Product Type: Babyliss Hair Straightener
Newest Review: ... have lasted two years now and still work as if they are brand new. I used other Babyliss straighteners before which i found caught my hair ... more
Babyliss 2098U Elegance Straighteners: Amazingly straight!
Babyliss 2098U Elegance Straightener
Member Name: dalbx
Babyliss 2098U Elegance Straightener
Advantages: Easy to use, results last for days on end and can also be used as curling irons!
Disadvantages: Price can be very high if you don't catch it right!
-- Useful Information --
The Babyliss Elegance Hair Straighteners heat up to 230C, they have advanced ceramics for ultra fast heat up and heat recovery, true titanium plates to ensure top performance. Attached is a 3m length swivel cord and come with a luxury pouch and heat mat.
-- Reasons for buying --
Since I started straightening my hair from age 12, I used one of the old makes of Remmington Hair Straighteners till about 6 months ago (I'm now nearly 18) the type of hair straighteners that you could feel your hair being ripped out as you glided them through. Well they finally died on me and I decided I was going to treat myself to a lovely new pair! So whilst browsing through boots, I came across the Babyliss 2098U Elegance Straighteners, very elegant looking indeed.
-- The packaging --
What definitely attracted my attention to these was firstly the colour of them and purple being my favourite colour I didn't proceed to look anywhere else I instantly picked these up and off home I went. They come with a beautiful purple satin pouch, which the hair straighteners fit snugly into. You also receive a black heat proof mat with the Babyliss logo presented in the corner. I was very pleased to get a heat prove mat, as from my old straighteners I had brown stains where the heat had effected the furniture in my room. The hair straighteners also have the Babyliss logo in white shown on the front of the straighteners.
The straighteners come in a cardboard box which has some information and pictures of the items you receive. The straighteners have three heat settings which I assume are low, medium and high heat. You can choose between them simply by sliding the black bar across on the side, either once for medium or twice for high heat. There are also two buttons you can press next to them which turn the straighteners on and off.
-- Using the straighteners --
The straighteners are very easy to use and heat up extremely quickly. They glide through your hair effortlessly without any pulling or tugging. What I think is great about these hair straighteners is you can not only straight your hair but you can also achieve beautiful spiral curls, whether you want big curls all smalls ones, depending on how big a section you curl at a time. The 3m cord means it offers you a lot of length, so you don't need to sit directly next to the plug. It gives you plenty of room to be able to move it all around your head and even sit in-front of a mirror if its fairly close by (which for us girls is great so we know what were doing!).
-- Pros and Cons --
I find these straighteners to be an absolute must for me, I don't know what I would do without them. There really easy to use, glide through your hair effortlessly no matter how big a section your trying to straighten.. The results are also magnificent, as I only need to straighten my hair once and it lasts until I wash my hair again (2-3 days depending on how I feel).
With my Remmingtons it took me roughly hair an hour to get my hair fairly straight and you knew that an hour later the ends would start to go wavy, especially in humid conditions. But with these it only takes me about 5 minutes, 10 if I'm curling my hair, so these were a godsend for me. They look absolutely gorgeous and definitely elegant! They add style to my room, as well as my hair!
The only con I found with these was the price luckily for me I got them half price at the time, but I definitely wouldn't have paid the full.
-- Price and Availability --
These straighteners are widely available online and varies in price a lot. I bought these in Boots for £49.99 the original price being £99.99. For me that is quite a price to pay for hair straighteners, only being because my old ones only cost me roughly £15. I have seen these being sold now anything from £30 - £100. My advice would to pay what you think there worth, if you don't think there worth the price there advertised for, either wait till them come down, or try somewhere else because they are always changing.
-- Conclusion --
I really would recommend these hair straighteners, they keep my hair straight for days, quick and simple to do with any pulling or tugging and you can even use them as curling irons. The price can be a little expensive, but if you catch them at the right time you can pick up a good bargain like I did. Lets just hope they last as long as my old pair!
Summary: Great straighteners, wouldn't know what I would do with-out them!