- Taking a Quick Look at the BaBylissPRO Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron
- Wrapping up our Thoughts on the BaBylissPRO Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron
Do you have short to medium length black hair that frustrates you when you are trying to straighten it?
Then maybe the problem lies in your choice of flat iron to straighten it with. A good flat iron can make all the difference when trying to smooth and straighten black hair. We have been told that one model flat iron that works extremely well at straightening black hair is the BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated
Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron. Read along with us as we check it out a little closer.
Taking a Quick Look at the BaBylissPRO Ultra-Thin Straightening IronHere is an overview of the good and bad points of this flat iron for black hair use:
- 50 heat settings (max 450°F)
- Ryton stay-cool housing
- Extra-long 5” titanium/ceramic coated heat plates
- Ultra-lightweight at 1 pound
- 4-year warranty
- No digital readout to set exact temperature
- The screws under the handles towards the heat plates could be recessed more
Performance and Versatility
This is a really easy to use straightening iron. BaBylissPRO has added a wide selection of heat choices into its design (max 450°F). These plates get hot fast, heat evenly and stay hot thanks to their titanium/ceramic coating too.
It also has extra-long 5” heat plates that are 1-inch wide. This means that this flat iron can handle straightening short and medium length black hair very quickly and easily. Its stay-cool Ryton housing makes it easy to use for long periods of time too.
Ease of use and Convenience
The BaBylissPRO Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron has a very sleek design which makes it easy to handle. There is no digital readout but its dial control heat setting offers you some 50 temperature choices. The edges are nicely beveled too so your hair does not catch on them.
It’s a fairly safe curling iron to use also as it will automatically shut off if you have not used it for a while. Freedom of movement is good when using this flat iron too. The BaBylissPRO Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron comes with an 8-foot long cord with convenient swivel end.
Why is the BaBylissPRO Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron so Effective for Straightening Black Hair?
There are two factors that make this a great flat iron to use when straightening Afro-American hair. The first is the fact that it has some really hot heat settings. Its 450°F max heat is just what you need to make the string protein bonds in black hair loosen up so your hair can be straightened.
Its added Nanotechnology is also a big bonus too. Even though high heat is necessary for straightening black hair it still can damage it if you are not careful. Nanotechnology helps here because it will help your black hair retain its moisture better and it will keep down frizz and split end buildup too.
Warranty Support and Potential Concerns with the BaBylissPRO Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron
You can’t help but be impressed with the warranty you get if you buy this flat iron from BaBylissPRO. Its 4-year warranty period is much longer than the industry standard.
One of the big concerns we had with this product is its dial style heat control. The dial is marked with the numbers 1-50. That means you never quite know the exact temperature you are straightening your hair at. A digital readout here would be better.
Some users also complain that their hair catches on the screws underneath the handle towards the heat plates. We believe these would have been better off located in a different place or these screws could be recessed more into the plastic.
Wrapping up our Thoughts on the BaBylissPRO Ultra-Thin Straightening Iron
You really can’t go wrong with using this flat iron if you are trying to straighten your black here. Its multiple high heat settings are impressive and its titanium/ceramic heat plates are ready to use in no time and stay hot while you are straightening your hair. When you add Nanotechnology into that mix you have the best flat iron that straightens black hair well and protects it at the same time.
This is definitely a quality flat iron to consider if you want to make straightening your black hair simpler and safer.