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Best Curling Irons for Beginners – Features CHI Spin N Curls

Best Curling Irons for Beginners – Features CHI Spin N Curls

If you’re like me and a lot of other gals, you use your curling iron A LOT to give your look and your confidence a boost. Some of us like tight, springy curls and others wear California girl waves like a boss.

Picking the right tool for your hair type and your patience level is super important. What works for your friend with long, thick hair might not be best for your shorter, thinner hair.

Let’s look at how to choose the best curling iron for beginners and hair magic mavens, and review some of my top product picks for creating a look all your friends will crave.

Features To Look For and Things To Consider

1. Temperature Settings

One of the things I look for in a curling iron is what temperature settings are available and how fast it reaches temperature. Being able to set the temp for my hair type or the curl I want is really important, and I don’t want to wait 15 minutes for my curler to heat up.

2. Ergonomic Design and Ease of Use

Another important factor is how easy the settings are to change. Being able to adjust the temperature or reset the hardware on the device with just my thumb as I’m using it is a huge plus. Curling hair can already be a bit of a pain. Easy to use products get high ratings from me!

3. Barrel Type

Picking a barrel that won’t cause damage to hair as it heats is a must when choosing your next curling iron. Ceramic and tourmaline barrels are the best possible for your hair, as they close your hair shaft instead of opening it like metal barrels will do. Ceramic is an “ok” material, but you want to watch the coating as it can wear off over time.

4. Curling Iron Size

Consider the length of your hair, too. Different sized curling irons create different sized curls. If you’ve got super short hair, even a 3/4″ barrel may be too large to give you anything but a surf-worthy wave that sticks straight up from your scalp. That’s not a good look for anyone.

Now that we’ve armed ourselves with some shopping tips, let’s check out a few of the easiest curling irons to use. These tools have a range of price points and unique features. Remember the tips above when you’re considering which one might be your new best friend.

The CHI Spin N Curl curling iron has a unique design that is super easy to use. Hair is drawn in to the curling chamber, heated to the perfect temperature and unwound into smooth, shiny curls.

The heat selections are preset to work best with either fine, medium, or coarse hair. All you have to do is pick which setting best fits your hair type and the curler does the rest. The 1″ barrel will give tighter curls with higher temperatures.

The digital temperature display is super easy to read. Adjust the heat with a touch of the buttons located within thumb’s reach on the handle of the device.

With CHI’s Spin n Curl tool, you can even choose which way the curl curves, so your look is customized to you. Easily curl toward your face for a saucy vintage look for date night. Wind curls in the opposite direction for all day waves that take you from office meetings to girls’ night out.

If you’re having trouble getting your curls just right with a traditional curling iron or are prone to burning yourself, this could be a great tool for you.

CHI Spin N Curl

Create flawless curls and waves at the push of a button with the CHI Spin n Curl. Hair is drawn into the curl chamber where it is heated and timed to create perfect curls and waves every time! The digital temperature display offers easily adjustable temperature settings and a selection of preset temperature settings for each hair texture, creating a customizable styling experience while avoiding unnecessary heat damage. Ceramic heat technology produces far infrared heat while the conditioning benefits of negative ions results in shinier, healthier and more beautiful hair. Curling hair has never been so effortless with the CHI Spin n Curl!

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New Shampoo and Conditioner Duos for Every Single Hair Type – Features CHI Aloe Vera

New Shampoo and Conditioner Duos for Every Single Hair Type – Features CHI Aloe Vera

If you’re on the prowl for a shiny new shampoo and conditioner duo then now is the perfect time to shop, since seasonal changes usually mean new launches from brands. Whether you’ve got thick and curly tendrils, are trying to preserve your color (that was hella expensive), are dealing with an oily scalp, or want to boost volume, there’s something for everyone to use in this roundup.

Curly Hair: CHI Aloe Vera Curl Enhancing Shampoo and Detangling Conditioner

Don’t hide your curls! Embrace them with CHI Haircare’s latest shampoo and conditioner launch. The formula works to define your natural texture without weighing things down or making them feel crunchy or greasy. It also makes sure to clean your hair without stripping it of important oils so that hair is healthy, soft, and easy to manage.

CHI Aloe Vera Curl Enhancing Shampoo

Gentle lathering shampoo delicately cleanses hair of impurities without stripping hair of natural oils. Featuring Aloe Vera, Agave Nectar and a Super Hydration blend, soothes and nourishes to increase elasticity, moisture and enhance curl definition. Hair is left the way you like it, clean, soft and manageable.

Key Features:

  • Cleanses hair of impurities without stripping hair of natural oils
  • Leaves curls defined, clean, soft and manageable

CHI Aloe Vera Detangling Conditioner

Define curls with a rich moisturizing formula that locks in moisture for fragile, thirst-craved curls. Infused with silk for added softness, easily detangles and strengthens to reduce damage and leaves hair shiny, touchable and manageable.

Key Features:

  • Quenches and strengthens fragile, thirst-craved curls
  • Leaves curls defined, tangle-free, touchable and manageable

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Watch Now: CHI Haircare Has Your Backstage Pass to Miss USA 2019

Watch Now: CHI Haircare Has Your Backstage Pass to Miss USA 2019

The countdown to the crown is on as 51 ladies are currently vying for the Miss USA 2019 title. CHI Haircare has all of your backstage access to the behind-the-scenes action from Reno Tahoe.

