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Q-Redew Hairstyling Vapor Wand

I am so intrigued by this hairstyling tool, Q-Redew, Homepage -- Anyone have one that they could post a review of?
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*
Goal: APL Hair
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  • hippiechic81hippiechic81 Posts: 1,239Registered Users
    I read the article and checked out the website and I REALLY want one!!!!! But $70 is a bit expensive ( ok very!). I'd still love to hear any reviews too. :bigsmurf:
    2a, fine-med. text, normal porosity (I think)

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  • OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,264Registered Users
    why did you have to post that? That's exactly the kind of thing I'v been tempted to use my garment steamer on my hair this winter...I can't afford it though, I really want it.
    shoulder length inverted bob; fine; 3A-3B; med-thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; seems to hate moisturizing products and oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10

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  • DevushkaDevushka Posts: 1,080Registered Users
    I know. :evil4: :D
    Since the first time I saw one of those Q-Renews, I've been thinking about it, but I can't make up my mind. I'd have to be a little more sure before taking the plunge and buying one.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
    Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
    Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
    Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
    Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
    LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
    DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
    Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*
    Goal: APL Hair
  • CurlyFireHorseCurlyFireHorse Posts: 350Registered Users
    double post
    CurlyFireHorse
    Hair: 2a or 3a (not sure), very porous and fine as frog hair
    Day 1: Cowash and condition with AO GPB, ACV Rinse,
    Co-Kra gel (this stuff is fantastic)

    Day 2: KCKT, KCCC, plop, KCCC, plop again, air dry
    Day 3: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Coil Jam
    Day 4: IAGirl's PT, KBB DT, FSG

    Co-Kra gel is my own concoction of okra boiled in coconut milk. It is a cross between FSG and KCCC and leaves my hair very soft and shiny
  • CurlyFireHorseCurlyFireHorse Posts: 350Registered Users
    I really want to try one of these, but I just cannot make myself take the plunge. It is one of those items which would be Holy Grail, Batman! or completely useless.
    CurlyFireHorse
    Hair: 2a or 3a (not sure), very porous and fine as frog hair
    Day 1: Cowash and condition with AO GPB, ACV Rinse,
    Co-Kra gel (this stuff is fantastic)

    Day 2: KCKT, KCCC, plop, KCCC, plop again, air dry
    Day 3: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Coil Jam
    Day 4: IAGirl's PT, KBB DT, FSG

    Co-Kra gel is my own concoction of okra boiled in coconut milk. It is a cross between FSG and KCCC and leaves my hair very soft and shiny
  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    ZOMG, what is that thing?

    It seems like a really, really good idea!

    I cannot afford it right now. But if people start buying them and saying they are awesome, I will probably eventually get one. It seems just too brilliant an idea not to.
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Skeptical.
  • bulldogmommybulldogmommy Posts: 1Registered Users
    I am also intrigued about this product-I would love for the contest winner of this product to give us a review on this!! Keeping my fingers crossed-lol!
  • CurlyFireHorseCurlyFireHorse Posts: 350Registered Users
    I know this sounds a little silly, but I wonder if you rigged a hose with a diffuser on the end to a humidifier if you could at least get an idea if the Q-Redew would work?
    CurlyFireHorse
    Hair: 2a or 3a (not sure), very porous and fine as frog hair
    Day 1: Cowash and condition with AO GPB, ACV Rinse,
    Co-Kra gel (this stuff is fantastic)

    Day 2: KCKT, KCCC, plop, KCCC, plop again, air dry
    Day 3: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Coil Jam
    Day 4: IAGirl's PT, KBB DT, FSG

    Co-Kra gel is my own concoction of okra boiled in coconut milk. It is a cross between FSG and KCCC and leaves my hair very soft and shiny
  • DevushkaDevushka Posts: 1,080Registered Users
    I know. I entered the daily contest here on NC.com to try and win one. I would gladly and dutifully give a full review of how it worked for my hair (different dew points, different styling products used, 2nd-3rd-4th day hair, etc.) because the product just seems to make sense to me.

