This is the best flat iron I've ever used! I've tried many of the cheaper brands ($20-$40 price range) and nothing works as well as the CHI. I've let some of my friends try it and they can't believe the difference. Looks and feels like I just left the salon. No hair pulling like some of the other brands. Great product... highly recommend for anyone that wants straight, shiny, and smooth hair.
Really fast delivery - when your hair looks like a fuzz ball and you are waiting for your new hair iron fast is a very good thing! This iron works very well. I don't have anything to compare with it - I have only ever used this product - but it works. My hair looks the way it does when a hair dresser blow dries it straight. I love the fact that my shoulder length hair moves once I use this iron, my curley/fizzy hair never moved before I started using it. I just wish I had discovered it in my 20's not my 30's as I did.
I have thick wavy hair. I've used a number of straighteners without a whole lot of success. My stylist has been the only one who could get my hair super-straight. She's always recommended the Chi and has said I would get the same results she does. I thought, "Yeah, right...you could use a box fan and a toothbrush and make my hair look great." But...it's true. It's true! The Chi makes all the difference. I just got mine in the mail today and tried it on my own for the first time. I seriously look like I just got back from a hair appointment...no expensive shampoo, conditioner, or product. It's...amazing! I HIGHLY recommend this straightener. It's not cheap, of course, but if you consider 1) how terrible your hair looks an hour after using a cheap straightener; 2) how many cheap straighteners you'll go through as they lose power; and 3) how happy your hair is straight.
Before purchasing the CHI, I did my research and despite the overwhelmingly positive reviews I was still reluctant to take the plunge and splurge on one. Now I can't believe I waited so long, because this flat iron is worth every penny! No other irons or hair straightening products have come remotely close to achieving what the Chi has done. My previously frizzy, brittle, dry-looking and uncontrollable mane is now sleek, soft, shiny and straight with only a few minutes of working with the Chi. Additionally, my hair stays straight for hours, even overnight. Using the cheap straighteners, I would find my hair getting wavy within an hour of leaving the house, regardless of how much time and product I'd devoted to getting it straight. Although my hair is normally super curly, almost to the point of being an afro, the Chi makes it look naturally sleek. This product has exceeded my expectations.
Works great! I have long, thick hair, but I don't like spending a lot of time styling it. Usually, I just let it air dry. Using this flat iron on my mane is the most styling I ever do, and it works fast. It heats up in only a few minutes, and it only takes me a few minutes more to get my head of hair straightened. The swivel cord makes it easy to use and balance on the counter. I had to buy mine from a hair salon for over $100, so I can hardly believe the price Overstock is selling it for! What a bargain!