- Plates are very smooth
- Sleek and straight results
- Even heat
- Adds shine
- Rounded packaging for easy curling
- Shorter plates
- Not the prettiest packaging
- Heat up only to 385F
Bio Ionic Graphene MX has so much potential! It just needs a few minor improvements to make it the best flat iron on the market!
Bio Ionic Flat iron Enhanced with Graphene MX
The Bio Ionic Graphene MX flat iron is pricey flat iron. The graphene technology supposedly allows you to straighten your hair beautifully at a lower heat setting, and that with less long-term heat damage. You guys know that my favorite flat iron is Bio Ionic 10x. SO, I wanted to see if this new Graphene Bio Ionic flat iron is better than the Bio Ionic 10x flat iron. I hope it is everything and more.
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:Bio Ionic Graphine MX
What Is Bio Ionic Graphene MX?
So, apart from Bio Ionic Moisturizing Heat™ Technology, this flat Iron is infused with Graphene. What makes graphene special is that it is one of the best thermal conductors to date. What does that mean for flat Irons? Well, as you may be aware, there is only about 1 second that a Hair Straightener has to transfer enough heat to style (modify the hair) the hair. With that constraint in mind, theoretically a better heat conductor will transfer heat faster and more evenly.
Many brands use better thermal materials on their flat Irons. Starting with Hot Tools and their Gold plated irons – they are fast! Down to ultra Luxury Dyson Corrale Flat Iron, which incorporated manganese copper alloy plates as part of their heat management strategy. If you have never tried Dyson Corrale, it produces phenomenal results (it’s on the top 3 list, period!). Down to all the titanium plated flat irons, which are also fast thermal irons. Again, generally speaking, flat Irons need that speed due the time constraint.
So why mention all these other brands? Well this Iron used the king of thermal materials. It should have no problem out performing most of the hair straightening tools.
Comparing Bio Ionic Grahene MX vs Bio Ionic 10X
The results of both of these flat irons were very smooth. I didn’t expect one to blow the other out of the water because of the different technologies. The Bio Ionic Graphene MX definitely holds it’s own up against my favorite 10x, especially when it comes to straightening the hair. The heat distribution was, as expected, more consistent on the hair with the Graphene MX. I do prefer the 10x for curling the hair because of it’s effortless results with the vibrating plates.
The vibrating plates on Bio Ionic 10x do so much work for the flat Iron, I’m surprised that no other brand has caught on to it. It helps flatten the hair so the heat can penetrate each hair strand. It become part of the heat management strategy. Further, it makes the movement very smooth, especially when trying to curl or wave the hair. I do not think any material selection by itself will make the plates smoother. The hope is that brands are listening out there. 😉
I think if you straighten your hair every day like many people do, the price might be worth considering. With Bio Ionic’s incredible technology that keeps your hair healthier in the long run, I can’t really compare it to anything else on the market. The material selection definitely panned out for Bio Ionic.
Bio Ionic Graphene MX needs a few improvement:
A few changes would make this top 3 flat irons on the market. First, why make the iron shorter? I thought we are going for speed here. Come on Bio Ionic! – make it longer than the average instead of shorter. This would speed things up just as much as a better material. Second. Why go only to 385 degree Fahrenheit? This is the same temperature setting that is on the Bio Ionic Graphene MX Curling Iron. Flat Iron needs to work faster than Curling Iron. This might be a savings type of decision, that is to create the same circuitry for both Flat and Curling Irons. What ever the reasoning was, it hurt this iron.
So, do you absolutely need this tool? I would typically say, yes, for individuals with long coarse hair. However, Bio Ionic Graphene MX iron has the two flaws that would work against this type of hair. It is shorter and the temperature is lower. So, I’m conflicted. If you want a fast iron, this is it, it’s fast! It’s just that you might have to do more sections of hair.
As a last word, I would keep an eye out for more of these ‘graphene’ based Irons (especially from Bio Ionic). As material technology moves forward, graphene will most likely replace all of the titanium plated flat irons.
:Bio Ionic Graphine MX
Advertised Product Highlights
Bio Ionic Graphene MX Flat Iron
TECHNOLOGY: Bio Ionic Moisturizing Heat™ Technology Enhanced with Graphene MX
TEMPERATURE CONTROL/RANGE: Digital control up to 385° F
PLATE SIZE(S): 1″
MATERIAL COMPOSITION: Graphene infused plates with Moisturizing Heat™ Technology
POWER: 110V dual voltage
SIZE & WEIGHT: 13oz (not including cord); 9 ft cord length