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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

CLOSED ~ Barbar Eco-8000 Professional Eco Friendly Blow Dryer Review and Giveaway


I have long hair and it is really thick. Because of this, it is also hard to dry. If it stays wet or damp, it immediately gets wavy and crazy. To dry it, it usually takes me at least 30 minutes just to get it sort of dry. For a thorough drying, I have to dry my hair at least 45 minutes. It is not a good thing. Lately I let it air dry then blow dry it but that is not a perfect solution because my hair stays wet. While this is fine in the summertime, it certainly isn't ideal when it's cold. So I have no choice but to stand in my bathroom drying my hair for a long time.

So when I got the opportunity to review a BARBAR Eco-8000 Professional Eco Friendly Blow Dryer I was thrilled. I had seen several blog reviews in the past months and they looked really nice. And most reviews were good so it was a product I really wanted to try.

I have always used the bargain blow dryers you get at Walgreen's, CVS, WalMart etc. I never had a really good hair dryer. My current blow dryer is a small Conair I got at Walgreen's years ago for about $19.99. It dries my hair but it takes a long time because it just doesn't have the power of a professional hair dryer. It also is one of those hair dryers that after a few months, you are almost scared to use because while drying your hair you see the heating element glow or the dryer gets really hot and it shuts down. It also tends to get really hot and if not careful, I end up burning my ears, my neck or temple area. I have no idea why I keep using it.

I never ever thought to actually buy a professional hair dryer until I started seeing the BARBAR Blow Dryer blog reviews. One thing that impressed me about the BARBAR hair dryers is that they are eco-friendly. If you read my blog reviews, you know that I have been trying to be more eco-friendly so this is a huge plus for me.

The other thing I like about the BARBAR blow dryer is that it has a ceramic heating element that helps negate radiation, thus being more green. I am not a scientist so for more info you can check out this You Tube video. It is pretty informative about the radiation in blow dryers.

When I first tried the blow dryer, I wasn't sure what to expect but I actually got more than I expected. The power on this baby is fantastic. Since it is a professional hair dryer it has all the power you find in a hair salon. It has 3 heat settings: high, low and no heat. It also has 2 power settings. Since my hair takes forever to dry, I used the highest and hottest setting. It was great. I could feel the dryer powering through my thick hair and getting it dry. I timed how long it took to get completely dry hair and it was about 10 minutes! I was amazed. I am also thrilled because I no longer have to dry my hair for over 30 minutes like before.

The hottest setting is hot but it never gets scorching hot. There is a cool release button but I never had to use it at all. The dryer itself never got hot to the touch either which is great because all the other hair dryers I have used always got hot to the touch and you had to be careful. It also left my hair shiny and smooth and not at all dried out and frizzy like my other dryer did. I really love this blow dryer and I cannot believe I waited this long to get such a wonderful dryer!!

One downside of this blow dryer is the price. The BARBAR Eco-8000 Professional Eco Friendly Blow Dryer costs $150 but let me tell you that it is well worth it. I am sure I will never have to buy another blow dryer again.

BARBAR also has other great styling products so go check them out if you are in the market for a new hair styling tool. If the rest of the products such as flat irons, curling irons, scissors, clippers and brushes are as great as the blow dryer then you will not regret buying one.

I also have a treat for you my dear readers. If you would love to buy one of these you can use the code: Blog4fun and receive 50% off any BARBAR product. How cool is that? And that is not all, BARBAR was generous enough to offer me an extra Eco-8000 Professional Eco Friendly Blow Dryer to give away to one of you!! Woo-Hoo. I tell you, this is one giveaway you want to win!! Read the rules and enter!!!

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Deadline: Friday, January 29 at 11:59 pm EST. I will use random.org to pick the winners so everyone has a chance to win. **PLEASE leave an email if your blogger profile does not include it or you don't have a blog. I need a way to contact you.** Once a winner is drawn I will contact them and the winner will have 48 hours to reply back before I draw a new winner. Giveaway is open to US residents only who are 18 years of age or older.


About BARBAR:

BARBAR is based in Beverly Hills, CA and has been in operation since 2000. With over 20 years of experience as a former stylist, the company's founder, Dominic Barbar, has applied his years of techinical know-how to turn his passion into reality by creating a premium line of hair care products that simplify the hair stylist's job.

BARBAR products utilize Mr. Barbar's intrinsic knowledge of hair with cutting edge technology to bring the latest in hair tool innovations. BARBAR's variety of professional quality products cover all the hair needs without damaging a strand.


Disclosure: As part of my review, I received the product I discussed in this review. No other compensation was given and the opinions in this post are solely mine and are based on my experience with the product. My opinions have not been influenced by the product given.

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  63. Oh my gosh, Barbar must have been reading my mind!! Every time I see a Barbar giveaway, the one item that keeps pulling me from their website is a hair dryer. Like you, I have long hair, way past my shoulders. And like you, it takes FOREVER to dry with a cheap dryer and then it's frizzy and all over the place and it takes another 30 minutes at least to use a curling iron or hot rollers etc just to tame the frizz.

    I'm sick of it. That's why I want to win this dryer from Barbar. Not only would it cut the drying time in half, but I could use that drying time as STYLING time, and use some of the round brushes I've collected over the years that have never worked right with a cheap dryer that just doesn't cut it.

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