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Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron

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Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron
 
4.2

(based on 797 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Heats up fast (694)
  • Works great (556)
  • Smooths frizz (519)
  • Good quality (503)
  • Creates shine (439)

Cons

  • Limited settings (316)
  • Damages hair (67)
  • Time consuming (55)
  • Snags (46)
  • Poor quality (43)

Best Uses

  • Frizzy hair (400)
  • Long hair (372)
  • Thick hair (371)
  • Curly hair (339)
  • Humid conditions (267)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (403), Survivalist / minimalist (193), Product junkie (113), Professional stylist (22)

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3.0

Rather generic

By BBG

from Ann Arbor, MI

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Appear High Quality
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Damage Hair
  • Not Effective

Best Uses

  • Weekly Use

Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

This is my first ever flat iron. I heard the deal on Ulta by my friend and have heard about the CHI products. Since my friend raved about it I decided to purchase one. I have a medium-thick, medium length, relatively straight hair with natural wave after shampoo. The product arrived in a nicely-secured package and I thought the thermo bag was a great idea. I turned it on and spray my hair on with argan oil flat iron protection spray and followed the instruction by using it on a small section of my hair. The result? harden, fried-end, straight with natural wave--Exactly how my hair is before the ironing, but now with damage. In other occasions I gave it a try again and it keeps giving my semi-straight, no-gloss, less-than-glamorous mane. I don't think it works any better than my friend's cheaper flat iron :-/

  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
  • 30 Minutes
 
5.0

Love it!!!!!

By Maria

from Tracy, California

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Effective

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Weekly Use

    Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

    Sister told me a out this Chi and I love using it.

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 Minutes

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I would definitely buy this again!

    By California Girl

    from Fresno, California

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

    I love this flat iron! It is very easy to use and smooths my hair perfectly.

    (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Oldie but a Goodie

    By Karie

    from Durham, NC

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Creates Shine
    • Durable
    • Good Quality
    • Heats Up Fast
    • Works Great

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

        Always had a Chi, just bought a new one because the plug part of my old one is damaged. This new red one is more sleek, which helps it glide through easier. And it comes with a cute carrying case (but I want to know if it is heat resistant).

         
        4.0

        GREAT

        By kp

        from AR

        About Me Minimalist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Good Quality
        • Heats Up Fast
        • Smooths Frizz
        • Works Great

        Cons

        • Limited Settings

        Best Uses

        • Long Hair
        • Thick Hair

        Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

        great product

         
        4.0

        Great!!

        By Gabriel R

        from Detroit, MI

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

        • Decent Quality
        • Heats Up Fast
        • Minimal Damage
        • Smooths Frizz
        • Works Great

        Cons

        • Limited Settings
        • Time Consuming

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Frizzy Hair
        • Humid Conditions
        • Long Hair
        • MEDIUM HAIR
        • Straight Hair
        • Thin Hair
        • Thinmedium Hair
        • Travel

        Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

        I pretty much love this iron. It heats up so fast, and barely damages hair.
        My only issue with it is that I have extremely thick hair, and it does take like 20-30 minutes.
        Chi is great, but they overcharge for all of their products. If you can find a GVP Flat Iron, it's basically the same just less expensive.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        LOVE IT!!

        By GLOW

        from BROOKFIELD, IL

        About Me Professional Stylist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Heats Up Fast
        • Smooths Frizz

        Cons

        • Burnt Out In 2 Weeks

        Best Uses

        • Frizzy Hair
        • Thin Hair
        • Travel

        Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

        I love all CHI products and tools, and really just wanted the flat iron to add to my collection of color flat irons. They last one i'd purchased has lasted more than 8yrs so an upgrade was much needed. I use both CHI tools at the salon and home. This particular iron is for home use.

        Burnt out in 2 weeks went back to ULTA and got an exchange with no problem. Hopefully it was just a one time thing!! So far no problem!

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        basic flat iron

        By justdoitpam

        from Houston, TX

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Heats Up Fast
        • I Like The Red

        Cons

        • Can't Plug In Blowdryer
        • Cord too long
        • Same Time As Flat Iron
        • The Plug Is Too Large

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

          Too pricey for this product. It is just a basic flat iron. The cord is too long and I hate that I can't plug in my blow dryer in same outlet as my flat iron. Both plugs are huge.

          (8 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Everybody should own one of these

          By Amanda

          from Syracuse, NY

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Creates Shine
          • Durable
          • Good Quality
          • Smooths Frizz
          • Works Great

