My first styling stick (iron) purchase was a couple of years ago when I decided the wash and wear hair style I'd been sporting was more than a little tired. My hair stylist convinced me to try a less well known model and it seemed to have made a huge difference. In about 20 minutes, my hair looked salon styled and I did it! One of the mailings from Overstock.com featured this and another few offerings from CHI and that got my curiosity revving. I decided that if I was going to take the plunge and get a better styling tool, I might as well enjoy o.co pricing, too. This wand is amazing! For some reason, it took my 20 minute styling process and cut it by half the time. My hair is shoulder length, very thick and wavy/curly hair and in about ten minutes, it's shiny and smooth. I don't experience the damage the lesser, older product did to my hair and cleaning any styling solution from the wand is no problem, it just wipes off. I did have a little trouble adjusting to the placement of the buttons and digital display. I kept hitting the "hotter" or up button when using the wand until I realized that keeping my thumb on or above the digital display was the perfect hold for me.. One huge plus is the length of the heating plates. It's just a scant half inch longer than my earlier model and a tad wider, that little bit of hot real estate seems to make a huge difference as does the composition of the plates. I also find that the grip on my hair is better and on a good day I can whittle the time down to under ten minutes. Heat-up is extremely fast and cool-down is quick, as well. I am so pleased with the utility, looks and results from this model CHI wand, I'm now a fan for life. Don't think twice, if it works this well on my semi-ethnic hair, imagine what it will do for you.
- How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Yes
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Most accurate
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Top Quality