When you have frizzy or thick hair, flat irons are a necessity, not a luxury. There’s a lot I expect out of my flat iron – it needs to provide shine, flatten the frizz, straighten with ease and heat up quickly.
Believe it or not, I had never been able to find a flat iron that does all of those things. I’d use one that would provide a great shine, but I’d have to work over the same strands just to get it to 100% combat frizz, which resulted in so much damage to my hair. And none ever heated up fast. Having to straighten my hair became a chore and not one that could be done quickly.
Then last year I came across the CHI Air Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Wand, which heats up in 60 seconds. Essentially – something you plug in before you put on your mascara and it’s heated up to temperature by the time you’ve applied your second coat. It also gives my hair an amazing shine.
I then wondered if CHI had a similar flat iron… and oh yes they do, but the best part? The CHI Air Expert Classic Tourmaline Ceramic flat iron heats up in 30 seconds!
This flat iron:
distributes heat evenly
has automatic shut-off (after one hour)
has 410 degrees max temperature
has curved floating plates (eliminates snagging on your hair!)
heats up in 30 seconds
The size of the plates are 1″, which makes it manageable when creating waves versus straightening. While I have thin hair, I have a lot of it giving it the appearance of being thick. It gets tricky to straighten, but most of my hair only needed me to go over a section once. The very front is where I would go over it twice in order to get the slight curve I like.
I’m really happy with this flat iron and it’s affordable, too! Do you own a CHI flat iron?
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Shannon began A Girl’s Gotta Spa! beauty blog in 2005 to morph her love of beauty and in educating women on what truly works and what does not. In 2013 she launched a bath and body line as an extention of the beauty blog. One thing she always has on her at all times? Lip balm.