BaByliss Hair Straightener iPRo 235 Intense Protect

Test 05/2019

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Test seal: BaByliss Hair Straightener iPRo 235 Intense Protect, Rating 8.1

last modified: 19.09.2019, 9:46

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 20%
Speed 20%
Result 20%
Performance 20%
Safety 10%
Workmanship 10%
Tested by: Jana


Product tester


The Babyliss hair Straightener is a satisfactory straightener. The price-performance ratio is good and the hair can be straightened easily. Sometimes it comes to electrified hair, depending on how intensively you straighten. The result of smooth hair is definitely something to be proud of. It should be noted here again that it is better suited for thinner hair. Since the surfaces of the straightening iron are not rounded, it is a bit more difficult to get good waves here. Also the plates of this straightener do not lie completely on top of each other and you have to press harder when smoothing.


  • Hair is very shiny
  • Barely "hair-peeled"


  • Partially electrified hair
  • Plates partly very unstable and do not fit perfectly on top of each other
  • No automatic switch-off

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Satisfactory smoothing iron, unfortunately unstable but hardly "pulling".

The product

The Babyliss straightening iron in anthracite comes in a simple design. At first glance, the device convinces with its good quality. The plates are very stable and hardly slip. There's no real display, just a sticker with the temperature display, including LED lights. Besides the On/Off keyboard there is also the "Intense" keyboard to increase the temperature, and the "Protect" keyboard to lower the temperature.

Included in delivery:

  • Hair straightener
  • Instruction manual
  • Protective cover


This hair straightener can be heated up relatively quickly (at average standard temperature approx. 20 sec.). As soon as the desired temperature is reached, the LED flashes.

Also with this device you should take a 2-3 cm thick strand of hair and carefully guide it with a straightening iron from the hair root slowly down to the tips. If you have thick hair, you will have to cross over the hair strands more often. But you can see the result: The hair is shiny and smooth and almost no hair remains in the plates.

Due to the ionic function, negative ions are distributed during straightening in order to avoid crimping and electrical charging of the hair.

It is noticeable that a somewhat unpleasant odor developed during the first use, which disappeared however with longer use. You can also hear a humming noise when using this device, but this is due to the ion generator, which gives the hair more smoothness and shine.

To get a good result, you should press the two plates firmly to make the hair really smooth.

The following temperature levels are suitable for different hair types:

140 °C: green LED - fine, decoloured and/or brittle hair

160 °C: green LED - fine, decoloured and/or brittle hair

160 °C: green LED - normal, coloured and/or wavy hair

180 °C: yellow LED - normal, coloured and/or wavy hair

200 °C: orange LED - thick and/or curly hair

220 °C: red LED - thick and/or curly hair

235 °C: red LED - thick and/or curly hair

In addition to straightining, you can also make wonderful curls and waves with this product. For this, you have to screw in the straightening iron at the lower end of the hair.

According to the operating instructions you can also test wet hair with this straightening iron. We have tested this with a small strand and would advise against it. There was a lot of steam coming out of the appliance and for the hair structure this is definitely not healthy if you do it more often. Therefore it is always better to straighten the hair when it is dry.

It takes quite a long time to cool down the device.


As with the other straightening irons, you must not clean this appliance with water under any circumstances. You should only use a damp cloth without detergent to clean the plates. In order to protect the plates, you should close the device with the lock after it has cooled down.

Babyliss Glätteisen
Babyliss Hair Straightener

Babyliss Glätteisen
Babyliss Hair Straightener

We have evaluated approximately 60 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 75 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are almost 20 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.1 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 75% positive and 20% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Also suitable for curls and waves
  • Heats up quickly
  • Chic design

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Electrifies the hair
  • Does not smooth reasonably
  • Loose contact
  • Does not last long
Manufacturer BaByliss
EAN 3030050095104
Highest temperature 235 degrees C
Heating time ca. 25 sec
Cool down time ca. 30 minutes
Temperature regulation 140 degrees C to 235 degrees C
technology Ionic-function for straight and smooth looking hair
Height ca. 2,5 cm
Width ca. 3 cm
Additional warranty Three years
Scope of delivery Product, operation insruction, put down protection
Weight 338 g
Depth ca. 32 cm
Quality impression satisfactory
Manual language DE, EN, NL, FR, IT, DA, ES, PT, TK
Quality of instructions satisfactory
Packaging good
Stand-by power consumption 0,6 W
Power in Watt 45 W
Cleaning by hand yes
Material Ceramic
plates width ca. 2,5 cm
plates length ca. 12 cm
Length of cable ca. 1,60 m

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Are the ceramic plates spring/flexible?
No, the plates are firm and do not spring.
Does it tear the hair out during straightening or does the hair get stuck in the grooves?
No, it doesn't tear hair out.
Does the smoothing iron have an automatic switch-off?
The smoothing iron does not have an automatic switch-off function.


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