Revlon • RV544 Tourmaline Ionic Hairdryer • Hair Styling Tools
|Would buy this product again.||68%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I've never owned a hair dryer in my life. I have long, average-thickness, fine, curly hair. I've always air-dried it, but now that it's getting longer, it takes forever to dry. I'll wash it at 6:00 in the morning and it won't even be dry by 9:00. So, I decided to invest in a hair dryer. The Revlon Tourmaline comes with a diffuser, which is what people with curly hair should use (to prevent direct heat). I'm SO happy I made this purchase, because this gets my hair dry in 25 minutes (still longer than I'd like, but much better than 3 hours), AND it gives it great body and shine! My curls are livelier than ever, and never frizzy.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
have been very pleased with the amount of time saved while drying my hair with this blow dryer... i have very thick hair with some natural wave in it. this cuts down the length of time it use to take me to blow dry my hair by more than half! i noticed immediately.. used my old dryer last week when i was at a friends and was sooooo frustrated with the little amount of air used .... this dryer has a lot of air coming out and this helps dry my hair so fast i think
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
oh here it goes....this is without a DOUBT the BEST hairdryer i have ever owned and trust me i have owned a lot. I bought in in Walmart about 3 weeks ago without reading reviews on it and every day it amazes me what it does. I dry my hair in half the time and the best part is how awesome my hair looks after...usually when i wear my hair straight i would have to run a hair straightener thru my hair after i dry it..well not anymore...my hair is so smooth and frizz free it is amazinggggggggggggggg! Even the next day it still looks great and also, less static which is even more awesome..i can wear scarves again!!
The negative reviews some people are writing about this dryer amaze me cause i just dont get it. some people say it breaks after a year but for 20 bucks?? who cares! id buy another one if it broke in 6 months! I literally have been telling everyone about this dryer. I even told my friends i wold give them their 20 bucks back if they didnt like it....this is a must have for everybody!!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Olive, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
Well, my mom's old hair dryer was getting pretty old. We went to Ulta and bought this hair blow dryer. I fell in love with it! Only $25 at Ulta!!!
At first when I dried my hair straight, I did have some frizz, but my hair relaxes after a few minutes .I used to use some crappy blow dryer and then straighten it which is dumb since I have straight hair.
This leaves your hair light weight and soft. It's not too loud, but it's not as quiet. The hot is too hot for me oddly, but there's luckily a warm setting. It's not too heavy. My arms usually get tired and this definitely didn't tire me. Overall, this blow dryer is really good and inexpensive!
UPDATE(6/6/2012): It's no longer frizzy because I use a different heat portectant. I used to use the Aussie one and it made my hair really rough and frizzy!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Brown
If you would've asked me 3 weeks ago to review this I would've given it full stars. However, after a year of use it started to breakdown completely. Now it turns on when it wants to, stops in the middle of my blow-dry 7-10 times! I had purchased the travel one because I travel a lot and for the travel one it refuses to start off in the high setting, it starts off in low and then randomly switches to high heat when it's ready. Both of them with personality disorders and I've used them on multiple plugs so I know it's not the plug.
On the positive, if you have thin fine hair this dryer does the trick, but if you have thick coarse hair that needs a lot of heat to straighten look somewhere else.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Mine was a piece of junk. the nozzle would not stay on whatsoever so although I straighten my hair I was never able to use the nozzle to do so. Plus took forever to dry. Many of the same complaints the other one lippy reviews. Just was way underwhelmed with this purchase Just purchased a T3 for not too much more than i paid for this and the difference is huge!!! My hair is now silkly after a blowout & it took half the time. Really sorry I wanted so long to switch.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Dark, Warm Hair: Brown, Relaxed Eyes: Brown
Creates a lot of body and volume to my hair. I would purchase a different brand of blow dryer after this one dies on me, but for now it gets the job done. Love it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I never thought I would be writing a review for a hairdryer, but here I am! This hairdryer is awesome and needs to be praised in a review! My 6 year old dryer died (a Revlon one as well) so I went searching for a new one. I did a Google search and an online Consumer Report rated this in the top 3, even against the $200 professional dryers out there. Plus it was like $27 at Ulta so I was sold. It comes with 2 attachments---a diffuser and a nozzle. I haven't tried either but if you are a person that requires a dryer that comes with these, it does.
What it claims:
-decreases blow dry time
-leaves your hair shiny and smooth
What I found:
-For me, it took just as long to dry my hair if not a few minutes longer. No big deal, but definitely didn't reduce time.
-It weighs slightly less than my previous (6 year old) dryer. I have a feeling most dryers probably weigh less nowadays as compared to older models. It didn't wow me with it's lightness.
-As for noise, it's average. No more, no less than any other dryer.
