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Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron
 
4.2

(based on 813 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Heats up fast (701)
  • Works great (562)
  • Smooths frizz (523)
  • Good quality (509)
  • Creates shine (444)

Cons

  • Limited settings (320)
  • Damages hair (69)
  • Time consuming (58)
  • Snags (48)
  • Poor quality (46)

Best Uses

  • Frizzy hair (405)
  • Long hair (375)
  • Thick hair (375)
  • Curly hair (342)
  • Humid conditions (269)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (410), Survivalist / minimalist (196), Product junkie (113), Professional stylist (22), Budget shopper (5)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (7)

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1.0

Do not buy

By Hayley

from Buffalo, NY

About Me Beauty Conscious

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Heats Up Fast

Cons

  • Limited Settings
  • Not Effective
  • Poor Quality
  • Time Consuming

Best Uses

    Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

    I always buy Chi flat irons and after 2 years mine gave out. I purchased this one in December and after 3 months on of the plates stopped heating up so my hair would not straighten evenly. I went back to Ulta because I had the warranty and got the exact same one brand new. One month later, one of the plates stopped working AGAIN. Not worth the money especially since the problem has seemed to happen to others.

     
    5.0

    Great product! Great price point!

    By Gerusa Mendes

    from Dallas, TX

    About Me Beauty Conscious

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Limited Settings

    Best Uses

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

    Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

    Great product! I've had mine for 4 years and it works great! I love giving them as gifts too!

    (1 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Bad

    By Green

    from Woodland, CA

    About Me Minimalist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

      • Damages Hair
      • Limited Settings
      • Not Effective
      • Poor Quality
      • Snags hair
      • Time Consuming

      Best Uses

        Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

        Terrible!!! Waste of money and time

        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great purchase.

        By Tatiana

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Minimalist

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Time Consuming

        Best Uses

        • Curly Hair
        • Frizzy Hair
        • Long Hair

        Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

        I've had this straightener since Christmas of 2010. I've used it almost every day since then. It's fantastic. Yes, it damages your hair. What straightener doesn't? You're clearly supposed to use a heat protector beforehand.

        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Love this flat iron

        By lea265

        from Tualatin, OR

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Frizzy Hair
          • Thin Hair
          • Travel

          Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

          I like to use this iron to create lift in my flat hair. Works great.

          (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Ultra Chi Red 1 inch is great

          By Sica

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Beauty Conscious

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Heats Up Fast
          • Versatile
          • Works Great

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

              This product is great for women with thick hair. Usually straightening my hair takes forever, now it doesn't take very long at all. I'm a Latina and I think I have my hair on the thicker side of the spectrum when it comes to thickness, however, my hair is extremely fine. I love this.

              (4 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              1.0

              Had to return

              By Jane

              from Turlock, CA

              About Me Beauty Conscious

              Pros

                Cons

                • Damages Hair
                • Did Not Heat Up Evenly
                • Not Effective
                • Poor Quality
                • Snags hair
                • Would Snag Hair

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

                  I had to purchase a new straightener after my old chi finally gave out after 8 years. Decided to try this one, from the first time I used it I did not like it but decided to give some time. Eventually figured out that the reason my hair was not straighting properly was because one plate wasn't heating up and the other plate was overheating. My hair became so damaged after just few uses. Took it back and exchanged it for the original black chi like I previously had.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  LOVE IT !!

                  By Mrs. P

                  from Pittsburgh, PA

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Limited Settings

                  Best Uses

                  • Curly Hair
                  • Thick Hair
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

                  After years of struggling with inferior flat irons, I finally decided to take the leap and treat myself to a Chi. I was NOT disappointed. This is a fantastic product and you truly "get what you pay for". Spend the few extra dollars if you can !! I LOVE that it comes with a travel case and that the cord is super long - longer than any cord I've ever seen on a styling product.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  It's a winner

                  By Beachy

                  from Alpharetta GA

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • NO AUTO SHUT OFF

                  Best Uses

                  • Frizzy Hair
                  • Humid Conditions
                  • Thick Hair
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

                  Heats up in an instant. Great shine. I love it,!

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  I would recommend this product

                  By E on the go

                  from Hammond,LA

                  About Me Beauty Conscious

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Thick Hair

                    Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

                    Straighten & style

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                    • Q:

                      Does this Ultra Chi flat iron come with a travel pouch?
                      Asked on 7/12/2015 by Sunshine

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This product includes a white thermal pouch.

