Original 1'' Ceramic Hairstyling Iron by CHI reduces frizz and static electricity, creates silky shiny hair instantly and straightens, curls, flips and waves with the all-in-one ergonomic design.
I owned my Chi for over ten years. Being nearly 20 years old now, and having it given to me when I was 8, I can say that I put this iron through the ringer. I have frizzy, curly hair that would wear out hair ties and snap them after one use. Over the years it has thinned a bit and swimming has fried the intense curl out a little, but I'm still snapping hair ties and it did the job all the same. In the hands of my aunt, the professional hairdresser who chose it for me, it took roughly fifteen to twenty minutes to cover my entire head of hair, that was at the time about three feet long. In my hands it took a while longer, but once I got the hang of of it, I never took longer than 20 minutes either. Over the many years, I've had my hair above my shoulders, at my shoulders, to mid back, lower back, but mostly it has been past my butt. Alwasy being tall and having hair I could sit on for most of my life, I can safely say that this iron took on a LOT of hair over the years. I can also say that this iron works well with all different lengths of hair. I'm embarrassed to say that it even lasted through accidentally being left on ALL day long about three times within the last year of its life. This iron worked well for me up until it died when I believe the swivel cord eventually wore out, seeing as the power would turn on and off as I moved it. The plates never scratched, the hinge never lost stability, and the heat never waned. (If it did it was so little I, who knew it very well, did not notice.) It held up being lugged around in suitcases, backpacks, and tote bags the same as it did when it lived (and fell off of) my bathroom counter.
I bought a CHI ceramic hairstyling iron Original in the black box on September 26, 2006 from my hair salon. I had it till it just broke and would not turn on anymore, which was un-till August 11, 2013. I loved it because it would keep my hair and my daughters hair nice, silky and smooth looking. I have course hair that always looks frizzy if I don't use my CHI. I contemplated on buying a new one because they are so expensive and I have 4 children who need other things. My daughter told me she just absolutely had to have another one. Even though I loved the product, I was just apprehensive about spending the money. Needless to say I went to buy another one from the local Beauty Supply. It is supposedly the exact same one. I looked at the boxes to make sure. Although, they are not the same quality! The new one I bought on August 21,2013. It makes my hair frizzier, not silky smooth, and takes a long time to heat up, not to mention I have to run the iron through my hair a lot more times before it even remotely gets a little straighter. Also the outside of the Chi Flat Iron gets very hot to the touch. I asked my daughter about this and she said the same thing. She exclaimed we needed to take it back and get another brand. I am very disappointed in the quality of your chi. Is this something new you all have made. The quality of the old one compared to the new one is just not the same! The only reason why I bought a new one was because of my original experience. I used to recommend to friends that they needed to get one because it was awesome! But now I would never think on recommending your product. I am writing this letter just to inform you of this information. Over the years sometimes manufacturers make things cheaper and this to me is an example of it.
I've only purchased one flat iron in my adult life. It was 2005 and I was 19. Now I'm 36, and today that original CHI gave out. There was no slide in performance. It worked perfectly till the end. I purchased a new one and I couldn't be happier. If I get just a few years out of this, I'll be thrilled. Highly recommend
I love this straightener. It doesn't take long for me to do my hair and it doesn't damage it either.
I converted from a curling iron to flat iron . I'm impressed on how easy it was to use since I have short hair .
I'm so sad this Chi is pulling my hair. It was a gift so I keep trying to use it and make it work but sadly nothing will prevent it from pulling my hair every time I use it. Don't buy this.
This is My second Chi after My last one didn't turn on after 10 years of having. Great iron heats up and maintain steady temp. Definitely recommend.