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Battle of the Tools: T-Shirt vs Hair Dryer 🖤

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Mallory
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
vs a cotton t-shirt to see which dried my hair better (with less damage and frizz)! The Revlon blow dryer claims to give volume and shine in one step all while creating less frizz. They say the way the oval brush is designed it distributes the hot air in a way to dry your hair faster while creating less damage. It costs $59.99 but you can get it on sale on occasion. When I use this I part my hair in sections (like I do in the second slide), put the brush on the underside on the hair, and pull outwards. This has made blow drying my hair so easy! I have super thick hair and this makes it look super sleek like someone did it for me. I think the only cons are it’s very loud and can get a little heavy once I get towards the last section of my hair. That being said though it has three settings (low, high, and cool) and does give insane volume! I wouldn’t say it’s frizz free because my hair does have some frizz but the volume it gives me is unparalleled to any other product I have. The cotton t-shirt is a curly girl hack I’ve seen that’s supposed to dry your hair faster with less damage and frizz. This one is really easy because you probably already have a t-shirt in your own closet. I just ran to mine and grabbed the first one I saw. After washing I just took the t-shirt and gently squeezed my hair to get out excess water. I liked the fact it did create less damage on my hair because the t-shirt doesn’t have the grooves a towel would which can aggravate the hair. When I woke up in the morning it was a lot less frizzy than when I did the Revlon (third slide). That being said though it did give me less volume and more of a bed head look that would need additional styling afterwards. I think in the future I would use both but for different situations. I would use the revlon if I needed more volume and a more polished/styled look. I would do the cotton t shirt if I was looking to embrace more of my natural wave. While the revlon gave me beautiful volume and a sleek look it did come with frizz and some heat damage. The cotton t-shirt gave me less frizz and zero heat damage but it didn’t give me anymore volume than I normally have and left me with some bed head. I think in this case manual vs electronic all depends on which look you’re going for. Both are approved by me. If you’re looking for a good hair dryer as well I highly recommend the Revlon!
Apr. 11
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EricaSnellingIm definitely going to try the t shirt suggestion! Thanks you! 🤩
Sep. 26·1 like
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MalloryYou’re welcome! 🖤
Sep. 26
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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.
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YourGalSkye
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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 :)
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