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My Review: BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron

 

Hey everyone! Today I want to review the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron, because it was the one the questions I was asked most this year.

Many of you (my readers) heard that there are a lot of fake Babyliss styling tools on the market, and some are even sold out by Amazon (probably without knowing). I checked the Internet and I saw a lot of reviews talking about this, but none of them were on a beauty blog or a serious website.

So the only thing I can do is tell you about my experience with this Babyliss tool, because I’ve owned it a few years ago (and I also bought it from Amazon :P). It did not disappoint me, but it didn’t delight me either. But there’s more below. 🙂

So let’s get to the review


Product name: Nano Titanium-Plated Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron

Producer: BaByliss

Price: $121.99 right now

Cheapest place to buy: Amazon

Mark: 8.90 /10

 

Before I start…here are some PROs and CONs


What I liked about it

  • It leaves the hair very smooth and without frizzy hairs (even curly hair like mine)
  • It heats up in less than 30 seconds, from what I saw
  • Probably the fastes flat iron when it comes to straightening each strand of hair
  • It’s really light and easy to work with

What I didn’t like about it

  • The price is very high, in my opinion too high for what it offers
  • It doesn’t protect the hair as well as it should, considering the price
  • There are a lot of bad reviews online, because it’s pretty easy to replace it with a fake tool

 

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My straightener was real, I think


So I bought this straightener around 6-7 years ago because I had heard Babyliss was the best flat irons brand on the market (back then). It was actually one of the first straighteners I had at that time.

Now, I can’t say I knew so much about styling tools and stuff as I know today, but I noticed that Babyliss’s straightener kept my hair in much better shape and for much longer time than the other tools I had.

I remember there was a big difference between how my hair looked after Babyliss flat iron (really straight and not frizzy at all) and after another straightener. Don’t imagine the other straighteners I had were very professional, they were the equivalent of around $25-$30 now. But my hair was pretty curly back then too, so it wasn’t extremely easy to keep it straight.

That’s why I believe the straightener I had then was real. I told you I was no big specialist at that point, but the Babyliss tool didn’t harm my hair too much, so it can’t have been fake.

I was using it pretty often, and as I know my hair right now, I’m sure it would have gotten damaged easily by a low-quality iron. I bought my Babyliss from Amazon, so I don’t know about the other ones they were (and still are) selling, but they sent me a real one…

 

Amazon still sells real Babyliss tools


My friend Mellissa ordered one of these straighteners a few weeks ago and she was pleasantly suprised to see that hers seemed real. I also saw the flat iron and I tried it on my hair, and guess what? The effect was exactly the one from many years ago: the part of my hair that I straightened was very smooth, without any frizzy strands.

So that’s why I’m sure Mellissa’s iron is not a fake. But she got it from Amazon, right from the link I added above. Therefore, there are still original irons sold my Amazon, not all of them are fake.

My Review: BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron - Is It Really Worth All Those Money?

The photo from the left shows my friend’s hair regularly, and the right one shows her hair strightened with Babyliss flat iron. Big difference, huh? 😉

Plus, this iron had a 4 year warranty, so you can contact Amazon immediately if it’s not what it should be. That’s what I would do and what I also recommend you to do if you buy it.

The conclusion? There may be a lot of fake Babyliss flat irons sold on Amazon, but if the one you receive doesn’t seem real, just contact Amazon and they will refund you. So you don’t lose anything trying, as long as you want a Babyliss straightener. I like the tool, but it’s definitely not my favorite ever… and I will tell you right below why.

 

Now some real facts about the real Babyliss straightener


Okay, so assuming you’re considering this Babyliss tool just because of the brand, let me tell you something – it’s not as good as you might have thought. Babyliss is definitely one of the most famous companies when it comes to styling tools, but in my opinion it’s not what it once was.

My Review: BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated Ultra-Thin Straightening IronFor example, this flat iron. Yes, it’s true that it straightens the hair very nicely, without frizzy strands and without damaging it very much, but…it also costs a lot. And it’s not necessaily a professional tool.

