If you have come across the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium, which is already ultra-slim and ultra lightweight, it might surprise you to know that it still has an even smaller version. That is the Nano Titanium Mini.
The name really fits as it is only 6 inches long. But the features are nothing close to it. It uses the same technology as the full sized model; with titanium and ceramic plates, and adjustable temperature that goes up to 440 degrees; it is one mighty compact unit.
Now you can get the smooth and straight hair that you want, anywhere you go. What’s more is it is also very affordable. So even if you already have a regular flat iron at home, you will not find it too much to invest on a separate one for your travel needs.
Important Features and Specs
The titanium plates, even if they are quite small, still deliver the same performance when it goes through the hair. They give a slight bounce if you press on them, which means they will not push too hard on your hair. This avoids damage typically caused by flat irons when the hair is being pulled too tightly and often gets stuck or caught up in the process.
With the titanium plates, it just goes smoothly and the hair straightens or curls without too much pressure.It comes in a really cute compact design, in metallic baby blue housing. The silver accents make it appear more sophisticated.
When tested for straightening, or if you watch videos from other customers on how it is used, you will see that the edges (or handle) takes up less than half of a typical sized hand, and you might have to just pinch it with your fingers as you pass it through your hair.
It is of course, very lightweight as with the original; with dimensions of 1.8 x 4.8 x 7.7 inches, Width, Depth, and Height, and weighs only 4.8 ounces.The ceramic technology, used in the same titanium plates, allow the unit to heat up really fast; about 30 seconds for it to be ready for use.
This is great for traveling since it is most likely that you would be following a strict schedule, especially if you go to a lot of business trips. The heat can be adjusted to a maximum of 440 degrees, to accommodate all hair types. Only use high heat if you have rough and coarser hair. And since the plates are ceramic and titanium, they won’t leave your hair looking dry and stiff after styling.
Instead, they add moisture to your hair even with high heat.The dial for the temperature control can be found on the side, across the on and off switch and LED indicator light.
The light will blink as the unit heats up and will turn steady once it reaches the desired temperature. But even if it gets really hot, it is safe to hold with bare hands. It uses the Ryton technology on the housing, which is heat resistant, so that the outside does not get very hot when the plates are in high heat. This eliminates the need to use heat protectant gloves.
Another note on the compact design is it literally purse size. You can put it in a shoulder bag or something smaller, like a pouch. It also features dual voltage, so it is compatible to use almost anywhere with electric outlets; which is important for travel gadgets.
- Ceramic plates
- Nice design
- Adjustable temperature
- No auto shutoff
- No swivel cord
- Not very effective for curling
- Construction is small and could be fragile
Who Should Buy
The Nano Titanium Mini is a perfect traveling companion for those who want to have their crowning glory always looking healthy and stylish wherever they go. If you travel a lot, especially in business trips, this would help you style your hair efficiently, since it heats up quite fast.
This is also sold at a reasonable price so it would not be impractical to buy as an extra, if you already own a bigger one. It features the same power and performance of the original Nano Titanium, with titanium plates that protects your hair from damages typically caused by heat.
The only disadvantage, which could really be a potential problem, is that it doesn’t do very well for curling. If you only want to do some light styling, like put some waves and flip edges, this would be suitable and efficient.
The BaByliss PRO Nano Titanium Mini Straightening Iron (1 inch) is a perfect travel styling tool which comes at a very reasonable price. It offers the same powerful features of the original full-sized version. It is practical and efficient, and comes at a very attractive design.