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Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

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ChiCeramic Hairstyling Iron
 
4.2

(based on 318 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Heats up fast (210)
  • Works great (171)
  • Good quality (166)
  • Smooths frizz (160)
  • Creates shine (139)

Cons

  • Limited settings (92)
  • Poor quality (15)
  • Time consuming (14)
  • Snags (11)
  • Damages hair (10)

Best Uses

  • Frizzy hair (124)
  • Long hair (111)
  • Thick hair (107)
  • Humid conditions (95)
  • Curly hair (94)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (118), Survivalist / minimalist (66), Product junkie (32), Professional stylist (3)

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(7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I loved this iron more than life.

By Hana

from San Jose, CA

About Me Minimalist

Pros

  • Creates Shine
  • Durable
  • Good Quality
  • Heats Up Fast
  • Long lasting
  • Medium Plate Length
  • Plates Lign Up Well
  • Single Settig Works Fine
  • Single Setting Works Well
  • Smooths Frizz
  • Stable Hinge
  • Sturdy Yet Not Heavy
  • Versatile
  • Works Great

Cons

  • Limited Settings

Best Uses

  • Curling
  • Curly Hair
  • Daily Use
  • Frizzy Hair
  • Humid Conditions
  • Long Hair
  • Straightening
  • Straight Hair
  • Thick Hair
  • Travel

Comments about Chi Ceramic Hairstyling Iron:

I owned my Chi for over ten years. Being nearly 20 years old now, and having it given to me when I was 8, I can say that I put this iron through the ringer. I have frizzy, curly hair that would wear out hair ties and snap them after one use. Over the years it has thinned a bit and swimming has fried the intense curl out a little, but I'm still snapping hair ties and it did the job all the same. In the hands of my aunt, the professional hairdresser who chose it for me, it took roughly fifteen to twenty minutes to cover my entire head of hair, that was at the time about three feet long. In my hands it took a while longer, but once I got the hang of of it, I never took longer than 20 minutes either. Over the many years, I've had my hair above my shoulders, at my shoulders, to mid back, lower back, but mostly it has been past my butt. Alwasy being tall and having hair I could sit on for most of my life, I can safely say that this iron took on a LOT of hair over the years. I can also say that this iron works well with all different lengths of hair. I'm embarrassed to say that it even lasted through accidentally being left on ALL day long about three times within the last year of its life. This iron worked well for me up until it died when I believe the swivel cord eventually wore out, seeing as the power would turn on and off as I moved it. The plates never scratched, the hinge never lost stability, and the heat never waned. (If it did it was so little I, who knew it very well, did not notice.) It held up being lugged around in suitcases, backpacks, and tote bags the same as it did when it lived (and fell off of) my bathroom counter.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well worth the money!

By heartsandfarts

from Kansas City

About Me Minimalist

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Humid Conditions
    • Long Hair
    • Thick Hair
    • Travel

    Comments about Chi Ceramic Hairstyling Iron:

    I have had this Chi for 7 years and two months. Just this month, it has begun to go out. Sad day. I'll fix it or purchase another quite soon! I straighten my hair and it stays straight all day. There may be a few hairs that start to bend because of how they fall on my shoulders, but compared to other straighteners I've tried, it's no big deal at all. The Chi adds smoothness and softness to my hair. Sometimes I need texturizer to then keep a pony tail in. I also do some crimping and curling with it. It takes some practice but the crimping and curling hold super well without product. I absolutely LOVE my Chi!!

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not impressed

    By Br33zy

    from Overland Park, KS

    Pros

    • Leaves hair shiny
    • Reduces frizz

    Cons

    • Not effective

    Best Uses

      Comments about Chi Ceramic Hairstyling Iron:

      Doesn't work the best on super curly hair. I would have to go over a section five times for it to be straight.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      3.0

      It's okay.

      By Brit brat

      from miami Florida

      Comments about Chi Ceramic Hairstyling Iron:

      This straightener is okay. It really did damage my hair. Mine never stopped working but I could tell it was not working as good as before. I don't really like this straightener, it didn't keep my hair straight, my hair was still a little frizzy. It toke me a long time to straighten my hair, and it pulls my hair. I wouldn't recommend. It was a alright straightener. I like ghd better!.

      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best straightener ever!

      By Missy M

      from Kentucky

      About Me Beauty Conscious

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Limited Settings

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Chi Ceramic Hairstyling Iron:

      I've owned my Chi for over 5 years now and it still heats up quickly & works perfectly. My hair is smooth & shiny, and it can withstand southern humidity. Best value for the money.

      (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Not worth it

      By amapjo

      from Bloomington, IL

      About Me Minimalist

      Pros

      • Heats Up Fast
      • Smooths Frizz

      Cons

      • Limited Settings
      • Poor Quality

      Best Uses

        Comments about Chi Ceramic Hairstyling Iron:

        Just replaced my second one of these in about 8 months. I had to replace my first one only a couple months after purchasing it. If you're looking to spend extra money for a quality straightener, look elsewhere.

