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T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer review

The T3 Featherweight 2 is a lightweight hair dryer that generates a high volume of ion-rich air that protects your hair as it dries.

T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer review
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Our Verdict

The T3 Featherweight 2 is a great lightweight option to tame frizzy hair and give added shine to your hair, despite its loud noise level.

For

  • Lightweight and easy to use
  • Reduces frizz and enhances shine
  • Protects your hair as it dries

Against

  • Only has one attachment

The T3 Featherweight 2 is designed to reduce frizz while helping to enhance your hair's natural shine and volume. Like the best hair dryers, this one focuses on protecting your hair while drying it as quickly as possible. That's why it features SoftAire and tourmaline technology, to protect the health of your hair while it's being styled with heat, and blasts out 1,800 watts of power to get the job done quickly.

The T3 Featherweight 2 rated highly among our testers for its lightweight, well-balanced design and fast drying time. We were surprised to hear that most of our testers didn't mind the noise level of this hair dryer, which measured at 94 decibels - that's noisy, so it might not be the best choice for you if you want a quieter hair dryer. That said, it has plenty of benefits, and is often on sale. Let's take a closer look at it now... 

T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer: Design

The settings on this T3 Featherlight 2 are similar to those of other hair dryers we have tested, such as the Remington Pro Thermaluxe and the Conair InfitiPRO. The Featherlight 2 has three heat settings, ranging between 80 degrees and 140 degrees Fahrenheit. 

This wide temperature range enables you to choose the right temperature for your particular hair type - if your hair is fine, or prone to frizz, stick to the lowest heat settings. 

The T3 Featherlight 2 also features two speed settings: high and low. The high 1,800 watt power is more than enough to tackle thick and long hair, while the low settings and temperatures are ideal for short, thin and fine hair.

T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer review: The dryer, in white, shown from the front

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The hair dryer is also a rather stylish to look at, compared to some of the bigger and heavier dryers around, with a sleek handle that's comfortable to grip. When combined with the lighter weight (one pound), this makes it a good choice for anyone wanting a no-fuss, light and simple to use hair dryer at home and when traveling. The 9-foot power cord means you aren't tied to the wall socket.

T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer: Features

The T3 Featherweight 2 provides SoftAire technology, designed to reduce frizz and to help enhance your hair's natural shine. No hair dryer can add shine to your hair, but, depending on the technology they use, they can enhance it. How? By helping your hair strands to sit flatter so that they better reflect light. 

In our opinion, little beats the Dyson Supersonic hair dryer for protecting your hair from heat damage, all while reducing frizz and enhancing natural shine by encouraging your hair's cuticles to lie flatter.

The Featherweight 2 also helps hair stay moist and prevents it from over-drying. The tourmaline technology used in this hair dryer quickly dries your hair without causing extensive damage. That's important, as, in years gone by, hair dryer designs haven't always taken the longterm health of a person's hair into account. You'll also find this temperature awareness technology used on many of the best curling irons

T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer review: The dryer photographed without a nozzle

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T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer: Performance

The accessories included with this professional blow dryer didn’t meet our full expectations. This product only includes a concentrator attachment, which enables you to direct airflow to certain areas of your hair. 

While our testers stated that the concentrator did work well, the device lacks a diffuser tool for keeping curls intact. If you want a blow dryer that comes with a diffuser, you might be interested in the Panasonic Nanoe or the Hot Tools Tourmaline Tools 2000

The T3 Featherweight 2 comes with a two-year warranty, which is an average warranty length for a professional blow dryer. The best blow dryer warranties are five years or more. If you need to speak with a customer service representative, the company has email and telephone options.

Should you buy the T3 Featherweight 2 Hair Dryer?

The T3 Featherweight 2 provides many benefits, such as fast drying times and SoftAire and tourmaline technology. It is also lightweight and includes a long power cord for added flexibility. It is missing a diffuser, and the warranty is nothing special. However, this professional hair dryer does provide excellent drying results for any hair type and keeps your hair healthy.

Whether this, or any hair dryer, is right for you depends on where you are in your hair journey. If you have shorter hair and also want to learn how to cut it at home, look at our guide to the best hair clippers, or the best electric head shavers if you've decided its time for a radical restyle.