I have wavy/curly/frizzy hair, so my flat iron has been my best friend for three quarters of my life. I have used a variety of brands; from the cheap ones all the way up to the Chi and FHI. I discovered the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium straightening iron about 6 years ago and the reviews convinced me to ask for it as a Christmas present. It has lasted that long and shows no sign of slowing down. It also cut the time it takes to do my hair in half (and for someone who straightens their hair almost everyday, that is a game changer). People are shocked to hear my hair is not pin-straight; it does that good of a job smoothing out my hair and removing the frizz.
Where to Purchase: Amazon
Price: Varies between $99-$139.95
At the time of this post it is listed at $139.95 but I’ve seen it go down to $99. If you are not in a hurry to purchase, I would recommend putting it on your Amazon wish list and monitoring the price.
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The 3 reasons why I chose the BabylissPRO Nano Titanium Straightening Iron:
It comes in different sizes.
The 1.5 inch saves me about 40% of the time straightening. The extra long 5 inch plates distribute the heat to a larger area and one swipe through the hair covers 50% more surface area than the standard 1 inch flat iron.
The titanium-plated plates don’t pull at my hair.
My older flat irons felt like they were catching on strands of hair and causing breakage. When I use the BaBylissPRO, it glides through my hair without ever getting caught.
It has adjustable heat settings.
It may sound good to say a flat iron reaches 450°, but your hair will thank you if you turn the heat down. I straighten my hair everyday and no heat protector on the market could save it from that high of heat so frequently. I have a lot of hair, but the strands are thin so I turn the heat down about 30% (for reference, my flat iron has a dial that goes up to 50 and I keep mine around 35).1