CHI Smart Volumizing Styling Iron with Clips & Bag
Great Styling Iron
My daughter had a Chi for years, I just didn't believe there could be a difference til I got one and tried it. Works great on curly hair. Try it.
Great while it lasted!
I had this CHI iron for one year, using it on a regular basis (weekdays) and loved it. However, after one year of use, the iron quit working. I turned it on one morning to use and it wouldn't turn on. I unplugged it, pressed the reset button, and still nothing. I even tried using it in another outlet, and pressed the reset button again with the same result. Needless to say, I was very disappointed and will not be buying a CHI product again.
Not for me
I am sending this back today after having for two weeks. It added volumn to my hair but didnt straighten it. I am currently 12 weeks post relaxer with a lot of new growth and thought even the mini 3/4 inch iron could get close to my scalp. It does heat up very fast too! If you are looking for a flat iron to add volumn, this is it!
Great innovation over the old style curling iron. Easy to use and heats up in an instant!
I am thrilled with this product because it has adjustable temperature. It saves so much time. I am not a professional hairstylist and all thumbs with a curling iron. When I visit my elderly mom I always help her out by setting her hair in rollers as she has always done...a tedious process that involved drying time and then a comb out. But in less than 10 minutes I was able to do her medium-short hair and it looked great. I use it on my long hair to straighten bangs and curl the ends. Easy to pack for travel.
I bought this product for myself last Christmas. I will never use another product again!!! This straightener heats up extremely fast and you can set it to any temperature. It goes up to 410 degrees. I have really long THICK hair and I couldn't get anything to work on my hair for curling. I don't even use a curling iron anymore because this product works so great for curling my thick heavy hair. It gives my hair a nice fluffy curl. You can also do a little wave with your hair as well with this product. The clips and the bag are great too. I throw it in the bag when I'm done and about to travel and its good to go! It works great for straightening as well and it makes my hair very smooth and soft. This would be an awesome gift for anyone or even yourself :)
I used to have frizzy and naturally curly hair that once you combed through it, it became a wavy mess! But with my styling products and chi smart made me look amazing.
CHI + my nappy, corse, natural afro hair = SMILES
Imagine all the gook and wear that can accumulate and know that I still smile every time I take a tissue and using nothing more than my natural nail, slide off whatever residue is on the plate or creases of my CHI. What's left is a surface as shiny, new looking and unscratched as the day it came out of the box. That's not advertised but should be. I am a Black American with hair that is kinky, coarse, and excitingly unpredictable. In the past, other Afro-Americans shun me on my bad hair days and hairdressers act as if they need my money nut wished they could refuse to do my hair. I ordered CHI and knew with the first pass (ONE pass) that my hair life was about to change. It was in the week my CHI arrived that I also burned 3 inches of hair off with a curling iron. Because of the asymmetrical drama on the front side of my head, I went to a hair salon for the first time in a year (my hair is below chin length after growing out from a crew cut for three years). I lucked up with a smiling owner whose first words were, "Wow. Real hair!" I've alternated between my CHI and that stylist ever since. Last week I bought a curling iron for no particular reason. I haven't had one in my house since I burned my hair off. This top of the line curling iron left my hair flat and limp plus I burned my forehead in the first minutes. I was hot and sweaty from the heat and the curling iron was a good workout on my arms. After 30 minutes (remember, my hair is chem-free) and finally "finishing," I fought feeling tired and pulled out my CHI. CHI fixed every strand in about ten minutes. The body and volume and curls was instantly restored. I noticed for the first time that the CHI must weight 2 ounces or something. I change my style a lot due to QVC style tips burning into my brain during years of procrastinating before buying. My favorite tip is randomly letting the CHI curl or spiral my stands. I then put small-sized satin wrapped sponge rollers in overnight. My hair curls tight and shiny and springy. I don't need the CHI on following nights but continue using the rollers. Fewer rollers are needed and more lasting are the curls. I don't use a comb, just fingers. Colleagues and kids forget their manners and pull my curls. A few men have stopped and ask how I get my hair "like that" then shared about how their wives struggle or struggle with a daughter's hair -- surprised me that men are silently aware. I tell them all about CHI on QVC and point to women passing by to explain when I want hair like theirs, I simply use large rollers or take fifteen minutes and straighten my hair out. If you know my cycle of a lifetime of experimenting before going back to a relaxer, trust me and try a styling iron from CHI. Return it if you don't like it. My nappy, coarse, naturally beautiful hair is a show-stopper.
This is a terrific product. There is a huge difference between using an old fashioned round iron and this sleek innovative one. And, it is good for your hair. No more granny irons for me.
Pricey But Worth It
I was at a point of utter frustration with my hair. It was limp and hanging like a rag on my head. As a result I was wearing it in a pony tail almost daily as styling products just didn't seem to be working for me.
So, first I bought some Wen, which helped, and then I bought this Chi styling iron.
Keep in mind I have fine hair, but this makes it remarkable.
My hair is silky in a luxurious way now. I can style it straight without the limpness. I've almost got it to the point that it looks as good when I do it as it does when I have it professionally styled. (Quite an accomplishment to me as they are professionals!)
I got rid of all my other styling tools besided my hair dryer as I won't bother using anything else.
PS - I counted. It took 18 sesconds for it to warm to 380 degrees. I can quickly do my hair now. I really am impressed with this styling iron.
Great Styling Iron
I just recieved my CHI volumizing styling iron, used it this am before coming into work. I really like it, my hair feels smooth and soft, not dry and brittle. It is true that is does curl it is all in the wrest. Love it, I have gotten ccomments this am at work from people that never notice anything.
Makes a Difference (In a good way)
I am very happy with this purchase. I have only used it twice since receiving it but I can tell the difference in my hair after using this styling iron. I have thick wavy hair just past my shoulders and I have been using a flat iron to smooth and straighten my hair before I curl it. This styling iron did not flatten my hair like my flat iron did. It smoothed and straightened and made it shiny with body. There was a big difference for me. I have purchased different flat irons throughout the years some expensive and inexpensive. The rotating plates make a difference. The only complaint I have is the placement of the temperature and on/off button.