As a senior cosmetology student, I’m trying out all kinds of new tools, trying to find the perfect ones to use once I pass my State Board test—next month, YAY! This includes all kinds of curling irons, curling wands, clippers, shear and flat irons. Thanks to my mom being the Blinging Beauty, I was sent a CHI Flat Iron to check out and I have to say that I am thoroughly pleased at the results I get using this iron.
Here are the details about the Chi Smart Volumizing Styling Iron with Clips & Bag $132
What is it: A styling iron from CHI Smart–a leader in hair-tool technology–that combines the superior glide and even heating of titanium plates with the hair-smoothing benefits of ceramic heating technology to help seal the hair cuticle for soft, shiny, silky results. With curved edges, this iron helps you create a multitude of glamorous styles–use it to straighten and smooth; create curls, waves, or flips; or add beautiful volume to your hair.
Who is it for: Anyone looking for smooth, shiny, amazing at-home results. The iron is perfect for all hair types, whether thin, medium, thick, or coarse.
Why is it different: A digital temperature control allows you to easily set the correct temperature for straight hair in one pass based on your hair type: use lower heat settings for fine hair, and higher heat settings for thick hair. The iron can heat up to 410F, and it keeps a consistent temperature with a 15-second recovery time for added ease of use; it also includes an automatic safety shut-off. The iron may be placed inside the included thermal accessory bag while still hot to protect your countertop.
How do I use it: To hold the CHI Smart iron with a comfortable grip, place thumb on digital display unit. Grip the bottom part with other fingers and lightly close.
From CHI Home. Includes flat iron, thermal accessory bag, three hair clips, and how-to guide 1″ ceramic and titanium plates. Digital temperature control up to 410F. Auto shutoff. 9’L cord. Approximate measurements: Iron 10″ x 1-1/2″ x 1″; Thermal accessory bag 13″ x 3-1/2″ x 2″. UL Listed; 1-year Limited Manufacturer’s Warranty. Made in China
I have used this CHI Flat Iron on several clients and on myself. I have had great results not only getting hair straight, but also curling and adding waves to the hair. I work on coarse hair primarily, and with one go through with the CHI, hair is amazingly straight. With two times through, the hair is silky straight.
I love the temperature control is on the inside, which prevents you from accidentally Turning the iron off during styling. It also rebounds quickly, which is ideal for even heating and fast styling. I like the plates too – the floating plates glide over hair making straightening a breeze. Additionally, the ceramic plates are flush to the iron, preventing snags in the hair.
The size is perfect, and it’s so easy to hold. The Chi iron is lightweight, so that my wrist doesn’t get tired either. Something that I am concerned about when I have to start working for hours on end in a salon!
Some of my work with the CHI Flat Iron is below — before and after pics and video:
Pro: Rebounds quickly, easy to hold, flush plates on iron, lightweight
Buy Again: Yes
Packaging: 5 Blings – comes with bag and clips
Overall: 5 Blings
Hero Ingredient: N/A
Cruelty Free: N/A
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