A deep look at Babyliss’ ultra slim flat iron that eliminates arm fatigue while delivering the fastest results
BabylissPro Nano Titanium Ultra-Thin Straightener
Model Name/ Number: BNT4072TUC
Available Sizes: 1”, 1.5”, 2”
For Which Hair Type: All Hair Types, Medium To Long Hair
What We Like: Lightweight And Versatile
What We Don’t Like: Not Suitable For Very Short Hair
For most, it’s very important to choose a flat iron with a large range of temperature settings while delivering the fastest results. First of all, Babyliss Ultra-Thin Flat Iron is superior at delivering the fastest results with its titanium technology and long plates (4.74″).
The most important quality that stands out is its slim design that minimizes hand fatigue and makes it as easy as possible to use this tool for longer periods of time. It also has a heaping number of 50 different heat settings that you can adjust and find out the perfect temperature for your styling needs and strands. It has a large heat range that starts from 240°F and goes up till 450°F. It appeals to every hair type, from the most fragile to the unruliest.
It’s true that the available plate sizes start from minimum 1” which does not appeal to the very short hair styles but it fits every other hair length.
It’s a luxury product with a price tag of $160 and definitely not the most affordable in the market. But it makes up for it with its durable material.
Below we share our experiences with Babylisspro Nano Titanium Ultra-Thin Straightener. If you’re curious about the competition, check out the article about Best Flat Irons for Curly Hair.
Table Of Contents
- Shape And Size
- Heat And Variable Settings
- Material And Performance
- Price And Guarantee
Babyliss Ultra-Thin Straightener comes in 3 different sizes.
While 1” is the medium size that appeals to almost every hair length, 1.5” and 2” are more suitable for longer hair types. This tool is highly versatile and it appeals to almost all hair types and lengths, unless you have very short hair. 1” is the most versatile size in the market and its especially chosen for the ones that can’t decide which size to choose, as it fits almost everyone.
1.5” can still be considered medium and is perfect for medium to long hair. 2” on the other hand, should only be preferred by those with long hair, and its best for the ones with thick strands as it will get hotter that the smaller plates. If you have very short hair and looking for a flat iron, there are plenty options in the market such as FHI Platform Signature Pro Styler with a size of 0.5” which does a great job with pixie and bob cuts.
While the width of the plate is very important and it differs a lot according to individual needs, the length of the plates is also worth considering. Babyliss Ultra-Thin Straightener has a plate length of 4.74” (it’s falsely advertised as 5”), which is one of the longest on our list. This is a great quality which makes this tool faster as it can cover a larger area at one go, and it’s beneficial, especially for longer hair.
The size of the whole tool is 12” and it’s above average. If you’re looking for a more compact option, BabylissPro Nano Titanium 1″ Digital Straightener is only 10.5” and it’s one of the shortest on our list.
It doesn’t come with multi-directional floating plates or rounded plate edges which is a big downside especially if you’re planning on curling your hair with your flat iron. If this feature is important for you another option such as Drybar The Tress Press brings this quality.
Different hair types need different temperatures to achieve successful results. Lower temperatures are needed for fragile strands and higher levels of heat is necessary to tame unruly hair.
Babyliss Ultra-Thin Straightener has a very large heat range starting from 240°F that goes and goes up to 450°F. 240°F is low enough to be safe for fine hair and 450°F is definitely high enough to achieve successful results on thick hair.
It also has 50 different heat settings to choose from according to your styling needs. These two qualities combined together make a very versatile tool that can be gentle enough for very fragile strands and still be strong enough to tame the unruliest.
The heat of the handle stays as low as 82.6°F and is completely safe to touch and use. The back of the plates on the other hand, goes up till 143°F and may be too hot for sensitive hands if it’s used for longer periods.
There is no audible warning to signal when it reaches the desired temperature but this usually is not a big deal unless you’re a total beginner. It also doesn’t have auto-shut off, which is a big downside if you want to be as safe as possible with your flat iron but it’s one of the reasons why professionals choose this brand since it doesn’t turn off unexpectedly.
This tool has nano titanium plates. This technology brings the highest levels of heat in the market which makes it faster than the rest. It’s preferred by professionals since it has the capacity to recover its heat fast as well and does wonders with stubborn hair. It also is more lightweight than other materials.
If you are a beginner and have fine hair though, it may be ideal to choose a ceramic flat iron which is gentler on the strands and doesn’t get as hot. Bioionic 10X Styling Iron is a great alternative with ceramic plates if you’re in this situation. Hot Tools Black Gold Evolve is another alternative that has ceramic-titanium plates if you don’t want to risk hair health but need to tame unruly locks.
Babyliss flat irons have high-quality material and their ultra-thin flat iron is no exception. Even though it’s thin and lightweight, it’s very sturdy to hold and durable as well. It’s a luxury product that is preferred by professionals also for these reasons and the price you pay for it is worth it.
With a weight of only 8.2 oz, it’s one of the lightest tools on our list and combined with its slim design, it’s very comfortable to hold and use. The diameter of its handle is obviously one of the slimmest in the market with only 3.5″ and we can easily say that this tool is very ergonomically designed. It just feels good when you hold it unless you have very large hands.
It has a 9ft swivel cord which is one of the longest available sizes in the market and is one of the reasons why its appealing to hair salons. It has dual voltage to ensure that you can use it anywhere in the world. This fact also combines well with its lightweight and slim design as it makes it very travel-friendly.
This is a luxury product with a luxury price of $160 but compared to many other flat irons in the market with similar qualities, it stands out. It has a highly durable material which last many years and is preferred by professionals for this reason.
Usually, industrial tools are big and bulky but this one actually has a lightweight design.
Of course, there are many others with more affordable prices and the decision will be about your budget. Hot Tools Purple with $50 and Conair Double Ceramic Flat Iron with only $29 are two great examples of budget-friendly alternatives.
It comes with 4 years of limited guarantee which is above the average of 2 years. It may be an expensive product but we can easily say that it’s value for money if you want to gift yourself some luxury.
A more affordable alternative with similar temperature range and plate size would be Tymo Sway. It of course doesn’t have the same durability nor the sturdiness that Babyliss offers but with only $70, it is definitely worth considering. It also has titanium plates and the lowest temperature goes as far as 140°F, which is highly desirable for very fine strands.
Another flat iron with similar qualities is Babylisspro Prima3100 1″ Ionic Straightener which makes a difference in the plate size. With an option of 0.75″, it becomes more appealing for shorter hair types.