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Babyliss 5720U Beliss 2X Hair Straightening Dryer

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Brand: Babyliss / Type: Hair Dryer

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      15.07.2010 00:44
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      Great Hair straightening dryer

      When I asked for a Wet2Straight hair straightener for Christmas one year, THIS was what I go instead... The one I have is silver on the ain body, and the handle is also silver with 2 purple sliding buttons for heat and speed, and unlike any normal hairdryer it has funny prongs sticking out of the hole the air comes out; these have straightening plates between them, so it's function is to dry your hair the usual old-fashioned hairdryer way, and then instead of using a brush you comb your hair with the tongs on the end of it and the straightening plates, heated whilst it's on, straighten your hair. Simples! I didn't actually want this, but I tried it anyway. It's a case of plugging it in and turning the sliding button up to what you want; heat 1, 2 or 3. There's also the option to choose the speed of air being blown out; 1, 2 or 3. As my hair burns quickly, I set both on 2 and left it for a few minutes. I then held my hair and pressed the comb teeth against it, dragging it downwards - it's literally like a big fat brush that blows your hair into your face! After about 10 minutes (a miracle with me!) my hair was dry as a bone and as straight as I could ever get it - that's nothing to do with the hairdryer, my hair's just awkward!! I was really impressed with the results, and even more impressed when they stayed like that all night! My hair is very frizzy, especially after just washing it, so to have it stay straight 3 hours after washing it and going out is great! It's not difficult to use either - hold it like you would a brush and dry your hair the same way as always, just making sure to brush instead of just dry. Anyone can use it, though with the heat of the plates on setting 3 I'd recommend only responsible girls use it! The only problem I have with this is how heavy it is; it makes it hard to 'just brush your hair' as I keep putting it, as it hurts to hold your arm up for too long. Nevertheless it's easy to use, easy to understand, and easy to store. As this was a present I couldn't tell you how much it was, probably cheaper than those GHD straighteners your teenage daughter wants though! I've now had it for roughly 2 years and it's still in perfect working condition, although there's a lot of hair stuck in the plates and any form of straightening makes your hair get weaker and more brittle and eventually thin out - not to be used daily! Definitely need to use protective sprays or mousse for this type of product too.

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      12.07.2010 16:12
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      a great hair dryer!

      Last year I went away for a weekend and there was no hair dryer in the room that I was staying in and as my current hair dryer at home had just started to cut out when it overheated I thought it was time to buy a new hair dryer. I chose this hair dryer from Argos as I like to have straight shiny hair but do not have the time to straighten my hair or want to damage my hair with both types of heat. The hair dryer was in a sale when I got it only costing £15 which for a hair dryer is a bargain. On the hair dryer there is 2 settings for the heat, a cooler one and a much hotter one. There are also two settings for the speed this is slow and fast, there is also a cold air setting that helps to finish a style and give shine to hair. There are two attachments that come with the hair dryer these are a precision nozzle and the straightening device both of which work well with my hair type (rather fine and flyaway). The precession nozzle is great for finishing styles or just quick blow drying. The straightening device is great for all types, the combs are able to be altered to be used on all thicknesses of hair so that it is straight an shinny, to use this adapter you just slowly run the comb through all sections of the hair repeating as needed until hair is dry. The cord of the hair dryer is also very long I am able to plug the hair dryer in and dry may hair from my bed which is a fair distance, there is also a loop on the hair dryer cable so that you are able to hang it up if you wish. Overall I am very glad that I got this hair dryer it saves a lot of time styling hair, is a very powerful hair dryer, and has lasted all the time that I have had it while being used on a day to day basis.

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      12.04.2010 15:39

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      Great hairdryer

      I bought this hairdryer just under a year ago, as I straighten my hair a lot, I thought it would be easier to use a hairdryer that I can use to straighten it straight after I have washed it. I love this hairdryer, as it has two different nozzles - one for straightening and one for just drying. The straightening nozzle includes a bit which combs through the hair, then two separate parts to straighten it. There is also a setting for how tight the straightening part is, so 4 means it's tighter therefore the hair ends up straighter. The hairdryer itself has a lot of settings. It has two heat settings, and a cool button, and it also has two speed settings. The only problem I sometimes find is that the cord is quite short, and as I do not have a plug near my mirror, this can be annoying! But otherwise I really would recommend this to anyone, as it is brilliant for the price.

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      10.12.2009 20:31

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      Result and difficulty depends on your hair type.

      I have long, thick wavy hair which I usually straighten every day. Drying and straightening is very time consuming and I often end up just tying my hair back to avoid all of the hassle. This seemed like the perfect solution to dry and straighten my hair quickly. The results were satisfactory though not amazing, my hair was not as straight or sleek as if it had been straightened. I had to flick the ends under slightly as it would not make my hair poker straight at the ends. If it is a more natural look that you are going for then this would be great for you. I towel dries my hair first before a rough dry without the nozzle, this speeded up the process. It was definately quicker than drying and straigtening and is suitable for those who feel that they have too much hair. However, my sister, whose hair is more frizzy than mine found it difficult to use. She felt that the air was blowing in all different directions making her hair frizzier whilst she tried to straighten and completely defeating the object. Overall a good product for those whose hair is wavy perhaps not for those who struggle with frizz. The process did leave hair feeling soft. It felt as though less damage was caused to the hair than when using straightening irons.

