Back in January, I purchased a new hair tool that I’d been hearing about everywhere. It was all over facebook in my beauty and fashion groups and all over youtube. You may remember my Amika Hair Straightener purchase from 2017. I still really love that tool but this new gadget intrigued me and I caved to the hype. Because its a drugstore brand hair tool and not a steep investment, I was willing to try it out to see what all the fuss was about.
I’ve been using the Revlon On Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer for a month now, several times a week. Spoiler! This is such a great hair styler, especially for the money. I love it. The hype is justified.
Thinking about the Dyson?
If you have been thinking about trying the Dyson Airwrap Styler for $649, try this one first. It will give you a sense of whether or not this type of styling tool makes sense for you and if it’s worth investing in a much higher price tag version. I love this type of styler but I’m happy enough with my Revlon that I don’t feel tempted to upgrade to a Dyson. There are some features on the Dyson that the Revlon is missing (heat control, precision, and speed), but if you are not super serious about hair and not looking to spend a fortune, the Revlon is a great option.
I love that the Revlon can get a great blow out without me having to navigate two tools. I’ve never been coordinated enough to get my entire head with a brush and blow dryer. I end up with lopsided volume, and usually flat at the back where I can’t see or reach. This makes it so much easier to get to those hard angles which you really need for a good blowout. The oblong shape of the brush is great for giving you a nice natural lifted look without a dramatic scoop under which I sometimes get with my round brush.
The settings at the bottom of the handle are great too. I usually find with blow dryers that have on/of switches near the top that I tend to accidentally turn them off. This has a turning switch at the bottom so my hand is well away from it. I also find the handle nicely balanced with the weight of the motor at the bottom.
My one negative with this is that it only has three heat settings and no temperature indicated. The hottest setting is very hot and I’m sure it’s near 400*. Heat styling over 400* is hair damage territory if you do not use a heat protector. I make a point of spraying my hair with heat spray every time so I haven’t experienced any damage, but I can tell that it’s very possible if you are not careful. I use Living Proof Blowout Spray which also helps to style. my hair
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Cristina founded The Sweat Edit in 2010. She lives with her husband, two daughters and two boston terrier fur daughters in Vancouver, BC. Cristina dabbles in many creative hobbies such as drawing, painting, and jewelry design which sometimes makes it's way here on the blog. Cristina enjoys various sweaty pursuits such as Peloton spin, olympic weightlifting and running.