Whether you only straighten your hair every once in a while or you've claimed the title "Straightening Queen," you want a good straightener you can rely on when the time comes. CHI straighteners, produced by Farouk Systems Inc., are some of the most popular in the world, and it's not hard to see why.
CHI straighteners get your hair stick-straight without taking hours. The straighteners have ceramic plates and use moist heat, making your hair look shiny and healthy, with as little damage caused during the straightening process as possible. The ceramic plates ensure even distribution of heat on the paddles and reduces frizziness. Most CHI straighteners heat up to a whopping 400 degrees Fahrenheit, so it takes literally only seconds to move down each section to get sleek straight hair. Talk about a time-saver.
The CHI straighteners are loved by many because they offer such an affordable option. Compared to other high-end models, some which retail upward of $250, the average CHI version sells for about $100. Keep in mind that, as with other brands, the larger size of hair straightener you're interested in, the more you can expect to pay.
The CHI hair straighteners are versatile and let you control the temperature. Their main purpose is to get rid of curl and frizz in the hair, leaving you with pin-straight locks, but they have other uses as well. You can also use a CHI straightener as a curling iron to create sleek waves or big bouncy curls. Rather than moving the straightener down your hair in a single motion, clamp the ends of your hair between the paddles and wind the straightener up around your hair -- working in sections -- like a curling iron to create waves or curls.
You don't have to feel boxed in when you're shopping for a CHI straightener. There's a wide variety of sizes, colors and styles to pick from. The plate sizes vary from about 1 inch to over 3 inches, so you have more than enough of a selection to be able to find just the right flat iron for you.
The CHI straighteners offer a few extra advantages that ensure their use is always as convenient as possible. That includes flash quick heating, so you never have to wait around for your straightening iron to heat up. Set the temperature and it heats up in literally seconds. They also offer squeeze sensitivity and a swivel cord, so you can handle the straightener easily without the cord constantly getting all tangled up on you.
Regardless of whether your goal is to achieve a sleek, straight style or some waves or curls in your hair, keep your locks in their best shape by applying a thermal heat protectant before bringing that flat iron anywhere near your hair. All heat-styling tools cause damage to hair, but this gives your hair an added layer of protection, preventing as much damage as possible.