The upcoming live televised event concludes with reigning Miss USA 2018, Sarah Rose Summers, crowning her successor. Women representing all 50 states and the District of Columbia will compete for the opportunity to become the next Miss USA.

CHI Haircare also wishes to congratulate Miss Teen USA 2019, Kaliegh Garris of Connecticut. The 18-year-old competitive dancer and theater student was awarded the crown this past Sunday evening!

Who will be the next Miss USA? Don’t miss the big show! MISS USA airs LIVE Thursday, May 2nd from Reno Tahoe at 8pm ET only on FOX.

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Watch Now: Jonathan Bennett is Totally Making Fetch Happen with CHI Styling

Watch Now: Jonathan Bennett is Totally Making Fetch Happen with CHI Styling

Mean Girls star Jonathan Bennett (who portrays Aaron Samuels, Cady’s love interest in Tina Fey’s classic 2004 film) offers a glimpse into his quote-filled daily routine and how CHI Haircare has the perfect products for a slicked-back look that leaves his biggest fans saying “Grool!”

Products Used:

The Best Travel Hair Dryers for Perfect Blowouts

The Best Travel Hair Dryers for Perfect Blowouts

When you’re on vacation, the last thing you want to do is spend time fussing over your hair. But you still want to look great for all those selfies and date nights. The problem? The dryer the hotel provides simply won’t do the trick. Leave it where it belongs—in the drawer—and invest in one of the best travel hair dryers instead. Today, there are plenty of first class dryers that are compact enough to fit in that already overcrowded suitcase, but powerful enough to style your hair quickly and with the same precision as a professional blowout.

CHI LAVA Hair Dryer

Though pricey, and a bit of a cheat, since it’s not technically a travel hair dryer, the CHI LAVA is so compact and lightweight that you can conveniently pack it wherever you go, says hair stylist Cynthia Diersen. You’ll save yourself on storage space since you won’t have to stash two dryers, plus you’ll never have to sacrifice performance. This dryer is quick, keeps hair hydrated, and provides long-lasting style. Plus, it comes with three attachments (a straight nozzle, a comb nozzle, and a diffuser).

CHI LAVA Hair Dryer

Made with Volcanic Lava and Ceramic heater that provides gentle consistent heat during styling. The combination of volcanic lava and ceramic allows styling at lower temperatures than normal which produces less damage to the hair while offering smooth, shiny results.

Features:

  • Volcanic Lava Ceramic heater provides less damage to the hair offering smooth, shiny results
  • Volcanic and ceramic minerals are embedded into the honeycomb ceramic lava heater
  • Volcanic ceramic minerals conduct negative ions automatically
  • Lava ceramic ions smooth, reduce frizz and lock-in shine providing moist heat for healthier hair

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Focus On Hair – Features CHI Aloe Curl Reactivating Spray

Focus On Hair – Features CHI Aloe Curl Reactivating Spray

Coil Spritz – Curl Enhancing Spray

Curls sometimes need a little help to regain their bounciness. Whether it’s time for a complete activation of coils or a simple refresh between washings, there’s a curl-enhancing spray that’s ideal for your naturally textured locks. Here are some of our top picks:

CHI Aloe Vera Curl Reactivating Spray

Revive your curls and get them to bounce back to life with this light mist styling aid. It’s easily absorbed into the hair and is perfect for refreshing styles and adding shine and moisture. 

CHI Aloe Vera Curl Reactivating Spray

Revive curls and bounce them back to life with a light mist styling aid that is perfect for refreshing styles and adding shine and moisture. Mist is easily absorbed into the hair leaving no residue.

Key Features:

  • Revives curls and refreshes style
  • Leaves curls refreshed with shine and moisture

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Anyone With Thick Hair: This Dryers Will Save You So Much Time

Anyone With Thick Hair: This Dryers Will Save You So Much Time

People with thick hair know that blow-drying is a marathon, not a sprint. They’re used to holding a hair dryer up for what seems like millennia while it whips their hair around, makes their arm weary, and drones on in their ear. This is also, subsequently, how they know that not all hair dryers are created equal.

At one end of the spectrum, there are the clunky, weak ones that fry hair faster than they dry it. On the opposite end are the sleek, lightweight, and forceful dryers that keep your hair smooth and healthy. Those are the only ones we’re interested in, because who wants to stand in their bathroom for 20 minutes willing their hair to please dry faster or they’ll be late for work again?

That’s why we’ve curated a list of our nine favorite hair dryers for quickly and effectively drying thick hair while also minimizing heat damage. Because drying your hair isn’t worth it if you’re going to singe it off along the way—at least we don’t think so. Go forth and shop, and here’s to better blow-outs in your future.

CHI AIR Style Series Ceramic Hair Dryer

This CHI dryer features fast airflow and tourmaline ceramic technology, which repels humidity and static electricity from affecting your strands. It also has a cold shot button, for when you want airflow without the heat (like we do when we want to distribute product or add a boost of volume to our hair).

