The Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic works well on most hair types, but it's especially effective at drying thick and coarse, curly hair. It boasts an impressive lifetime warranty, plus three heat settings and ionic technology to protect your hair during drying. This technology is something you'll regularly find with the world's best hair dryers (opens in new tab).
Even better, the Elchim 3900 is lightweight and simple to use. The hair dryer comes with two concentrator nozzles (wide and narrow), to increase your drying options. Though in our opinion, no dryer offers as much versatility right now as the Dyson Supersonic (opens in new tab), which also makes one of the world's best curling irons (opens in new tab) and stylers, the Dyson Airwrap.
Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic review: Design
The Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic hair dryer comes with two concentrator attachments, one with a wide nozzle and one with a narrower nozzle to help you focus better on a specific section of hair. These attachments click securely into place and come off easily.
Unfortunately, this dryer doesn't come with a diffuser, which is a useful attachment for curly hair and is partially why this device has a lower score for effectiveness with curly hair types.
You can, however, order a diffuser attachment separately (costs extra). If you'd prefer a hair dryer that comes with a diffuser, you might be interested in the Centrix Q-Zone Lightweight (opens in new tab).
Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic review: Features
The Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic hair dryer features both ionic and ceramic technology instead of one or the other, which is the case in many similar products. The combination means that as it dries your hair, it also protects the moisture levels to help keep your hair healthy,
Additionally, the technology helps your hair dry fast and works to reduce frizz - at the very least, it won't be causing any extra frizz during drying. The Elchim 3900 also features an electromagnetic wave protection system. This means it has a static-reducing system to keep your hair from getting really frizzy.
The dryer features a 9-foot cable, so you'll be able to move more freely when it's plugged in. It also comes in a variety of colors, including black, white, pink, green and blue.
One standout feature is the Elchim blow dryer’s lifetime warranty. This is the best warranty available for this type of device, and we did not find similar hair dryers that offered a lifetime warranty. Most hair dryers are only covered for one to three years under the manufacturer's warranty.
For another dryer with a decent warranty period, read our Remington Pro Thermaluxe review (opens in new tab).
Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic review: Performance
Our testers rated the performance of the Elchim 3900 very highly. It has a decent temperature range, with heats that are safe and effective for thin, curly, and thick hair types.
With 2,400 watts, this hair dryer definitely has the most power out of all of the hair dryer brands we reviewed. High wattage is especially good for thick hair types because more power means the hair dryer can work harder to dry hair faster.
During testing, we found this hair dryer to be best suited to thick hair types due to its fast and powerful drying speeds - just like heat, air speed also affects how much your hair frizzes up.
While it's true that the Elchim 3900 isn't the quietest hair dryer in the world, our testers did state that it hummed without any high-pitched whirring. For a quieter hair dryer, read our Conair InfinitiPro review (opens in new tab).
It weighs only a little more than a pound at 17.5 ounces. Our testers also repeatedly mentioned that it felt especially well-balanced and nice in their hands, with the cool shot button pressing in nicely without causing any strain on the wrist or hand. The sides of the blow dryer feature a raised rubber grip to keep it from sliding around.
Should I buy the Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic?
The Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic blow dryer is easily one of the best blow dryers on the market. It features high wattage and a lightweight and flexible design. It includes two concentrator nozzles and a very impressive lifetime warranty.
In our testing, we discovered that this device is particularly ideal for thick hair, as it dries hair quickly without disturbing moisture levels. However, its lower settings also delivery great results for fine and thin hair. Overall, the Elchim 3900 Healthy Ionic is a funky hair dryer that's affordable, reliable, and simple to use.