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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 795 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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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.

(0 of 2 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!

      (1 of 1 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 12 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.

          (0 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          In the box BROKE..

          By Sha

          from dallas texas

          About Me Product Junkie

          Pros

          • Nice Color

          Cons

          • Didn't work
          • Not Effective

          Best Uses

          • Curly Hair
          • Never Did

          Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

          Never work! Came out of the box broke. I can see if I paid a Dollar for it, wow to expensive to be broke in the box.. Wow wow wow.

          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          So disappointed!

          By COLOSHOPPER

          from Aurora CO

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Breaks Easily
            • Expensive
            • Limited Settings
            • Not worth the money
            • Poor Quality
            • Poor Settings

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

              I purchased a flat iron CHI, used it about 4-5 times and it stopped working for no reason. I stored it in the case, never dropped it or mishandled it. I returned it to Ulta and exchanged it for a second one. The second one was used 2-3 times, stored in case and never dropped it, and it too broke. The sales associate told me he didn't like Chi products. I ended up with a totally different product as I felt I gave the Chi a fair chance. I am very disappointed in the Chi flat iron.

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              • 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
              • Q:

                Would this product be able to be used in the UK?
                Asked on 8/15/2014 by Caryn Magee from WEstport, CT

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Yes, this tool is dual voltage: 120-240V.

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

                Can you explain to me the difference between this Chi, for example, and the Miss Universe Chi? Aside from the digital screen that is?
                Asked on 7/16/2014 by Ash_Ann7

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Miss Universe features titanium plates, while this iron features ceramic plates. Titanium heats up quicker and reaches a higher temperature than ceramic, so if you have very thick, coarse hair, we suggest using a titanium tool like Miss Universe rather than a ceramic tool.

                  Answered on 7/17/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                does this straightener come with a pouch for travel purposes? and what is the warranty on it?
                Asked on 6/8/2014 by M from CA

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  This tool features a 1-year manufacturer's warranty with proof of purchase (ULTA receipt). It does not include a travel pouch.

                  Answered on 6/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
              • Q:

                Does this iron have temp control settings?
                Asked on 5/28/2014 by Sherri from Texas

                1 answer

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  This iron does not feature temperature control settings. It heats up to reach a maximum temperature of 392 degrees F.

                  Answered on 5/28/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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