The Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic Blow Dryer’s shiny, sleek, and curvy style definitely catches the eye. Its high-shine finish and cool design are only part of the reason the Italian dryer seems like it might just be a good choice.
Listed as a luxury beauty item on Amazon, the Elchim 3900 has an overall rating of 3.6 stars out of 5, with 62% 5-star ratings currently. Its price point on Amazon is under $200, so it does seem to fall under the “luxury” category—and its ratings are even better on other sites.
So what’s the skinny on the Elchim 3900?
Glancing over the stats, the blow dryer doesn’t seem to have any extra-special features or super-amazing bonuses. But with ratings that good, Elchim is clearly doing something right!
Pros of the Elchim 3900
• Lifetime warranty
• Several color combinations
• Texture on the handle for easy grip
• Reduces frizz
• Dries hair quickly
• Hair feels sleek and smooth
• High air flow
• Compact size
• Low EMF
So far, it seems the Elchim has a decent number of positive attributes. Several people mention the lifetime warranty, which is better than most companies offer.
As for the dryer’s design, it is relatively compact—not quite travel dryer size, but easy to travel with. The texture grips on the handle keep it from flying out of your hand, because who doesn’t get a little carried away sometimes while drying your hair?
Elchim claims its 3900 emits a low amount of EMFs, and thus the reason for the “Healthy” in its name. Since we are exposed to a decent amount of radiation in today’s world, lowering your EMF is never a bad thing! Props to Elchim for creating this feature.
In addition, the company claims that the Elchim 3900 dries hair 30% faster—and several users have verified this claim. The dryer works well for many who say that their hair feels healthy, smooth, and sleek.
The color combos may be the coolest fun feature. Seven color choices are available on Amazon, which is something you don’t see very often! There are four black options: solid black, then black with gold, silver, and rose gold accents. Then there’s a really cool venetian rose gold option, a sleek white, and a bright yellow.
All the options are gorgeous, so it would be a tough decision to choose.
Are there any Cons of the Elchim 3900?
• Air flow too strong
• Buttons stick out from handle
The first complaint some users have is that it blows too hard—and that if you’re not careful, it could cause your hair to tangle. While this may be a problem for those with ultra-fine and/or thin hair, the consensus is that you pretty much just have to get used to it and not blow dry your hair too wildly.
Using a brush or a downward finger-combing technique would probably prevent the tangles. That’s mainly the higher speed, though; the lower speed is considered basically standard.
Some customers have mentioned that the dryer is a bit loud, and some say it’s kind of heavy. Elchim lists the dryer as weighing two pounds, which may not be the most “lightweight” dryer you’ve ever used, but it’s probably not the heaviest, either. Besides, there’s always the added benefit of a little arm workout as you dry your hair.
As for the volume, “loud” is relative as well. While the company states that the dryer is quiet, it isn’t necessarily designed for its soothing background noise properties.
Surely there are quieter dryers out there, but there are always louder ones as well; perhaps the low EMF benefit helps balance out the sound of the Elchim 3900.
And, as is common with most blow dryers, customers dislike the fact that the speed and heat buttons protrude from the side of the handle and are easily switched by accident. Since this is a common issue, it may not be a deal breaker, but it is somewhat annoying and you have to learn to work around it.
At least changing your grip will allow you to work out different arm muscles as you go!
So, while the Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic Hair Dryer doesn’t quite fall under the “perfect” category, it seems like the benefits still outweigh the negatives pretty heavily. There are too many people who are hardcore fans to say otherwise!
The fact that many say their hair looks salon styled with every use is enough to give it a positive vote.