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Getting salon quality hair at home is something many of us have been trying to perfect since last year when we all had to alter our beauty and self-care regimes to fit the ever-changing and unknown world dealing with COVID. This past winter, hot air brushes surged in popularity with the promise to deliver us glossy and voluminous hair easily, affordably, and all in the comfort of our own home. I decided to get one for myself as I’m always trying to find new ways to do my hair!
There are a multitude of hot air brushes on the market in a variety of shapes and prices. I went with Revlon‘s Pro Collection Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer because it was one of the most affordable options and it had pretty great reviews! Truthfully, it is a game-changer for me and has cut the time I spend on my hair in half. It definitely has some limitations, but overall, I am very happy with my purchase. To preface, I have wavy hair on the thicker side, so I cannot speak to people with different hair textures and thicknesses, but I will put an honest list of pros and cons below to help you decide if this is a product for you.
Products I used
- Pro Collection Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer | Revlon, $41.99 USD
- Detangling brush | Similar product at Walmart, $7.89 USD
- Argan oil | OGX, $8.99 USD
- Very simple and easy to use
- Styles hair extremely fast and reduces time hair is exposed to heat compared to regular blow-drying methods
- Makes hair shiny & bouncy
- Hair style lasts for days
- Has 3 heat settings like a traditional blow-dryer
- Affordable and effective
- The brush handle is thick and may be difficult for some to use initially
- Can only produce one hair style (it cannot completely straighten or curl hair)
- The brush bristles gather dust easily
- Difficult to clean since the brush head cannot be emerged in water
- May not be suitable for some hair textures due to the limited heat settings (compared to a hair straightener or hair curler which can adjust to a range of temperatures)
- Difficult to style shorter bangs with since the brush barrel is so thick
Overall, this purchase was worth it to me because of my personal preference for how I like to style my hair on a typical day. I wouldn’t necessarily use this for occasions other than the everyday because though it is a very useful, effective tool, it is not very versatile.
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