CHI AIR Style Series Ceramic Hair Dryer

CHI Air Style Series Ceramic Hair dryer is a powerful 1500 watt DC motor dryer that delivers fast airflow to minimize heat styling damage, leaving hair with less frizz, more manageability, with incredible shine for beautiful style. The innovative technology of tourmaline ceramic elements with even heat distribution creates an exceptionally high amount of negative ions and Far Infrared, which repels humidity and reduces static electricity. The simple design of the Style Series Ceramic Dryer makes it easy to create the look you want!

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New Products that Make Travel Way More Comfortable – Features CHI Escape Iron

New Products that Make Travel Way More Comfortable – Features CHI Escape Iron

Traveling for work sound exciting and exotic, but it can also be stressful and exhausting. I have been working as a food and travel writer for well over a decade, and that means flying a few times a month. These trips are often early mornings and late nights, with each hour tightly scheduled and dozens of emails waiting to be answered when I get back to my hotel room at the end of the night.

Those early morning flights and tight layovers, all while trying to get writing done while in air, can take a toll but the right tools have often made all the difference. That’s why I’m selective about what I pack in my carry-on.

Here are some favorites that come in handy whether you’re traveling for work or for pleasure.

10. CHI Escape Cordless Styling Iron

A cordless styling iron is great to travel with, or even throw in your gym bag. You can charge it just like a cell phone and do your hair literally anywhere, even in an airplane bathroom!

CHI Escape Hairstyling Travel Iron

This battery operated professional hairstyling travel iron features CHI Ceramic technology which provides even heat distribution, locking in moisture and creating smooth, sleek styles. Experience the benefits of on-the-go, lightweight, cordless styling with CHI.

Features:

  • 1” CHI Ceramic plates: CHI Ceramic Technology locks in moisture creating smooth sleek styles
  • Lithium Battery: 30 mins to an hour of consistent heating depending on heat setting
  • Locking Mechanism: Safe for travel
  • Travel Pouch: Stores and protects iron and chargers while traveling
  • Car and Wall Charger: Convenient charging options
  • 1 Year Warranty

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Best Curling Iron for Big Curls – Features CHI Spin N Curl

Best Curling Iron for Big Curls – Features CHI Spin N Curl

Unless you’ve been blessed with perfectly curly hair, a high-quality curling iron is a must-have product in most women’s beauty arsenals. Whether you prefer bouncy spiraled ringlets or voluminous beachy waves, there is a curling iron out there that will help you seriously up your game.

But with so many options available, it can feel downright daunting trying to figure out which one will give you the curls of your dreams. So to help you find the right option, we rounded up 15 of the most-beloved curling irons in stores now. These top-rated hair tools not only have an overwhelming number of glowing customer reviews, but they also have thousands of five-star reviews between them.

Best for Big Curls: CHI Spin N Curl

Love the look of big bouncy curls? Opt for the Chi Air N Spin Curler. Simply place sections of your hair into this handy tool and push a button — it will automatically curl your hair into the chamber and heat up using ceramic heat technology, producing voluminous curls and waves. (Spoiler: The tool also uses negative ions that make hair smoother and super shiny.) Even better? The barrel is actually inside the curl chamber, so your hands won’t touch the hot surface, making it virtually burn-proof.

It has an impressive 4.6-star rating on Amazon and customers rave about how easy it is to use. “I really love this tool,” said one reviewer. “I have a hard time with curling irons, either I burn myself or one curl turns or different than the others or I accidentally curl one an opposite direction than the rest. This tool eliminates all my challenges. The tool doesn’t get hot on the outside so you will never burn your skin. It has a timer that beeps when time to release your hair, which is great. I highly recommend this product. CHI outdid themselves with this one!”

CHI Spin N Curl

Features:

  • 1” Ceramic Rotating Barrel
  • 410°F Maximum Temperature
  • Directional Buttons
  • Tangle Protection
  • Pre-set Temperatures
  • Adjustable Heat-Up Times
  • Temperature Display
  • Beep Alert
  • Auto Temperature Lock
  • 1-hour Auto Shut Off
  • 9 ft Swivel Cord
  • Dual Voltage
  • 2-year Limited Warranty

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Ionic Hair Dryer you can Style without Damage – Features CHI Touch 2 Dryer

Ionic Hair Dryer you can Style without Damage – Features CHI Touch 2 Dryer

Up there on the list of annoying tasks like doing the dishes and waiting in line at airport security is drying your hair. It’s loud, heavy, and time-consuming, but for those cursed with hair that just can’t be air-dried (I know the struggle, trust me), allow us to introduce you to ionic hair dryers. In layman’s terms, they work by transferring negative ions to the hair, which attracts the positive ions in water to help the hair dry faster. Aside from the convenience of getting your hair to dry faster, this process helps seal the strands’ cuticles to retain moisture.

The end result: shiner, healthier hair. Take a look at some of our favorite ionic hair dryers.

Not only does CHI’s dryer emit over three times more ions to reduce frizz and increase shine, but it features a super-innovative touch screen for speed, temperature, and ion control.

CHI Touch 2 Dryer

Experience the second generation of touch-screen styling with the new design of the CHI Touch 2 Hair Dryer. Slimmer and superiorly lightweight, it features a compact 2.4 inch touch screen control and a unique speedometer easily customizable intelligent settings, including controlling the speed, temperature, and ionic output.

