Rated 4.34 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review 100% Impressed with this bad boy!
I've been an everyday flat iron user for 10+ years and it was time to replace my old GHD with something current. I was also about to do a Keratin straightening at home and wanted a good flat iron with high temps. I went into the store and after talking with the sales gal (who couldn't really give me any good reason to buy the more pricey models, like this Croc, over a cheaper one from Hot Tools), I decided to buy them both and do a side by side comparison at home between the two (the Croc was more than double the price). She assured me I could return the one I didn't want as long as it was completely repackaged as if new. I did one side of my head with the Hot Tools, one side with the Croc and there really was NO comparison. I started with the Croc on the right half and was completely wowed with the quickness of the results. One easy swipe and my thick wavy hair was stick straight. Boom! It also has shine and a "swing" to it which my hair NEVER has. My hair doesn't swing or move or demonstrate any of those bouncy hair commercial qualities! Today it did and this was NOT while doing a keratin treatment. This was just after my normal shampoo and blow dry. Not only was I amazed by the Croc results, I loved the weight and ergonomic design of this device. It also clamped down on the hair at just the right tension. I then did the left side with the Hot Tools on the same temperature setting. Not even close. It took multiple passes on each section and it wasn't nearly as straight, shiny or silky. The Hot Tools model felt like good quality, it heated up fast and glided through my hair just fine. But the results side by side were obvious. The Croc won hands down and the Hot Tools iron went back to the store the next day. This is the first time I've done a side by side comparison. So glad I did because I may have gone with the Hot Tools iron just on it's own given the super reasonable price point. I was happy to pony up for the Croc!
Most Helpful Critical Review defective
THIS IS AN AMAZING IRON, EXCEPT IT BREAKS SO EASY. BUMP IT OR DROP IT ON THE BATHROOM FLOOR( FALLING FROM COUNTER) ITS DONE. WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH NO LESS THAN 8 OF THEM. AFTER THIS ONE IM DONE FOR GOOD. I LOVE THIS IRON, HANDS DOWN IT SURPASSES THE CHI. THE WAY IT MAKES YOUR HAIR IS A 10. TO BAD IT WONT STAND UP TO NORMAL USE. I HAVE TO SAY MY CHI IS AWSOME FOR THAT. BUT DOESNT GIVE THE RESULTS THE CROC DOES. HOPE CROC FIGURES OUT HOW TO BUILD THEIR IRON LIKE A CHI. THEN I WILL BE A CUSTOMER FOR LIFE....AND RECOMEND THEM AS WELL
Reviewed by 298 customers Have been using for years
TC from Miami, FL
I haven been using the Cros classic for years It leaves my hair smooth and soft and lasts two days even in the SoFl humidity. I have long hair and it takes me 15 min to straighten my hair. Very happy with straightener.
Jessica from Lawton, Ok
This straightener is trendy. Gets super hot fast & does good for about a year. My mom used to own one of these back in it's bulky days. She had one & I didn't know they still made these but in a sleeker look. So I bought one did not even have one whole year & it stopped working. Just stopped. My hair is supppppper long so mostly it's up in a bun. That said it is rarely used and stored away properly so it shouldn't have broken. So I got another December would have been a year for this one. It still works but the hot plate popped out & won't go back in. Also, the spring on my moms broke. These are just not made to last. & I really wanted to love it:(
Alicia from Irvine
I have curly poofy hair that I can never straighten on my own. I used to pay weekly about 25$ to get it straightened and he used this straightener. I bought it and I no longer need to pay for my hair to be sleek and straight. This is amazing and saves me so much money!
100% no complaints with this baby.
Dem Schin from Jacksonville, TX
I have A LOT of hair, but it's fine and curly. This straightener takes care of my crazy hair in no time. I can also use this straightener to curl my hair. I LOVE it.
Best flat iron I have ever used!
Marcy from Pittsburgh, PA
I have long curly/wavy hair that easily frizzes in humidity. I had a keratin treatment and this flat iron glides through my hair for straight styling or if I want soft waves or loose curls. Even without a keratin treatment, it makes my hair smooth and shiny. Heats up fast with many temp choices. It's easy to handle with the swivel cord. This is my second one. I had my first Croc for several years, but dropped it too many times and the plates loosened and that can't be fixed, but it still worked otherwise. That's my only complaint so try not to drop it and it will last and last. L
CDE623 from Mississippi
I have very curly frizzy hair. It normally takes me easily an hour to an hour and thirty minutes to straighten my hair. It only took about 35 minutes! Major change. I have always used big name brand straighteners, and this one easily wins out every brand that I have used.
Mandie from .
