Pricey ... But wow...

(84 Posts)
cockatoo Sat 30-Mar-13 05:55:57
MikeChoccyCoatedLitoris Sat 30-Mar-13 06:17:57

shock I need this!

cockatoo Sat 30-Mar-13 06:36:06

MikeChoc- Like your use of 'need'!!!

MikeChoccyCoatedLitoris Sat 30-Mar-13 07:08:16

Its true.

I need lovely bouncy curls that dont take an age to do.

Not so keen on the price though.

This is one of those gadgets that you persuade a friend to buy and then 'borrow' it


happymundanes Sat 30-Mar-13 07:13:52

Damn S&B threads, I've just gone and ordered one blush

happymundanes Sat 30-Mar-13 07:14:30

Or even blush

Daffyboobface Sat 30-Mar-13 08:38:10

PLEASE report back. I am intrigued!

happymundanes Sat 30-Mar-13 10:01:21

I'm a bit remorseful about the £££, but curliciously excited grin.

It looks easy in the you tube ad

Walnutcakelover Sat 30-Mar-13 14:20:44

I think they had this on QVC the other day, it was the TSV.

MikeChoccyCoatedLitoris Sat 30-Mar-13 14:29:52

Please do keep us updated. I love to curl my hair but its such hard work I don't bother too often and the sock bun way is hit and miss.

bishboschone Sat 30-Mar-13 14:37:28

That looks brilliant!!

Coconutty Sat 30-Mar-13 14:40:12

Ooh, I like it a lot.

SherbetVodka Sat 30-Mar-13 15:09:41

I was reading about this on Sali Hughes's site just now and I really want one envy

happymundanes Wed 03-Apr-13 10:22:50

It came this morning - very easy to use and lovely loose curls. The only drawback is you have to use very small sections or it stops so if you've got a lots of hair it might take a while.

Fluxedo Wed 03-Apr-13 10:27:04

Intrigued... How is it better or easier than using a large barrelled curling tong though? It doesn't seem like it would be any quicker if you still have to do little sections...I'm prepared to be convinced though grin

happymundanes Wed 03-Apr-13 11:19:56

Fluxedo, I'm rubbish at doing my hair. I'm sure I could get the effect other ways, but this just kind of does it for me. It sucks the hair into a little barrel then you release it when it pips.

I also have a yogi wand that I have NEVER USED because it's a bit fiddly and dangerous if you're a bit clod-handed.

Fluxedo Wed 03-Apr-13 11:25:14

Ah, hmm, maybe I don't really need it. I have a wand, a tong, and a set of heated rollers, all of which are great...but but...this looks really cool!

Pinkflipflop Wed 03-Apr-13 12:28:05

You definitely NEED one of these!!gringrin

Oooh I think I need one of these... before I go on holiday on Sunday. Will it work on fine, soft, shoulder length hair? Someone please tell me it will. I really want to find a curling device that works for me.

thriftychic Wed 03-Apr-13 13:35:55

that looks brill, but is it possible to get hair all tangled inside ? i have managed some hideous tangled disasters in my time with brushes and stylers blush

Quejica Wed 03-Apr-13 14:08:42

How long is the hair in the barrel for before it pips please?

Pinkflipflop Wed 03-Apr-13 15:02:28

You have to brush or comb each section before you put it into the barrel so I can't really get tangled. If you put too much hair in the barrel the machine will beep and want work; you just release your grip and you hair will fall out of the barrel.

I think it will work on shoulder length hair; well yes I know it does as I have shoulder length hair and it works on me!! grin

NumTumMum Wed 03-Apr-13 15:04:45

Is this easier than barrel curlers? I have a clumsy gene which means that I will burn my ear/cheek/scalp generally.

Pinkflipflop Wed 03-Apr-13 15:07:31

I would say definitely easier than barrel curlers as all you do with this is out the hair in and it rolls it up and curls for you. The cover of the barrel feels a little hot when you use it but I would say you couldn't rally get burnt unless you were really unlucky!!

RubyrooUK Wed 03-Apr-13 15:22:18

Want one want one want one.

