Post # 1
Coming to my expert bees to find out what is the best flat iron out there?
My hair is naturally curly and I usually wear it curly but need a flat iron to start taming some of the frizz around the face. I have also heard flat irons are great for curling the hair so I’d be using it for that as well to keep the curls a little less frizzy. I use a curling rod but seems the frizz gotten much worse here lately with all the Florida humidity.
So bees what flat iron do you recommend? Also a good thermal spray as well?
Post # 3
I love my NUME vintage! I used to have the NUME Fashionista which I also loved, but I left it in a hotel room in Montreal. 🙁 Sadness. Hence, the NUME Vintage was my replacement. I think I like the Vintage better b/c it has temperature settings. I got the 3SUM pack from NUME, and it had the Vintage, a curling rod, and a mini flat-iron that is so cute! If you decide to go with them, look for coupons! The Youtube beauty gurus are always announcing some coupon code, so they are out there!
As for flat iron spray, I really love that Keratin infused one that comes in a brown bottle (has matching shampoo and conditioner) – like Brazilian keratin or something? I forget the brand name, but it’s in a dark tan/brown bottle in the salon hair care section of Target. It smells like coconuts, which is always nice. If not that one, the Garnier Flat Iron spray also worked well.
Post # 4
I have a digital chi flat iron. Don’t know if you know this but chi makes some low end versions of their flat irons. They don’t get as hot or work as well. You could get the salon quality ones online and sometimes even TJ Maxx. You also have to make sure the ends of the iron are curved to allow you to make curls with the iron.
I use SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Essence Absolue Nourishing Protective Oil before I blow dry and straighten. It makes my hair feel awesome, and my hair def grew thanks to this oil. Also, this is the only oil I tried that I didn’t get oily with. I could put as much as I want and my hair won’t feel sticky, it just soaks it right in!
Post # 5
@weddingbound: I would literally die without my GHD.
Post # 6
The Solia Tourmaline Ceramic is the best flat iron I’ve ever used.
As for a protective product, I recommend Aveda’s Brilliant Damage Control Spray.
Post # 7
My flat iron is cheap, but it’s by fair the best one I’ve used!
It’s the Wet-to-straight by Conair or Revlon (can’t remember)…but it’s like $25 at Walgreens.
Seriously though, best straightener I’ve ever used.
I have frizzy somewhat curly/wavy/mind of it’s own hair. NC’s humidity is horrible too!
With this straightener, you don’t have to dry your hair. There is a setting if your hair is wet, and a setting if your hair is dry, and you can adjust the temp.
I usually blast my wet hair quickly at the roots to dry my roots some, then straighten it while its damp. It takes a couple passes, but once it’s dry, it will not frizz!
I don’t really use thermal sprays. I condition everytime I wash my hair and I’ve never had a problem with it drying out or getting fried or damaged from the straightener. I do use a leave in conditioner spray…I wouldn’t be able to comb out the tangles without it!
Post # 8
I have a Chi flat iron (it’s about 3 years old now) but it works just as well as day one. I find that my hair is very shiny and smooth and it works great for curling as well. To be honest, lately I’ve been using it more for curling then straightening! It’s this one… http://www.chiflatirons.ca/chi-ionic-single-pass-ceramic-flat-iron-silver-p-32.html
As for thermal spray, I’ve used Chi 44 Iron Guard (it came with my straightener) and I liked it, but I also just bought Pantene Heath Protection & Shine Spray, it’s like $7 at Shopper’s/Walmart and I feel like it does the same thing as the CHI spray.
Post # 9
Thanks ladies for all the product advice. I have been looking at them online and some are really high and wanted to make sure before buying them what works and doesn’t work!
@MrsNewDay: Where did you buy yours? Also about what you paid for it? Some are really up there in price!
@MizzStark1026: I actually saw a Chi one at TJ Max last week and I think it was like 60-90ish and wish I would have gotten it. Wonder how to know which Chi ones are the low end ones vs. the high end ones? Is there a specfic name yours has on it?
Post # 10
@jlc3: Thanks for the link! I’m kicking myself for not getting the Chi one I saw at TJ Max last week!
Post # 11
Remington Pearl. It has pink on it! It’s cheap, but awesome.
Post # 12
@KC-2722: Ok call me crazy is GHD a brand of flat iron?
Post # 13
@Mrs_Hammer: Where did you purchase it? Do you know if you can still curl with it too….pp mentioned that some might be harder to curl with.
Post # 14
@MizzStark1026: I have one of the TJ Maxx Chi irons!
OP- They work great on small secions of hair or occasional use!
Post # 15
I have a CHI and I love it. I also have a Salono Sapphire, but I do not care very much for that one.
Post # 16
I use a Jilbere titanium flat Iron. I have a 1.5 inch wide, a 1inch wide, and a Curl Wand, and I absolutely love them both! I got them from Sally’s.
Flat Iron results…
Curl Wand results…