Features:

  • Touch screen control: New touch screen design with easily adjustable speedometer dials for speed, temperature, and ion control.
  • New design: Lighter and more compact with a concave handle for a more comfortable grip position.
  • 3D ion generation system: Emits over three times more ions to reduce frizz.
  • Hands-free: Back of dryer can be used as a stand on a flat surface for hands-free drying.
  • CHI ceramic technology: Provides moist heat and keeps a consistent temperature to aid in reducing thermal heat styling damage.

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Best Eco-Conscious Beauty Products for Earth Day – Features CHI LAVA Dryer

Best Eco-Conscious Beauty Products for Earth Day – Features CHI LAVA Dryer

Climate change, endangered animal species, and a widening hole in the ozone layer are just a few of the things changing our planet for the worse. While most of us may not have pursued careers to save the earth, there’s one significant way we can all help—by cleaning up our beauty routine. Using products derived from natural ingredients is a start; however, taking a more in-depth look into the small details that we ignore, like the packaging and production of our beauty products, is equally important. Lessening your carbon footprint is the name of the game—something as simple as using a biodegradable toothbrush can help you do your part.

Outside of the more obvious issue of plastic waste from beauty products, our beauty shopping habits cause avoidable waste. In celebration of Earth Day, you can take important steps to preserve the planet by shopping products that help to minimize waste.

If you’re looking for ways to clean up your carbon footprint, here are 14 products to add to your shopping cart.

13. CHI LAVA Dryer

If your hair takes forever to dry, this new blowdryer from CHI saves energy (up to 50%), meaning it’s well worth the investment.

CHI LAVA Hair Dryer

Made with Volcanic Lava and Ceramic heater that provides gentle consistent heat during styling. The combination of volcanic lava and ceramic allows styling at lower temperatures than normal which produces less damage to the hair while offering smooth, shiny results.

Features:

  • Volcanic Lava Ceramic heater provides less damage to the hair offering smooth, shiny results
  • Volcanic and ceramic minerals are embedded into the honeycomb ceramic lava heater
  • Volcanic ceramic minerals conduct negative ions automatically
  • Lava ceramic ions smooth, reduce frizz and lock-in shine providing moist heat for healthier hair
  • Cold air temperature for setting styles
  • Slide switch prevents from turning dryer off accidentally
  • Energy saver up to 50%
Watch Now: Your Curls, Your Way! CHI Aloe Vera with Agave Nectar – Curls Defined

Watch Now: Your Curls, Your Way! CHI Aloe Vera with Agave Nectar – Curls Defined

WHAT IT DOES:

This all-new gentle haircare line was developed for natural curls and texture in need of definition, moisture replenishment and frizz control to achieve bouncy and healthy-looking curls for all hair types.

Define, enhance and revive curls and texture with CHI Aloe Vera. Infused with Agave Nectar and a Super Hydration blend, Aloe Vera replenishes and locks in moisture to guard against humidity and provide easier maintenance of curly hair.

Inviting your natural curl pattern to show off its shape, benefits are maximized to intensify moisture and retention and increase elasticity and definition. Used as a daily haircare staple, delicate curls go from drab to fab with improved shine and strength.

No matter if hair is fine, thick, lifeless, unruly, dry, or brittle, CHI Aloe Vera helps to create and maintain bouncy, healthy-looking curls that feel soft like silk!

Natural Ingredients ● Low pH ● Sulfate-Free ● Paraben-Free ● Gluten-Free

KEY INGREDIENTS:

Aloe Vera

Containing a vast amount of essential nutrients and vitamins, offers excellent conditioning properties and protection to delicate tresses while soothing dry skin and scalp. Utilizing the benefits of amino acids to improve elasticity and strength, the natural humectant retains hair moisture with the presence of sugar, water and polysaccharides. Forming a barrier onto strands, moisture is locked in and sealed revealing smoothness and reduced frizz.

Features and Benefits

  • Essential nutrients include: vitamins, minerals, enzymes and polysaccharides
  • Sugar molecules and polysaccharides provides, attracts and seals in moisture
  • Amino acids help to improve elasticity and strength
  • Moisture properties help to reduce frizz and soothe dry skin and scalp
  • Delivers easier detangling

Agave Nectar

Helping to prevent future damage and brittleness, fortifies and strengthens weak hair strands resulting in tamed hair with lustrous, shiny tresses. With moisturizing sugars derived from the agave plant, has the ability to overload on moisture and act as an humectant. Restoring hair manageability and reducing frizz and dryness or dullness, hair feels smoother, softer and tangle- free.

Features and Benefits

  • Humectant abilities
  • Restores hair manageability, reducing frizz and dryness or dullness
  • Helps to tame the hair and provides moisture and retention with a lustrous shine
  • Hair feels smoother and softer for easier detangling

Silk

Containing 17 amino acids, silk proteins penetrate and strengthen hair while improving the structure of weakened hair strands. Silk’s overall conditioning properties contribute to notable luster and shine.

