Product Type: Babyliss Hair Styler
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A cord free way to style your hair
Babyliss 2585U Cordless Gas Styler
Member Name: carlz2001uk
Babyliss 2585U Cordless Gas Styler
Advantages: Cordless, high heat, large barrel, easy use
Disadvantages: None for me
Every now and then my step mum gives me a massive bag full of clothes and accessories after a good clear out. I like shopping and love buying new clothes but I'm also partial to a few freebies too (who isn't), especially when she's a similar size and has great taste! The last bulging bag she gave me was also full of beauty products that she didn't use, and included the Babyliss gas styler. Not something I would ever buy, but she uses one regularly and after going away for the weekend and leaving hers at home, she bought this one from Boots. Now she has two and preferring the other over this one, it found a new home with me!
Gas styler's are something that I always associated with an older generation, no disrespect to anyone, I just always saw my mum or my grans using them when I was a child. Products seem to have developed so much over the years that I actually didn't even know these were still available to buy so I was quite dubious about using it for the first time.
The cordless gas styler is a little stroke of genius. Why I always had such preconceptions about them I have no idea. The fact that it is cordless speaks for itself, however regardless of that, the product is fantastic and perfect for styling hair and adding volume to the root. The brush attachment allows that you can easily add shape to the hair and the lack of a cord means it easily navigates around without becoming trapped by a cord.
The fact it can go anywhere with you is in my eyes what makes this product so fab. I could have done with this at my graduation in March which I had to be ready for and set off at 9am and I didn't actually graduate till about 2pm, which by that point my hair had lost all its curls despite having half a can of hairspray on it! Of course, you don't want to be carting the styler in your handbag on a night out or anything like that, but for the odd special occasions which are nearly always long days, then this item is for you. Perfect for festivals, camping or on holidays where the power of a styler can be an issue (my GHD's just plain refused to work in the Dominican Republic), although do check you can carry on board a flight as the gas canister may be a problem.
The fast heat up and high temperatures means its quick to use and the style will be achieved with ease through the high heat. I would always recommend using a heat defence spray of some kind (The GHD one is quite good), as using high heats on your hair day in day out is obviously going to be doing your hair no favours. Easy to use you simply have to switch it on before waiting a few seconds and then depressing the start switch on the handle a few times (it took me a while to work that out!), once a light appears on the end of the barrel, you know the tongs are heating and after a minute are ready to use. This is obviously a longer process than heating GHD's or curling tongs which literally take around 10 seconds, however they are corded and running through the mains, whereas this styler is running from the small gas canister. I have spoken to my step mum, who told me gas styler's used to take an age to heat and so this heats in a jiffy in comparison. The protective heat shield cover for the styler is a must after you have switched the product off, to protect the styler, but also to protect other things that may come in to contact with it whilst it is cooling.
To use you simply wind your hair around the barrel. The large 28mm barrel makes it perfect to create different looks and it's easy to style your hair with curls or waves. Just be careful not to let the styler touch the scalp as it doesn't offer any protection from the scalp like GHDs etc. do with the outer shell. As with curling tongs, the tip of the styler is cool meaning you can hold the styler in place for the few seconds needed to curl the hair.
The clear base of the gas cell means it is easy to check the amount of fuel left inside. You can pick up replacement gas cartridges for around £4 online.
The best product that I have never bought!
Comes with a 3 year guarantee.
Priced at around £22 online.
Summary: 5 stars