The Perfect Blow Dry at Home {Featuring The BaByliss Big Hair Care}

As a rule, I think I’m inherently lazy when it comes to my appearance.

I’ve never been one of those girls with perfectly manicured nails and false lashes. I’m more often seen in the Spar shop than at a spa hotel and I’m infinitely happier dressed in my festival clothes than in black tie.

But when it comes to my hair, I generally always look as though I’ve made a bit of an effort.

And I don’t have a personal stylist on call everyday.

Nope, I have the next best thing.

I have a Big Hair Care by BaByliss.

For those of you not in the know, the Big Hair is essentially a hairbrush/hairdryer combined.

It drys your hair — as a hairdryer would — with hot air.

But (and this is the most exciting bit) it also has a rotating brush; that totally negates the need for a radial hairbrush and hairdryer combo.

Which, let’s face it, unless you’ve got six arms (or the personal stylist I mentioned earlier), trying to achieve a perfect blow dry at home is pretty hard.

Unless you have a BaByliss Big Hair.

Introducing The Babyliss Big Hair Care

The Big Hair is one of those products that I literally can’t live without.

I’m on my 3rd or 4th; a couple of have just been used until they’ve given up the ghost but I’ve also upgraded too. My original Big Hair didn’t have a rotating barrel — a feature that the last few have had and something I love.

So what makes this new improved BaByliss Big Hair better than it’s predecessors?

The last version I had was the Diamond Big Hair Dual  — I love the fact that it has a smaller 42mm brush — and whilst the new Big Hair Care only has the larger 50mm one, despite that, I like it much more than my old version.

It feels a lot different. It’s weightier — but in a good way; (it won’t give you arm-ache as you’re perfecting the perfect blow dry at home).

The new Big Hair Care still has the ‘iconic Big Hair rotating brush technology but it now also includes care-for-hair Sensor Protect™ technology, which precisely manages the heat and delivers an even airflow’.

In laymen’s terms, it basically means kinder styling without compromising on performance.

It will dry your hair on the outside, without drying it on the inside.

The Perfect Blow Dry at Home {Featuring The Babyliss Big Hair Care}

The Perfect Blow Dry at Home {Featuring The Babyliss Big Hair Care}

The clever ceramic barrel gives just the right amount of heat for perfect styling, but protects it from overheating as you style, as it has precisely positioned air outlets for even airflow across the barrel.

Plus, soft polishing bristles and ionic frizz-control for ultra-smoothness and shine during styling.

The Perfect Blow Dry at Home {Featuring The Babyliss Big Hair Care}

The Perfect Blow Dry at Home {Featuring The Babyliss Big Hair Care}

I love the fact that the brush now rotates on the cool setting — something that my old Big Hair stylers didn’t do.

And, ultimately, for a busy mum with only one pair of hands (and not much time) the BaByliss Big Hair Care makes me look like I’ve just had a salon blow-dry, without having to leave the house.

It’s a winner on all levels.

The new improved version is kind to hair, easy to use and — best of all — for ‘lazy’ girls like me, it makes you look like you’ve made a huge effort.

I love it.

The Perfect Blow Dry at Home {Featuring The Babyliss Big Hair Care}

For more thoughts on the BaByliss Big Hair Care, pop and have a look at my little film.

Apologies for the lack of make-up (I’ll never be a proper You-Tuber, that’s for sure!) but I hope the product will outshine my unpowdered face!

Many thanks to the lovely team at BaByliss and Mumsnet for sending me a BaByliss Big Hair Care styler to review. You can buy a new Big Hair Care directly from BaByliss or from Boots and other good retailers; RRP £70.

This post is in partnership with BaByliss as part of their #LoveYourHair campaign.

Although this is a collaborative post all thoughts, words and images — as ever — are entirely my own. 


Caro Davies
Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

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  1. Lauren
    26th August 2018 / 7:42 pm

    I rarely use the cold setting so I don’t know if it is worth upgrading really? How much is this new one out of interest please I couldn’t find the details in your review?

