Battle of the Rollers, Part Two – BaByliss Hairsetter

Battle of the Rollers part one here.

After trying the Caruso Hairsetter, I decided it was time to give the BaByliss Pro 30 Professional Hairsetter a spin. The BaByliss rollers are similar to what I’ve used in the past – heated rollers that create curl. This set includes 30 rollers: 6 small (3/4″), 8 medium (1″), 8 large (1 .25″), and 8 Jumbo (1.5″). I mainly used the jumbo size, but ran out and had to use the large on the bottom section of my hair. As for the unit itself, I liked how these rollers were double insulated – they fit down into the the casing, which helped to maintain temperature.

I rolled my hair in the same fashion as I did with the Caruso rollers. The one thing I noticed right off the bat is that I couldn’t take as much time rolling each individual section as I did with the Caruso. Holding these rollers for longer than a few seconds was uncomfortable due to the heat, so it made my rolled sections a little less perfect.

Notice the tissue on the right side. I forgot how hot rollers can burn your ears!

I left the rollers in until they cooled, removed, sprayed with a bit of hairspray and separated the curls in the same manner as the Caruso hairsetter review. Here was the result.

The curls were fairly similar to the Caruso, methinks. (Although the BaByliss rollers seemed to leave a little more frizz. You can see it on the left side of the above photo.)

To view my final verdict in the battle of the rollers, click here.  Oooh! Such Suspense!

  1. Katrina

    November 9, 2010 at 3:14 pm

    I think maybe the Babybliss curls look a little more volumized? Either way – very close, and I’d love to have a set!

  2. Jesse B.

    November 9, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    I would love to try either of these, I think both pictures look great.

  3. Christine

    November 9, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    I would love to try the steam rollers although i’m thinking it won’t work on my fro. Love to try it though!

  4. Melis

    November 9, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I like both, but wonder if my naturally wavy/frizzy hair would object to the steam of the Caruso, so I’d try the Babyliss first.

  5. Heather Reid

    November 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I think I like the Babyliss curlers better. I feel like they have a nicer shape and volume. They both look lovely, though!

  6. Akiko

    November 9, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I love the caruso curls more!

  7. MelanieL

    November 9, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I like the Caruso better too. Both look great on you though.

  8. Judy

    November 9, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    I love your hair in both pics. I love your make-up too =)

  9. Amanda

    November 9, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    I love them both! Glad big hair is back!

  10. sara

    November 9, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    It’s hard to say- you and your curls look really great in both! I guess if I had to choose and I really scrutinized each pic, I would say the caruso, because there is no frizz.

  11. Ami

    November 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I like the Caruso ones better, and I’m with you on being glad curls are back! I straightened my hair this weekend and felt like it was so limp.

  12. Sonja von Franck

    November 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    I think I actually like the Caruso curls better. They seem more defined, and frizz-less. Also, those clips would drive me crazy. I still use the traditional pins so that the curlers are set firmly on my head. I’ve tried those clips and they always seemed too loose. I would also be interested to know how long the curls stayed in and if you use any product on your hair before you roll it.

  13. Amy Doubleyou

    November 9, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Babyliss looks more natural.

  14. Megan

    November 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm


  15. Melissa

    November 9, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Both are nice but I think the Caruso rollers have stolen my heart!