BaByliss Diamond 235 Hair Straightener
Glamorous and effective
Picked these up on a half price offer. They are an updated version of a product I already have. Gorgeous black glitter finish, 3 effective heat settings. The diamond upgrade has resulted in me having lovely shiny hair. I'm naturally curly, so need a good hot straightener to sort the frizz. They don't buzz, some ionic straighteners do. The on off and temperature controls are on the side, so so accidental switch offs. Comes with a mat to protect surfaces or roll up for travel.
Really happy with the product. I also bought the Babyliss Diamond hairdryer. Perfect comination.
November 13, 2014
These straighteners are brilliant. I have only used them a couple of times so far but the results are outstanding. My hair is mid-length and very curly/frizzy/hard to manage. It previously took an hour to get my hair straight and sleek but I can do it in just under 30-minutes when using these straighteners and the matching hair dryer. I also find that my hair stays straight for a few days after using these straighteners.
Advantages - long plates so you can straighten quite large sections in one go, plates are quite narrow so you can use to curl hair too, buttons are positioned well so you don't accidentally change the settings when using, long electrical cord, ergonomic design so easy to hold and use, straighteners glide through hair easily without snagging, hair is left really smooth and sleek so you don't need to apply much serum/product afterwards, long lasting results, the product looks very nice and elegant so would make a lovely gift, the straighteners are iridescent black so they look very pretty without being tacky.
Disadvantages - There aren't really any disadvantages but if I'm to be really critical then I guess I could mention that these straighteners make a slightly unusual noise when in use. It isn't very loud but when I turned them on for the first time and heard the noise, I thought that maybe they were broken. I continued to use them anyway and achieved great results so whatever the noise is, it doesn't impair the performance and as it is fairly quiet I don't find it off putting.
I would definitely recommend these straighteners and would suggest using in conjunction with the matching hairdryer.
I hope my review is helpful :-)
November 15, 2014
Coating flaking off
I bought these straighteners in October and was initially very happy with them.
Unfortunately by January the black coating on the ceramic heat elements started to flake off.
I returned them to boots who promptly swapped them for a different make - thanks for the good service Boots.
March 6, 2015