    Btw, the humidifier & diffuser idea doesn't seem so far-fetched. Heck -- Something like that might have been the prototype for the Q-Redew.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
    Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
    Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
    Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
    Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
    LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
    DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
    Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*
    Goal: APL Hair
  • ninja dogninja dog Posts: 23,780Registered Users
    Why is this better than a mist of water from a spray bottle? Because of the prongs-as-diffuser? They look too long and pointy to be effective, imo.

    Sorry to be a pill. If someone explains why she thinks it might work, I'd be glad to listen.
  • CurlyFireHorseCurlyFireHorse Posts: 350Registered Users
    The main benefit would be not having to touch my hair. I can mist my hair and scrunch and it gets frizzy. So this would hopefully help with that problem.
    CurlyFireHorse
    Hair: 2a or 3a (not sure), very porous and fine as frog hair
    Day 1: Cowash and condition with AO GPB, ACV Rinse,
    Co-Kra gel (this stuff is fantastic)

    Day 2: KCKT, KCCC, plop, KCCC, plop again, air dry
    Day 3: Curly Kinks Satin Roots, Coil Jam
    Day 4: IAGirl's PT, KBB DT, FSG

    Co-Kra gel is my own concoction of okra boiled in coconut milk. It is a cross between FSG and KCCC and leaves my hair very soft and shiny
  • DevushkaDevushka Posts: 1,080Registered Users
    Water sprayed from a water bottle never worked for my hair. It didn't revive curls, it just created frizz. With this Q-Redew product I get the impression that it's a much finer mist, plus it's a warm mist (instead of the bigger drops of room temperature water that I was getting from a spray bottle), so I'm wondering if those features might make a big difference.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
    Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
    Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
    Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
    Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
    LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
    DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
    Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*
    Goal: APL Hair
  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    See I love using a spay bottle with water to refresh my curls. Maybe that's why this seems like such a good idea to me -- a finer mist of water, PLUS it's warm. Warm or even hot water helps set my curls better.

    This seems like it might, just maybe, infuse my hair with the moisture it craves, especially in the wintertime.

    I'm very intrigued.
  • PRISEAPRISEA Posts: 1Registered Users
    As a hairstylist for over 30 years and being tagged as a curly hair-specialist .this tool has me curious and excited.....i long ago gave up the rewetting of my hair to restyle unless I am going to drench it and start anew.....I normally suggest to my clients and I myself prefer a moist towel and flipping the hair and pressing the moisture into the hair to revamp the curls.....this tool could truly be a blessing for spot curling and for people on the go.....business women, busy moms ..etc.............I may have to take that plunge! and if I do.I will surely post an honest review!
  • MojoDojoMojoDojo Posts: 702Registered Users
    I've been tempted to see if it would do anything for my post-hardhat hair - but $70? If it works it'd be worth it, but if it doesn't, would be a huge investment for nothing.
    I AM THE NEANDERTHAL SLAYER!!!
  • DevushkaDevushka Posts: 1,080Registered Users
    Yeah, you have to pay the shipping plus a $10 restocking fee if you decide it's not for you and want to return it. Once there are more impartial reviews that are favorable (i.e., reviews other than the great ones that manufacturers of course feature on their websites), then I'll be more inclined to give it a try.

