Babyliss Pro BAB2000 Ceramix Extreme Review
The Babyliss Pro BAB2000 Ceramix Extreme hair dryer combines the traditional form with new materials and technology to provide a more powerful and effective hair drying experience. This product incorporates a number of nifty little features that make it one of the most convenient hair dryers on the market.
Let’s start with the handle. The shape of the handle is pretty much as any other hair dryer. But, what makes BAB2000 unique is its rubberized handle. The rubberized handle makes it almost impossible to drop the dryer while using. The texture feels soft and yet, provides excellent friction to the user. As a result, they have excellent grip on the dryer, while they are using it from any angle on their hair.
Although the product is marketed to come with six different settings, it actually has 5 usable ones. The sixth that the manufacturer refers to is the “off” mode for the blower speed, which many other manufacturers simply ignore. Without that, there are 2 speed settings – low and high. The high speed is not uncomfortably high, and is just right enough to dry the hair expeditiously. There are 3 heat settings – hot, warm, and cool. While the dryer is quite powerful, it does not get too hot and damage the hair. In addition to these, there is a cool shot button, which helps the users set their hair style fast.
The 2000W motor of this hair dryer is quite powerful. The A/C motor has been engineered to last many years. The dryer comes with an 8mm concentrator, which helps the users achieve perfect straight hairs. The good thing about the concentrator is that it is made of a material that does not get heated, even with the 2000W motor and ceramic blowing all the hot air through it. Therefore, you need to worry about touching it accidentally and burning your skin or hair.
The ion generator produces ions, which are released into the hair by the ceramic plate along with the far infrared heat, such that heat and ions do not damage the skin. The ions neutralize the static charge of the hair and prevent them from frizzing for as long as an entire day.
Despite the slick features, the dryer is on the heavier side and can feel bulky in hands. But, thanks to the rubberized grip, you might not even notice the extra weight in your hands, unless you have carpal tunnel or similar hand problems. Another inconvenience that can prove to be a major irritant to some users is the placement of the buttons. They are located in the exact place, where many of us will wrap our fingers and palms around the handle. Because of this, you might end up pressing them accidentally more than a few times, while you are busy drying your hair. Also, while Remington is quite a reputed brand, this particular product is known to stop working in many cases. More than a few customers, who have used this product, say that the product stopped working for no apparent reason at all.
The product does come with a number of features that are not usually found in many of its competitors. Its inconveniences are also easily overcome by its benefits. The excellent grip easily negates the weight problem, and its excellent hair drying ability more than makes up for its other minor inconveniences. It is definitely one of the better products in the market. The 2-year warranty sure does not make things better, when the industry standard is 3-4 years.