Battle of the Tools: T-Shirt vs Hair Dryer 🖤
I’ve always had frizzy, wavy (it used to be a lot curlier but heat damage changed that 🤷🏻♀️), and unmanageable hair. I’m always willing to try new things to help make it a little easier to style day to day. I decided to do a battle of the beauty tools and test out the REVLON - One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer
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$60 VS. $550 who’s the winner?
I’ve never been able to master a great at-home blowout, despite having the best hair dryer and smoothing hair products known to man. Moments into the process, a) my super curly hair frizzes in protest, b) I give up when my biceps and delts can no longer handle the burn. That’s why, when I want to go sleek, I am a devotee to hair dryer brushes, which combine the work of round brushing and blow drying hair into one foolproof step, perfect for people like me who "can't dry their own hair." And that's why I love the Dyson AirWrap, which transforms my mop of thick, curly hair in a silky smooth sheet in 15 minutes flat — but it comes with a whopping $550 price tag. Way too expensive. I went to Amazon to find a dupe of Dyson Airwrap — when I stumbled upon the Revlon One-Step. I've seen it on Instagram, Youtube A LOT. And heard some of the hype and was instantly sold by the more than 20,000 reviewers claiming it changed their lives. If it was good enough for them, it was certainly good enough for my low-maintenance (read: lazy) hair care routine. So I decided to give it a try. REVLON - One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer Is the No.1 Best Seller On Amazon In Beauty Care. The smart design of the brush is what makes this tool unique. The oval shape allows for two different types of brushes to work together simultaneously: The longer, flatter side acts as a hair-straightening paddle brush, while its rounded corners lift the hair from its roots and create volume like a round brush does. I was surprised at how big the One-Step was in person. It was retro-looking in comparison to some of the other hair tools I’ve seen. I washed my hair, towel-dried it and let it air-dry for about 15 minutes while I got ready. Twisting the handle to the high setting, I ran the brush under large sections of my damp hair, then pulled the brush to the ends in curling motion. It was awkward at first because of how big the brush was, but eventually I got the hang of it. It was easier than the times I tried to use a regular blow-dryer and round brush in tandem, and my arms never got tired. My hair looks like I went to the hair salon, had a noticeable amount of volume and shine — a pretty good hair day in my book. I wish it had a smaller barrel size so I could create more volume from the base of my roots, but I know I shouldn’t expect the same results of a traditional blow-dryer blowout. This is a great option for someone who wants a quick and easy way to dry their hair and do simple styling.
Revlon Hot Air Brush Dupe
This hot air brush is made by Vaslon and I ordered it off Amazon for $35.99 CAD compared to $64.99 CAD for the Revlon hot air brush. This how air brush is a 4-in-1. It says it’s a curler, a straightener, a hair dryer, and a comb. While I haven’t used it as a curler, I can attest to the fact that it does dry your hair and combs through nicely, giving it a sleek look if that’s what you’re going for. Typically I would just zap my hair with my dyson hair dryer, but on days where I have a bit more time I’ll opt for this. REVLON - One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer I’m not able to tag the actual product I bought but since I’m saying this is a dupe for the Revlon hot air brush, it’ll have to do lol. My hair is naturally straight and fine so this product easily straightens my hair. I’m unfortunately not able to say whether or not it works well on curly hair. Has any curly-haired people tried a similar product? The Vaslon hot air brush comes with 3 heat settings: low, middle, and high. It doesn’t change the force at which the air blows but it’s nice to have options for heat. I’ll typically use the middle setting and I don’t find it too hot at all, especially if I’m applying it next to my scalp. In saying that, always always use heat protectant when applying heat! What is also nice about this product is that the very top of the appliance allows you to hold onto it and it doesn’t get hot. Overall this hot air dryer is pretty light weight and I like that it contains negative ion technology, which essentially means it dries your hair faster while causing less heat damage :) Always a plus! The brush head consists of small bristles as well as long tooth comb ends :) it makes my hair nice and shiny in my opinion and easily gets rid of any knots. 100% recommend trying this product as you can basically give yourself a blow-out without having to maneuver your hair dryer and a round brush :)
Revlon One Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer
This changed my life. My normal blow drying routine: 1. Start off well with a brush and a blow dryer following normal hair drying procedure. 2. My arms start to get tired and I am starting to get sick of trying to figure out how to twist my hands, twist the hair dryer, get the cord out of my face, which hand to hold which tool, and why I decided to blow dry my hair in the first place. 3. Get impatient, give up, flip my head upside down and blow dry while tousling my hair with my fingers. 4. Flip my head back up properly, look at the super poof and frizzy mess I have just created, and then wonder why I spent all that time trying to blow dry my hair when it would have looked like this (except less straight) if I had just let it air dry. If I could give this product more than 5 stars I would! Not only does this brush cut my drying time in half but it’s just so easy to use - one tool which does both the brushing and the drying. Pure genius! My hair has always been naturally frizzy and poofy and somewhere between straight and curly in a non flattering way (thanks mom and dad) but this makes it smooth while still giving me the volume I want so I don’t look like my hair is stuck to my head. Truly a salon blowout without spending the time or money at a salon. 10/10 would recommend. Super easy to use with my hair length. I have tried using it on other people with long hair and it still worked great but I have yet to try it on myself with long hair (but judging what I have heard and read it works just fine). It has 2 heat settings and a cool air setting. Normally I use the low setting as the high can get a little too hot my my scalp and fingers but the low setting works perfectly so long as you’re hair isn’t still dripping wet. Edit: the blurring around my head isn’t from me trying to edit out the frizz, it’s from the portrait mode on the iPhone camera 🙂
REVLON-One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer
Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer
REVLON - One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer This has changed my liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiife I will never use a regular hair dryer again. This is the fastest my hair has ever dried and the most volume my flat straight hair has ever had. This is absolutely worth it and is about $59. You can curl the ends in or out depending on how you want to use it. It has a high head setting, a low heat setting. And a cool setting to set your look. Would 100% buy this again.