Features and Benefits

  • Provides a silky texture and shine
  • Retains moisture
  • Improves elasticity and strength
  • Moisturizes hair and skin

Super Hydration Blend

MOISTURE TO THE MAXX! Unique blend of ingredients and specially selected amino acids and vitamins that provide exceptional moisture and performance benefits.

Features and Benefits

  • Contains natural moisturizers:
    • Sodium PCA
    • Wheat Amino Acids
    • Glycerin
    • Sodium Hyaluronate
    • Hydroxyproline
  • Gluten-free
  • Superior water retention for long-lasting moisture
  • Nourishes to support hair and scalp health

curlingdiva.com – Best Travel Curling Iron – Features CHI Air Travel Collection

curlingdiva.com – Best Travel Curling Iron – Features CHI Air Travel Collection

Traveling abroad is a super exciting thought, until you start thinking about how you’re going to look your best while Tweeting out your adventures.  

In case you didn’t already know, not all curling irons are created equal, nor do they all travel the same. If you’re heading off for a few weeks in Europe, you’re going to need one that can take the heat, literally. Having a dual voltage curling iron packed in your bag will get you the style you want, without the risk of burning the house down! (Or melting your curling iron).

I’ve reviewed the best curling irons for travel, and have put together some points to consider when choosing the best option for your needs.

Things to Consider:

  1. Size and portability. If you’ve got long or ultra thick hair, a compact curling iron model might not be your best bet for traveling with. Choose the right barrel length for your hair, and you’re sure to love the results. If you do need something to toss in your bag and go, the travel size products could be your new go-to for styling on the go.
  2. Dual Voltage. If you want to use your curling iron outside the U.S., you’ve got to look for one with dual voltage capabilities. Keep in mind, too, most curling tongs will come with a standard American plug, so you’ll need a plug adapter to fit European outlets.  Don’t leave the States without it!
  3. With Cord or Cordless. For ladies traveling to remote areas, or going long periods without power, a cordless option may be best. These models are usually compact and heat up quickly.  Make sure to check airline policy before you pack–butane cartridges can’t be packed in your carry-on, and you don’t want security chucking the heart of your curling iron into the trash!
  4. Varied Hairstyles. If you’re a lady who likes bouncy big curls one day and chic smooth styling the next, check out the 2-in-1 options in the review section. Those curlers let you decide what style you want and save you from bringing along both your curling iron and hair straightener.

Now that we’ve got some information, let’s check out some FAQ’s to answer a few more questions before moving on to product reviews. 

First, what does dual voltage even mean for a curling iron? Dual voltage is required when you want to use your curling iron in the United States and in other countries. Dual voltage curling irons will work in 110v-120v and 220v-240v outlets. They will automatically switch to the proper voltage setting when you plug them in. Are most curling irons dual voltageNo, don’t assume. You should always check if it has dual/universal voltage. Is Beachwaver dual voltage? This popular brand is NOT dual voltage, contrary to what some people believe. You can only use it for travels within the US.

Second, do you need special accessories? Yes, a thousand times. When taking your dual voltage curling tongs around the world, make sure you have an adapter for your plug to fit the outlet style of the country you are visiting. Without your plug adapter, you won’t be able to plug your product in!

Third, can you use your curling iron in Spain and other countries in Europe? Again, YES! As long as it is dual voltage capable and you remembered your plug adapter. 

Finally, can you take a curling iron on a plane? Corded curling irons can be tossed in your carry on and travel right by your side. If you are using a butane powered curling iron, it must be stored in your checked baggage. Follow the rules, or security is likely to take your butane and leave you with no power for your device!

CHI Travel Curling Iron

CHI makes traveling in style a breeze with this 3 in 1 flat iron, curler, and wave styling heat tool. This CHI dual voltage curling iron will save you from extra checked baggage fees and bad hair days. This 3 in 1 tool features a tourmaline ceramic barrel and infrared heat, a true one-two punch that protects your hair from damage and keeps frizz and flyaways at bay. It is important to remember this is a compact sized product designed to travel easily. 

Create beachy waves one day and a sleek, chic style the next. The smaller size may not be convenient for longer, thicker hair but it does feature the same curling and straightening power as the full sized product. It heats up to 392 degrees so is good for thin and slightly thick hair.  The dual voltage capability rounds out the features of this travel-ready beauty tool. 

If you’re a CHI fan and are looking for a Chi travel curling iron, the CHI Air Travel 2-piece Collection is your best bet as it comes with a travel hair dryer too.

CHI AIR Classic 2-Piece Travel Set

Features:

  • Iron heats up to 392 degrees for internal & external plates. Helps reduces frizz and helps provide unparalleled shine with a 6.5ft swivel cord & dual voltage.
  • 1000W Dryeer with far infrared, lightweight ergonomic design with collapsible handle, DC motor, 6.5 ft swivel cord and dual voltage.
  • 2-year limited warranty
  • Ceramic

Includes:

  • Travel 3-in-1 Iron
  • 1000W Travel Dryer w/ Nozzle & Diffuser
  • Black Travel Zip Bag

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Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine – Features CHI Nano Hair Dryer

Sophisticate’s Black Hair Magazine – Features CHI Nano Hair Dryer

CHI Nano Hair Dryer

The CHI Nano hair dryer features a lightweight ergonomic design with a powerful 1875W Ceramic motor for faster styling. Its ceramic ionic technology generates negative ions that dry hair without damage, while sealing in moisture and shine. Offering a dual air-intake system with two vents that help to reduce drying time while producing a stronger air flow. The Rapid Clean Technology®: Nano Silver and Blue LED lights help to kill bacteria providing cleaner air.

