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Babyliss wave envy

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FishlessCake Thu 19-Jan-17 09:21:02

Does anyone have this? Short of getting what my mother calls a 'shaggy perm' confused im hoping this does the job. Does anyone have one? Is it easy to use? Thanks smile

FishlessCake Thu 19-Jan-17 16:58:51

blush bump

RozzlePops Thu 19-Jan-17 17:17:11

Place marking! I need more curls in my life! smile

FishlessCake Thu 19-Jan-17 17:32:25

I've just read some reviews on the tony and guy wave maker thing and it looks promising, even on short hair. Most people are saying it lasts for a few days and similar to that ruffled beach look.

Blahblahblahyadayadayada Thu 19-Jan-17 17:35:33

Is this something that will work on large sections of hair or do you still have to section it all off like you do with straightebers?

FishlessCake Thu 19-Jan-17 17:43:39

I think it depends on length, but on the Amazon reviews for the babyliss one people are saying they just do the outer layer of hair and not from the root.

SimplyNigella Thu 19-Jan-17 19:54:05

I have a slight natural wave and am desperate for wavier hair, however having just Googled by the Babyliss and the Toni and Guy, they just remind me of 1980s crimpers which is a bit scary.

Then I saw this thread from a few years ago:
www.mumsnet.com/Talk/style_and_beauty/1593840-Is-Babyliss-Wave-Envy-some-kind-of-joke

monsterbrunch Thu 19-Jan-17 21:26:51

Watching with interest.

FishlessCake Thu 19-Jan-17 21:28:58

Simply thanks for the link to that thread grin I definitely don't want crimped hair! The last person I remember looking good with crimped hair was my 10yr old sister before a dance competition...I was 5 at the time so my memory is a little warped wink and it was 1990!

SimplyNigella Thu 19-Jan-17 21:56:11

I used to love crimped hair when I was 5! It does get such good reviews elsewhere though and I really want it to be good as I'd love wavy hair.

FishlessCake Fri 20-Jan-17 06:10:57

Simply I'm tempted to get it from Argos and return if it is indeed a shit crimper. But the reviews elsewhere do sound promising. Plus there is a woman I sometimes chat to who uses it on her short bob and it looks really natural.

WelshMoth Fri 20-Jan-17 06:20:41

I'd love this to deliver wavy hair but the YouTube vids all show badly crimped hair. Still OP, if you do a trial, let us know the outcome!

SimplyNigella Fri 20-Jan-17 08:32:59

That sounds promising. Please report back if you try it!

IJustLostTheGame Fri 20-Jan-17 09:20:53

After looking on YouTube I think I prefer the tony and guy deep waver

hooliodancer Fri 20-Jan-17 09:35:21

I have the babylis perfect curl which is amazing. I do curls, but it will do waves if you put it on a low setting.

It has changed my life. When I can be arsed to do it.

ajandjjmum Fri 20-Jan-17 09:44:04

I found it awful - used it a handful of times, watched the video etc. and my hair looked dreadful after I had used it.

wetpebbles Fri 20-Jan-17 17:50:56

Made my hair nice and wavy but REALLY dried it out so only use very occasionally, I have fine hair though so may be less damaging to thicker hair.

mimishimmi Fri 20-Jan-17 21:01:22

I used one of these last weekend on a model for a fashion show. It was my first time using one. It gives a deeper wave than a crimper but for natural looking waves I'd probably use a GHD straightener actually. We used it as a crimping device so we could tease up the hair to massive heights.

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