Could this be the Perfect Flat Iron? Anyone who knows me will know that I think my Bio Ionic OnePass flat iron is about as close to perfect as a straightener can get.
Today I’m going to try and be objective and give an honest review of why I love this straightener so much (and why the bio ionic hair straightening reviews on Amazon.com agree with me!).
It’s Sooooo Speedy!
The name says it all – this straightener will leave each section straight and shiny in just one pass! I’ve come across other straighteners which make the same claim but have never found one quite as effective as this.
You know what this means? You can spend less time styling and more time enjoying life! The 1 inch hair plates seem to glide effortlessly down each section and you’re done in minutes.
Bio ionic one pass reviews on Amazon.com agree that this is one speedy straightener – buyers with stubborn, coarse or curly hair said that they used to spend up to half an hour for a lesser result, but with the Bio Ionic Onepass, they only needed to spend 15 minutes for silky smooth hair all day long. People with finer or shorter hair say they can style it in under 10 minutes. That’s a big time saving!
Silicone and Ceramic for Silky Straightening
The bio ionic onepass features the highest quality solid ceramic plates which heat up really quickly, hold the heat consistently and accurately and distribute it evenly so that you don’t get any dangerous hot spots! As well as the best ceramic plates, this model also has another secret weapon: Silicone Strips!
The silicone strip lets the iron pass smoothly and evenly through your hair without ever catching or snagging. You never get that painful “grabby” feel with these straighteners. This also makes it a great tool for curling as there’s less risk of hair edges catching as you flip a section round the irons.
Negative Ions to Fight Frizz & Lock in Moisture
The words “negative ions” and “ionic straightening” seem to pop up all the time on flat iron listings and flat iron reviews. But what is ionic straightening? I won’t go all “mad scientist” on you but I’ll try to explain the science behind it in a nutshell.
Negative ions are handy little oxygen atoms that are charged with an extra electron. Positive Ions are the sneaky little critters that make the static electricity which causes frizz. Negative ions neutralize the positive ions and leave your free of frizz for longer. Moisture is locked safely inside and humidity shouldn’t be able to get the better of you.
So, if a straightener boasts ionic straightening, it’ll be coated in a mineral which charges more negative ions and works quickly and effectively. As a rule of thumb, professional models such as the Bio Ionic Onepass have a better quality coating and way more negative ions than a budget model. That’s why I love it so much and recommend it to anyone who, like me, fights a daily battle against frizz!
The Best Care for Your Hair
Ionic flat irons are better for your hair because they trap in the moisture, protecting the cortex from melting as you straighten. You don’t need as much heat as you do with other flat irons because they work effectively at lower temperatures. The Onepass feature is a real bonus here, too, because you won’t be going over and over your hair to get the result you want, which causes unnecessary damage and dries the hair out.
Do not believe the “more heat the better” myth, flat iron experts say the best temperature for straightening is 375 degrees fahrenheit. Once you get up towards 450, you’ll be melting your cortex and frying your hair. The Bio Ionic Onepass has the added bonus of accurate temperature controls so you’ll always know what the heat is and you’ll be able to adjust it as you get to know what works best for your hair type.
Versatile to Suit Your Style
This iron’s uses are incredible! Say goodbye to your curling tongs – you can create a beautiful long lasting barrel curl just by using your trusty Bio Ionic flat irons. They are even super effective for curling short hair because of their 1 inch plates and narrow, unobtrusive housing. You’ll be able to get right in close to the roots without burning your scalp. Hello Great Gatsby!
These straighteners really can do almost anything (except make you a cup of tea!) – straighten, curl, wave or flick, all with the most professional results you can get outside of a hair salon!
Perfect for (almost) Any Hair Type
The narrow one inch plates on this model make it absolutely ideal for working with precision on short hair. But, reviewers with long hair also find it quick and easy to use because the silicone strips make it really easy to slip down even the longest strand of hair. The negative ions really go into battle against frizz, locking in moisture and keeping hair smoother for longer. So, if humidity plays havoc with your hair, this is a great option! For coarse hair, they even have a wider plate size (1.5 inch) so that you can work through those thick sections a little more quickly. The only thing this model won’t straighten are dreadlocks!
It’s Not Just Me Who Thinks So…
The Bio Ionic gets the full 5 stars from me, but I’m not the only one who thinks it’s brilliant. Bio Ionic hair straightening reviews on Amazon.com are overwhelmingly positive and it has an overall consumer rating of 4.5 stars, with 80% of customers giving it the full 5 stars.
I was taken by the number of professional stylists leaving positive reviews. As a stylist myself, I know we’re a fussy bunch, so that’s definitely saying something! Don’t believe that one product’s reviews could be this good? Why not pop on over there and see for yourself?
Move Over, Chi
One thing that really strikes me when reading the straighteners reviews is how many former Chi faithful are switching over to Bio Ionic. Just in the first page of the reviews (there are 300 altogether!), I found 5 reviews from people who said they loved their old Chi but just couldn’t believe what a good flat iron the Bio Ionic Onepass really is. I’m in the same boat: I look back fondly on my first Chi ceramic straightener (nearly 20 years ago!) but I probably wouldn’t go back now that I’ve owned a Bio Ionic Onepass.
Peace of Mind and Service
The bio ionic warranty is 60 months (that’s FIVE whole years!), I think we can take that as an indication that this straightener is built to last. Hopefully, you’ll never have the need to contact bio ionic customer service (I’ve never had a problem!), but, if you do, I’ve heard the folks over at bio ionic inc are super friendly and helpful. The only problem is there are very few service centers outside of North America and Europe so, while there is a bio ionic canada, there is no bio ionic australia or bio ionic south africa. But hey, if you live outside of North America or Europe and don’t mind making an international call, this shouldn’t be too much of a problem.
The Price? It’s Not So Bad, When You Think About it…
You can get a brand new pair of bio ionics for $100 to $120. I’ll admit that this seems pretty steep at first. But let’s just sit down and think about it for a moment…
With the Bio Ionic, you’ll have a one off cost of about $100. Even if it lasts only as long as its warranty (and myself and plenty of reviewers can tell you they last much longer than that!), you’ll get 5 years of amazing bio ionic service.
If you go for a $20 model like the Remington S5500, (which is an ok cheap model that gets 3.5 out of 5 stars from me), you’ll probably have to replace it after about a year of use (some reviewers say much less!). So, over the 5 years, you’ll buy 5 pairs, which equals…$100!
So, if you think of it like that, The Bio Ionic Onepass costs the same as the Remington S5500. Wouldn’t you rather have the salon straightener results?
Summary: Simply the Best
As you’ve probably already guessed, the Bio Ionic Onepass gets a full 5 star rating from me. Just to recap, here are my 5 top reasons (one for each star!):
- It’s super speedy to style in the morning and get on with life, knowing that you’ll have perfect hair all day.
- Those little negative ion critters really do fight frizz!
- The silicone strips help it to pass effortlessly through the hair without ever snagging.
- It can create perfect curls on hair of any type or style.
- It’s well priced for such a high-end professional straightener and the 5 year warranty is incredible!
Convinced? Why not make like a Onepass and speed on over to Amazon.com to get some ionic heat in your hair?!?