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Would You Still Recommend The Pibbs Hooded Dryer?

Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by Theresamonet, Oct 5, 2018.

  1. Theresamonet

    Theresamonet Well-Known Member

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    I haven’t seen this dryer mentioned in a long time. I just want to know if it still gets the LHCF stamp of approval.
     
  2. Crackers Phinn

    Crackers Phinn Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.

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    I bought mine 10 years ago when somebody organized a LHCF discount price of $280 including shipping and it still works as well today as when I got it. I got no complaints other than I wish I had gotten in on the first deal at $235.
     
  3. PatTodd

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    Mine is on permanent loan since I stopped doing rollersets. She seems to love it so I assume it is working great!
     
  4. blackmaven

    blackmaven Anything Is Possible

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    Thumbs up! My Pibbs is still going strong 10 years later for $235.00. I am thankful for the members who reach out to the distributor in New York to get us a good dryer.
     
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    starfish Well-Known Member

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    I’ve had mine for 8 years and it’s still going strong. Get it, you won’t be disappointed.
     
  6. Dee-Licious

    Dee-Licious Well-Known Member

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    Over 10 years later Pibbs 512.... every time I pull it out it’s like the first time I ever used it.
     
  7. Aggie

    Aggie Well-Known Member

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    Okay y'all need to quit selling this Pibbs thingymajiggy? Now I want one. Darn it, I gatta go look for a good deal on this. I can't stand y'all :catfight:.

    (Storms off exasperatingly) :mad:


    :callme: :lol:
     
  8. Theresamonet

    Theresamonet Well-Known Member

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    Thank y’all!

    My mama wants to know if it will dry her wash-n-go? I told her I wasnt asking that, because it’s a dryer, so... why wouldn’t it? But then she said that the Pibbs sucks up like a tornado, instead of blowing down, like most driers, so idk... Is it going to dry her wash-n-go?

    @Crackers Phinn @Dee-Licious @starfish @blackmaven @PatTodd
     
  9. Beachy

    Beachy Well-Known Member

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    5+Years with my Pibbs and as others have stated it works as well as the day I got it. Sitting under it now deep conditioning and at this stage I don’t think I could get through a wash day without it or at least I don’t want to have to.
     
  10. starfish

    starfish Well-Known Member

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    The air in my Pibbs 514 does swirl around and not go straight down. When I’ve dried sans rollers Ive had to wrap a net around my head to keep the top of my hair from being sucked up.
     
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  11. Shula

    Shula Well-Known Member

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    Had mine for 8 years, still works great though "somebody" broke the visor off and I need to replace that. And yes, it does suck hair up so you need to secure it. I believe it came with a nice net.
     
  12. nymane

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    I've had my Pibbs 514 for over 9 years; I can't live without it (I'm under it right now DC'ing :yep: I did have to replace the pole part a couple of years ago because the adjuster piece broke, but it's paid for itself 100x over. I roller set 2x a week.

    During the period when the pole broke, I bought a cheaper Pibbs imitation on Amazon for around $89 and I regretted it right away. It had cheap parts (mostly plastic) and didn't dry my hair properly.
     
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  13. blackmaven

    blackmaven Anything Is Possible

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    The Pibbs will dry your hair and neck well. lol

    Make to use a hair net and towel around neck. It gets super hot
     
  14. topnotch1010

    topnotch1010 Real Housewife of Houston

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    The great thing about the Pibbs is that the heat is adjustable and it has good airflow. I’ve had mine for yeeeeaaaaaars without issue. It’s a solid purchase.
     
  15. Theresamonet

    Theresamonet Well-Known Member

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    Thanks to you all. Your comments were very helpful. My mama thanks you too.
     
  16. RossBoss

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    I have a 1960s hair dryer that has the hose and bonnet. I may have paid 30 or 40 bucks for it. I love it.
     
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    Had one of those in college until the same little one with superhuman strength that broke my Pibbs 514 visor off damaged the hose. Y'all I must've had that one for 15 years easy and it was great. I need to deep condition and get under the Pibbs or the steamer now but I don't feel like hearing the sound.

    A million times this, your neck will be super hot. I just leave a large clean towel folded neatly there on it so I don't have to go far if forgotten, same with the steamer dripping hot water on you.
     
  18. niknakmac

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    I have had mine for 10 years. I love it!
     
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    There's always more where it came from if you check on Ebay and Etsy. Mine was brand new in the box and made in the 1960s by General Electric. I deep condition and dry my rollersets with it and I can lay in bed or on my sofa while it does the job. It's so lightweight and convenient and if you close the bonnet all of the heat is concentrated on the hair so it dries it fast.

    A little off topic but does anyone use heat protectant when under the dryer? I have never gotten heat damage from dryers so I guess it's not necessary. What temperature is the heat that the dryer is applying to your hair?
     
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  20. Browndilocks

    Browndilocks Browndisha Brownie Sundae

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    Mr. Pibby is around 10 years old and just as good as day 1. The visor broke when I moved 3 years ago but I called and got a replacement visor mailed to me for around 20 bucks. That dryer ain't neva goin nowhere. I lubbbs him. He's a taste of home away from home.
     
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    Busy looking for the best deals right now. Does anyone here have an idea where I can get a really good deal online please? Oh yeah, and what would be considered a good deal. I want the 514 Pibbs by the way.
     
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  22. Shula

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    Thanks so much for this idea. I've been looking for one to gift to a friend who travels a lot. She went natural and is doing beautifully but has no dryer small enough for her on the road lifestyle. And yes, I miss the portability and being able to lie down or sit any way I want with that one.

    I have never used heat protectant to roller set and my Pibbs looks like it goes from 10 degrees to 70.
     
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    Yes, this is ideal for traveling. I took it with me on vacation several times and each time TSA was kind of weirded out by it because it looks funny on the x-ray screen so they pulled me over to do a manual inspection but once they saw what it was they laughed and let me go on through. The last time I traveled with it was about 4 years ago so I'm not sure if the rules have changed so you may want to inquire about it before buying it.

    The only thing you have to be careful about is to make sure the cord is not faulty/damaged due to them being 50 years old now.
     
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    Great points and thanks for the heads up so I can make an informed purchase. Appreciate it. :)
     
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    TamaraShaniece Ayurvedic Life

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    Yes. Got my pibbs back in 2012 when another LHCF member was downsizing. 6 yrs later, it still works perfectly.
     
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    Y'all got me wishing I bought the Pibbs when I saw it on the forum years ago. The two I see on Amazon are $350+ Lol.
     
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    I finally bought a Pibbs. I got it for $294 from Locobeauty.com. It was listed at $314 and I got a $20 coupon on the site. Shipping was free.
     
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    Chiming in mad late...yes I used to use it for wash and gos all the time wearing a net or bonnet....I remember some amazing frizz free results (come to think of it, let me go get that dryer back!)
     
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    Still using mine weekly. One of my best purchases ever.
     
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