Post # 1
Bees I’ve been scouring the ulta website for an hour and I still can’t make up my mind, what’s the best flat iron/straightener for thick, curly hair?
My mom has had the same flat iron since I was in 5th grade when flat irons first became a THING. Back then it was magic, I only got to borrow it on special occasions. Now? It’s just kind of old, sad, ridiculously large and in need of being replaced with something fancy and new to make her feel special.
I have a Nexgen I bought last year with really long plates that I love but I haven’t seen it in stores lately. She has a totally different hair type than me so I’m not sure she’d like it anyway. There’s just many choices and it’s tough to know what works the best on her hair type. She has tons of super frizzy, thick, curly hair and needs to have an auto-off function for peace of mind. I’d also like to spend $100 or less and I have a 20% off coupon at ulta so I need to be able to buy it there.
The Brocatto vibra staight caught my eye since it’s on super sale for $99 and I have my coupon to make it crazy cheap (compared to full price) but I’ve never actually used one myself. Anyone have one and love it? There’s also a hot tools one with extra wide plates that looks appealing (at a great price!) but I’ve also never used one of theirs. I’m not interested in a CHi, too much hype, too tiny plates, too few settings…
Post # 2
I am a bit of a flat iron junkie and also have naturally thick, curly hair. I currently own 3 Sedu flat irons because they are amazing and I can’t stop buying them every time they release a new model. It’s a problem. I just checked Ulta’s website and it looks like they sell the Sedu Revolution for $130. Definitely recommend. The only downfall is I don’t think this model has an auto-shutoff function.
I know tons of people who swear by the CHI irons, but I hate them. They do nothing for my hair except make it frizzy and dull. I’ve used GHD in the past and it’s pretty good, not as good as Sedu but I liked it way more than CHI. Made my hair straight and shiny. I’ve tried the John Frieda flat irons and they suck for thick, curly hair. I’ve heard great things about the BabyLissPro flat irons, especially the Nano Titanium, and I’ve seen some impressive YouTube videos, but I can’t justify buying it given my current hoard of irons. Good luck!
Post # 3
I love the CHI, it’s been the only flat iron that makes my hair STAY straight, soft and shiny. All the other brands leave my hair feeling very course and “fluffy”. I have super curly thick frizzy crazy hair naturally so I use a lot of products along with the flat iron (BIG round brush, humidity defying shampoo, keratin spray oil). Sigh. and I’m growing my hair out for the wedding so my arm muscles are getting a work out. * flex * lol
Post # 4
If you go to Amazon and search HSI flat irons you will see one with over 21,000 reviews and 4.5 stars. Plus it is on sale for $35.99. I bought one.
Post # 5
folica website had sedu on sale half price for cyber Monday, my sister scored one for $50. I agree, they are the best!
Post # 6
Chi! I’ve had it since 6th grade and it’s still kicking. Its the only one I’ll ever use, my hairdresser reccomends it to eveeyone
Post # 7
Babyliss Pro!! used to steal my roommates all the time haha. Hands down the best flat iron I’ve ever tried! And ive tried a lot….. Super curly and thick hair.
Post # 8
- Wedding: A restaurant on the beach
Go with Sedu. I have very curly Indian mixed with black hair and it straightens my hair perfectly. I’ve been using it for more than 6 years without any problems and my hair remains healthy.
Post # 9
I have a GHD which I do like, but I wouldn’t necessarily recommend them because with the model I have, you can’t adjust the temperature. I have very fine hair that gets frizzy, which GHD does an amazing job of controlling, but then kind of fries the ends of my hair
Post # 10
BaByliss Pro I love it so much. I have very curly thick hair and it works so well. Hair gets nice and soft and shiny too.
Post # 11
I LOVE Sedu!!! My hair is sort of wavy/frizzy, even if I blow dry with a brush. The sedu keeps the frizz away and keeps it straight, even in high humidity.
I used a CHI for awhile, but hated it. My hair was frizzy and it wouldn’t straighten it.
Sedu is worth the investment.
Post # 12
I’ll be forever faithful to my CHI
Post # 13
Karmin makes the best in my opinion
Post # 14
I have super curly hair and I straighten my bangs and because my hair is super curly all the way to the root, I’ve used the same Chi for years. It has platinum plates and it makes my hair look nice and shiny. It’s thin enough for me to get to the roots and get all of the hard parts. It just depends on the person though. 🙂