Even though I have no reason or need to curl my hair ever because I have a toddler and three week old baby so my social life is shit.

Still want one. Damn you evil geniuses at Babyliss.

happymundanes Wed 03-Apr-13 15:23:56

I declare it pretty much idiot proof.

NumTumMum Wed 03-Apr-13 15:27:23

Ooo RubyrooUK you are living my life! Although my baby is 4 months. But social life still pants. Certain of my friends have given up talking to me as they cannot cope with me being unable to finish sentences for interruptions. Bah. Anyway, You must get one because it is essential to look fabulous at playgroup, the health visitor, the gp and the supermarket. Think of all the money you have saved by not going out. That can all be invested in a Babyliss.

*Disclaimer, I do not work for Babyliss.

Fluxedo Wed 03-Apr-13 15:30:48

You would not believe how many Babyliss hair gadgets there are underneath my bed. It's getting ridiculous and they are so huge and bulky. I have the BBH, the heated rollers, a hair wand, straighteners and a large barrelled curling tong.

And yet I already have naturally curly hair. What's wrong with me?

<puts Perfect Curl thing in shopping basket>

RubyrooUK Wed 03-Apr-13 15:39:32

Thanks NumTum. That's the kind of encouragement I need to spend my crappy statutory maternity pay on Babyliss hair curlers rather than food. grin

Oh bugger it, the toddler pretty much refuses to eat anyway so I don't need much money to feed him. I am sure both boys would benefit from a mum with bouncing hair. It would probably save them years of therapy or something.

Now, where is the best place to buy this amazing contraption?

happymundanes Wed 03-Apr-13 15:39:43

Fluxedo, this time it's going to be different...<eyes new purchase with misty-eyes>

SherbetVodka Wed 03-Apr-13 15:42:29

Same here fluxedo, I have the BBH, the root boost, a curling wand and wet to straight straighteners. The only one that wasn't a complete waste of money was the BBH blush

NumTumMum Wed 03-Apr-13 15:54:12

Who needs food pah. grin

Fluxedo Wed 03-Apr-13 15:56:06

What is this root boost you speak of Sherbet? Why don't I have it? To be fair, I do use most of my gadgets and they've all been worth the money once I've got the hang of them. I'm not great with the heated rollers yet, they give me weird messy roots.

Fluxedo Wed 03-Apr-13 15:57:36

Exactly happy, I'm assuming the Perfect Curl will give me perfect hair every day and take 10 seconds to use. Right??

SherbetVodka Wed 03-Apr-13 16:21:19

The root boost is an utter waste of time Flux, although it sounded amazing (don't they always though!).

Perfect Curl on the other hand, looks life changing... <defrosts credit card>

Fluxedo Wed 03-Apr-13 16:26:14

I really need to persuade a friend to buy this so I can try it first...all my friends have far better hair than me though and don't need it sad

Fluxedo Wed 03-Apr-13 16:32:04

Thanks for the root boost info btw Sherbert. It does look like a bad idea. Yet I'm still slightly tempted confused

TheRealFellatio Wed 03-Apr-13 16:45:39

I want.

Pinkflipflop Wed 03-Apr-13 16:52:33

I love the idea of spending SMP on the babyliss gizmo instead of food!

I need one of these.

I want curls in my hair, but my brain just doesn't "do" things like this, so curling stuff just baffles me.

Is it idiot proof?

MadBraLady Wed 03-Apr-13 17:06:28

Oooooh, now I was thinking of buying the BBH. Should I just go straight to this? Has anyone used both? Sali H seems to think BBH great but this even better. Hmm.

MikeChoccyCoatedLitoris Wed 03-Apr-13 19:21:59

I need you to come back and tell me its crap.

Either that or help me think of reasons I need it for my birthday this month.

Fluxedo Wed 03-Apr-13 21:05:47

MadBra I think you need both grin The BBH doesn't give you curls, just bouncy salon blowdry hair - lots of volume but smooth rather than curly. The Perfect Curl is for actual curliness.

shopalot Wed 03-Apr-13 21:23:08

I got it for my birthday from QVC and it is amazing. Totally fabulous and that is coming from someone with really straight hair that has never curled well before, ever.

