We all love the feel of a professional blow out. There is nothing better than the bounce in your hair and your step when you walk out of the salon, feeling and looking like a million bucks. And then we come home and try to do it ourselves and fail miserably. Over the years I’ve gotten pretty okay at it. I’ve invested in better tools (still love my T3 Hairdryer), use the right products, and follow a few simple yet important tips. The challenge is, how much time it takes. So unless I’m primping to impress, I’ll do a rough dry and pull out my curling iron.A few weeks back I woke up to text from Lauren telling me how much she was liking the Revlon® Oval One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizing Styler. What you need to know about Lauren is that she’s like my very own Consumer Reports. Everything she buys is researched, and if she tells you something is great, it’s because it is. Within a day of finding out I was expecting baby #3, and realizing I am 8 years out since I had my last, a detailed spreadsheet was in my email, outlining all of the baby products she bought and why she liked them when she had her daughter just two years ago. That’s the kind of detail we’re talking about, so when she tells you she loves something, you can go ahead and order it, which is just what I did.
Is it perfect? No. The only thing that would be perfect is if someone showed up at my house at 7 am, hairdryer in hand. But it’s awesome. Here’s a breakdown of what I like, and dislike.
It’s heavy. I was surprised by the weight. Your arms will get tired, but the process is so fast it’s not that bad.
No heat range. This thing gets super hot which is good because it gets the job done quickly. Some people like to be able to control the temperature, but I always blast my hairdryer on high anyway. My complaint about the heat is that you’ll burn yourself as you learn to use it. Once you learn to use it, you won’t get burned.
Fast acting. If my T3 cut my getting ready time in half, this reduces that time in half again. It’s remarkable, but I can go from wet hair, to dry and stylised in about 10 minutes.
Packable. I used to pack my hairdryer and to curling iron for trips no matter what, but now I bring this instead. I’ll also toss in 2 – 3 velcro curlers to put around my face while I do my makeup to maintain some lift at my crown.
Skip the tangles. Typically, my brush will get caught in my hair when I give myself a blowout, no matter how well I detangle beforehand. Remarkably, this glides right through.
You get professional results. If you go to places like DryBry for blowouts, this gizmo is not going to give you the same beachy, wavy style. What this will do is dry, straighten, add some shine, provide a little volume and a beautiful, elegant bend at the end of your hair. Will work best on medium to long hair.
Who doesn’t love the feel of a professional blow out? There is nothing better than the bounce in your hair and your step when you walk out of the salon feeling and looking like a million bucks.
In those few fleeting moments, we are fabulous. And then we come home, try to do it ourselves and fail miserably. Over the years I’ve gotten pretty okay at it, but I’ve never been able to master the process.
That’s why we love, L.O.V.E the Revlon Hair Dryer & Volumizing Styler. Today, it’s on sale on Amazon, so if you’ve been on the fence now is the time to pick it up.
It’s Our Favorite
Of all the products we love and recommend, it’s our most favorites and also the most affordable. I’ve invested in better tools (still love my T3 Hairdryer), use the right products, and follow a few simple yet necessary steps. The challenge is, how much time it takes.
I end up losing patience and opt instead to rough dry and use my curling iron. So when my friend Lauren told me how much she was liking the Revlon Hair Dryer & Volumizing Styler I decided to give it a try.
Why We Love Revlon Hair Dryer & Volumizing Styler
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Here’s what you need to know about Lauren. She’s like a walking Consumer Reports. She might be the most well-researched person I know.
When I found out I was expecting Vivian, a full eight years after having Ava, I went into a little panic about having to figure out all the new baby gear we would need.
I should have known not to worry since a day later there was a spreadsheet in my email listing all of her favorite products, with prices, where to buy and why she loves them. When the girl says to buy it, you buy it.
It’s been over a year since I started using this ,and I can happily say it’s deserving of the hype and cult like following. It works best on medium (shoulder length) or longer hair. The barrel is large so anything too short won’t catch. It’s not perfect but it’s close.
To help you figure out if this is something that would make your life easier, I broke down my likes and dislikes.
It’s (a little) heavy.
Given how lightweight everything has gotten these days, I was surprised by its weight. It’s not terrible, but if you have arthritis or bad shoulders, it might not be for you. The good news is because it’s so effective, you move quickly through the process.
Watch for burns.
The brush only has one heat setting, which some beauty bloggers knock in their reviews. That doesn’t bother me so much, since when I blow dry my hair, I blast it on the highest setting to save time. (#notabeautyblogger)
What I would call out is that as you learn how to use it, you’ll burn the tips of your fingers. Once you get used to it, you won’t, there’s just a learning curve.
If you’re used to going to places like Drybar, you’re not going to get those kinds of results. You also won’t have someone providing unlimited mimosas. What you will get is straight, shiny, smooth hair, with a good amount of volume and an elegant bend at your ends.
If my T3 cut my getting ready time in half, this gizmo cuts it in half again. I can be out the door with dry and styled hair in 15 minutes.
I used to pack my T3 hairdryer and curling wand when I traveled. Now, I bring this and a few velcro curlers to keep the hair along my crown up while I do my makeup to maintain volume. So much easier.
No More Tangles
Simultaneously using a hairdryer and brush always leads to getting your hair caught up in the bristles, or sucked into the drier. No matter how well I detangled beforehand, something inevitably got mangled somewhere. I don’t know how it works, but I have had no issue with knots or tangles when using this brush. Hallelujah.
The Revlon Hair Dryer & Volumizing Styler by Revlon leaves me one happy camper. I use it on most days because I save time and my hair looks finished. It’s 100% worth the rave reviews and cult like following.
Originally published on 8/21/2018. Update 8/20/2019