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Without being dramatic, my hair is my most prized possession. After experiencing the trauma of a bowl cut as a child (which my mother still hears about to this day), I put time and effort into styling my hair almost daily.
Which, in itself, is not the easiest of tasks considering my long, thick and curly locks have more than once required two hairdressers to straighten my hair simultaneously, as it is a gargantuan task for one person.
The thickness of my hair is the reason why I rarely wash it in the mornings, as unless I have time to air dry it, I'm not overly interested in waking up two hours early to shampoo, blow-dry and style my hair.
This all changed when I was introduced to the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush by my older sister, a fellow thick-haired gal. As a mother of three little ones, my sister swears by the Revlon hairdryer. She says the affordable beauty tool has made it possible for her to actually do her hair in the mornings instead of repping a toddler-mom messy bun seven days a week.
Right now, as part of Amazon Canada’s Beauty Week sale, shoppers can snag the best-selling heat styler for only $60, a $5 discount from its usual price of $65.
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What is it?
The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush combines the power of a hairdryer with a unique oval brush design to dry, smooth and style your hair in a single motion.
The hot air brush rounds the edges of your hair while creating volume at the root for full-bodied, salon-quality blowouts at home.
It's designed with tufted bristles to detangle your strands and has two heat and speed options and a cooling option to set your style.
Based on my sister's recommendation, I went ahead and purchased the Revlon hot airbrush, and I can honestly say it remains one of the best beauty buys I have ever made.
Thanks to the Revlon brush, I can now go from just-washed hair to a dry, professional-quality blowout in under 20 minutes, a feat I could not previously dream of.
I find it works best when I dry my hair in layers and use the lowest heat setting. Because, as a word of caution, I once used the highest setting in a closed-door bathroom, and when I opened the door, the combination of steam and smoke set off my smoke alarm (all was fine).
My sister and I talk about the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush so often that our mom, whose hair sits just above her chin, gave it a go and soon became the third woman in my family to buy it.
What people are saying
Earning more than 19,000 ratings, Amazon shoppers say the Revlon hot air brush will "change [your] life."
"This thing [is] a miracle," writes one user. After styling with leave-in conditioner and Moroccan oil, the hot air brush delivers salon-worthy results; it's "revolutionary for me," they continue.
Another shopper writes the Revlon brush cuts drying time from one hour to 15 minutes; it's "fast and efficient," they say. It takes "way less time" than a regular blowdryer.
It's "a game-changer," echos a third reviewer. It gives you "smooth and very soft" hair with minimal effort and shaves off "about 30 minutes" of getting-ready time in the morning, they continue.
While the bulk of reviewers agree that the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush is "easy to use" and "efficient," some users note the styling tool is heavy and say the handle is "uncomfortably thick."
It's difficult for "smaller hands to maneuver," writes one user.
With more than 14,000 five-star ratings, Amazon shoppers and I agree that the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer & Volumizer Hot Air Brush is a must-have for any beauty collection.
Best of all, Amazon shoppers can save $5 on the top-rated beauty tool right now, thanks to the Amazon Beauty Week sale.
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.