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This TikTok-famous hot brush has 11,000 reviews on Amazon: We put it to the test

It may be sold out on the retailer’s website, but luckily we’ve found stock elsewhere

Eva Waite-Taylor
Thursday 18 February 2021 17:01
<p>Making waves on the social media platform (and in our hair), you’re not alone if you fancy giving this tool a try</p>

Making waves on the social media platform (and in our hair), you’re not alone if you fancy giving this tool a try

Aside from dance routines and funny videos, TikTok is also propelling seemingly ordinary beauty products to fame.

The social media app has become the home for people sharing cult skincare recommendations, miracle make-up products and hair-styling tutorials.

Read more: This £11 lipstick has gone viral on TikTok for being completely smudge-proof

Currently, the hashtag #beauty has accumulated more than 39.7 billion views, with many of the videos featuring top products to buy, as well as the ones to avoid.

And you don’t have to scroll long before you see the likes of Dr. Jart+, CeraVe and The Ordinary being heralded as brilliant brands, in addition to products like Maybelline’s sensational sky high mascara and Anastasia Beverly Hills’s brow freeze.

Read more: One bottle of this L’Oréal conditioner sells every minute in the US, so we put it to the test

But skincare and make-up aren’t the only items receiving praise – haircare tools are also making waves. Case in point is the flurry of excitement that emerged when TikTok discovered the joy of Revlon’s one step hair dryer and volumiser hot air brush.

The tool is essentially a hairbrush and hairdryer in one that allows you to create effortless loose waves and add instant volume, prompting locks that resemble Rachel Green’s famous Nineties ’do.

What’s more, when you scroll through the hashtag #revlonhairdryerbrush, which has 83.4 million views on TikTok, it becomes immediately obvious that it works on a variety of hair types.

One user filmed herself using the Revlon volumizer to create a soft, bouncy blow-dry look, with the caption reading “I’m fuming I didn’t get it earlier”. So far, the video has amassed 1.1 million likes and more than 8,400 comments.

And if you’re not sold yet, just take a look on Amazon where there are more than 11,000 reviews, with 80 per cent of them awarding it five stars and shoppers claiming it’s “super easy to use” while heralding it as a “gamechanger”. Owing to its popularity it is currently out of stock on the retailer’s website, but fear not because we’ve spotted it in stock elsewhere. 

All of this positivity may seem too good to be true, but you can take our word for it: we’ve been lucky enough to get our hands on this hot product. Fancy giving it a try? Read on for our review of the TikTok-famous hot brush that promises to give you an effortless-looking blow-dry at home.

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Revlon pro collection one step dryer & volumiser

After becoming a TikTok-famous tool thanks to giving users bouncy locks, here at IndyBest we had to put it to the test to see what all the fuss was about. Low and behold, it came out top in our review of the best hot brushes.

On first impressions, our writer noted that the hefty oval brush was bigger than she had expected, but the heat and styling were both spot on. As for its power, it was strong from the moment it was turned on, with hot air “flowing right to the root thanks to its ionic technology, which helps dry, detangle and style your locks”. The settings, meanwhile, were simple and easy to use, “with one click to start and a second click for more power”.

The grip meant the tool was comfortable to use, while the extra nozzle at the end of the brush means you can hold it in place without burning your fingers.

Styling hair with ease, the bristles “glided through our hair and left us with a salon-worthy blow-dry at an affordable price”. A worthy investment then – no wonder it’s being heralded as the tool to have.

Not quite the style you’re after? Check out our review of the best hair wavers that will give you mermaid locks

IndyBest product reviews are unbiased, independent advice you can trust. On some occasions, we earn revenue if you click the links and buy the products, but we never allow this to bias our coverage. The reviews are compiled through a mix of expert opinion and real-world testing.

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