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Ultra CHI Red 1-1/2" Flat Iron

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

(based on 83 reviews)

79%

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 (8)
  • Poor quality (6)
  • 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 (13), Budget shopper (11), Product junkie (7)
    • My Beauty Routine Takes:
    • 30 minutes (15), 1+ hour (5)

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4.0

Very good flat iron

By Sam

from Tennessee

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Effective

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Daily Use

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

    My hair is very thick. This flat iron works great on thick, coarse hair. Heats up quickly.

     
    5.0

    Excellent Choice

    By Lizzielee1970

    from North Carolina

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Effective

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Daily Use

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

      I live in a coastal summer environment with lots of humidity. I have thick curly hair that I occasionally like to straighten. I had not purchased a flat iron in 10 years so it was definitely time to replace it. I caught this on sale and bought it. Very glad I did! This gets my hair straight and it lasts several days even in the humidity!

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 30 Minutes
       
      3.0

      Returned it

      By April F.

      from Sterling Hts, MI

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Wide

      Cons

      • Not Effective

      Best Uses

      • On-the-go
      • Weekly Use
      • Women

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

      I don't see what the big fuss is over this. It definitely took 3-4 passes over each section to straighten it, and even then it wasn't smooth. If i had used this at a friend's house without knowing that it was expensive, I would guess that it probably cost them about $20. I returned it! My InStyler does a way better job, and it leaves your hair smooth and shiny!

      • My Beauty Routine Takes:
      • 1+ Hour
       
      1.0

      You get what you pay for

      By CHI Enthusiast

      from Chino, CA

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Clamp Didnt Close Proper
      • Heavy
      • Left Frizz
      • No Heat Settings
      • Not Effective
      • Poor quality

      Best Uses

      • Hair

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

      I had a previous straightener from the same brand CHI but this one by far was the worst straightener i have ever boughten. Heating was not working consistantly, clamp didn't close all the way, it was heavier than my last CHI straightener. You get what you pay for.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      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

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                • Q:

                  I have very thin but curly hair, would this product work well on my hair or would it be too hot. I don't like to wear my hair curly so I straighten it daily and don't want it to get super dried out.
                  Asked on 7/31/2015 by Elizabeth

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    This iron heats to a (non-adjustable) temperature of 392 degrees F, which is suitable for easy styling of almost all hair types. We recommend using a heat protectant styling product prior to using your heat styling tools, especially if you heat style your hair daily. CHI Iron Guard products are formulated to help shield hair from the damaging effects of heat styling:
                    http://www.ulta.com/ulta/a/_/Ntt-chi%20iron%20guard/Nty-1?Dy=1&ciSelector=searchResults

                    Answered on 8/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  How many heat settings are on this iron?
                  Asked on 5/30/2015 by abc542 from South Jordan, UT

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

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

                    Answered on 6/4/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

                  Are the plates made of solid ceramic or just plated ceramic? What other irons are solid ceramic at Ulta?
                  Asked on 5/8/2015 by Emily from Chicago

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Ultra CHI irons feature ceramic-coated 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 5/12/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                • Q:

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

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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 Expert

                    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
                • Q:

                  Does this flat iron have squeeze sensitive plates like the Original Chi?
                  Asked on 4/2/2014 by Erinm1367

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, this iron does feature squeeze-sensitive plates.

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

                  I am torn between the this chi and the 1 inch one. I'm looking for a flatiron that I can use for curling as well. Which one would be better?
                  Asked on 3/23/2014 by Lizzie from Charlton mass

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Both sizes of Ultra CHI Flat Iron work well for hair curling as well as straightening. If you desire bigger, fuller curls, pick this product (1-1/2"). If you have shoulder-length or shorter hair, we recommend using the 1" iron.

                    Answered on 3/25/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  i plan to buy this product ,it can work in middle east ,
                  Asked on 3/22/2014 by mezo from tx

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    This tool is dual voltage and can be used in non-U.S.-standard (non-120V) outlets using an adapter (not included).

                    Answered on 3/24/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  What does it mean dual voltage and requires adaptor?
                  Asked on 3/18/2014 by Barbie from Lex, Ky

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Dual voltage means that this tool can be used in non-U.S.-standard (non-120V) outlets using an adapter (not included), which makes it perfect for international travel.

                    Answered on 3/19/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Is it ionic?
                  Asked on 3/12/2014 by Jennifer from Oregon

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    Yes, this tool's ceramic plates contain tourmaline, which emits negative ions to smooth and add moisture and shine to hair.

                    Answered on 3/13/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  What temperature does this product heat up to?
                  Asked on 3/9/2014 by Ally

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    This tool reaches a maximum temperature of 392°F.

                    Answered on 3/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  What is the highest degree heat ? My chi turbo gets to approx. 400 degrees.
                  Asked on 3/9/2014 by ChiChi from Hoboken,NJ

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    A:

                    This tool reaches a maximum temperature of 392°F.

                    Answered on 3/10/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
                • Q:

                  Item #: 2251063 Is this a dual voltage product?
                  Asked on 3/4/2014 by Sapna

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Expert

                    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 3/5/2014 by Staff Expert from ULTA.com
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