The blow dryer works well and doesn't seem to make my hair get all static or frizzy or left feeling dried out. I like the different settings and I often use warm rather than the hot setting or hold the hot heat away from my hair a little. The blow dryer seems to work well for drying my hair quickly and efficiently. It also works well with the various hair products that I may use in my hair. If I use mousse in my hair while it is still wet and then use the conair blow dryer, my hair is left not frizzy and feels smooth and silky. My kids have bumped and dropped my blow dryer on various occasions and it is still going strong and I have had it for several years now and use it often. The dryer seems very durable and takes wear well. Like most hair dryers, the noise is somewhat loud, but not deafening or as loud as other blow dryers. Overall, it seems like a good product for the price paid.