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Babybliss vs Maxiglide
on September 1, 2011
I have been a faithful Maxiglide Hair Straightener user for over 4 years. As much as I love Maxiglide, with 2 broken hair irons & working on a tight budget, I'd finally had enough. Scanning through reviews here and Folica for something similar, BB seemed a good fit. It had almost the same features like steam & comb, a must have for me. The price here on Amazon sounded too good to be true for what I would normally pay for MG . Now that I have been using BB for over a month & if I were to break it down what got me hooked with Babybliss Vs Maxiglide;
very lightweight (MG is lot heavier on the hand)
glides over hair easily and doesn't pull hair with it (MG takes out a lot of hair )
finish styling my long hair halfway down my back under 15 mins (with MG it would take longer because it's heavier on the hand & i have to go over several times to perfect it)
ready in seconds, literally (MG flashes blue after a minute or so, not bad)
less split ends (had tons with MG,even with Biosilk)
shinier,smoother hair, lasts longer (frequent touch ups with MG)
retractable comb,constant & tolerable steam (MG needs to switch plates & push button for steam, which i accidentally push & burn myself)
water reservoir is enough for two uses ( with MG I would refill with every use - not a bad feature though)
easy to clean the plates,just wipe it down (MG comb plates gets messy with hair and stuff sticks to the root of the plate, I end up cleaning with a toothbrush.)
costs much less $49.95 with Free S/H (MG is pricey! well over $100 plus shipping for XP model. need I say why I'm broke?)
The price on Amazon fluctuate often, I would watch it and buy it at the lowest price for more savings.
For someone who's been using Maxiglide for years, I have to say I'm very impressed with BB, and would highly recommend.
I haven't been able to find comparable reviews on the two, so I wanted do it myself for someone else. If you were wondering why I took away a star, it gets really hot in seconds, you could feel the heat on your palms with 20-25 setting. so there's always room for improvement.
While I'm still very happy with my purchase , I just want to clarify about the retractable COMB feature. If you're a Maxiglide user, you're probably used to a switchable comb plate with well defined teeth. Babybliss has a on/off switch which controls the retractable comb function. It does NOT have well defined teeth or narrow pointed teeth as Maxiglide would but rather a row of round edged
teeth running down middle of the plate. The lack of narrow pointed comb teeth has not been a big issue for me, I still love and use it on a regular basis.
I'm a girl blessed with frizz prone hair at the slightest chance of humidity and getting it to behave to my standards especially in texas summer is a challenge itself. I wash hair with any regular (inexpensive) shampoo and follow up with infusium 23 conditioner and let air dry overnight. I would do my hair next morning with BB and I can't believe it's the same hair from the day before. I swear by it. For all the girls who left nice comments, I am just happy to help, thank you.
Still going strong. A few drops of water escape from the reservoir at times but have had no effect on the overall functionality. Along with the regular use (every other day ), switching to coconut oil & henna color have spared me split ends and a lot less frizz action.
after many years of careful regular use, the top plate got loose on one side and dangles when I pick it up. Although it still works just fine, it now snags hair and so sadly I had to stop using it. waiting for it be in stock and price drop. wondering if I should pursue You Tube's DIY repairs with heat resistance glue (JB Weld) in the mean time. keep you guys posted.
happy to report it's back in business! glue actually held up really well and I see no difference in performance - works like new. phew saved me some money!