The BaByliss 2098BU Pro 230 Elegance Straightener is a technological breakthrough in hairstyling. With some new features we haven’t seen before, we thought we would check it out and see what others were thinking as well.
- Superfast heat up
- 3 heat settings
- 25% longer true titanium plates and ionic technology for an ultra smooth finish
- 3-metre swivel cord
- On/off button
- Indicator light
- Auto shut-off
- Matching carry pouch and heat proof mat
- Worldwide voltage
- 5 year guarantee
Superfast heat up – This straightener is ready to go in 15 seconds. Now there’s no wasting time standing idly by waiting for it to heat up. Plug it in, turn it on, section your hair, and GO! And with this superfast heat up comes the ability to maintain the appropriate temperature while styling to create the look you want.
3 heat settings – This straightener comes with three heat settings 180ᵒC, 200ᵒC and 230ᵒC so you can find the one that works for you. Use the lower heat setting for fine and damaged hair, the medium setting for normal hair, and the highest setting for hair that is thick, coarse, and/or wavy. You can also use different temperatures on different parts of your hair, for example use a higher heat setting when working with the main body of your hair, and reduce the heat setting when working with finer areas such as the fringe.
At one point we noticed reviewers had stated they were not sure what heat setting was right for their hair. We did a little research and here’s what we came up with:
|For fine or damaged hair:||250-300ᵒ F||121 to 149ᵒ C|
|For medium/average hair:||300-350ᵒ F||149 to 177ᵒ C|
|For thick or coarse hair:||350-400ᵒ F||149 to 204ᵒ C|
While comparatively these temperatures may seem a little low, remember this is a conservative approximation based on Internet research to give the user a general idea. Refer to your straightener’s instructions and if you have more questions, you can always contact the manufacturer and/or your stylist to help determine what temperature is best for your hair.
25% longer true titanium plates and ionic technology for an ultra smooth finish – What does this mean, you say? Well the longer plates mean that you can use larger sections of hair when styling. This takes time off the overall styling process to get you out the door faster. Who doesn’t want that?
Titanium plates minimize hair damage, and the ionic technology means that you get a smoother, shinier style with no frizz. Static electricity can build up in the hair with everyday activities, such as brushing, toweling dry, or even getting caught outside on a windy day! This roughens the cuticle of the hair causing it to appear dull and lifeless. The hair can also become flyaway and hard to style. The negative ions produced by this straightener neutralize the static electricity, smooth the cuticle down, and make the hair shiny and manageable.
3 metre swivel cord – This straightener has a salon length cord and can easily reach from the socket to the mirror, with room to spare. To make it even easier, the cord swivels as you move so it doesn’t get all tangled up while you’re styling. This is especially helpful for those with long hair.
On/off button – An on/off button allows you to leave the straightener plugged in until you are ready to use it.
Indicator light – It has an indicator light to let you know it’s on. This way you won’t singe your fingers when attempting to check to see whether it’s on and ready.
Auto shut-off – If you have a tendency to forget and leave your appliances on, you won’t have to worry with this straightener. It will automatically shut itself off after 72 minutes when not in use.
Matching carry pouch and heat proof mat – this stylish straightener also comes with a matching carry pouch and heat proof mat. Now you can be safe whether you’re styling or storing your straightener.
Worldwide voltage – For the travelers among us, this straightener will work all over the world. It is designed to operate between 120-240V AC with the same great performance no matter where you are.
5 year guarantee – This straightener has a five year guarantee from the date of purchase to be free from mechanical and electrical defects. If it should fail for one of these reasons during the guarantee, it can be returned to the manufacturer. This is a very generous guarantee policy and shows that the manufacturer rally believes in the product. Just don’t forget to hang onto your receipt.
The BaByliss 2098BU Pro 230 Elegance Straightener is a wonderful styler and very affordable. It takes straightening and smoothing a step further with the use of its advanced ionic technology to neutralize static electricity and smooth the hair shaft for sleek, shiny styles. It has 25% longer plates allowing you to use larger sections of hair at a time and reduces overall styling time. It has great safety features such as an on/off button, indicator light to let you know when it’s on, and an auto shut-off in case you forget to turn it off.
It’s a great looking styler with a high gloss metallic finish and curved barrel. Adding to the bargain are the extras the manufacturer threw in. Reviewers were thrilled that it came with not only a matching pale pink carry pouch, but also a heat proof mat so they could protect their bathroom counters. Many stated they purchased this straightener when their old higher-end straighteners failed, and were so pleased with the results they wouldn’t go back. The five year guarantee also gives users the confidence they want when making the decision of which styler to purchase. With the new technology, all the great features and add-ins, as well as the super guarantee, The BaByliss 2098BU Pro 230 Elegance Straightener is a winner no matter how you look at it.