Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler ; Things to Know Before Buying

Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler review
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We are always trying to look for ways to save more of our precious time. ”Time is money”, so the saying goes.

have been debating whether or not this Revlon One-step hair dryer and styler is for you? Are you ready to pitch your old regular hair dryer?

Before you do anything crazy, I want to help you make an informed decision. 

In this post, we are going to talk about what you can realistically expect from the Revlon one step hair dryer. What type of hair it’s most useful for. As well how to make the most of the heat settings.

What is the Revlon one-step dryer and volumizer?

First things first,  the word ”hair dryer” is deceptive. This is, in reality a hot air brush. 

Revlon has produced 3 different styles of hot air brushes. (one-step dryers) I love my hot air brush; it's a lifesaver. However, you need to know what it can actually do. How, to use it, and how to get the most from it.

Another reason for the name “dryer” is deceiving is it's not really intended for wet hair. It's advertising suggests that due to the low wattage you can use it near the scalp without the risk of burn.

Ideally, you should only use the Revlon one-step dryer on damp hair. You’ll want to towel dry before you start.  The best and fastest way to do this,is with a microfiber towel. You don't want to roughly dry the hair with the towel; it's better to wrap up your hair like a movie star for a few minutes while you ready yourself.

The hair is at its most fragile state when it's wet. So you need to treat your hair gently while wet. Also, it's best to brush and detangle your hair before you even shower, so that you will not be doing this with your Revlon one step dyer.

Fun fact:

Helen of Troy manufactures REVLON One Step Volumizer Hot Air Brush, and all of Revlon Hair Tools

Features of the Revlon one-step dryer and volumizer

  • 2 colors (pink and mint)
  • Weight 1.8 pounds
  • Nylon Pin & Tufted Bristles for detangling
  • Unique Oval Design for Smoothing the Hair, Creating Volume. 
  • 1100-Watt power provides just the right heat. Unlike conventional hair dryers, this volumizer can be placed closer to the scalp for lift. 
  • 3 Heat/Speed Settings for Styling Flexibility
  • Built with a genuine ION generator to promote faster drying and create styles full of shinier and healthier-looking hair. 
  • Ceramic Coating which helps protect hair from over-styling with even heat distribution that penetrates hair quickly and dries from the inside out
  • NEW: Safety First: The Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer meets U.S. safety requirements and proudly features the ETL Certification seal (look for the ‘test’ button on the plug which is required for all hair dryers in the U.S.) Also, look for the BLACK base which has extra VENTs for cooler operating.
  • 4-year limited warranty. 
  • Non-detachable brush head
  • REVLON One Step Unit is designed for 120V USA outlets ONLY. Do NOT use a Voltage Converter as it will damage the Unit. If you need 220V or for other counties – please check Amazon in the country for the correct voltage and plug.

Does it dry faster than a regular blow dryer?

In a word No. If you decide to dry your wet hair.  It may take longer than usual to dry your hair if you have thick or unusually long hair.

Let's illustrate what kind of blowing power you get with this dryer. 
When you think of a powerful hairdryer does a hotel hairdryer come to mind?  Not really. That is precisely the same wattage coming from the Revlon one-step dryer and volumizer. They do have another thing in common.  Their fun travel size.

Unfortunately, some people have commented on how they started off satisfied with their dryer only later to realize that hair had been damaged after only a few months of use.

So the Revlon one-step dryer is more powerful than a traditional 500 watt hot air brush.  Do watts matter? Read our article: 16 Best Fine Hair Blow Dryers for more information.

Let me illustrate the unique oval shape, the round brush pictured below is 2”.  The larger the round brush the less curl pattern you will get. As its name suggests it’s for giving you lift at the scalp (volume) and a slight bend to the rest of the hair. If you are looking for something that will give more curl pattern. You may prefer to try round hot air brush

Just as different brushes give you different results. The same Is true with hot air brushes.

As warning on over brushing. Brushing causes friction on hair, leading to cuticle damage and breakage, which makes hair lusterless and frizzy. Brush your hair minimally (only to detangle or style) -CNN

How to use the heat settings

There are several factors to keep in mind

Remember always to use a heat protection product

Damp hair drying is preferred over drying wet hair.

Choose the lowest heat setting possible to achieve results. 

High- high heat should be used with caution. This is good to use briefly and the end of your session to smooth a and shine.
Low- the preferred setting for most hair types.

Cool (this is like the cool shot button on your regular hair dryer) After you have smoothed out the hair and given it some shape set the shape and close the cuticle with the cold air setting.

In conclusion 

The Revlon one-step dryer and volumizer lightweight, compact design make it an ideal traveling companion. I Travel all the time with my Hot Air Brush Dryer instead of a regular hair dryer.

And The occasional full blowout for your hair shouldn't be a problem. Precaution should be taken in blow drying wet hair. Try to use it on damp hair only. Long-term damage results from treating wet hair harshly by the pulling motion of the brush and high heat settings. Additionally, Avoid over brushing.

I really hope you enjoy using your new favorite one-step dryer. And that you understand more fully what it's potential really is.

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4 thoughts on “Revlon One-Step Hair Dryer and Styler ; Things to Know Before Buying”

    • Dear Ahn

      Thank you for your great question!

      Most people find it best to get a protective bag or case. You can also but it in a sock and roll in in some of your clothes.

      I hope you will find this helpful. 🙂

    • Thank you Ellen for your excellent question.

      It is slightly larger than a 2” round brush.

      So with that in mind if your hair is cut in a bob shape and is at least chin length I would say yes.

      If however your hair is short layers you may struggle with it. You may find it easier to use a paddle brush style or smaller round hot air brush.

      Hope this helps 🙂


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Stephanie, a native Floridian, has spent the majority of her 25 year career as a licensed Professional in the Hair industry, specializing in Chemical Processing and Curly Hair cutting.

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