I hope this post finds you and yours well. I was asked a few questions in response to my post before last, and below are my answers to those questions. Please let me know if you have further questions . . . or tips or suggestions. 😀 Blessings!
Question #1: What Is My Review of the Revair?
In short, I APPRECIATE and HIGHLY VALUE the Revair and would buy it again and again. I consider it a game changer because it allows me to blow dry my natural hair without brushing through my wet hair while I’m drying it. In other words, it allows me to take a section of detangled wet hair and just blow dry it — without worrying about it drying with (significant) tangles. That is AH-MAZING. After the section is dry, I gently brush through the section with my Behairful brush and it is 100% ready for flat ironing.
I do use a heat protectant on my hair before placing a section of it into the Revair. My heat protectant (see below) has the consistency of water. I do not worry about whether it is damaging the Revair or not: I won’t be blow drying my hair without it. What I can do is pay attention to whether my Revair starts acting up. If it does, I’ll contact Revair support and share what heat protectant I’ve been using with it and see if they feel that is the issue. So far zero problems. I also haven’t heard of anyone else having any Revair problems related to use of a heat protectant with it.
The Revair is bulky. And it is loud. I cannot use it when others are nearby (next room) and sleeping. I imagine that for future iterations of this tool, they will find a way to make it more compact and quieter. In the meanwhile, neither of these issues reduces the Revair’s ability to very easily and quickly blow dry my natural hair with minimal tension, minimal mechanical damage, and minimal tangles. AMAZING!!!
Aside: Is the Revair Worth the COST, Though?
For me, the Revair is expensive (eek!) but worth the cost. Because of the Revair, I don’t need to visit a stylist to get a silk press. In this way, my Revair was “paid for” after just a few NON-VISITS. On top of this, when I straighten and flat iron my hair, I wear it that way for 2-3 weeks. That’s a lot of product NOT USED during those weeks . . . and a lot of time saved NOT DOING MY HAIR (I spend only about 5-10 minutes a day on my hair when it’s straight).
Question #2: What Is My Blow Dry Method?
The Evening/Night Before I Plan to Blow Dry My Hair
I detangle my hair, twist it up into 6 sections, and then clarify my hair with Kinky Curly Come Clean to make way for a pending protein treatment to take full effect.
I do the 2-step Aphogee protein treatment (step 2 is application of a moisturizing conditioner).
I section my hair into 8 sections, getting them as even as possible. This is the number of sections that I will blow dry, section by section. I twist up each section and put all 8 twists in a ponytail under a bonnet.
The Next Day
Per section: I blow dry my hair using a light amount of Aveda Brilliant Damage Control heat protectant spray (recommended by Naptural85). To do this, I completely rewet the section of hair. I then spray 7 quick spritzes of the Aveda Brilliant into my palm, rub my palms together, squeeze my ends first, then work the product up the length of my hair. Using my Flexy Brush, I brush the product through to evenly distribute it. Then I blow dry the section using the Revair . . .
I follow CurlyGuy’s technique of blow drying, as shown in the YouTube video below. The oil that I very LIGHTLY apply before flat ironing is the Melanin Haircare Multi-use Pure Oil Blend.
Bonus: How Do I Trim My Own Hair (without Fear of Jacking Up My Hair)?
I trim my hair in twists via the method demonstrated in the video below. I trim MUCH, MUCH, MUCH less than she does per twist. The main reason? Well, all year long when I’m detangling my curly, kinky natural hair, I apply a very slippery detangling deep conditioner and water. I then finger detangle my ends and roots before detangling my hair with my Flexy Brush. Using this method, I put VERY LITTLE tension on my hair, I weather my ends VERY LITTLE, and I create very few split ends.
The effect of this is that when I do trim my hair, there is very, very little hair that is damaged and needs to be trimmed. It took me a very long time to achieve this. Before, I was weathering my ends just about as fast as my hair was growing. Now, because my ends aren’t weathered much, my twist outs look good, my hair tangles less, and my hair splits less. Yay for slippery conditioner, strategic finger detangling, and the Flexy Brush.
Please let me know if you have any questions, comments, or tips.
As always, thank you for visiting this blog, and I wish you and yours well!
Until next time! ❤