REVLON-One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer
Revlon’s One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer
Revlon’s One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush is a game changer. It truly gives a salon quality blow out. I have so much more volume and bounce after using this dryer. I prefer this over the Dry Bar version, which is 3x more expensive and more harsh on my hair type. I have fine hair, and a lot of it. I find that I achieve the best results when I dry 80% of my hair with a normal blow dryer and finish my blow out with this tool. Don’t forget heat protectant spray!
REVLON-One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer
How to get the smoothest and straightest hair
Tips: grap a section! comb out ! section! “C” shape ghd - Silver Moon Gold Styler Set Upbeat Collection A RPO way of actual application is to find the tooth of the comb, place the iron in right behind the fine tooth and move it through with the comb down to the end. Make sure your comb is heat resistant so you don't have to worry about it moving with your iron. By using the comb here is to use the tooth leading the straight hair right into the mouth of the iron. This would give the best result. If you dont comb it out before iron, you are just cook the knots and tangles and bends into your hair. Dont suggest horizontal sections, leave hair flat looking. People want smooth hair when they look for a straightener.if your iron is not giving you a smooth finish with one single pass through the section, then you'll probably need to search for a new one. You dont want spend double or tripple the prices on masques or serums for damaged hair. When you are done with parting into sections, you are ready to iron. Grap a section, comb out your hair before. Hold that portion and go close to the scalp, pull straight down, slowly steady. When you are about to go a little close to the root area. and slide it down and got a nice finish. Make sure you are pulling toward your face and creating“C” shape into your face and run your fingers through it finished and smooth end .Pulling and steady all the way down to the end and get a nice flat finished shinny section. it's easier to comb your hair right away. give the hair a little movement, pull the section in the back to the side,i nstead of being stick straight. Typically I would go with a second pass, but that depend on your hair type and temperature setting.
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HAIR BLOW OUT GOALS
I know all y’all have seen and heard of this magical tool, so why haven’t you pick it up yet? 🧐 I’m judging... jk But seriously, this tool is so good! Makes your hair super soft, shiny, helps add volume and bounce to your hair. Honestly when I use this rather than air drying my hair, it seems to last longer and doesn’t get as oily as quickly 😱 Idk if that’s just me but this is a must have for me! If you have yet to try it, go pick one up from amazon on a sale! 💸 even if it’s not on sale, I would still pay full price, it’s that good! REVLON - One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer
REVLON-One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer
Common Mistakes While Straightening your Hair
Straight hair has been a staple in hair culture for centuries. However, most of us don’t really know what we’re doing or the mistakes we’re making, which damages the hair and leads to ugly split ends and breakage. I have very long hair down to my hips. It’s naturally wavy, not wavy enough to consider curly, and not straight enough to consider straight, but if I just leave it alone and don’t style it, it looks like a frizzy and dry mess. Some of my hair is damaged from dye I put on it years ago, mostly the pieces around my face, and is a lot drier than the rest of my hair, so I have to be wary of these places. Let’s get into the most common mistakes while straightening your hair! Not Sectioning the Hair Sectioning the hair is important because it ensures an even straighten. It helps you to realize which pieces of hair you already straightened and which ones you haven’t yet, making sure you don’t have any straggler curly/wavy bits. Not Using Heat Protectant If I’m being honest, I used to never use a heat protectant, which was kind of the downfall of my hair. Whenever I got a new product or heat tool, I would always use it on the front pieces of my hair without any heat protectant, and I had to chop off a lot on those bits of my hair and give myself layers. It turned out cute, but I wish all my hair was the same length still. ALWAYS use heat protection! Using a Poor Quality Straightener This is a little known fact, but many straighteners actually dry out your hair before straightening it, leaving it brittle and damaged. Always make sure you’re using a high-quality straightener, preferably ionized, to avoid extra damage and a slower process.
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