I have been using Conair old pro type for 20yrs or more on my long hair. I don't like spending time drying my hair. Hence the long air. Not much styling needed. My dryer is still working but thought I could upgrade to a more powerful 1875W instead of my 1200 watt. I was so wrong. No power on this model. Love the grip handle, it is lightweight, very nice overall, just not a lot of hot flowing air. I want enough power to blow my hair dry in a few minutes.