BaByliss 2585U Gas Hair Styler
Making the best of a bad choice
Like many other reviewers, I used to have the Bran cordless model and it was a superb tool. I was really disappointed when, after years of use, the ignition failed. Unable to buy a replacement Braun, I was relieved to discover the Babyliss model. However, I'm on my third Babyliss in as many years and all have had to be replaced under warranty. Whilst this model does a relatively good job it's not as good as the Braun model. It doesn't get as hot as the Braun and another major fault is the ease with which the wand can be switched on unintentionally because the ignition switch is not protected. I've lost several bottles of gas and in one, worrying, incident nearly caused a fire when the wand heated up and melted the protective covering. Room for significant improvement with this product.
26 August 2014
Why make a curler that doesn't curl ?
This is not a patch on the old Braun gas styler but there is nothing else on the market so I have bought this out of desperation. It's only purpose is to curl my hair and yet incredibly it has been designed to NOT heat up enough to do the job.
Please, someone make one that works like the old Braun styler. There is clearly a gap in the market.
21 May 2014
Don't bother with this
Very disappointing, takes a long time to heat up and doesn't get hot enough to work properly. Definitely not as good as the discontinued Braun product.
11 December 2013
Like other reviewers here I am no ex Braun user and overall after several weeks use I am happy with this BaByliss styler. The barrel is larger in circumference than my old Braun and does take longer to heat up but I am just pleased that another gas styler was available to buy.
03 February 2013
For years I have used a B~raun gas styler and simply do not know what to do without it. However they are no longer available and so I have been searching for a substitute. I had come accross the Babyliss maller styler and tried it but it was too small so I tried this one. Unfortunately it is really quite useless. I cannot manage without the brush and the brush is designed so that the hair does not touch the heat so it is barely hot enough to do much good. The result was disasterous. Oh woe is me, I am really quite desperate, still it was worth a try. Thanks.
07 October 2012
really useful product
I had many of these made by another company and I was devastated when they went out of productiion .I found them so useful. I was delighted to find that BaByliss are now making them.
It doesn't get quite as hot as the previous one but nevertheless it's usefullness outways that. The gas lasts quite a long time and it's great to carry in your handbag, a boon for flyaway hair with all the rain we've had!
28 August 2012
Just what I needed
As I was about to go into hospital I needed something to try and keep my hair tidy. This product fitted the bill beautifully and was extremely easy to use. Loved the fatter barrel for use on my mid length hair.
17 August 2012
Bought for mother-in-law who loves it to take on holiday with her. Good product.
25 July 2012