Which Flat Iron straighteners are best?

posted 5 years ago in The Lounge
  • poll: Which Flat Iron would you choose?
    GHD : (7 votes)
    27 %
    CHI : (19 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I have the SalonPro 400 ( you can find on Amazon ) and it’s really great!

    Post # 4
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    Blushing bee

    I use CHI.

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    Neither! I got an HSI on sale at Amazon and I LOVE IT. I’ve used CHI and GHD in the past and they don’t hold a candle to the HSI one I have now.

    Post # 6
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I don’t know what’s good and what’s bad, but I’ve heard from numerous salons and other women who use them often that you should make it an investment. the expensive ones really make a difference 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2011

    I got a GHD because I heard so many amazing things about it.  I hated it and ended up returning it.  There is no temperature control on it and it never got hot enough.  It took so much longer to straighten my hair than I was used to.

    T3 is my flat iron of choice.  Has always worked super well for me.  Haven’t found anything better.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

    I have had 2 CHI’s in my life.  The first was an older model and had the flimsier switch to turn on and off.  After a couple years it broke and while there is a lifetime guarantee on them I lost my receipt so I had to purchase a new one.  Luckily the 2nd I got at a discount during a sale.  My 2nd one I’ve kept the box and the receipt and once the cord got tangled around my foot and as I walked away it flew off my sink and hit the wall, after that it would short out 🙁 I thought I was going to have to send it in but Fiance being handy opened up the back, found the loose wire and fused it back together for me.  Have not had problems with it since and I’ve had it probably 4-5 years.

    I have not tried any other straightener (other than cheap Walmart brands that damaged my hair) but my hair is really hard to straighten and keep straightened (fine, thin, won’t stay straight, easy to damage) and my hair stylist recommended CHI and a hair primer.  I won’t go any other way now.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Neither- I actually love my Remington Shine Therapy moisturizing and conditioning straightener.  When I bought it two years ago, I read tons of reviews of the CHI and other high end salon type brands, and I was kind of surprised that a lot of people recommended this one because it’s reliable and gentle on their hair. Personally, I find that it really cuts down on frizz (I don’t use any products other than shampoo- literally no heat protector, no conditioner, nothing- my scalp and neck skin is really sensitive to the oils and moisturizers in those types of products and I’ll break out if I use them) compared to other straighteners I’ve used.  It lets you pick an exact temp, and I have also used it to curl/wave my hair because the plates have round edges.  Plus, I love the color!  I promise I’m not affiliated with the product, I just really like it haha. 

    Post # 10
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall

    HerStyle!  I buy them at my local TJMaxx for $25!!!  I’ve owned 2 so far, the 1st one only broke b/c I dropped it.

    I cannot suggest Conair or Remington Straightners, you definitely get what you pay for.

    Post # 11
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Neither, I got a Babyliss last year and I love it way more than CHI, which I used for about 3 years.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    CHI is a good brand, but so is GHD. If I had to pick between the two, I’d pick CHI.

     

    However, when mine crapped out and needed a quick fix, I bought a Remington S5000 at Target, and it is actually amazing for a $20 straightener with adjustable temperatures, a high max-heat, 30 second heat-up, etc. 

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    CHI all the way!

    Post # 14
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    Busy bee

    Best one I ever bought was from Marshalls.  It was by Bed Head

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I’ve not tried CHI, but I have a GHD and really love it. I’ve had a T3 and a couple different drugstore brands in the past.

    I think if you tend to use different temperature settings, go with the CHI. If you want something that heats up really quickly, go with the GHD. 

    Also, be aware that there is such a thing as a knockoff straightener for the higher-end brands (believe it or not). Buy it from a reputable manufacturer with a good return policy and a warranty.

    Post # 16
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    I used to be a huge CHI fan until I tried a Paul Mitchell.  Nothing compares! 

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