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Find out what Mumsnet testers thought of the new BaByliss Big Hair Care

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JustineBMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 12-Oct-18 14:35:44

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This is the feedback thread for the 50 Mumsnetters who have been testing the new BaByliss Big Hair Care, which is designed to be kinder to the hair (without compromising on styling performance) thanks to the sensor protect technology.

Here’s what BaByliss has to say: “The award-winning, iconic BaByliss Big Hair has been redesigned to give enhanced hair protection while still transforming fuzzy, lifeless hair into luxe, polished locks. With the BaByliss Big Hair Care you can be kinder to your hair without compromising on performance!”

Testers, please give your feedback by answering the following questions (as well as giving any other feedback you’d like to):

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?
2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?
3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?
4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

Please feel free to share before and after pictures of your hair while using the Big Hair Care if you feel happy to.

All testers who give their feedback on the thread will be entered into a prize draw where one MNer will win a £300 voucher for the store of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck!

MNHQ

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MyNameIsJane Fri 12-Oct-18 19:36:09

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

I was impressed with it. Styling my hair has been easy and I have had good results.

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?

The new one has not caught my hair like the other one did. I had the older one for short hair so when I opened the new one for the first time, I was worried that it would be unwieldy, but have been pleasantly surprised at how easy it has been to use it.

The barrel is much bigger and there are fewer bristles but have enjoyed styling my hair each morning.

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?

I think that my hair has been Extra sleek at the end of styling.

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

Yes, I would. I think I can convert my mum to this. My sister and are both Babyliss big hair advocates but the fact the old one pulled hair and got caught up put my mum off. I always rave about it. I can rave just that little bit more now!

edwardcullensotherwoman Fri 12-Oct-18 19:45:16

Place marking so I don't lose it blush I'll be back with feedback in a few days! (Only had a chance to use it once!)

ShatnersBassoon Sat 13-Oct-18 09:38:03

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

Great. I find it easy to use, it speeds up my morning routine and gives really good results.

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?

Better! It works much better as a hairdryer, so I can use it on hair that is wetter than I could my old one. It gives smoother hair, and I LOVE the way it unwinds itself if I'm trying to do too big a section at once, instead of just carrying on and getting all my hair wrapped up and tangled. All round a more user friendly styler.

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?

I'm not sure if I notice this, but it doesn't get as hot (is this what it is?) as my old Big Hair, so using a hand alongside it is possible for smoothing around the barrel, and if it catches my neck it doesn't hurt.

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

Definitely. It's a brilliant tool for someone like me who isn't very dextrous and lacks time but who likes to look 'done' every day.

Piffpaffpoff Sat 13-Oct-18 21:12:07

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?
I love it. It gives me amazing looking hair all day long for just 5 minutes of effort styling it.

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?
It feels much gentler on my hair with the same results. It feels easier to hold and I think it looks nicer. The one thing I can’t comndnt on is it’s longevity. I have had 3 BBH in the past and I’ve found they all have broken before they were 2yo. But the results on my hair are so good, I keep buying them despite this!

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?
I definitely felt it was easier on my hair.

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?
100%. I use it every day.

MirandaWest Sat 13-Oct-18 21:25:08

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

I like it - seems to dry my hair more quickly and do smooth styling.

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?

It seems to dry more quickly but also not use as much heat. Nicer colour and doesn’t seem to catch as much of my hair as my older version

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?

I’m not quite sure what this part is but it does seem less hot which I presume is good for my hair

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

I would smile

cleowasmycat Sat 13-Oct-18 22:58:23

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?
A big improvement on the old version as I found I didn't get a smooth finish.
2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?
The heated roller and stiffer bristles are much better. I was left with a bouncy finish and much smoother
3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?
I'm not sure how noticeable this is but it's a nice feature to be aware off.
4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?
I have been recommending this all over the place. I only used it twice then took it to Ireland for a wedding - I only took hand luggage.

