Revlon RV484 Review

Think Twice

Offering ionic technology, three heat settings, two speed settings, a cool-shot option, a concentrator and a diffuser, this hair dryer seems to be as good as the rest, but don't be fooled. It receives bad reviews across the board, with users warning it poses a safety hazard. Several report it has burned their hands, gets way too hot, and sometimes gives off a bad smell.

Comments that it's heavy and bulky are actually some of the milder barbs thrown at the Revlon RV484. Although some consumers are satisfied with this cheap hair dryer, scathing comments about it sparking and shorting out and singeing, frying, or otherwise damaging hair often appear in Revlon RV484 reviews on Amazon. Consumers posting reviews on the Target website report similar problems, ranging from buttons breaking to the cord melting and causing sparks to fly. One user explicitly labels the Revlon RV484 a safety hazard.

On paper, the Revlon RV484 seems like a good, affordable choice. It has ionic technology that is said to reduce frizz, three heat settings, two speed settings, and a cold-shot option. It even comes with a concentrator and a diffuser, and it's all wrapped up in a very cheap price.

However, Revlon RV484 reviews by consumers questioning its safety, as well as its performance, give us pause. Although more recent reviews seem less negative, we think you should pass this one by despite its appealing price and reputable brand name.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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