Featuring an ultra lightweight, ultra-slim flat iron hair straightener that is efficient and flattering, the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium 1″ is one vital hair styling tool that you can take when traveling to ensure that you go out with frizz free, smooth hair on your important trips. It features titanium plates which prevent your precious strands from being damaged by the heat.
Instead, they add moisture to your hair as you style it, leaving a healthy straight finish. It is a little more expensive than the basic hair straightener models but it is also not too pricey. Is it worth the extra bucks? Let’s see its essential features and what customers are saying about it.
Important Features and Specs
If you look at the plates and touch them (when the heat is off), you will see their distinct color and texture; smooth dark sort of metals that don’t totally feel stone hard. This is because of the titanium. (Beware of the misconception that Titanium is some sort of gold.) Notice that if you press them, they will give a slight bounce. – It is designed that way so that when you press them against your hair, it doesn’t pull too hard and cause split ends. That is just one of the unique technologies it uses.
The straightener is of the ultra-slim type; with extra long plates that extend up to 5 inches and is only an inch wide. This is perfect for traveling. You can put in your hand carry bag when flying. It has a really nice metallic finish in baby blue.
It doesn’t have a special handle as some do (the little rough area where you can grip the unit), but the good thing is, you don’t really need one with this model. Despite the plates being super conducting of heat, the housing is made of Ryton which resists high heat. That means you can hold it even when it’s on the highest heat setting and it won’t burn your hand. Its dimensions are 2.2 x 13.2 x 7 inches, Width, Depth, and Height, and weighs only 2 pounds.
The titanium plates conduct ultra high heat so it reaches your desired temperature in less than a minute. The temperature can be adjusted up to 450 degrees, which is the standard in salons for professional styling.
But only use the high heat if you have have coarse, thick, and curly hair. If you have fine hair, it is advisable to use lower heat. This can be set using the small dial found on the side, with 5 degree increments. The LED light beside it will blink while it is heating up and will be steady when it’s ready for use.
Another advantage of this model is it emits negative ions for fast, gentle straightening without damaging your hair. It promotes the natural moisture of your hair so it doesn’t look stiff and fuzzy as it often would after rebonding. But it still wouldn’t hurt if you use some protective oil or heat protectant on your hair before styling. The slim design also makes it more flexible so it is also effective for curling or adding some body to the edges of your hair.
The swivel cord is also a nice addition, so you don’t get tangled into it while going around your hair.
- Heats up fast
- Temperature adjustment up to 450 degrees
- Ceramic technology
- Ultra lightweight
- Leaves hair smooth and shiny
- Nice sleek design
- Doesn’t get stuck or pull on your hair
- Not dual voltage; 120V. You would have to use an adapter if you don’t have the compatible outlet
- No auto shutoff
- Some customers received counterfeit products
Who Should Buy
The BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium is ideal for those who travel a lot and don’t have time to go to the salon for their important events on their trips. It features professional quality performance with heat settings up to 450 degrees, and heats up really fast, so this is great for quick styling.
If you are not so tight on the budget, this is a good styling tool to invest in, especially if you travel regularly. The high heat settings make this suitable for those with thicker coarse hair, however, the slim design might make it time consuming. So consider that as well. This is perfect for those with average length hair.
The BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium 1″ is a professional quality hair straightener that is still fairly priced. It is not as affordable as the basic flat irons but the special features greatly justify the few extra dollars. It is ultra-light and slim so this is great for traveling. It prevents hair damage with the titanium plates and leaves hair smooth, soft, and healthy looking.