Rated 4.42 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Fabulous Flat Iron
I have to say I agree with the comments on this flat iron. I have had this flat iron for 4 years, it still works the way it did the first time I used it. I have fine hair, but a lot of it, which gets frizzy in humidity. The plates glide easily through my hair, it doesn't get stuck like many other inexpensive flat irons do. It makes my hair shiny that lasts until I wash my hair again, and keeps the frizz to a minimum in humid weather. I use this flat iron mostly to curl my hair. I have a Babyliss curling iron as well, but I use this flat iron to curl my hair almost every day, and the curls hold very well! I would definitely recommend this styling tool! It is so worth the money!
Most Helpful Critical Review Hate it!
So......I too wanted to love this flat iron. I went to Ulta initially to buy a Chi but an employee that was helping me indicated that she hated the Chi and that the Babyliss was 100% better. I get home eager to flat iron my daughters hair after washing and taking her braids out. The iron heats up fast and has multiple settings which is good. However, you can barely hold the iron where you need to keep it tight within your grip because the handle is too hot! It did not get my daughter's hair straight at all and it did not smooth any parts of her hair including the ends. If you have to do several passes through the hair and it's still not straight at the highest setting then it just simply is not a good flat iron. If your hair is super thin it may work but other than that, I wouldn't recommend this iron. Returning it TODAY.
Reviewed by 610 customers Best product ever!!
Best product ever!! from Dallas,Tx
Recommend this product!! Had it for about 8 years now and it is barley starting to give up on me I've tried other brands and nothing compares!!!
I love this flat Iron so much! Owned it for 5+ years
Natasha S from Boston, MA
I have owned this flat iron for 5+ years and I love this flat iron so much! It's the best flat iron ever. I use it once a week and it leaves my Hair so shiny and soft. It does NOT pull on my hair, so that's also another plus. It heats up fast and it leaves my hair extremely straight and NO FRIZZ. I would 1000% recommend this flat iron more than any other one in the market!
stopped heating up
Koree from NC
ive had this flat iron for a little over a year maybe closer to two years and today i went to turn it on and it lit up and everything but when i went to use it there was no heat. ive had cheap flat irons that last longer.
Jljclark35 from Menifee
Omg worst flat iron ever. Had the babyliss 1 inch with digital timer $99 one it worked fine but paint chipped and plates started to change. I only flat iron my hair 2 times a year, so I was super excited. I have thick 4c hair about an inch past my bra strap. I have a lot of hair so I figured a wider flat iron would be great. Ran this through my hair several times. It feel so dry and horrible. THE PLATES STARTED TO BURN AND LOST SOME OF THE COATING!!!! First time. Called Babyliss/con air they will be sending me a new one. Can't return to Ulta because the stores are still closed.
I had it for 9 years and counting
Llane from Portland Oregon
I have had this straightener since 2011 and it works just as well as it did 9 years ago. I am honestly surprised it hasn't stopped working I have dropped it so many times! It is a great straightener it gets the job done quickly. Definitely worth every penny since it's lasted so long
Works well, just not the right product for me
amitee from Illinois
While I like the quality of the item, the quick heat time, and the ease of straightening, I will be returning this item. The long ends of the plates aren't rounded at all, making it difficult to get any sort of slight body to your hair, and impossible to curl using this. (I know, I know, it's not a curling iron, but that's how I curled my hair!) I also noticed the long sides of the plates extend further in comparison to the blue body, so in trying to straighten a cowlick I have burned my scalp more than once. The on/off and temp buttons are in a weird place, it's super easy to hit with your hand while using the machine - I've ended up turning it off and not knowing until I realized my hair wasn't smoothing at all.
Love the brand, but was disappointed by this straightener
Elizabeth from Florida
I have been using babyliss straighteners for years and have been loyal to them ever since, but I decided to try the 1 3/4 inch straightener and I was not impressed. When I got the package, it was clear to me that this product was not new as there were streaks and random buildup on the plates before I even opened it. When I went to use the straightener, I felt like the plates were not as smooth as the 1 1/4 inch plates and they didn't make my hair look as nice. I'm not sure if I just got an old or defective straightener but this did not live up to my usual babyliss straighteners at all and I will be returning for the 1 1/4 size.
