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 😀

Hair Thinning Due To Hormones – Is It More Common Than We Thought?


Hi guys, in this post I want to talk about a problem that we face more and more in these days – hair thinning due to hormones.

And even if, at first sight, it sounds like something extremely rare, well… it can happen to many of us anytime, including you.

So why do hormones affect hair?

Hair Thinning Due To Hormones - Is It More Common Than We Thought?That’s probably what most of you are wondering, because when you think about hormones, hair is probably one of the last things that you associate them with. But things are quite different, actually.

Hair follicles are directly connected to nutrients and mineral substances from the body, therefore they are also connected to hormones.

The more surprising fact is that hormones also contain substances that are essential for the development of hair follicles.

In other words, our hair’s health depends of the hormones that come into contact with the follicles.

This means that a lower or (usually) a higher quantity of certain hormones could cause a lot of problems when it comes to hair, and these problems are usually the ones that we face pretty often: hair loss and hair thinning.


How can a hormone make my hair thinner?

When it comes to hair thinning, things are pretty simple to explain: because of a certain hormonal imbalance, the hair will receive a lower/higher quantity of a X hormone, which will lead to a increase/ decrease in  some Y and Z hormones.

Hair follicles are directly connected to blood vassels

Therefore, the hair won’t receive the necessary quantity of hormones it needs, but a different one, with an excess of a certain hormone.

The result is that the hair won’t receive the nutrients it needs, or rather it won’t receive the quantity of nutrients it needs. These nutrients will reach the roots of the hair and the next part, but it won’t be enough to reach the hair ends.

In other words, the hair’s roots will be normally nourished but the ends will literally starve.

So what happens to a person that is starving? He looses weight over time.

And that’s exactly what happens to the hair ends too: because of the lack of nutrients that don’t manage to reach them, they “lose weight” and get thinner and thinner.

So if you ever wondered why your hair ends get thinner over time and you don’t have any possible explanation, here is the reason – it doesn’t receive the food it needs, therefore its health deteriorates. Makes sense, do you agree?


Which hormones are the main responsible for hair thinning?

Testosterone is usually the #1 enemy of hair, because a big part of it is transformed in DHT (dihydrotestosterone). This DHT is actually the hormone directly connected to hair follicles, as it is the responsible for their nourishment.

Usually there is an excess of this hormone, which actually makes hair thinner, instead of making it over nourished (this would be logical, right?).

The mechanism is pretty complicated and I don’t want to get into any details, so that’s all you need to know – the excess of DHT causes hair loss and hair thinning, so if you ever think hormones could be the source of your hair problems… you now know what to look at.

The bad news is that things are pretty complicated when it comes to hormones.

A lot of imbalances can cause an increase in DHT, even if there isn’t necessarily a problem with this very hormone.

For example, high prolactin levels can also increase testosterone, and therefore, DHT. The causes of high prolactin can be pituitary adenomas, so things are much more complicated than they seem. Thyroid hormones also raise DHT levels, so they are one of the most common causes of hair thinning.

And until you don’t treat the main cause, you won’t manage to stop the effects, in this case hair thinning.


So what is the solution?

If you believe you may have the slightest hormonal imbalance, the best thing you can do is to visit an endocrinologist. There are many other symptoms, which you may or may not have.

In this post I talked only about the ones related to hair, but if you want to read more about hormonal imbalance, this is a pretty easy to understand article.

If you want a temporary solution, you can try hair extensions that will give your hair more volume and will make it look as before. However, this is just a way to mask your hair’s problems, so I really recommend you to try to solve the problem instead of just covering it.


Hormonal imbalances are a pretty serious cause of hair thinning, and unfortunately a lot of people don’t even consider it when they deal with a problem of this type. Seeing a doctor is really important in this situation, because the treatment is pretty simple and it can make a big difference.

So I really hope that this post helped you understand how can hormonal imbalances affect the hair. And in case you know someone who deals with this problem, I hope you know what advice to give to him/her.