    I admit there's a part of me that's hoping for really favorable reviews on places like nc.com. Moisture, curls, and 2-3+ day hair without weighing down my fine-textured hair with more products sounds great!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
    Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
    Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
    Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
    Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
    LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
    DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
    Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*
    Goal: APL Hair
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    Mmm, skeptical. In the dry winter air, a shot of ambient humidity more like spring/summer (i.e. give the dog a lukewarm bath with the door closed, visit indoor botanical garden) is a good thing. But to do something like put my hair in the diffuse vapor of my (warm mist) humidifier would overwhelm it with water droplets. I actually have one of those "ionic steam hot roller" thingies, maybe I'll try the steamer part to refresh my hair...
    To me there's a huge difference between bona fide humidity and mist. The former is my friend, the latter is not. As soon as you leave the microclimate of the little misting tool, your hair will begin losing moisture to the air around it. I think they need to do a lot of post-marketing research, taking some measurements (how much do curls shrink, what is the change in wavelength or curl diameter, how long does the change persist and in what sort of relative humidities) to get the doubters and people who usually spray their hair with water to refresh for a pittance to part with $70 for a better mousetrap.
  • McfrizzyMcfrizzy Posts: 406Registered Users
    at first it seemed interesting to me like a technological spray bottle if that makes sense...but ive always thought steams on hair in the shower for example made it poof up????Guess not, but like $70, its too much i would give it $20 if that not to cheap :p
    Lo-poo:organix Shea butter shampoo
    Co-wash: suave coconut
    Rinse out:GFTN/GVP conditioning balm
    Leave in: GF daily care spray leave in
    Serum-like product: still need one
    Gel:LA looks sport gel/ HESMU,GFPC
    Oils: olive, coconut

    I think I'm normal-overly porous, medium-thick hair(although I see fine hair too), love protein
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    Okay, update. I got my old Conair steam rollers out (the steam-making part, which must be set level on a counter so it won't spill). I put my diffuser over where the steam comes out. Being near freezing here and dry, my hair is pretty limp and wilty, especially after wearing a hat for a while outdoors. I leaned and bent all around to get my hair into the bowl of the diffuser perched on top of the steamer.
    Crap. It looked great.
    Lots of volume, more curls on the ends, more bounce, spirals returned. And, of course, halo frizz everywhere (hello, it's steam). But no crunchy hair from the fine mist (which was a little too hot because it's not made for the hair/scalp directly)

    Now I want one. Although bending all around like that makes a person flexible :) But $70? And it's not even being sold through a re-seller, so there's no 50-55% distributor mark-up. Sheesh. Great idea. Lousy pricing.
    Dry air will now start sucking it back out again...
  • mhen76mhen76 Posts: 813Registered Users
    Curious. Intrigued. Like many of you, I'm leery of the price. I'm also concerned that it looks so bulky.
    3B, fine, normal to low porosity
    Modified CG since June 2010
    HGs: FSG, anything with glycerin, Tresemme Naturals conditioner, Curls Like Us cloths, satin pillowcases.
  • BethieBethie Posts: 1Registered Users
    I am tempted to try this as well, but as you all said, it's really expensive. I did some research and found out that there are vapor hairdryers that cost a lot less. Maybe you could get similar results if you hooked up your diffuser to a vapor hairdryer.
  • DevushkaDevushka Posts: 1,080Registered Users
    By now, someone's won the 2 or 3 Q-Redews that nc.com was giving away this month, right? I'd love it if when they actually received it, they'd give a full review of what results they got with it under different conditions (dewpoints, products used, etc.) along with the details of their particular hair properties.

    With the amount of money I spend on hair products, I sometimes think that if this styling tool saved me time and $$ spent on hair products, and gave me good styling results and moisture-balanced hair, then I'd be fine with the price. I'm lucky in that I can get by with using relatively small amounts of product on my fine hair, so what I buy lasts. But I'm sure there are plenty of curlies who can go through $70 in hair products pretty quickly. At least a $70 styling tool would be of use a lot longer (assuming it's reasonably well made, that is).
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
    Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
    Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
    Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
    Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
    LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
    DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
    Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*
    Goal: APL Hair
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    I'm thinking duct tape, a bit of tubing or hose, a diffuser top and something like this: Amazon.com: Ultra Mini Travel Steamer: Home & Kitchen
    The ionic steamers often produce ozone, a no-no for asthmatics.
  • OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,264Registered Users
    Like IAgirl, I'm thinking this(Rowenta Pro garment steamer
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    As I have all of these nifty things, I'm going to try it out...I'll have to be careful though because the steam from the steamer is pretty powerful- I may not even need the diffuser...maybe I'll try the steamer by itself first.
    shoulder length inverted bob; fine; 3A-3B; med-thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; seems to hate moisturizing products and oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10

