Product Type: Babyliss Hair Dryer
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Babyliss 5560DU Elegance
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Babyliss 5560DU Elegance
Date: 02/01/12, updated on 09/02/12 (41 review reads)
Advantages: Everything, lightweight, long power cable, not too noisy, looks fab!
Disadvantages: None at all
Usually when it comes to Christmas shopping I do my shopping on the high street. However this year it was rather different for me. Suffering with M.E for a good couple of months before Christmas it left me exhausted and worried about making it around the shops and no matter of my good intentions of doing it all and promising myself that I'd be well enough to do it tomorow..... tomorrow never came!
Then suddenly I was struck down with a virus which my mate gave to me which meant I had flu like symptoms and pains all over my body. I was constantly sick and full of migraine and with only a few days till Christmas day and knowing that I also had to go to my parents which is well over 180 miles away (luckily I was being picked up!) I had to get a wriggle on or be empty handed which would never do!
In the end Amazon and catalogue shopping was my saviour and although I felt that a lot of my gifts lacked the more personal touch that I gave to them usually it did mean I got better quality presents with me thinking more about my purchases for a change.
This I ordered from my Freemans catalogue when I was placing an order for a few bits and pieces for my parents. It was on special offer and one I was offered after placing my normal order with the option of taking a look at it and sending it back if I didn't want it. Well put on the spot I ordered it and thought it would make an ideal present for my best mate as only £22.00 as that seemed a good deal to me for a Babyliss hairdryer even though I hadn't seen it. That night I questioned my mate discreetly about whether she needed a new hairdryer and to my dismay she didn't so in my mind it was going back!
However when it arrived and I looked at the box I really liked the sleek look of it and the colour and although I also didn't need a new hairdryer as I have a rather brilliant Tony & Guy one I decided that now it was here I couldn't be bothered to send it back and besides a back up wasn't a bad idea anyway!
The hairdryer came in a nice large white box with photographs of the hairdryer all over it and the spec and contact details for Babyliss clearly stated on it. Inside the box you get the hairdryer with the plug on wrapped in clear plastic which is easy to pull off and discard and then the attachment nozzle is separately wrapped and you get a white pamphlet telling us a bit about the product and how to use it etc.
The Hairdryer itself:
Well the hairdryer itself is a very nice bit of kit indeed and very easy on the eyes and this is the main reason when I saw the photographs on the box that I kept it to be honest! Its purple in colour and plastic and shiny with a silver finish in places and on one side of it we are told in nice writing that it is indeed Babyliss Elegance.
The hairdryer is surprisingly light to hold, the handle has a cool shot setting you can keep your finger on and then on the other side of the handle there is small and easy to use control panel which is still purple in colour with a classy marble effect to it and two black slider switchers, the top one giving us thee heat settings and the off to the centre of it and below that the two power settings with the off to the middle of that as well.
This can be used with or without the styling nozzle which is plastic and is meant to help get smoother and sleeker styles though without the nozzle on you can dry hair faster as the air from the hairdryer pushes out further sort of thing though I do find that I get a messier finish to my hair lol.
Now this has a 2100W motor to it which is apparently 'High torque' for 2x the air pressure and has
Ionic technology which is meant to enhance hair condition and eliminates frizz for glossy shine but does it?
Well I know nothing about motors but I do know that this is a mighty fine hairdryer which looks amazing too! However this isn't all about appearances, I mean who wants a crap but nice looking hairdryer when we come to think about it girls? lol.
This is not a too noisy a hairdryer, the cool shot button gives us almost a true cool shot (a slight warmness does come out of this but not too much to be fair to it), the three heat settings really do go from cool to hot at the slide of the button, its easy to handle and even has a hinged filter to the back of it which is easy to open, clean and replace with no messing about at all. Whats even better is that you do get a three year guarantee with this item and lets face it they wouldn't give us this if they wasn't confident we'd love it!
All in all although I didn't 'need' this hairdryer but I am really glad I kept it. Its a pleasure to use, functional and because its lightweight I can be bothered to style my hair with a brush and it does give my hair a silky and shiny and less frizzy appearance. For someone like me with a lack of upper body strength from my M.E this is a time and energy saver and means I can use it with ease and so Babyliss you get top marks and me from me!
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Summary: A great hairdryer that I am really glad I own!