Christmas will be here before we know it.
Many people have already started Christmas shopping and some have even finished.
Over the past few years one of the most popular products to buy as a gift has been the Dyson Air Wrap.
However with a price tag of around £450, many people search for ‘dupe’.
One contender is the Babyliss Big Hair tool, which is just 10 percent of the Dyson price at £45.
The Big Hair tool promises an ‘easy to create a salon blow-dry finish at home’.
I have a lot of hair, so I always love to see how hair products manage with it.
I had big expectations for this product but was left with very mixed feelings.
Babyliss Big Hair
I was very disappointed when I read the instructions to find that my hair had to be 80 percent dry before using the Big Hair dryer.
Firstly, I was very confused as to how to tell when my hair was 80 percent dry, what if it was too dry or too wet – would that mean the dryer wouldn’t work?
Also, I am in desperate need of a new hair dryer, something I thought I was getting with this tool when I actually had to use my old one first.
The instructions were also very confusing when it came to actually using the Big Hair.
There were no pictures, something I think would have made it a lot easier.
Instead I had to just give it a go.
Almost straight away I pressed on of the rotating buttons and my hair got rolled into the brush.
I wasn’t quite ready for how quick that happened and felt like my hair was being tangled.
In that moment I thought I was going to have to cut my hair to get the brush out – fortunately it wasn’t difficult to unwind the brush and the panic was over.
I decided to quit here and just dry my hair fully with my old dryer.
However, I’m not a quitter so decided to give it another go when I next washed my hair.
It took quite a long time, but I eventually started to get the hang of using the Big Hair.
It takes patients and you need to get used to the resistance that the brush gives.
After using the dryer on my full head of hair I was quite impressed with the results.
My hair had a bit of a bounce at the ends, and definitely looked nicer than when I dry it normally.
I do feel like it would work better on hair that has layers, whereas mine is all the same length.
I think it will take a few more goes to perfect using the Big Hair, but definitely think it has potential and it is good value for money.
If you decide to give it a go there are a few things I recommend:
- Give yourself time – Don’t let the first time you use it be when you are planning on going out
- Be patient – It takes a while to figure out
- Don’t panic – when your air is suddenly wrapped onto the brush it is easy to get flustered but it comes out very easily so don’t worry too much
Overall I would give the Babyliss Big Hair a rating of 3/5.
It’s a good styler for at home, but in my opinion doesn’t come close to a proper salon blow dry.