Sam Villa Professional Light Ionic Dryer Review

Do you have dry damaged hair from either chemically processing your hair or daily use of heated styling tools? I have the perfect blow dryer for you The SAM Villa Professional Light Ionic Dryer.

I am 41 years old and have been bleaching my hair for 23 years and using heated styling tools longer than that.  My hair was dry and damaged and I needed to change a few things to help get it back into a healthy state.  To not bleaching my hair, was not an option. I have always been blonde. I have tried going back to my natural color and it wasn't for me. I didn't feel pretty, I felt washed out.

I went on a mission to find a quality hair dryer that is more gentler on hair and I found the Sam Villa Professional Light Ionic Dryer and I have not been happier.  I have had several blow dryers over the years and this is by far my favorite one. I believe the patented Evolution-Turbo Compressor Technology which delivers intense power, paired with the ceramic tourmaline plates creates the perfect hair dryer for chemically processed, dry, and/or damaged hair.


Sam Villa Professional Light Ionic Dryer

What Hair Type is the Sam Villa Professional Light Ionic Dryer Best Suitable For?

This hair dryer is suitable for all hair types especially for dry or damaged hair as the heating element in this dryer is made of Ceramic Tourmaline.

A ceramic heating element is best for dry damaged hair as the ceramic distributes heat evenly so it is less harsh on hair strands. As well as ceramic is ionic in nature meaning it discharges negative ions that break down water molecules which reduce the amount of time you have to spend drying your hair. Thus, in return equates to less time your hair is exposed to heat.  For women with bleached or color treated hair that tends to be more fragile this is important as we do not want to expose our hair to heat any more than necessary.

Tourmaline is a mineral that emits infrared heat which is a much gentler heat. It dries the hair follicle from the inside out which helps quickly seal the cuticle which enable the hair follicle to retain more moisture.

Tourmaline and negative ions are great at quickly sealing the cuticle. So together these two in a blow dryer create a smoother sleeker finished hair style. So, if you have flat and/or oily hair and are looking for your blow dryer to add more volume you will want to get a blow dryer that does not have tourmaline ionic technology.

Best Suitable For 

  • Dry Damaged Hair
  • Normal Hair

Not Suitable for

  • Flat Oily Hair
  • If you are looking to add Volume

How Much Wattage Does This Dryer Have?  1750 Watts

The Higher the watts the more wind power you get. The Wattage on this one is 1750 Watts which is not as high as the Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium dryer but the results are the same with its Evolution-Turbo Compressor technology. This technology is specific to the Sam Villa Hair Dryers and it increases the pressure and speed of the air flow. It will trim down your drying time without exposing your hair to heat longer than needed. The high wattage is particularly advantageous for those with thick hair. If have short or fine hair you can get by with a lower wattage as you don’t need to bother with that much power capacity to dry your hair.

What is the Heating Material/Technology?  Ceramic/Tourmaline 

This blow dryer will dry your hair with its built in ceramic/tourmaline ion generation. Blow dryers with ceramic technology is great for hair that is damaged or weak. The ceramic material used in the heating element emits infrared heat which produces longer energy wavelengths which penetrates the hair to allow the hair follicle to dry from the inside out, thus drying the hair faster.

This dryer also contains tourmaline a nano surface the produces negative ions which work against the water molecules that are positive ions, thus breaking them down to dry hair faster. The negative ions also seal the hair cuticle to reduce the amount of frizz leaving your hair smooth.

Does it Have a Cool Shot Button?  YES

The cool shot button on a blow dryer is a most for someone who styles their hair with a blow dryer. The cool shot button seals the cuticle so that they style stays in place. This is great for blow outs.

This Sam Villa Professional Hair Dryer cool shot button is a press and hold meaning that you have to hold down the button to activate the cold air. Holding in the button stops the heating element from producing heat. This dryer also has a cool temp setting which is fairly cool and not far off in temperature from the cool shot button.

Does it Have Attachments?  YES

This blow dryer comes with two rotating concentrator nozzels. One wide for long thick hair and one narrow one for short thin hair and polished looks.

Sam Villa does sells separately a Deep Bowl Diffuser for natural curly & wavy hair however the only place that I could find online to purchase this was directly from the SamVilla website and currently it appears to be out of stock.

