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Amazing! Can't recommend this highly enough! For anyone who straightens
their hair and wants a more natural/volumised look then this is perfect. It
does the drying, brushing and curling/straightening all in one go - just
like the hairdressers can do but I can never do at home! I have had many
compliments on my hairstyle when I have used this and have also lent it out
to a few friends to try and all have gone and bought one. Also works on
straight hair to give it some bounce and great for giving some lift at the
roots rather than having to back comb. Another advantage I found is that it
gives your hair a bit of a break from the ceramic straighteners. Easy to
learn to use - comes with full instructions. The only disadvantage is that
if you have long hair, it takes longer to 'big hair' it than to use
traditional straightening irons but I guess the more you use them, the
quicker you get. 100% recommended!
This styler is excellent at smoothing out those annoying flicks you can get with shorter layered hairstyles. Its great for creating volume and lift but hasnt been so effective since ive grownmy hair past shoulder length although its still very useful for smoothing my hair and making it appear more shiny, if you have a short-ish layered hairstyle this styler is definitely worth the price! Can be just as effective when used on dry hair as it is on wet butfor proper oomph is best used on damp hair with plenty of mousse! This is soo time consuming but definitely worth it!
I saw this hair styler while I was checking out reviews on this site last week and decided I wanted to give one a go. I have weak fine hair so anything that might help interests me!
The £50 price tag was the only thing that was putting me off a bit and I've been umming and ahing all week!
Well when I got an email at lunchtime today notifying me that Boots have this item on sale for £35 AND it's triple points weekend I decided to go for it.
I have just tried it out
After washing me hair I towel dry and apply mousse. But that's another review!
This is basically a big round brush that has hot air pumped through it. And it spins. Simple enough but quite effective.
There is an on off switch easy to reach with your thumb and switches to the side to rotate it clockwise and anti clockwise.
The buttons take a little bit of getting used to as a few times the brush was spinning the wrong way to what I wanted!!
To use I sectioned off the top of my hair and then kind of brushed the brush through my hair, having it spinning at the same time.
A couple of times, per the instruction booklet I rolled it up my hair from tip to root (like you're putting rollers in) and let it blow like that for a while.
I did the whole of the underneath of my hair then unclipped the top section and repeated.
And the results? Well my hair looks and feels bouncier and I am happy with the results. I'm not sure if I would have paid £50 for this but at £35 plus £5 in points back if you get it at Boots I am pleased with my purchase and I would recommend it to friends.
'Wow your hair looks great, have you been to the salon' is something that I hear frequently now. The reason? My Babyliss Big Hair rotating styling brush. It is the best beauty product I have ever bought - purchased December 2010 and still going strong!
The Big Hair works hard to dry and style hair to the same effect that could usually only be achieved with a professional blow dry. My hair is fine and wavy/kinky with a mind of its own. I do have a lot of it though and it is the type of hair hat needs to be 'done' - to leave it to dry naturally may result in lovely beachy waves, but will probably just end up in a frizzy fuzz. The Big Hair's rotating blow drying action stretches out the hair, curling the ends an leaves my hair with a voluminous, soft look which lasts. I have found in the past that straightening my hair looks very harsh and also can go wrong if my hair gets rained on/ exposed to humidity. Having used the Big Hair, it's a different story. My style lasts from styling to washing, while maintaining bounce and style.
The Big Hair is pretty time efficient too - I tend to rough dry my hair with a normal hair dryer until 75/80% dry which takes around 5 mins, I then use the Big Hair to finish off. I section my hair into three 'levels' - bottom, middle and top/front. I then start with the bottom and work my way around my head, from left to right, before starting on the next section. The Big Hair is placed at the bottom of a section of hair from the layer. You then select the intensity of heat (2 options) and which way you would like the brush to rotate and off you go! It is really simple, with the button simply being pressed to operate the rotation - it stops on release. It is then simple to roll the brush up the hair, release and brush it down, before repeating the process until the section is dry and smooth. For additional bounce, you simply hold the brush at the end of the hair and press to rotate it for a few turns. It really is so straightforward!
