The RevAir hair dryer SUCKS,..in a GOOD way! RevAir means “reverse air.” It doesn’t blow hot hair onto the surface of your hair. It gently pulls sections of hair into a tube circulating air around the strands to them, and then straighten even the kinkiest, curliest, frizziest hair Kim Kardashian straight.
How RevAir Works
This is a truly revolutionary way to think about hair dryers. RevAir reverse-air literally sucks your hair into the barrel, and then moves the heat in the natural direction of your hairs’ cuticles, helping to smooth it.
You won’t feel it, but the tension of your hair inside the barrel and the air around the hair, actually does the straightening, holding your hair straighter than you can do with only with a brush and a traditional hair dryer.
Using the tube also eliminates any potential for additional damage from pulling and brush bristles.
Dries Hair Fast:
Since your hair is completely surrounded by the heated air inside the RevAir tube, it dries it fast, with less heat. This is also a big bonus.
You can dry and straighten sections of your hair in about 45 seconds per section. My hair is long, and thick and hard to dry, so it took about 55 seconds. After the section of hair is straight out of the tube, you can “seal” it with a cool shot by simply turning off the heat.
Safe and Easy:
Nice too, are the 3 temperature settings and 7 tension settings (I started at two and went only up to five). Even on the high settings, you’re using only about 800 watts which is less than half of the average blow dryer, and you’re using it for less time.
The get a grip holder is a heavy metal piece that lets you store the RevAir while it is still operating, so you can section off a piece of hair, answer the phone, etc.
I also was a bit anxious about stuffing my long and thick hair into the tube, but it sort of just flows in as you feed it near the tube. It was easy, and not at all intimidating. In fact, it was kind of FUN!
In my test I didn’t use any conditioner or extra styling products, to see how well it did without them. You can see the before and after results in my photos below. You can use conditioenrs and oils with “slip.” Avoid mousse or sticky products until after your hair is dry.
missing from this photo: 7 ft. hose & metal wand holderWhen I first saw all the components of the RevAir I worried that it would be hard to assemble and understand how to use it, but the directions are super easy,
Assembly took less than a minute, and there are tags on each piece so you know what it is and where to put it.
What’s in the Box:
My unit (and I am assuming everyone’s) arrives in a soft-sided “hamper” with handles in which to store your RevAir. To help you store it more efficiently, the electrical cord fits coiled into a well in the base.
The long hose can also be coiled around the unit for storage, wrapped around the base twice going clockwise. You secure the wand on a docking hook on the side of the base unit secured by grooves on the side.
Here’s what I received in the box:
Heat Producing Wand; Base Unit; 7 Foot Hose
2 Flat Elastic Hair Ties; Quick Start Guide; Operation Manual; Warranty Card
GET A GRIP Wand Holder; UP & ATOMIZER Spray Bottle; UP FOR GRABS Sectioning Clips
IThere are almost no downside to using RevAir due to the amazing results, but there are a few:
For starters, it’s pricey at $448. You can get hair dryers a whole lot cheaper than the RevAir, but they will never do what RevAir can do.
If you live in a small space know that RevAir takes up a lot of room. It’s bulky and fairly heavy.
The company claims that the unit will fit on most bathroom counters or vanities but even coiled up, it’s still a lot bigger than a traditional hair dryer.
The actual size is closer to that of a small vacuum cleaner. I leave my RevAir in the tote box it arrived in,s tored in a closet. When I want to use it I have to lug it to another room.
It takes almost no time to dry hair and make it super straight but getting the front of the tube close to my scalp got tiring. So I still used a traditional hair dryer to dry the rest of the roots so they wouldn’t frizz.
You won’t have to use the RevAir for long to dry even a thick head of long hair like mine, but it is somewhat noisy, I wouldn’t use it near a sleeping spouse, or baby!
The Bottom Line:
I have reviewed dozens and dozens of hair tools in my work on advicesisters.com and nothing, absolutely nothing, comes close to doing what the RefvAir can do.
This is a revolutionary concept and a unique way to dry and straighten hair.
If your hair is fried from using flat irons, and you want something that straightens like you’ve always dreamed us, RevAir will do it faster and more efficiently than you ever thought possible. Even during a totally humid (think Amazon rainforest) type day, my hair stayed reasonably straight.
For additional curl at the ends, you can use a styling tool.
RevAir is fun, easy and almost effortless. For those who have difficulty straightening their kinky, curly or wavy hair, this is a minor miracle.