Babyliss Curl Secret & Pro Perfect Curl Review

 Babyliss Pro Perfect Curl & Curl Secret Reviews

I love curly hair. I think that I look great when I have it. Unfortunately I was born with straight hair that has a natural kink in it. I’ve been using cloud nine straighteners for years to straighten my hair but I was really glad when curly hair came back into fashion. The only problem is that I have always struggled to use curling tongs. I don’t know what it is, but they either seemed so complicated that I gave up or I didn’t feel that they did what they were supposed to do which is keep your hair curly all day.

That is why I was so excited to discover the new curling products from Babyliss; the Pro Perfect curl and the Curl Secret. I am looking for a product that does two things.

  • Curls my hair quickly and easily.
  • Keeps the curls in all day long.
  • A tool that will last for years.

 

These curlers are more expensive than conventional curlers but I really wanted them so decided to do some intensive research on them to help me decide which ones to buy. After I did all that work I thought I would share it with others so this is a review and comparison of the Babyliss pro perfect and curl secret hair stylers. Both claim that they can give you beautiful natural looking curls. Both the Pro perfect and curl secret are suitable for all hair types including, African Caribbean, very thin or fine hair and thick hair with a natural curl or kink.

Unfortunately though this product will not work on very short or very long hair. Babyliss suggest that you do not use this if your hair is longer than chest length. Regrettably because of the high temperatures that it reaches this is not suitable for real or synthetic hair extensions either.

So if your hair is compatible then read on to found out what I think of the curl secret and the pro.

NameFeaturesPrice £ AmazonPrice £Price £
BaByliss Curl Secretheat settings and 3 timer settings with audio bleep indicator for different curl effects.
programmable styler; create free-flowing, natural waves or defined curls.
2.5m swivel cord
On/off switchwith 20 minute auto shut off
Heat ready indicator
3 year guarantee against defects and manufacturing defaults
Babyliss PRO Perfect CurlThree timer options, three heaters
Three Temperature settings
Three direction settings; right, left and automatic alternate curl
2.8m swivel cord

 

Babyliss Curl Secret Styler 2667u Features:

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  • 2 heat settings and 3 timer settings with audio bleep indicator for different curl effects.
  • programmable styler; create free-flowing, natural waves or defined curls.
  • 2.5m swivel cord
  •  On/off switchwith 20 minute auto shut off
  •  Heat ready indicator
  •  3 year guarantee against defects and manufacturing defaults

 

The Babyliss Pro Perfect Curl UK has extra enhanced features which include:

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  • Three timer options, three heaters & Three Temperature settings
  • Three direction settings; right, left and automatic alternate curl
  • 2.8m swivel cord

 

How to use the Babyliss curl secret hair curler

The instructions you receive with the curl secret babyliss say that you should only use the secret curl on dry hair. This fact is so important that I’m afraid I need to shout it “DO NOT USE THIS ON WET HAIR!”

Babyliss suggest that you clean, dry and comb through your hair first to get the best effects. However some users with naturally thick hair have said that they got better results and found it easier by using a straightener on their hair first. I just use my basic Babyliss hair dryer which does the job.

When you are ready, your hair will be drawn into the chamber of the babyliss secret curl by a mechanism.  If your hair has not gone into the mechanism correctly or it is too thick then the curler will beep to let you know that you should remove your hair and start again. You have to remove your hair manually, so make sure you do it slowly and gently otherwise there is a chance that your hair might get caught in the device. If you have naturally thicker hair then you will need to insert smaller sections of your hair into the device for the best ringlet. When the device has finished curling it beeps at you four times.

If you put in sections of hair that are roughly 1cm in diameter then you get corkscrew type curls. Any wider than that and you get a more gentle curl. It does take a little while to master figure out how to hold the babyliss at the correct angle but once you know it you are sorted. It is worth practicing using the curl secret a couple of times before you use it for a big night out.

A very small number of consumers have said that they could not use the product because they were left handed. However a number of other left handed users have said that they found it very easy to use.

The curl secret (retail version) has a plastic guard that slides over the device when you are using it which prevents you from burning yourself on the barrel.  You may notice that the device steams when you are curling your hair which is nothing to worry about. It can happen on products like this one.

 

 

How long does the effect last?

This is a very good question but also a very hard one to answer. A lot of it depends on your hair and what it is like. From the research I looked at, the average user was happy with how long the curls lasted for. If you have used a curling device before then this should give you a good indication of how long the curls will last in your hair. If your curls are not lasting as long as you like then make sure you put the curler at the highest setting for both heat and tightness.

It does help to maintain your curls by using product. If you use mousse then you can apply it before curling but make sure that your hair is dry. If you are using hair spray to help maintain your curls then it is recommended that you spray post curling. If you spray before it can affect the foundation of the curl.

 

Babyliss Pro Perfect Curl Review

Conclusion

Essentially this product achieves the same results that you would get from using curling tongs. However, it is a lot easier to use than curling tongs and takes considerably less time to add curls to your whole head. On average, the curls tend to last longer as well. If you want all the whistles and bells then the babyliss pro curl is worth considering. These curlers are more expensive than traditional curlers but if you intend to use it a lot then this will save you a lot of time and energy in the long run and they should last you for many years.

Where to buy

NameFeaturesPrice £ AmazonPrice £Price £
BaByliss Curl Secretheat settings and 3 timer settings with audio bleep indicator for different curl effects.
programmable styler; create free-flowing, natural waves or defined curls.
2.5m swivel cord
On/off switchwith 20 minute auto shut off
Heat ready indicator
3 year guarantee against defects and manufacturing defaults
Babyliss PRO Perfect CurlThree timer options, three heaters
Three Temperature settings
Three direction settings; right, left and automatic alternate curl
2.8m swivel cord

One thing I should warn you about though. Due to the popularity of the curl envy, there are some dodgy websites out there selling fake items. Babyliss only sell the curl secret in deep purple and the pro perfect curl in black so if a site offers different colours then they are fake.

The price for the regular Curl Secret seems to be the same across the main online stores including Amazon. However, the Pro version is only about £10 more expensive than the regular version on Amazon and is worth checking out.

Another option is to try ebay which is a good source for second hand ones. Ebay also has good customer support if something does go wrong and you need to claim your money back.  Make sure you double check that the model you are buying is purple because that means that it is an official Babyliss product. Happy Hunting :-)

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Attention American Readers!

The Babyliss Curl Secret is available in America but under the name Conair Curl Secret by Infiniti Pro. It has exactly the same functionality and comes in the same colour as the UK edition although you can read the following by Style24Seven: infiniti pro by conair curl secret review. You can also find out more about it from the link below.
USA Version

 

A Cheaper Alternative

I am afraid that this product is no longer available.

One of the common complaints about both of these curling devices is the price. If that is an issue you will be pleased to know that alternatives are available. There is a new device called the Curliss Pro Automatic that launched this year. So far there is very little information available on it. However, people who have bought it seem to like it. Click on the link below to find out more.

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