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Mid-Range, Good Iron

The Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium is a moderately priced flat iron that provides reliable, functional results. It includes nano-titanium 1-inch plates, heating power between 300 and 400 degrees Fahrenheit, and a ceramic heater with ionic technology as well as Ryton housing.

Nano titanium plates

The fact that the Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium has nano titanium plates means that the plates contain tiny particles of titanium, or are coated in titanium rather than being made entirely of titanium; in general, the more titanium the better, so while “nano titanium” sounds scientific, it’s actually quite misleading. That being said, even nano titanium is better than cheaper models that are made entirely of aluminum or plastic, which are the worst for your hair. It would be nice to know what the plates are made of besides titanium, but this information is not readily available. Flat irons with titanium are the best choice for users with coarse, thick hair, as it is the most heat-conductive material on the market, so this would be a great choice for anyone with hair like that.

1-inch plates

The Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium has 1-inch wide plates, which is good for most hair lengths and textures; unless you have extremely long hair, 1-inch plates are ideal.

300-430 degree temperature range

The Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium has preset temperatures ranging from 300 to 430; you can pick from 300, 325, 350, 375, 410, and 430. This range will work for any hair type, and the higher temperatures ensure that even people with coarse, thick hair can find an appropriate temperature. It would be nice to have temperatures below 300, for those who have fine, fragile hair.

Strengths

Ionic technology

The Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium’s ceramic heater releases negative ions, which help soothe frizzy, dry, hair and prevents damage. Since straightening can be a very trying process on your hair, it’s important to invest in a flat iron that releases negative ions.

Ryton housing

The Ryton housing on the Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium stops the unit from overheating and burning your hand; it works wonderfully on all but the highest setting, at which point you may find the unit becomes too hot to hold after a while.

Lightweight

At .6 pounds, the Babyliss Pro Nano Titanium is extremely lightweight, so you can straighten faster and with less effort from constantly lifting a heavy flat iron over and over again. It also features a very slim design, and is easy to hold in your hand.

Weaknesses

Longer plates

This unit has extra-long 5-inch plates, making it longer than most flat irons; this could make it hard for some users to straighten without worrying about burning their skin, though it probably boils down more to getting used to it than it being a persistent problem. Some users will actually appreciate the larger sized plates, which can help speed up the flat ironing process and can straighten more hair at once than shorter irons.

Overall Review

The Babybliss Pro Nano Titanium is a great option for any user, especially users with unruly, coarse, curly hair. The nano titanium plates make for a powerful straightening experience that can tackle even the most difficult hair, and it’s lightweight design makes it easy to use. Most importantly, it has a ceramic heater for ionic healing of your follicles throughout the straightening process.