Best Flat Iron HELP!!

So, i know of One good flat iron that got my hair Flat, kept it flat And was able to straighten my Thick hair bone straight and that's the Chi... However, i feel it Burns my hair @ times so i tried a cheaper iron and i tell you, this thing didn't flatten my hair And the moment i got it somewhat straight, it was a afro by the time i walked out the bathroom :'(
please help with similar flat irons that are dependable and at least somewhat affordable..

-R

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I used to have that problem when flat irons hit the store shelves. I actually had one with changeable plates in elementary school that could crimp, do waves or straighten. That part never worked. I bought a professional flat iron in the late 90's. It was not cheap ($150 then) but it works very well and has temp settings. It's also a full size, which I like better than the thin ones they make now. Unfortunately the writing has worn off of it. It's navy blue and has gold colored plates. That is all I can tell you. That and I am sure it is much cheaper now. I only used mine on rare occasions so it is still like brand new.

I also bought one of the thinner ones, at Walmart, on sale a few years ago. It has 3 different heat settings and I wanted to see how it worked. It does incredibly well on the highest setting. That is what I have to use, but have to be very careful to do small sections of hair, not squeeze the plates together tightly and move it through my hair quickly. Squeezing too hard, with too much hair, and moving the wand slowly are 3 no-no's. You may have to move on and come back to a spot, but that's okay. It's better than burnt hair. It is a Conair Infiniti.
*400 and something is the highest setting, if I remember correctly. Have not used either one in a couple of years.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 12-08-2013 at 12:45 AM.
PS- The CHI (which I know my pro flat iron was not) heat protecting spray works pretty well. It's called 44 Iron Guard. I tried that and one that was Flat Sexy Hair or Straight Sexy Hair. It had soy in it, and left my hair tacky. Quite possibly the worst flat iron styling product I have ever used.

^ Healthy Sexy Hair Soya Want Flat Hair. More like Soya Want A Sticky Mess.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 12-08-2013 at 01:06 AM.
hmm i think iused the infiniti one before and did No justice for me. I ran into the random ones they try to sell you in malls and i decided to have one strand flatten. I must say, my little strand was flat and ever lasting that whole day! the only problem is finding out how to get that certain one..

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Did you use the regular or the pro infiniti? They look identical, but the regular infiniti's temps only reach into the 300's while the pro goes over 400. That extra bump up in heat is what makes the difference, and it works much better with heat protectors. Still isn't as great as the professional one I paid an arm and a leg for. I have to touch it up a little if I wear it straight a few days, but better than any other one I have tried from a store, and much cheaper.

If it was the pro you used, and it did not work at all, I hope you can remember which one you used at the mall. I know some are outrageous in price, but kind of worth it when you have hard to iron hair.

It drives me crazy to get done and have my hair look worse OR run my hand over it, and still feel a bunch lumps, bumps and waves.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??


Last edited by Fifi.G; 12-08-2013 at 09:27 AM.
Maybe this Folica site will be helpful to you. It covers numerous flat irons ranging from $30 to over $200, and all have reviews. I like to look at those and see if people have done videos about them.

http://www.folica.com/tools/flat-irons?ssw=s

(they do have the infiniti pro on there in the 1 1/2". I have the 1", so it does comes in different sizes. Wish more had 5")
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Herstyler is the best i have tried. I bought this 4 years ago snd it still works great. Its a bit pricey, but when it comes to electronics you get what you pay for!
Hair type/properties:
3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

Curly hair routine/regime:
Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
-Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
-Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
-Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.
Thank you for the site im gonna check on it and see if i get lucky.. have you ordered from there before by the way....

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ooooh i forgot to mention, i Also live in a Humid city, Miami, and that Also plays a roll as im a new resident, 6 months so adjusting to the humidity + with my hair = Heeellllllp lol

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i had a herstyler as a gift (before it broke into pieces) about 4 years ago and i must say that was a Good straightener.. do you think even in humidity it'll still do its job??

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i had a herstyler as a gift (before it broke into pieces) about 4 years ago and i must say that was a Good straightener.. do you think even in humidity it'll still do its job??

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Originally Posted by CaribbeanQueen
It really depends on your hairproperties and how it reacts in hunid weatger. If you have highly porous hair it will tend to attract more moisture from the air when it is humid which can make the hair frizzy and revert your roots back to curly.

I dont have experience with other flat irons but i have highly porous hair and it gets frizzy pretty fast when it is humid.

When i straighten my hair and its humid it holds pretty well. Unless i sweat a lot in very high humidity. Then my roots can revert back to curly. It has to be very humid for this to happen. I think this is the case for highly porous hair no matter which flat iron you really use.
Hair type/properties:
3c hair, high porosity, mediumdensity, low elasticity, fine hair.

Curly hair routine/regime:
Combine the modified cg-method (low poo) and a modified tightly curly method.
-Condition and leave in: Aubrey Organics, Giovanni Barzilian keratin and argan oil
-Sealer: shea butter, Argan, olive and coconutoil
-Gel: homemade flaxseed gel, Kinky curly custard, Queen Helene Curl royal shaping creme.

Last edited by Curly Sara; 12-10-2013 at 12:48 PM.
I've ordered from Folica.com a number of times and been very happy with their products and service. One thing you might want to know is that they'll give you $40 off as a recycling discount if you send in an old flat iron or hair dryer, in addition to other sale pricing.
Peace,
Morgan

Baby Fine 3B, low porosity, normal density and elasticity
CGing since July 2008

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