Tuesday 14 January 2014

The Babyliss Powerlite 1900W Hairdryer - A Review

Hello Lovelies,

If you watched my What I Got For Christmas video on my You Tube Channel you will have seen that I received a new hairdryer as one of my lovely gifts from my gorgeous girls. It's the Babyliss Pro Powerlite Hairdryer 1900W in the colour hot pink.

In the box (front) 

Back of the box

About 4 weeks before Christmas my old hairdryer blew up in my hand, I had been using the Mark Hill Little Hottie for just under 2 years and it was fine, but without warning it just blew up, smoke, sparks the lot, to be honest it frightened me to death! Needless to say the hairdryer went to hairdryer heaven aka the bin and that was the end of that. 

Because of my medical condition I find it very hard to dry my own hair and it is something I very rarely do but in case I ever needed to I found the Mark Hill brilliant, it was really small, really light and was almost as powerful as a bigger hairdryer, I never ever blow dry my hair, if I dry it, it's literally a quick blast of my hair and I'm done but it did the job and I loved it, well until it almost electrocuted me that is. 

After my hair dryer died of death my lovely girls decided they would get me one for Christmas, I had no idea I was getting one so it was a lovely surprise. They took lots of time looking online at light weight models and in the end searched a forum for people in pain and suffering from medical conditions and disabilities. On the forum they found that lots of people had recommended the Babyliss model so they searched online for it and once they'd realised it came in pink they were sold. It does also come in Dark Grey and Black if pink isn't your thing. 

I was/am so touched that they went to so much trouble to find the right model for me, I could never use a regular sized hairdryer because of the weight of them, I can't lift my arms above my head and holding a heavy dryer too is impossible. As I said 99% of the time I don't dry my own hair but sometimes needs must or I get that stubborn independent streak I have and just want to have a go. 

The hairdryer came with a little booklet of instructions, a little brochure of Babyliss products and a nozzle. 

It's fairy self explanatory from the controls on the handle but I did read through the instructions just to be on the safe side, I didn't want anymore hairdryers exploding in my hands. It states on the box that the hairdryer has 6 heat/speed settings, and a cool shot button. Now this might just be me but I thought that meant 6 heat settings and 6 speed settings and a cool shot button, non? 

As you can see from the above photograph, the hairdryer has 2 speed settings, 3 if you're including stopped or off and 3 heat settings, so rather misleading to say 6 heat/speed settings don't you think? I did. There is however a cool shot button as described. 

I have used my hairdryer and it's a great model, it is more powerful than my Mark Hill one but it is heavier, after all it is a larger model so that is inevitable I suppose. As I said I don't ever blow dry my hair, I literally blast my hair dry, brush it and go so I was able to manage, as I said it is slightly heavier than the Mark Hill one and I wouldn't be able to use it for any length of time, for example if I did want to blow dry my hair it would be too heavy but so would the Mark Hill model and I wouldn't be able to lift my hands above my head anyway so it isn't really an issue, but just for blasting my hair dry it was fine although slightly heavy. 

Overall this is a great hairdryer for people who struggle with a regular size and weight model and who just want to blast their hair dry and go, if like me you struggle to lift your arms above your head and find it difficult to hold heavy objects I wouldn't maybe recommend this for blow-drying your hair but if like me you're only going to use it very rarely and for a quick blast off it is ideal and because this is a powerful model it dried my hair a lot quicker than the Mark Hill did. 

If you would like to try this hairdryer you can find it Here for £31.14 including free delivery. 

Whilst searching for products to link in this post I came across This which is amazing and I am definitely going to purchase asap for the times when I need to dry my own hair or "blast it off" as my sister says. 

Have you tried a light weight hair dryer? What are your thoughts?

Thank you for reading, much love as always

Zoe x

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