New Product Alert - Hair Dryer

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  1. Beachy

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    A roller coaster of emotions.... So I finally used the RevAir on my hair this evening. I had previously used it on my son and had decided at that point that the RevAir had a permanent home. My son said mom “ this is so much better than the blow dryer”. I did not hear a single ouch from this tender headed kid, I think he forgot I was doing his hair because he was on his phone. And there was not a single piece of hair anywhere on the floor.


    But I digress....So I had great expectations going into this venture. But I should have known things would be interesting when I went to deep condition my hair and was out of 1 of my 2 staple deep conditioners , but I took it in stride trying a random deep conditioner I had brought last Black Friday. It was moisturizing but it did not melt the tangles like I’m used too. Deep conditioner was rinsed out and it was time to break out the RevAir. I went right to the high suction and tried the first section for about 30-45 seconds. It was dry but not as stretched as I thought...turns out the genius that is me, forgot to put the heat on. So I tried it again and YESSSS!!!! The heat didn’t even feel like heat, my hair was so stretched, no broken hairs, no smell of heated hair...a dream come true.

    I was on a roll going through sections of hair with speed I have never been able to achieve before. I had about 5 sections left (I did a total of @13 sections). I could not wait to go downstairs and sing the praises of RevAir to my family and then it happened....IT SHUT OFF ON ME, just turned right off. The light was still on in the room so there was no blown fuse, the dryer never felt hot so how did it over heat, but I said ok it was on for 40 mins straight so maybe it needs to “cool down”. I figured I would give it 10-15 minutes to cool down, but it would not turn back on. I tried everything I could think of, checking the circuit breaker in the basement, trying an outlet in another room, taking apart the filter, I read through every page of the manual for the second time, even enlisted the help of Others, but nothing, it would not turn on.

    Now here I am with 3/4 of my head done and I was UPSET to put it mildly, thinking well I guess someone has to get the defective product. An hour later, I begrudgingly dragged out my previously loved FHI dryer. The heat, the smell, the pieces of hair I wanted to cry. I finished my hair and went to call RevAir. I pretty much said to her what I have typed here and explained that I would be putting it back in the mail tomorrow and wanted a replacement. The customer service rep was so friendly and sympathetic, I must have sounded heartbroken. She said I think I know what maybe wrong. She had me check the back of the RevAir where there is a fuse switch and she asked me if it was black or if I could see white. I could see white and she told me to push it in and VIOLA it turned back on. I was so happy to hear that loud vacuum sound.

    Despite this evenings events...I LOVE THIS DRYER!!

    Question....are you ladies turning off the dryer in between sections?
     
  2. LiLi

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    Thank you for the review!!! I am glad it worked out for you!! I turn mine off in between sections but it’s only off for less than one minute. Did the customer service rep give you an explanation as to why the breaker tripped on it?
     
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    @LiLi She stated that it can happen if it over heats from using sections that are too big or if the filter is unclean, neither of which I believe should have been an issue given this was my second use. There was some hair in the filter from when I did my sons hair but it was minimal even with the hair from the part of my hair I had done.

    I am going to be doing someone’s hair very soon just to try it out again. Hmmm....who shall be my next victim???
     
  4. faithVA

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    I am so glad it was an easy fix. And thank you for sharing that in case it happens to someone else. I'm also happy you had a good customer service experience.
     
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    I turn it off between sections when I am twisting up a section of hair and I know the wand will just be sitting in the holder. I also may turn it to cool, if I have been running it on hot for a while so it can cool down.
     
  6. Beachy

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    @faithVA I am glad it was an easy fix too and the customer service was definitely pivotal in me keeping the RevAir because had they been unresponsive or rude it would have been back in the mail tomorrow.
     
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    I used my rev air today because I was going to flat iron. I tried something new today. I wasn't going to straight hair today, just dry enough so I could flat iron. I'm still learning. My hair is 4B and SL. I have a lot of shrinkage and my hair tends to be extremly dry and brittle.

    I sealed my ends with Castor Oil and applied TGIN leave-in to each section. I probably had about 20 bantu knots. I dried my hair on tension 7 and the cool setting. I dried each section for 1 to 1.5 minutes. I probably needed longer. After I completed 1/4 of my head, I dried that section on high for 10 seconds, using the comb chase method.

    In the future I think I will stick with cool and larger sections and then twist it up to further stretch it.

    I think the results turned out OK for the cool setting.
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    @Beachy I’m glad you had a good customer service experience with them. That information is great to know. I wasn’t aware of a fuse switch... well at least I didn’t pay attention to that. I shut it off in between when I did my hair.
     
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    @Bun Mistress her’s turned off and needed a button pressed if the back of you haven’t sent it back yet.

    ETA. you said it was too bulky, so nevermind this tag :lol:

     
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    @faithVA Looks good. I’ll have to try it on cool to see what happens. High heat worked well but I want to experiment with other settings.
     
