Maybe I Just Want Straight Hair Today

by Madi M.

Posted on Monday, July 15, 2019

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Maybe I Just Want Straight Hair Today

You can never really escape the old adage of “you always want what you can’t have,” especially when it comes to hair. And I’m no exception from this…I have naturally curly hair that mimic Annie’s ringlets. Growing curly hair is like watching grass grow: Each curl has to make a full rotation to even look like it’s grown a half-inch.

Every day is a new adventure with curls in that you just don’t know what it’s going to do, which side your curls will prefer, and how far your coils are going to shoot into the air.

That’s why it’s nice to just straighten it out occasionally.

Sure, I love the ringlets. I feel so lucky to have naturally curly hair. Women pay “thousands of dollars” for a perm that resembles my curly hair, blah blah blah. I get it. But I’d also love control over these wild curls.

In high school, I attempted to wrangle my hair with a high-heat straightening iron. I remember waking my mom up in the middle of the night in a panic, a ball of burnt hair dangling off the straightener. I had burned the dry, damaged hair clean off my head — the straightener was so hot and non-discretionary that it just heated everything it came in contact with.  

As I got older and dealt with more curly-hair crises, I realized the issue behind these types of straighteners: They’re engineered to be a functional, hot, and flat plate…the fact that they’re used for hair is a bonus that was just spun well with the advertising team. Essentially, I was using a handheld, portable clothes iron on my hair.

A dramatic re-enactment of my hair sizzling on a flat iron

What RevAir Does Differently

The more you look into traditional straighteners, the more you see just how simple they are. Sure, they’re practical when it comes to a searing hot appliance, but they don’t detect your hair style, change with your hair texture, or cool off when they’re near your roots. I can’t tell you the number of times I burned my scalp trying to straighten out my roots (let's pour one out for my poor, burnt, high-school self).

RevAir is different.

This isn’t just a repurposed clothes iron marketed as a hair straightener. This is a reverse-air dryer manufactured specifically FOR hair. Revolutionary, I know.

So, to understand how RevAir really stands out, let’s look at some key steps that you might take to fully straighten the curliest of hair without RevAir: 

Shower and wash your hair

Towel dry and spray protective oils on your hair

Brush your hair into oblivion to help with the blow-dry process

Blow-dry the absolute life out of your curls until your hair is a frizzy, poofy mess that can only be tamed by fire

Spray more protective oils on your hair because round two of damaging heat is about to hit those strands

Place sections of hair in between two hot plates you call a hair straightener

Move the iron from roots to tip, watching steam sizzle off your hair because the hair dryer didn’t get all the moisture

Hope that your hair doesn’t fall out because of all the damage you’re committing

Repeat this process until every last section of your hair is straight

In total, this routine can easily take 3 hours, and that’s without any final retouches that you might do on the way out the door.

And then, let’s look at those same steps, but with RevAir’s reverse-dry technology:

Shower and wash your hair

Set your tension settings (hair types) and heat preferences on your RevAir

Divide your hair into manageable sections for the RevAir wand

RevAir dries and straightens at the same time

Go do yoga, eat your dinner, be on time for that movie, or whatever else because you’re all done and looking fab

Today, you can get the RevAir Reverse-Air Dryer Wand Holder for $399 (down from $439)!

This Isn't an Iron Pretending to be a Straightener

With RevAir, you can easily save yourself 2 hours in the straightening and drying process, saving you precious time that you’re not spending in front of a bathroom mirror with sizzling hair.

If you’re like me and love your curls most days, you’re going to want your curls to come back to life after you wash away the night’s look. If your straightening habits are damaging your hair, you’ll most likely lose some shape to your beloved texture. RevAir prevents this, keeping your hair healthy and retaining your natural curls while also giving you the freedom to change your hair up whenever you want.

My scalp, my curls, and my time are all precious to me, and I have a sneaking feeling they’re important to most other curly-headed humans as well. Treat yourself with kindness and get a tool that was made specifically for hair — not one that just happens to get the job done.

Plus, with its current price, you're getting easy-maintenance hair care for a discounted price.

Give RevAir a try for just $399 (down from $439)!

RevAir is the air dryer and straightener that our high-school selves have been waiting for. After all we put our natural hair through in the days of flat irons, we owe it to our hair to treat it right with RevAir.