Review of Sedu Revolution Tourmaline Ionic TGR 4000i Hair Dryer by slc
Worth every penny! I wish I had known about this years ago. I've never been able to duplicate a salon blowout at home, even though I've used all the same products. Now I know it's not the products, it's the tools! Here's my review of my drugstore dryer vs. Sedu Revolution, styled with no product just to see what the dryers alone could do. (I have long, fine, thick wavy hair that is color treated.)
Drugstore Dryer: Conair Ion (this is better than most other drugstore dryers I've owned)
Lightweight, but long and unwieldy. Awkward to maneuver. Concentrator nozzle too big -- allows lots of air to blow around on sections I'm not working on. Cool shot takes a long time to actually turn cool. I could get hair fairly straight, but had some frizz. Hair got stringy really fast -- had to brush often but went right back to stringy. No shine, rough texture. By day 2, waves were back plus frizzy & puffy.
Sedu Revolution 4000i: Comes with 2 concentrator nozzles -- one wider than the other. Both much smaller than drugstore version, so air stays where you want it. I use the smaller one. Nozzles fit tight -- won't fall off. It's heavier than the Conair, but honestly I haven't noticed any issues with weight. It's 1.4 pounds. Either I'm strong or it dries my hair so fast I don't have time to feel the weight. This dryer is short and compact. I love that! I can point it in any direction all around my head and it never feels awkward -- even in the back. Air flow is tremendous! I use low fan and low heat settings and it dries my hair fast. Usually two passes on a section will dry it.
Placement of buttons is fine for me. Haven't accidentally turned anything off or on, and I like the cool shot button placement because it's easy to reach. You have to press hard, so I haven't accidentally turned it on. Cool shot turns cool much faster than drugstore and it's colder air. Without product, hair was straight. Not 100% frizz-free, but maybe 90%. Hair was shiny, and so soft I could hardly keep my hands off it. Never got stringy -- hardly had to brush at all. By day 2, still straight and shiny, no frizz, no stringiness. Later blowouts w/ a leave-in conditioner eliminated frizz. I don't need any other heat tools -- this alone works great on my hair. Also recommend 100% boar bristle brush for my hair type.
I love, love, love this dryer and have no regrets about the cost. My hair looks so different -- it really looks like I just came from the salon all the time. I got it from Folica.com and they have a special now -- buy 2 items and get an additional 20% off. I bought a hairbrush and got both the dryer and brush for $138.