Rated 4.41 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review Love it! Completely Anazed!
I have super thick, frizzy, natural curly hair. I used to own a babyliss. The day I received I wash dried and sat down on my couch (yess I was tired and being lazy haha) to straighten my hair. My hair came out super straight for me not in front of a mirror. I Usually straighten my hair at night and then redo in the morning In order for it to be straight and frizz free. With this iron I done my hair that night before bed and only had to touch up in the morning! Completely Amazed!!!
Most Helpful Critical Review A Waste
When my Sedu Revolution (which Ulta no longer carries) died, I spent a lot of time comparing flat iron reviews on the Ulta website. Based on the reviews, plus hearing for years how wonderful Chis were, I went with the Chi Lava Ceramic. It's advertised that you can use it at lower temperatures than you'd normally use when using a flat iron. I did not find this to be the case AT ALL. My hair is wavy & thin on top. Because it's thin, I try to use a low temperature when straightening. With the Sedu I'd set the temperature to around 300F & it would straighten my hair. Tried the same temp with the Chi Lava. All it did was flatten my hair, not straighten it. Tried bumping up the temperature to see if that would help. Tried it on several temperatures & went all the way up to 400F. All it did was leave my hair flat. I get that it's a flat iron, so it might leave hair flat. What I DON'T expect is for a flat iron to not straighten my hair. I tried multiple passes on a small section of hair (at high temps I don't want to fry my hair, especially since it's so thin), but my hair was still wavy. It's going back. Super disappointed. Now I'll have to wait for another 20% coupon so I can afford a new flat iron :(
Reviewed by 93 customers Very disappointed
Wee from San Diego
I read many reviews about how well the Chi Lava worked and was very excited after my Ion 3500 broke.
I was just super disappointed with how it worked with my hair. I naturally have medium curls and lately, a lot of frizz. After attempting to straighten my hair with the Chi Lava, it looked like I blow dryed for a while. Didn't work for me.
LOVE LOVE LOVE
Jewel7x70 from California
CHI is a GREAT product. Lasts forever very durable products.
I bought the 1.5 inches after returning the Baby ProLiss and I am in love with this.
I have medium curly/straight hair and it works well on a low setting. My hair frizzes alot so I will use it on low a few times during the few days I do not wash my hair. I like the lock on it and the fact that it has a swivel cord and a digital window. It does not pull on my hair at all like the previous baby pro liss.
Worth the price.
Brenda from FL
Heats up so quick and works soo good!
i LOVE MY NEW STRAIGHTENER
SCUBAPUTT from NAVARRE,FL
I BOUGHT THIS STRAIGHTNER AFTER READING REVEIEWS AND DECIDED TO TRY IT.Ii HAVE FINE WAVY HAIR SO I NEEDED ONE THAT THE TEMPERATURE COULD BE REGULATED. THE UNIT HAS THE TEMPERATURE MARKED ON THE OUTSIDE AND IT HEATS REALLY FAST. IT HAS AN AUTO SHUT OFF INCASE YOU FORGET TO TURN IT OFF.
My hair looks so smooth and healthy!
kimmy from KENTUCKY
This is definitely worth the money. I have medium length hair. I only have to go over my hair once and i don't have to turn the heat up high. I can get my hair done in half the time. It doesn't pull my hair out like my last straightener. My hair looks so silky and healthy. I highly recommend!!
ashh from CA
its says 450 but feels like 250. It gives me flyaways and don't get very hot. Maybe if i had really thin and short hair but for my long hair its a no
Love Chi Products
Kat from Texarkana, TX
Oh my goodness! The best straightener I've ever had in my life, SO WORTH THE MONEY
Shez from Schaumburg
I naturally have really curly hair so this straightener is by far the best!!!
Love it ❤️
MiMi from Az
Makes my hair so smooth a feels thinner and not so stiff like other flat irons it definitely made a difference for me
Stacey from northumberland, pa
I wanted to love this flat iron but it pulls on my hair horribly. I've tried several products to "smooth" out my hair before use but it still drags on my hair terribly. I have curly hair and have used a variety of flat irons from cheap to costly and this is NOT worth the money. Returning.
Worth the money!
PL from Houston
I used the original ceramic CHI for many years and it worked amazing. I tried another CHI and it would break my hair so bad. I recently changed to this one and my hair feels so soft and I don't see any breakage or open ends.
It's a no for me
Ashley from Modesto ca
Not good. Waste of money. Dont get very hot and didnt do anything good for my hair I have naturally straight hair and this still couldn't do for me.
Glides like silk
Chels05 from Redlands
There's no pulling on my hair at all! It heats up super fast, and gets really hot. I don't turn it up all the way, only 410 for my long/medium thick hair. It only takes is one pass to do the job! It made my hair super shiny, and healthy looking. There is no smell from the plates, and it fits in my hand nicely. All around the best hair iron I've ever had!
I would buy this again!
Cassil from Hot Springs, Arkansas
Use it everyday....Love it!
I would buy again
Sh from Pa
Will always buy chi flat irons...to me, nothing is better. Hair stays smooth or curly for days!
Yeah from Florida
I loved this straightener. I got it a year ago and out of nowhere today it just stopped working. Like full on started smoking in my outlets and everything. It was great while it lasted.
Love This PRODUCT!!!!!!!!
Ambrosia from Temple TX
i like it
Liz from Seattle, WA
Hair looks healthier and shinier after straightening. I have thin hair with split ends and I use it on the 280 degree setting and it works well. I got the rose gold edition as part of a holiday deal.
Besty from Buena park, ca
Considering it heats up to 450, sure doesn't feel like it. And that volcanic rock gives it too much weight. I have thick,course hair so I spend time on it. The weight of the iron slows down the time.
Don't hate it..don't love it
Kayla from Pennsylvania
My straightener finally stopped working so I did some research to see what I should replace my old one with. The chi was the one that popped up the most and when I saw the lava that was the one I decided to purchase. Honesty I was not impressed. I have wavy color treated hair. On the lower heat settings it does not straighten well and my hair seems dull. For how much this costs I do not think it is worth the price.
Smoother softer hair !
Millie from Ohio
I use mine everyday and my hair is definitely healthier than ever!
Jessica from Dearborn Heights, MI
I actually haven't even used this straightener to straighten my hair but instead use to to curl and I love it! It's quicker than using a curling iron and the curls last all day which is a tough task with my pin straight hair. I like that it has different head settings too. I recommend it!
Lauren from Illinois
The first three times I used the Lava ceramic iron it worked wonderfully. I set to 350 and it didnt snag, heated up fast, and curled my hair nicely. However, ever since then the heat does not stay stable. If I set it to 350, the second I put it on my hair it spikes and does not stop spiking for several minutes. I could wait several minutes to pass it through my next section of hair but, honestly, this just scares me. The number will say 350 still but if I decrease the temperature to 345, the number changes to something like 425 before it starts dropping. It's not worth the cost. I'm already in the market for another flat iron after using this maybe 10 times.
I don't love it
Beauty guru from ATL
I don't love this flat iron. I have had several CHI flat irons and none of them have straightened as good as the original. Not really sure why, my hair used to get super smooth and straight with the original model. This doesn't seem to do much at all.
why hadn't I bought this silver
Jamie from Louisville, KY
I have had a Paul Mitchell hair straightener for the last 6 years and it finally quit working. I did some research and kept leaning towards this one. Purchased it and fell absolutely in love with it. it glides through my hair easily and it even straightened my husband's course thick beard.