When I first got the Big Hair, I was concerned about tangles and trapped hair. I have used the device at least 3 times a week since 2010 and this has never happened! The only down side that I can think of is the protective cover can be clunky to put on/off and the design could maybe be sleeker and look more 'expensive' than shiny lack plastic. However, the device is a BARGAIN! Retailing at around £45 max, this is the cost of 3 professional blow dries at the most and I can honestly say that the result I get from using the Big Hair is exactly the same as I get from the Salon. It is fantastic and if mine ever dies, I will be buying a replacement straight away.
I have always loved the way my hair looks after a professional blow dry at a hair salon, but always struggled to get the same results at home. I could never perfect that technique of using a round brush and a hairdryer to create straight hair that also had some volume to it. In the past I would rough dry my hair with a hair dryer and straighten it using hair straighteners to achieve a straight look. But these would often leave me with frazzled, dry hair that was flat at the roots - not the look I wanted to achieve. I'd almost given up hope on having good looking hair, when I saw an advertisement for this.
I was intrigued by how it worked as the idea seemed so simple - a rotating brush that blows hot air through it to give you that bouncy blow dry look. I was worried that it might tangle your hair but after reading mostly positive reviews I decided to buy it. I'm not going to lie, it takes some getting used to - working out what button turns the brush in which direction, but once you've got it, it's a doddle! The best way I've found to use this is to either let air dry to 80% dry or blast with a hair dryer - it works best if your hair isn't wet. Then section off the hair combing the brush through you hair. Most sections of hair only required going over it once or twice, which is much better for your hair than straightening it. It also gave me amazing volume at the roots, giving me that volumised look I'd always been after.
Since buying this over a year ago, I've only ever used a normal hairdryer once and that was because I was on holiday and ended up with dry, uncontrollable frizzy hair again. The styler is quite large so not the most travel friendly, but I will make room for it in my luggage in future because it is so useful. Best hair care invention for years!
So i have long, thick unruly hair and finding ways to keep it looking glossy and holding the style is sometime pretty hard to do, so i thought about trying yet another product which promises to give you big hair like Cheryl Coles. I headed to one of my favourite online stores (amazon) and ordered up the latest Babyliss Big Hair brush and decided i would give it a go.
Once i had it all out of the box i was getting pretty excited at just how big the brush was - Could this finally be something what will do my hair without taking hours to do and back-coming the heck out of it? When i turned it on (which might i add is a little noisy) it seemed pretty easy to work, so i stopped, sectioned off my hair and choose form one of the 3 heat settings: cool, warm and hot. I tend to use it on the hottest setting as it works quicker on my hair. After getting used to how to work the brush - as i kept pushing the wrong button for the wrong way, i found it easy to use and unlike other spinning brushes (which usually lead to me having to untangle my hair out bit by bit) this didn't happen once with the big hair brush.
It says you should leave your hair until it's partially dry, or whizz your usual hairdryer over it before using this tool to make it quicker and easier to use which i agree with, i have used it on completely dry hair to and it seemed to work just fine but you may need to spend just a little more time getting the right style.
Overall the brush was not to heavy (so my arm didn't start to ache half way through doing my hair), was quick, easy and gave me a blow-dry hair just as good as Kate Middletons.
I LOVE this styler! Naturally, my hair is very straight with next to no volume at the roots. It's quite thick and heavy, so unless I use a lot of styling product, curls and other styles tend to just straighten out pretty quickly.
I've always loved the look of a nice blow-dry, but have found it quite difficult (so fiddly!) to do it myself with a round brush and hair dryer. The Babyliss Styler is basically a fusion of these two things, with soft bristles that give your hair a beautiful shine.
Before buying the styler, I watched YouTube reviews to get a better idea of how it works. It seemed to accentuate layers really well in fine hair, but looked slightly difficult to handle. My concern was that it wouldn't work well in my long, thick hair, but when I saw the styler on offer for £30ish, I thought I'd buy it to see what it could do... and I was very pleased!
Admittedly, it took me several tries to perfect my method, and I kept getting my hair tangled in the joints to begin with - the flicks and waves weren't staying for long at all, and it was hardly drying my hair. But, after a little practise, my hair was looking so groomed and sleek, the flicks and waves stayed almost all day with a little spray, and I had a lot of volumes at the roots - it looked great.
