All over Facebook, women are posting about the Revlon One Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer with claims of this dryer “taming the frizz,” being “life-changing,” and “cutting drying time in half!” But what really happens when you click add to cart? Does this new miracle product live up to the hype?
My hair is fine by nature and while it has some natural wave, it’s definitely never been coarse or hard to straighten. My problem is, like most moms, a busy morning schedule. I often go to work with something of a “mom mullet”… perfectly styled and dried in front and on the sides but with damp hair in the back which dries to a uneven wave by lunchtime. As I hit 40 last year, I’ve also noticed the top of my hair looking “fuzzy” after drying it. I remember my mom and grandma complaining about their hair getting “fuzzy” as they got older and had no idea what they were talking about. Mom and Grandma, I get it now!
So with my fuzzy, fine, no time to dry the back of my hair mentality, I set out to test out the Revlon One Step Hair Dryer skeptically optimistic that it might really be as life changing as promised and here’s what happened…
Helpful Tips When Using the Revlon One Step Hair Dryer:
- First, it’s helpful to use a few of those hair clip thing-a-ma-jigs they use in the salon. These help you dry your hair in smaller sections while keeping the rest of your hair out of the way.
- Start on the underneath layer of your hair. Section off a 3-inch section of hair and use the brush to brush your wet hair straight down to the bottom from underneath.
- Then, just like you would a round brush, turn on the dryer and start rolling it up to the top. Roll down to the scalp and hold it at the top a few seconds to help with volumizing.
- Repeat until hair is completely dry. If needed smooth the ends of your hair over the dryer brush as needed to round. There is also a “cold air” feature on the dryer if you want to set your hair too.
Overall Verdict on the Revlon One Step Hair Dryer:
The whole process sounds more complicated then it really is. The dryer looks intimidating when you take it out of the box and you have visions of the first time you tried to use a round brush and ended up with it tangled in your hair for an hour. This brush is surprisingly easy to use and tangle free and makes getting ready in the morning much easier. The dread of drying my hair has all but disappeared. Definitely Add to Cart! It’s currently $5 off on Amazon and some Prime subscribers have an extra 20% off coupon on their account as well!
- Two-for-One: One item for styling instead of storing or traveling with a round brush and bulky hair dryer.
- No Fuzzies: the dryer really does leave your hair silky but somehow full of volume at the same time.
- Speeds Up Drying Time: my hair should take about 15 minutes to dry completely (if I actually dry the back of my head too:)) and the one-step dryer dried it all in just about 8 minutes.
- Brush: you can actually use the brush end to smooth out sections and brush your hair straight as you unclip it from the hair clips and before turning on the dryer which is a nice bonus.
- Intimidating at first… As I mentioned above, your first thought will be fear of tangling and ripping out all of your hair trying to use this giant brush. I assure you, this is just temporary. You’ll be hooked at the first brush!
- Not cheap… now this is coming from a girl who has lived by her $14.99 ConAir hair dryer for the last 15 years. The Revlon One-Step is $59 which I know is far less than the $100 ceramic dryers but still enough to give this mama pause. I can honestly say it was worth every penny
- Shorter Hair? Not 100% sure how it would work on chin length or shorter hair. The brush is wide and while it work great on shoulder length or longer hair, I wonder if the large brush would make it more difficult for shorter hair. I’ve heard online that it’s still just as fabulous though.