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    High heat gives me a better stretch but I need to be realistic. I won't get straight hair with blow drying so why am I punishing my hair with the extra heat. I'm just going to twist my hair up any way or roller set it. If I want it straight then I will still have to flat iron. I will play around with cool some more and see how it works. I know it feels better.
     
  12. Lylddlebit

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    Take 2 ladies for fresh Christmas hair.

    I wanted to use a spray leave-in compared to my cream one. Usually I love the cream because it helps for a real smooth and sleek press but the revair does such a good job at the stretch that the spray protectant worked fine. I tried Chi Iron guard(on the fence about how much I like it... it leaves a starchy film to the hair but the hair is still soft that's wierd). I used tension level 5. I really wanted to do the low heat then high heat thing but the section I did that on didn't come out as good as the sections where I just did high heat straight though. I did much smaller sections this time. At least 20. It still took about an hour and a half to finish. I lost hardly any hair.
     

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    Your results are beautiful!! I may try the cool setting.
     
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    Your hair is stunning!! So full!!!

    I can’t wait to try out more heat protectants. So far, the Kerastase Nutri-thermique is winning.
     
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    Thank you for sharing your results. I agree that low to high doesn't produce the same results as high heat only.

    I love your bantu knots. How do you style your hair after your blow dry?
     
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    Thank you. That is kind of you to say.

    Next time I will see if just doing bantu knots or something after it gives me the full stretch I'm looking for. But even on the cool setting, my roots are nice and stretched which is really all I need.
     
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    I flat iron it normally. I usually just need one swipe for sleek and smooth results.
     
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    I understand since my hair is the same as far as blow drying not getting it straight either. That would be me dreaming lol. I mainly twist or will do a bantu knot. I won’t wear it out, just pin it up. I got a couple of new products to play with next time.
     
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    I gave in and bit the bullet. My revair should here by the 26th. I have to do my niece's hair next weekend so I'll test it out on her thick mane. Hopefully it will make the braiding process easier
     
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    I'm drooling over this thick lush BCL hair :drool::love4:
     
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    I used mine yesterday for wash day (I've had it in the box for 2 weeks sitting in a closet).

    On my other post, I mentioned that I just did a bc at the end of July so I only have 3-4 inches of hair all over (aka nothing to see here, aka Im not sharing pics lol).

    It was easy to put together and the little holder/stand comes in VERY handy because its heavy.

    I started out on high tension 7, but I didn't like how dry my hair felt. (Im a Fine 4b with Fine 4a in the back).

    After applying my leave ins (no heat protectant) I was able to blowdry my hair on high tension 6 in 35 minutes.

    Each section I blowdried for 1 minute - 1.5 minutes.

    I did not turn it off between sections.

    My hair is stretched, no broken strands, not parched and looked like a healthy blowout.

    I followed with 8 flat twists since I'm wigging all winter.

    This is honestly the best hair tool I've purchased since my steamer in 2009.

    Its a game changer.

    My only complaint is how bulky and heavy it is. I'm sure future versions will improve on this.
     
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    I turn off the heat in between sections. I just sit the wand in the stand with the heat off but I don't shut the system down.
     
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    Tried Nap's method tonight. It added some extra time so it ended up taking me 1H:12M.

    I'm loving this thing so much :infatuated:
     
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    What steamer did you purchase? I plan to get a steamer soon. @yaya24
     
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    Merry Christmas ladies. I purchased the steamer @yaya24 recommended. Should be here next week . The RevAir is indeed a game changer. My hair turns out really nice without any breakage. But, my hair poofs after about an hour. (used eva nyc 10 en 1 protectant/ant frizz spray) 1st time used it on level 7 30sec low heat then on high for 1 min. My ends were a bit frizzy and straw like even though my hair was cut about a month ago. The next time using Kenra blowdry spray, on setting 6 for 30 sec low then high for 1 min ends were better, hair was straight but again proofed within the hour. Next time will try setting 6 with high heat only along with the chi silk infusion hopefully this will give me lasting results.
     
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    Merry Christmas! I hope the steamer works for you. I really should break mine back out.

    I used the Kenra blow dry spray today. I am still on the fence about whether or not it’s a keeper. I am going to give it another shot before I bring it back to the store. It felt oily to me. The side where I used the Kerastase Initialiste felt softer. I have a bunch of heat protectants that I need to try with this dryer but I wanted to go ahead and buy the Kenra because I was curious if it would turn out well. I do love the smell of it. It smells just like the Farouk Deep Brilliance serum from years ago. The one thing I do love about purchasing products from stores like Ulta is that you can bring them back if you don’t like them. I am stuck with so many natural products because the companies have no return policies. But anyway, I digress, I do love this hair dryer so much. I plan to do my whole head the first week of January and I can’t wait!

    Please keep us updated about how your hair turns out when using the steamer and then this dryer!
     
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    Reniece RevAir Tutorial

     
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    My hair is shampooed weekly. Do you all think it is okay to use the RevAir weekly?
     
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