Hi friends! Have you ever struggled with the coordination it takes to dry your hair with your hair dryer and round brush? Me too. I recently heard about a new hair tool that will, supposedly, make that struggle a thing of the past! Naturally, I was intrigued so I decided to see what all the fuss was about! Today, I’m excited to share how I use my Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizing Brush, which is available at your local Walmart, and give you a review as to whether I think it’s worth all of the hype surrounding it!
How I Use The Revlon One-Step Hot Air Brush
WHEN TO START
After washing my hair, I towel dry it as much as I can and then leave it to air dry for awhile. When I say awhile … I mean … I will put my makeup on, go make myself some coffee, let the boys out, etc. I won’t actually go in and start drying my hair with Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizing Brush until it’s about 60% dry. You want to use heated hair tools for the shortest amount of time possible to prevent breakage, fly-away’s, and frizz. Allowing my hair to air dry quite a bit before using this tool will mean you’ll pass over your hair less times before it’s dry and, therefore, less damage. I also always use a heat protectant spray before using any heated tool on my hair, as well. My hair stylist, Sami, swears by Redken products and turned me on to using the Pillow Proof Blow Drying Primer. I’ve only tried it once, so I can’t say I also swear by it but I can tell it did a good job protecting my hair.
After spraying my hair with the Pillow Proof Blow Drying Primer, I go in with my Wet Brush and brush my hair. Next, I section off my hair so I’m just doing the bottom portion. I usually just clip it up to get it out of my face. Walmart has all of these products in their beauty department, as well, so you can snag anything you need all together in one go! Sectioning off one layer of hair at a time allows you to blow-dry your hair in an organized, time-efficient fashion. I always work with the bottom layer first.
WHICH HEAT SETTING?
This tool has four settings: HIGH, LOW, COOL, and OFF. To dry my hair, I use the HIGH setting. I’ve heard some people say it’s too powerful and gets too hot. However, I personally find that it gets hot enough to do what it’s supposed to do in a timely fashion and that it’s important to hold the tool correctly so as to not get in the way of the heat. The heat is coming out of the brush portion of the pool, so it’s important to keep your hands from getting too close to that part when it’s on HIGH. I focus my free hand on getting my hair where it needs to be and then place it at the end of the tool, which is not affected by the heat settings. See the photos below to see what I mean.
I’ll be filming a video tutorial of this for y’all, as well, so you have it to reference when you’re using it!
Once each section is almost completely dry, I turn the product on the COOL setting to pass through my hair. This helps seal the hair cuticle and sets the hair style giving it that long-lasting hold and shine we all want!
Once I have a section ready for drying, I simply turn on the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizing Brush and start passing through smaller sections of my hair from root to ends. You basically brush your hair until it’s dry. It’s so simple! But, I do find myself drying each section from the underside [see above] versus brushing it on top of the hair, if that makes sense. I feel like this gives it a nice smooth look and brings the ends under nicely.
I typically wash my hair once a week so, I will likely use this once a week, which is great for preventing heat damage. However, I know a lot of people wash their hair much more than I do. I would encourage you to limit your use of this hair tool to twice a week. Try to train your hair to go a little longer between shampoo’s by using dry shampoo. The heat from this hair tool is being placed directly on to the hair so there is a risk of heat damage if you use it every other day. Space out the use of this product as much as you can!
OTHER TIPS & TRICKS
• This brush can give your roots a lot of volume, so don’t be afraid to really get under the root area of each section. You’ll want to slowly pull up, stop for a second and let the heat get in there, and then pull out. Do that a few times and you’ll get some good root lift and volume!
• With my ‘money piece’ in the front, I always get under this piece and then pull it forward and to the opposite side that it lays. So, mine is on the right, so I pull it forward and out to the left. This allows it to drape away from my face in a really pretty way. You can see what I mean in this photo to the right.
• Do NOT bring this on an international trip with you. It is designed for the voltage of US outlets ONLY, even with the use of a converter. Do not try to use abroad.
ONCE YOU’RE DONE
Once I’m done blow drying it, I honestly don’t feel like I need to do anything. However, my hair is straight and fine so that could be why. If you have curly hair or thick, coarse hair, you may want to run a straightener through it a couple of times but, y’all can let me know once you’ve used it if you felt like you needed to because it’s hard for me to say for sure if you’d need to being that that’s not the kind of hair I’m working with. I also might use a serum to just give it some extra shine and strength. Kerastase serums’ are always great quality, however, they’re not cruelty free.
My Honest Review on Whether It’s Worth The Hype
Honestly, y’all …. 100%! Absolutely! Yes, yes, yes!
This thing is a dream come true for me. Dare I say I love it more than my Dyson hair dryer. I love that I am able to maintain control of my hair while drying it. That is something that is so difficult with my Dyson. My hair goes everywhere and, with this, I am able to dry it and style it with ease … and, for someone who hates washing and drying their hair with a passion, that means everything! I need hair tools that make that whole process more appealing and Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizing Brush has definitely done that. I’m so glad I picked one up! Look how smooth it made my hair:
Is it for everyone?
I felt like this was the best question to end this post on. You’ve read how I use it and the results I got with those steps. You’ve read my honest review. However, all of that doesn’t necessarily mean you should jump on this wagon, too! So, let me be honest here and say …
it’s for almost everyone! I would say that if you have really dry, brittle hair – most especially due to using bleach on your hair – I would wait until your hair is in a much healthier position before purchasing this hair tool. While I can confidently say that this hair tool, when used correctly, does a fabulous job drying and styling your hair, I do believe that when used too frequently and on hair that is not able to withstand the direct heat, you will not have a good experience with this product.
Over the past few months, I’ve been partnering with Walmart to share my love for their beauty department. Since I was little, they have always satisfied the needs of my girly-girl self! They have my favorite shampoo & conditioner, my favorite nail polishes, and now my favorite hair tool. Be sure to keep them in mind when you’re looking to refill some of your holy grail products or when you’re in the market for the new ‘it’ hair tool!
Thanks for stopping by today, y’all! If you have any questions about this product, please don’t hesitate to leave them in the comments below and I’ll be sure to get back to you soon! xo.