Difference Between Chi & Chi Air Curling Irons

Smaller curling iron barrels produce tighter curls.

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Using a curling iron to create uniform curls in your straight or wavy hair helps add volume and body to your style. Whether you choose to add curls all over your head or just a few face-framing ringlets, you don’t want your curls to fall flat by lunchtime. Chi designed its line of curling irons to produce long lasting, bouncy curls, so your style doesn’t go to bed before you do.


Chi’s Turbo Digital Ceramic Spring Curling Iron harnesses the smoothing power of a ceramic curling barrel to create tendrils without drying out hair. Traditional metal curling irons may dry out your hair more than ceramic curling irons because of uneven heat distribution. Chi’s Air Texture Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron has tourmaline ceramic plating, which produces negative ions that combat static electricity so your curls stay sleek.


Chi’s Turbo Digital Ceramic Spring Curling Irons range in barrel size from ¾ inch to 1 ½ inches, giving you the option of tight or loose curls. Chi’s Air Texture Tourmaline Ceramic Curling Iron has two barrel sizes, 1 inch and 1 ½ inches, giving you medium to large curls. Chi’s ceramic curling iron has a black handle and tan barrel, while the tourmaline models feature a red or black handle and a tan barrel.


Both models of Chi curling irons feature digital temperature displays so there’s no guesswork from a dial temperature control. Both models also feature automatic shutoff settings, so you don’t have to worry about whether your curling iron is on while you’re away. The Air Texture Tourmaline Curling Iron has a balanced design, putting less stress on your wrists. The Air Texture iron features a 9-foot cord, allowing you to grab your cell phone from your bed without ripping the cord out of your bathroom’s wall socket. The digital ceramic curling iron allows you to choose from multiple heat settings ranging from 176 to 392 degrees Fahrenheit.


When it comes to your curling iron, size does matter. If you want to create thin spiral curls, you’ll want to plug in your ¾- inch turbo curling iron. If you only have one of the larger-barreled curling irons, don’t panic. Just divide your hair into smaller section to achieve larger curls with a spiral shape. If you just want to add a bit of body with gentle waves, you can use either curling iron with the 1 or 1 ½-inch curling barrel, and curl your hair in larger sections.

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