Discussion in 'Hair Care Tips & Product Review Discussion' started by LiLi, Sep 27, 2018.
Your hair is soooo cute
It would work on small twists but I wouldn't use something heavy like shea butter in my unit. I think using heavier products slows down drying time as well.
As far as a twist out I would just dry it and twist it. But 5hats pretty much because I like to dry my hair with minimal product do to time and add product later.
Maybe when my hair gets longer I may try pretwisting but if you look at my shrinkage it wouldn't be worth it it's so much harder to twist my hair damp then blow dried.
I am sure someone will try it though and report back.
It didn't puff up at all, but my ends are so clumped and tangled =/. Again, probably a combo of the products and my ends being bad. I ordered 3 different blow dry creams/lotions to try that should be delivered today . Between that and Whitney's new video I want to wash my hair and try again, but I'm trying to hold off until the weekend.
I would love to get the results Renice got in the video below. Her hair was so light and flowy. I wonder what she used, in a salon setting I'm betting she used actually very minimal products.
I did my hair from soaking wet and it took me 2 hours to dry. I used what I always use when I blow dry my hair: Aveda naturally straight and aveda smooth infusion style prep mixed with oyin hair dew.
Today my hair still feels ridiculously soft and smooth. It's a bit weighed down because I added oil and shea butter after I blow dried everything, but it's still pleasantly light. No reversion yet.
My hair had been in a t-shirt overnight. It was still pretty damp when I started drying though especially after adding heat protectant.
Love your results @rileypak
I think I need to use different products. I ended up having to twist my hair due to the reversion/frizz.
I plan to try some different things next time. One - use more protectant on my ends since they did poof a little & two - see how using a straight silicone protectant behaves.
Whos in NJ and wants to use me as their guinea pig?
Okay, finally some pictures:
This is the very first section out of the RevAir:
This is the bun I wore/am wearing to work:
I let it down for some pictures:
So some shrinkage, but not out of character for me at all. For reference here's day 3 of a flat iron last Christmas preserved with the same bun but different products:
I love your hair
It will work well — I use it to dry my braids and it worked perfectly. My braids were dry quick and the roots felt really nice. Although I probably wouldn’t put shea butter on the twists before using the dryer. I am thinking it may clog the hose over time. I was going to do that originally but decided against it. I would suggest drying it just until it is just a tad bit damp and then put shea butter on.
Beautiful results!! It looks so soft and smooth!!
From what I’ve read in previous posts, she only uses a heat protectant. I remember one post where they said she used Kerastase Oleo Relax. Of course, now she uses her own.
If you deep condition well and with a product(s) that gives you a good balance of protein and moisture, you won’t need a leave-in. The more you put in your hair after you rinse out the conditioner, the more weighed down it will be. But that is my experience.
I am going to try a section with a little of the Oleo-Relax to see how it does.
I am loving everyone's results!
All this beautiful hair!!!!!
That's what I was thinking. I'm enjoying this thread
Thank you Trailblazers!
Beautiful hair! Is that all the hair you lost?!?!
So, I was so hype to receive my Revair. Been stressing with grad school apps and work and it's been sitting in the box for 3 days. Then, I finally get the energy to use it and made the mistake of watching a Revlon One Step vs. Revair YouTube video.
Of course she loved the $40 Revlon One Step. Now I'm tempted to grab a Revlon One Step and compare the two. I'm still not sure how I feel about the manipulation and heat with the Revlon, and I wonder about the reviewer's method with the Revair. Her hair ended up much more detangled with the Revlon One Step. BUT she only appeared to do a light finger detangle before using the Revair.
So ladies, have any of you tried the Revair and the Revlon One Step? How did they stack up? Do you feel your hair is super tangled with the Revair?
Please pass the deets! I need something to hold me over until I finish these applications this weekend and have time to play with my hair!
Personally, I prefer the Revair over the Revlon One Step. The Revlon dryer felt too hot for me and my hair felt very dried out when I used it. I mean, my hair was stretched but the resulting dryness and the dryer feeling extra hot was not worth it.
I made sure to detangle my hair before I used the Revair, so tangling was not an issue. The Revair stretched my hair very well without getting really hot, despite the fact that I used it on high heat. My hair felt soft afterwards instead of dry/brittle and my ends did stretch a bit more as well.
In terms of the time it took to do my hair with both, it’s about the same. That’s mainly due to my hair being very dense.
