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Ultra CHI Red 1-1/2 Inch Flat Iron

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Ultra CHI Red 1-1/2 Inch Flat Iron
 
4.0

(based on 79 reviews)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Heats up fast (49)
  • Works great (41)
  • Smooths frizz (39)
  • Good quality (36)
  • Creates shine (27)

Cons

  • Limited settings (21)
  • Not effective (6)
  • Poor quality (5)
  • Snags (4)

Best Uses

  • Frizzy hair (35)
  • Thick hair (35)
  • Long hair (30)
  • Curly hair (25)
  • Humid conditions (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (26), Survivalist / minimalist (16), Brand buyer (12), Budget shopper (9), Product junkie (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (14), 1+ hour (4)

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3.0

Not impressed!

By Sandeep

from Las Vegas

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Cheaply made
  • Not Effective

Best Uses

  • Weekly Use
  • Women

Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1-1/2 Inch Flat Iron:

I have thick and curly hair and this did not straighten it too well. By the end of the day the waves were coming back on the ends.. I bought this because I read a lot of the reviews but I feel like it didn't hold up to any of those. I returned this item, will be looking into buying something better!

  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
  • 30 Minutes
 
3.0

Not enough heat

By Kfitty

from Howell, NJ

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good size

Cons

  • No Heat Adjustment
  • Not hot enough

Best Uses

    Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1-1/2 Inch Flat Iron:

    Doesn't get hot enough to to straighten my hair. I go over it a few times and still my hair looks poofy.

    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 1+ Hour
     
    5.0

    Great for curly long hair

    By Shopping chica

    from Torrance, ca

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Women

      Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1-1/2 Inch Flat Iron:

      Works great on long curly hair. I let it heat for about 10 mins before using it, this way it only takes 5-10 mins to flat all hair.

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      3.0

      Works well enough

      By Ftgillini

      from Mount Prospect, IL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1-1/2 Inch Flat Iron:

          I think this straight iron works well enough. The iron heats up quickly and I do like that it's wider than my last one. However, if I had to do it again I probably wouldn't buy this one again. My last iron heated up to 450 degrees and I liked that I could adjust the temp if I wanted to. I have thick course hair so while this iron does work it takes a while to get all of it straight.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          4.0

          Too small for my thick hair

          By Oldbridge Mom

          from Oldbridge, NJ

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • It works
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Not wide enough

          Best Uses

          • Daily Use

          Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1-1/2 Inch Flat Iron:

          I have very thick wavy hair. My last iron was wider so it worked quickly for my entire head. This was the widest Chi at the store. In order for it to work, I have to iron smaller sections of hair. The process takes twice as long now.

          • My Beauty Routine Takes:
          • 30 Minutes
           
          4.0

          Great buy for the price

          By LRJ

          from NM

          About Me Budget Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Effective
          • Good Value
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Daily Use
            • Women

            Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1-1/2 Inch Flat Iron:

            This product straightens my very thick, wavy/curly hair well. At first i thought it wasn't working because it was so gentle and i didn't feel like it was hot enough for my thick hair. but it works well. I've used straighteners at the salon that were better, but this works just fine for my needs and for the price.

            • My Beauty Routine Takes:
            • 1+ Hour
             
            5.0

            CHI and thick hair

            By Rin

            from Phoenix,AZ

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Frizz
            • Quick
            • Smooth
            • Thick Hair

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1-1/2 Inch Flat Iron:

                Takes 1-2 minutes to get hot enough to only go through each layer of my hair 1-2 times even when my thick, wavy hair was not blow dryer. It's perfect for everyday use!

                • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                • 30 Minutes
                 
                1.0

                Only worked once

                By Krista

                from Syracuse, NY

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Effective
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                • No Heat Settings
                • Only Worked Once

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1-1/2 Inch Flat Iron:

                  I used this once and it was very effective. I have very long, thick, wavy hair and this flat iron worked well. However, the second time I tried to use it, it wouldn't even turn on (several attempts were made and every outlet in the house was tried). I returned it to Ulta and exchanged it for a Rusk Heat Freak which is a much better iron for the money.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes
                   
                  4.0

                  AMAZING, LOVE IT!

