Big Hair Styler How-To Use Video
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Big Hair Styler How-To Video

Please note the how-to video applies to both the Big Hair Styler and Big Hair Styler 1000.


  1. Wash and condition your hair as usual and comb before using styler to detangle.

  2. If you have long or thick hair you may find it quicker and easier to use a hairdryer first, to rough dry your hair and remove excess moisture. For added volume , turn your head upside down as you dry.

  3. Once hair is 80% dry, you should start to create your style using the Big Hair Styler.

  4. Ensure you section your hair using clips before styling.

  5. Take a hair section approx 2.5cm - 5cm wide to start styling with. 

  6. Slide the on/off temperature switch to either the low or high heat setting. 

  7. Place the styler under the section of hair, close to the roots and brush through the section to remove tangles (without brush rotating).

  8. For added volume at the root of the hair , hold the brush in place at the root (hair section is draped over top of brush) for a few seconds. 

  9. Move the brush through the hair section (hair is draped over top of brush), towards the ends and as you reach the end of the hair section, start to rotate the brush away from your head by pressing and holding the appropriate rotation direction switch.

  10. As you do this it is important to resist the rotation of the brush by pulling the brush downwards. The brush should be rotating through the section of your hair (without the hair becoming wound round the brush head if you are holding the styler with the correct tension against the hair) to create a brushing effect as it dries and styles the hair.

  11. IMPORTANT! It may take several attempts to perfect this technique. If the brush spins too quickly and hair wraps around the brush head, simply release the rotation button and remove from the hair. Use the low heat setting (low brush speed) and practise rotating the brush on the lower ends of your hair until you feel comfortable with the styling action. If hair continues to wrap around the barrel you need to increase the downward tension. It is important to section your hair before styling and style section by section to get the best results.

  12. For even more volume, allow the brush to rotate, winding the entire section of the hair around the barrel, release the rotation switch and leave in the hair for a few seconds. 

  13. To release the section of hair, press and hold the opposite rotation button to unwind the hair section. 

  14. Repeat for each hair section. 

  15. After use switch off and unplug the appliance. 

  16. Allow the styler to cool before storing. 

  17. Place the protective brush shield over the brush head to protect the bristles.


  • For fine hair types or to gain extra volume use a volumising mousse in your hair while damp before styling.

  • To define layers and give shape to styles , follow step 9 and repeat through the section.

  • To add volume to the roots and body through the top section of the hair, follow steps 7 to 9 but using an upward motion.

  • For long lasting results, follow steps 10 to 14 but then slide the on/off switch to the cool setting for a few seconds, this will set the hair.

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