-Now for the kicker....the smoothness and shine of my hair!!!! YES YES YES! This actually made me say "wow!" out loud after I was done. I have course, very wavy, thick hair. This sucker got my hair smooth! I still need to use a flat iron afterward but my hair is nowhere near the poof that it was in the past after drying. I definitely recommend this to others!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Black, Straight Eyes: Brown
This review will pit the T3 Featherweight (full size, not travel size) against the Revlon RV544 Ionic Tourmaline (which is a dupe for it). I actually ended up with TWO brand new Revlon's (long story) so decided to try them both out against a brand new T3.
T3 is a tiny bit quieter on the "High" setting than Revlon on the "High" setting. It is only imperceptibly quieter on the "low" setting than Revlon, so T3 wins for quietness but only by the *tiniest bit*.
Weight: On a scale, the T3 weighs 1 lb; heavier than either of the the Revlons which consistently weighed 0.8 lb each. I can tell by holding them a short time, that the Revlon is lighter so I was not surprised this was the case when put on the scales. Incidentally, I weighed the dryer itself with its nozzle attachment (not diffuser attachment) with the cord hanging off the scale. I did not weigh the entire product which would also include the cord and plug.
Dry time is for very long, thick, layered hair (Longest point is just beyond bra strap. Tresemme Heat protectant sprayed in prior to drying unless otherwise noted. No other products used until after blow drying):
1) 17 min 29 seconds. (blow hair straight)
2) 24 min 30 seconds (approx) Blow out with curling
3) 18 min 14 (approx) Blow out with curling
Dry time with Revlon #1:
1) 17 min 14 seconds. (but I forgot to put on the heat protectant though - hair blow straight)
2) 18 min 28 seconds (Blow out with curling)
compared with Revlon #2
1) 17 min 29 seconds (Blow out with curling)
2) 19 min (Blow out with curling, but rolled 1st layer under this time so it took longer as I'm not used to that)
Overall impressions: Several times during my first hairdry with the T3, I turned off the dryer accidentally due to the placement and size of the buttons. This dryer gets VERY hot, so much so that I could simply not tolerate it for long periods of time on the "high" setting. Even in the wintertime, with the window open and the bathroom door open, I was breaking out in a sweat (and I *like* hot weather!). Anyway, the fact that the T3 gets so uncomfortablely hot may have contributed to its slower dry time when compared to the Revlons. I cannot imagine using the T3 in the summertime when it is hot; right now is the dead of winter!!
Although the Revlon puts the buttons in the same location as the T3, the buttons are "flatter" and I did not have the problem of accidentally turning it off as I did with the T3. Other impressions: The T3 has a very long cord; about 2 feet longer than the Revlon; I can see how some folks would like this feature although I don't need such a long cord. The Revlon comes with both the nozzle and a diffuser attachment included which I love. Although the T3 comes with a nozzle, you need to separately purchase the diffuser attachment. I think it runs for approx $25 more.
My personal pick:
Revlon RV544. On my hair, it does a better, FASTER job. It is 20% lighter than the T3, easier for me to use as I don't keep shutting it off accidentally, and it does not get uncomfortably hot - all of which are true of the T3. Also, it is $170 less than the T3, although I happened to get both of these products for free from ULTA, thus price was not the issue. I chose the Revlon because it works better for me, not because it is cheaper.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
for the money, this hairdryer is ahhhmazing. i got it on amazon for about $17 which is dirt cheap, and i absolutely love it. my old hair dryer left my hair fried and crispy, but this hair dryer left my hair silky soft and frizz free. and it dries my hair SO quickly. i used the diffuser on my long curly hair and i was dry in five minutes. i cant justify spending hundreds of dollars on a professional blow dryer, as far as im concerned this hair dryer does just as good of a job. i love it! buy it! you wont regret it
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Bought this when my old Solia started to die. Thought I would save some money and it has generally good reviews on MUA. Can't say I love it, although most people seem to. I have really thick, coarse, short hair. For some reason, it felt like it took longer to dry and I didn't think it did a great job of straightening/smoothing. I've decided to get an Elchim, which my hairdresser uses. Oh well, at least it didn't cost too much.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Revlon RV544 Tourmaline Ionic Hairdryer:
Pros: Got mine at Ulta for under $30 plus I had a 20% off coupon that took the price down even lower off of the normally $27.99 price tag. 1875 watts dried my hair fast without frying it. Comes with a concentrator nozzle and diffuser (haven't used diffuser yet since I normally style my hair straight). It feels really light - I have carpal tunnel in both hands and this hair dryer did not wear me out like most do.
Cons: I wish the heat settings were a little different the medium setting truly doesn't do anything for me. Other than that I think this is a great buy and would repurchase again, I just hope I don't have to for a while!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This is honestly the WORST hairdryer I have ever owned!!!
