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doadeer Sun 02-Feb-20 08:19:08

Can anyone do a great big bouncy curl blow dry on themself? I've got hair past my boobs and it looks so lovely after hairdressers but I can't seem to do it on myself. I can curl with straighteners but doesn't have the same oomph!

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MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Sun 02-Feb-20 09:41:30

I have always been good at drying with a round brush and a drier but recently bought the Revlon One Step- I blast until nearly dry with the drier then finish off with the One Step. My hair is SO good and I timed myself the other day and it took 6 minutes and I have really thick wavy hair. I've been walking around with the best hair I've had in my life,it's incredible.

I know I sound like and advert but I promise I'm notgrin

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Sun 02-Feb-20 09:42:45

Oh and MOUSSE is your friend,is forgotten how good the stuff is having not used it since the 80s !

doadeer Sun 02-Feb-20 10:20:30

Oooh good tips thanks! How long is your hair?

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NorthernGravy Sun 02-Feb-20 11:16:05

Another fan of the Revlon one step. Bought it last week and three friends have since gone out and bought it.

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Sun 02-Feb-20 11:17:00

My hair is just past shoulder length but I like a lot of bounce and volume.

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Sun 02-Feb-20 11:17:31

Lots of YouTube reviews where people with long hair have used it.

amarante Sun 02-Feb-20 12:38:25

Is the revlon better than the babyliss big hair?

Oly4 Sun 02-Feb-20 13:20:04

I’m wondering the same thing. I love the big hair but my hair ends up frizzy again

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Sun 02-Feb-20 15:37:31

Big Hair was useless for me, style lasted half an hour if I was lucky and I got frizziness and it ripped my hair out. Revlon is a complete game changer, it's brilliant

MyFavouritePlace Sun 02-Feb-20 15:44:39

Had a look at Revlon one step but there are 3 of them. Which one would you recommend for straightening?
Agree with the Babyliss comments, lots of frizz and pulling hair out!!

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Sun 02-Feb-20 16:27:33

www.amazon.co.uk/REVLON-Collection-Salon-Dryer-Volumiser/dp/B072VH43KL/ref=mp_s_a_1_2?hvlocphy=1006868&hvnetw=g&keywords=revlon+one-step+hair+dryer&hvadid=346257766509&qid=1580660782&gclid=CjwKCAiAg9rxBRADEiwAxKDTup1dFs-2jo04vPxEPfWrOZHI7LNdvBXT4zFj3mFVT4A6i8bEURUbvxoCnKAQAvD_BwE&s=beauty&hydadcr=7750_1824083&hvpos=1t1&hvdev=m&hvqmt=e&tag=mumsnetforu03-21&hvtargid=kwd-358357933372&adgrpid=71232426938&hvrand=151454955760226181&sr=1-2

NorthernGravy Sun 02-Feb-20 16:47:57

It’s this one. www.boots.com/revlon-pro-collection-one-step-dryer-volumiser-10235019

Babylis big hair was rubbish for me. It never properly gripped my hair. Revlon is a game changer.

Excitedaboutanamechange Sun 02-Feb-20 16:58:56

Ooh, glad I've seen this post as over been looking for something to give me a good blow dry!

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Sun 02-Feb-20 17:03:34

You must blast your hair first with a hair dryer and dry it until it's about 70/ 80% dry then go over it with the Revlon.

Mummyshark2018 Sun 02-Feb-20 18:13:09

I recently got this and am really happy with it! Hair does look like it's been done in a salon. https://www.problogroup.com

RoaringKitten Sun 02-Feb-20 21:43:57

There seem to be a lot on eBay that are new but much cheaper - are they the same thing?

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Sun 02-Feb-20 22:03:19

I wouldn't get a cheap one,some have blown up. I did consider it but the real one has a 4 year guarantee (I think,it's long anyway) so went with that.

There's a comparison review between the real one and the fake one and the bristles aren't as good iirc.

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Sun 02-Feb-20 22:05:06

youtu.be/PUeqeGrSxHU

VeganCow Sun 02-Feb-20 22:11:44

I’ve also got the revlon and it’s amazing. I blast first for couple mins with hairdryer then use a clip to section off. Pull bits at a time out until all done. It’s so easy and quick.
Don’t get the cheap copies as they can overheat and have loose wiring

queenbeeof3 Mon 03-Feb-20 20:35:01

Revlon one step all the way!

I used the babyliss big hair for years, but last January (2019) I bought the revlon one step and OMG I'm hooked! It's brilliant! So quick to style and the results always look great! Even when I'm in a hurry and think I'm doing a terrible job! Worth every penny!

My poor babyliss big hair is confined in the drawer ever since...

MrsPelligrinoPetrichor Mon 03-Feb-20 21:16:50

It hasn't damaged your hair has it Queen? I'm so worried it will and I'll have to stop using it!

OverByYer Mon 03-Feb-20 21:19:07

Head jog brush in the largest size and a Parlux hairdryer

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Thu 13-Feb-20 00:05:51

I wonder if the Revlon is available here (Canada)... will have to have a search. I don’t get on with my Babyliss Big Hair at all.

Wincher Thu 13-Feb-20 00:09:08

I've just bought a cheapy thing from a Facebook ad (came from China) which looks just like the Revlon thing, I didn't realise it was imitating it. I love it - works really well. I've never been able to manage a brush and a dryer at the same time on my own hair.

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