Yes, I agree that it also lasts for many years and it straightens the hair pretty fast (compared to other tools), but to me the price still seems a bit too much for what it offers. If they said it had heat protection or that it was for professional use, maybe I would have thought the price more appropriate to the reality.

To tell you the truth, this straightener isn’t so good when it comes to heat protection, and I noticed it on my hair and on my friend Mellissa’s hair. It definitely does not damage the hair as a $30 flat iron, but it doesn’t protect it too much either. When it comes to this, I would say it’s the equivalent of a $75 straightener. So definitely not a $120 one.

Regarding the speed they praise so much, the tool heats up very easily, in less than 30 seconds I would say. It also straightens the hair very fastly, probably the fastest of all straighteners I’ve used, I admit it. But speed isn’t something so important for me personally. Maybe it would be, if I was a stylist but as I’m not, heat protection is much more important. And from that point of view, this tool isn’t the best.

If you want flat irons that will protect your hair as much as possible, I made a list of the best ones here. If you use these tools with an appropriate conditioner, a milder and natural shampoo and a nourishment treatment you have very high chances to damage your hair under 2-3%. So I guess it’s a much better option, considering that the costs are also lower. 😉

 

So Would I Buy It?


To tell you honestly, no I wouldn’t. To me, the price seems way to high for what it offers…

I can’t deny that it’s a very good flat iron, it’s probably the fastest straightener I’ve seen and it leaves the hair very soft and smooth, but it has enough donwsides. And the extremely high price is probably the biggest, along with the pretty low heat protection (for its quality).

So I definitely prefer a more professional straightener that protects the hair much better, and it also costs $20 less. I’m talking about the Isa Professional Flat Iron, at this point my favorite of all the ones I tried. 😀

So that’s my final verdict about this BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron. It’s not worth all these money. I would probably pay $100 (at most) for it, but it’s not worth anything above this amount, in my opinion.

 

But I’m curious to hear what you believe about this tool. If you tried it, do you think it’s worth this price? If you haven’t tried it, would you?

Let me know your answers. Ashley 😀

7 Hair Straighteners That Don’t Damage Hair

 

We all dream about finding those perfect hair straighteners that don’t damage hair at all, don’t we? But the bad news is that there aren’t such flat irons, that don’t cause the smallest harm. I haven’t found any, so far…

BUT…there are some really good hair straighteners that, if used with the right products, can cause very little to no damage.

These are the ones I want to show you today, as they make a great solution if you’re a hair straightener addict. 😉

 


 

7. Rusk Heat Freak Professional ($49.95)   

 

MARK: 8.75/10

Rusk hair straightenerThe Rusk Heat Freak Professional is an very good flat iron, worth having if you want a good straightener and you’re not willing to pay a huge amount of money. The light design, good facilities and the affordable price make it reach number 5 on my top.

In case you’re wondering why it’s not higher in my top…Well, let’s just say that despite its nice qualities, there are other straighteners with much better features and prices. Anyway,  I’ve tried to summarize its advantages and downsides, so here they are:

PROs

  • It works great for every type of hair, but if course, a bit faster on thinner hair
  • The maximum heat it can reach is 450 degrees (F), which is about 230 degrees Celsius
  • The best price I’ve found is on Amazon (around $50), which doesn’t seem very much to me
  • The warranty they offer is one year
  • This flat iron has a very light weight and also a great design, that makes it seem very professional, and it actually is so, at least, for its price

CONs

  • The temperature has to be set manually using the button from one side (this probably isn’t a downside, I just wrote it here in case you want to compare it with more modern tools)
  • It doesn’t have an auto shut-off button, so you have to pay attention not to let it turned on
  • If you buy it from Amazon they won’t also give you the case (I don’t understand why, but that’s it)

 


 

6. Remington S7230 Wet 2 Straight ($24.99)

 

MARK: 9/10

Remington Wet 2 StraightIf you need a 2 in 1 flat iron and styling tool, this is the perfect choice.

This amazing product from Remington is great if you’re in a hurry and you don’t have time to both dry and style your hair, simply because it’s a straightener designed for both dry and wet hair.

