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Revlon One-Step Volumizer PLUS 2.0 vs 1.0 Original Comparison

We know that Revlon The One-Step Collection hair dryer and volumizers provide fast and effective styling for a very affordable price. But which One-Step to choose?
Here you will find your answer.

Revlon One Step Volumizer PLUS 2.0 vs Original 1.0 review featured

Revlon One-Step Volumizer PLUS 2.0 vs 1.0 Original

Revlon One-Step Volumizer is a reliable and affordable model that has been one of the tops of our list for some time and for good reason. With its affordable price and fast styling capacity, Revlon Hot Air Brush is perfect for home stylists that prioritize budget and speed.

They’ve recently come up with a new version called Revlon One-Step Volumizer PLUS 2.0, which is an intriguing upgrade from the original version.

While many points like bristles and ionic technology, as well as the ceramic titanium barrel remain the same in both versions, there are some key differences between the two.

The new detachable head is a huge progress, making it compact and easier to clean. On top of that, 4 different heat settings instead of 3 is just taking things to the next level, since there’s no other hot air brush in the market that offers this quality. There are also some design differences between these two tools.

We broke down the differences and measured everything you need to know about these two sisters. Here’s what we found out:

If you’re curious about the competition, check out the article about Best Hot Air Brushes of 2023.


Revlon One-Step Volumizer PLUS 2.0

REVLON One-Step Volumizer PLUS 2.0 Hair Dryer and Hot Air BrushModel Name/ Number: RVDR5298N/ULT
Price: $70
Heat Settings: Low: 143.6 °F / Medium: 151.3 °F / High: 170.9 °F
Best for: Fine to medium hair texture, all hair lengths
Pros: Medium heat setting for all hair types, detachable head
Cons: Couldn’t come up with any cons to be honest!

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REVLON Salon One-Step Volumizer Enhanced 1.0

REVLON Salon One-Step Volumizer Enhanced 1.0Model Name/ Number: RVDR5222
Price: $60
Heat Settings: Low: 167.5 °F / High: 207.3 °F
Best for: Thick hair, shoulder-length or longer hair
Pros: Bigger barrel for long hair
Cons: Can’t reach the roots, gets too hot

Table of Contents

Keynotes On Their Differences:

Barrel Size And Shape

As we all know, the barrel size and shape are the most important points of the decision-making process when choosing a hot air brush.

The “Original” has a quite large-sized barrel (2.8″). This size makes it a bit difficult to get close to the roots. While it can cover a lot of hair at one brush stroke, it’s very inconvenient for shorter hairstyles.

The new “Plus”, on the other hand, is a relatively slim hair brush with only 2.4″. This size provides great grip on the roots, while still covering enough area to be convenient for longer hair. It also gives a nice bounce to the ends. It is a great upgrade in our opinion.

Revlon One Step Volumizer PLUS 2.0 vs 1.0 Original barrel size comparison

Both versions are oval-shaped. Oval shape is generally considered the better choice for boosting volume. It can create large beach waves, but it’s worth mentioning that these tools are not the best option for tight curls.

Revlon One Step Volumizer PLUS 2.0 vs 1.0 Original barrel shape comparison

Detachable Design

Revlon seems to have listened to their customers very well because there was quite a bit of requests about a more compact model, and here it is. While the head of the “original” doesn’t detach from the bottom, in the “plus” version you can separate the head. Now this has many benefits starting with how easier it gets to clean.

The detached head allows us to reach to every little bit of the tool and clean it thoroughly. It also clearly makes it more compact, a great quality if you’re traveling often. But even if you’re not, no one wants their hair tools to take up too much space. Not to mention the fact that you can detach the head and use the tool to blow dry your hair!

Revlon One Step Volumizer PLUS 2.0 vs 1.0 Original detachable head



– Heat Settings

Hot air brushes often come with different heat settings, and the “original” Revlon was also providing 3 heat settings including high, low, and cool options. This is already a considerably efficient way, fitting the needs of both thick and fine hair. Although users had some complaints about high setting getting too hot and the low setting not being effective enough. Revlon one step “plus” seems to be solving this problem.

It offers 4 heat settings instead of 3, adding a medium heat option.

Revlon-One-Step-Volumizer-PLUS-vs-Original Temperature comparison of high heat settings

Well, you know that we’re obsessed, we had to measure and decide; While “original” is getting relatively high on low setting (167.5 °F), it gets really hot on high setting (207.3 °F). Now this heat is enough to fry your hair if you use it on a daily basis.

When we went ahead and measured the “plus” version, the results were: Low (146.3 °F), Medium (151.3 °F) and High (170.9 °F). You can see that it’s much gets much less hot than the “original”, even the high option of “plus” is almost the same as the low option of the “original”. Now we have been informed that the “Plus” promises 50% less heat damage, and with these results, we can definitely believe them.

– Handle Temperature

– Cool Tip Temperature

Performance And Durability

New Revlon one step “plus promises to have 40 percent more life than the “original”. The need for this upgrade is understandable since the “original” was reported by many users to be not very durable. Our tests indicates that the “plus” version is a bit sturdier than the “original” but still the difference is not great and durability is not the strongest suit of Revlon. But with this price it’s still a great option.

*Both Revlons released a chemical when they’re used for the first time, which burned our throats and eyes. We thought it’s worth mentioning in case you’re one of our sensitive users. You might want to stay a bit far and open the windows when you use these tools for the first time.


– Weight:

Revlon One Step Plus is claiming to be a more lightweight tool. After measuring both versions, we came to realize that they weigh exactly the same! (14.8lbs.) We don’t really understand why and how they make such a claim but it’s not true.

Revlon One-Step Volumizer PLUS 2.0 vs 1.0 Original weight

– Handle Size:

Revlon One-Step Volumizer PLUS 2.0 vs 1.0 Original handle size

– Length:

The “original” measures 13 inches while the “plus” is 14 inches. This change includes both the handles and the brushes.
Both the handle and the brush of “Plus” is noticeably longer then the “original” version. Longer brush provides a larger are which really helps with long hair. While the thickness of the handle remains the same, the design is improved making it easier to hold, especially for smaller hands.

Revlon One-Step Volumizer PLUS 2.0 vs 1.0 Original product length

– Noise Level:

After our measurements, we found the sound of these tools are quite similar with each other, as well as between different heat settings. To be precise, for the “original”; Low is 85, medium is 94, and high is 93, while for the “plus”; low is 88 and high is 94dBA. Generally, above 90dBA is considered on the higher end, which makes both the “original and the “plus” quite noisy tools.

Revlon-One-Step-Volumizer-PLUS-vs-Original comparison of noise level

– Cord:


Revlon One-Step Volumizer PLUS

Revlon Salon One-Step Hair Dryer and Volumizer

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