Product Type: Babyliss Hair Dryer
Newest Review: ... to be fair, I didn't have an awful lot of choice, I could either buy a Babyliss hair dryer for about £30 or this one for £14.99. ... more
Blow me this is a bad hair dryer
Babyliss 2100 Dry & Curl
Member Name: giveup
Babyliss 2100 Dry & Curl
Advantages: Cheap purchase
Disadvantages: Loud - heat/speed setttings are annoying
Whilst the rest of the world was mourning the passing of Michael Jackson back in 2009, and with the deepest respect to Michael, I had more pressing concerns... My trusty old hair dryer had come out in sympathy and passed away at the same time. Time and cause of death, much like Mr. Jackson, have never really fully been known. Perhaps my hair dryer had also taken on a bit more than it could chew with drying my hair ever day, who knows. With money being a tad sparse, I made do for a little while with the spare hair dryer before that too sadly died one snowy winter morning. Not wanting to have to go to work with soaking wet hair in the middle of January, I bravely drove to the local supermarket in search of a replacement for the morning.
Now to be fair, I didn't have an awful lot of choice, I could either buy a Babyliss hair dryer for about £30 or this one for £14.99. Seeing as I only ever intended this to be a temporary measure, I opted for the £14.99. Not a bad price for a hair dryer and I have often found, the cheaper ones to be the best. Not so with this one.
I find that the top heat setting dries my hair super quick but also leaves it in an appalling, weak, damaged fluffy condition. So I tried the middle setting which took forever in comparison and whilst my hair was quite smooth, it also felt a bit lank and greasy. I have never bothered trying the lowest setting as I suspect my hair would end up feeling even more greasy. So now, I have managed to work out a complicated switching method between the high and middle settings for temperature and speed but even that I'm not completely satisfied with. The cool shot is a useful setting and comes in handy when I'm switching through all the different heating settings trying to find my desired temperature.
The hair dryer is quite loud but to be fair, I dry my hair at 6am in the morning and everything is loud at that time! This one does seem to be louder than my previous one though.
The box doesn't state the length of the cord on it but I am 5'7 and I find the cord is ample length for me.
It's an okay hair dryer for the price but if money wasn't so tight at the moment - I would have replaced it some time ago.
Summary: Steer clear - it's cheap for a reason