That’s a pretty cool feature in my opinion, at least for me it’s great to be able to straightener my hair when it’s completely wet. But anyway, here is more about it:

PROs

  • It works great for both dry and wet hair, so it can be used to straighten hair or to dry and straighten it directly
  • The indicators will tell you if the temperature is good enough for wet hair (which is easier to damage while straightening), and it does the same thing for dry hair
  • When it comes to straightening the hair, I could say it’s doing a pretty good job
  • The soy hydra complex promises to protect hair from damage, and it actually does so
  • It has a auto shut-off button (1 hour)
  • The time it needs in order to heat up is 30 seconds
  • The price is more than great, I mean I don’t know if there’s another flat iron with all these facilities

CONs

  • Probably the only one I can find is the short warranty (just 90 days), so it could get broken faster

 


 

5.  CHI Air Expert Tourmaline ($76.97)

 

MARK: 9.25/10

This very pretty Chi Air flat iron has Tourmaline plates, which prevent hair from losing moisture and protects it from damage.

Most of its reviews are great, but I guess it would be better to see by yourself if you need it or not. I can’t say it’s my personal favorite when it comes to hair straighteners, but it’s one of the items I really like. So, before giving you any more details, here are the pros and cons:

PROs

  • A great option it has is the “Mode” button which helps you select the ideal temperature for your hair type (lower for straight hair and higher for thick, curly hair)
  • The Tourmaline plates protect hair from damage
  • It straightens very well, both fine and thick hair
  • Perfect for daily use

CONs

  • A possible possible downside is that it doesn’t have an auto shut-off function

 


 

4. Lanxime Ceramic Tourmaline ($49.99)

 

MARK: 9.25/10

This ionic hair straightener is perfect for people who are always travelling and want a styling tool that would be easy to carry and that would fit their luggage. I’m one of them, and I was really satisfied with it when it comes to this.

Also, when it comes to damage protection, I can say that it does what it promises. Not more, but what it promises.

If you want a smart hair straightener and you don’t have a very high budget, you might find a great solution in this product. I did, so in my case it turned out to be really useful. These being said, let’s check the pros and cons:

PROs

  • Works well on any type of hair, even thick coarse hair
  • Thanks to its 1 inch tourmaline ionic plates, it manages to control and protect the hair deeply
  • You also receive a heat resistant glove, a travelling bag and a leave in treatment with Argan Oil to prevent against heat damage
  • Temperature can be adjusted anywhere between 240 to 400 F
  • Has dual voltage, so it can be used anywhere in the world
  • The price is pretty good, I would say

CONs

  • It doesn’t have an auto shut-off function
  • Maybe it is a bit too small for my taste, but that’s just a personal preference

 


 

3. CHI Original 1″ Ceramic ($59.95 on sale right now)

 

MARK: 9.50/10

This will always remain one of my favorite flat irons, simply because it is absolutely fantastic. You only have to look at it to realize it’s not just a cheap imitation, but a great quality product.

While I was writing this post, I was extremely happy to find this straightener on a great sale, more than half of the initial price, $89, which is quite normal for its great quality.

So, if you’re reading this post and you’re interested in buying a great flat iron, you absolutely have to check it out, maybe you’re lucky and you still find it on sale. I did 😀

Anyway, let’s take a look at the Pros and Cons:

PROs

  • It offers a great damage protection thanks to the its design
  • If you need a flat iron for quotidian use, this is just perfect for you
  • In case you’re in a rush, you should know that it turns off automatically, thanks to the auto shut-off function
  • It is perfect for every type of hair, including coarse, thick hair, which it manages to tame very easy
  • The warranty is 2 years

        CONs

  • The normal price is probably a bit high for a regular budget ($99)

 


 

2. LumaBella Keratin ($99 on sale right now)

 

MARK: 9.75/10

http://amzn.to/2ngLjxmA modern, extremely catchy tool, LumaBella’s Professional flat iron promises to give you that “fresh from the salon” look after every use.

And believe it or not, it really manages to do it. It surprised me a lot (in the good way), as I didn’t really expect such a professional tool. So it was really worth buying in my case 🙂

So if you want a modern, professional hair straightener and you’re ready to pay an over-average amount of money, you might be interested in this one, so take a close look at the pros and cons.

