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My Review: Revlon 1875w Tourmaline Ionic Ceramic Travel Hair Dryer

 

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

Producer: Revlon

Price: $38.54 right now

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon

Mark: 9.50 /10

 

A Short Summary Of My Review


I bought this dryer 3 weeks ago because I had to travel to Europe and I didn’t have any tool nearby that I could take with me. Thanks to its dual voltage feature, it was perfect.

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! 😀

Click here to get a discount for this hair dryer on Amazon

 

 

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

 

Click here to get a discount for this hair dryer on Amazon

 

 

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?

Let me know your opinion by writing a comment below. Ashley 😀

My Review: Hot Tools Supertool 2″ Curling Iron Multi Heat Control

 

My Review: Hot Tools Supertool 2" Curling Iron Multi Heat ControlHello everyone, I apologize for not posting anything for years! It’s been a very busy period in my life (yeah, I know I also said this last time but…) but I hope I’m through with it! 😀

So in this post I want to tell you about my last acquisition, a pretty cool curling tool called Hot Tools Supertool 2 Curling Iron Multi Heat Control.

I bought this styling tool a few weeks ago because I really needed a curling iron, as my old one (finally :P) got broken. Yeah, I guess it was about time… I’ll write a review about that one too one day, but for now…let’s focus on the Supertool Curling Iron.

Product name: Supertool 2″ Curling Iron with Multi-Heat Control

Producer: Hot Tools

Price: $34.78 right now

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon

Mark: 9.00 /10

 

Okay, so now I want to tell you exactly what I liked and what I didn’t like about this product, because there are a lot to say, believe me. 😀

Before I start with this, I should mention that I received this tools as a gift, I didn’t buy it for myself (I would have probably chosen something else, but… 😛 ). Anyway, here are the does and don’ts.

PROs

  • After about 2 weeks of use (weekly use, not daily) I’m pretty satisfied with how it curls my hair because it doesn’t make it frizzy or dry. I mean that it remains soft even the next days, although I would have expected it to get frizzy the next morning

  • Works pretty good on thick hair too, mine is pretty thick now and this tool still made its job

  • I have the 2″ version, but there are 6 other sizes, according to your hair’s length and thickness, so you don’t have to choose a standard one

  • It has a pretty good temperature range, up to 430 Fahrenheit or 220 Celsius. Plus that it gets hot really really fast, I have to wait about 10 seconds

  • I also like that it’s pretty light. I don’t know about the other versions, but the 2″ one that I have isn’t heavy at all

  • It has a one year warranty, but I don’t think there are serious chances that it gets broken in such a short period

  • I had no idea how much it cost (I said before, I got it as a gift), but I would have said it about…$45. As it has pretty nice qualities. But I was surprised to see it was $10 less, so I guess the price is really good on Amazon. Plus that I noticed it’s the cheapest place for this tool

  • You can buy it even if you’re not from the US, as it can be shipped internationally

CONs

  • I absolutely hate the package! To me it looks like a very cheap toy made in China. You’re probably making fun of me right now, but that’s how it seems to me…I would definitely change it if I were the producer

  • From what I know (and I hope I’m not wrong because I don’t want to deceive you) it’s not dual voltage, so it can only be used in America, not in Europe or Australia

  • No automatic shut off button, which can be pretty bad if you tend to forget styling tools on 😛

  • It’s not made of ceramic (which is the best fabric for styling tools, as it protects hair best of all)

That’s basically my general opinion about this curling tool, which is a pretty cool product but of course that is also has enough downsides. Here’s where you can get it from: the first product is the 2″ version that I have, and the other are some of the other 7 ones.



 But if you want even more details about my experience with it, well…here they come! 🙂

 

So, let’s get to the real review


Like I said in the beginning, I got this Supertool Curling Iron as a gift from a friend who knew I was about to get another curling tool. I can’t say it was a huge “luck”, as I would have probably bought a more professional one myself, but…this one is a gift so I’m pretty satisfied with it.

Just to make things clear, this friend of mine doesn’t know about my blog, that’s why I allowed myself to tell my “honest” opinion about the curling too I got. 😛

Anyway, now I want to give you a bit more details about what this tool offers and whether it would be suitable for your hair or not. Stay tuned! 😀

 

The most important question: Does it make good curls or not?


