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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 789 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Heats up fast (689)
  • Works great (553)
  • Smooths frizz (516)
  • Good quality (501)
  • Creates shine (438)

Cons

  • Limited settings (314)
  • Damages hair (67)
  • Time consuming (54)
  • Snags (46)
  • Poor quality (43)

Best Uses

  • Frizzy hair (398)
  • Long hair (370)
  • Thick hair (370)
  • Curly hair (338)
  • Humid conditions (266)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beauty conscious (400), Survivalist / minimalist (192), Product junkie (113), Professional stylist (21)

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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.

 
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 3 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.

    (1 of 1 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.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Awesome!

        By Nikki

        from Wilmington, NC

        About Me Beauty Conscious

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

              This is the best straightener ive ever used. It glides easily and never snags my hair. I also love how I can use it to curl my ends. My last straightener just made dents when I tried to do that.

               
              4.0

              Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron

              By Lisa

              from Orlando, Fl.

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Frizzy Hair
                • Humid Conditions
                • Thick Hair

                Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

                Overall, I think CHI is a great product, I had the same CHI straightener for almost 11 years and it was finally starting to "show its age" I bought the same one, yes its pricey, but I think its worth the money. I just hope this one lasts as long as my old one! The only thing I do not like is that you cannot adjust the temp, I know there are other ones out there that can but I didn't want to pay the extra 40 just for that function.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Ok......

                By Unhappy Hair

                from Texas

                About Me Beauty Conscious

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Quality
                • Heats Up Fast

                Cons

                • Bulky
                • Not Effective
                • Time Consuming

                Best Uses

                • Humid Conditions
                • Thin Hair

                Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

                My hair does not respond as well as I hoped.Does not help the back under layer lay down. Works fine on top fine hair.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I would buy this product again

                By Shortleg

                from Mountain Home,AR

                About Me Minimalist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Frizzy Hair
                  • Humid Conditions
                  • Straight Hair
                  • Thin Hair

                  Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

                  I use this product to straighten & style my hair. Heats up fast & doesn't fry my hair.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Love the Ultra Chi Red Flat Iron!!!

                  By Court

                  from Arlington, TX

                  About Me Minimalist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Limited Settings

                  Best Uses

                  • Humid Conditions
                  • Long Hair

                  Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

                  I needed a new straight iron so I picked this one up during one of Ulta's awesome sales events. I am very happy with my purchase!

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Lightweight and hardworking

                  By Stacy G

                  from Bexley, OH

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Heats Up Fast
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Ultra CHI Red 1 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron:

                      I bought this the day my last CHI flat iron went kaput. This one is a true gem. My older CHI was bigger and felt more cumbersome to use. This one seems much more lightweight, and has a really comfortable grip. My hands haven't felt awkward when using this one at all. Love it!

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                      • 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 have dual voltage?
                        Asked on 6/9/2014 by Lisa from United States

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

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

                          Answered on 6/10/2014 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
                      • Q:

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

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          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

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          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
                      • Q:

                        Does this product allow steam or moisture into the hair?
                        Asked on 5/13/2014 by Margaret from United States

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          This iron features ceramic plates infused with tourmaline, which emits negative ions to penetrate hair from the inside out, infusing it with moisture and shine. This iron does not generate steam and should be used on dry hair only.

                          Answered on 5/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                      • Q:

                        Is there any difference between all the regular Chi 1 inch flat irons?
                        Asked on 5/10/2014 by GINGY from NJ

                        1 answer

                        • Staff Reviewer

                          A:

                          Ultra CHI 1" flat irons have the same features; the difference is the color/pattern of each.

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