There are 2 heat settings - Warm and Hot. Neither of them get very hot and I need HEAT to straighten my hair. The Cold button does get cold, which is nice. There are 2 speeds - Slow and Fast. Slow is way too slow to do anything of value.
It is lightweight and somewhat quiet, those are the only 2 positives I can find.
I wasted $30 on this thing and cannot return it since I threw out the box accidentally. :(
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
I purchased this to replace my Conair Ionic dryer, which was both noisy and heavy. So far so good! It's lightweight, relatively quiet, dries my hair much quicker, and leaves my hair smooth, shiny, and healthy-looking. I have waist-length asian hair, btw. I've been looking for a dryer with a tourmaline element and chose this one based on a Good Housekeeping article that said that the Revlon RV544 outperformed T3 dryers in tests. And the price was right at about $30 (tax and shipping included) from Amazon.com. Oh, and it also comes with concentrator and diffuser attachments.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
i got this hair dryer for christmas because my old one was basically on the verge of death, and i hate it so much. i have really tame, nice, easy hair, and this pos just gives me a ton of flyaways.
also, my long hair gets sucked into the back of it every time i use it. it hurts really badly and there's really no way to prevent it from happening without cutting my hair, so i'm stuck there as well.
as for pros, it's lightweight and it dries my hair really quickly, it just looks like crap afterward. i've never had to fix my hair before using this dryer, lol. i can't really return it either because we don't have the box anymore and my mom would say i'm being dramatic, but this makes my hair look SO awful, i'll probably lie and say it broke or something and buy myself a better one in a few months.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I'm not sure I can describe how much I dislike this hairdryer. This was an emergency purchase at CVS one morning when my old dryer finally quit. I knew the end was near so I had been doing hairdryer research and thought this one looked ok. Plus, the price was right.
The first time I used this I singed off a chunk of my hair. I'm sure it was partially my fault since I didn't use the concentrator nozzle. However, I never used it with my old dryer and never had a problem so I didn't think to use it.
My old dryer (also a cheap CVS purchase) left me with decently straight, smooth hair. I could just blow dry with a big round brush and go. With this dryer I need to use a flat iron or curling iron to help tame the flyaways and straighten things out.
The hot is too hot and the warm is not warm enough. I have very thick, wavy hair and these settings just don't work for me.
I dread fixing my hair with this thing.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Very Dry, Tan Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I'm a bit disappointed with this blow dryer. I expected a lot more due to the positive reviews here. I have very thin, semi-textured hair that is easy to straighten. I wanted something that would help decrease frizz and blow drying time. The only positive thing about this blow dryer is that it decreases frizz a bit. I normally have frizz especially after blow drying and this decreases it by about 30% so I have to give this dryer 3 points despite the many things I hate about it. It is actually a lot heavier than my previous cheap Vidal Sassoon blow dryer, less ergonomic, and it's about as loud. I don't like the fact that there's only two heat settings and two speed settings..high and low..what happened to medium? When I use the speed on high regardless of the heat setting, it dries my hair super fast but leaves my ends tangled which never happens to me with other blow dryers. Even my boyfriend noticed the tangling. I thought it was just my shampoo, conditioner, or leave-in that wasn't compatible with this and causing the tangling but I experienced the same results after using other products. If I don't want the tangled ends, I am forced to use the low speed which is too low for me and doesn't help decrease drying time. I take about the same amount of time drying with my other dryer. The high heat gets very hot though so if that's what you are looking for, you might want to try this. I would not repurchase this but it would probably work a lot better on the right person. Maybe people with very coarse, curly, thick hair types.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Lightweight, dries my hair in literally half the time as previous dryers, and my hair is smoother. Others have complained that this dryer is loud, but it seems fine to me; it's actually quieter than my previous dryers. The only thing that I can find fault with is the positioning of the hot/warm button -- it's right where my thumb wants to be, so I often inadvertently change the heat setting to warm from hot. However, given all the positives (and the price! $26 at amazon.com), I can live with this one negative.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I LOVE this hairdryer. Not only does it take my mega thick hair only around 5 minutes to dry it, it seems to be working on preventing any new split ends and looks much shinier. I was skeptical about a dryer working so well but for those like myself who have mega-thick hair and always dread drying it, this is the answer. I almost look forward to it now. I have actually used 2 hairdryers at the same time before and this is almost an equivalent to that!! This is quite lightweight and I didn't consider it to be louder than my last hairdryer. GREAT. I purchased it at Ulta for around 25.00 (with coupon) plus tax. Great product.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Brown
This hair dryer took forever to dry my hair and really did not impress me at all. Afterwards my hair was all stringy and not smooth at all.
I have long, thick hair so maybe I am in the minority but I hated this thing! I returned it. The price is great though, so if you are looking for a cheap hair dryer that does a half-ass job this is it.