Yeah, it does!

I was surprised of this myself, as this product isn’t the best I’ve tried in my life, and because of its pretty big number of downsides I didn’t really consider it quite a “must try”.

But asking myself if “Does it make good curls?”, the answer is absolutely yes!

Just take a look at this picture.

It’s true that I have naturally curly hair so it always remains curly after using any curler in the world, but it generally gets frizzy the next morning… And the curls don’t remain as fixed and as good looking when I wake up the following day.

But with this curler, it seems like my problem disappeared completely!

My hair doesn’t get frizzy in the morning, and the curls’ pattern remains pretty much the same. So it’s not like I have to re-curl my hair every day, it stays in good shape until I wash it.

Believe me that I wouldn’t praise it if I haven’t had any reason, it’s not my favorite tool at all, but… when it comes to the curls it makes, I can only praise it.

 

What size should I get?


I told you before that there are 7 options available, based on the tools’ size: 1″, 1 1/2″, 1-1/4″, 1/2″, 2″ (the one I have), 3/8″ and 5/8″.

Now what is the difference between these 7 sizes?

It’s about which would be best for your hair. The sizes are made according to hair length and thickness.

The smaller dimensions this tool has, the more proper it is for shorter hair. To make it easier to understand, if you have short hair (like shoulder- length), I guess the 1″ is the best choice for you.  On the other hand, if you have thick, long hair, the 2″ is probably what you need.

That’s kind of the mechanism. And from what I know, you can also message Amazon before buying it and ask them what size they would recommend. Yeah, I know that Amazon staff’s strong point isn’t probably hair issues, but you can try. 😉

 

Gets heated up really fast…


My Review: Hot Tools Supertool 2" Curling Iron Multi Heat ControlYeah, here I have to admit that I was extremely impressed by this tool, especially because it’s not a flat iron…I wouldn’t have been surprised to see a flat iron that gets hot in 10 seconds, but with curling tools it’s different.

So I have to praise it for this.

The temperature range is also more than you actually need, I mean no girl would curl her hair at 430 F, isn’t it so? Well, at least I wouldn’t and I don’t know anyone who would…

So it’s important to know that the temperature range is between 280-430 F, which is about 140-220 C. These temperatures perfect for anyone, no matter how loose or not loose you want your curls to be.

 

…but I wish it was made of ceramic 🙁


That’s probably the biggest complaint I have about this curler, besides the package of course. 😀

My Review: Hot Tools Supertool 2" Curling Iron Multi Heat ControlNow, using styling tools on your hair isn’t good at all, you probably know this because everyone says it. And it’s true. We sometimes have a great alternative because there are more and more ceramic tools, that offer a pretty good protection so the hair doesn’t get very damaged.

But tools that don’t have ceramic protection will, at one point, damage your hair. That’s available if they’re used regularly, not just from time to time. And they will damage it even if you use protection sprays or stuff like that, because…that’s how it is. 🙁

That’s why I really wish this curler was made of ceramic.

It’s true that it’s still a curler and it won’t damage your hair as much as a straightener, but even so, this damage could be avoided…

Anyway, all I can recommend you is not to use it daily. Try to use it at most every 2-3 days, even less often if it’s possible. In this way you won’t damage you hair too much and too fast.

 

My final opinion


I guess I have to conclude my review now, in order to give you a proper idea whether this tool is worth buying or not.

My Review: Hot Tools Supertool 2" Curling Iron Multi Heat ControlWell…If I have to be honest, I guess it is worth buying.

The curls it makes are really nice and resistant (at least for me 🙂 ), it has a wide range of sizes and temperatures, and last but not least, a very good price.

But keep in mind that you shouldn’t use it daily, as it’s not made of a ceramic fabric, so it could at one point harm your hair. Anyway, once you use it 2-3 times per week you shouldn’t worry too much. 🙂

As for me, I’ll continue to use it weekly and in case I notice any split ends, I will update my review. For now, I’m pretty satisfied with it and I do consider it to be a good curling iron, but by far not the best.

Just a pretty good item for a lower budget. 😀

 

So what do you think about the Hot Tools Supertool 2″ Curling Iron Multi Heat Control? Have you ever tried it? Or would you be tempted to?

Let me know your answer in the comments below.

Ashley 😀