          Cons

          • Limited Settings

          Best Uses

          • Frizzy Hair
          • Long Hair
          • Thick Hair

          Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

          Are you a woman, or do you know a woman in your life who's never happy with the look of their hair? Someone who wants straight hair but can never get it quite perfect? If you do then this product will solve all of their problems.
          I received a Chi Ultra hair straightener for Christmas and I will never use anything else again. This ceramic flat iron is a little pricy; but like they say, you get what you pay for.
          The average price of a Chi ranges from ninety to one hundred twenty dollars, some people might think, "I don't want to pay that," but I can guarantee you won't regret this purchase. The ceramic plates on this flat iron add moisture and gloss to your hair every time you use it. The iron straightens from the inner layers of your hair to the outer layers which results in less overall damage to your hair. Many times when a person uses a flat iron they find their hair sticks up as a result of static electricity, but with the chi that problem is also eliminated. Other good things about this product is that is heats up fast and has a long chord so that one doesn't find themselves having to kneel on the ground in order to straighten the top of their head.
          This straightener is recommended for all hair types. It works especially well for people with thick, or frizzy hair because of the ceramic plates. This iron is said to take time off of straightening, I know it does for me. Every time I finish using it my hair is so smooth and I can't stop touching it. People always compliment me by telling my how shiny and smooth my hair looks, who wouldn't want that? Another thing that this flat iron can do is that it can curl your hair for people that are looking for a curling iron. Save your money, this product can create beachy waves or ringlet curls as well as make your hair as straight as a pin.
          The Chi Ultra hair straightener is also helpful for travelers, it is one inch thick and comes with a storage bag for traveling. This bag is also heat resistant in order to conveniently pack even if it has just been used, without having to worry about damages to clothes or other valuables.
          Now someone may ask, why this flat iron when there's so many cheaper ones. This is an excellent question however no other flat iron can compare to this one. I've owned cheaper flat irons such as the Remington and a Beauty Supply Company iron, and I was never pleased with either of these. They both straightened your hair, as they are supposed to; but as soon as you step outside or lay down your hair becomes wavy. The Chi Ultra is a great straightener for humidity, it keeps your hair pin straight in all sorts of weather, except rain of course, but what straightener can do that?
          With all good things there come setbacks. Even a product as good as this flat iron has some poor qualities. Some of these qualities include that there is no temperature setting. Some of the Chi products have temperature settings, but not the Chi Ultra. There is a default temperature that all the products come with and it cannot be changed. The temperature programed to this product is three hundred ninety two degrees, the perfect temperature to get straight hair that will hold in many conditions. If you are a person that doesn't want to expose their hair to this temperature then this product isn't for you.
          The Chi Ultra is great! It comes in all different colors and sizes, perfect for any woman looking to make her hair look better in a short amount of time. For a person with pretty straight naturally it takes about 5 minutes to straighten and for those with curly hair it will take about ten to fifteen minutes. That is a short amount of time to get a good looking hair style that will bring many compliments along with "oohs and ahhs." I strongly recommend this product as a gift for any occasion. It is a durable product that has many positive qualities followed by very few poor qualities. It is well worth the purchase and I strongly recommend it for anybody that is constantly complaining about the wait their looks. So don't wait any longer, go out and buy this flat iron, you won't regret it.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Love!!!

          By Janie

          from Laredo, TX

          About Me Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Creates Shine
          • Durable
          • Good Quality
          • Heats Up Fast
          • Smooths Frizz
          • Works Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Curly Hair
            • Frizzy Hair
            • Humid Conditions
            • Long Hair
            • Straight Hair
            • Thick Hair
            • Thin Hair
            • Travel

            Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

            It works great.

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            • Q:

              Would any ultra chi be able to be work in the India ? And is it automatic dual change ?
              Asked on 12/12/2014 by Shilpa

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This tool is dual voltage and automatic: 120-240V.

                Answered on 12/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              whether it can work on dual voltage i.e. on 110 and 220 volt?
              whether the temperature is continuously adujustable?
              Asked on 12/9/2014 by Saroj from Glen Ellyn, Ilinois

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This tool is dual voltage and automatic: 120-240V. The temperature is non-adjustable.

                Answered on 12/11/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Does this product have a feature where you are able to adjust the temperature?
              Asked on 12/4/2014 by Jay from Brentwood, CA

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Temperature is non-adjustable. It heats to 392 degrees F.

                Answered on 12/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              If this can be used in UK and is dual voltage, is it automatic? No switch or anything?
              Asked on 12/4/2014 by Jud

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                This tool is dual voltage and automatic: 120-240V.

                Answered on 12/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              is it the same as the Ultra CHI Bubbly Pink Iron?
              Asked on 11/24/2014 by blonde

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                The only difference is the color! Otherwise, all features are the same.

                Answered on 11/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              I see the cord swivels but how long is it?
              Asked on 11/18/2014 by Ruth

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                The cord is 8' long.

                Answered on 11/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Can you adjust the heat?
              Asked on 10/7/2014 by Rollins

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Temperature is non-adjustable. It heats to 392 degrees F.

                Answered on 10/7/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              What's the difference between this one and the Ultra CHI Pop Pink Iron?
              Asked on 9/26/2014 by Suki from Danville, CA

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                The only difference is the color! Otherwise, all features are the same.

                Answered on 9/29/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              How hot does it get?
              Asked on 9/23/2014 by Laura from United States

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                392 degrees F.

                Answered on 9/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
            • Q:

              Should the ultra CHI be blinking?
              Asked on 8/18/2014 by Hockey girl from Upland

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                The blinking light indicates that this tool has reached maximum heat.

                Answered on 8/26/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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