I am so peeved I had to come here right away to rate this product. I have wavy to curly hair that's thinning and I have been wanting to try this dryer in the hopes it would cut my hair drying time. I don't want to spend too much time drying my hair, time I could be spending with my kids. It didn't reduce anything, including frizz. In fact, I think it took longer than usual because of the crappy diffuser. I hate having to buy separate diffusers for my hair dryer and thought this diffuser looked pretty decent. It's smaller than the one I use and had pointy-er prongs but I wanted to give it a try. Using this was almost as bad as scrunching my hair with torn fingernails. My hair is a frizzy mess :o( Not to mention that it really hurt like hell when I accidentally used too much force to bring this up against my scalp. I also felt like the low setting blew too hard which is crucial when you're diffusing curly hair. I'm so mad because I don't have time to redo my hair before work tomorrow. I'll keep it if my diffuser works with it, otherwise it's going back. It's pretty sad that my "pistol" style conair with 1600 watts and that I've had for a few years is a much better dryer than this turned out to be >:o[
I bought this dryer based on the reviews on here! (This site is really starting to become my buying guide because the reviews are ALWAYS right!)
I am currently in cosmetology school, and we use high end blow dryers on clients and each other. I typically round brush my hair with a huge cricket round brush as I dry it, and then I go over the frizzy parts with a straightener. It takes me about 35 minutes to do all of that when I use my hair dryer at home, and at school it takes about 25 minutes.
After I used this blow dryer on the hot setting, it took me 20 minutes to round brush my hair dry ( 5 minutes if I don't use the round brush) and my hair was so smooth that I didn't need to go over it with a straightener! My hair is smooth, shiny, soft, and just beautiful after I use this! I normally have naturally curly hair that gets fried after blow dries so I am very impressed! I got this on sale at walmart for 24.98 and it came with a diffuser and a concentrator, so it was a great deal!
Count me in as another satisfied user of this hairdryer. My only regret was that my old dryer dropped dead and this one was not on sale at the same time but overall this haridryer is a gem. I love the power, ease of the rocker buttons and weight overall. Thanks MUA for another review that's right on the mark!
Actually the dryer I have is the new model RV644 Stylix. It is the model that is red and white (off-white).
My T3 blew and I needed another hair dryer fast. Pretty spoiled by the T3 but didn't really want to shell out the big bucks again. Came to MUA to check reviews and saw these for the RV544.
Couldn't find that model at my local Wal-Mart but they did have this. I believe this is the updated model of the aforementioned dryer.
For one who has owned the T3, this is a very, very comparable dryer. And can't beat the price. I believe I paid around $20-$25 for this model.
I won't purchase another T3, but I will most definately purchase another Revlon Tourmaline
I have never written a review for any product even though I am a diehard MakeupAlley lover, but I have to say this hairdryer is so good that I had to thank the other MUA member's for recommending it- I never would have bought it otherwise!I have blonde, very dry, overprocessed hair (I'm a natural brunette!) and usually have to use a million products just to get my hair smooth and not frizzy! After using this hairdryer my hair is soft, shiny and looks like I just stepped out of a salon!! I can't believe how well this hairdryer works and for only $21 (on sale at Rite-Aid!) I cannot stop touching my hair and feeling how soft it is- and all from a hairdryer! Who would have thought?!
I am in the minority here, but I am not impressed with this blow dryer and I wish I would have taken it back when I could.
I bought it based on the reviews here on MUA and because I needed a new dryer.
I have shoulder length very fine hair, so it doesn't take me a long time to dry, but my hair does have a tendency to get frizzy. With this dryer, I feel like my dry time has actually increased from my old Conair that died. The hot setting on this is cooler than the warm setting on my old dryer and maybe that is supposed to be better for your hair, but I like having the option of it begin hot.
Also, the low setting is still pretty high. I would like there to be a lighter one as I feel like it blows me away. And I do not feel like this gets my hair dry any faster.
It is also much louder than my old one.
The things that I have mentioned may be good for someone with thicker or longer hair, but for me, it is too cool and too powerful, even on the lowest setting. I am getting ready to order a Babyliss.
I bought this hairdryer a few months ago and really liked it but a few days ago the low setting stopped working and there were some sparks so I brought it back to Ulta. I exchanged it for the same hairdryer since I liked it and I'm hoping that the same thing doesn't happen again.
**edited 3/31/08: I exchanged the one that stopped working about a year ago and have been using the new one since then & love it!!!
This is a nice dryer, but it's no miracle. It's nicely lightweight and average in terms of noise. I found that it dried my hair 2-3 minutes faster, with no real difference in sleekness from my old Helen of Troy. I do like this dryer, and I'd recommend it if you're in the market for a new one, but no need to rush out and buy it otherwise.
I got this hair dryer from Ulta on sale.
Like other people have said, it really does cut drying time in half.
The problem is that it leaves my hair poofy!
It's very light weight but so noisy!
For my student budget now, this dryer is fine...but I will definitely invest in a more professional when I have the money.
UPDATE: Huge, huge update. I tried it again on day two. This time, I used it on the high setting the entire time sectioning my hair. This time my hair looks as salon perfect as a home blow dry can. I stand by my previous comment on how cheap looking this is, but with these results, who cares?
I was in CVS waiting for a perscription and spotted the last Revlong Tourmaline Ionic Hairdryer. I snatched it up as my hair has been really fried looking at the ends lately. So much so, I am seriously considering chopping off about 4 inches off mid-back length hair. I read so many great reviews here I thought this is it! So I tried this according to the directions in the box. 1. dry first on high heat 2. style section by section using the warm setting. Not only did it take about twice as long, the dryer is not that quiet as many other reviewers already noted, but my hair looks worse than usual. Frizzy and flat at the same time. So disappointed. Also, the dryer is made of this cheap looking plastic.