Frizz-free hair is one of the common ultimate hair goals. There are lots of different products geared towards achieving that goal. However, you don’t just need the right products, you also need the right tools. One of the most common hair tools, perhaps, is the blow dryer.
The T3 Cura Hair Dryer is an innovative tool that doesn’t just use heat and air to dry the hair. It also uses ionic technology for faster drying and frizz-free hair. But does it really live up to its claims? We’ve put together this T3 Cura Hair Dryer Review to find out!
We’ll be discussing the important features and benefits, as well as user experiences with the T3 in order to find out if it’s the right choice for your needs!
T3 Cura Hair Dryer Review
A closer look at the Cura Hair Dryer by T3Micro shows it has a few significant features that make it a great blow dryer. These include its beautiful modern and stylish appearance, a digitally controlled heat source, a powerful built-in ion generator, cold shot for styling, ergonomic design, lightweight materials, multiple concentrators, a 2-year warranty, and several available accessories.
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Let’s start this review with a short video that goes over the basics of the T3 Cura blow dryer.
Key Features at a Glance
- Digitally Controlled Heat
- Built-in Ion Generator
- Cool Shot Function
- Luxurious Ergonomic Design
- 2 Year Warranty
Dimensions and Specs
- Dimensions: 7.7 x 3 x 9.8 inches
- Weight: 16 ounces
- Heat Levels: 3 settings
- Speed Levels: 2 settings
A Modern And Stylish Appearance
A quick look at the Cura Hair Dryer confirms that this is a high-end, professional-grade machine. It has a stunning modern and sleek design that exudes luxury. The Cura is beautiful in white, and the rose gold accents here are there are elegant and sophisticated.
The aesthetics of the Cura are clearly high-end and will fit perfectly into a luxury salon environment or a home setup.
Digitally Controlled Heat
Beauty aside, this blow dryer also provides a powerful motor that uses digitally controlled heat. This digital control precisely maintains the heat at the desired setting, which is available in 3 levels.
It also prevents the possible overheating of blown air. If the heat is too much, the hair is more likely to get damaged and burn. That is why you sometimes get the scent of burnt hair while using other blow dryers.
Built-In Ion Generator
Blow-dried hair is great, but can also be prone to frizz. With the T3 Cura Blow Dryer, that is avoided through the use of the built-in ion generator. The ion generator releases negative ions that combine with the hot air that dries your hair.
There are two benefits of having a blow dryer with negative ions. The first is to lessen hair frizz. This is because the hair naturally has positive ions. When you brush out your hair, the friction creates more positive ions.
Like magnetic forces, the like ions repel each other so you can observe frizz. The negative ions will counter this effect. Lots of customers swoon over their hair because it is not only less frizzy, it looks smoother and shinier too.
The other benefit of negative ions on hair dyers is being able to dry the hair faster as compared to others that don’t use negative ions. This is because the negative ions break the water molecules into smaller particles. Smaller particles are easier to dry because they spread out and evaporate more quickly.
Lots of customers loved just how fast they can get their hair to dry by using the Cura blow dryer. Some even chose the lower heat levels because they were still able to dry their hair fast without exposing it to too high temperatures.
Many reviews agree, that this is great especially for those who have limited time getting themselves ready in the morning or those who just can’t stand blow-drying and brushing their hair for a long time. It is one of the stand out features that kicks the T3 up above other hair dryers like the Elchim Classic 2001 we reviewed here.
Although it is able to dry hair fast and with less frizz, there are some who find the blower to be on the noisy side. Others didn’t mind the noise at all because blowers are really noisy and you rarely find those that aren’t. You usually can’t hear other people talk when your blower is on high.
That’s true for this blower and for other blowers in the market too.
Cold Shot For Styling
This blow dryer also includes a cold shot function which is quite useful when styling. It quickly releases a burst of cold air to immediately cool down the hair. When it does, the hair is likely to stay at that specific state.
So if you curl your hair inwards, using the cold shot button before releasing the hair from the hairbrush.