OrdinarySnowflake Sun 14-Oct-18 10:19:38

1. I didn't get on very well with the bog hair. I think I get better results from drying with a round brush and hairdryer. I have quite frizzy hair and the heat going underneath the curl, rather than on top with a hairdryer and brush, makes more fly-away bits. It's hard to get a sleek curl look at the front, so end up running the straighteners over the shorter bits, which I don't feel the need to do with a brush and hairdryer.

2. I did have the older version as well, in compression, the new is better at drying your hair and quicker (with the old version I found I often had to rough dry hair first or would be trying hair for ages), but I think the extra bristles on the old version meant it grabbed more of the shorter hairs and there was less frizz.

3. I didn't notice, although it didn't pull my hair as the old one did, so assume that's what it is!

4. I might recommend this to someone with thicker, naturally smoother hair, or someone who's nor very good with a round brush and hairdryer, but otherwise no, it's not all that good for mid length fine hair.

edwardcullensotherwoman Sun 14-Oct-18 22:35:33

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?
I like it, it's quick and easy to use and my hair is fairly smooth after use. I like that it has 2 heat settings, but I would have liked a slower spin setting too. It's quite quiet, and it's fairly light so didn't ,air my arm ache like when I use a hair dryer.

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?
I also have an original Big Hair, which I love. I would say I find that easier to use as it has a slower spin setting and it doesn't catch my hair as much as the Big Hair Care, but I did a side by side test with both and found that the Big Hair Care left my hair looking smoother.

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?
It's a brilliant idea to prevent burning the hair (assuming I've understood it right!)

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?
Yes I would, but not to replace a hairdryer, just as an alternative choice, since it's not particularly quick. (I have thick shoulder length hair.)

OohMrDarcy Mon 15-Oct-18 13:58:24

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

I love it - it looks good, its really effective for someone like me who isn't the best at styling my hair normally. I have shorter arms too so the long wand is especially helpful!

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?

It looks much nicer, its lighter so easier to use without getting an achy arm. The finished look seems longer lasting as well.

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?
My hair looks and feels in good condition still. I think it uses less heat to achieve the same result - which is a good thing as less damage.

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?
Definitely - to anyone and everyone who like me struggles with their hair.

BlessedBeTheFruitCake Mon 15-Oct-18 17:24:04

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?
I really liked it. It dried my hair quickly without it looking frizzy. I found the buttons easy to use and I liked that the led was a different colour depending on whether you used the cool/low/high setting. I found the low setting to be sufficient to dry my hair.

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?
The new version looks a lot nicer and more expensive. It doesn't seem to get as hot as the older version and I found the buttons easier to control too. Hopefully the new version lasts longer though as the older version stopped spinning.

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?
I liked that my hair never felt like it was very hot like with my usual hairdryer but it still managed to dry my hair quickly. I have been a big user of straighteners previously but I haven't used them when I've used the Big Hair Care as my hair was already nice and smooth. Big thumbs up there, saves time and my hair from getting frazzled!

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care? Definitely, I was always a fan of the BBH and this one seems even better.

DeRigueurMortis Tue 16-Oct-18 14:35:45

Hello,

Just for context I have used the previous model of the product. I have long, thick wavy hair.

My usual styling routine is to dry my hair to about 95% dry and then I use my Daphni straightening brush. I used to use the old version of the BBH to finish my hair, but switched to the Daphni for reason's I'll explain in question 2.

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

First impressions were that it was a nicely designed product. It looked good and felt like a quality item.

Having used the older model I was reasonably sure of what to expect, but was obviously keen to see what if any differences there were.

The product absolutely does, what it is designed to do (assuming you use it properly) and whilst can't 100% emulate a professional blow dry, even for the most cack handed amateurs, like myself, it gives a very good approximation.

You can achieve a smooth, shiny result whilst retaining the volume and "movement" that I find straighteners remove.

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?

My biggest grip with the old model was it didn't seem to handle my hair type very well. Unless I was very careful, hair would routinely get caught up in the space between the handle and rotating brush.

