Friday Favorites: Le Volume

Yesterday was a rough day! I woke up with a bad migraine and just couldn’t get over it.  I did sit down and try to post, but the fog in my brain just wasn’t allowing it.  Thankfully, that migraine is gone, and I am refreshed and ready to bring you another one of my favorite things today.  This one is actually a new favorite. I have been eyeing those round brush hairdryers for years because they really intrigued me. I already used a round brush with my regular hair dryer so I thought a brush and dryer all-in-one would make my life easier.   Revlon has had one for years that I have looked at, but I got scared when I heard that many of them had been known to catch on fire.  That alone kept me from ever purchasing one of theirs.  Then L’ange came out with one a year or two ago, and I was again fascinated.  My drawback to pulling the trigger on it was that everyone kept talking about how much volume they got with it.  It is even called the Le Volume, a 2-in-1 volumizing brush.  If you have been following me for a while, you know that volume is just about the last thing my hair needs.  I have insanely thick hair, and it has more than enough volume on its own. I certainly don’t need anything that is going to add to that, but I still really wanted one.  Another thing that was holding me back from buying that one was that it seemed to be a very large brush. The original design was a 75 mm brush.  I was worried that it was too big for my shorter hair.  I just couldn’t make myself order it.

Then L’ange came out with a smaller version last year that is a 60 MM brush.  When it when on major sale for Black Friday, I finally pulled the trigger and ordered one.  I figured it was better to get it heavily discounted than to spend full price and end up hating it.  Best. Decision. Ever. I am obsessed! I may never use a regular hairdryer again! It is so easy to use, cuts down on my drying time, and gives me a smooth look.  I easily figured out how to use it and not increase the volume in my hair.  Now, if you want volume, you certain can get it but lifting your hair upward from the root.  I, on the other hand, just pull down from the root, and it doesn’t add any extra volume.  I still do use my flat iron afterwards to flatten down the natural volume that I have because I personally like my hair better that way, but the Le Volume does not make the volume any worse than it naturally is. In fact, it is probably a little better if I am being honest.  I also think that the brush helps cut down on some of the frizz that I get from a regular hair dryer because the air flow is more easily controlled and is concentrated just on the hair in the brush as the time.  It doesn’t blow your hair every which way like a regular hair dryer.  The brush easily glides through my hair and never gets stuck or tangled.  It is seriously the best thing ever.  I am mad at myself for waiting so long to get one.  It is seriously like getting a salon blowout in your own home. 

The one warning I would give you about the brush is that the air gets pretty hot as it blows out.  It has gotten pretty hot on my neck as it blows when I am drying the short hairs in the back of my head at the base of my neck.  My fix for that is to turn it to low when I am doing that part of my hair because it isn’t as hot when it is on low.   The bristles do not get hot, and I have no problem touching them to guide my hair through or with the bristles touching my head.  The titanium plate does get hot, though, so make sure you don’t accidently touch it.   I do think that my personal body temperature doesn’t get as hot when I am using this versus a regular hair dryer either.  I think that part of that is because it doesn’t take me as long to dry my hair with this as it used to before.  Normally, I am sweating buckets after I dry my hair, and I don’t feel like I am as hot using this. 

I also recommend that you don’t use it when your hair is soaking wet.  I feel like it works better when my hair has dried just a little bit naturally. I usually put my makeup on before I dry my hair, so it has a chance to dry a little first.  I think this is better all-around for the health of your hair when using a hair dryer and brush and when using the Le Volume.  I don’t think it is good for your hair to brush it a lot when it is soaking wet.  I could totally be making that up, but I feel like I have heard that a few times before. 

I highly recommend the Le Volume.  It is one of the best purchases I have ever made.  It saves time and energy, and it works great! I really love all of L’ange’s tools and brushes.  I am not an affiliate for them.  I simply love their products.  If you have been thinking about a round brush hairdryer, look for a sale and get one. I don’t think you will be disappointed!

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