Our take on the more affordable version of Babyliss professional flat irons that is slightly bigger and rounder which provides premium curls
BabylissPro Nano Titanium Digital Straightener
Model Name/ Number: BNT4095TUC
Available Sizes: 1” (Precisely 0.94”)
For Which Hair Type: Normal To Thick Hair, All Hair Lengths
What We Like: Creates Beautiful Curls
What We Don’t Like: Not Suitable For Fine Hair
Many flat iron users use their tool as a curler as well. If creating beautiful beach waves is on your list of must-haves, this tool may be the right one for you. Babyliss Nano Titanium does a premium job creating beautiful curls as it’s thicker and rounder, as well as being able to deliver very straight and sleek results.
Like most Babyliss flat irons, it comes with titanium plates that has the capacity to heat fast and retain its temperature for optimum results. Its maximum temperature is 450°F, which is perfect for thick hair that needs taming.
It’s lowest setting, with 285°F, on the other hand, is not gentle enough for fine and fragile strands as some hair types need as low as 240°F to be on the safe side. Combined with its titanium material which can be harsh for fragile hair, this tool may not be the best option for fine hair.
With $100, it’s still an investment but it’s almost half price of most other Babyliss flat irons.
Below we share our experiences with “BabylissPro Nano Titanium 1″ Digital Straightener”. If you’re curious about the competition, check out the article about Best Flat Irons for Fine Hair.
Table Of Contents
- Shape And Size
- Heat And Variable Settings
- Material And Performance
- Price And Guarantee
Babylisspro Nano Titanium 1″ Digital, as its name indicates, comes with 1” plates, 0.94” to be precise after our measurements. This size is considered the most versatile in the market and fits almost all hair types and lengths.
Even though we do encourage to seek for a flat iron slimmer if you have very short hair, and larger if you have very long strands. There are other options on our list with smaller plates such as Voloom Petit Hair Volumizing Iron with 0.75”, and larger plates such as Conair Double Ceramic Flat Iron with plates as large as 2”. But this is the safest option to choose in case you can’t decide which size is best for you.
The best quality of this flat iron, in our opinion, is the fact that it does a superior job at actually curling the hair. Its unusually thick and round shape allows the creation of perfect curls, while still being a great hair straightener.
While the width of this tool is the most common size in the market, the length of its plates is the shortest on our list with only 3.54”. Shorter plates mean less area covered at one go, which results in a slower session, especially with longer hair. If speed is your priority, you may want to opt for a different flat iron like Babyliss Nano Titanium 1” Ultra-thin Straightener with 4.74”.
The size of this tool is 12”, which can be considered slightly above average and combined with its thick body, may not be very travel-friendly.
It comes with multi-directional floating plates which ensures the hair has 100% contact at all times to ensure faster and more effective results.
Different hair types need different temperatures for best quality results. That’s why most flat irons that are worth considering come with multiple heat settings.
Babyliss Nano Titanium 1” Digital has 10 different heat settings to choose from and it prides itself with a memory function that saves your favorite pre-set temperature.
Its maximum heat setting goes up till 450°F and it’s definitely effective enough for the most stubborn hair types. But its low setting is 285°F not low enough for some fine hair types since some need temperatures such as 240°F and even lower.
If you have fine hair, we suggest you to consider a tool with a lower minimum heat setting, such as Hot Tools Black Gold Evolve Ionic Salon Flat Iron which starts from 205°F.
The heat of its handle stays as low as 79°F and is very comfortable to hold, even for long periods. But the back of its plates and cool tip gets pretty hot with 156°F and 151°F. Be careful with your hands if you use this tool for long.
This tool comes with digital temperature adjustment to make the session as precise as possible. But it doesn’t have an audible warning when it reaches its desired temperature and it doesn’t come with auto shut-off either. These qualities are desirable if you’re a beginner or you want to be extra sure that your tool doesn’t cause a fire. But Babyliss is used a lot by professionals and they need their tool turned on for a long time without worrying about an auto shut-off that would disturb their session.
Babylisspro has titanium plates which is known for its fast-styling capacity. Titanium delivers the highest levels of heat, compared to ceramic and tourmaline. This is highly desirable if you have stubborn and thick hair and is preferred by professionals that know what they’re doing with their tool.
But if you’re a beginner or you have fine hair, it may cause heat damage as it heats a lot fast.
Titanium is also more durable and also lighter than ceramic.
As we mentioned above, if you have fine hair, this tool may not be the right option for you considering its titanium plates and high temperature. Bio Ionic Goldpro Flat Iron. Not only has the much gentler ceramic plates, it also has a minimum temperature of 170°F. It’s definitely worth considering for delicate strands.
Like every Babyliss product, this is a luxury tool and has very durable material. Don’t forget that professionals prefer this brand for good reason and it’s because it last for many years even if it’s used for long periods of time. It’s very sturdy to hold and doesn’t break easily.
It’s important to note that the luxury comes with a price, $100 to be exact. Considering its quality, it’s actually much more affordable than its equals and we can easily say that it’s value for money.
With only 8.8 oz, it’s a lightweight tool and is way below average on our list. This is a great quality to eliminate arm fatigue and also makes this tool quite travel-friendly.
The diameter of its handle is 4.5” which is the average number that fits most hands.
Like all Babyliss flat irons, it has a 9ft swivel cord which is one of the longest sizes available and will be a big help if your mirror is far from your plug.
It has dual voltage which allows you to use it anywhere in the world and adds to its travel-friendliness.
Generally speaking, we can say that it’s an ergonomically designed tool. There is only one small complaint that we keep receiving, which is that it doesn’t stay up and falls sideways on the counter, as it’s quite round. But this is not really a big issue.
Babyliss Nano Titanium 1” Digital straightening Iron has a price of $100. This is not the most budget-friendly number in the market but when we think about the other flat irons in the market with similar qualities, it can actually be considered affordable. We strongly suggest that for this price what you’re getting is completely worth it and more. But if it simply is out of your budget and you are looking for a cheaper option, we can recommend Conair Double Ceramic Flat Iron which is only $29 and is a decent tool.
FHI Platform Signature is our favourite flat iron for fine hair this season and since being a gentle tool is not Babyliss’ strong suit, we would like to mention the best alternative for delicate strands. First of all, FHI has 3 layers of baked ceramic plates infused with tourmaline.
As much as we love titanium, ceramic and tourmaline together make a great team of eliminating frizz in the gentlest way possible. Another superior quality of FHI for fine hair is the fact that its minimum heat setting is as low as 140°F, the lowest number on our list.
With these two qualities, FHI may be worth considering if you have fragile strands. It’s more expensive than Babyliss with $150, but still on the same price range.