Product Type: Babyliss Hair Styler
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Member Name: doriee
Advantages: beautiful curls, and easy to use
Disadvantages: can be fiddly, can burn yourself if your not early.
The design on this is very typical and what you would expect to see from curling tongs. This looks the type of quality you would get in a salon, with a black handle with a digital screen the handle itself feels like it's made of plastic but I'm not sure if it is or not. The screen shows you the temperature that you currently have the tongs on, you change and turn this on by pressing the button next to it. The barrels them self are silver and 38mm made of titanium-ceramic, with the barrels being so big it means you can create both glamour curly hair or soft wavy curls. The wire on this is really long, not what you'd expect for a product you use at home, this allows you to move around without having to put these hot tongs on something such as your floor or shelf, my mirror is on my wall so the long wire allows me to stand up with ease rather than sit on the floor and do it.
Using and results of the BaByliss 2289U
Before you even turn these on you need to make sure your hair is ready, you need to make sure you hair is completely dry and combed, I've found for best results after drying your hair, don't do your hair straight away because it doesn't always look as good as when you've let your hair settle for a bit. Also if you are doing all of your hair then it's best to separate it in layers like you would if you was straightening it.
It's always best to use a heat protecting spray, it makes no difference to the results but we all put our hair through hell so it's best to try and protect it, turning your tongs on there are 4 different heat settings which are 50, 100, 150 and 200C. The more hotter settings are for thick hair, I have thin short hair but I wear hair extensions, I put the extensions in before beginning to curl my hair, I have this on 150C because I don't think it's necessary to have it the hottest.
Starting off depending how you want your curls to look depends how much hair you use for each curl, I don't use much as I like to have lots of little curls so I use roughly 2-3 cm of hair for each curl, you put the top of your hair in the scissor clasp of the tong and slowly move down to the ends of your hair and then proceed to rolling it up your hair until you think it's high enough for your style, I do this about 3/4 of the way and some times just do half my hair, keep this there for around 15 seconds and release the clasp and the hair will loosely fall out in a curl then proceed to doing the rest of your hair.
When you first start using this it is difficult and a little bit fiddly, when I first used this I didn't realize there was a rubber part on the other end to hold and you firmly curl your hair, after doing your hair a couple of times this begins easier and you start to learn how to do new and different type of curls.
Different hair styles with the BaByliss 2289U
This is used best to do large barrel curls like the "celebrity style" Personally I hate that type of curl and it looks stupid especially if people don't do it right to the top of hair hair. There are several types of curls beside the barrel curl, you can make waves and loose curls by simply holding the tongs differently, instead of having this normal and straight on your hair, tilt it so it's on a slight angle and then do your curls, this will give you small nice loose curls, if you tilt it on it's side a lot this will give you curly waves. You can straighten you hair with these are well but I have GHD's for that and will only use them for straightening my hair.
Conclusions, Price and Availability
Overall this is a good pair of hair curling tongs, they look professional and they heat up within just 30 seconds so you're not waiting ages to curt your hair, they are fiddly at first but soon you'll be racing through it, with my hair extensions in to do my full head it used to make me around an hour it now takes me just 20 minutes or so. You can buy these from Amazon they used to be £20 but have now been reduced to £15.99.
200 C top temperature
Large 38mm barrel
Create loose curls and soft natural waves
Nano-titanium ceramic barrel for smooth shiny and frizz-free curls
Ultra-fast heat up - ready to use in seconds
Ultra-fast heat recovery maintains constant high heat
4 digital heat settings
Integrated heat rest
Weight - 562g
Summary: salon professional curling tongs
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