Also, because my hair is so thick, unless I used it in very smallish sections I found it got very hot (I think the thickness of my hair helped "overheat" it and I found I had to be careful not to damage my hair. This also meant using it became very time consuming, just processing small section by section.

Essentially this was the main reason I switched to the Daphni - which is easily able to handle much larger volumes of hair to get a smooth result - though it doesn't create quite the same "blow dried" result with regard to bounce/movement - it was simply more convenient for every day (5 mins to brush through vs a good 15 mins with the BBH).

As such I was very interested in the new model and I have to say it is very much better. The design of the bristles seems able to manage my thick hair much better and whilst I still got a little bit of catching, it was a massive improvement on the old version and as I've used it more I finding this happens less and less as I'm getting to grips with just how much hair I can process in each section (much more than with the old model).

My second issue - heating - is answered in the question below.

Its much less time consuming to use than the previous version - not a quick as my Daphni but we are less than 10 mins now and reaching a time that's started to become accessible for every day use.

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?

Excellent. As per the response above one reason I stopped using the BBH was I felt it was overheating my hair (long, thick hair overheating the barrel). I defiantly noticed a big difference on this model. Another reason why it can now be considered an "every day" tool.

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

I would have recommended the old one to people with finer, shorter hair than mine (My Mother has my old one and loves it), but would have been wary to recommend to people with long, thick hair previously.

I would now recommend it. It does give a lovely finish to the hair and the new model has gone a very long way to addressing the issues I personally had with the old model.

Thank you for letting me test it!

OhWesternWind Tue 16-Oct-18 17:01:25

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

I very much like this product - I do need more practice with it to get a really good result but it will have to wait until I have time to spare as it does take a long time to do my hair as it is very thick. The main problem was a couple of times small strands of my hair got caught and wound up in the gap between the brush and the top of the appliance, which really hurt!

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?

This one is much better. I gave up with the old Big Hair as it got too hot, kept on winding up my hair right against my head and took a really long time to use. The barrel is bigger and the brush feels a lot nicer. It works quicker and is more like a hairdryer than the old version.

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?

I like the fact that this now has different heat settings. I'm not sure exactly what the technology is, but I don't think it overheated my hair and it left it nice and smooth, which is a challenge with my thick frizzy hair.

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

Yes definitely but I think it takes practice to use well.

hurrythefuckupgeorge Tue 16-Oct-18 19:15:48

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

I really liked it. It made my hair really shiny with a good amount of volume without being too poofy. My hair usually get greasy and needs washed after 2 days but I have managed to get an extra day out of it.

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?

Much better! I found my old one tugged and caught my hair a lot more and frazzled my ends and front layers. As a result I only used it occasionally. As this one seems kinder on the hair I hope I will be able to use it regularly. I also thought the buttons were much better placed which made it easier to control.

What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?

My hair felt good after use and the barrel was not hot so seems like a good feature.

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

Yes definitely. I have long hair and it worked really well.

Byrdie Tue 16-Oct-18 22:16:14

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

It’s such a effortless way to get your hair looking good isn’t it?! I really liked it. It was easy to use, felt less damaging than blasing it with a hairdryer or using ghds.

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?

From what I can remember, i think this spins faster and has less heat?

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?

Great idea. It really saves faffing about with temperature controls. To be honest I’m not sure I would be able to tell if it had a sensor or not...

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

Yes, to people with medium hair or longer hair who just wanted to curl the bottom. Great for shorter hair I guess. (The tangle issue is the main barrier to longer hair users)

HollyBollyBooBoo Wed 17-Oct-18 04:12:22

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?
Loved it! But I was a huge fan of the old style one and have been through 3 of them since it was launched. It seems to be the only thing that will give me volume and a keep my hair sleek. I have fine hair but lots of it so have layers cut in.