Features:

  • 1875W DC motor
  • Dual vent air-intake system
  • Rapid Clean Technology®
  • Weighs less than a pound
  • Sleek ergonomic design with silicone grip stand
Best Heat Protectants You Need If You Use A Blow Dryer

Best Heat Protectants You Need If You Use A Blow Dryer

You wouldn’t go outside without SPF, right? Well it’s just as important to use the best heat protectant for hair before subjecting your strands to the ravages of hot tools. If you leave hair unprotected, the high temperatures from your dryer, straightener, or curling iron can damage the cuticle, leading to breakage—and too much breakage equals an unhealthy, lackluster mane.

Using one of these best heat protectants for hair is the easiest way to style safely. These sprays, creams, or serums coat the hair shaft with a protective barrier and lock moisture in the cuticle. Not only will they prevent you from scorching your strands, but they also come with other bennies like adding shine, de-frizzing, straightening, and more. Below, find 14 of the best heat protectants to use before your next blowout.

BEST FOR THE FLAT IRON-OBSESSED

CHI 44 IRON GUARD

When you think of CHI, it’s likely their iconic hair straighteners come to mind. Because of this, you shouldn’t be surprised that they also sell a heat-proofing spray. Enriched with vitamins and proteins to add moisture back into the hair, it keeps your mane looking so healthy, no one will know you’re addicted to your flat iron.

CHI 44 Iron Guard

Superior thermal protection spray that works from the inside-out, helping to protect hair from thermal damage and breakage with a weightless formula with no added build up. Helps to seal the cuticle and works to prevent future damage.

Key Benefits:

  • Vitamins and proteins add essential moisture
  • Protects against thermal damage
  • Suitable for all hair types
This Shampoo And Conditioner Duo Is Perfect for Damaged Hair

This Shampoo And Conditioner Duo Is Perfect for Damaged Hair

The CHI Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner strengthen without drying.

Keratin shampoos, treatments, and hair products get a lot of attention for their strengthening powers. But “keratin” is often used as a buzz word that means little more than “protein.” It gives hair and nails their strength, so in theory, the more keratin you have in your hair, the stronger your hair should be. But in reality, too much keratin can cause your hair to become brittle and actually break.

So keeping a good keratin balance is key—this is where the CHI Keratin Shampoo and Keratin Conditioner come into the picture.

If you’re not coloring your hair, sunbathing, using a hair dryer daily, or spending way too much time with a flat iron, chances are your hair is pretty keratin balanced. But if you’re like so many people who find themselves getting regular highlights, spending as much time in the sun as they can, or using hot tools more than 3 times a week; chances are your hair might need a boost.

Think of the bits of keratin as the links that make up the chain of your hair. When keratin is missing from a strand of hair, it becomes weaker and eventually breaks. This leads to brittle hair and split ends. And no matter how many trims you get to take off the dead ends of your hair, the foundation of healthy hair really starts at this molecular level.

The CHI Keratin Shampoo and Conditioner work to give hair the keratin it’s missing without drying the hair thanks to jojoba and argan oils, which are effective conditioning agents that help to hydrate the hair.

The feel of the shampoo is rich—it’s obvious right away that you’re not going to need a lot of shampoo to get the job done. The product lathers up easily and rinses out, leaving your hair sufficiently clean without feeling dried out. And the best part? It smells amazing.

The conditioner is very thick, and distributes very nicely through the hair, untangling and softening the hair right away.

While it can be a little heavy for super fine hair, but that’s easily managed by using less product, keeping the conditioner off of the scalp, and rinsing very well. The conditioner leaves the hair feeling very soft and easy to comb, but without feeling weighed down or greasy. For heavily damaged hair, use this conditioner as a conditioning mask during your conditioning routine, leaving it on the hair for 30 minutes before rinsing for a deep conditioning effect.

Over time, hair will grow longer thanks to the strength added from the keratin. It might even feel like it’s growing faster, but in reality, this is thanks to the lack of breakage.

The CHI Keratin line also has an excellent Keratin Leave-in Conditioner and a line of Keratin Silk Infusion products. If you are really battling damaged hair these two products are must-try products for post-shower.

CHI Keratin Reconstructing Shampoo

 

Gently cleanses and reconstructs damaged hair by replenishing natural keratin levels, while strengthening and sealing the cuticle, helping to protect against future damage.

Key Benefits:

  • Promotes long-lasting, healthier hair
  • Adds shine and elasticity
  • Helps prevent future breakage

CHI Keratin Reconstructing Conditioner

 

Reconstructive conditioner that restores moisture levels in the hair with natural essential oils and keratin, strengthening and sealing the hairs cuticle, helping to protect against future damage.

