Product Type: Babyliss Hair Dryer
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Turbo dry me!
Babyliss 5116U Turbo Shine Hairdryer
Member Name: kirstysian
Babyliss 5116U Turbo Shine Hairdryer
Advantages: hair is conditioned and shiny, affordable, lightweight
Having had a good few years with my trusty Nicky Clarke hair dryer it decided it had had enough and refused to work any more. This meant I had no more than 2 days before I had to wash and dry my hair again to buy a new hair dryer. Luckily I live near a town so I have a choice of several shops to choose from to buy one, my search ended when I found this Babyliss turbo shine 2000 in Boots.
**Main features of the hair dryer**
* 2000 W
* High shine ionic conditioning
* 2 heat/speeds plus a cool setting
* Slim concentrator nozzle
* Hanging loop for easy storage
**Why I chose this hair dryer**
I do like to take care of my hair so the main reason I purchased this hair dryer in particular was because it claims to condition my hair and give it some shine. With any heat products I use on my hair I try to chose items that use ionic technology as although I know the heat will damage my hair I like knowing that the damage is less with ionic products.
The model I picked up is black all over apart from the brand labelling and product label which are silver.
The cord for the plug is of a very good length, I think it is the longest cord I have personally seen and used with a hairdryer.
The handle is just the right size and shape allowing the user to get a good grip of the dryer.
The dryer it self is very lightweight, I hate heavy hair dryers! My hair usually takes about 10 minutes to dry and by the end of it my arms and wrists are not tired in the slightest.
**Using the dryer**
There are 3 settings on this hair dryer, 2 of which are a heat setting and the other a cool setting. When I am drying my hair I use the fastest and the hotter of the 2 heat settings as I find I get the best results from this setting. Personally I find drying my hair very tedious but using this setting gets the job done quickly.
Using this setting I am able to brush my hair whilst drying to make it look lovely and straight.
My hair is not overly shiny from using this hair dryer but it is certainly frizz free and looks more conditioned with a bit of extra shine.
With this setting I can also give my hair a quick blast with the hairdryer and my hair is dry in no time at all. Therefore I have to agree with the box in that the hairdryer provides powerful drying.
I do not tend to use the other 2 settings but it's nice to have the comfort in knowing that they are there I suppose for whenever I do need them.
The hair dryer itself is quite compact and doesn't take up a lot of room; this is especially useful when travelling. I do not use the hanging loop as I do not have anything to hang it from but I leave my hair tools in an area in my room and this does not take up a lot of space.
This product comes with a three year guarantee which I think is very generous and gives me great confidence in the product.
You also get a nozzle with the product which fits perfectly onto the top of the hairdryer.
This dryer is very affordable; having looked online I have found that you can expect to pay around the £14.99 mark.
I really like this hair dryer. The design is great and it gives my hair the results that I wanted. The only slight issue with this product I have found is that it is quite loud, however I think that it is worth putting up with as this is a great hair dryer. For this I rate this product the full 5 stars.
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Summary: A good, affordable hair dryer