What I particularly like is that it refreshes my hair style so well the day after washing my hair. So I apply dry shampoo, leave it for a while, rub it through then use the Big Hair and I have a better style with more hold than the day I washed my hair.

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?
It's much more ergonomic. I couldn't work out why it was so long at first but I think it almost acts as a counterbalance and sits nicely in your hand.

I used the hottest setting just because I'm impatient, I wasn't clear why I would use different heat settings?

The one big thing I noticed about this one, compare to the previous model, is that the previous models always needed a breaking in period. The barrel was always very stiff at first and needed to be used a number of times before it would rotate easily. That wasn't the case with the new one which worked perfectly from day one.

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?
Not sure as I noticed any difference if I'm truthful.

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?
Yes and have done many, many times! Wouldn't be without one! Thank you so much for letting me try the new one, really love it!

ohlittlepea Wed 17-Oct-18 05:16:50

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care? I loved it (I am a previous Babyliss big hsir fan). The new design is great.
2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares? Its so much better, its easier to use and makes the hair smoother/ shinier than the original. I liked tge soacing if tye bristles and vents too, I think it dries my hair quicker than the older model too.
3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care? I noticed it was more comfortable to use, tye heat felt gentler and the barrel didnt get as hot and my hair seemed smoother.
4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care? Absolutely, its great for mums or busy women who want to look polished but domt have the time or money for salon blow dries. I wash my hair less often using it as it works as a great refresher with some dry shampoo. Its a lot more effective tysn a standard hot brush.

Frequency Wed 17-Oct-18 08:23:56

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

Overall I was impressed. It dried my hair quickly from damp to styled. I found it much easier than using a brush and dryer and people mention how nice my hair looks when I use it.

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?

I've never used any until this one.

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?

That's the bit I am unsure about. It didn't seem to get hot at all, which is great for my fine/fragile hair but probably wouldn't work so well on someone with thick/coarse hair.

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

Yes. Absolutely.

ThomasShelbysBunnet Wed 17-Oct-18 11:45:42

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

Initially, I found it quite tricky to use. However, as the trial went on, I figured out the nuances of the BBHC and it made a huge difference. By the end of the two week trial I loved it.

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?

Initially, I wasn't impressed compared to the old version. I've used the older model for around 4 years and found the new one tricky, found that my hair caught easily at the top of the brush and got tangled. However, given time and practise, I found that using much smaller sections than I used to with the old model, gave me a much much better result overall. The space between the bristles makes such a difference, I no longer have to pull so much hair out of the bristles after a few uses. The different shape makes it easier to use with a shoulder injury, as I don't have to hold my arm as high to create a sleek voluminous style that lasts.
On that note, I can have quite frizzy hair when dried normally with a dryer and brush. When using the BBHC, I still had beautifully bouncy straight hair that I could just run a brush through in the morning.

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?

It made a massive difference. The temperature of my hair with the new Big Hair Care is such that I feel I can safely use it daily without damaging my hair, compared to the old version where I would keep it for nights out, or where I needed my hair to be sitting well for work meetings etc.

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

Without a doubt. It's a fantastic upgrade on the old version, and I loved that one enough to buy two.

I'll try and take pics of before and after later today and post them.

GinandGingerBeer Wed 17-Oct-18 19:19:14

Place marking to post review later 

whitershadeofpale Thu 18-Oct-18 09:53:08

1.What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

I loved it, it was easy to use- didn’t tangle and made my hair beautiful and sleek. My DP was confused as he said my hair looked longer but it was really just that it had been sleeked down. I have straight hair but it’s very think and can look a bit lank as the weight drags it down, this made it look lovely and swishy.

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?

I think it’s an improvement, it seemed to pull less on my hair and there was definitely less tangles or hair that had fallen out as I styled it.

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?

I can’t say I noticed it but as others have said, it felt less hot than other versions and my hair lovely and healthy.

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

Definitely! For me it’s not an everyday styler but only as it takes about an hour to do my long, thick hair which I’m too lazy to commit to! But I’ve got I the habit of doing it every Sunday evening so my hair looks lovely or the start of the week.