If you ensure your hair is 80-90% dry before you begin and remember to section your hair off, despite the styler's big size, you'll find it so easy to achieve sleek, groomed, Kate Middleton style hair that looks like you've just had a professional blow-dry! There are many different looks you can achieve if you just play around with it a bit and figure out what works best for your style.
It takes me 30-40 minutes to do all of my hair and is 1000% easier and faster than a hair dyer and round brush. And if that's not enough, Babyliss offer a three year guarantee in the event of a blown-motor or other problem - so, if you're looking for a glamorous day-to-day hairstyle, this styler is perfect for you!
I have dead straight fine flat hair, which is extremely difficult to add volume and any curl into it. I often use a hairdryer and a roll brush to style after shampooing but I find it time-consuming and nut much difference to my hair. Therefore, when I saw an advert on this, I was very interested but the price tag of £45-ish put me off so I let it slide. However, I saw it half price at Debenhams on Christmas sale so I snatched it up to try out cause I fed up with my lifeless hair, I really want to add volume into it.
Product & Cost:
The product can be described as a big electrical roll hair brush. It is not heavy at all, quite comfortable to hold.
It is quite expensive at £45 but you can shop around for cheaper deals on clearance or online (about £20-30 on offers). It is widely available with all other Babyliss products.
The Styler has 3 heat setting. The first one is cool, supposedly for thin hair, the second one is medium heat for medium-thick hair and the third one is for thick hair. You can only rotate with the second and third setting.You need to push and hold a button on the handle to get the brush head to rotate. If you push the button to the right hand side, the barrel rotates in a clockwise direction, whilst if you push it to the left it turns in an anti-clockwise direction. Therefore, this allows you to style your hair inwards or outwards accordingly.
I must admit, the first few uses were quite confusing and I was quite disappointed. But it does get better with practice. I think it works best if your hair is 70-80% dry, and when your hair is sectioned. It does not give much effect when your hair is in a big chunk, you should work on 1-inch section each for best result. When done correctly, it does give a nice shine it promised to my hair and leaves my hair quite voluminous. It creates a nice curl towards my face, which I like. Moreover, it does not create any frizz.
I feel that as my hair gets longer, it has less voluminous effect so I think it works best on short to medium hair.
The product is said not to be used on dry hair, so you just need to spray your hair a bit damp if you want to use it between your washes.
I do like this product, but I would be hesitant to pay full price for this. This is a useful tool if you have flat hair like me, but it is not quick and easy to use as it looks on the ads, be careful not to tangle your hair. If you have enough patience, a hairdryer and a roll brush would do.
I would recommend the Babyliss Big hair styler to almost everyone; it really works well on my fine, short hair and adds extra volume and shine. I have used it on people with shoulder length and long hair with great results. It can be a bit tricky to get the hang of to begin with and if you have thick or long hair I would suggest that you sections off different parts of your hair to do at a time, but it will eliminate the need for straightening because it leaves your hair smooth and shiny.
My hair dries quite well with a rough through from a towel and I only use the big styler, I don't use a separate hair dryer. I get nice volume all over and I can choose to flick the ends in either direction or round them under or have them straight. You should use the cool setting to set the style, once you have given it a run through on the warmer setting.
My main advice for this product would be that whilst it is great and I love it, it probably won't be suitable for people with really thick, long hair. Also I am on my third one as the previous two have blown their motors, so keep your receipt because I have always managed to get them replaced for free. This has not put me off having any more though, even if I had to pay for them.
