(Closed) Hair Straightener Recommendations?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

chi. get the one with the gold plates and red “velvet” outside paddles. best. favorite.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I have an Amika and I actually think its 100% better then a chi.  And if you buy it from amika (not through another like online retailer) if anything ever happens to it, they’ll replace it.  They’re amazing…

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

PS – I have the ceramic straightener, they also have tourmaline and titanium which I can’t speak to the quality.

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

oh, and for what it’s worth, i’ve had my chi for 7 years and it still works the same. been dropped on tile floor tons of times, for what it’s worth.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

@scissors: I love my chi.  I heard there were some problems with the cords being cheap now that they are a bit more mass produced but I have had mine almost 2 years with no problems.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

chi! no question.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I have a Solia… it’s kinda pricey but I use it allllll the time. I was using a cheap-o one and it was really messing up my hair. Personally, I think it’s worth it to spend money on a hair straightener especially if you use it often.

http://www.folica.com/brands/solia/flat-irons

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@scissors: That’s nuts!  The reason I ended up with an Amika is because I had bought a Chi and it just stopped working about a year and a half later.  I fought with the company and they basically said “too bad”.  I figured after spending well over $100 on a straightener the company would have done something since it just stopped working, and when they wouldn’t I said I would never buy another Chi again.

EDIT: They said too bad because I had purcased mine through Target and didn’t keep the receipt (but I had the box).  If I had gotten it elsewhere it may have been a different story.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m addicted to hair straightening and I would reccomend the CHI 100%. They also provide a lifetime warranty on their products if you keep the box.

I’ve tried many brands and this one seems to be the best bang for your buck. If you don’t like the CHI line then I would also suggest trying the tourmaline line T3 (through Sephora).

Edit: My CHI is the only one that has lasted the test of time. Going on 4 years now. All the others crapped out after 6-9 months 🙁

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I have a tourmaline ceramic flat iron from Solia (bought it off folica.com) that I’ve had for 7 years, and it’s still great.  My best friend bought the same one and has had it almost as long and her’s is awesome too.  It makes your hair shiny and smooth. And you get a felt heatproof case when you buy it, which I use to keep it in and sit it on when I’m using it. The only thing I would say is a negative is the outside gets kinda hot if you are using it for a really long time.

http://www.folica.com/tools/flat-irons/solia-tourmaline-ceramic-ion-flat-iron-one-and-one-quarter-inch-plus-free-heat-proof-pouch

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I know it has been said already but I absolutely love my Chi.  It not only has kept my heair looking healthy, it also adds sheen.  Would never go back to what i was using before (the cheapo kind…).  They are pretty expensive (around $100) but last forever.  Good luck!

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I love my Chi – had it for years (hmmm, maybe 2-3, or 4? Not sure, but a long time!) and use it every.single.day. and my hair dresser says my hair is extremely healthy.

I know its hard sometimes to justify the expense, but if you buy 2 cheaper ones in the same time period, then it’s cheaper (I mean: worth it) in the run long 🙂

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