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OK so how great REALLY is the Babyliss Big Hair? And do I get one?

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SayCoolNowSayWhip Tue 13-Sep-11 19:33:38

Do I really NEED a Babyliss Big Hair? I've heard a lot of people say it's the dog's bollocks but is it? Really? And is it better for short hair or long hair? And why?

Please be gentle, I'm a Style&Beauty virgin....

YouWereRight Thu 03-Nov-16 14:07:21

It gave me Anthea Turner hair. I gave it to a friend who quite likes that look.

BakeOffBiscuits Thu 03-Nov-16 13:25:35

Oh i like the video. I think I'm going to put one on my xmas list!

Shop Thu 03-Nov-16 12:41:37

Notagain I have thin, fine shoulder lengt hair, what products do you use with the BBH?

Notagainmun Thu 03-Nov-16 08:45:43

Just realised this is a Zombie thread!!!!

Notagainmun Thu 03-Nov-16 08:40:33

Can't live without mine now! Takes a few go's to get the hang of it but so worth it. Thin and fine shoulder length hair.

BelfastAnnie Wed 02-Nov-16 21:39:32

I bought a Babyliss Big Hair on my hairdresser's recommendation and she has nearly put herself out of a client. I am hopelessly unco-ordinated and could never blow dry my hair using a comb and hair-dryer. I've timed myself and it takes precisely three minutes from towel-dried hair to styled hair. I won't leave home without it and I've packed and travelled with it to the US three times and to Oz and NZ to give presentations.

VikkiMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 29-Dec-14 10:05:10

Hallo! We noticed that BaByliss Big Hair talk crops up every Christmas! Wanted to let you know that we've just recorded a 'How-To' video and have added it to our MNers reviews of the BaByliss Big Hair here.
We used the 42mm barrel in the video, which works just right for shoulder-length hair that's not too thick!

I hardly ever use mine, it was ok when my hair was shoulder length, but not so easy now it's longer. It makes my hair go all floppy and lose all its natural body and curls, it looks far better just blasting upside down with a dryer and leaving to dry naturally.

MrsLannister Thu 06-Nov-14 20:46:04

Wow this is an old thread!

But seeing as someone has revived it I thought I wold add my two cents.

I wish I had bought the smaller barrel big hair, the 42mm. If anyone has one that they fancy trading for a perfect 50mm one? grin

LucyApr1985 Thu 06-Nov-14 14:56:23

I found a recently written review on the new version of this product that I found helpful. It also includes a helpful how to use it guide and a video showing someone using the big brush. Overall they gave it 93% and said it was worth getting.

You can see for yourself here: New Babyliss Big Brush Guide

Amethyst24 Thu 13-Feb-14 21:07:12

I have fine hair, but quite a lot of it, in a jaw-length bob, and I love my BBH. So much easier than a dryer and round brush.

MelanieST Thu 13-Feb-14 20:57:37

I personally prefer the karmin g3 salon pro blow dryer so much more, it's fast and removes all the frizz!

LucyApr1985 Tue 28-Jan-14 15:24:28

They have a new model out now. I'm not sure what the difference is though. I did find a review that mentioned it and included a video and comparison chart between the 2 sizes.

Actually it was quite a helpful read smile. I think the review is here

ginmakesitallok Thu 27-Dec-12 10:28:17

This thread is over a year old?

Allieverwanted Thu 27-Dec-12 10:23:17

I am a big fan of the big hair. No frizz, no split ends and no need for hair straighteners. My hair has been able to grow much longer than since I was a child. And the gap between hairdressers visits is much longer.

I use a tiny bit of Kerastase Elixir on the ends. I always blow dry to about 80% first but no need to style at this pint, just getting rid of the moisture. Then if I have the time I separate and dry small sections, but if I am in a hurry I just take handfuls and let the brush smooth it down. I constantly get compliments about my hair now.

I can't see how it would work on short hair but a bob, or medium or long hair is great. A friend with frizzy hair uses one, another has very curly hair and it looks really smooth Witt he big hair. I also use it on day two when I can't be bothered to wash my hair and it just needs a quick make over. Just pick up the frizzy bits and restyle - it doesn't even need to be damp.

Maisiethemorningsidecat Fri 16-Sep-11 17:32:01

It is the best thing bar none that I've (well DH) have ever bought. I have thick, wavy, coarse hair and it makes it shiny, smooth and manageable.

The trick is to blast your hair with a hairdryer until about 80% dry, then section it off and do a bit at a time. I've also discovered the trick of putting a teeny bit of moisturiser on my hair before blasting it, which works just as well as serum.

I heart BBH

CointreauVersial Fri 16-Sep-11 17:26:36

I love mine, and use it all the time. It gives your hair body, but with that lovely shiny blow-dry look. My hair is shoulder-length, layered and fairly fine.

Top tip is to do small sections at a time, and to use the cooler heat setting - on the hottest setting the damned thing spins so fast I get tangled up.

daenerysstormborn Fri 16-Sep-11 14:36:08

sorry 'my mum', not my 'um blush

daenerysstormborn Fri 16-Sep-11 14:35:39

my ,um has one and i used it when we visited, i really liked it, easy to use, made hair look nice (hair is in a bob)

VelvetSnow Fri 16-Sep-11 14:18:57


I have just bought one and now I'm sporting a lovely shoulder length straight do with fringe! I love my new hairstyle, all thanks to BBH and a little help from ghd smile

It must be good if it tames my curls.

scottishmummy Fri 16-Sep-11 14:11:00

overrated - dont buy all hype
no big deal whatsoever

hotCheeseBURNS Fri 16-Sep-11 14:05:57

I think the name is misleading. My hair is fine and I normally blow dry it upside down with volumising spray to get some body.
The Big Hair makes my hair lovely and shiny and gives a sort of professional blow dry finish but it does not make it BIG at all sad
I've gone back to the normal dryer.

AitchTwoOh Thu 15-Sep-11 12:41:29

i use NOTHING. i have fine hair, and it has been a revelation to me recently to stop using thickening (ie flattening) crap and just use the big hair. muuuuuch better.

ShowMeTheMonet Thu 15-Sep-11 11:24:04

YY moroccan oil on wet hair then I leave it to part-dry whilst I put my face on, a quick blast with the hairdryer than BBH - voilá!

rubyrubyruby Thu 15-Sep-11 11:12:06

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