Post # 1
Now that I finally got my PWC – I need a flat iron! I’ve never owned one (until yesterday) and am looking for recommendations. The cheapie that I bought is a Remington from Target – I can already tell that it’s not for me. The minimum temp is 310F which I fear is a bit too hot for my very fine hair. Plus it seems to take several passes just to touch up my salon-straightened hair when I got ready this morning. I fear it won’t be able to handle true bedhead!
I think I have narrowed it down to a CHI – and I would really like to get it before the weekend, so if they are available from Amazon (and not fakes) or in-store, that is a bonus.
I will still consider other brands, but have mostly eliminated the other well-knowns for various reasons. BaBybliss being one of them as it sounds like the outside of the plates becomes very hot – that is something I would like to avoid.
So -here’s what I’m looking for – 1inch cermaic or tourmaline, temperature control, also curls well, and is good for fine hair.
What kind do you have, and if it’s a CHI – what kind, there are so many! And I’m trying to figure out the difference between CHI, CHI Air (which are available at several local stores).
Oh, and I would really like to stay under $100.
Thanks so much! I feel like such a newb – many of you ladies have been straightening for years!
Post # 3
I wanted a Chi for sure, so I kept track of the sales at Ulta and finally purchased it when it was about $70. I just have a regular hot pink Chi with no temperature settings, just on and off. I’ve had it for over a year and used it nearly everyday with no problems. I highly recommend it!
ETA: Looks like Overstock has some good prices! http://www.overstock.com/search?keywords=chi+flat+iron&taxonomy=sub12312&cid=128610&kid=45465964&kenshoo_id_=_kenshoo_clickid_&TRACK=PSGGL&fp=f&mkwid=s8ySNDEfH&pcrid=9493329444&mtrckid=17394at10470
Post # 4
My Chi is amazing! I just have the regular one, and seriously, I’ve had it for five years and it still works. And you can definitely get it for under $100.
Post # 5
Another CHI recommendation…. definitelybworth the extra money. It is worth it for sure!!!
Just saw you wanted specifics on CHI let me go look…OK, just basic On/of. I don’t use it often but works well when I do.
Post # 6
I use the Go Green iron by Rusk, and I love it! It’s low energy, gets good and hot, and it even straightens damp hair! I have really thick curly hair that takes forever to dry, so the last part is my favorite. You can get them on Amazon for well under $100.
Post # 7
CHI! I loved my 2″ one but it was heavy. I now have a 1″ one, but think it’s too narrow. Think about cost per use (I paid way over $100 for the first one, but I dropped it too many times and had to replace it–still worked even though the handle had come off).
Post # 8
thanks Ladies – where did you get your CHI’s? and is the regular CHI very different from the CHI air? It looks like the original CHI might be too hot for hair – especially if there’s no temp control.
Around here it looks like I could get the CHI air at Best Buy, Kohl’s, Target, Bed Bath & Beyond – but if it’s not nearly as good, I’ll suck it it hope and order it…..and have to wait a few days 😛 We just have about 6 holiday events in the next week, and I was hoping to be able to control my hair by then!
Post # 9
I love my Chi! I’ve had it six years now and it still works great (knock on wood!). I have fairly course, slightly curly hair, and it straightens even the worst air-dried bed head! Now, one of my friends has gone though severl Chis in the last few years, but all I know is mine is still great! I’m not too familiar with the different types of them, mine is just the plain Jane basic one inch one. You’re lucky that the prices have dropped, I paid almost $150 for mine!
Post # 10
My new one is a CHI air from overstock. I do like that it has its own pouch. Do make sure you get one with a temperature control.
Post # 11
I have a GHD New Wave – and it’s amazing. It’s a little bit more expensive, but will turn your hair into silk. It adjusts its temperature 15 times a second to make sure it’s at the right temperature for your hair – no guess work. Automatic shut off so you don’t burn the house down. A heat guard so you won’t burn your bag when you pack it. And it doesn’t snag. I’m obsessed, clearly.
Post # 12
I got mine about 2 years ago at Beaugy Brands. Since I have thick wavy/curly hair temp is not usually an issue for me.
Post # 13
I got my CHI from Target– the packaging was torn up so it was on sale! I still use it sometimes, but after a few years I can definitely tell the difference between mine and a brand new one.
Post # 14
I have to say GHDs rule the market.. they are that good
Post # 15
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I have a coriolis that I bought from a mall kisok about 6 years ago for $125. Best purchase ever! It still works as well as the day I bought it, and I have fine hair as well.
Post # 16
@iswimibikeirun: thanks – so you think the CHI air works well then? You like the 1″ less – do you have really thick or long hair? Mine is fairly short right now, but it’s very, very fine, so that’s why I’m leaning toward the smaller size. And definitely yes on temp control! It sounds like ones that don’t, are usually set at about 370F – for my hair type it says to work your way up from 180F, so I’m pretty sure that’d fry my hair fast!
@Blue Eyes: yikes! yeah I don’t want to pay that much! If I get enough recommendations, I’m going to pray that the local Kohl’s has it in stock and I can go get it tonight. I have a 30% off good on everything right now, and online it shows the CHI air on sale for $100…..so $70 would be great!