I have had the same hair straighteners for a little while now and I desperately needed some new one as they had been making my hair smell funny so I decided to go with the same brand of hair straightener that I previously used. I love the BaByliss hair straighteners I was using and but they were squared off rather than rounded which works better for curling. I knew what I wanted and researched into different types. I decided to go for something simple and rounded.
What do they do?
These BaByliss 2069U hair straighteners are excellent for everyday use. I bought them from Amazon a few months ago and have been using them 2-3 times a week. The shape is perfect for either curling or straightening but I do prefer to curl mine more than straightening. The curved edges of either side of the plates are the perfect shape for curling and the high 230 heat means it can be done in about the same time as straightening takes.
They have 2 temperature settings going up to 230°C which helps to tame the frizz. The controls are on the front on a slider which 0 is off, I is a lower level heat, and II is the 230 degree setting. I always straighten my hair on the hottest setting as I have horrible frizzy curly hair which hates to be tamed. The ceramic plates are lovely on your hair. They are so comfortable gliding through the strands of hair and straighten the hair so quickly.
Because of my natural unruly curls, it takes 2-3 strokes for each section to be straight which is excellent since my last pair took much longer and would catch hair and pull it out. It takes around 15-20 seconds for these to heat up which is great for needing them quickly in a rush out of the door. There is a red light on the top too to let you know they are on. The straighteners come with a heatproof mat which has velcro on elastic so when they are turned off and cooled slightly, you can wrap the mat around them and store them away. This keeps them from getting damages as well as keeping it all together.
The cord measures 2 metres which is just the right length for these. You don't want them too long and be batting it away when straightening but then too short would be an issue with finding a suitable plug. They come with a 3 year guarantee so be sure to keep the leaflets and things that come in the box in case something does happen to them.
Where to buy:
I bought mine on Amazon for £17.99 but they are currently selling at at £15.98.
These aren't the newest BaByliss straighteners so they most likely won't be available in Argos.
I love these straighteners. The price is excellent and for how well these straighteners work, I'm shocked they aren't more expensive. I was so happy with how well they worked on hair like mine. I have thick curly hair which is a nightmare when you find it difficult to style without heat. I Would recommend these to anyone even if it's just for curling.
I have also managed a really good wave with these too. Wavers are around £40 and these straighteners do that job just as well. The shape of the curve is perfect for any type of hair styling and I'm really glad I did my homework and thought about read some reviews before I bought these. BaByliss do lots of different sized and shaped straighteners but I have found these ones tick all the boxes for me.
I think they are even more appealing because once they start to burn or smell, they aren't expensive to replace. I wouldn't never pay for the high end straighteners at £150 as I have no luck with electronic items and tend to either break things or lose them. These are the best straighteners I've had up to yet and I think they were the cheapest too.
I give these 5/5 stars for their excellent abilities to tackle hair like mine.
Thanks for reading my review
The Babyliss Pro Ceramic 230 straightener reaches up to 230 Degrees Celsius for high heat performance and is ready to use in just 30 seconds.The slim ceramic plates glide through the hair, for a smooth, shiny finish. It has variable heat settings, suitable for different hair types to give total control.Helpful Hints For delicate, fine or coloured hair, use the lower heat settings. For thicker hair, use the higher heat settings.Product Features 230 Degrees Celsius- Ready to use 30 seconds 1 Inch slim ceramic plates 2 temperature settings: 200 Degrees Celsius and 230 Degrees Celsius Floating plate for even pressure 2 metre swivel cord