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Philips Hairdryer with MoistureProtect & Ionic Care Review

I grew up with a hairdryer which has only 1 button - On/Off. So this is a luxury! 

Philips Hairdryer HP8280

I usually use Thermoprotect and gentle airflow but the strong airflow is super awesome if you're in a hurry. I also use it for my doggies after their shower.

Philips Hair Dryer buttons


This new sensor technology measures your hair temperature and adapts to it to preserve the natural hydration of your hair. Canggihnya.. Obviously, I keep this on all the time so I don't fry my hair lolz

Philips Moisture Protect sensor

Philips MoistureProtect Dryer


The diffuser and concentrator already come in the box so you don't have to spend more money on them.

Philips hair dryer attachments

Let's put it to the test on my hair!

Philips Hairdryer with MoistureProtect & Ionic Care Review


An attachment that diffuses air with 'fingers' to hold your hair in place. You can use this to create volume and enhance curls. You are recommended to use Thermoprotect and gentle airflow with this.

Philips hairdryer diffuser

Start from the roots with slow circular motions. Lift up your hair with the diffuser to add body to limp hair. If you have big waves, curl your hair around the 'fingers' to make the waves more pronounced. For small curls, simply scrunch up your hair from the bottom with the diffuser.

How to use a diffuser

Ta-da! Here is the difference with and without a diffuser. I'm only using the diffuser on the top half as I don't have curls anymore.

Results from using diffuser


As opposed to the diffuser, the concentrator focuses the air into a narrow space for styling control and to give smooth, straight hair. People usually sandwich the hair between the hairdryer and a round brush to get sleek hair but I use my fingers as I don't want to comb through my hair too much. Blow downwards to avoid flyaway.

How to use hair dryer concentrator


Difference between diffuser and concentrator

Ionic Care

This hairdryer already comes with ionic care which IMO should be incorporated into every hairdryer. It prevents static for frizz-free shiny hair.

Philips hair dryer with ionic care

If you're interested to find out more, this model is HP8280. More info on the Philips website or purchase it online for RM 269.

Philips Hairdryer with MoistureProtect & Ionic Care

Results from Philips Hairdryer with MoistureProtect & Ionic Care

** Product was provided by the company for review purposes. However, this has not affected my thoughts on the product in any way.


  1. Hi Isabel, thank you so much for the review. I now know this hair dryer a little bit more. However, you did not touch on styling the hair. I am asking because I like to blow my ends inwards as I have a big jaw line.I am contemplating buying this hair dryer. All seems perfect except for this one part. The styling. I suspect it does not style very well and that it is only good for drying the hair. Please comment and prove me wrong(?) Because I like this dryer.

    1. Hello there~ Sorry as I do not usually style my hair so I did not include it here.

      Quite the contrary, actually.. Because it has multiple heat and speed settings, it is alright for both styling and drying. Not the best, perhaps but better than some. Just need the right brush and attachment ;)

  2. It is heavy? Do you have any idea about the weight?

    1. It was actually quite heavy HAHA! But I'm okay with that since I don't need to pair it with a brush (already has a diffuser)

  3. Thanks so much for sharing the info! My old hair dryer is out of order and I am looking for a new one. Definitely gonna check out this Philips hairdryer with moisture protect.

  4. Hi! Can you please tell me how the ionic button works? Do you have to press it or it's automatically included no matter what other settings you are using, how do you know if it's on or off haha? Thank you, very nice review!

    1. The Ionic Care is permanently on haha I believe most ionic hair dryers nowadays are built-in already and you do not have to switch it on.

  5. Great post with very useful information thanks for sharing but there is missing Philips Customer Care Number, So can you please provide us this number...

  6. Thanks for sharing al info! I love Philips products!

  7. Hi Isabel.

    Do you have any tip to remove black marks on the white part of the hairdryer? So upset that it stains very easily. Other than this, I'm loving it.

    Thank you.

    1. I would probably use a moist cloth to wipe it. And nail polish remover can get rid of the rest although don't use it too frequently


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