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Babyliss big hair

(33 Posts)
zippyswife Sat 14-Nov-15 09:34:02

Can someone tell me about it? I have very very thick course frizzy shoulder length hair. I straighten it as I can't blow dry it (other than rough drying I really am
Rubbish). What result could the babyliss big hair achieve and how difficult is it to achieve a good look (I really am Useless so I'd need it to be very easy to use).

fastdaytears Sat 14-Nov-15 09:34:51

I am more useless than you and I love it! Nice smooth hair and super easy.

fastdaytears Sat 14-Nov-15 09:35:16

Would be interested to hear if it can do any cleverer stuff though.

zippyswife Sat 14-Nov-15 09:36:50

Wow! More useless than me? Not sure that's possible!

Is your hair frizzy normally and does it tame it?

fastdaytears Sat 14-Nov-15 09:48:43

Oh it is!

So my hair is weird! It's straight but frizzy so always looks damaged (though I have it cut every hour and spend half my earnings on deep condition blah blah). This is the only thing that make it look healthy and properly straight.

My sister has it too though and she has the curliest hair in the world. It's crazy. I'd take a picture of it un straightened for you but she would disown me. It works on her.

zippyswife Sat 14-Nov-15 09:51:10

You're selling it to me! Do you use it on wet hair? Think I'll order it today as a Christmas present to myself!

fastdaytears Sat 14-Nov-15 09:52:07

Oh yes I'm not a multi stage girl.

Wash hair, drag comb through hair, dry with Big Hair, leave house.

It's quick which I need because otherwise it just wouldn't get used.

fastdaytears Sat 14-Nov-15 09:52:43

Sorry get dressed. It's important that stage goes in somewhere.

zippyswife Sat 14-Nov-15 09:53:19

Great! Thanks for the advice. I'm off to order!

WhoisLucasHood Sat 14-Nov-15 09:53:53

This has been my saviour. It's the one thing that makes my hair soft, sleek and bouncy from wavy thick frizzy witchy hair. I'd recommend it to everyone. It does take time to dry properly, blast dry with hairdryer and leave to dry, when almost dry use BBH.

carrielou2007 Sat 14-Nov-15 10:39:43

I have very thick wild unruly wavy bush hair blush doesn't work for me though. Makes it nice and smooth not in the same way GHD's do and first' hold the style. Soon as I step outside to walk the school run it's wild hair again. GHD hold the style and I use product on my hair the same. Gave mine to my sister who found the same she have it to her 17 year daughter. Waste of money for me sad

desperatelyseekingamovingdate Sat 14-Nov-15 10:46:40

Be prepared for them to break every damn year! Customer services will replacle them the first time but not the second grrr i reckon i got 100 uses out of mine. It was easy to use but not as good as my very old revlon one which lasted about 15 yrs but didnt spin. Will be buying something else this year.

GlitteringJasper Sat 14-Nov-15 10:53:39

I've tried it many times and I like the look but it leaves my hair feeling really greasy.

Maplessglobe Sat 14-Nov-15 10:56:01

I can't get the hang of it. It makes my hair look ok. Not like the girls in the tutorials. And I've looked at loads of tutorials. The one I liked the look of the most said it took her 45 minutes to do her hair (about bra strap length). It was then I gave up!

fastdaytears Sat 14-Nov-15 11:39:26

I've never managed to break mine and everything in my house breaks! Maybe I have an older/newer/luckier version.

45 minutes is crazy! I kind of want to watch that tutorial now to see how she can do that. Wouldn't you lose all the blood in your hands?

10 minutes is plenty of time to spend on your hair IMO and it works for me.

SweetAdeline Sat 14-Nov-15 11:48:55

It gives the same effect as a good blow dry with a round bristle brush but makes it easy for people like he who struggle to do different things with each hand. I don't use mine all the time but when I do I let my hair almost dry naturally then use for 5-10mins.

fastdaytears Sat 14-Nov-15 11:56:47

people like he who struggle to do different things with each hand. this would be me...

NotSoSkinnyNow Sat 14-Nov-15 11:57:59

Mine is in its box, decorating my shelf. .....must get around to selling it grin

I couldn't get the hang of it sad. Would love to be able to achieve the look that they do in the tutorials, but it is just not happening

maybemyrtle Sat 14-Nov-15 12:09:11

I like it and am completely useless with a round brush and hairdryer. I have fine unruly shoulder-length hair that degenerates to frizzy kinks if exposed to weather and untended. I apply curl creme, dry 80%ish with hairdryer, go over with big hair and my hair is smooth, bouncy and holds a nice natural wave for a good few days - I wash every 3 days usually. Takes about 10 minutes. My thing as I get older is I need to look intentional (not super groomed but not entirely haphazard either) and big hair achieves that.

herecomesthsun Sat 14-Nov-15 12:17:53

not so skinny now, I might be interested in buying it and having a go!

BrendaandEddie Sat 14-Nov-15 12:18:47

there are THOUSANDS of threads on it

SuperFlyHigh Sat 14-Nov-15 12:19:49

You can't use it on wet hair as it doesn't dry it... I blast hair with hairdryer for 2 minutes then style with babyliss big hair.

Great for styling layers eg turning them under or flicking out and doing fringes. Gives my fine hair a polished look as it does tend to smooth hair.

BrendaandEddie Sat 14-Nov-15 12:20:18

what she said

SuperFlyHigh Sat 14-Nov-15 12:21:01

Also experiment with the speed settings.... I find the fastest one is too fast for me and can tangle hair, however the speed just below it is just right.

SinglePringle Sat 14-Nov-15 12:32:28

Makes my hair flyaway. Never use it

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