Key Benefits:

  • Promotes long -lasting, healthier hair
  • Adds shine and elasticity
  • Helps prevent future breakage

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Keratin Shampoo for Damaged Hair – CHI Keratin Shampoo

Keratin Shampoo for Damaged Hair – CHI Keratin Shampoo

THESE KERATIN SHAMPOOS ARE LIKE A LIFE RAFT FOR DAMAGED HAIR – To be honest, we kind of put our hair through hell. You know, straighteners, curling irons, and color treatments? We’re guilty of it all! If yours is starting to show the effects, like dryness and brittleness, then it might be time to bring in a shampoo that’s enriched with keratin — the same protein that our strands are made of. Add any of these bottles to your shower routine and you’ll start to see healthy hair that’s sleeker, shinier, and stronger. 

CHI Keratin Shampoo

Are your strands starting to look stressed-out? This CHI shampoo combines keratin, jojoba, argan oil, and Keratrix technology to make hair soft and shiny again, and prevent future breakage. 

CHI Keratin Reconstructing Shampoo

Gently cleanses and reconstructs damaged hair by replenishing natural keratin levels, while strengthening and sealing the cuticle, helping to protect against future damage.

Key Benefits:

  • Promotes long-lasting, healthier hair
  • Adds shine and elasticity
  • Helps prevent future breakage
Watch Now: Your 2019 Must-Have Styling Tool – The CHI LAVA Hair Dryer

Watch Now: Your 2019 Must-Have Styling Tool – The CHI LAVA Hair Dryer

The CHI LAVA Hair Dryer is made with Volcanic Lava and a Ceramic heater that provides gentle consistent heat during styling. The combination of volcanic lava and ceramic allows styling at lower temperatures than normal which produces less damage to the hair while offering smooth, shiny results. 3 settings: Cool Temperature for cool drying – Low airflow and temperature for gentle drying – High airflow and temperature for very quick drying. Cool shot button for locking in styles. Includes 3 locking nozzle attachments: Concentrated, Smoothing and a Diffuser!

**Bonus! Watch how CHI Creative Artist, Chaune‘ Fitzgerald, uses this wondrous innovation with less heat and Lava Ceramic ions to give herself a flawless transformation.

CHI LAVA Hair Dryer

  • Volcanic Lava Ceramic heater provides less damage to the hair offering smooth, shiny results
  • Volcanic and ceramic minerals are embedded into the honeycomb ceramic lava heater
  • Volcanic ceramic minerals conduct negative ions automatically
  • Lava ceramic ions smooth, reduce frizz and lock-in shine providing moist heat for healthier hair
  • Cold air temperature for setting styles
  • Slide switch prevents from turning dryer off accidentally
  • Energy saver up to 50%
  • Ergonomic design

Pair Your CHI LAVA Hair Dryer with:

My Go-To & Must Have Hair Products – Features CHI LAVA Flat Iron

My Go-To & Must Have Hair Products – Features CHI LAVA Flat Iron

I have been getting some different questions about my hair regarding styling, the styling tools I use, and the types of products I use so I wanted to share a more detailed post about my everyday hair products that I love! Each product is linked to purchase below.

4. CHI LAVA Straightener

Ever since I first started straightening my hair, I used a Chi straightener and haven’t switched to anything else since which was about 10 years ago. I am a big fan of this brand and specifically this straightener for a few reasons. First, it makes your hair smooth! On this specific tool, the iron plates on the inside are made and sourced from volcanic lava and other heat conducting resources that are actually found from the earth which creates a smoothness on the iron plates.

I first used just a normal Chi straightener but ever since I started using the lava straightener, I can really tell a difference in the smoothness and sleekness of my hair when straightening it. Another reason I love this tool is how versatile it is. I actually do not use a curling iron on my hair ever. I have always curled my hair with a straightener because I like more wavy and lightweight curls and honestly I find it easier to curl my hair with a straightener compared to a normal curling iron as ironic as that sounds😆.

If you’re thinking about maybe switching up your styling routine or styling tools, then I highly recommend this straightener!

CHI LAVA Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

Sourced from some of the most effective heat-conducting materials found on earth; volcanic lava combined with the power of CHI ceramic creates smooth, sleek results without the damaging effects of high-heat styling. This innovative combination of elements offers an incredibly smooth styling surface for effortless glide-ability on unruly and coarse hair textures.

Features:

  • 1” Volcanic ceramic plates
  • Digital and adjustable temperature display
  • Maximum temperature of up to 450°F/232°C
  • Quick heat up
  • 11 ft. cord
  • Dual voltage
Natural Hairstyle Ideas To Try For Every Single Day Of April 2019

Natural Hairstyle Ideas To Try For Every Single Day Of April 2019

Blown-Out Afro With Micro Bangs

Yara Shahidi looked every part the disco diva for the Zendaya & Tommy Hilfiger party in Paris. To get your hair as big as possible while blowdrying, apply heat protectant to small sections and concentrate heat on the root to stretch out your curls.

CHI 44 Iron Guard

Superior thermal protection spray that works from the inside-out, helping to protect hair from thermal damage and breakage with a weightless formula with no added build up. Helps to seal the cuticle and works to prevent future damage.

