Apps such as TikTok have become an advertising ground and even a marketplace. As a video becomes viral and gains thousands to even millions of likes, its contents spread like wildfire and encourages many users to listen to what they are saying.
In one particular case, I was intrigued by and bought the Revlon One Step Volumizer Hair Dryer. The hair appliance is supposed to cut drying time, produce volume, and essentially provide the perfect tool for a quick, at-home blowout.
I first purchased the dryer in October, and I have used it quite a few times since the initial purchase. I have been enjoying it, as it truly does do what it advertises. When looking for a product like this, I was personally looking for something that would make straightening my hair easier and add volume to the look. I believe it does just this.
I have thick, wavy hair so straightening typically takes me a good hour to an hour and a half. The dryer now gives me a sleek, volumized look in just 30 minutes. I will say though, it definitely takes some getting used to.
Learning to maneuver the product in the most effective way is essential to getting the best use. My first use of the product took about an hour and left me a bit skeptical and even slightly regretting the purchase. However, upon using it again and again, I quickly changed this perspective.
The brush becomes easier to use after each time, which is expected, but you truly notice the brush’s. It makes hair sleek, shiny and especially provides a good base for people with curly hair who will most likely have to straighten some parts.
At its price point, I would say it is one of the best options available. The hair dryer retails for about $60, which makes it relatively more affordable than other appliances in its category. For instance, Drybar carries a very similar product for more than twice the price of Revlon’s.
Be careful about caring for the product, though. It is important to not let hair strands buildup on the brush because it will cause the brush to produce an excess amount of smoke. This is the only con I have seen. Additionally, when storing your brush, I’d recommend storing it upwards, so bent bristles do not shorten its lifespan.
I would also recommend a few products to enhance the experience with the brush. It’s important to heat protect so your hair is easy to brush through — that way breakage is reduced. I have been using Amika’s Supernova cream, which detangles hair and leaves it extremely easy to maneuver the brush and avoid tangles. I finish with the Triple Sec 3-in-1 from Drybar, which gives texture and adds fresh volume.
Overall, this brush is worth the purchase. Its benefits outweigh the negatives and will be a great addition to any hair routine.