Review: BaByliss Pro 2800 Porcelain Ceramic Dryer
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I bought a new blow dryer about two months ago when my old one was on its last leg. I thought it was about time that I did a review!
This is not the first time I've used this blow dryer. When I went to cosmetology school, the BaByliss Pro 2800 was the blow dryer that was issued in the kits... until my class started. We received much cheaper, crappier blow dryers (but that's a story for another time). However, I handled the BaByliss quite often as I ended up doing my classmate's hair all the time. I ended up really liking it, which is why I ordered my own.
This model, 2800 runs $56.99 on Amazon (thank goodness for Amazon Prime and free shipping!). 2000 watts, ionic ceramic. To me, that's mumble jumble and quite technical- what you really want to know is how it performs.
It's hefty. Not needlessly heavy, more like a sturdy sort of way. It's definitely not flimsy, I can't tell you how many times I've seen this blow dryer dropped! It has two heat settings and two pressure settings as well as a cool shot button. The intake of the blow dryer screws off for easy filter cleaning.
The BaByliss 2800 gets HOT. Really, really hot. The first time I dried my hair, I accidentally burnt my neck because I wasn't aware of how hot the 2800 had heated up my round brush. HOT HOT HOT. Don't forget the heat protectant, ever. For the average user, you might find that the medium heat setting is all you need. Another nice thing about this model is the high pressure. For me, a blow dryer is nothing without steady, high pressure. It comes with a concentrator nozzle, which is nice because combined with a round brush and good technique, high pressure is the difference between frizzy hair and sleek hair.
If I had to name one flaw... well, the only thing that I can think of is that the cool shot button doesn't provide cool air instantly (you know me and my need for instant gratification). It takes about 5-8 seconds for the cool air to kick in, but that makes perfect sense since the blow dryer is blowing so hot- it can't instantly cool down.
What it comes down to is that for $57, I think that this is a fantastic personal blow dryer. I'm not sure how many years I'll get out of this model, but I definitely will repurchase this again unless something else better is available at this price.
What blow dryer do you currently use? What do you like about it, do the results justify the price?
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