PebblePots Wed 03-Apr-13 22:42:19

How is this different/better than using straightening irons to make curls? smile

Startail Wed 03-Apr-13 23:05:01

No, no, no, DD2 doesn't need to find another curling gadget to list after.

Anyway this one is too ££££, has too much tangle potential and is too bulky for her not that long hair.

She'll have to stick to using DD1 and my old crimpers, a single bars led curler or her fancy triple barelled present of granny.

happymundanes Thu 04-Apr-13 13:54:18

I tried mine out properly this morning, after the BBH and am still very impressed, have lovely curls.


MASSIVE tangle potential in the wrong hands. Like mine. I got a huge clump stuck in the barrel and had to yank it out. Entirely my fault though, as after I read the instructions I realised I was using it upside down.

I have very thick long fine hair and I have found that just clamping the lower part of each section I can get big bouncy curls without a bouffant top.

is it not easier to do a sock bun?

RubyrooUK Thu 04-Apr-13 22:22:57

What is a sock bun?

hedgefund Thu 04-Apr-13 22:29:45

ooh looks good

MikeChoccyCoatedLitoris Thu 04-Apr-13 23:32:39

How long are your curls lasting?

I can normally get lovely curls but they can drop out within minutes some times.

EmpressMaud Thu 04-Apr-13 23:36:06

I really like the look of this.

You wrap your hair in a sock overnight. Take it out in the morning and have curls. On you tube and the cost is a sock.

Cristiane Fri 05-Apr-13 08:30:58

Mine should be arriving today grin
I'm such a sucker!
Am so excited though...

RubyrooUK Fri 05-Apr-13 08:32:56

Thanks Greg - I'm off to look up the sock bun now! I can't believe it can work but then I struggle with any sort of

happymundanes Fri 05-Apr-13 11:00:15

I still have lovely waves this morning, and I was wearing a woolly hat all day yesterday smile

Kione Thu 11-Apr-13 07:54:20

will this work on wavy (frizzy) long or will I have to straighten it first?? I have to for heat curlers so cant be bothered...

ExRatty Thu 11-Apr-13 09:06:25

I'm not keen on the sucks the hair up bit
I have seen such hair disasters

Cristiane Thu 11-Apr-13 19:29:42

Oh my god. Used it this morning. Love love love it and hair still looks fab after whole day at work and exercise and bath smile)

ClaraDeLaNoche Thu 11-Apr-13 20:25:08

Mine is arriving tomorrow, yippee! Got it for £144 from Capital Hair and Beauty. It said it was for trade only so my imaginary shop is called Hair by Clare. So glad DH is away with work and will not see these arrive. It's not the money, it's the sheer volume of hair appliances. But I have a feeling that this is it, this is the life changing one that I have waited for. Oh yes.

Mummybookworm Thu 11-Apr-13 20:39:19


I neeeed this! WIBU to sell my GHD's to part fund it?

RubyrooUK Fri 12-Apr-13 00:43:51

Have also ordered. Will report back on whether:

A) I have more money than sense to buy this unnecessary contraption.
B) I have had my life truly changed by something resembling the Death Star on a stick.

Hoping for B. grin

ClaraDeLaNoche Fri 12-Apr-13 14:05:24

Very pleased. Think I had it on a bit high as maybe too curly but it will drop. Got a bit confused about which side was pointing to my head at the back. Also the heat gives you a shiney curl. Mummy Bookworm don't flog the GHDs! You will regret it.

Kione Fri 12-Apr-13 15:15:19

Clara, does it take long?

ClaraDeLaNoche Fri 12-Apr-13 15:51:41

About 20 mins. Mid length. It's still looking a bit Bonnie Langford.

RubyrooUK Wed 17-Apr-13 17:50:02

Okay, I have received and tried. It's great. Really impressed.

I currently have hair like Beyonce if she was blonde and pale, not really much like Beyonce.

But it is very fast and effective. Definitely the best curlers I have ever used.

