Revlon One Step Curling Iron

Milabu Rating

  • Overall
    (4)
  • Performance
    (3.7)

Price Category: Value

  • $74.99 Retail

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Pros

  • Affordable, under $80
  • Can use on wet or dry hair
  • Produces curls (with some TLC)
  • Medium heat works as well as high heat
  • Clip doesn’t pull or tug on hair
  • Kit includes multiple attachments
  • Interchangeable attachments with Revlon 2.0 One-Step Styler

Cons

  • Lack of versatility
  • Controls are in uncomfortable to use while styling
  • Can’t purchase attachments separately from base
  • Clip is not tight, which results in hair falling out of clip
  • Have to hold hair on barrel for extended time
  • Only compatible with 120V

Revlon One Step Blowout Curls Review

Revlon One Step Blowout Curls is an affordable hair curler that works well and holds style all day long, however there is a ‘but’ – See full review.

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Revlon One Step Curls: Blow dryer meets hair styler?

Here at Milabu Beauty Review, you’ll find unbiased reviews and deep-dives into just about every beauty product imaginable. One of the newer hair tools to hit the market is the Revlon One-Step Blowout Curls, which is a sister (cousin?) to the Revlon One-Step Styler 2.0. The attachments are interchangeable, and this one specifically promises blowout style curls without damaging extreme heat. Let’s deep dive into Revlon One Step Blowout Curls.

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Our Rating Criteria

Promises vs. Performance: I mean, it does work!

Revlon promises shiny, bouncy curls without damage when using their One-Step Blowout Curls hair tool. This is a blow dryer, curling hybrid that uses heated air to dry and curl hair simultaneously. It reaches 360°F of evenly distributed heat that is more gentle than plated heat. The barrel is 1 1/4″ and smooths to reduce frizz while styling. The hair styler features four heat settings (low/med/high/cool) to ensure the right temperature for your hair type. It has detachable barrels to ensure both root drying and styling/curling features.

My Review Thoughts: Revlon One Step Blowout Curls

Yes, another one-step hair tool that dries and styles hair at the same time. Let’s dive into my review thoughts for this Revlon One Step Blowout Curls hair styler. This is a brand new hair tool from Revlon, they added to their already very popular One-Step Styler hair tool line. Did I say that it was an award winner? Revlon One-Step Blowout Curls is a kit with a 1.25 inch clip curling iron with 360 degrees vented barrel and root comb attachment to dry roots before styling with the perforated curling iron barrel. Both attachments are interchangeable with the new Revlon 2.0 One-Step base with four heat settings. In my personal opinion, I think the Revlon 2.0 is better than the original one-step styler due to a smaller handle, and an extra heat setting. 

Revlon One Step Curls Pro & Cons

I’ve been testing the Revlon One-Step Blowout Curls for a bit now, and am pretty happy with the results. Revlon suggests drying hair at the roots first with the concentrator, but I find it works best on lightly misted hair. With this method, my curls and style still look amazing at the end of the day. It does work on dry hair too, but you have to hold hair on the barrel much longer and the curls don’t last as long. I’d say it’s pretty easy to use if you are an experienced curling iron user, but it’s not for the curling iron newbie. 

As far as the hair tool itself goes, it features two attachments (clip barrel and root concentrator) that are interchangeable with the One-Step 2.0. It has four heat settings, and the medium heat has almost the same airflow as the high setting without the extreme heat. The clip isn’t very tight so it doesn’t pull or tug on hair, however, this is also a con. If you don’t use a thick enough section of hair, hair can slip out of the clip pretty easily. My hair isn’t as full at the bottom, so I struggled with this a good bit.

Even the medium heat setting is still pretty hot. You have to keep hair on the barrel for more than 30 seconds plus another 10-15 seconds on the cool shot to get the best curl results. Unlike a traditional curling iron, I would suggest holding Revlon One Step curls barrel further from the scalp due to hot air flow. Another complaint I have is the control placement. They are in an uncomfortable place and the dial is frustrating to use. And, maybe Revlon has this in the works, but One Step tool needs more attachments for different hair types and lengths.

Revlon One-Step Blowout Curls

It’s not exactly versatile or a ‘one-size-fits-all’ hair device. Lastly, it’d be nice if Revlon sold the attachments separately from the base, especially since they are interchangeable with the 2.0 Revlon One Step Styler. What I mean is the brush head is interchangeable with this new kit featuring the curling iron barrel and root attachment. It is an unfortunate tactic that they are using, selling the base with every kit. They could sell the base and let you choose which ever attachment you would like. There are already 6 different attachment that we have counted.

How It Compares: It doesn’t beat a normal curling iron.

So let’s summarise the review , I don’t hate the Revlon One Step blowout Curls tool, but I also don’t love it. It works, but it’s not an entry-level curling iron. If you’re not used to using curling irons, you’ll probably struggle using this one. Plus, the heat is also still pretty high, even on medium, and it can be easy to accidentally burn yourself. Though, it does produce lasting curls, I don’t see myself reaching for this hair tool all that often. I’d much rather uses a normal curling iron – it’s faster, more efficient, and more versatile. I wouldn’t buy this with a goal of faster hair drying and styling in mind since it works best on barely wet hair.

If you’re looking for the ultimate hair tool, the safest hair tool, and the most versatile hair tool, I recommend the Dyson Airwrap. It dries hair, smooths flyaways, creates the perfect blowout, and curls hair. The curling barrels are also semi-automatic, using something called Coanda Technology to attract hair, safely wrapping it around the barrels. Plus, it doesn’t use damaging heat. For a complete review of the Dyson Airwrap, click here.

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So, how does it compare to the Dyson Airwrap or Shark FlexStyle?

I’m going to be honest with you guys in this review 😉 Revlon One Step Blowout Curls does not compare to Dyson or Shark. Both the Dyson Airwrap and Shark FlexStyle feature exclusive coanda technology and safer styling with no extreme heat. The stylers are much more versatile, more efficient, and easier to use. With the Revlon One Step Curl, you really only get one styling option: curling. It does come with a ‘root concentrator’ drying brush, but it is impractical to use to dry a whole head of har, especially those with thicker hair! And, while the attachments are compatible with the One Step 2.0, you’d be stuck with two bases if you want the benefits of both – setting you out close to $200 for both hair tools.

When broken down, both the Dyson Airwrap and Shark FlexStyle are great values for the range of hair styles you can create plus hair types and lengths they work on. The attachments are more tailored to different hair lengths and textures for more efficient styling. See quick demo here of Dyson Airwrap vs Shark FlexStyle.

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Advertised Product Highlights

Revlon One-Step Blowout Curls

TECHNOLOGY: 360° vented ceramic + tourmaline barrel; 1 1/4″ barrel

TEMPERATURE CONTROL: 4 heat settings (low, medium, high, cool)

TEMPERATURE RANGE: n/a

AIRFLOW: 3 settings (low, medium, high)

ATTACHMENTS: 2 attachments (1 curling barrel, 1 root concentrator)

POWER & SPEED: 1110 watts; 120V (no dual voltage)

SIZE & WEIGHT: 1.85lbs; 6 ft. swivel cord; 4.15″ x 6.15″ x 12.35″

Edited by Maddie

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