Where my lazy girls at?! Have I got the tool for you!
Revlon recently released its newest hair tool, the One-Step IONIC Hair Dryer and Styler. The purpose? To combine brushing and drying in one tool, making styling that much easier and faster. It’s a paddle style brush with ionic conditioning, making it ideal for those with longer, thicker hair. It includes three settings (low, high and cool) and looks and feels a lot like your average paddle hair brush.
Obviously, I am not the ideal candidate for this tool but I knew it would be one to share for the blog, as many of my readers fit the profile they’re targeting. I called my sister Lauren to give the tool a whirl and play model for a day to put it to the test.
You can see on the left side of the photo that’s her hair typically styled after a blow-dry and straightening session, and on the right is her damp natural hair.
Though you may not always have someone at home to style for you, I used the dryer on her to film the results and get a first-hand experience. Check out our time-lapse (no sound) to see how it performed:
As you can see, her hair would still require some time with a straightener to achieve her everyday look. We both agreed however the tool seriously cut her drying time down. It took under 5 minutes to dry one entire half of her hair, meaning it would take around 10 minutes total for her shoulder-length, thick hair. We also both agreed the resulting hair would be very easy to style and done quickly with a few pass-throughs of a straightener, so she would likely be able to fully dry and straighten in 15 – 20 minutes.
Some of the cons we both agreed on were the tool itself admittedly felt a bit gimmicky, and it was one of those things where it just does an okay job of two things rather than a great job at one. With a regular dryer and brush, you can choose your brush and control sections of hair much easier to achieve a specific look, and this can be somewhat limiting.
That said, if you’re looking for a tool to cut down on time and do a basic brush & dry, this could work for you. Find it for $59.99 at London Drugs, Home Hardware, Amazon.ca and Walmart.ca.