Rated 4.57 out of 5 stars
I am so thrilled with this flat iron! I was tentative to buy it because no one had reviewed it and it's not available in stores. But I'm so glad I gave it a chance. I recently purchased the baby bliss ultra thin titanium iron and wasn't impressed, so I returned it and got this one instead. The plates glide down my thick curly/wavy hair so smoothly, and it doesn't snag. It's pretty lightweight as well. I love that you can adjust the temperature in 10 degree increments. The digital display shows you the temperature of the flat iron as it's heating up, (or cooling off) so you know when it's ready to use. The dual voltage is also a nice perk if you like to travel out of the country. I haven't had it very long so I don't know how long it lasts, but so far so good.
My husband bought this for me for my birthday.. after lots of looking and comparing I decided to go with this one.. I was super excited when I got it.. I used it.. my hair looks damaged and straw like, mind you this is after one use.. it snags my hair and pulls it out.. needless to say I will be retiring it this weekend
hellcat from California
it works well for straightening but it catches and pulls your hair out. I can physically see my hair ripped out and have to pull them off the iron. my first chi product and I will never buy again
Koni Luu from Greenville NC
The best flat iron I have ever used. Pressed my hair into silk & it doesn't snag my hair.
Shari from Kentucky
I also had iron around 6 months and the plates coming loose too, after further inspection there is hairline cracks at the base of the plates. I called CHI they advise I would have to pay S&H to have it looked at and then also send a $15 check for S&H for a new iron sent to me. I told her that wasn't good customer service. After that I contacted ULTA they advised that I could return to the store for an in store credit. I plan on doing that as soon as possible. So we will see….
J***n from Texas
I ordered this ½" iron since I cut my hair short and wanted to enjoy the softness and manageability that a CHI consistently delivers. What is described on this page is not what I received. I opened the box to find gleaming silver mirror-like plates on my brand new "Black Titanium Plate" iron. I thought perhaps I was mistaken in what I thought I ordered, but surely this would still be a quality CHI product and gave it a go. My hair looked awful and not at all soft, but I was late to work. I gave it a go the next morning and the same issue occurred. I contacted the company to let them know that the product I received was not the product I ordered through their website and requested a full refund and return label. I even included a photograph showing the plates mirroring the box. They said that they recently changed the product and did not update the website yet. As I write this review, it has been ONE month since I ordered this item and the website has not changed. So, I had to "Karen it" in order to get them to pay for return shipping, but in the end I am satisfied with the resolution. Do not order this item if you want Black Titanium Plates.
Jen from Undisclosed
Mandy from Louisiana
I have extremely thick and coarse hair, and no other irons in the past have worked the way that this one has!
chris.webb from Undisclosed
Just purchased my first Chi product and I am in love with this flat iron. The plates don't tug on my hair, it heats up quickly, and leaves my hair shiny straight or curly. I am waiting on the matching dryer to become available. All I can say is, WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO FINALLY PURCHASE A CHI. Great product 5*
c***b from Texas
D***. from North Carolina
I have been using your chi air expert in size 1/2" for year in the salon. Please continue to make this iron. Also make more colors I love black but would love to see pink!
Devona from Undisclosed
Melissa K. from Wisconsin
I loved this iron for the first 6 months. I only have use of one hand so it's size was perfect. After a few months of use, I noticed that the plates were loose and within a couple of weeks both plates had come out of the casing and were floppy. This prevented me from being able to use the iron. I tried gluing them in with super glue but it didn't hold. For the cost of the iron I don't feel it was of good quality. I do love the hair products though.
Victoria from San Antonio
Okay, I have been a Chi user for over 10 years! I have always stuck with the Chi brand, and despite my friends and co-workers telling me to try the Babyliss, I purchased this Chi. I have NEVER EVER been so disappointed in my life! The titanium plates were not touching, they were scratched, the straightener felt so cheap, AND IT SNAGS AND PULLS YOUR HAIR! I pulled so much hair out with a single pass it's ridiculous! I have never felt my hair get snagged like that in a chi. Needless to say, I purchased a Babyliss.
Lilo96 from Tn
This is the first high end straightener I've owned in a while ! One pass is enough for my medium thick hair , it heats up super fast. A few snags here and there but nothing with complaining about.
Girl with the thick hair from Houston
This is a beautiful looking flat iron that i really wanted to like because of its beauty and being from Chi. Unfortunately, it was not smooth in going over my hair and kept snagging my hair. Returned it.
Sophie from Los Ángeles
This flat iron is everything!!! I love it my hair won't burn and it also curls perfectly.
ck from Pa
love love love. I've been in need of a new straightener my other chi was 10 to 11 years old and my hair didn't feel or look shiny or straight after using it. I have curly hair and I was too lazy to dry it. woke up and used this baby and omg my hair was straight shiny and smooth. so happy I went with this one!
Rene from Undisclosed
How big is the CHI SHINE BRILLIANCE 0.5 FLAT IRON
Gheraldin from smiling
la mejor compra del mundo
Kay from Portland, or
On the highest setting it gets hot enough to actually hold a curl. It pulls the hair and I think the appearance seems cheap, especially for the price. Its hard to find a half inch iron that heats up well so I'm keeping this until something better comes along. It's also more of a purple/black rather than a deep black.
Gaby from Little Rock
It takes one time to glide the flat iron down my hair for it to be slick and straight. I have thick, curly hair and I was amazed!
Geri from Pekin, IL
Got a very short hair cut this summer and purchased a small flat iron to style it but it only had 1 temperature and it was very hot and burned my hair. This flat iron I just purchased is the perfect size and has various temperatures so I can have it at whatever level I prefer. It's easy to handle and I just love it!
EVW12 from Washington
I've been straightening my hair for years, and have never been able to get it to look the way I wanted. I have super thick, curly, and dry hair which can be hard to style and keep straight as well. Styling also tends to dry it out even more, which isn't great. BUT, this straightener is AMAZING. It makes my hair so soft and smooth, and makes it stick straight in half the time I'm used to. I'm so please with this purchase. 150% worth every penny!
E***. from Washington
absolutely love this iron! especially on type 3 and 4 short hair styles and at the root on longer type 3 & 4 hair! gives a very smooth and silky appearance
Ena from Undisclosed
Looking for a iron that gives a smooth, shiny appearance to highly textured hair? This is your tool! It has several temperature settings to accommodate all hair textures requiring high heat and it leaves a shiny lightweight look and feel to the hair!