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is there a hair curling brush?

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poppym12 Wed 02-Nov-16 17:48:22

I keep seeing hair straightening brushes mentioned and they seem good but is there a similar thing for giving hair body/wave that isn't a curling iron? My chin length hair is thinning (age related) and it does look a bit better when I blow dry it but that's not always possible (health problems) so is there a wonder product that will give me lovely bouncy hair with little effort, and without frazzling it?

LuckySantangelo1 Wed 02-Nov-16 17:51:49

Yep you want a Babyliss Big Hair. It's a rotating hot brush which smoothes, gives volume and waves if hair is long enough.

poppym12 Wed 02-Nov-16 17:57:05

It's not very long lucky, about chin length. Does that brush rotate as it dries? I think my hair is too short for that.

didldidi Wed 02-Nov-16 17:59:17

They do a smaller barrel one now - I bought one for my chin length bob and it works well

poppym12 Wed 02-Nov-16 19:12:32

Do you use it to dry your hair with or when it's dry?

CheeryPoinsettia Wed 02-Nov-16 19:16:47

I'm looking for one for myself and in superdrug today I saw a slim barrelled brush (for tight curls it said but short hair as well I suppose) own brand I think, it was next to the babyliss one I'm

poppym12 Wed 02-Nov-16 19:42:15

Ooohhh how much cheery? Is your hair very short?

MadgeMak Wed 02-Nov-16 20:04:56

I have chin length hair and use the babyliss big curl. It's amazing, my hair looks like it's been professionally blow dried. I rough dry my hair with a normal hairdryer first and when it's about 90% dry I use the bug curl on it in sections. Can highly recommend.

poppym12 Wed 02-Nov-16 20:26:57

Is a big curl different to a big hair?

MadgeMak Thu 03-Nov-16 07:48:05

Sorry no, I meant big hair.

poppym12 Thu 03-Nov-16 08:46:56

I've ordered a big hair dual (both sizes of brush). 20% off at argos at the moment.

Is there any way to refresh a blow-dry without wetting hair or using dry shampoo? I don't wash my hair every day now but is there any way I can use this brush thingy on dry hair to put volume back in?

MadgeMak Thu 03-Nov-16 11:18:44

I only wash my hair every other day and it works fine on dry hair to refresh.

poppym12 Thu 03-Nov-16 16:48:32

I tried it earlier. Very umipressed. It just seemed to create masses of static and I ended up looking like a baby alpaca hmm

What styling products do you all use with it?

poppym12 Thu 03-Nov-16 17:32:20


MadgeMak Fri 04-Nov-16 09:48:51

I've found it makes my hair smoother. Have a look on you tube for some tutorials as it can take a bit of practice to get the technique right. As for products, I just use mousse when hair is wet and find I don't need anything after that.

poppym12 Fri 04-Nov-16 17:51:34

I take it back! !! I have big bouncy hair grin. The thing is a bit cumbersome and heavy but it does a good job. I found that using the cool shot made it static-y and naff. Hopefully it will stay looking relatively ok for a day or 2.

Thanks for the recommendation wine

LuckySantangelo1 Fri 04-Nov-16 19:19:28

Glad you are pleased with it. With practice it will seem effortless to use. I can get mine done with my toddler climbing up my legs grin

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