Rated 4.46 out of 5 stars
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!!!
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 :(
Gucci from Port St. Lucie, FL
I am in love with the CHI Lava Curl Shot. I have fine, blonde hair, it creates curls that last longer. Every time I curl my hair I receive compliments. With the right product, my curls last 3/4 days. I can wait to try more products form CHI.
Erin Mc from Nashville, TN
I just started using this hair dryer and LOVE it! It dries my hair so fast and it's so light weight! Some others on the market are so bulky. It's also very chic!
Ali G from Dallas, TX
This is the tiniest hairdryer ever but it was so strong that my bathroom lights flickered! (My house is an OLD house haha). I like the magnetic attachments. I haven't tried the diffuser, but I have tried all the heat and air settings. It left a great blowout.
Kelley from WI
After only 17 months i had sparks blow out of the hairdryer and land on my head. I contacted CHI and because it was past the 1 yr warranty, they only offered me 15% off a future purchase. Too bad the class action lawsuit just closed or else I'd join
Pao from New mexico
My hair is fried off, I used this flat Iron for the first time and my hair has a lot of heat damage. My hair has not reverted to my curly hair. I used it to straighten my mother's hair the same day and her hair started falling off and will not revert back to curly. I am very disappointed in this iron.
Lisa Dickson from West Jordan Utah
I am a lisenced cosmetologist, in the past other companies once proof of purchase is confirmed send the replacement tools BEFORE asking yout o ship the broken parts, that way I can keep working. Not only does chi want me to return my hair dryer first, but everytime I reach out to a representative they cop paste the same word by word responce. I cant afford a diffrent hair dryer right now but if I could I would now buy ANYTHING but chi, why have a warrenty if it would put me out of work for at LEAST one month?! NO THANK YOU
Debbie from Claremont, NC
This straight iron will be perfect for when I travel.
Shirley from Lawton Oklahoma
This is the best chi I have ever had ! My grandaughter is mixed and it works wonder on her hair ! I have used it so much to curl the hair as well ! Definitely worth the money !
KrisRuss from Newport, KY
I've used a Chi ceramic flat iron for 9 years. Tried to replace old iron with this. Didn't straighten my hair or curl it, so I turned up the temperature and smelled burning hair. The plates don't even clamp together, so it does not grip my hair like the much cheaper ceramic version. Lava supposed to be better for your hair but that's because it doesn't work. Too expensive. Returned and bought another ceramic. Ulta associates not friendly upon return of used flat iron but product does not perform as described.
Lx from New York
This is my first curling wand and let me just say this, this thing absolutely shocked me. I have long hair, like down to my butt and it has never held any curls longer than 20 mins no matter what products I used. Using this wand my curls last for 3 days, they lose a little bit of bounce which is expected but all it would need is a quick touch up if you wanted the same look everyday. Even though my hair is long it takes about 20 mins to do all of my hair. I don't even need to use hairspray or to set the curls. The power cord is nice and long. The handle for this is perfectly shaped for your hand. The heat settings are also really nice because unlike other curling wands you're not stuck with just one. I just love this thing, I call it a weapon because there is no other curling wand that could beat it.
michi72724 from Florida
I really like this dryer, but is there a bag for it that I can purchase separately? Also, do you sell a version that folds for traveling?
Tina from Kentucky
I like this tool! I'm sure the more I use it the better it will work. I find it a little challenging since I haven't used anything like this before. It produces the waves/curls I want.
Stephanie from Florida
Heats up quick! Perfect for the super straight hair look or even some cute curls! Great size for travel & light in hand!
Lisa from Washington
Love this dryer! I have been dealing with tennis elbow and was having trouble using my heavier dryer. The Chi Lava pro is tiny but mighty! Saving my elbow and didn't have to give up quality or performance. Thanks Farouk Systems for another wonderful styling tool!
Lyn from Howell, NJ
I am honestly blown away by this flat iron. I was a bit hesitant on purchasing a chi again the last time I had one was probably like 15 years ago and so many others came out since. The original just wasn't like others. Anyways I have fine hair with added extensions so now my hair is fine on top but the rest is thick and long. I was using 4 other kinds but it felt like they were burning my hair. This heated up right before my eyes so fast. I used a lower setting for the top of my head and a higher setting for the rest. I did in sections because my hair is very thick now where extensions are and where it usually takes a few times to go over a section I only have to once. There was also no snagging for me which is huge because all the others were doing that. I'm so happy I chose this one and I highly recommend it. Oh it also curls the hair very well and easy! It is pricey but compared to other ones I was looking at or have it is a lot cheaper. Worth the price to me.
Lizabeth from West Monroe Louisiana
I have had hair dryer for approximately 2 years. The dryer seemed to work okay until a few days ago flames and sparks starting firing out the end that blows out heat. ( the dryer was not clogged with lent nor hair).
Joy from Fort Wayne, IN
I am very pleased with my new Travel Lava Styling Iron by Chi! It's convienent in size, and doesn't lack for functionality! I'm using it for quick touch up in the morning, but will definitely use it when traveling because of the compact size.
ChaCh from Lafayette, IN
I love how the straightener is also a curling iron. I struggle to curl my hair, so decided to buy a combo for when I mess up, I have both in one.
Patricia from Dallas, TX
I have loved Babyliss for years, but my hair has become damaged and overdry from platinum plates even with a heat protector. I was reluctant, but I love the Chi 4D Lava! It's better for your hair, the heat is more even and it's great for any style!
Christina from Upstate New York
I love that I can turn the heat down quite a bit and not feel like I'm frying my hair. One slow pass on each section was enough to give it a sleek, polished look. No catching, breaking, or scorching. My hair stayed almost completely smooth all day. Hoping to get good enough with it to actually be able to put a bit of a curl in the ends. I'm pretty terrible at doing my own hair, so this is saying something that I feel comfortable enough to even attempt it!
from Honolulu, HI
Very good product.
Adriana from TX
Omg this is so dangerous, is too long 3 girls including my self burned there arms.
Jacolackalyn from Texas
Ok, this is my hair normally.
One flat iron can curl my hair and hold for days.
But, only the mid section to the ends are curled. I want something that can curl allll the way up to the scalp and hold curl.
All Curling irons and wands I try, hair is flat 20-30 min after curling. Or, 3-4 pieces fall flat, the rest is curly for like 2 hours. That's it.
NOT THIS ONE. I'm on day three right now with zero product in my hair. I love the super touchable curls. They are not any differe nt than right after I did it. It's ridiculous really.
I have long hair. Past mid back.
Only complaint is.. the curls are a little small for what I like. Please make a wand in 1 1/2". You are on the right track with how this one is made!
Texas girl, humid weather, fine, long hair..
This is a GO TO product!
Wendie M. from Florida
I'm in Love Love Love with this dryer. So light and powerful, dries the hair quickly and leaves it looking soft not frizzy and flyway like other dryers do. The dryer barrel stay's cool to the touch and the attachments being magnetic are so east to put on and take off. There is only 1 issue I have and that is the diffuser blows the hair around way too much so it doesn't work well with curly hair. .
Madison from Ohio
I am a hairstylist currently using the chi lava curl shot. I can not say good enough things about this product! Every single client is OBSESSED with it!! I can create so many different curls with this one tool just by changing my section size and how long I hold the hair around the barrel. And the cool shoot helps curls stay for days. I will always recommend this product