                        Answered on 7/13/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      I have an Ultra Chi with dual voltage. I assume I can use it in South Africa, where the voltage is between 220 to 240. I just need a plug adapter coming from the US, correct?
                      Asked on 7/5/2015 by gracett1 from Dallas

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        That is correct!

                        Answered on 7/7/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Since the Geman voltage is 220, would this work there?
                      Asked on 6/22/2015 by Siena

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This tool is 120-240V, so it will work!

                        Answered on 6/23/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can the Chi flat iron be used on 220VAC overseas?
                      Asked on 6/8/2015 by OldSalt45 from Angeles City, Philippines

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This tool is 120-240V, so it will work!

                        Answered on 6/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Will this product work in India? The previous answer was
                      "This tool is dual voltage and automatic: 120-240V" does that mean it will or will not work in India?
                      Asked on 6/7/2015 by shelly from houston, tx

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        The voltage in India is 230V, so yes, this tool will work in India. You may require a plug adapter, which is not included.

                        Answered on 6/9/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can I use this on Europe and England or do I need a convertor?
                      Asked on 6/5/2015 by Jen from California

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This tool is dual voltage, so no converter is needed. You may need a plug adapter, which is not included.

                        Answered on 6/8/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      would this be a Good flat iron for people with natural hair. ( thick and curly. )
                      Asked on 5/5/2015 by Jay Jay from US

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, Ultra CHI flat irons are designed to create smooth, sleek styles on all hair types and textures.

                        Answered on 5/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      What is the difference between the regular Chi ceramic flat iron and the Ultra Chi?
                      Asked on 4/17/2015 by autumn

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Ultra CHI tools are exclusive to ULTA.com and ULTA stores and feature fun seasonal colors and patterns. Ultra CHI tools feature the same excellent technology and craftsmanship as CHI tools. Both Ultra CHI and CHI tools are made by Farouk.

                        Answered on 4/17/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      will I need a convertor or adaptor to use this in india?
                      Asked on 4/3/2015 by benzy

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        This tool is dual voltage, so no converter is needed. You may need a plug adapter, which is not included.

                        Answered on 4/7/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Does this product have automatic shut-off?
                      Asked on 4/2/2015 by Dory from CA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        No, this model does not feature automatic shut-off.

                        Answered on 4/3/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Is this 100 percent ceramic
                      Asked on 2/23/2015 by Ashley from United States

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        CHI irons have ceramic-coated and ceramic-infused plates made with the optimal amount of ceramic to provide proper heat transfer. An iron with a plate of 100% ceramic would result in a plate that is more likely to chip, crack or break.

                        Answered on 2/24/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      What's the difference between this Chi and the original Chi?
                      Asked on 1/4/2015 by Manny

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Ultra CHI tools feature the same high quality craftsmanship as original CHI tools; the only difference is that Ultra CHI tools are exclusive to ULTA and come in fun colors and patterns!

                        Answered on 1/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Does this product work well for thick, frizzy hair?
                      Asked on 12/31/2014 by hi from canada

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Yes, Ultra CHI flat irons are designed to create smooth, sleek styles on all hair types and textures.

                        Answered on 1/14/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      How do you know when it is fully heated up? Does it beep?
                      Asked on 12/26/2014 by J from Kansas

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        As the iron heats up, the indicator light flashes. Once fully heated, the light will stop flashing and will remain on until the iron is turned off.

                        Answered on 1/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • 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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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 Expert

                        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
                    • Q:

                      What model is it?
                      Asked on 5/15/2014 by dee from florida

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        The model number is GF1333

                        Answered on 5/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                    • Q:

                      Do all CHI's come with a thermo bag? Also what is the difference between CHI and CHI Ultra?
                      Asked on 5/14/2014 by Kayla

                      1 answer

                      • CUSTOMER CARE

                        A:

                        No, all CHI flat irons do not come with a thermal bag.

                        The Ultra CHI tools are exclusive to ULTA.com and ULTA stores and feature fun seasonal colors and patterns. Ultra CHI tools feature the same excellent technology and craftsmanship as CHI tools.

                        Answered on 5/15/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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