    • 27th August 2018 / 9:26 am

      Hi Lauren! Thanks so much for getting in touch :)

      I think the difference between the old style big hair and the new Big Hair Care is less about the cool button/brush spin function and more about the new Sensor Protect™ technology. As the device precisely manages the heat and delivers an even airflow, it’s apparently kinder to hair.

      I’ve only been using the new one for a couple of weeks so it will be intersting to see if it makes a big difference to the condition of my hair :)

      I love the fact that it spins on cool now, but if you don’t use that function, it may not be worth upgrading until you need to. The new Big Hair Care retails at £70.

  2. 26th August 2018 / 10:35 pm

    Do you know, blow drying my hair is something I hate. One of these might make me like it a bit more though. I have zero skill at hair dos.

    • 27th August 2018 / 9:18 am

      It’s the only appliance I ever use on a regular basis!! I’ve got straighteners and a hair wand too; but they really are only used a handful of times every year. I use my Big Hair every time I wash my hair. I look like I’ve been dragged through a hedge without it!!! I love it!!!

  3. 7th September 2018 / 4:33 pm

    Oh blow drying my hair is something I really dislike, although I love the look of this so much. I love that freshly blow dried feeling

    • 10th September 2018 / 4:39 pm

      I hate doing it with a hairdryer — I’m RUBBISH at that! But blowdrying using the Big Hair is a doddle!! xx

  4. Suzanne W
    7th September 2018 / 5:24 pm

    I know exactly what you mean about the whole hairbrush/hairdryer and getting all tangled up thing! This looks and sounds perfect for your hair and the fact that you’ve had so many in the past sounds like you’re a total convert! Your hair looks fab :)

    • 10th September 2018 / 4:24 pm

      I really am a convert — I love them!!!! :) ANYTHING to relieve the arm-ache situation of a hairdryer and brush! ;) And they really do make it look like you’ve had a decent blow-dry, rather than dried your hair yourself :) Thanks Suzanne :)

  5. 9th September 2018 / 9:41 am

    Oh this looks fab hunny and after cutting all my hair off this week I just might need one of these soon. Sounds like it saves time drying and styling at the same time I need that with a newborn.

    • 10th September 2018 / 2:02 pm

      Have you cut your hair off?! Aaah I’m intrigued!! Need to see a pic!!! I can’t imagine you without your long locks Jenny! xx

  6. 9th September 2018 / 10:11 am

    This looks fab Caro, I have stopped using hair straighteners altogether now so this would be useful if I fancied having a straight day. And to answer the question above the cold setting helps to set the hair when you are blowdrying it, it cools the bonds and makes the style last longer so it is really worth using xx

    • 10th September 2018 / 2:00 pm

      They’re so good — I use mine for everyday styling — I’ve never got on with straighteners, I like a wave in my hair and my hair stick is perfect for that! And yes!! I love the cool setting — it’s much easier to use now that the spin function works with it too :) Love it!!

  7. 10th September 2018 / 10:54 am

    OOOH I need this in my life! You make it all look so easy and it gives you the most amazing blow dry. Want!!

    • 10th September 2018 / 1:52 pm

      I can’t recommend them highly enough — I love mine!! I’ve been using one for so long, I can’t imagine life without it!

  8. 10th September 2018 / 12:08 pm

    I am terrible at blow drying, my hair just looks like a frizzy mess when I’m done! Maybe I should look into getting one of these! xx

    • 10th September 2018 / 1:34 pm

      YES!! Mine too — I’m RUBBISH with a normal hairdryer. These have been one of my favourite must-haves for the last decade — I love them.

  9. 11th September 2018 / 7:27 am

    Ooh this looks brilliant! I used to use GHDs all the time to straighten my hair but it was destroying it so I stopped and now just use a hairdryer and brush. This would be so much easier though (and would take up less space in the suitcase when taking it on holidays too!).

    • 21st September 2018 / 9:41 am

      I have GDHs too Chloe but I find them tricky to use — the poker straight look doesn’t really suit me; and I find them hard to do curls with. I LOVE my hair stick!!! Literally my must have hair item!!! :)

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