So, if you have wavy curly hair and a diffuser is a must for you then you may want to look at another top rated blow dryer.You can find several other quality professional hair dryer reviews here.

This dryer also come with a removable filter which make cleaning it much easier. Cleaning the filter when you start to see build up is important as the buildup will impede in the performance of your dryer. The buildup reduces the airflow thus making the motor get hotter which in the long run can cause damage. So cleaning your filter out regularly will help increase the lifespan of your blow dryer.

Sam Villa sells replacement filters so if you lost yours or don’t want to deal with cleaning it you can purchase them on their website.

What are the Heat and Speed Settings?   3 Heat/2 Speed Settings

This dryer has 6 Heat/Speed Settings. High and Low for Speed and Hot, Warm, and Cool for Heat. This versatility is important especially if you have multiple people in your home using it and they may all have different hair types. A person with Dry Damaged Hair should never use Hot/High Speed as that can cause further damage. Young Children have sensitive scalps, so you should only use cool to warm settings when drying their hair.  Also, no matter what type of hair you have once your hair is 75% dry you should switch to a lower heat and speed setting to minimize damage.  You set speed and heat individually so you can have low speed but hot air.

What is the Weight?  >1 1b - Light Weight 

This blowdryer is lightweight coming in at less then 1 lb. This is great for professionals who spend hours blow drying hair. This hair dryer results in less arm fatigue.

How long is the Cord?   9’

 Hair dryers cord lengths vary between 6 ft and 9 Ft. The length of the cord may be a buying factor depending on where the plugin is located compared to where you actually stand to dry your hair. This cord being 9’ is on the long side. This is great for those who dry their hair in multiple location and you never know the distance between the plug in and where you will need to stand to dry your hair.  On the other hand, if you always blow dry in the same spot and your plug in is right next to the mirror you may find this cord too long as this cord is not retractable and it may get in your way.

What are the Dimensions? Compact

6.4 x 3.5 x 7 inches

What other Features does it offer?

  • Removable Filter which makes for easy cleaning
  • Ergonomic Handling
  • Rocker Switches

What are the Pros to This Dryer?

  • Dries Hair Quickly
  • Lightweight
  • Ionic Feature
  • Long Cord
  • Removable Filter
  • Comes with 2 Concentrator Nozzles
  • 5 Heat/Speed Settings
  • Cool Shot Button
  • Ceramic Tourmaline Plates

What are the Cons to This Dryer?

  • Cord Length It is very long so it could get in your way
  • Not recommended for Flat Oil Hair
  • Does Not Add Volume

What is the Cost of this Dryer?  Mid Price

Blow Dryers range in price anywhere from $20 to $800 dollars.

If your have hair is  dry or damaged then this is a great dryer and well worth every penny and would be an excellent choice for your personal use.  This dryer will cut back on the time you spend drying your hair, it is lightweight, so your arms will not get tired easily, the long cord allows for flexibility of your blow-drying location, the ionic feature will create a smooth sleek finish to your hair and the ceramic tourmaline plates are gentler or your hair which will help eliminate further damage to your hair.

What are the Customers Saying About This Dryer? 

Overall the consumer ratings on the Sam Villa Light Salon Professional Ionic Blow Dryer have been very high and a majority of people have loved this dryer.

Drying time was cut in half. No more frizz, which eliminated the need of a flat iron. Durability, lasting years, whereas cheaper models of hair dryers were lasting less than a year.

The consumers who rated this low where miss lead to believe that it came with a diffuser. It does not come with a diffuser but you can purchase one separately for it.

Some consumers also commented on it not being powerful. I personally own this dryer and it is very powerful so it makes me wonder if they are reviewing the wrong product.

I am 41 years old and have had several blow dryers over the years and this is by far my favorite one. I have bleached dry damaged hair and I feel like it much gentler on my hair then other dryers I have used. I believe the patented Evolution-Turbo Compressor Technology which delivers intense power, paired with the ceramic tourmaline plates creates the perfect hair dryer for chemically processed, dry, and/or damaged hair.

If this hair dryer isn't suitable for you check out my other reviews on other professional hair dryers here hopefully you will be able to find one that suits the needs of your hair type.

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