It seems like everyone has been splurging on the Dyson hair dryer lately. I almost did too, until I did some research and decided to try out one of the Dyson hair dryer alternatives I found. I was curious how well a $56 product could work compared to what I heard all summer about a $500 product, so I put it to the test! Here’s my honest Revlon hair dryer review – and how I get my hair completely done for the day in 7 minutes flat with a Dyson hair dryer alternative.
I’ve never been able to get a salon blowout at home. It’s just too hard to handle a brush and a blow dryer at the same time! Normally when I want to straighten my naturally-curly hair, I blow dry with my hairdryer and a round brush, then follow up with a straightening iron on all of my hair. Before I bought this, I was constantly putting my hair up in a bun because I just didn’t have the time (or the energy, let’s be honest) to dry my hair and straighten it every day.
With this new hairdryer brush, though, I’m able to blow dry and straighten my hair at the same time. It means I’m doing a LOT less damage to my hair heat-wise, which I’m happy about. And it takes a lot less time. I can truly do my hair in a total of 7 minutes, which is SO much faster than what I was doing.
What does the Revlon hair dryer brush do?
It’s a hair dryer and a round brush in one product, so you don’t need to lift both arms above your head to dry your hair. (For me, that means I’m able to do a better salon-style blowout at home.)
Pros of the hair dryer brush
I’m really impressed with how smooth my hair came out. When I first tried this it was a quick blow dry, and it looked pretty close to a salon blowout!
There are 3 modes: low, high, and cool. I use the cool to blast my hair once I’m done drying, so I was glad this was included.
Obviously the price. At $56 vs $500, it’s a fraction of the cost of the Dyson dryer.
After blowing out my hair, it felt so much smoother. My hair dresser has told me in the past that drying my hair upside down can rough up my hair (which makes it frizzier in bad weather). But a lot of times it’s just faster that way. The Revlon dryer is quick, but it smooths your hair at the same time.
Cons of the Revlon brush
The dryer is only able to dry your hair/straighten it. There aren’t any additional attachments, so there’s no curling wand like the Dyson has.
It’s louder than my normal hair dryer. That’s not a huge problem for me, but it’s worth mentioning!
If you need a smaller brush, you’re out of luck. The dryer is just one size of a hair brush, so you don’t have other options.
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Overall thoughts on the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer
I love this thing. When I shared it on Instagram Stories, I got so many DMs from people who have had it for years or got it recently and recommended it, too. I also heard that it used to be only $35 or $40! Oh well. It makes drying my hair straight so much easier.
And now, some FAQs about this hair dryer brush…
What does the Dyson hair dryer do that this can’t?
You can’t curl your hair with this brush. Obviously Dyson has the benefit of having attachments for achieving different hair styles. With the Revlon brush, you can get a blowout-style curl to the ends of your hair, but it’s not going to give you bouncy curls that you would otherwise get with a curling iron.
Should you use it on completely wet hair?
So… I do. If I was a professional, I’d tell you to dry your hair almost fully before using this. But I’m a mom with limited time to get ready, and I can go from the shower to fully dried blown out hair with this brush in 7 minutes.