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      30.09.2009 22:49
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      An easy way to blow dry hair straight

      I recently bought this hair straightener cum hairdryer from Amazon for £14.95 and have been pleasantly surprised at how easy it is to use and the kind of results I have achieved. My hair is somewhere between chin and shoulder length and is naturally somewhere between curly and wavy but when I get the chance I have the hairdresser blow dry it straight for a change. I've struggled to get the same effect at home because I can't dry it straight enough before I get the straighteners on it. This looks like a hairdryer with a wide tooth comb attachment at the top. There are three heat settings and you just need to comb through the hair while holding on to the ends so the hair is kind of grabbed between some small straightening plates. My hair dried quickly and straight but with some body. Finishing off with hair straighteners isn't really required but does make the hair a bit smoother still. An excellent dryer and straightener all in one and at a great price at the moment.

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      20.04.2009 11:03
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      Fantastic hairdryer, quick and easy to use

      I got this as a Christmas present. I had asked for a hairdryer but it was not actually this one that I meant so I was a little disappointed. On Christmas day night I had a shower (with my new smellies), put on my new PJ's and then thought I would start drying my hair. I read the instructions carefully and then started to use it. I was gobsmacked at how straight my hair was. I never thought that a hairdryer could make my hair that straight. There are 6 drying settings and 4 straightening settings to choose from depending on your length/thickness of hair. Four heat settings including cool shot. The way this hairdryer works is that there is a concentrator nozzle attached with a comb fitted. The ceramic plates seperate the hair and the heat dries it. It comes with a three year manufactors guarentee so should anything go wrong in that time you just need to send it off to get fixed or replaced. The nozzle moves round 360 degrees which makes it easier for doing the back of the hair. I think that the easiest way to use it is to rough dry your hair first to take and eccess water off and then use the straightener attachment to style it. My hair is very thick and medium length and I manage to dry it in approx 20 mins. It stays straight till the next day when I straighten it with my irons. Since using this I have noticed that I do not have as many split ends as I used to and my hair is in much better condition

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        06.02.2009 20:00
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        Great as a hair dryer, but you'll still need your straighteners if you want poker straight hair

        My hair is slightly longer than shoulder length. It is naturally really wavey, but whenever I try to dry it in nice curls, it always ends up as a shoulder length afro!!! Now the shoulder length afro is not such an attractive look, so I tend to straighten my hair. I saw this hair dryer advertised on tv, and thought it sounded like just what I needed: *****Babyliss 5720U Beliss 2X Hair Straightening Dryer***** I bought mine from Boots - and at the time of writing it is available for £34.25. Features: 2000W Concentrator nozzle Straightening nozzle - more about this later 6 heat/speed settings Cool shot Ionic drying It claims to "Straighten, smooth and shine as you dry" *****As a hair dryer***** As a hair dryer, this is a good product. It is 2000W so drys your hair really quickly - although does consume a lot of electric. The concentrator nozzle really does direct the air flow - which helps with creating a smooth blow dry. As for shine......well i'm not so sure how well it makes your hair shiney. I tend to use lots of products, so it is difficult for me to tell how much of the shine is from those. *****As a straightening tool***** To use the hair dryer as a straightener, you have to change the attachment. The straightening attachment comprises of a comb to detangle wet hair, one row of ceramic straightening plates, a ceramic smoothing plate through which the hot air blows through, and a second row of straightening plates. The idea is that you draw a section of hair through the comb and the straightening plates, and it gets blow dried straight and smooth. There is a dial (between 1 and 4) on the attachment that allows you to alter the grip of the straightening plates. Apparently when you put the straightening attachment on, the hairdryer automatically adjusts the temperature and airflow to give optimum straightening and drying. *****Verdict***** As a hair dryer this is a brilliant product. As a straightening tool I am not as convinced. The straightening attachment grips the hair well, providing you put small enough sections through it. However when it passes over the air it tends to get blown away and go frizzy. It takes quite a lot of practice to use it well and to get the hang of it. Following the instructions doesn't help! I've found that the best way to use this is to mostly dry my hair with it as a normaly hair dryer and then use the straightening attachment to blow dry it straight. Now this does produce quite a straight result, but nowhere near straight enough for me to wear my hair down. After using it I still have to use my straighteners, just to take smooth it and flatten it down. The Babyliss Beliss 2X replaces the "blow dry straight" part of your routine.

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        At last you can achieve a professional blow-dry at home! The new revolutionary BEliss 2x will straighten, smooth and add shine to your hair as you dry. BEliss 2x has twice the straightening power and its unique straightening attachment has two rows of straightening plates for ultimate straightening performance. Its ceramic plates grip and straighten the hair as you dry to give a smooth, shiny, salon finish. The BEliss 2x also comes with an ultra-slim concentrator nozzle for regular drying.