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Months After Our First Review, The RevAir 'Hair Vacuum Thingy' Is Still Slaying It

Months After Our First Review, The RevAir 'Hair Vacuum Thingy' Is Still Slaying It

I’m sure they meant well, but my parents cursed me with seriously s——y hair. Coarse, wiry…blech. At the slightest hint of humidity, it puffs-up into a giant FBP frizz-ball.

But the flip-side is that any - and I mean aaaaaaaaany - half-way decent hairstylist can make my lame-ass locks look like glass in about five seconds. My hair responds extremely well to heat, and really really really loves a good blowout.

But when I try to do a DIY blowout at home, all I get is frizz, frizz and more frizz. If I work super-duper hard on it - sectioning, taking my time, dutifully spritzing-on thermal protectant - I can generate about a C+ job.

It just isn’t worth it to work that hard for a C+ DIY blowout. It’s demoralizing.

Enter the RevAir.

When I was first gifted one earlier this year to try, I let my shiny new “reverse hairdryer” sit in its big ol’ box for six weeks before finally summoning the courage to give it a go.

I think I was just overwhelmed by the size (more on that below) and the fact that it sucks sections of your hair into a giant tube before spitting it back out all dry and spiffy.

But then I finally put on my big-girl undies, gave it a go, and wrote about it here.

When I penned my first review, it was right after I’d used it exactly once. I described the experience, the results and a tidy list of Pros + Cons.

For the record, I’m sticking by all my Pros + Cons, which I’ll do a warp-speed summary of right here. (If you want a deeper dive into what I did and did not like about the RevAir after my first time using it, you’ll have to click the link above and read my initial review.)

YAY

  • It’s crazy-fast

  • It’s Florida-friendly bc it’s soooooo much physically cooler than using a blowdryer

  • It’s less damaging to hair bc of the two “YAYs” above (speed + reduced heat)

NAY

  • It’s gigundo

  • It’s sack-of-potatoes heavy

  • It’s expensive

None of the above has changed since I started using my RevAir. But despite the fact that it’s a clunky PIA to use, I have grown to love it. Talk about a game-changer.

When I use it, I get so many compliments on my hair.

“You went for a blowout,” friends will say.

“Au contraire,” I’ll reply, with a saucy little toss of my shiny locks. “I just used my hair vacuum thingy.”

Since I haven’t bothered to watch any of the how-to videos on the RevAir website, or read any online reviews, I haven’t quite figured-out how to get down to my roots with the vacuum thingy piece of it. So I just finish off my sesh with a quick pass with my precious T3 dryer.

Still, the whole scenario takes under 10 minutes: 7.5 minutes to “Rev” five sections of hair for 90 seconds each, and another minute or so to blast my roots with my dryer.

And it’s shiny, and pretty and looks like I’ve had a pro blowout.

I’m getting totally addicted to my RevAir. How’d I ever live without it?

(BEAUTEOUS) PONYTAIL PIC ABOVE: LEXIE JANNEY

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