I would buy product again
Mayte from Oklahoma
I love this
I was hoping I'd love it
Sokim from Atlanta, GA
If this review was based solely on performance, I would give it a five. The iron heats up really quickly and straightened my coarse thick hair within a single pass on 400F. My hair felt soft and shiny. However, it's heavy and bulky and it looks incredibly cheap for the hefty price tag. It seriously looks like a $20 flat iron and the packaging also looks tacky. I returned this for the ultra-thin babylisspro iron, which was easier to hold
I've had this for YEARS
Julia from Dallas, TX
I got this straightener when I was 16, and still use it to this day, and am now 22! That is CRAZY - 6+ years. Such a durable styling tool that works better than the crummy chi I had for a year before I got this. Makes my naturally wavy hair extremely soft and smooth, and even if mine ever breaks, I will be right back here buying the same one. Such a good investment, and definitely worth the price.
So Far I'm In Love!
Tobes from Waco, TX
I bought this straightener to replace an old Chi. So far I love it a million times more! I debated between this one and the ultra thin style, but ended up going with this one because I liked the digital temperature read. It heats up really fast, and leaves my hair straighter using a lower heat then my Chi did on the highest heat setting. Also, no pulling on my hair between the plates.
Xoxo from Denver co
I braided my wet hair before bed looking to get a wavy look the next morning but it turned out to be a puffy mess so I used this to straighten it and fix the problem. One pass and my hair was completely straight! Glides smoothly and doesn't pull on your hair. Definitely worth the money!
my sister loves this
chelsea from lexington, ky
my sister is a hair stylist, I bought this for her to use on herself. she has extremely thick and coarse hair. she loves it! babyliss is a good brand. as long as you know what your doing and how to do it the flat iron will work for you.
Got 11 yrs ago and still going strong!
andrea from medford
I have had this flat Iron for almost 11 years and it has never once given me any problems or even snagged my hair. Still heats up great, i can do some really great wavy curls with it as well. It has plsnty of wear and tear from my sisters, friends and nieces using it and has worked amazing on so many hair types from fine to ultra thick small tight curls.
Brittany from Denver
Honestly, half the time it doesn't heat up.
Long Lasting Flat Iron
jenna from orange county, CA
I have very thick, wavy/curly hair and I am writing this review since my flat iron finally died. I used it very often for I believe 8 years; it lasted me through high school and college for sure! This was my first flat iron that did not make my hair super frizzy after use and I found it easy to hold despite my small hands. It heats up quickly and I would use the lower settings afterwards to get out the kinks.
Save your money
Cindy from Texas
I really wanted to love this straightener my chi had lost its 6 yrs course and finally gave out. I saw it had great reviews (because I always look at reviews) however this straighter is not worth over 100$. Reviews are true when they say it pulls your hair. My recommendation is your better off with a 20$ one.
Nice flat iron
Review junkie from Los Angeles ,CA
Great iron ! I have fine hair but a lot of it straightens hair well. I use setting 340 and does a great job. Heats up quickly
B from Fort Rucker, AL
Had a 1inch GHD for the past 4 years and it died on me (like why?????) and I decided to go for this one per my hairstylist. Goodness she was wrong in so many ways. When you're use to such a nice straightener that's smooth going through your hair, smooths your hair out, keeps it from being frizzy, rounded which help to move it through you hair and doesn't pull your hair out then going to a babyliss will make you second guess ever using a straightener ever again. Right before placing my order I was stuck between another GHD and this one - which my gut told me to get the GHD and I failed to listen. So I honestly deserved the pain I got from this "BABYLOSS". Who knew trying to get a new straightener would be such a stressful process. lol so sad.
Denise from Chattanooga, TN
Was not for me
I am going back to ceramic
Suzy from Atlanta, GA
I've had this flat iron for about 3 years. It straightens well and I can also easily use it to curl. But over the past few years I have really been battling split ends and dryness. I use premium products. I don't wash my hair every day. And I don't heat style every day. My stylist mentioned that ceramic is easier on fine hair, so I am wondering if this flat iron is part of my problem. Right now it seems to be on the fritz and sometimes won't heat up, so once it dies I'm going back to ceramic.
I loved it!!!
Sabrina O from Orlando,FL
Loved it, my curly hair is very hard to get it pin straight but I was suggested to buy the babybliss pro and it has really worked its wonders!
LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!
Ty from Saint Louis, MO
I have been debating about purchasing this iron and I'm so glad I did! My hair is currently in transition (half natural, half relaxed). My hair was straight in 1 pass! Just 1! The bonus is that it took less time to straighten my hair than with my previous iron. I highly recommend this iron.
Coop from Tulsa OK
Doesn't ever pull hair, glides well when you use as curling iron. Heat settings are wonderful.
I have thick course hair and it works amazing....
Jacque from Tupelo ms
Having thick course hair it's hard to find products that really truly work.... This straightener is amazing and leaves my hair so sleek....