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Babyliss big hair - just killed my third one

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Libra Wed 07-Sep-16 13:52:51

I love my babyliss big hair. They have transformed my life and made my frizzy and thick hair look lovely on a daily basis. But I have just killed my third one. It has developed a horrid whine and is refusing to turn. This always seems to happen after about a year.

Does this happen to all of them? Is there something else I could try that does the same thing?
I like the babyliss because it basically does all the work for me - I have never been able to get the hand of using a brush in the same rotating way myself.
Do I buy number four or is there another solution?

MitzyLeFrouf Wed 07-Sep-16 14:05:07

Don't buy number 4! Babyliss are good at replacing them if the motor dies. Try them before buying a new one.

SandyPantz Wed 07-Sep-16 14:08:01

I've had my bighair forever, this has never happened with mine

Libra Wed 07-Sep-16 14:11:52

But I can't find the receipt - will they still replace?

princessconsuelabannahammock Wed 07-Sep-16 14:15:39

Mine died after a yr and I didn't have a receipt. Rung the customer services dept and there is a ref no on the handle, they use this to check it's still in warranty. They replaced mine very quickly. Good luck. I love mine but will be replacing mine with something else. Anyone have any suggestions?

Summersalmostgone Wed 07-Sep-16 14:19:56

I've had 3 die on me too. I bought a similar one from John Frieda as it was half the price and it does just as good a job.

Buzzardbird Wed 07-Sep-16 14:22:01

I have had the Boots own brand one for about 30yrs! Can't get on with the Big Hair one.

Libra Wed 07-Sep-16 14:24:16

Thanks for all the suggestions. Which John Frieda one? What is it called? I didn't know Boots did one either....

I just really need something for my hair because it looks awful frizzy so was considering calling into the shopping centre on my way home.

purplepaisley Wed 07-Sep-16 14:25:51

Watching with interest, the motor on mine has just gone so it only spins one way.

franke Wed 07-Sep-16 14:27:35

Mine stopped turning so I gave it a good clean. I some how managed to tease out quite a few hairs which had found their way inside the cylinder and stopped the motor from turning. It's been fine since.

Truckingalong Wed 07-Sep-16 14:29:45

Mine has just died too, after about 2 years of not particularly hard use.

Youremywifenow Wed 07-Sep-16 16:21:21

I'm on my third one, they die just after the warranty expires.
I have long thick hair so I trash them quickly

JohnCheese Wed 07-Sep-16 19:45:38

Oh I'm on my third. They just go pfft and that's the end of them. They just do.
But they are v good at replacing them. Hang on to your receipt. As we all know, receipts are hard to keep in any sort of organised fashion so I have a cunning plan. What I do is stick the receipt on to the box and fling carefully place the box with stuck-on receipt into the deepest darkest Narnia depths wardrobe. When it goes pfft it's easy enough to find a box in a wardrobe.

Having said all that, I think even without a receipt, Mr. Babyliss are good at replacing.

Bubbinsmakesthree Wed 07-Sep-16 19:53:42

How do you tease out the hair when they stop turning? My second one has just started turning really slowly. I've had it a while but not used it much, so frustrating!

spornersunited Wed 07-Sep-16 20:18:32

I have killed 4 ! I do use it daily tho' .

I always put receipt in box and then keep the box under the bed. None of mine have lasted 12 months yet.

TBH I have learnt to realise when its starting to 'get tired' and is ready to die, I took the last one back a month before the warranty ran out even though it hadn't given up completely as knowing my luck it would pack up a week after the guarantee expired !

Buzzardbird Wed 07-Sep-16 20:24:25

Doesn't look like you can get the Boots one anymore but there are a few on their site that are only around £30. I find them easier to use when they don't spin around when you are using them.

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