Hey people! Today I’m planning to review the last addition to my collection of hair dryers (yes, it is almost a collection :P), which is the Revlon 1875w Tourmaline Ionic Ceramic Travel Hair Dryer.
Yes, you read it correctly, it is a travel hair dryer, but I assure you that you can anytime use it as a regular one, it wouldn’t mind. 😀
So Let’s Get To The Review
Product name: 1875w Tourmaline Ionic Ceramic Travel Hair Dryer
Price: $38.54 right now
Cheapest place to buy: Amazon
Mark: 9.50 /10
A Short Summary Of My Review
Yes, you read well, it has dual voltage! I guess that solves a lot of problems now!
Anyway, it worked great both in Europe and America, to my huge relief (I was afraid it wouldn’t…). It comes with a diffuser (for curly hair especially), it’s really light and easy to carry around, it folds us really easily and to my surprise… it has several different speeds and temperatures. Just like regular blow dryers.
Except that it’s a travel one. And last but not least, it’s one of the cheapest travel dryers that I had, but…this doesn’t really see.
So summing up, I would give it a 9.50 out of 10. And that…that is really good for such a cheap hair dryer! 😀
I came across this blow dryer by chance…
…when I was looking for a necklace for my friend’s birthday. 😛
I had been looking at hair dryers a few days before, and…if you’re familiar with Amazon, you probably know that once you look for something, they will send you a lot of offers with similar stuff all the time.
So that’s how I found out about this dryer, because I had never heard about it before, from any single person. And when I asked some of my friends, they hadn’t heard about it either. Hmm…
Anyway, as I was kind of in need of a new blow dryer for my trip to Europe and… this one had most of the features I wanted, I decided to give it a shot. It had pretty good reviews, so…that convinced me. 🙂
I received very fast, in 2 days I think. The shipping was free, even though the total order wasn’t over $49, which is the price where they usually give you free shipping. I checked it out a few minutes ago and they still have that same free shipping, so I guess this is a sign! 😀
There Are 2 Drying Speeds, Not Just One
This is not the first “travel” hair dryer that I tried in my life, and even though they should have the same features as regular blow dryers (in my opinion…), they usually don’t.
Most of the times, they only have one speed and one temperature (which is usually too high and makes hair easier to damage), they don’t come with a diffuser and they don’t have as much power as normal hair dryers.
So considering this tool from Revlon is also a travel dryer, I didn’t expect miracles from it.
The good reviews convinced me to buy it, but if it didn’t do anything they said in those reviews…well, I wouldn’t have been surprised. 😛
The description on the website said it has 2 heat/speed settings and a cold shut button. And yes, it doesn’t lie.
The hair dryer does have these settings, including the cold shut button. Basically, this button reduces the heat and makes the air colder. So you will be able to blow dry your hair in a “healthier” manner, without any heat that could damage it.
From this point of view, I really like it and I don’t regret buying it.
The Dual Voltage Feature Isn’t A Lie
That was one of my biggest fears about this Revlon blow dryer after starting using it. It worked great here and I really loved that it didn’t blow dry my hair too much and too rough, but…there is a but.
It said to be dual voltage, but there was no way I could know if this was true or not. Believe me, I had a lot of hair dryers that claimed to be dual voltage in my life. And most of them were not. 🙁
I mean, they did work when I used them in Europe, but they worked really badly. Many of them made a really unpleasant noise, as if they were 10 years old. Plus that 75% of their power seemed to be gone, I can’t really understand how.
So I always had to buy a new blow dryer from that country where I was in…or to let my hair dry naturally, which wasn’t very pleasant in Norway, for example.
Anyway, this dryer from Revlon managed to impress me from this point of view. I told you, I was a bit nervous that I would have to get a new hair dryer but…it wasn’t the case. Once I plugged it in, it worked exactly as it did before, in the US. I was thrilled! 😀
Don’t imagine that if it worked the first time, I expected it to work the second time too. Nooo! I was as afraid as before when I used it the second time. I thought that maybe the first European use may have caused it just a little damage, not enough to destroy it from the first. But it would definitely destroy it from the second try.
And guess what? It wasn’t the case either now! In fact, every time I used it during my European trip it worked just like in America.
So honestly speaking, that is what I call dual voltage! That is what I want from a hair dryer that claims to have dual voltage! Not lower power, not unpleasant noise, but this. To work as well as it does in the US, that’s how they should all be, not just to claim to have this feature when they actually don’t… So from this point of view, all my praises for this hair dryer. 😀
It’s Really Light, So Perfect For Travelling
That was something I kind of expected, considering it’s a travel hair dryer after all. And to be honest, most of the “travel” blow dryers I had were lightweight, at least in comparison to regular ones.
Coming back to out story, Revlon’s tool is designed to fold in 2, so that it takes as little space as possible. It actually becomes all horizontal, so you don’t lose any space of your suitcase.
I told you, from this point of view, I’m really satisfied because it has a dual voltage that works really well and it’s extremely easy to carry around, no matter where you go. I think it has around the same dimensions as my hair straightener, which you can imagine that it’s not too big. 😛
So if you’re looking for a travel hair dryer, this Revlon tool is an item you can consider.
So Here Are The Does And Don’t 🙂
What I Liked
- It really takes very little space, because it can fold perfectly in 2 equal parts
- The dual voltage worked perfectly no matter in what country I was
- It comes with a diffuser, which is perfect for my curly hair because it prevents it from getting frizzy and it blow dries it really nicely
- Besides the 2 speeds available, there is a cold shot button, that lowers the temperatures a lot and it keeps the hair away from damage
- The price is pretty good for a travel dryer (plus that they ship it for free on Amazon)
What I Didn’t Like
- It is a bit noisier than regular hair dryers (but not noisier than most travel dryers)
- Maybe a few extra inches would be perfect
My Final Verdict – To Buy Or To Skip?
To buy, I say. Especially if you’re the kind of person that likes/ has to travel a lot and you can’t easily decide on what stuff to take with you. I am this kind of person, and this dryer saves me enough space for an extra pair of shoes or for a book.
However, the most important feature it has is the dual voltage, in my opinion. At least, that’s what I like best about it. It works just as well as in the US, it’s extremely light and you won’t even know you added it in your suitcase. That’s what happens to me, lol.
So if you need a travel blow dryer, I say this one is perfect. I saw a lot of people had good opinions about it on Amazon, and mine is really good too. After all, it does all the things I bought it for, so I can’t say I’m not satisfied.
So what do you think about this Revlon 1875w Tourmaline Ionic Ceramic Travel Hair Dryer? Would you buy it?