What You Should Know About The Revlon Hair Dryer Brush

Probably one of the greatest innovations in beauty is the round brush blow dryer. Gone are the days where you clumsily blow-dry your hair with one hand and brush through your hair with the other. Now you can use the same tool to dry, brush, and style your hair simultaneously. But with so many blow dryer brushes out there, it can be challenging to know which one you should buy.

One brush that has gone viral on TikTok and is a favorite among customers is the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer. The best part is that it's one of the most affordable round brush hair dryers on the market. While the Revlon brush is $60 on the company's website, it is available for $35 at several places like Bed Bath & Beyond. According to Parade, the Revlon brush features an oval barrel with beveled edges. One side of the brush smoothes the hair, while the other provides volume. The barrel's unique shape also allows the brush to be placed much closer to the root than other similar hot air brushes, which provides added lift. The Revlon brush has low and high air settings that are heated, as well as a cool setting. The brush's bristles are made of nylon and have ionic technology (via Target).

The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer is a stand-out product

Listed as the overall best hair dryer brush by Good Housekeeping, the paddle brush's innovative design smoothes and volumizes hair simultaneously. The brush gives a frizz-free finish and works on even the thickest hair textures. Byrdie lists the Revlon brush as the best budget option, citing the oval barrel and rounded beveled edges as winning features. The beveled edges help provide volume at the roots and give body to the rest of your hair. The handle is thicker, though, making it a bit cumbersome to hold for those with smaller hands. Good Housekeeping also warned that the brush could get too hot when using the heated settings.

That's why it's important to towel-dry your hair and wait until it's just damp before styling it with the brush, per Glamour. As is the case with any heated styling tool, using the device on soaking wet hair can cause more hair damage. Once the hair is mainly dry, apply a heat protectant spray to your hair and separate your hair into sections. Southern Living recommends Bumble and bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Heat & UV Protective Primer or Briogeo Farewell Frizz Blow Dry Perfection Heat Protectant Cream. Then use the brush to dry and style your hair starting with the bottom section and working your way to the top layers. The result is a blow-out style that looks like you came straight out of a hair salon.

Other Revlon blow dryer brushes that give volume

For those with damaged hair, the good news is that Revlon has released an updated version of their popular hair dryer brush -– Revlon One-Step Volumizer Plus. According to Southern Living, this new brush has ceramic-titanium tourmaline technology, which helps prevent heat damage, as well as charcoal-infused bristles, which absorb excess oil and leave a silky, smooth finish. There are four settings: low, medium, high, and cool. The medium option works great for those who want to protect their hair from heat damage, but are looking for the same quick-drying time as the original.

The 2.4-inch barrel is also smaller than the original's 4.25-inch barrel, which is especially great for those with short and/or thin hair. Testers at Byrdie still prefer the original Revlon dryer brush to the new version, but noted that the detachable head on the latest version makes it a travel-friendly option. For those looking to style their bangs, the new Revlon One-Step 1-½" Root Booster Round Brush Dryer & Styler is perfect for styling them. They will give your bangs a lift so you can rock those fluffy curtain bangs that are trending now (via Ulta). If your mind is blown by the thought of being able to use just one hand to brush and style your hair while drying it, then consider trying the Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer. The results may just blow you away and give your hair a salon-quality blowout at the same time.