The Revlon Hair Dryer Brush Gives Me a Professional-Looking Blowout Every Time
In the past year, I've really changed up my hair routine. I'm not worried about washing my locks every single day; I'm mainly concerned about my tresses looking good for virtual meetings. I have pretty thick hair, and I can easily spend 30-40 minutes blow-drying my strands. I've wanted to cut down on my styling time for a while, plus holding the blow dryer above my head for 40 minutes is practically a full shoulder workout.
Until a few months ago, my morning hair routine took about 90 minutes. Then, I got the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer Volumizer Brush ($57, Target), and it cut my getting-ready time in half. I swear this thing has magical powers. It dries and straightens my thick, wavy hair into a salon-worthy blow-out in about 25 minutes.
The tool is an oval-shaped round brush with openings in between the bristles that allow hot air to dry your strands as they’re pulled through. All I have to do is divide my wet hair into three-inch sections and roll each one a few times as I would with a normal round brush, and it leaves my locks dry and silky after a few passes. The brush has three settings, so you can control the amount of heat you get. The ‘high’ setting works wonders in a pinch, but it’s not something I use every day; I’ve found the ‘cool’ or ‘warm’ settings work best for my color-treated hair. I also love the added 'cool tip' at the end of the bristles, which allows me to hold both ends of the hairdryer for maximum styling control.
Not only does this tool save me a good chunk of time each day, but I’m also avoiding a lot of heat damage by not running a hot straightener over my freshly-dried hair. However, it’s always a good idea to use a heat-protectant, the Kenra Professional Platinum Blow-Dry Spray ($23, Ulta) any time you use heat on your hair. Of course, this isn’t the only product on the market that will dry and style your hair simultaneously: The Dyson Airwrap Complete Styler ($549, Sephora) allows you to curl or straighten damp hair, but it comes with a hefty price tag.
In the few months that I’ve had the brush, I’m able to sweat my way through an at-home workout, take a shower, style my hair, and log onto my computer in less than 45 minutes. Of all the hair care purchases I've made, this is hands-down my favorite product.