on October 8, 2013
I had a walgreens brand hair dryer. My hair is thick , mid length, curly and frizzy. My hair dresser recommended Babylis hair dryers. After several hours of research i decided to buy this specific type of babyliss. The first time I blew dryed my hair i did not see much difference in Frizz. What I noticed the first time was the massive amount of heat - and the cold air option. Also the first time use I didnot save that much time in styling neither. However, from the second time onward, my hair type has definitely changed post styling. The frizz has been extremely minimized. When I straighten my hair, it is bouncy, shiny , and no frizz. I am getting better at this every time. I have not changed my styling products so all the improvements has to do with the dryer. Additionally my hair remains frizz free for the second day after my wash. This dryer has extreme heat. When styling , after my hair is dried, I put the heat on low. I have not used the cold air yet -not sure what purpose it serves. In conclusion, this is my first hair dryer that's salon professional. I really like it . I highly recommend it.
on May 11, 2015
I LOVE this dryer. It works great, dries fast, is VERY hot and does a great job on my hair, drying with minimal frizz. I would give it five stars except for one flaw. The concentrator nozzle falls off . . . a lot. I read other reviews before purchasing, and was aware of this potential problem. I was delighted at first when my concentrator nozzle seemed to stay put with no problems. After about three months of using this dryer, the nozzle became more and more unstable, and now pops off about 4-5 times in a 20 minute hair drying session. I contacted BaByliss via e-mail about the problem, and they are sending me a new nozzle at no charge, which will hopefully solve the problem. I did come up with a workable solution in the meantime. I painted the notches on the outside of the concentrator nozzle with about 4 coats of nail polish to make them fit a little more snugly. I was able to dry my hair yesterday without the nozzle popping off at all. I did wait for the nail polish to completely dry between coats, and tried to only paint the notches themselves. So far, it seems to be a good workaround.
on April 7, 2013
I bought my first Babylis Pro blowdryer after running into a co-worker gushed about it so much that I couldn't help but get one. I can't exactly put my finger on why, but this blowdryer is nothing short of a miracle. Somehow, whether it's the temperature, or how the air comes out, my hair ALWAYS comes out as if I've had a blowout. And I'm not someone who likes to spend a lot of time on my hair. After a few minutes, my hair comes out perfectly and it lasts for 2 days. Also, I have gotten so many comments from people who say my hair looks great when I've used it.
One other story - I had gotten flooded in Hurricane Sandy and my blowdryer shorted out. So in the mad rush to replenish everything in my life, I bought a more expensive Conair dryer from Bed Bath and Beyond, thinking that it would be just as good. Well, after 2 months, with many overly frizzy days, dryed out hair days and overall "blah" hair days, I decided to go back to this dryer. And voila! My hair was coming out great again.
If you're in the market for a blowdryer, this is hands down, the best I've ever used.
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on February 24, 2015
Love this dryer, it's fast and quiet and I like the longer cord at the salon. My only complaint is that the concentrator easily pops off during blow-outs.
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on December 27, 2013
Even though I like the dryer, the red coated material scratches like crazy! It scraps off like crayon. I wouldn't have bought this had I known that.
on January 6, 2014
The first time I used this, I was not impressed. Then the second time, I paid more attention to timing and what was going on. I have lots of hair, down to mid-back, naturally curly, use this to dry it to straighten a bit. It used to take me 10 minutes just to dry w/dryer, but this hair dryer cut it down to 6 maybe 7 minutes. Not much of a difference in the grand scheme of things but when getting ready in the morning, it's a big difference. Other reviewers complained about the placement of the buttons, but I haven't had any problems, I just don't press my fingers down so hard. No promblems there. Also, the "hot" button is not terribly hot, which I thought would be a problem and wouldn't dry but it actually turned out to be a good thing - I used to always turn on this huge plug-in fan to keep the bathroom cool when drying my hair, but now I don't have to, the hair dryer doesn't make me sweat during the process:) The result was beautiful, smooth hair! It's like magic air flowing out of the thing, I'm very much pleased much to my surprise.
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on March 10, 2012
I have longer than shoulder length, thin, straight hair. I had a Wigo hair dryer with tourmaline and ionic features prior to this, but when mine died after three years and I went to order a new one, I couldn't find the exact model as I previously had so I decided to shop around. Since the reviews were good for the BabyBliss, I figured I'd try it out. Here is what I found:
Pros: quiet, drys hair very quickly, multiple heat/speed settings
Cons: my hair lacked it's usual shine and even looked dull, my hair kept getting caught/pulled out where the concentrator attaches to the dryer, the dryer is too heavy (my arms were very tired by the end) and the placement of the buttons is awkward (when I went to dry the back of my hair my fingers kept accidentally changing the settings)
All in all, I am usually the LAST person to return something, but I'm returning this dryer and going back to a Wigo.
on June 18, 2012
This blow dryer is really great. It does seems to work much faster than the blow dryers I've grown accustomed to from the drug stores: ConAir, Revlong, etc. I have thick Asian hair that takes forever to dry. With this, it dries in 10 minutes. I love that it doesn't scald, even on the high/hot setting like the over the counter hair dryers do. It's also really quiet. Confirming everything I thought about it, my teenage daughter asked me where I got the new hair dryer from the first day she tried it. Without making it big deal about it, I asked her what was so special and she said it was "fabulous" because it dried her hair so quickly. Her hair is even thicker and longer than mine.
What I don't like is where they put the button controls. I thought that knowing it (from reading the other reviews,) I would be aware and less likely to fall for the same mistake. Nope. Still fell for it. It's unavoidable, based on where they put the switch controls on the handle. Aside from that, this is a the perfect hair dryer.
on July 19, 2014
This is a very nice hair dryer and is fairly quiet and lightweight as the other reviews stated. My only concern, and it may be unique to me, is that I have lots of very fine, slightly wavy hair, and this dryer is just a little too powerful. Instead of nice waves, I get a "feathery puff" now (essentially just sticks straight out). Even on the lowest speed, it blows my hair too much and loses much of the curl. Again, I doubt this would affect too many people unless you have really fine hair. I've tried the round diffuser and that definitely helps but I have to say I don't get quite the same results as with my previous dryer. The only other thing that I'd change is that, while the speed and heat controls are very convenient, they don't leave any room on the handle to rest your thumb. I keep inadvertently hitting the buttons when I'm using the dryer.
Otherwise, this is a great unit. Very good quality and does leave my hair with a softer texture that other dryers. Just can't handle quite that much airflow!
on April 17, 2014
I am a white female with frizzy curly hair. I have done relaxers and they don't work. I have a nice babylis flat iron and thats been fine, but when i use my flat iron a lot, my hair dry and I get split ends.
This hair dryer is amazing. I have not got a haircut in months and it made my hair soft and shiny. My split ends looked amazing.
Everyone at work thought I got a haircut. I still need a haircut and I still have split ends, but it made them look smoother.
I hardly had to use my flat iron to straighten my hair.
You need a big round brush and a good hair protector. I use Paul Mitchells Skinny Serum.
Make sure you are using a natural bristle brush. It will make your hair so much shinier, I know its hard to believe.
And use the nozzle that comes with it. That's an important part.
In conclusion, I always thought the key to straight hair was your flat iron, but its really your hair dryer!
Your flat iron really just gets the kinks that your hair dryer can't get.