Dry Bar Fully Loaded Review

January 20, 2020

It seems like I have been on the hunt for a DryBar hairdryer at Marshalls/TJX for an eternity. At one point I had spotted some on IG and my best friend Victoria and I literally scoured each store in our area with no luck. Since I am a Marshalls/TJX fiend I follow a girl in KC who posts what she finds at the nearby stores which helps me see the new loot and pinpoint what I want. One Saturday she posted this set at a nearby shop and I dropped everything and drove to TJ! I got this set for $129 which is a steal because the hairdryer itself retails for $195. Nordstrom Rack is actually selling this set for $120 rn which is a STEAL and recently I've seen this set on clearance at Marshalls/TJ.
Initially I was on the fence about which set I wanted. Both came with the Buttercup Blow Dryer but different hair brushes, accessories, and travel size products. After much deliberation I decided that this set was the better option (Although I still want a round ceramic brush and rollers). Especially since it came with the Lil' Lemon Drop Detanging brush, Hold Me Hair Clips, and a handful of travel size products which would be great for me!
So what's the deal with this hairdryer? Isn't it like any other hairdryer? I feel like I have a Lorelai Gilmore response- it's yellow and its beautiful... Buuut it also has ionic technology which reduces frizz and seals cuticles, it  has a light weight design, and the perfect power settings for a blowout. My hair dresser has been telling me for the longest time to just bite the bullet and buy a better hairdryer so I'm doing it now and I'm excited about it! Now onto the review!
Buttercup Blow Dryer - If I was judging on the looks of this dryer alone would knock it out of the park. The yellow is so much more beautiful in person... However I will try to be a little more constructive. So this hairdryer has three heat settings and two power settings (including a cool setting). The cord is also 9 ft long! Overall, my hair is definitely less frizzy. The dry time is significantly less 2.5 minutes verses a little over 5 minutes on a Remington hairdryer.
I wanted to compare hairdryers in terms of drying time because I know not everyone has the time to do a blowout everyday. I normally blow dry my hair upside down for extra volume. The image on the top left is me using a regular hair dryer which took approximately 5 minutes. I washed my hair  with New Wash and dried with a bit of Moroccan oil  and some shine serum.

Whereas the image on the bottom right I used my Buttercup blowdryer and washed with MOROCCANOIL shampoo and conditioner with the same oil and shine serum. My ends are beyond dead I know, and my hairdresser is going to let me know a month from now when I finally get my haircut. Nevertheless, my mane is definitely shinier and more tamed with the Drybar hairdryer. I'm even more pleased with the results of a blowout. Pics to come.
This hairdryer comes with two nozzles a small and a large one. 
The small nozzle gives more of a concentration of heat which is better for coarse or curly hair.  Whereas the larger nozzle is more a wider dispersion of air and is better for curling hair. Personally I like the larger nozzle because I like the little bit of curl you get from a blowout. As I have been trying to blowout my hair at home I have been reaching for the Drybar Guide to Good Hair for All. I actually found this book at HBP and it has been a great resource! I am definitely looking at the pages to see if there are any handy tips. I am still trying to find the right round brush though. Any suggestions? 

Well that's it friends! I am planning on recording a tutorial on how to do a blowout for fine hair. I'm currently gathering the extra things I need to perfect this challenging skill. Also, a big thank you to my best friend Victoria, for understanding why a yellow hairdryer is so important.


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23 comments

  1. That's a bargain! I love when you find something you really want reduced! x

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  2. What a great deal, it's always an amazing feeling when you've been holding off buying something and then it comes in the sale. I've not actually heard of this before, but it sounds amazing xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. Thanks, Hannah! Agreed. I wish it happened more often haha.

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  3. Your hair looks gorgeous! Loving this yellow set. I'm a little picky when it comes to hairdryer as I don't want to ruin my hair.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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    1. Thanks, Simone! Makes sense. What hairdryer do you use?

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  4. I've heard good things about it. I usually air dry but would like to invest in a hair dryer.

    Jennifer
    Effortlessly Sophisticated

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    1. They're pricey but worth it! This yellow is such a pick me up.

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  5. Wow $195 for a hair dryer is a lot so getting it for $129 is excellent. At that price I think it is worth it if it indeed makes hair less frizzy as frizz is one of the most difficult things to deal with, with ones hair. Will have to keep this in mind, thanks for the review!

    Allie of
    www.allienyc.com

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    1. Totes agreed! Plus all of the minis are expensive on their own too so I was glad to find a good deal.

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  6. You got a great deal - glad you found it in the end! it's nice to see if make such a difference with your hair too, worth all the trouble tracking it down! :)

    Hope that your week is going well! :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Totally agree Mica! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. How cute is this set? I love the yellow and you never see yellow driers. I really need to try their products, I've heard so much about them as a brand. I wonder if this is available online with international shipping xx

    Makeup Muddle

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    1. I know right. Such a cute set.! I'm a sucker for packaging haha. You should check it out, I think they ship internationally.

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  8. Now you got me wanting it, too, LOL! I've actually never heard of or seen this dryer before, so thank you for sharing it here. It sounds great and your hair looks amazing. I naturally have spiral curls, which makes my hair prone to frizziness. I'll have to check it out!

    XO,
    Jalisa
    THE STYLE CONTOUR

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    1. Haha it's a great hairdryer, Jalisa! I'd be curious to see how it works for you. Drybar has a lot of great tips for curly hair.

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  9. I love that you showed the comparative photos of your blowouts. It's funny cause I have seen this set before in my T.J. So if you ever need something and can't find it, hit me up. LOL. I am such a T.J. Hooch, seriously I shop there like a normal person shops at Wal-Mart. I should have stock options.

    Thank you for the awesome blog-post, Thexglitterbox
    @thexglitterbox
    http://thexglitterbox.com/

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    1. I really wanted to be thorough! OMG I had been on the hunt for so long, I'm going to send you all my TJX quests on IG from now on. Same I used to stalk TJX but I try to take it easy these days haha.

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  10. This looks like a great hair dryer! I mostly let my hair air dry in the mornings, but I'll definitely check this out if I decide to buy one.

    Make Life Marvelous

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  11. Oh wow! This set has everything for an ideal hairstyle!
    P.S. I just love the vivid yellow color :)
    Lots of love ♥ January Girl

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  12. great deal! no doubt about it and that vibrant colour! xx

    Elegant Duchess xx
    https://www.elegantduchess.com/

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  13. The colour just makes me so happy, I always dread drying my hair but this would generally cheer me up. So happy you found it at such a bargain price too! xx

    Violethollow.com

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  14. Thank you so much for this amazing review! :)
    Have a nice week!

    www.luciagallegoblog.com

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