I got this as a surprise Christmas gift from my friend, she was maximising the superdrug points and money off deals and bagged it for £30.00! - I would not have purchased this myself, although I have most hair styling tools out there! I have shoulder length, wavy hair, I have lots of hair but the texture is fine and soft and resembles candy floss in the wrong hands, so anything revolving and hot near my hair doesnt appeal. Amazingly however Im quite impressed with this product! Admittedly ive only used it four times (twice on Christmas day because it is very addictive). It has two speed settings, the slower setting is perfect to allow you to get the hang of it, its not to hot though, i got bored waiting for it to dry my 80% pre-dried hair. The faster setting is more like it!! Good heat and drying quality, my sectioned hair was dry and bouncy in no time. I did have a couple of panicked moments when I pressed the wrong rotation button - and it was burling a little to close to my scalp. But it was easily rectified, i would also suggest laying off the Christmas spirit prior to use as it slows your reflexes :). My hair was smooth and shiny, but I would definetely recommend a good heat protection spray prior to use. A smaller brush attachment would have been useful also. If you want lots of volume and movement I would recommend this product.
I bought this a few months back after my 2nd babyliss hairdryer straightener broke.
I really liked that hairdryer but it has been discontinued and was difficult to find the second time.
I was looking for another hairdryer straightener but could not find one. All I kept coming up with was this big hair dryer that had a brush which I wasn't keen on.
I read quite a few reviews and eventually decided I had to go with it as a normal hairdryer makes my hair go frizzy so I need to get the straighteners on it as well.
The hairdryer is said to add volume, shine and body to your hair.
It is a 700w and has 3 heat settings including a cool setting.
You can rotate the brush as you are drying your hair with it, (you can not rotate if it is on the cool setting). If it is on the lower heat the rotate is slower than if on the higher speed.
The brush rotates both clockwise and anti clockwise.
Before using this it is better to dry your hair off with a normal hairdryer, or wait until your hair has dried a little as otherwise it will take forever to dry.
I found when I started to use it, it was best to dry my hair in stages and pin up the top part of each section and deal with the underneath first.
When I did the left side of my hair I found it was fairly easy to do as long as I pressed the button to rotate the brush clockwise. If I pressed to rotate the other way it knotted all my hair and it got tangled in the brush.
To do the back of my hair I found that I had to rotate the brush in the opposite direction.
My hair on the left looked really good the first time I used this dryer, on the right it went a bit curly at the end, and the back well I couldn't see it but I had had some problems drying it with the brush.
On further practice I find it a lot easier to use but I am not 100% happy with it, as my hair sometimes curls under a bit too much or curls the wrong way; sometimes it even makes ringlets but only at the front.
This to me is better than me drying my hair with a normal hairdryer and a brush as I
then have to use straighteners. If I am using this for work it is good enough and it does make my hair look quite smooth.
If I am going anywhere special I will also use the straighteners, but this dryer is ok and I do quite like it if I am not going anywhere special.
This cost me about £45 so i don't really think it is that good value but most things aren't now a days.
As an ex-hairdresser I love experimenting with new hairstyles, and anything which makes styling my thick, unruly hair easier is a great buy. This one didn't let me down. I bought the Big Hair styler in Argos on special offer at £39.99, it is normally £44.99, which is about the same price as a good hairdryer. It has a large barrel and soft bristles and looks stylish in black and purple. The chunky design is easy to hold and is fairly light. I find that because my hair is thick and naturally wavy, it takes a lot of effort to blow dry it and I often give up half way through because my arms get tired but the rotating brush, which blow dries at the same time is easy to use and gives great results.
Pros - You can rotate the brush either clockwise or anti-clockwise while drying it with the touch of a button and it gives your hair great volume, leaving it sleek and shiny. This takes a bit of getting used to, but once you get the hang of which way you need the brush to rotate it's so simple and quick. I find that if you roll the hair up almost to the roots and then let the heat dry them for a minute or two first you can achieve lift at the roots without overdrying the ends. It helps if you section your hair off with clips and do small sections at a time.
Cons - Sometimes a few strands of hair get caught in the edges of the brush and tangle up, but as long as you rotate the brush in the opposite direction it releases the hair quickly. My daughter tried this brush on her hair, which is waist length, and found it chewed up her hair because it was so long but on my shoulder length style it is not really a problem. Although you can dry your hair from wet, I usually partially dry it with the hairdryer first then finish it off with the brush as my hair is very thick. It helps to use a heat protection spray or cream to protect the ends from splitting too.
Summary - I love this product and use it all the time. It is kinder to my hair than using straighteners and gives a natural, bouncy finish which lasts until the next shampoo. It also has a protective cover to stop the bristles from getting damaged during storage.
