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Parlux 385 Power Light

Parlux 385 Power Light Questions & Answers

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5 questions from our users

Dianne
Dianneasked
385 Power Light

Do any of the parlux dryers come in travel size?

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Lexluvzu
Lexluvzuasked
385 Power Light

Is the PaRlux interior supposed to gradually become bright orange? I’m afraid it’s overheating or about to blow? It’s never gotten as hot as it is currently reaching to where I cannot hold the dryers body because It will burn me.

1 answer
Bex
Bex

I wish someone at Parlux would address this. I bought mine two years ago and it’s doing this exact thing. It’s bright orange inside now I can only use medium heat on high to get a decent blowout. It also destroyed my YSPark diffuser with how hot it gets!!! I’m afraid it’s goibg to explode on me. My co workers parlux once blew up on him while styling a client. Flames actually came out the front luckily it was a long time client of his I’m afraid mine is going to do the same. I love my parlux but they’re proving they o Ky last two years and I don’t feel that’s what a hairstylist wants to purchase every other year

Vicki
Vickiasked
385 Power Light

What is the best setting to dry short fine hair to create a style full of volume but not frizz. I find the 2 switches very confusing. I first like to 'rough dry' my hair, fast flow heat, then to style, medium flow heat, but often the temperature feels too hot and potentially damaging. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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KRISSY
KRISSY

My hair is very thick, I use the highest setting because my hair is so thick and coarse, it does get very hot but it smooths my frizz better. Never use the high setting on fine hair even the medium setting can get very hot. I would definitely use the lowest setting with full power for your hair, you could potentially damage your hair on a higher heat setting. I don't know much about the settings really or hair but there is a customer service phone number you can call
1800 251 215 not sure if they will be much help but it's worth a shot. Good luck :)

blondie5
blondie5asked
385 Power Light

which parlux should i buy I am trying to decide between 3800 model and 385 ? I have very thick chin length hair

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Rachael
Rachael

Hi, thanks for your question. Both models are similar, except the 385 is a lighter hairdryer (in weight). It's lighter to hold. They both have the same power output. The 385 is a bit more expensive as it's the newer model. As for your hair type, the parlux heat will help to dry your hair faster.

Aus Reviewer
Aus Reviewer

Neither! I would highly recommend the newest model just released the Parlux "Advance Light" I believe it is available from hairhouse warehouse, I've got one now and it's easily the best parlux

But out of those two you listed, definitely the 385 it's faster and lighter than the 3800

blondie5
blondie5

Thank you

Casaberth
Casaberthasked
385 Power Light

Bought my 385 on line 3 days ago and I am a bit concerned. It states 4 temperatures and I am assuming the cold button is one, but as for the three switch positions my hairdryer doesn't have much heat in any of them. It is cold in the first position, barely noticeable luke warm in the second and warmer, but not hot, in the third (I can hold my hand up to 1cm in front of nozzle comfortably). My hair roots are still damp after considerable drying time and I feel cold while using it. I am used to a hairdryer that bathes you in warmth. Is there something wrong with my unit or is this normal? i am happy with the resulting silky feel of my hair but don't enjoy being cold in the process.

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Casaberth
Casaberth

Hi guys, found my own solution. Using the "concentrator nozzles" retains control of the heat so It doesn't dissipate and leave me cold, I use one all the time now. My online retailer also provided the following regarding settings
Parlux Switches:
the two nozzles are very similar, but they are a slightly different size, if you put the thin edges up against each other, you will see the slight difference. The thinner the flow of hair the more concentrated.
1. red switch is OFF + blue switch is MAX = high speed heat
2. red switch is MAX + blue switch is OFF = high speed heat (very similar, if not the same as, in case 1))
3. red switch is MED + blue switch is OFF = medium speed cold air
4. red switch is MED + blue switch is MAX = maximum speed to get medium heat
5. Red and blue switch is MED = medium speed, cold air
I am very happy with my parlux, it is quick and effective, but just a bit pricey!

Aus Reviewer
Aus Reviewer

In Australian released models both switches perform an identical function, heat + speed in one switch, ignore the colour coding

For single operation:
First position is off
Second position is 1 speed no heat
Third position is 1 speed and adds 1 heat
Because you are only using one switch the hair dryer will not go over medium speed and medium heat

Think of using the switches as "doubling" each other, so when you use two switches you are doubling the input with the same logic

Two switches in second position = 2 speed no heat (heat isn't added until a switch is in 3rd position)

Two switches in third position = 2 speed + 2 heat (two switches in 3rd position equals double the heat)

One switch in second position and one switch in third position = 2 speed plus 1 heat
(Two switches are adding speed but only one is is in the 3rd heating position)

I'm a hairdresser and I use this dryer everyday and most professional hair dryers operate this way and it is hard for many to get their head around if you are used to using one switch for speed and one switch for heat, with these dryers bother switches are combined speed and heat even though they are colour coded so the combination of them is what gives a certain setting, just remember that 3rd position = heat, so one switch in 3rd = medium heat, and two switches in 3rd = maximum heat, two switches in second would equal no heat

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