“ Brand: Babyliss „
I wash and dry my hair every morning, so when my old hairdryer packed up on me I went and purchased the bes hairdryer at the best price that I could find at the time. I'm not demanding with my hairdryer as luckily I have fairly fine hair which doesn't take too much styling or drying, even though it's fairly long. This hairdryer does exactly what I need.
The Babyliss compact is a smart looking little hairdryer. Mine is black with hot pink speed and heat buttons, and has a nice long lead to plug into the mains which will easily stratch from plug to the nearest mirror. It's small and light enough to hold in one hand when styling, and also to easily store when not in use. It is also a nce size to pop in a bag nor case for a holiday.
The hairdryer is easy to use. Its functions are simple but are all that is really necessary for a hairdryer in my opinion. It has a 2 speed setting, one of a medium speed and one fast. Personally I just keep mine on the fast speed, but it's nice to have the option. The only time I may lower the speed setting is if I'm trying to be nosy at the same time - obviously the slower the speed the less noise it makes! The volume of the dryer during use is quite high, but then again I dare to guess that many hairdyers are too, and this doesn't cause me a problem. There are also 2 heat settings available, a medium heat and a high heat. The highest is generally very hot, which combined with a high speed, does dry the hair very fast. Constant movement of the dryer around the hair is necessary to avoid burning the scalp, but it gets the job done fast. There is also a cool blast available; a button that is pressed that shoots out very cold air in order to help set a particular style. I do not use this, but again it's a useful function if required.
I bought this hairdryer on the basis that it was on special offer at a price of about £25 and the fact that it was made by Babyliss, a well-known and trusted hair product brand. This was a couple of years ago and it is all still in good working order, so this is fantastic value. I think this was purchased at Argos, but it is available in most shop that stock this kind of product.
Some people may not find the hairdryer advanced enough for them or have enough features, depending on how much styling/drying the hair takes. In my opinion a speed and heat setting is ample funcions for a hairdryer though I know that there are some amazing ones out there now. It didn't come with a diffuser or smoothing attachment, which isn't a problem but may have been a nice touch.
I am surprised I have not reviewed this product before, as it has been my faithful hairdryer for at least 10 years and is still going strong.
I remember buying this hairdryer from Boots and from what I recall, it was around £15. I can't actually find it for sale anywhere on the net now, so can't update you on what a current price may be. However, in hindsight, with the use I've got out of it, I wouldn't have begrudged paying £40 for it!
The hairdryer in the picture looks very similar to the one I own, except there have been some minor cosmetic changes to the product. Mine has a black body with blue writing and a silver filter cover at the back (where the one in the picture is black). It is not a glamourous-looking piece of kit, but that really doesn't bother me, and I love that it is quite compact. I have taken on holiday and to sleepovers for years (though the latter not so much these days!) and it has travelled well.
The hairdryer has 3 positions for heat and speed, and a button at the back for a cool burst of air. If you want a cool burst, you have to keep the button held down, so I don't really use this setting once, though I have heard it is good for making your hair shiny. I generally use setting number 3 which is the hottest and fateset, mostly because I am usually in a rush in the mornings, though I think it is kinder on your hair to use setting 1 or 2.
The hairdryer came in a box with a diffuser and a concentrator nozzle and would make a good present in my opinion. I have used the diffuser a couple of times, but have not really had much success with getting the desired wavy effect. I do however, use the concentrator every time I use the hairdryer and find it works very well at enabling you to direct the heat and achieve a straight dry if that's what you want.
As I said, I bought this hairdryer 10 years ago and have not had any problems with it. I think this is excellent performance for a relatively cheap hairdryer and would highly recommend it.
A compact and powerful appliance / 3 position switch (0-I-II-III) & cool shot, Supplied with concentrator + mini dissuser, removable filter, 1650W 230V /