Having natural hair is fun because, one day, you can rock a full-on 'fro, and the next, you can press your hair bone-straight. When using hot tools to blowdry or straighten natural hair, approaching cautiously is the general rule of thumb. See, hot tools are helpful but can cause temporary (or long-lasting) damage if done improperly or excessively. So when options that promise blow-dried curls with minimal damage make their way on the market, they're worth paying attention to.
I was intrigued by RevAir's claim to be a quicker way to straighter strands, so I put it to the test.
RevAir's dryer is unlike any device and is highly versatile for all hair types (including protective styles).
I have thick, type 3b hair that I heat style no more than three times a year—at most. I resort to air-drying for the majority of my styles, and if I need to accelerate the process, I use a diffuser. Blow drying my hair straight can take anywhere from 30 to 45 minutes based on how wet my hair is and how much time I have. When I am straightening my hair with a blow dryer and flat iron, that process can take up to three hours, depending on my hair's condition, schedule, and patience. Overall, I try to limit my heat use to avoid additional damage to my color-treated hair.
I pulled the wand away from my scalp and stretched out my hair. After seeing the third tension level results, I gradually worked my way up to the maximum tension and heat setting, where I saw the best results. While operating the dryer on the highest levels, the heat still felt lighter than your standard hot tool, and I didn't feel any steam or smell any burning. I felt confident to continue the process throughout my hair and completed all sections in 16 minutes.
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