The Revlon One Step was so hot my hair burned my hand when I touched it. That doesn't even happen with a flat iron. My hair was also super dry after using it. It also broke my ends to high hell. I had to trim after using it. On top of that RevAir got my hair straighter.
I finger detangle and for both I detangle with a comb and brush pre-shower, in the shower, and before using the tool.
I got the best results from the RevAir when I used a wide tooth comb then the felicia detangling brush to detangle a section, dried halfway, then combed through with a medium comb, then finished drying.
Thank you!!! To the RevAir, yes. I took a few strands out during my pre-detangling but it was not much more than what I posted.
My hair didn't tangle at all with the RevAir. Prior to drying each section, I applied Mielle Mongongo Oil Thermal Heat Protectant Spray and used my Felicia Leatherwood brush. After each section was dry, I went through it with one pass of a fine tooth comb and had no resistance at all.
I have both. I bought the Revlon 2 years ago. My hair tends to be on the dry side and stylist usually tell me I shouldn't blow dry my hair and just sit under the dryer because of its dryness. So my review of both is based on that.
For me the Revlon was less drying than a regular blow dryer. Its fast. It didn't work as well in my hair as a comb attachment but it did give me a good blow dry. However because I have a lot of shrinkage and am type 4 pulling through my hair with the brush causes some breakage. And by the time I dried all of my hair it was a bit crispy so I never used the brush more than once a quarter. I have a lot of hair on the floor at the end. I still have it in my cabinet. Of course the price is great .
Of course the revair is expensive. It gets my hair and my roots straighter than the Revlon. I do the comb chase method with the revair. I should have tried the same with the Revlon for the roots. I have no hair on the floor. My ends dont crumble into little pieces. My hair is softer and fluffier and no where near as dry. Because its not hot then neither am I or my hair. It takes longer than the Revlon. Its heavier and louder. My hair doesn't tangle at all with the revair. I detangle before and do 5he comb chase method after. I wouldn't blow dry my hair with anything without combing it. Heat on my hair can cause shed hairs to lock in and wrap so I always detangle.
Thank you all for your replies! Sounds like it’s about what I suspected with the amount of heat and manipulation from the Revlon. I’m going to get to this weekend and try my Revair!
Looks like I don’t know how to multiquote anymore lol. My replies are in the click to expand below!
So we are breakage sisters. We need to chit chat and compare notes. My breakage is better but it would still make most people on this board cry.
The Revlon One Step was put back in the box just as quickly as I took it out. I only used it on one section of my hair and it couldn’t get through it. It wasn’t even a big section either. Then I had a lot of broken hairs and hairs that were prematurely pulled out. Plus even the lower heat setting was way too hot for me. For me, the RevAir is better. But I also really only have relied on my flat iron if I wanted my hair to get as straight as possible. I wasn’t expecting the RevAir to give me the same results as I get after the first pass of my flat iron. Also, the first time I used the RevAir, I didn’t detangle and it was still soft and I was able to easily detangle my hair (after drying) without breakage because it had a lot of moisture. Now I wouldn’t recommend that anyone do that but that was my experience.
My breakage is horrible. Hor-ri-BLE! I've accepted that it's just the way it's gonna be. I'm embarrassed to say the size of my hair balls when I'm done detangling lol. I've tried dry, damp, wet. Fingers, wide tooth combs, denman...I think my hair just breaks easily? It is very fine and like I said earlier, dry. It'd be so nice to find something that works though so I can get past this APL hump.
Not put back in the box. Well, good for you letting it go before it did major damage. Thank you for sharing!
I've only tried the Revlon one step (because I'm still waiting for the revair to magically appear to me for free) and it was a disaster on my fine strands. It was super hot and little broken pieces were much more than I was used to and this is in comparison to when I use the comb attachment on my regular blowdryer.
I think most people who do those comparative reviews are really only focusing on the cost of the revair rather than the longterm benefits. They also tend to have strong hair anyways so I don't really put much stock into them.
I also get a ton of breakage just thinking about manipulating my hair. Breakage and shedding. I don't know how to stop it. I tried so much and so many things. My hair is healthier and more moisturized than ever but the breakage and shedding is still in hair force.
I have the revair and I'm thinking about using it regularly to stretch and put in protective styles. I just need to take it out the box and use it to see if this helps.
Maybe we need a breakage is us thread so we can just support each other:
I have been using the revair on high heat. Next time I will use low heat since I'm just twisting it up and see how that works.