Babyliss Pro Ceramix Xtreme Review

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This hair dryer uses ceramic technology and has upped the bar on power. With 2,000 watts, three heat settings, and three speed options, along with a cool-shot button and a hanging ring, this affordable hair dryer borders on professional quality. It wins praise from users for durability and good results.

Sheer drying power may be the thing users like most about the Babyliss Pro Ceramix Xtreme BAB2000. On multiple sites, Babyliss Pro Ceramix Xtreme reviews comment on this model's fast drying, quiet operation, and seemingly miraculous ability to leave hair frizz-free, although several users complain that it is too heavy to hold for long. That said, speed seems to be the hair dryer's standout quality. Reviews on Folica.com report that it dries even thick hair fast -- in half the time of other dryers, say some -- and leaves hair looking healthy. On the downside, some consumers posting on this site grumble about the weight and a few report that the sliding controls are oddly located on the handle, making them hard to adjust with one hand. Overall, though, reviews are positive, and one posting on Amazon simply says its quality is noticeable immediately.

The Babyliss Pro Ceramix Xtreme BAB2000 boasts more power than the other cheap hair dryers we researched -- 2,000 watts compared with the typical 1,875. Indeed, power is one feature that differentiates higher-end hair dryers from low-priced models. With the Babyliss Pro Ceramix Xtreme BAB2000, you get upmarket power for downmarket cost. This cheap hair dryer also features ceramic technology for even heat and six speed/heat settings, as well as a cold-shot button for more drying control. It comes with a concentrator attachment and sports a 9-foot cord.

With professional features, such as the higher wattage and longer cord, and good consumer reviews, we think this hair dryer is a solid buy even if it's a little hefty and a little pricey.

Raechel Conover

Raechel Conover is a freelance writer whose work has appeared on Yahoo, blogs, and other websites. She's a self-confessed shopaholic and frugal mom, always scouring the sale and clearance racks for deals and taking full advantage of free community activities and events with her husband and young sons.

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