The T3 Cura Hair Dryer is also ergonomically designed. The handle is comfortable enough to hold on one hand for long periods of time. It has push buttons for control instead of the usual rocker button. One thing that is slightly unusual about this is the location of the buttons. Instead of being on the front part of the handle, some controls are located at the back.
Some find these controls to be quite comfortable, while others feel that it takes some getting used to. A few users commented that they didn’t find the location of the cold shot button to be ideal. But it can actually work when you use your index finger to hold on the cold shot button.
To make it comfortable to carry and use, the Cura is built with lightweight materials. Most users simply love the way it looks and feels when held in the hand. It feels quality and luxury.
The power cord is also long and measures about 9 feet. This is a professional length cord and this makes it much easier to move the blow dryer to where it is needed. Tilting the blow dryer is easier when the power cord doesn’t limit your movements.
Includes 2 Concentrators
Included in the package are 2 concentrators that you can swap out depending on your needs. One has a wider mouth that is meant for drying the hair. The other has a narrower opening that’s made for styling.
Although there are two concentrators included, some users may be disappointed because there is no diffuser. A diffuser head is usually used by those who have curly hair to preserve their curls. However, T3 sells a diffuser attachment separately.
This hair dryer comes with a generous 2-year warranty. You may also register for an additional year of warranty support. In that way, you can always return it or have it replaced in case you get a defective product. You may also contact T3 for any problem you encounter with their product or the use of it.
Value For Your Money
The T3 Cura is clearly positioned as a luxury, professional-grade blow dryer. Is it worth the cost? Most buyers feel that it is, and that the high quality features like the ion generator and luxurious fit and finish bring it over the top. If you’re looking for something for a salon, or simply want to give yourself a little luxury, the Cura is an excellent hair care choice!
The speed of drying is priceless when you’re late for work or have a limited time to prepare yourself.
Related Products And Accessories
To further improve your blow-drying experience, T3 offers a few products which you can use with your Cura Hair Dryer. Such products and accessories include the following:
These brushes come in 3 sizes and helps add volume to your hair while blow-drying it. The bristles are heat resistant and the brush itself is vented so the air circulates freely. It also has a soft but non-slip handle. You’ll also be thrilled to see that this brush matches T3 Cura blow dryers with the white color and rose gold contrast.
- This professional 2” round brush works with blow...
For detangling while blow-drying, this paddle brush is best suited for the job. It has a broad flat base to easily detangle hair and an non-slip handle for better control. The bristles are also heat resistant and the color scheme matches those of the T3 Cura Hair Dryer.
- For a sleek and smooth look, blow dry hair using...
If you want to dry your hair even faster, you should use a vented hair brush such as this. The vent design makes it easy for the air to circulate and dry the hair. Like the other brushes, it also has a non-slip handle, heat resistant bristles and a white and rose gold color scheme.
- What it is: A vent brush for faster drying and...
- Suggested Usage: -Detangle damp hair using the T3...
Those with curly hair, who want to preserve and improve their curls can still use the T3 Cura Hair Dryer by attaching this diffuser head. It is available in either black or white.
- T3 Cura Diffuser for Cura and Cura Luxe Hair Dryer
Complete your hair accessories with this clip kit. It has 4 white alligator clips with the T3 logo printed in rose gold. It also includes 30 rose gold bobby pins.
- Country of origin is China
- Package Dimensions: 3.4 L x 25.4 H x 18.2 W...
- Ingredients: Includes 4 Sectioning Alligator Clips...
- Directions: When Using The Sectioning Clips, Start...
The Bottom Line
This review tackled the different features of the T3 Cura Hair Dryer, and looked at a wide array of customer experiences from reviewers and users. The general consensus is that the Cura is an outstanding hair dryer with fantastic features, positioned at a premium price.
Of course, compared to the Dyson, it’s cheap!
Don’t skip your mortgage to get this one! But if you can afford it, the Cura will give you great results, and will save you time doing your hair, and you’ll end up with less frizz. It’s also covered under a great warranty.
Your hair will thank you!
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