Babyliss 3Q Review

BaByliss 3Q Hair Straightener Review

I personally feel like BaByliss are often overlooked in the world of hair styling. Some of the first ever heat styling tools I used were made by BaByliss, and they performed exceptionally well.

Of course, technology has evolved quite a bit since then. After being offered the opportunity to test their new 3Q straightener, I felt like I was being reunited with an old friend, of sorts.

The 3Q comes with several familiar-looking features that seem to be currently making the rounds in the world of hair straighteners, including;

  • Temperature-adjusting technology– a sensor within the straightener detects the characteristics of your hair as you use it, and then adjusts the temperature accordingly to protect your hair from excessive damage.
  • Quartz-Ceramic plates– leaves hair smooth, shiny, and frizz-free
  • Switch activation control– the temperature settings lock after a few seconds, meaning you won’t accidentally change the temperature whilst styling.
  • 12 digital heat settings– choose the temperature most suitable for your hair type, up to 235C.

 

You can find the 3Q here on Amazon, where the exceptional price will get you;

  • The straightener itself, of course.
  • A heat mat– the ideal way to store and transport your straighteners whilst not in use.
  • Free UK delivery

I was already impressed by the super-sleek, luxurious, and modern design of the straightener, so I was dying to give it a go, naturally.

BaByliss 3Q Ultimate Performance Straightener

£44.99 90.00

Advanced CeraTherm system for fast heat up to 235C and maintains high heat for true salon performance; Intelligent Sensor Protect Technology adjusts the temperature according to the characteristics ...

Made by: BaByliss, Available: In stock

 

Ratings and reviews

Quality - 9
90 %
Performance - 9
90 %
Features - 9
90 %

 

I can honestly say that the BaByliss 3Q is one of the best hair straighteners that I have ever used.

The temperature range allows for plenty of choice- I settled for a setting in the middle as my hair was feeling slightly frazzled that day. Even at a slightly lower temperature, the straighteners worked with just one quick pass through the hair. There was no snagging at all, even though my hair is slightly damaged in parts. I benefitted massively from the switch activation function- the number of times I’ve mistakenly changed the temperature due to bad button positioning is excessive.

After styling my hair, and in an extremely short amount of time, I must add, my hair looked noticeably glossier, and felt miles smoother than I’ve found after using other hair straighteners- and it lasted for most of the day!

I used the “protect mode” on the straightener, which is allegedly meant to reduce the amount of damage inflicted onto the hair, as my hair has been through quite a bit recently. Of course, I have no way of scientifically proving that my hair was less damaged after using the 3Q than it would be after using other straighteners, but my hair definitely felt less brittle and dry- that’s enough evidence for me, personally!

The only downsides I can find with the straighteners are minor. One is the lack of grip- the entire body of the straightener is smooth, which could lead to the less steady-handed possibly burning themselves. That’s only a small possibility, though.

Another is the temperature range. The 3Q can operate between 180°C and 235°C, but even the lowest temperature setting may be too much for those of you with very damaged, dry, or fine hair.

Apart from those minor setbacks, I would recommend the 3Q to practically anyone.


The BaByliss 3Q straightener compared to the GHD IV Styler

The GHD IV Styler- the most iconic, most-used, and most-loved hair straightener may have met its match here.

Both of the straightener perform in the same fuss-free, effortless, and speedy way- it’s just that the BaByliss option comes with more special features.

 

Styler Temperature (⁰C) Temperature Lock Protect Mode Quartz-Ceramic Plates
BaByliss 3Q Straightener 180°C -235°C Yes Yes Yes
GHD IV Styler 175ºc – 185ºc N/A No No

 

The GHDs do lack a temperature control, which would appear to be a drawback, but they run at a lower operating temperature than the 3Q, which means that they would likely make a better option out of the two for people with damaged or fine hair.

 

9.7 Total Score
A superb offering of hair straighteners

The Babyliss 3Q are exceptional straighteners that come with a variety of special features and various other functions which make them really stand out. I found them to be a delight to use and they resulted in hair that I am proud to show off to the world. If you want to have this confidence, then I very much recommend these straighteners.

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Prices & Availability

BaByliss 3Q Ultimate Performance Straightener

£44.99 90.00

Advanced CeraTherm system for fast heat up to 235C and maintains high heat for true salon performance; Intelligent Sensor Protect Technology adjusts the temperature according to the characteristics ...

Made by: BaByliss, Available: In stock

 


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