    receive $10 off 1st order of $40 & up, or $5 off on smaller orders, when using iHERB code: GIK909
  • DevushkaDevushka Posts: 1,080Registered Users
    Ondulee, if you do try out your homemade system, please post your results -- **BUT BE CAREFUL NOT TO BURN YOURSELF WITH THE STEAM**!!! I guess that's one more thing possibly in favor of the QR -- It'd be nice to assume that they've incorporated the right safety features.

    (In all honesty, I just know myself and can really imagine crossing my fingers and buying one of these Q-Redews when I can work it into my budget.)
    Ondulee wrote: »
    Like IAgirl, I'm thinking this(Rowenta Pro garment steamer
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    As I have all of these nifty things, I'm going to try it out...I'll have to be careful though because the steam from the steamer is pretty powerful- I may not even need the diffuser...maybe I'll try the steamer by itself first.
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]3b / Fine / Low (to Med) Density / Normal Porosity & Elasticity
    Currently Using [*Holy Grails*]
    Cleansers: DC No-Poo / DC Low-Poo / *BaSo & ACV*
    Co-Washes/ROs: CJ Beauticurls Argan & OO / DC OneC / Organicals DC Creme
    Additives: *Silk Amino Acids* / Honeyquat / Fragrance Oils
    LIs (found some!): KCKT / CJ Beauticurls LI / CJ Curl Assurance Smoothing Daily Condish
    DTs: *Coconut Oil* rinses / *Honey*, EVOO, & DC OneC / CJ Curl Rehab
    Sealer: *DM Super Buttercreme*
    Goal: APL Hair
  • OnduleeOndulee Posts: 1,264Registered Users
    thanks, I'll be really careful. I'll update how it goes.
    shoulder length inverted bob; fine; 3A-3B; med-thick density; normal porosity; normal elasticity- my hair loves keratin, ACV, silk protein ,Curlkeeper and AG:Recoil ; seems to hate moisturizing products and oils except mineral oil; CG- Jan/'09-mod CG Sept/'09;CG again Jan/'10/mod CG from Mar'10

    receive $10 off 1st order of $40 & up, or $5 off on smaller orders, when using iHERB code: GIK909
  • IAgirlIAgirl Posts: 2,540Registered Users
    I was going to make the same comment - that steam is at least 212°F. I was as far away from the steam source at the length of the diffuser you have in your pic (I have that one) and it was too hot on my scalp. I think there needs to be a bit more hose between where the steam is made and your hair/head. Not sure where it is released from the steamer above, maybe that's plenty of space? But it definitely gets hotter as you go. That's a big concern for the Q-Redew. That steam source is awfully close to your head and no matter what, it has to be 212° to be steam.
    Let us know how it works, Ondulee!
  • Jas76Jas76 Posts: 2,283Registered Users
    Question... I we sure it is actually steam and not a really fine mist, maybe from a fogger? Though maybe the heat is part of the equation.
    2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

    Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
    clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
    Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
    RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
    LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
    Seal - MO or Jojoba
    DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
    PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
    Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
    Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
  • SamanthaMGSamanthaMG Posts: 1Registered Users
    $70 dollars seems a lot to pay for a $20 clothing steamer with a diffuser.

    Plus what about the temperature. I find steam very drying in cold weather.

    Why not just use a facial steamer. There are professional portable table top models for about the same price many have the option of warm, cool or ionic mist many allow you to add essential oil or herbs to the water.

    And they are good for your skin too - more bang for the buck.
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