Product Type: Babyliss Hair Straightener
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Better than I thought
Babyliss 2085U Pro 230 Straighteners
Member Name: jojo8948
Babyliss 2085U Pro 230 Straighteners
Advantages: Pouch and clips are a great extra, great for curling or short hair
Disadvantages: No temperature lock, not quick for straightening thick longish hair
I got these straighteners 2 years ago with my boots vouchers. They were on offer at the time and they cost about £30.00, but I think they are a bit less now.
I have never had GHD straighteners, as I always think they are a bit of a waste of money, but I would usually but a more expensive brand.
I mainly use straighteners of this width to curl my hair (I know it's a bit weird, but it works the best out of everything.) I have very thick hair, so for actual straightening I have some wider ones, which are better for straightening, but not for curling, however I have used these a couple of times to straighten.
These came with a heat proof pouch & 4 plastic hair clips.
The heatproof pouch is very useful, not only does it have a zip compartment to keep the straighteners in, it also has another zip compartment which you can keep the clips and hair products in. Mine has a handle on (not on the picture) which is great if we are ever staying away and I want to take them, I can just grab the bag and I know everything I need to do my hair is in there.
The plastic clips are very similar to the ones they use at the hairdressers, they are flat and black, and can actually hold quite a bit of hair, but they are great for sectioning off hair so you can do a bit at a time. They are about 10cm each in length and fit easily into the zipped compartment, as they are quite flat.
The straighteners are actually very good. I have never really used babyliss products before, as I always thought they were a bit cheap, but I actually like these. They are extremely basic though. They have an on and off switch and they have a temperature changer, you can go up and down using arrows depending on how hot you want them. I tend to use them on about 200 degrees but they do go up to 230. The only thing that lets them down is that they don't have a temperature lock button, and the buttons are very close to where you have to hold them so I do find myself actually changing the temperature by accident while I'm using them.
The straighteners are very easy to use, the ceramic plate means they do slide over hair very easily and as they are thin they are easy to hold and manoeuvre. They never pull my hair like other straighteners have in the past, and as I curl mine they never get tangled or stuck, and they do the job very well.
When I have used these for straightening it always takes me quite a long time, but that is because I have thick medium length hair, so I wouldn't recommend them for speed if you have similar hair, a thicker paddle is loads better and quicker, but for curling they are an excellent width, and very easy to use.
I would definitely recommend these to use for curling hair, but not if you want straight hair quickly and it's thick. If you have short or thin hair though these would be ideal for straightening.
P.S they also work for ironing clothes if you are in a hurry and despise ironing and the evil ironing boards that go with it. Works every time!
Summary: A great curling set of straighteners.
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