The big styling news of this year undoubtedly the Dyson Airwrap. The revolutionary hair tool, which was six years in the making, dominated headlines with its airflow technology and versatile attachments, but at £399.99 for the most inexpensive model, it was out of budget for many.
However, there is another, much more affordable wand that’s been around for a while, and has slowly but surely building up a reputation for excellence – so much so that Elle reports that it’s risen to the top of Amazon’s bestseller list.
The product in question? Revlon’s Pro Collection Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumiser, which has more than 2,000 glowing reviews online, and retails for just £37.
The one-step dryer has a unique oval brush design, which simultaneously delivers volume and shine to locks, for salon-style blow dries at home. Thanks to its ionic technology, ‘negative ions saturate the airflow to reduce the size of water droplets for faster drying’ – helping to condition and smooth hair while reducing frizz and static.
Reviewers say that the purchase has completely overhauled their beauty regime, and can’t believe how brilliant the results are.
‘This is truly the greatest thing since sliced bread!!’ one exclaimed. ‘I’ve put off buying something like this for years, but finally I gave in with a great deal of trepidation. I shouldn’t have waited so long! I mean it cut my hair drying time in HALF and it’s SO super easy to use. My hair looks so much better than when I round brush it with a regular hair dryer bc the oval shape gives me better angles to use. I get the pull I need on my hair without completely burning out my biceps.’
‘This is my far the BEST hair tool ive ever had,’ another agreed. ‘Every time i try to use something like this, it pulls my hair and hurts. This was AMAZING. Even wet hair, it didnt snag or pull. I have short chin length hair and it was PERFECT. Im so happy i have this now!’
Before you go thinking it’s too good to be true, there are also a handful of negative notes on the listing, with some saying that their purchase didn’t last as long as they’d hoped – so be sure to test your wand when it arrives to ensure that it’s the genuine article, and contact Amazon’s customer service department if you have any issues.
But if you’re looking for a quick, inexpensive way to style your hair and add height and shine, the rest of the reviews – more than 75 per cent of which are positive – say that you could do a lot worse…