                  By the anti-curly

                  from Clemmons,NC

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Good Value

                  Cons

                  • No Adjustable Temperature

                  Best Uses

                  • Daily Use
                  • On-the-go
                  • Weekly Use
                  • Women

                  Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1-1/2 Inch Flat Iron:

                  Just got this from my boyfriend as a gift from Ulta. I had a smaller Chi flat iron lasted 5 years! This flat iron is bigger and better. I can do bigger sections of my hair in less time. Heats up very quickly and mine came with a thermal bag too. I love it, keeps my hair smoother than any brand I've tried. Well worth the money.

                  • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                  • 30 Minutes
                   
                  5.0

                  Great iron

                  By Jessikita

                  from Auburn, wa

                  About Me Budget Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Effective
                  • Good Value
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Daily Use
                    • Women

                    Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1-1/2 Inch Flat Iron:

                    I really liked this product after using it my hair is straight for several days. It is important to use a heat protector with this product. I love how smooth it leaves my hair and eliminates frizz. Great buy!

                    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
                    • 1+ Hour

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                    • Q:

                      Does this flat iron come with a warranty?
                      Asked on 2/17/2015 by Edith

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        All Ultra CHI tools feature a 1-year manufacturer's warranty with proof of purchase (ULTA receipt).

                        Answered on 2/18/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      is the temperature adjustable?
                      Asked on 1/8/2015 by jill

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This iron reaches a temperature of 392 degrees F. The temperature is nonadjustable.

                        Answered on 1/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I have a travel flat iron but want a full-size as well. What are the dimensions of the heat plates? 1 1/2" wide but how long and what is the length of the total flat iron?
                      Asked on 12/8/2014 by Sharon from Louisville, TN

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        The plates of the 1-1/2" flat iron is 3-1/2" in length. The entire iron is approximately 10" long.

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

                      what do the temperatures go up to
                      Asked on 8/4/2014 by hairstylist queen

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This iron reaches a temperature of 392 degrees F.

                        Answered on 8/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      What is the difference between ceramic and titanium?
                      Asked on 7/8/2014 by Rita from Texas

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Titanium plates reach a higher temperature than ceramic plates, which makes titanium tools ideal for thick, coarse hair textures. Titanium is a metal, whereas ceramic is not and can be gentler on the hair when using thermal styling tools.

                        Answered on 7/9/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      I am torn between the 1" and this product and I have thick, frizzy, curly hair will the plate size really make a difference to my hair
                      Asked on 7/7/2014 by Crazy hair

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        If your hair is long, you may benefit from using the 1-1/2" inch iron, since it will reduce styling time for you. If you have medium or shorter length hair, the 1" size would be most suitable. Both sizes work well to straighten and smooth hair of all types and textures.

                        Answered on 7/8/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Does this item have automatic turn off!
                      Asked on 6/16/2014 by Hot from Granby Colorado

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This tool does not feature automatic shut-off.

                        Answered on 6/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      How is this similar to the original chi straightener? (1 inch)
                      Asked on 5/15/2014 by Laney from LA California

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        This iron features the very same features and quality as the 1" iron; the only difference is the plate size.

                        Answered on 5/20/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Does this come in any other colors, or is there another 1 1/2 inch Chi in a different color?
                      Asked on 5/14/2014 by Vikkisu from Houston, TX.

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Currently, the 1-1/2" iron is only available in red.

                        Answered on 5/14/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is this straightener good for thick black hair ?
                      Asked on 5/5/2014 by CeCe

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes, this tool works wonderfully for all hair types and textures! It reaches a maximum temperature of 392°F to quickly style hair, and its ceramic plates contain tourmaline, which emits negative ions to smooth and add moisture and shine to hair.

                        Answered on 5/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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