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If you’ve been following me on my Instagram account, you already know that I recently got my hands on one of those Revlon Hair Dryer and Volumizer Brushes.
I wasn’t sure if it was just me being late to the game or not, but I had to share my experience because I think this is a great product to have. Here’s why.
If you are like me, you also love that feeling of getting your hair done at a salon. Who doesn’t, right? I’ve been trying to replicate that salon blowout at home forever, but somehow never got it quite right. Mainly because the back of my head was the most challenging part, and no matter how good you are at doing your own hair at home, you must admit, blow-drying your own hair is never easy. Aside from that, it takes an insane amount of time. Of course, if you need to do it regularly, there’s always the Dry Bar option, but to keep paying for a professional blowout every time you need one can get expensive really fast.
Enter, Revlon, with this little tool I believe is revolutionary. With this tool — brush, dryer, or whatever you want to call it — you can get professional salon results, at home by yourself. You read that right. The best part is you can do that in under 10 minutes. I tried a few times since my purchase and I was blown away by the results (no pun intended). First, I was really surprised how fast it got my hair from wet to dry. But it doesn’t stop there. As it dries it gives your hair that flawless look and much more volume! You get perfect shiny and voluminous hair with almost no need to use any other product. Of course, you can use a styling spray to lock in your style after you’re done but is totally optional.
The brush/dryer has a unique oval design with nylon pin and tufted bristles which is perfect for detangling and creating volume. The dryer also has three settings: High Heat, Low Heat, and Cool. The Low Heat is recommended for people with fine hair, High Heat is for coarse hair, and the Cool setting is to lock in your style. If you feel like you need to refresh your hairstyle in between washes, you can use dry shampoo and a texture spray on the cool setting and your hair will look like you just got it washed. It’s amazing!
If you’re the type of person, who likes big hair, you can also add a dry texture spray to the roots and underneath your hair to give your an extra lift, but it’s not necessary, in my opinion, as the brush alone can give you the same results.
The hair prep is similar to a regular blowout. First, part your hair in small portions and work the brush from the top to the ends, in the direction you want your waves to be in. To create the volume effect, work the brush in the roots, always in the low heat mode.
One question that I got asked a lot was if this brush works well in long hair. I have shoulder-length hair and works perfectly fine for me. I would say if you have long hair, I don’t see why it wouldn’t work just as well. Maybe you’d add a little extra time for the drying part but not much longer.
Tip: I usually air dry my hair before I use this tool, which I believe gets me better results and reduces the amount of time and heat I put it in my hair. And speaking of heat, it’s always a good idea to use a heat protectant before using any styling tool that uses heat. (I sound like your hairdresser right now, but you know it’s true.)
There are similar brushes in the market from different brands and different price points that claim to do the exact same thing. I can’t vouch for those as I never tried them myself, but what drew me to Revlon — besides being a very well known brand — was the fact that this is the original product and the original technology. The technology used on this brush dissipates the heat evenly throughout the brush, therefore, minimizing hair damage from heat.
This brush in combination with a few products can be a powerful ally to your hair problems. If you like to give your hair an extra lift, I really like Kenra Platinum Dry Texture Spray. It has a nice scent and doesn’t feel heavy (especially on my very thin hair).
And if you want to refresh your hairstyle in between washes I really like Kristin Ess Dry Shampoo Powder for that. This powder dry shampoo is much better than a spray-on for a couple of reasons: first, it doesn’t leave residue in my scalp which happens a lot with spray-ons. Also, because of its lightweight formula is really easy to blend. Second, because it’s a powder you can control better the amount you use and because of that, it will last you longer. As a result, it will save you money along the way.
But don’t take it from me, see it for yourselves.
Happy Shopping loves!