Recommend a good flat/curling iron?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
Post # 2
1392 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I have a CHI flat iron and a cheapie curling wand. I use the CHI about 99% of the time. I got it at Marshalls for $80 about 8 years ago and I would absolutely but another one when this one finally dies. My curling wand was less than $20 at Walmart. After ninety tries, I finally figured it out and it works just fine too. 


In the end, they get hot and that’s all I ask. Lol. 

Post # 3
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I have hair that hits a little past my collarbone and found that a flat iron works well for creating loose waves that last a little longer than a curling iron even. But sometimes I’ll use a 1″ curling iron too. I love the hot tools brand in terms of middle of the road pricing and good quality. I just bought a new hot tools curling iron to replace my old one that lasted well over 10 years. I’ve found that you can pretty much get a quality curling iron at any price and brand. However, flat irons are a different story. While I use one that works for me (revlon), I already have pretty straight hair. What I do find with cheaper flat irons (like I have) while you’re curling your hair with them, the plates kind of drag and pinch the hair in a rigid way instead of gliding smoothly. It’s kind of hard to explain. If you want to avoid this, I think you’re just going to have to spend more money. My recommendation for a high end flat iron would hands down be a ghd. Hope that helps!

Post # 5
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Hairstylist here – for curling irons you can go pretty cheap and still get decent quality. I have an old conair one, myself….and it works pretty well.

Flat irons are more you-get-what-you-pay-for. I’ve tried them all, and in my opinion you can’t beat GHD or Croc. Chi is actually rather overpriced for the quality, and they break often. I’m using a Croc currently and it’s amazing. Smooth as silk, no snagging ever, heats up incredibly fast and STAYS hot. The temperature is controlled by a thermometer dial, so you can set it to any temp you want, up to 450.

Post # 6
544 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I use a T3 single pass that I’ve had for two years. I have wavy, thick but fine hair.  I use the iron to straighten and make waves. It was expensive but I use it all the time and works great after two years and hasn’t fried my hair. 

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