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Another Babyliss Big Hair Thread...

(27 Posts)
DrGoogleWillSeeYouNow Wed 24-Apr-13 16:17:14

It’s payday, and after reading a million reviews, I’ve finally decided I’m going to invest in a Babyliss Big Hair.

I have very very fine hair, flat as a pancake, with a fringe that I’m trying to grow out. Current hair length is just past my shoulders, and some quite short layers at the top/back which I’m trying to grow down a bit.

I’m toying with the idea of a ‘shoulder skimming’ bob at my next visit to the hairdressers, in my endless quest to make my hair look a bit thicker.

So which BBH should I go for – the 42mm or the 50mm? Does it really matter? Will I get just as good results with either? I don’t want to splash out the best part of £50 and end up with a yet another useless hair gadget gathering dust at the bottom of the wardrobe.

Thanks in advance.

itstheyearzero Wed 24-Apr-13 16:43:55

DrGoogle I have got a Babyliss Big Hair that I don't use - I have got far too much hair for it to handle! You can have it if you want it! Another MN'er actually gave it to me, and I always said if I didn't like it I would pass it on...well its been gathering dust in a drawer for months it's yours if you want it!

DrGoogleWillSeeYouNow Wed 24-Apr-13 17:40:23

Really? That would be amazing grin I'll pass it on too if I can't get to grips with it. In work at the moment, I'll pm you later, thanks so much.

itstheyearzero Wed 24-Apr-13 17:58:56

No worries, just send me your address and I'll get it posted off to you in the next couple of days. I ahven't got any instructions or anything but there's loadsof videos on YouTube. I've got masses of hair and it was just too difficult for me to use, I think it will be great for finer hair!

SayMama Wed 24-Apr-13 21:40:34

Aww how lovely!

But seeing as though DrGoogle has the exact same hair as me, how will I ever know if I should get one? wink

Waferthinmint Thu 25-Apr-13 09:26:44

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

littlepeas Thu 25-Apr-13 09:28:48

Got to love a happy mumsnet thread!

PoppyWearer Thu 25-Apr-13 09:30:35

<feels all warm and fuzzy> (not because of the BBH)

DrGoogleWillSeeYouNow Thu 25-Apr-13 09:34:59

itstheyearzero I can't message you for some reason... I don't know whether it's my settings or yours?

In the spirit of itstheyearzero's generosity, I'd like to offer out a Babyliss Root Crimper and a Babyliss Shape and Smooth Airstyler to anyone that would want them. The root crimper is obviously for fine hair, and the airstyler would probably suit someone with short-ish and not too thick hair.

PM me if you'd like either.

bigbuttons Thu 25-Apr-13 09:37:19

I have a chin length bob with thick hair and have the 50mm. It's brilliant, i couldn't live without it now. It stops my hair frizzing up and looking like a crash helmet!

YoniMontana Thu 25-Apr-13 09:38:27

I bought the 50 mm one the day before yesterday and it's great. I have fine hat below my shoulders and I get the same effect as if I'd used Velcro rollers. I love it!

Charliefox Thu 25-Apr-13 09:41:59

I have one and fine hair. I don't use it often, as it pulls a bit of hair out, which is terribly disconcerting when you're already paranoid about hair loss. It's ok, as far as gadgets go. I'm not good at spending time on my hair, so patience is required to do it justice. It does make my hair a bit static-y and the bit of volume it gives drops out after an hour or so.

BustleInYourHedgerow Thu 25-Apr-13 09:52:15

Was lurking to see if it's worth my while buying one - and just have to say - Itstheyearzero is the loveliest MNer eversmile She sent me a soft toy (cow!) so DS1 could have a spare of his favourite, she is a lifesaversmile

itstheyearzero Thu 25-Apr-13 10:21:49

Awww shucks Bustle, its nice to be able to help a fellow MN'er, makes me feel all warm and fuzzy! Hows cow doing by the way?

DrGoogle, I have pm'd you - see if you can reply to it?

happyyonisleepyyoni Thu 25-Apr-13 10:57:24

someone please help me! I bought a BBH and just can't figure out how to get it to work for me. I have thick, shoulder length hair cut in layers. It has a bit of a kink to it but using my GHDs can leave it looking a bit flat. I thought the BBH would help get a bit more volume into it but I can't seem to get an even effect all the way round. I am a bit cack handed and seem to keep pressing the button when I dont mean to or rollling it up the wrong way and it all goes horribly wrong!
Is it just me??

BustleInYourHedgerow Thu 25-Apr-13 17:52:26

Cow is good, she has gone throigh the washing machine a few times and lived to tell the tale. In fact, she is indinguishable from original cow now, which is fab. One of the cows is going camping in Wales with DS and his grandparents soon, and it's a relief to have a back up!smile

itstheyearzero Thu 25-Apr-13 17:56:57

Aww glad cow is being well looked after smile. My little fella didn't even notice it had gone!

itstheyearzero Thu 25-Apr-13 17:59:53

happy it's no use asking me,I kept doing it the wrong way round too! Have a look on YoutUbe for some videos mebbe?

Bakingnovice Thu 25-Apr-13 18:12:44

Ooh watching this thread as have lank hair which needs volume.

DrGoogleWillSeeYouNow Thu 25-Apr-13 19:48:47

Both the root crumpet and smooth styler have now been claimed!

And a big thank you to itstheyearzero who has made my week grin will let you know how I get on.

DrGoogleWillSeeYouNow Thu 25-Apr-13 19:49:23

Crimper not crumpet... Bloody phone.

itstheyearzero Wed 01-May-13 20:42:52

Did it arrive OK DrGoogle?

DrGoogleWillSeeYouNow Wed 01-May-13 22:30:35

It did itstheyearzero, thank you so much! I sent you a pm on Monday? I haven't tried it out yet, I've been studying the tutorials on you tube as I'm not great at doing my own hair. Planning to try it on Saturday when I've got plenty of time --to cut my tangled hair out of the scary rotating brush--grin

I've sent out the two things I was giving away, they should arrive with you guys that wanted them, any day now.

itstheyearzero Thu 02-May-13 07:37:33

Ah I didn't get the pm. Good luck with it. I hope it works out for you!

awaywego1 Thu 02-May-13 07:56:37

This is so cute smile lovely mn!
I have very very thick coarse wavy frizzy shoulder length hair which I have to straighten everyday. I'm just wondering whether it'd be worth me trying a bbh? Or whether it'll be left in the drawer for the next 5 years!

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