Quick note to @MNHQ I just happened across this thread and hadn't been notified it was live yet- just in case other testers haven't posted feedback yet as they don't know.

purplepandas Thu 18-Oct-18 14:43:15

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

I liked it. It was good in the main part although could not totally tame my unruly hair. It felt large to handle but was not overly heavy whihc was good.

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?

I do think that this version is much better in terms of styling and heat settings. The old one is under my bed and never used. I am hoping to continue using this one. It also looks better (although minor factor I know).

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?

I felt that this was improved and it felt more sleek on my hair as a result. A definite improvement.

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

Yes, although I don't know that I could use it everyday. I think more for weekends when I have more time. I still find my cloud 9's quicker to use for styling in the chaos of early workday mornings.

Thank you for letting me trial this, I am going to persevere with it!

carriemumsnet (MNHQ) Thu 18-Oct-18 16:39:30

I'm not part of the product test but I am a HUGE BBH fan and have been for years - I recommend it to anyone and have bought one for at least 5 people. I have had a bad hair life and this product has been life transforming for me. I can get a (not quite) just-stepped-out-of-the-salon look but definitely a just-stepped-out-of-the-salon a few hours ago look in a matter of minutes. People often ask if I have had a blowdry. I have the old and the new version. When one of my old ones broke down I had to go and buy a new one the same day because I can't live without it. I even have an american version for when I go to the states. I am that freaky fan...anyway... my answers to the questions
1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care? It is pure genius. Can't recommend it highly enough.
2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares? Both are great. the new one just feels a bit cooler and feels like it might be easier on your hair. Also for me, because it's new, the bristles are stronger so I get a cleaner curl/ smooth.
3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care? Wasn't sure what that was - but think it was part of being cooler? see above
4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care? YES - I even gave it to a friend with chin length hair and she loves it. I just wish they would do a cordless version so I could use it while shouting at encouraging the children to get out of the house in the morningsmile If they want anyone to test the prototype, I'm your woman!

GinandGingerBeer Thu 18-Oct-18 21:41:36

Here goes 
What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

Love it! It left my hair bouncy, shiny & voluminous. It was easy to use once I got used the how powerful this one is!

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?
It's lighter to hold and I liked that it's a bit longer in length so I could manoeuvre it easily and get to the back of my head.
With this version I found I had better results if I started off with slightly wetter hair. It works well at actually drying the hair as well as styling it, resulting in a frizz free barnet 

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?
Can't say I noticed, but it's definitely cooler in temperature than the older version, so kinder to hair. I have s few hair extensions st the front of my hair and it worked well on these too.

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?
Absolutely and I have recommended it to my hairdresser for her own hair as she struggles styling her own.
Here are some pics I put on the other thread:

DropZoneOne Thu 18-Oct-18 23:11:47

1. What did you think of the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

I struggled with it on my hair to be honest. I have long (bra strap) curly hair and hoped to get sleek hair but with more bounce than I'd get from straighteners. Unfortunately, I found it left my hair frizzy. The buttons were easier to use though.

I did also use it on my daughter's hair, which is straighter than mine. Hers went lovely and smooth.

2. If you’ve used an older version of the Big Hair in the past, how do you think the new Big Hair Care compares?

It's certainly quieter! I found the older one better for my hair, not sure if that was down to the bristles or the heat.

3. What did you think of the sensor protect technology in the new Big Hair Care?

I found this annoying! With the old one, I could use the rotate to grab the end of my hair and pull it straight and get a firm curl on the end. I found with this one, when I tried to pull to get a firm curl, the brush would unwind! So I'd get straighter ends but not the big bouncy wave that the old one would give.

4. Would you recommend the BaByliss Big Hair Care?

Yes to people with straight hair but not if you have curls.

Attached photos of hair roughly dried (Its normal dried state is curlier than this as I air dry or use a diffuser), and after the BBH.

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