Hairdryers, like everything else in beauty, has it’s prestige brands and its mass brands. And like everything else in beauty, the mass stuff has really stepped up its game and is quickly becoming as good as a lot of the prestige stuff- but at a much more affordable price. Case in point: the new Revlon QuietPro Dryer which promises to cut drying time and noise by 50% each, while retailing for a very reasonable $30.
I took this new hair dryer out for a spin this morning and was quite impressed with it. For years, I’d actually sworn off drugstore dryers in favor of Paul Mitchell and T3 tools because of how much quicker they could dry my massive head of hair. The Revlon QuietPro produces about the same kind of results as my stash of prestige dryers, getting my mane of chest length hair dried in about five to ten minutes. This, by the way, is eons ahead of how fast other drugstore dryers can do the job.
But the best part of the Revlon QuietPro is the fact that actually is quiet. With most dryers, there’s a low hum when turned onto its lowest settings and then a straight up shrill noise when turned on high. The Revlon QuietPro never gets louder than that low hum which is fantastic but takes a while to get accustomed to since I’ve never associated that low noise level with high drying power. But I’m sure I can get used to that.
The Revlon QuietPro™ dryer will be available at Wal-Mart and Ulta stores this month for $29.99 – $34.99