A high-quality device that creates beautiful curls. Only shortcoming: the operating instructions.
Philips StyleCare Curling Iron BHB864
last modified: 12.11.2019, 11:02
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The Philips - StyleCare Curling Iron BHB864 shows good results. It has a tourmaline ceramic coating and a rather slim heating cylinder. Also, the temperature can be adjusted from 130°C to 200°C. The automatic key lock is very positive.
The Philips - StyleCare Curler BHB864 is delivered in a purple, elongated, visually designed and informative packaging that leaves a good impression. The curling iron and operating instructions are included in the scope of delivery. The design is in black with a purple tourmaline ceramic heating cylinder.
The handle is made of matt and shiny plastic, and the device also contains two temperature switches to regulate the temperature in eight steps. A small display indicates the adjustable temperatures between 130°C and 200°C. The device contains a rotatable cable that is very practical for use. An automatic key lock is also integrated.
In order to give a detailed insight into the product and its range of functions, the overall impression, temperature control, ergonomics, price/performance ratio, and curl result were compared and evaluated. For the test process, we set the highest temperature level, which is 200°C. The temperature of the curls is the same as the temperature of the hair. The heating time is about one minute. The display flashes until the selected temperature is reached.
The curling iron also contains a long clamp on the heating cylinder, which allows the individual strands to be attached when curling. The heating cylinder has a relatively small circumference of 8.5cm, which can be used to style small to medium curls. Due to the slim circumference of the handle, the product is very easy to use in terms of ergonomics. Also, during the curling process, it was noticed that the curling iron can take up wider strands. This leads to a faster result. In addition, an automatic key lock is included, which activates automatically after five seconds if no key is pressed.
In its format, the operating instructions are structured like a newspaper but are very confusing and impractical.
During use, care should be taken to ensure that the hair is only curled when dry and that no hair styling products are used before wrapping so as not to damage the hair more. The manufacturer gives a 2-year guarantee.
We have evaluated approximately 30 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 90 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are a good 5 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.2 out of 5 stars.
The following points were frequently noted positively:
- Fits well in the hand
- Cable with swivel joint and 1.8 m length.
- Metal clamp to set aside
The following points were often noted negatively:
- The clamp leaves kinks in fine hair
|Scope of delivery||Curling iron, instruction manual|
|Additional warranty||2 year warranty|
|Highest temperature||200 °C|
|Heating time||Approx. 60 s|
|Quality of instructions||Satisfactory|
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