My absolute favorite straightener! Heats up fast and I've had no issues with anything breaking as others have. Second time buying one (my dog broke the first one). My hair doesn't catch in anything which is a huge problem I have with most flat irons, also no burnt smell which is also an issue I've had with other irons even though I use low heat. Absolutely love it!
Great flat iron
Gina from Lochbuie, CO
I don't usually buy high end styling tools but I wanted something bigger than the 1" flat iron I own. I bought this one and was very happy that I did. Even on a lower temperature setting, it straightened my hair and I don't have to spend as much time. I would have preferred a shorter cord length but nonethless, still happy I purchased this one.
I would buy this product again
Leigh from Independence MO
I love this Croc flat iron - makes my thick coarse hair smooth;)
Chels from Tennessee
I bought this straightener my junior year of HS and it has lasted me 8 YEARS. I have never had an issue with it. I have 3c hair and I don't find many straighteners that can straighten my curls from the root and make my hair stick straight but this straighter has changed my life. It heats up so fast and is so smooth on my hair. doesn't tug. and the shine it gives is amazing. The people who say it breaks fast... lets just say I'm assuming the break a lot of stuff because mine is 8 years strong and I don't plan on changing it anytime soon.
Loved until it broke
Julie from Fl
Loved this iron until the spring inside broke. Shame. Had it less than a year.
Shawna from NOLA
Excellent flat iron.
THE BEST FLAT IRON EVER MADE
Emily M from California, CA
I use this every morning and my hair is healthier then ever. I don't know what this company did but there is NO flat iron out there like this... its hands down the best flat iron I have ever used!
Chels from Brockton, Ma
I had a croc for 7 years and it just ended up having the wiring come loose, from wear and tear over 7 years. This has traveled all around with me. Def worth the money. I loved it so much I decided to go with it again!
Samantha from Pennsylvania
I took a chance & decided to buy this after other reviewers said it broke easily but was a great iron. I took it out of the box and the spring just fell out & is broken. Brand new, never even got to use it & have to return. Not acceptable for an expensive straightener.
Receive many compliments on hair:)
Nina from Utah
All I can say is, WOW!!
My hair has always looked dull and wavy after straightening but not anymore!!
This Straightener leaves my hair super smooth and shiny! I always get compliments on how healthy my hair looks, I don't really like using products on my hair and use very little heat protectant and it still has not damaged my hair one bit.
For reference I have colored treated and coarse hair.
It does get really hot so I do lower the temp at 340
Easy and Fast but Unhealthy for Hair
Breanna from USA
I had a Chi straightener that i've used for a while and it was always set to 400 degrees. Never once dried and crisped my ends, but when i got this Croc straightener, i used the same temp, if not lower, and it absolutely fried my ends. I've never had that happen with a straightener, but this time it was awful. It did the job at the top of my head however I just don't think the "technology" is healthy enough, at least not for my hair type.
Great buy works great
Nurse Maria from California
Straightened my frizzy hair great!
Not worth the price at all
Sam from MI
Returned not worth the price. It's made of cheap feeling plastic and does not glide through the hair nicely... also had to go over my hair multiple times to even get it straight and had to keep cranking up the heat. I have thick frizzy wavy hair and this was not going to work.
H Jewell from San Diego
Just got it no complaints - like the shape for grip. Not as heavy as I thought ... pretty new so we will see!
CCM from Oklahoma
I used to buy Chi flat irons, until I went through 3 in less than a year. A hair stylist at Ulta recommended Croc for my thick long hair. I bought this back in 2016. I've had it for almost 5 years and I still use this every single day. Still heats up wonderfully and straightens my hair quickly while delivering impressive results. My hair is always so silly and soft. Love this thing! I will definitely buy another when this one goes out!
JJK from NC
I previously owned a Croc Classic for 5-7 years that was excellent, but the spring just broke in the handle. Expecting the same quality, I purchased this one. Unfortunately, this model does not straighten my hair even with turning up the heat another 40 degrees. I am returning this item.
Sandra from Kansas
This is the best straightener I have used! I have curly, thick, long hair and this straightener keeps my hair straight and smooth through Kansas Humidity and Wind. It stays straight when I sleep with just need of minor touch ups in the morning. I love it!
My new Favorite Iron
Ale from NY
I really love this iron. I have medium wavy to curly hair and I iron my hair around 420 F degrees. I do two slows passes max and my hair is silky, smooth and straight. My hair feels so soft and shinny. I can also curl my hair with this which is a plus for me.
Broke after one use
Aye from Illinois
Literally the worst thing ever. I bought it for my mom. She asked me to come and straighten her hair. 5 minutes in I noticed it wasn't on anymore so I did everything to get it back on and nothing. Literally was dead. At least Ulta let me get a refund.