My old Remington hairdryer was slowly dying. It had been used and abused over the last few years and kept over heating and switching off in the middle of blow-drying. I needed something powerful as I have really thick hair and my daughter had curly hair that has to be straightened after every wash because she hates her hair curly. Between us we use a hairdryer at least once a day. I went into boots just after Christmas hoping to find something in the sale. There were a lot of hairdryers on display, but I was immediately drawn to the Revlon Jetstream 2000. The first thing I noticed was that it had been reduced by £5. It also looked powerful, but what decided it for me was that it came with a bag that could accommodate not only the hairdryer, but also the brush and all the other little bits that come with it. I paid £24.75 for the 2000-watt hairdryer which included a small comb, a thermal straightening brush, 4 self-grip rollers, a diffuser, a concentrator nozzle, a satin finish beauty bag, a instruction leaflet and a 2 year guarantee. The brush, comb, bag and hairdryer are all colour co-ordinated in blue. The Revlon Jetstream 2000 has 2 heat settings, and a coolshot button and 2 speed settings. It also includes a noise reduction system. The high heat and speed setting is intended for fast drying as it produces a fast airflow. The low heat and speed setting is intended for styling and scrunch drying. The coolshot button is intended for hair that is already warm to set the wave of curl. The concentrator nozzle is used for styling hair as it directs the air just where you want it. The diffuser is designed to be used on the lowest heat and speed settings to control permed, naturally curly and flyaway hair, as it is gentler. The way to use it is to towel dry your hair and hang your head forward and aim the diffuser upwards so that warm air is circulated freely. There are soft fingers on the diffuser that
can be used to lift up your hair from the roots. The Revlon Jetstream 2000 has a hinged air filter which helps keep the hairdryer’s internal components free from hair and dust. This should be cleaned regularly. I have been using the Revlon Jetstream 2000 for a few weeks now and I have found it very easy to use. It is quite a big and powerful hairdryer, but is not heavy and is quiet and easy to handle. The controls are on the inside of the handle and can be changed easily, perhaps too easily, because when I am using the hairdryer my fingers tend to touch the controls changing the settings. I have mid length thick hair that I blow-dry straight so it takes a while to get my hair completely dry. I use the hairdryer on the faster setting, but not the hottest setting and it dries my hair quickly. Using the nozzle I can direct the hot air exactly where I want it. When drying my daughter’s curly hair straight I use the higher speed but low heat setting. Using the nozzle I find the hair dries quickly and can be straightened easily. The body of the hair dryer does not get hot, no matter how long I have been using it for or what setting I have it at, but the nozzle does get warm. The bag that comes with the hairdryer is described as a satin finish beauty bag. My description would be a zip up, blue shiny plastic coated bag with a Revlon logo on it. However, I do find it very useful as once the nozzle has cooled down I can put the hairdryer and it’s accessories tidily away and I don’t lose any of the bits and pieces. The bag zips all the way round making it open fully and there is no problem fitting the hairdryer in it. I would recommend the Revlon Jetstream 2000 hairdryer, as I am very pleased with the results and its performance so far. The only thing I find annoying is how easy it is to accidentally change the controls when blow-drying. On the whole it is good value for money an
d the accessories are definitely a plus. Conair Comp. makes the Revlon Jetstream 2000 hairdryer under licence from Revlon. More information can be found at www.revlon.com www.wellbeing.com
I’m A Winner! ************ The business of buying a new hand held hairdryer used to be a simple affair. All it actually had to do was point and blow! That was how it was the last time I invested in one. As long as it had a plug and a nozzle on it, didn’t electrocute me and simply dried my hair then I’d pay money for it. It didn’t even have to go with my bedroom décor or my lifestyle image. It just had to do the job. With nine years of consistent use, switches have been falling off my old model, the nozzle began to alarmingly melt and distort and I wasn’t happy with the smell of singeing as I dried my hair, even when on the low, slow and cool settings. So as I’m a lottery winner, though not enough of a lottery winner to have a private hairdresser, I did the next best thing and went to Boots the Chemist to invest the windfall off thirty pounds on my personal grooming. Why Did I Choose Revlon? ********************** There was certainly a wide selection of hairdryers to choose from. I instantly disregarded the wild acrylic leopard skin print and the sparkly, spangled Barbie models and narrowed it down to two brands marketed and promoted by celebrity hairdressers and the Revlon Jetstream 2000. The price ranges were competitive, so what swung it for me? The colour! The deep midnight blue Revlon dryer was the exact colour I would have chosen for my new Mini Convertible if I’d had a decent lottery win. It was a close call between this and the second contender which came with the same 2000watt power and similar attachments plus four sectioning clips, but the next deciding factor was the blue Revlon satin-finish Beauty Bag for storage. And the buyer will need storage. This is what you get, all in the same matching midnight blue: *Drier *Beauty Bag *Soft Fingered Diffuser *Styling Nozzle *Thermal Straightening Brush *Pre-styling Wide Toothed Comb *Four Large Velcro Rolle
