A Reverse-Air Dryer specifically designed to dry, stretch, smooth, and lengthen all hair types in HALF the time it usually takes to dry and flat iron. Plus, it doesn't damage the natural curl pattern of the hair and reduces heat exposure while also taming frizz and sealing in shine.
No one is more surprised by this wholehearted recommendation than me. I initially started testing the RevAir with extreme skepticism and disdain, fully expecting to use it and dismiss it instantly, thus relegating it to the already crowded Competition section of Wirecutter’s hair dryers guide.
For people with Type 3 or 4 curl patterns especially, this vacuum-like device is gentle on fragile strands and can cut down total drying time significantly. One tester, who usually requires two back-to-back appointments with a professional stylist at Drybar, now achieves similar drying and smoothing results in as little as 20 minutes.
These particular tools are not your average hair gadgets as they are the type of big-ticket items that professional hairstylists and men in the dog house are likely to buy. But if you do your own hair and you’re dedicated to the process, you’ll want only the best of the best. But are these tools the best?