Post # 62
I use the CHI Turbo Digital Flat Iron (GF1538D). It has gone down in price over the last couple years, and is now under $100. I’ve had mine for three years now (got it for Christmas exactly 3 years ago, actually!!) and it has held up great! I use it almost daily…heats up very quickly, has awesome temp settings for more control, and is sturdy. I love it!!
ETA: I have really long hair (halfway down my back?) if that helps, and my hair was previously dry and damaged, but has gotten much healthier since switching to this straightener.
Post # 63
Thanks for all the continued recommendations!
I have decided to wait a few days after using my cheapie to curl my hair this morning worked really well. I didn’t know curling my hair could only take 15 minutes!
I still don’t think it straightens very well and definitely doesn’t add any shine. But since I love curly hair, I’m going to use it for a week or so (mostly at DH’s request, lol – he doesn’t want me to impulse buy)
I was ready to pull the trigger last night and was going to get the Solia 1-inch…..so now I have a few more days to change my mind!
Post # 64
My hair is short and naturally straight, so I only us emy straighter for slight mess ups and for smoothing.
I use a Chi baby- it’s tiny but It’s all i need. Plus it was way cheaper then the full size one, which is too big for my pixie hair anyway
Post # 66
I am bumping this thread, b/c not only did it inspire me to get a new flat iron (my current one wasn’t giving me the just-out-of-the-salon look I wanted), but I ordered one yesterday from NuMe. It still hasn’t come in so I can’t review, but if you are looking for a new flat iron – NuMe now has a discount code where you get $110 off, hence I got mine for only $20 + $12 shipping (Originally $130 on SALE!). Normally I would be skeptical, but one of my favorite beauty bloggers Carli Bybel swears by them. She said in one of her hair tutorials that she used to always get CHI, but the recent CHIs have been worse quality than the original ones so they would break on after a few months. Hence, she switched over to NuMe and says it’s comparable to CHI.
I won’t give the code here as I don’t want to violate TOS, so if you want it (and the site), just PM me. Hopefully it’s still valid, but I just used it yesterday.
I am also not at all affiliated with NuMe. Just a regular WB poster who happened to find a great deal and want to share!
Post # 66
If you want a hair straightener that will do the job well go for top quality ceramic tourmaline plates. I’ve my ISA Professional straightener for years now, taken it everywhere and it’s still does the job quickly every time. In the end my husband is happiest because it takes me half the time to get my hair done, so now I cant go back to cheap models
Post # 66
Best I have ever used is the Karmin