rs *Instruction booklet and Two Year Guarantee Let’s Experiment? *************** My hair is coloured and a shoulder length bob. When left to dry naturally, it is wavy and curly but tends to look hand knitted, giving me some very ‘bad hair days.’ When using my then current dryer it blew my hair everywhere making it uncontrollable and fuzzy. For my first experiment at putting the Revlon Jetstream 2000 to the test I decided to go straight and sleek using the recommended tools and suitable hair products, and for my second experiment, to get the tousled, natural, curly look without reminding myself of a bag lady on a wet and windy day on Waterloo Station. The Smooth and Sleek Look ************************ After using my matching shampoo and separate conditioner designed for the smooth and sleek look, I towel dried my hair, then sprayed lightly with a well known blow drying product to protect the cuticles from direct heat damage then hung my hair forward. I rough dried on a high heat and speed, simultaneously using the pre-styling wide toothed comb to comb through and control. I tossed my hair back and finished styling with the Revlon drier on low heat and speed using the thermal straightening and volume brush. The brush was light weight and the bristles didn’t tangle, getting caught in my hair like some brushes do. I put one Velcro roller in the crown section for lift and used the cool air, attaching the styling nozzle to direct the air where I wanted it and not disturb the rest, whilst holding down the cool boost button for one minute. The results were superb. My normally unruly hair was straight, bouncy, shining and sleek with a comforting weighty feel to it and it looked professional. The whole styling process took less than fifteen minutes, illustrating the power and control of the Revlon Jetstream 2000. The attachments worked perfectly achieving my desired hairstyle. My hairstyle stayed sleek an
d bouncy overnight and I was reluctant to shampoo and style again the next day, but I needed to know if the Revlon dryer was as effective using a completely different technique, alternative hair products and the recommended attachments. The Just Got Out of Bed Look ************************** This time I used a matching shampoo and separate conditioner specifically intended for perfect curls. Again I towel dried my hair and used the same blow drying product to protect the hair shaft and attached the Soft Fingered Diffuser. This attachment gives more control over your hair as well as being kinder and gentler than direct drying, as it applies diffused heat with no blow. It would be perfect for permed, fine, curly or scrunched hair styles. Mine’s curly, so I hung my hair forward and used the diffuser all through, lifting the roots with the soft fingers. It is emphasised to only use the diffuser on the lowest speed and heat settings as intense contact heat on any hair is damaging. I didn’t flip my hair back until it was completely dry, having given it the once over with the cool boost button to set it…and Wow! Again, outstanding results. Instead of the tangled mess, the usual effect after leaving it to dry naturally, my hair had volume with silky, glossy and bouncy curls. It looked casual yet groomed. This process took a little longer than the smooth and sleek style because of the lack of ‘blow’ but once again the attachments were a pleasure to use and the desired look was accomplished. My Overall Opinion ***************** I was a professional hairdresser for years and wearily stood over many heads of hair with arms aching from using heavy specialised salon hand driers. The Revlon Jetstream 2000 would have made my job much so much easier. With its excellent speed, power and efficiency I could have squeezed in a few more heads and made more money! It is light and easy to use with eithe
r the left or the right hand. It has two heat and two speed settings plus the cool shot for the final style setting. I could hear the radio when it was set on the lowest heat and speed, though higher than that and it drowned the sound. The air filter is hinged to enable easy accessibility to clean out the hair and fluff that inevitably collects. The lead is comfortably long and fits back neatly in the Beauty Bag along with the attachments. I was very impressed with the attachments. They clipped neatly onto the drier simply and detached with no problems, and I proved that using them properly, along with suitable hair products, really gave me the hairstyles I wanted. Compared to my old hairdryer, using this dryer was like test driving a brand new car after driving my ten year old Peugeot and marvelling at how things had moved on! I paid £29.75 for my Revlon 2000 but would imagine there are better deals around in larger Shopping Centres and online. The Revlon Jetstream 2000 Hairdryer is a very powerful and professional piece of electrical hair styling equipment and a pleasure to use, producing excellent results.
2000 watts. Noise reduction system. 3 heat/2 speed settings plus cool shot. Concentrator nozzle and soft finger diffuser. Includes thermal straightening brush, pre-styling comb and 4 Velcro rollers.