It’s the infamous….Q-Redew!!
If you haven’t heard about this innovative tool, then you need to jump on Google right now lol ((and of course read this post hehe)). I was sent a Q-Redew for review a few weeks ago and it is a “handheld hair steamer that quickly restores moisture, rejuvenates and reshapes hair using warm steam as mist. Used on dry hair it revives in minutes and leaves hair dry.” I took that directly from the site and this tool does exactly what it says! I have been playing around with it figuring out how it best fits into my regimen and surprisingly, it has a bunch of uses for a bunch of different hair types! But before I get into that, let me show you what it looks like,etc. Oh and you can buy the Q-Redew for $70 on their website.
The Q-Redew handheld hair steamer uses warm steam as mist to enhance your hair’s natural volume and texture. The Q-Redew hydrates, reshapes and restyles dry hair in minutes. No mess, no fuss, no chemicals – just water.
The innovative Q-Redew tool allows perfect styling control in minutes without rewetting or shampooing. You apply the Q-Redew’s warm steam as mist to reshape, hydrate, volumize and style your locks. Boost your curls, restore moisture to dry hair, lift flat hair, transform bedhead to your best hairstyle.
The Q-Redew disperses gentle warm mist into the cuticle of dry hair to naturally moisturize the strand leaving your hair dry, but revitalized. Fill reservoir with water. Plug in to heat up the Q-Redew. Press the trigger to release the steam. Can be used with or without your favorite products. Second day hair? No problem. Flat, lifeless hair? Revive it. Dry, Brittle Hair? Hydrate it. Static and dryness? Mist it.
So the Q-Redew is obviously hand-held and is actually a bit heavier than I had anticipated. Nothing that makes using it uncomfortable to use, you can just tell its sturdy like a blowdryer. It’s got scary-looking prongs lol at the end which I initially thought were where the steam came out from but the steam actually comes out through small holes at the base of the prongs. The prongs help lift/separate your hair to allow the warm steam to distribute, similar to how a diffuser attachment sort of works
Here is where you fill the wand with water. There is a detachable reservoir that holds about 3 oz of water. I know that that doesn’t seem like very much water but it actually omits quite a bit of steam for such a small amount. Depending on how I am using the wand, I may refill it again.
And THIS is what always happens when I get anything new…this lil youngin has to be all up in the mix, nosey as hell, trying to get in pictures, sniffing and all lol. Oh Meyer, if i didn’t love you so lol :o)
So now for the uses, well, at least how I used it. I first used it for just the steam benefits meaning I didn’t use it to “style” my hair. I used it while I was twisting my hair and this is the only time I have to refill the water reservoir because I end up using more steam to really do a thorough job. I used it after I already had product in my hair (re-twisting on 2nd or 3rd day hair), so the remaining product sealed in the moisture from the steam.
Now what really surprised me was how much it DETANGLED my hair! I mean it like really did a great job at that, to the point where I could run the prongs of the Q-Redew through my hair like a comb. The steam really softened my hair and I love that the steam is like a “dry” steam, my hair wasn’t wet afterward ((more “dewy” than anything!)) which I liked because sometimes when I use a spritzer or moisture mist to re-twist my hair, it can take awhile to dry and my hair may be damp in the mornings sometimes. REALLLY love the Q-Redew for this use. I think this is probably how I plan on using it 99% of the time!
Alright so for the second use, I used the Q-Redewto “re-dew” my latest wash-n-go ((<— I will be making a post about what did soon!). If you love wng’s then you will love the Q-Redew. Now I am not a huge fan of wng’s because I haven’t quite found the right “recipe” to make them turnout right on me but I don’t mind them every now and then.
So here is my goofy hair right after I took a shower in the morning lol see how its all compacted like a helmet lmao!! I just tie my scarf around it at night and the next pics will show how the Q-Redew helped revive it!
So I filled up the water reservoir and went to work! I just hold the prongs in my hair, squeeze the trigger and leet the steam “reactivate” the product in my hair. I kind of do a lil lift and pull action to help un-squish my hair and the make sure the steam gets the underparts of my hair. The whole process only took a few mins! Again, my hair was not wet and it looked fresh! Also remember, my wash-n-gos aren’t great to begin with BUT the Qredew certainly did it’s part regardless of how my initial wng turned out. You know how after a few days your wng starts to frizz and just look messy? It helps you keep your wng looking fresher longer while providing that essential boost of moisture. Check out the “revival” pics below!
The Q-Redew can also be used to help set roller or rod sets! I’ll definitely have to give a shot if I ever experiment with flexirods or rollers. I definitely feel like ANY curly girl could benefit from the Q-Redew. It truly is innovative and can help improve the health of your hair!