There were merchants selling it for S$89.90 to even S$99.90 but I would advise you to be patient and read the reviews carefully before you hand your money over to another stranger. Sometimes they have flash sales too and prices can drop anything from 10-20% suddenly! I was fortunate to browse afew sites and finally I took the plunge and got my Babyliss Big Hair 50mm for S$69.90. (inclusive of shipping)
I did quite alot of research (Im quite the digger if I want to haha!) and I came to a conclusion that my set from Qoo10 might be a fake simply because its quite cheap. But I dun care la. Hair styler only! As long as it doesnt blow up like counterfeit China-made Iphone battery packs.. real one fake one also can la!
The delivery was smooth enough and arrived in about 10 days (due to Chinese New Year)
The box looked quite nice and new in fact, there was absolutely nil damages or hardly any scratches on the box. The instructions was in both English and Korea, though. (Babyliss is originally from UK)
The BaByliss New Big Hair has an iconic rotating brush to add dramatic volume and shine to styles and replicate a salon-perfect blow-dry at home. The large ceramic barrel adds fullness and body whilst the soft mixture of natural boar and nylon bristles create ultimate smoothness and shine. The super ionic conditioning leaves hair with a frizz-free, high shine finish.
The styler itself is light but bulky and is thicker than a traditional hair curler.
There are two heat settings (including cool air)
It looks sturdy and quite nice, actually.. like a huge hair brush with a wire attached.
Warnings are in Korean and (I think they say) its do not go near the shower or drop the styler in water. Coz it comes with some diagrams hahaha so I guessed tats what it is.
Unfortunately the website did not state that the plug pin is as such (below) and I needed an adapter to use it locally. Edited to add : I use TWO adapters plugged into each other for it to work~ lol.
Removing the purple outer brush cover, the Babyliss Big Hair styling brush feels firm but soft to the touch. There are several air vents for hot air to simultaneously dry hair as you rotate the brush head while going through your hair.
1. Apply heat protectant on hair.
2. Dry your hair to about 70% dry.
3. Turn on the Babyliss Big Hair air styler by pushing the heat setting button.
4. Brush style through hair while rotating hair styler in opposite direction
For added lift, hold the brush close to the roots for a few seconds. Move the brush through the section, start to rotate the brush away from your head by pressing and holding the appropriate button. Move the brush away from the head in an upwards motion.As you do this, resist the rotation of the brush by pulling the brush downwards.
To define layers and give shape to styles. Rotate the brush through the section, as you reach the ends of the hair, resist the rotation and spin the brush through the ends.
Always place the protective shield over brush head to protect bristles.
I do like the VOLUME!
Its not boomz kinda big, but its a very subtle and airy feel.
Overall Review : Ooooo I like it! Thats why Im writing about it! LOL. I love the shine and volume that the styler gives me and its so nice and smooth! It does seem like a professional hair blow session at the comfort of my own home! The only downside is that you need a little practice and its quite bulky for travel. Lastly, I still use my traditional curling tong for my fringe coz the Babyliss doesnt seem to curl my fringe in as nicely as I would like it to look. Its also quite drying for my hair (due to the high heat) but using it a couple times a week is still quite ok. Use alot of heat protectants like hair serums and it should be fine. I do enjoy this product but I dun really understand why Babyliss products cost so much (They retail for over £45 without shipping) ~ so even if my current set might be an imitation, it still works fine! Although its a little cranky now, at the time of writing this post .........
** Do note that this styler is more suited for short-medium length hair.
Hope you like the pictures and review! Going off for dinner with my parents, tags to be replied soon~
Sorry about the delay! I need to get my mojo back! xoxo
Back soon y'all! kisses x