Product Type: Babyliss Hair Styler
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Babyliss Root Boost Hair Crimper
Member Name: MikeBorry
Babyliss Root Boost Hair Crimper
Date: 26/10/12, updated on 27/10/12 (95 review reads)
Advantages: Adds volume, is easy and comfortable to use.
~*~*~ BaByliss Root Boost Hair Crimper ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
The BaByliss Root Boost is a very slim hair crimper that is used to add volume to flat hair without the need of backcombing.
It is a slim black clamp type device with slim pink plates.
~ Why use it? ~
I got this for Christmas last year and it's something that gets a lot if use indeed. I really do love this little crimper.
Big hair is quite big at the moment, and I don't mean big hair is big I mean it's fashionable! And to achieve the bigger styles you need a lot of volume in your hair. If your hair is naturally quite big then I really do envy you! My hair is flat naturally and I can spray it as much as I like and I will still end up flat! So that was why I wanted these, that and I thought they looked really cool. So when I opened this on Christmas morning I was so happy.
Back combing can damage your hair and whilst over use of heated appliances can be damaging too, I think these are quite fine.
I actually think these make more of a difference than back combing and I find the results are longer lasting.
~ How to use it ~
I suspect many of you remember when having crimped hair was fashionable, I was quite young then and I loved the look, now I think a full head of crimped hair would make me resemble Worzle Gummage but at the time I loved it, these are meant to be used just by the roots of your hair rather than all over, however if you so wish you can crimp your whole head of hair but it make take some time due to the small plate, the plate just adds three lines of crimp to the hair where 'boost' is needed.
Of course the first thing to do would be to turn the crimpers on by pressing the power button, you will find that they heat up very quickly. There are three heat setting to choose from -
These are chosen via a switch on the side and a display on top of the crimpers will tell you what setting you have chosen, the lights light up in green, amber and red.
Use the lower setting for dry, damaged, brittle hair and the higher setting for thicker, stronger hair.
You then have to simply part your hair, clip up a good amount leaving a thin section underneath free, you are then free to crimp away. Crimp the hair at the root section working your way around your head, when you are doing it you will notice that the crimped part sticks out slightly away from your head, this means it's working!
Take down another section and then work your way around this one crimping the root area as you go, carry on doing this until you only have a small section left at the top of the head, you may also want to leave a small section at the sides of your head free from crimps if the hair is visable when it is down.
You need to leave the top as you don't want the crimped areas to be showing.
When finished and all the hair is left down you should see a massive difference to the volume of your hair, I do with mine.
You are then free to style your hair in which ever way you choose, this may mean putting in curlers, straightening the ends, or even putting it up.
If you feel there isn't enough volume for you you could go back and add two sections of crimps rather than just the one and if you feel you haven't got enough volume you could still back comb your hair a little and you will find that it stays better.
Updo's look fantastic when I have used these as I find they help add lots of volume and texture to my usually flat hair.
When finished using the crimper you will find that they cool quite quickly and then you can close them together and slide in a little locking slider that will keep the plates closed to protect them.
~ How long do the results last? ~
I find that the results will last until I next wash my hair, if I sleep on it, it does flatten a little but a quick brush through puffs the crimped sections back up and it looks great again. I wash my hair everyday (most of the time) but I would expect the results to last 2 - 3 days with very little upkeep involved.
~ Would I recommend? ~
Oh yes, even if you have quite big hair with lots of volume these can add more. They are very easy to use and I really like them.
At the moment they are on offer in Argos priced at £19.99 which is a great price for these.
They heat up in about a minute and cool down in a short amount of time too, they also have an auto shut-off after 72 minutes for safety.
The cord swivels which makes them comfortable and easy to use and they are just great.
I use them on the highest setting as my hair isn't that damaged there so I feel I can get away with it. If your hair is really dry though use one of the lower two settings.
~ Product specs ~
*Add texture at the roots for an instant back combed effect without the frizz.
*Slim micro crimp ceramic.
*Up to 200°C for high heat and instant, long last results.
*Ceramic crimping plates.
*Variable temperature control.
*3 temperature settings.
*Maximum temperature 200°C.
*30sec heat-up time.
*Ultra-fast heat recovery.
*Heat ready indicator.
*Automatic shut-off after 72 minutes.
*Swivel 2.5m cord.
~~~~~Cheryl Cole eat your heart out!! ~~~~~
Thanks for reading :o) x
Summary: A great volume boosting tool ... Thanks BaByliss!
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