I’m going to come clean, I’m a sucker for hair tools. As tech geek at heart, I instantly gravitate to anything that makes lives easier and that gets its power from a wall socket and not from me. I’m always trying out new hair tools, and over the last couple of months I’ve been trying these.
First up, when the craze of this product hits the UK shores earlier this year, it would be no surprise that one of these beauties would housed by this beauty and tech junkie.
Babyliss Big Hair is a hair dryer/round brush hybrid, which aims to give you that salon blow dry at home. It has a 50mm ceramic barrel to add volume and soft bristles with an ionic conditioning system for added shine and smoothness. This is a rotating hair dryer basically: it has two heat settings and the revolving brush blows out air, allowing you to dry your hair and brush it out at the same time. The first place I tried to this was on my afro hair. Now my real hair texture is very coily, and thick, so I was just wondering if this product will work on my hair. As soon as I put the bristle against my hair, the bristle just flopped and disappeared into my hair. I’m sorry that’s all the chance I gave it. I couldn’t imagine something getting lost in my natural hair working for me. However I have seen other naturals use it, and they’ve stated that you need to take really small sections. I’ll give it another try, and I’ll see how it goes, but for now its a no for natural hair. Besides I’ve had the new edition, so I’ll probably do another post on it. BUT… And I use capitals because on my hair extensions, this tool is life! As in it can raise you from the dead. OK a slight exaggeration there, but it does wonders. It’s very simple to use on straighter hair, and a dream for getting that salon look.
Now this tool, has been my life for the last 8 months. I’m actually getting extra sleep in the morning because of this tool as it takes me roughly about 2 mins to straighten my hair in the morning, especially when I had my shorter hair style (pictured above). It’s literally like straightening your hair but with two brush elements to ensure that your hair has movement and shine. I’ve even given my straignters away to my sister, because I can’t ever see myself using straighters again. It’s definitely a worthy investment, and be prepared to say bye bye to your straignters even if they are GHD’s. They don’t take long to heat up, and after 40 mins of inactivity then they switch off itself. It has three heat settings and a protector guard to stop your fingered being fried.
Lastly, but by no means least is this product. I think this product is where the infusion of blowdrying/styling tool began. This is quite an old product from Tresemme, but a great attempt. Although it’s not the greatest for Afro hair it did work fairly well. I prefer the bristle on this to the Babyliss Big Hair as you know that its going through your hair, however I do wish they were slightly longer.
Do you have any hair tools that you’d recommend?