the adjustability scare you as the dryer is pretty user-friendly altogether.
Easy to operate, to adjust and to set the height, the dryer shouldn’t raise any problems to any beginner. Additionally, the dryer is lightweight and easy to move around since it comes with wheels. You need to find a storage space for it when not in use since it’s not collapsible.
The wheels run smooth and the dryer dries your hair fast. It runs pretty quiet and it’s comfortable too.
The build is good and the dryer has a durability feel to it, managing to become a heavy-duty option for most.
What are the best parts about it?
The dryer brings plenty of good things to the table so here’s a shorter list for easier use when shopping:
- It dries your hair fast and easy
- It’s easy to set it up and to use altogether
- It’s adjustable on many levels
- It has a good build and seems durable
- The design is well thought out
The downsides aren’t major and you shouldn’t worry about them much:
- It gets hot so you need to use hair net and ear foam protection
- It’s a bit narrow to comfortably fit the large jumbo rollers
- You need some space for storing it when not in use
The final thought
Adjustable, sturdy, reliable, quiet and fast, the dryer is a good investment to make for your hair styling at home and you should definitely take the plunge next time you’re in need.
Other hooded dryer reviews: the Salon Sundry Professional Bonnet Style Hood, the PEBCO Pro Tools Ionic 2500 Stand Hood Dryer 2000 Watt, the Tourmaline Tools 1059 by Hot Tools, the Laila Ali LADR5603 Salon Ionic Dryer