As soon as I saw the advert for this, I wanted it. I'm quite pleased with it but it could be better because it doesn't give me as much volume as I would like. I'd say you can get the same results using it on wet and dry hair but it takes longer with dry hair. For me, it takes a while either way because my hair is long and naturally straight. It gives great shine and it does add volume but not a huge amount. Although, this may be down to the length of my hair, perhaps it gives more volume to people with shoulder length hair. It's easy to use once you get the hang of it. I was worried my hair would get tangled but that only happened a couple times when I was first figuring it out and it untangles very easily. Even if you don't neccessarily want big hair, this is a good alternative to using a hairdryer. I sometimes use it instead of a hairdryer because I find it easier. It seems to wear well, I use it quite a lot and it's still as good as when I first bought it. It's a bit bulky but it is a hairdryer/brush so that's to be expected and it's pretty light too.
Use - 4/5.
Value for money - 4/5.
Design - 4/5.
I'm a part of the GHD generation where hair is poker straight and GHD's are one of my holy grail items. However, a couple of years ago the hair trends started to change, and I partly blame this on the X-Factor!
Cheryl Cole started a new trend for bouncy locks, and I was desperate to know how I could achieve this look easily at home without the need for a salon blowdry.
Then along came the Babyliss big hair, promising a salon style finish with relative ease.
The Babyliss Big Hair has the RRP of £45. However, when I came to buy mine it was £20 in the half price sale at Wilkinsons. The Babyliss Big Hair can quite regularly be found online for around the £30 mark so it is well worth shopping around. Infact, Ebay have them regularly at new or nearly new prices of under the £30 mark. It is well worth looking out for them when stores have electrical clearances also.
The Babyliss Big Hair is packaged in a black and purple box, which gives it a look of luxury. The product is displayed clearly on the box, as well as a picture of a woman with lovely bouncy hair!
--What does the brush look like--
I will admit that the Babyliss Big Hair is quite a strange looking product. You have a large brush head with soft bristles stuck onto a plastic handle with a long electrical flex. The brush is comfortable to hold, and although the product is quite substantial, it is not uncomfortably heavy in the hand.
--How Does it Work--
Once you have plugged the Babyliss Big Hair in, it requires you to push and hold a button on the main brush to get the brush head to rotate. If you push the button to the right hand side, the barrel rotates in a clockwise direction, whilst if you push it to the left it turns in an anti-clockwise direction. This allows you to "big hair" both sides of your hair without having to contort yourself into a strange position.
It is advised that you leave your hair to dry to about 80% before you use the big hair - it is not effective on sopping wet hair! I start by sectioning off my hair to allow me to focus on individual sections to achieve the look I desire.
I usually start on the left hand side, so I push and hold the button to the left and run the Babyliss big hair along my hair. The hair wraps slightly around the battle, whilst the hot air helps the hair to set in a bouncy, lifted style. I continue this around my head until all my hair has been styled.
If the ends are too wavy for my liking at this point, I turn my GHD's on and finish off the ends to how I like them.
It is relatively easy to achieve a salon style with this product, and it is a product you can use with one hand.
It can take a little bit of time to get used to using the Babyliss Big Hair, and you do need to make sure your hair is 80% dry. Sometimes I cheat and give my hair a quick blast with the hairdryer to get it to a stage where I can use the big hair.
Well i wanted one of these for a while after my sister had brought one for herself. Her hair looked fantastic and i definitely wanted one for myself! I got myself the Babyliss Big Hair three months ago and i must say it is probably one of the best items i have ever bought - even better than my GHD's. The hairdryer is easy to use - does take a little getting use to as in which button to press to either to get a curl under or curl out lol. I use this both on wet or dry hair but find it best to blow dry really wet hair first. You can straighten your hair, curl and give your hair body it does it all. The best part is that everytime you use the dryer you look as if you have just come from the hairdressers! My hair is probably just over shoulder length. My sisters is much longer and my daughters shorter and it has worked on all of us. Probably the only downside is that sometimes part of your hair can get tangled into the brush - normally when you do not pull away firm enough when drying. All in all a fantastic product.