Recommend a flat iron?

I have heard CHI is the best, is this true? My sister loaned me her MaxiGlide and I'll have to see how that works out.

When you straighten your hair, do you use any product?

I wish I had this type of hair


and my hair is more this type, probably curlier


I usually wear my hair natural but it is driving me insane, so I'm going to straighten it.
I use a Sedu and love it. I don't use any product. Just some sort of heat protectant spray. I have friends who have the Maxiglide and they all like it as well.

As to the Chi, I think the main benefit to it is how hot it gets. I had a generic Chi-like iron from Sally's that my stylist said was just as good as the Chi. It did the job for me. I bought the Sedu when I was fat and pregnant and needed to buy stuff to make me happy. I love it though.


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I use the ceramic coated Conair. For my hair, it's great! I have A LOT of hair, but it's really fine and it works well. I don't use any product before I straighten, maybe a bit after though, depending on the weather
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I've tried all the brands that you can buy in Walmart or Sally's. None of them worked well. I bought a Rusk that I loved, but after less than a month it overheated and burned off a CHUNK of my hair.

I recently bought a CHI off of Ebay. It is the best by far! It gets my hair stick-straight. If you're interested, I'll look and see who I bought it from. It was brand-new in the box and she had a ton of them. I paid about $80....and that included shipping.
I would love to know as well Peppy! I'm too cheap to buy a Chi in the store
I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.
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I bought one for my mom from true2upro and got mine from charm4ever. At the time both of them had a bunch. I paid about the same for both....around 80 including shipping. Both of them were 1" FAROUK CHI IRONS.
Check out this LINK. She has 54 of them for 62.99 plus 12.95 shipping.

ETA: charm4ever appears to only have the pink ones for $99 right now.
Thanks Peppy
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Audrey Hepburn
Peppy---i have been looking for a inexpensive one FOREVER...

have i told you that you are my hero
I have the Corioliss (or whatever it's called, the one you get from the mall kiosk). It's the only thing that works on my hair. No poof. It's even better than getting my hair professionally straightened.
I just got a Sedu (1 1/2 inch) for christmas and it works great. I also have a CHI turbo which is about 2 years old, so it doesn't work too well anymore.

I've heard that the Sedu can break easily, but there is a 1 year warantee as with most flat irons. But I straightened my hair on friday and it was still bone straight on sunday with basically no touching up. I give it a thumbs up so far!
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I took my daughter to the salon on Thursday. They straightened her hair with the Paul Mitchell iron. It looked so nice. They sold it there at the salon but, I didn' want to pay $120.00 for it. So, I bought one at sally's for $40.00. I didn't do a great job on her hair like the Paul Mitchell did. It works good on my hair so I am keeping it. Anyway, I am looking on Ebay for one and they are still $99.00 plus shipping and handling. Ouch! I guess if we want a good one we will have to pay that.
I've had my Chi for almost 3 years. No complaints. It works great.
tgreyz..what is your hair type? I'm a 3b with lots of hair. The pic. looks like my type but mine is longer. I've tried the maxiglide and hated it so I returned it. I'm also on a search for a flat iron that can handle alot of thick hair.
cjc
3B very thick, curly hair and on the longer side
Palm Beach County, Fl
tgreyz..what is your hair type? I'm a 3b with lots of hair. The pic. looks like my type but mine is longer. I've tried the maxiglide and hated it so I returned it. I'm also on a search for a flat iron that can handle alot of thick hair.
Originally Posted by cjc
My hair is VERY thick too. I just pin it up in sections and then straighten a section at a time with the CHI. I've only been doing it maybe once or twice a week for about 2 months, so it gets faster every time I do it. I think it took about 20 minutes last night to straighten it from curly (I didn't blow it out first...just air dried), including the time it took to pin it up in sections. Then all I did this morning was touch it up....5 minutes max.

My hair is very dry and doesn't get oily so I'll probably touch it up again in the morning and then wash tomorrow night and go curly for a couple days.

Typically I'll wash it, go curly for a day and then straighten for 2 days. Or I'll go curly for 2 days and then straight for 1.

My hair seems to do MUCH better if I use flat-iron spray or Silk Therapy before straightening too. I tried the CHI flat-iron spray and didn't like it. Now I'm using Beyond Zone's "Turn Up The Heat" spray that I got at Sally's. It's a little oily though so unless your hair is super-dry like mine, you may not like it.
Peppy..so you dont have to blow dry your hair first..you can do it after it drys curly? There is nooooooo way I can blow dry my hair first and then flat iron it. It would take me a couple of hrs and then I would have to make a couple of passes with the iron. Also isn't a 1" iron a little small with someone with alot of hair?
cjc
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Palm Beach County, Fl
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cjc...this I gotta see!
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All those curls...
Originally Posted by WileECoyote - Daddy's grl
You've seen my hair up and close......do you think I could get it straight
cjc
3B very thick, curly hair and on the longer side
Palm Beach County, Fl
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Originally Posted by WileECoyote - Daddy's grl
You've seen my hair up and close......do you think I could get it straight
Originally Posted by cjc

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Peppy..so you dont have to blow dry your hair first..you can do it after it drys curly? There is nooooooo way I can blow dry my hair first and then flat iron it. It would take me a couple of hrs and then I would have to make a couple of passes with the iron. Also isn't a 1" iron a little small with someone with alot of hair?
Originally Posted by cjc
If I blow dry it first and then straighten, it seems to be a little frizzier. The first time I straightened, I dried it first and was disappointed. Then one day when it was curly, I decided to try again and it turned out great! My stylist recommended the 1" because I have so much hair. That way I have to do smaller sections and as a result it gets much straighter. It would probably be faster with a 2", but I don't think it would be as straight.

Yesterday I wore my hair curly. I use Sebastian Potion 9 and a little Silk Therapy. So when I straightened last night, I still had product in my hair. I just pinned it all up and took down a section at a time, spraying it with flat-iron spray and combing through with a detangling comb before straightening each section.

If I decide to straighten on a day when I wash my hair, I just let it airdry with no product and then straighten. Both ways seem to work equally well.

I took some pics with it straight. I'll see if I still have them on my computer.

ETA: The pics are on my computer at work if I haven't deleted them. I'll look tomorrow and post them if they're still there.

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