PROs

  • Straightens extremely well (one of the best I’ve seen actually), but maybe that’s quite normal at this price
  • Either you straighten hair, curl it or make it wavy, I was impressed that it lasts pretty long, much longer than while using other flat irons; I thought this only had to do with each person’s hair type, not with the flat iron you use, but apparently the flat iron matters a lot
  • When it comes to temperature, you can choose from 180 to 450 degrees F
  • Works pretty good at a lower temperature (like 180 degrees)
  • Of course that if you have thick, frizzy hair you would need a higher temperature, but it still straightens quite well even if the temperature isn’t as high as you would normally use
  • Promises to prevent frizzy hair and it does really this extremely well
  • Has dual voltage, so it also works in Europe
  • I absolutely loved the box, it has a velvet cover and it feels so soft
  • Doesn’t damage the hair very much thanks to its great design and also to its ability to work great with a lower temperature than normal

CONs

  • It doesn’t have an auto shut-off button, which I think would be necessary at this level

 


 

1. BabyLiss PRO Nano Titanium ($129.95 on sale now)

 

MARK: 10/10

Hair straightners that don't damage hairIf you want to invest in a very high-quality, smart flat iron, then this is the ideal choice for you. This incredible iron is specially designed for professional use, but I was lucky enough to buy it for myself.

And ever since, I didn’t really use another one. So that’s why I placed it right on top – it’s doubtless the best straightener I’ve ever used.

Just take a look at its titanium plates. They are the best guarantee that your hair will be safe and healthy in the hands of this iron.

So you are willing to invest into a straightener that would not last for a few months, this is the best one for you.

PROs

  • The hair protection is obvious, thanks to the titanium plates, which emit negative ions while straightening. This process causes way less damage than the normal, ceramic plates straightening, so it might even not cause the slightest damage.
  • The buttons are placed in the middle, in this way they claim them to be easier to access for both right-handers and left-handers (I’m not really sure if this is true, for me it doesn’t matter much)
  • One of the lightest straighteners I came across
  • You might find it on sale on Amazon

CONs

  • The only possible one could be the high price, but if you’re ready to invest in a professional flat iron it may not be that much

 


 

So what is the secret when choosing a good hair straightener?

Despite the fact that it is almost impossible to find a flat iron that would not harm your hair at all, there do exist some that produce very little damage, which, associated with some good styling products and hair care treatments, can make the hair straightening a daily process with no or very little damage.

That’s great news, isn’t it? 😀 Now the problem is choosing the hair straightener and the styling products, so that you can flat iron your hair everyday without any worries.

 

Quality-money relation

Probably the worst thing I’ve noticed when it comes to flat irons is that their quality (and therefore the ability to produce as little damage as possible) is directly proportional to their price. In other words, the better the flat iron is, the more expensive it is 🙁

Anyway, I would never pay a lot of money for a hair straightener, even if I knew that it doesn’t damage hair at all.

 

My Final Verdict


So these are the 7 hair straighteners that don’t damage hair too much, if they are used according to instructions.

My #1 favorite remains the Victoria Tourmaline one, which has some amazing features but a really high price too.

So if you afford paying so much for a straightener, I really advise you to do it because you’re investing your money on a tool that will last a really long time, I say this from my experience (and it’s a similar case with Jolie Armour’s straightener).

However, if this flat iron is too expensive for your budget (which is totally fine, I couldn’t always afford paying so much money on it), then I would recommend you one like Xtava Inflared or HSI Ceramic Tourmaline. 

 

So now at the end, I really hope that my choices were useful to you because as I said, you know best of all what exactly you need and what exactly you can afford, so you will decide according to this. But don’t forget that it’s extremely important to choose a high quality flat iron, that won’t damage your hair too much.

If you take a look at my selection, you will see that these are all high quality hair straighteners, so if you ever need some good ideas, remember my post. 😉

Have you ever tried any of these 7 hair straighteners that don’t damage hair? Which of them would you like to try?