I will have to say up front that it’s me, not BaByliss. When I tweeted to say I was going to try Big Hair I got so many tweets back from people who have it down as their ultimate essential hair tool. I was SO excited. However, in reality, for me, using this was a bit like trying to hold a fish. I just couldn’t get it to go through my hair, and with two buttons that make it twizzle up or down through the hair – which I discovered when it more or less wedged itself into my scalp – are far too easy to press by accident.
Reading through the instructions again, they said try it with your hair 80% dry (I have the BaByliss Boutique Italian dryer and hand on heart, it is the best I’ve ever used) and finish it off with the Big Hair. It was NO better… it just either wafts through some of the hair or spins it into a kind of ringlet which is so not what I was after. I can’t do it. I give up and it’s a messy, frustrating hour of my life I won’t get back.
None of this was helped by Phyto Gloss; a new colour enhancing treatment that again I was very much looking forward to using. And, again, it’s (mainly) my fault. You get a pair of plastic gloves in the lid of the bottle. The instructions say use them every time. But they are massive…bigger than man-size.. so I didn’t. And now the palms of my hands look like they had two weeks in Ibiza without me. The Phyto Gloss treatment smells like chocolate and needs leaving on for five minutes after washing and before rinsing.. I mean, what do you DO with that five minutes? If you have to get out of the shower, it’s just enough time to dry off and then it’s really a bother to get back in and repeat the whole thing. Or, you hang about in the shower with not really enough to do to kill a whole five minutes. If you have the patience, and do wear the gloves, it does seem to have given some depth to my colour. But, frankly, I am beyond caring.