In the world of hair care tools, the Revlon One Step Hair Dryer is queen. For years the pink-tipped blow dryer/hair brush combo has been a top choice for beauty editors and tired moms. It’s gone viral on TikTok and regularly pops up in Reels showcasing its impressive ability to deliver a salon-worthy blow out in just a few minutes.

Personally, I have the hair of a toddler. It naturally possesses all the volume of a wet rag and can be broken by a stiff wind. Unfortunately, the answer to volume is almost always heat, so for a long time I ended up in a cycle of solving one problem while causing the other. I’m also no pro when it comes to wielding a brush and a hair dryer at once, so the results of my work have never been all that great. On a whim, I bought the Revlon One Step in hopes of looking like a real grown up without doing further damage to my baby fine locks.

Let me say this: I nailed it on the first go. My hair had the lift I wanted without the flyaways my regular dryer would leave behind.

It also gets rave reviews from folks with thicker, wavy and curly hair. The oversize brush design smoothes as it dries, cutting back on the time time it takes to straighten. For research, I tested it on my tween daughter who has a head full of curls and now she thinks I’m a total hair professional. (A nice recovery after years of disappointing her with my lack of braiding skills.)

Rocking some postpartum hair loss? Let this help bump up the volume!

And while part of its charm has always been the affordable price tag, it’s currently on sale for the lowest price we’ve ever seen. Usually around $40 bucks, right now you can snag it on Amazon for just $26!

One more thing: I’m not the only one singing the praises of the Revlon One Step. One Motherly editor says years later she’s still “hopelessly devoted to this thing” while adding, “I only ever carry on but will sacrifice carry on space for this.” Another editor says she often uses this on two-or-three day hair. “Splash a little water on the hair, run the Revlon One Step through it, and then add some dry shampoo, and I have almost instant volumized, fresh-looking hair.” If that’s not a mom-friendly hair hack, I don’t know what is.

Shop the Revlon One Step Hair Dryer right now and thank us later

A version of this story was published June 22, 2021. It has been updated.