Hair Straightner


Tiffani
on May 24, 2008 @ 07:45 pm

My Flat Iron is on its way to death (not quite!) and I need a new one soon.
Any advice? Chi? GHD? Paul Brown?
Thanks !
 

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hunter_jc
a bit off topic on May 25, 2008 @ 01:04 am

Does hair straightener damages the hair? LIke those iron curl?
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Tiffani
take care on May 25, 2008 @ 01:43 am

Hey Hunter_JC
Flat Irons are quite damaging to your hair. You have to buy one that is good, and I use mine alot. I have natually straight hair, but am still partial to my iron. Using one everyday means I have to pay attention to conditioning my hair and getting regular haircuts.
You also cannot screw around and buy cheap crappy straighners. Mine that I have right now cost me around$150.00
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TigerLilly
Sedu on Jun 21, 2008 @ 06:58 pm

I bought a Sedu at folica.com. I think it's this one: http://www.folica.com/Sedu_Ionic_Cera_d1557.html

I've had it for about a year now and it works really well for me.

Before I decided to get this one I had bought a crappy one at Shoppers and it was definitely not worth it. It took forever to warm up and didn't even do a good job. The Sedu warms up in about 10secs and I only have to go over each section of hair once.

I was debating between Sedu and Chi. Chi has also had a lot of good reviews and I tried my friend's that had one. That was also good. But for whatever reason I decided on a Sedu instead. I think it was because it was a little bit more expensive but came with an extra year warranty.

I think you can only get a Sedu online but you can buy a Chi almost anywhere. I've seen Chi's at Beauty Supply Outlet and at salons.

Another thing you could do is ask your hair dresser about it. I asked mine and she said she could get me the same one that she uses on my hair, but it was expensive, almost $200 so I said no. If you're close with your hair dresser she might be able to give you a deal on one.
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Tiffani
Yay on Jun 21, 2008 @ 07:28 pm

Thanks Tigerlilly
I'm acually considering that one! Yay foe Sedu! I think its $115.00
I was recommended that one, I think it might be the one!
I am using my old one still and its starting to smoke! Oh Oh.
I told my husband that this is a purchase he can expect on the credit card soon. I am holding out cause its expensive, but I won't be buying a cheap one.
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Eurofire
Chi on Jun 25, 2008 @ 01:34 am

Hey there,

I have a chi and it's awesome. The higher end straighteners arn't as damaging as the cheaper ones. I would recommend using a thermal protection spray to protect your hair prior to straightening. Chi makes one called 'Iron Guard Thermal Protection Spray' or Paul Mitchell's 'Heat Seal.

Hope this helps.

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Ali de Bold
I second 2nd the Chi reco on Jun 26, 2008 @ 07:27 pm

Joy used that on my hair for a photoshoot yesterday and it was AMAZING.
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Meemss
Sedu on Jul 06, 2008 @ 12:52 am

Definitely the Sedu. i love mine.
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xBOOMsara.
Chi - Turbo Flat Iron. on Aug 18, 2008 @ 01:23 pm

I think its amazing, i have one, and my hair stays straight the whole day, and when i straighten it in the evening after my shower, i dont have to re-straighten it the next morning, it stays straight, like natural! Heres some points i found about it on the net! >> (( You can buy it for only $74.99 visit this link: http://www.basic-stylers.com/farouk-turbo-flat-iron-p-38.html?osCsid=5000e0606800cd39ddc4269f4f9ef2f1 )) <<

-quality ceramic 2 inch plates
-2" wide plates are great for long, thick, or unmanageable hair
-temperature switch on the side for variable control from 175-356 degrees F (or 80-180 degrees C)
-Saves energy - CHI only uses 20-25 watts of electricity
-"Flash heating" in only seconds!
-Light weight
-exterior will be only warm, not hot, even at max temp.
-110 Volts
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mamaluv
infomercial sucker on Aug 18, 2008 @ 02:51 pm

Whenever the infomercial for the Kiyoseki straightener comes on, I'm so tempted to order one. Has anyone used this product? I'm naturally suspicious of anything sold on an infomercial - the only thing I've ordered AND 100% liked are my SpaceBags.
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Tiffani
Thanks! on Aug 20, 2008 @ 02:34 pm

Thank you everyone!
I haven't purchased one yet but I have a feeling hat my old one will die soon.
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