        When it worked, it worked great, but the first one just stopped working and the top plate stopped heating on the second.

        (4 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        not good

        By owlalwaysloveyou

        from Huntington beach

        Comments about Chi Ceramic Hairstyling Iron:

        I've been wanting this product for the longest my mom an sister had gotten one an I used thers an it worked amazing so my huby went an bought me one for xmas I used it the next day an it did not work I will be taking it back so disappointed

        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        2.0

        they need to redesign this one

        By Cmanzi

        from Audubon,NJ

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Dies Too Fast

        Best Uses

          Comments about Chi Ceramic Hairstyling Iron:

          Love CHI flat irons but I have had two of this model die on me one died in less than 2 months. Ulta replaced but the next on died in less than a year. I wanted it to us abroad but will not buy another until they can prove the corrected there problems.

          (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          I actually like mine....

          By Ange

          from Lexington, KY

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Limited Settings

          Best Uses

          • Long Hair
          • Straight Hair

          Comments about Chi Ceramic Hairstyling Iron:

          Not sure if this is a miracle (based on some reviews I've read here) but I've had my CHI for over 5 years and is still working like day one. Granted, I don't use mine every day but about once or twice a week now but before I became a mom I used to use it every other day. I've read people complaining it damages your hair. Well of course it will like any other heating tool for Pete's sake!! But I feel like this one doesn't do as much damage as the revlon wet 2 straight which is what I had prior to my CHI and literally fried my hair. The only thing is missing is different heat settings. Other than that is great.

          (11 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          WARNING: WILL STOP WORKING

          By KLIN

          from DFW, Texas

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Pros

          • Creates Shine
          • Heats Up Fast
          • Smooths Frizz
          • Versatile

          Cons

          • Limited Settings
          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

          • Frizzy Hair

          Comments about Chi Ceramic Hairstyling Iron:

          Over the last 7 years I have owned 5 CHI irons, because without fail once the CHI was just over a year old it would just quit turning on. I traveled between parent's and friend's houses a lot when I was younger and just assumed it was my fault for not taking good care of it. When I moved out and quit all the traveling the same thing happened just after 13 months. I will say CHIs customer service is not the greatest. I would just be cautious with this product, because it is quite an investment and if it's just going to last you 2 years at the most what's the point?

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          • Q:

            is this a farouk chi flat iron?
            Asked on 12/14/2014 by susie from Cornelius, NC

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes, this tool is an authentic Farouk CHI iron. ULTA is an authorized retailer of Farouk CHI and exclusive retailer of Ultra CHI products and tools.

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

            is this ceramic or tourmaline
            Asked on 12/5/2014 by Mel

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              This iron features ceramic plates.

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

            I have had my Chi Flat Iron for several years. I will be traveling to France later this month and was curious if my Chi Flat Iron was dual voltage.
            Asked on 8/14/2014 by nkmachens from St Louis MO

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes, all of CHI and Ultra CHI flat irons as well as Ultra CHI curling irons are dual voltage. CHI ARC Automatic Rotating Curler and CHI dryers are not dual voltage.

              Answered on 8/18/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
          • Q:

            Does this product have an auto shutoff? If no, can you recommend a Chi flat iron WITH and auto shut off?
            Asked on 8/1/2014 by Rebecca

            1 answer

          • Q:

            Does this product for dry or wet hair ?
            Asked on 7/4/2014 by Abubakr from 32508

            1 answer

          • Q:

            Which one is a better overall, the original chi or the ultra chi?
            Asked on 6/26/2014 by Jocelyn

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Ultra CHI tools feature exactly the same quality and features as original CHI tools. The only difference is that they are available in limited edition colors and patterns.

              Answered on 6/27/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
          • Q:

            How high does this CHI reach?
            Asked on 5/10/2014 by Ash

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              This iron reaches a maximum temperature of 392°F.

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

            Going to France soon Can I use this flat iron with converter adapter with out blowing out converter?
            Asked on 4/20/2014 by ruth from trafford, pa

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              All of CHI and Ultra CHI flat irons as well as Ultra CHI curling irons are dual voltage for international use with adapter (not included). CHI ARC Automatic Rotating Curler and CHI dryers are not dual voltage. You can use this iron internationally with a plug adapter - no need for a voltage converter.

              Answered on 4/21/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
          • Q:

            is this product for international use or just with a power 110
            Asked on 3/27/2014 by shosho

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              All of CHI and Ultra CHI flat irons as well as Ultra CHI curling irons are dual voltage for international use with adapter (not included). CHI ARC Automatic Rotating Curler and CHI dryers are not dual voltage.

              Answered on 3/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
          • Q:

            Is the cord a swivel cord?
            Asked on 3/11/2014 by Diana from Strongsville

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes, this product features a swivel cord for comfort.

              Answered on 3/12/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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