Worth the money? Hmm...well, to be fair, I tend to curl my hair for various work events so it will pay off as it's quicker and has burnt my fingers less than anything else I've tried.

<happily justifies the expense to herself>


KristinaM Wed 17-Apr-13 18:07:23

< wonders if having another baby to get SMP to buy another gadget would be worth it >

Pandsbear Wed 17-Apr-13 18:49:56

I so want one! envy envy envy

RubyrooUK Wed 17-Apr-13 20:44:45

Definitely worth it Kristina. I have worn my beautifully curled hair to sand and varnish the kitchen floor tonight while DS2 is asleep....I have used my SMP to buy hair curlers but saved money on builders.

KristinaM Wed 17-Apr-13 22:08:26

grin @ ruby

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Wed 17-Apr-13 23:26:59

Oh fuck. Another enabling thread. It does sound really good. I particularly like the reference to the curls being almost too curly. Do we think this is the 'big one'? Is is far superior to the Babyliss curling wand <<eyes current burn on hand from wand and brown, crispy skin on top of ear>>.

TheRealFellatio Thu 18-Apr-13 06:03:59

I am tragically useless at styling my own hair. I bought some small barrelled tongs about a year ago, but I have only practised with them once so dar and I made a complete hash of it. The only thing I have ever come close to success with is the Babyliss Big Hair, which I love, but it still doesn't have quite the effect I'd hoped for.

I think I might buy this. It can sit in my cupboard with my BBH, my tongs and my straighteners, which I also can't use to save my life, and I shall no doubt continue to look like a sad bag lady except on the days when I go for a proper blow-dry.

But I like the idea that something might finally be within my meagre capabilities. grin

Pinkflipflop Thu 18-Apr-13 06:28:21

It is absolutely brilliant because you don't actually have to do anything except put the hair in.

You cannot go wrong with this so as long as you want curly hair you will be fine.

I curled my hair using the tightest curl setting and then loosened it using my fingers and it was gorgeoussmilesmile All Hollywood and glam. Have no idea why I did it as I was just having a PJ day with the baby!

WeAreEternal Thu 18-Apr-13 07:05:07

Oh great, another pointless gadget that I now need thanks to MN.

I knew I shouldn't have clicked on this thread.

ClaraDeLaNoche Thu 18-Apr-13 10:45:37

Do you remember when Michael Jackson announced his comeback tour and shouted "This is it!" for 20 minutes? That's you that is, after you try this contrapment.

propertyNIGHTmareBEFOREXMAS Thu 18-Apr-13 10:55:37

Hollywood and glam, you say?!

<<Tempted. Very>>

KristinaM Thu 18-Apr-13 11:27:41

Yeah, but I listened to you lot about the babyliss big hair. Had another baby, got the money, bought the BBH and its crap. You didn't tell me it was rubbish on straight fine hair, as its too big to get near the roots.

I gave it away. Kept the baby though

RubyrooUK Thu 18-Apr-13 12:43:50

Ah, well, Kristina. You already have form for spending SMP on useless hair products - you may as well join us. grin

KristinaM Thu 18-Apr-13 12:47:35

< remembers having had tubes tied>

< rummages in kids piggy banks >

Pinkflipflop Thu 18-Apr-13 17:53:30

The BBH is shit IMO!

The new curling contraption is definitely not shit!

KristinaM Thu 18-Apr-13 18:07:33

You are not helping, pink flip flop

Pinkflipflop Thu 18-Apr-13 18:16:39


I found the BBH left my hair like a greasy bush!

This is so good I'll refund anyone who doesn't love it!

(I won't really but you get my point!) grin

PoppyWearer Thu 18-Apr-13 18:21:12

I have really thick hair, will it work for me? Love my BBH!

I have a birthday soon...

<ignores fact that DCs give me no time to dry or style my hair>

Pinkflipflop Thu 18-Apr-13 18:23:52

Yes it will work for you! You select the correct setting depending on the thickness of your hair.

Get one, you'll be gorgeous and just stick on a. DVD for the dc!!grin

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