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Hello, Looking for product suggestions. I have an unruly sort of bob. I am rubbish at blow drying. The hairdresser suggested a 'hot brush'. I've looked online..I guess I need some sort of barrel one as I want it straight but to curl under. Babyliss Big Hair sounds good, though I don't really know if I want it 'big'. The hair is fine but there is a lot of it and it essentially needs to be tamed with as little work as possible. Thank you very much.
Babyliss Big Hair is great - there are a couple of sizes. I used to have the larger 50mm one, but then bought the smaller 42mm one. I use it all the time, and it suits my hair which is just shoulder length, and fine. It really does give a more professional look - sleek and smooth. There are some videos on You Tube which you might find useful.
I've a Philips air styler brush , can't remember the exact name/model but it wasn't expensive. It is fab. It's the only way I can get my also unruly Bob to curl properly at the back and it also works brilliantly on my fringe. Seems to just add volume and smooths it under at the back. I got it after having a major restyle and it definitely was worth it.
I think the BBH is best for longer hair -- the brushes are so big it's difficult to use on shorter hair -- it nees to be shoulder length at least. And it's more of a straightener/smoother than a styler IMO. You'll get more volume with a smaller brush -- about 30-35 mm works best for me. The spinning brush feature is good but it takes a while to get the hang of it, especially if you're left-handed.
Oh thank you all. Hmm..my hair is above shoulder length, just. I wonder if the brushes would be too big on the Big Hair. It's a shame I don't know anyone with one who could let me try it to find out. I seem to remember the 42mm one is designed for shorter hair?
I've got chin length hair but with long layers on top.
I use the BBH on the longest layers and it's great for smoothing and a bit of volume. I blast it all forward with a vent brush and hairdryer (Parlux would recommend). Then use a small barrel brush to turn the ends under. Finish off with BBH on the longest layers on top.