Key Benefits:

  • Vitamins and proteins add essential moisture
  • Protects against thermal damage
  • Suitable for all hair types

 

The Active Times – Best Flat Iron – CHI Original Hair Iron

The Active Times – Best Flat Iron – CHI Original Hair Iron

A must-have beauty tool for women of all ages, and a styling device for fashion-conscious men. It’s no secret flat irons have a well-deserved cult following. Typically used to straighten hair and smooth flyaways, you may be unaware that flat irons are also great for adding beach waves and loose curls to hair of all textures.

Should you have mid- to long-length locks, flat irons are a multipurpose appliance to tame your bed head on even the worst hair days. Read on to determine which flat iron will work best for you.

Considerations When Choosing Flat Irons

Plate

When deciding between flat irons, the most important consideration is the quality of the plate. The plate is the metal fixture that presses, heats, and styles your hair. Some of the most popular materials for plates include ceramic, tourmaline, and titanium.

Ceramic plates are highly popular for their cheaper price and smoothing effects, but be aware that many ceramic plates are merely coated in ceramic, which leads to deterioration of the coating over time. For a top-of-the-line ceramic plate, purchase a flat iron made of pure ceramic.

Those who are worried about heat damage to their hair should look for tourmaline plates, which are known to be less damaging to delicate tresses. Titanium, a lightweight metal that heats up quickly, is the best plate coating for users with hair that is difficult to style, as the plates heat up quickly and are lauded for their styling capability.

Temperature settings

Another important consideration is the temperature of the tool. Some models have adjustable temperatures while others are fixed, and it is imperative for your hair’s health that you use the proper temperature for your hair type. Fine hair strands should be styled at 300 degrees F maximum to prevent burning or breakage, while thicker hair can withstand 300 to 400 degrees F. The thickest, most unruly locks can be styled at 450 degrees–the highest heat setting on most flat irons. Use caution not to apply heat too long, no matter what the temperature

Plate Width

The main feature to look for when purchasing a flat iron is the size of the plate, which ranges from 0.5 inches to 2.5 inches in width. Typically, the standard plate size on a flat iron is 1 inch, as it allows you the option to either straighten or curl your hair. However, users with short or fine hair should consider a plate that is narrower than 1 inch, as it can prevent hair damage and will be easier to control as you move it through the hair. Those with thick, curly hair may opt for a larger plate for its powerful heat and control.

Safety Features

When searching for a straightener try to find a model with automatic shut-off, as this will force the flat iron to automatically disable its heat source if it’s left on by accident.

Another notable safety accessory is an adjustable temperature option, which is especially important for people with fine or thin hair, which can be badly damaged if the heat is too high. If your tresses are on the thinner side, consider buying a flat iron with adjustable temperature, including heat settings of less than 350 degrees F, to get the best, damage-free results.

Flat Iron Prices

Pricing for flat irons is pretty straightforward–if you want a tool that will style your hair quickly and healthily, you should plan to spend between $80 and $200. However, if you plan to use your flat iron infrequently and aren’t willing to invest in a model that expensive, a $20 to $80 model should do the trick.

Other Important Details

The last consideration many consumers overlook when purchasing a flat iron is its level of comfort. For instance, users wanting to curl their hair with a flat iron should buy a model with a 360-degree swivel cord. Others may want a transportable straightener that can be easily packed for trips or used in a car; a cordless, battery-powered flat iron could certainly meet those needs.

Some flat irons also come with heat-safe bags to put a still-warm iron in for packing. Those who tend to habitually burn their hands while styling their hair should seek a model with intentional grip, or heat-proof gloves. Those needing a flat iron that can dry and straighten hair simultaneously should check out a wet-to-dry option.

FAQ

Q: How can I avoid heat damage while styling my hair?

A: Heat protectant sprays and oils are typically recommended by professionals. However, avoid alcohol-based protectants or conditioners, as these can damage your hair.

Q: How can I curl my hair with a flat iron?

A: Divide your hair into small sections. For defined curls, place the iron close to the roots (careful not to touch your scalp) and without clamping down all the way on the hair, twist small sections of hair around the flat iron and hold a few seconds. If you want beach waves, try dividing your hair into larger sections using the same technique.

Flat Irons We Recommend

Choice 3: CHI Original 1″ Flat Hair Straightening Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

Our take: This mid-range model is a go-to brand for customers who enjoy the smooth, silky finish offered by ceramic plates.

What we like: Buyers appreciate the product’s durability. Can style various hair textures and thicknesses with its 450 degree heat capability.

What we dislike: Temperature cannot be adjusted with this particular model.

CHI Original 1″ Ceramic Flat Iron

Our professional salon model analog flat irons have a versatile all-in-one ergonomic design and use advanced ceramic technology to create silky, shiny, and frizz-free hair instantly.

Features:

  • Professional salon model
  • 1” ceramic plates
  • Versatile styling tool: flip, curl & style
  • Creates silky hair instantly
  • Flash-quick heating, up to 392°F
  • 11 ft. swivel cord
  • 2-year warranty
  • Dual voltage

Credit: theactivetimes.com

 

Dr. Farouk Shami Receives the Fred A. Piattoni Award for Industry Service

Dr. Farouk Shami Receives the Fred A. Piattoni Award for Industry Service

L-R Lisa Marie Garcia, President of Innovations & Paul Dykstra, CEO Cosmetologists Chicago

During the America’s Beauty Show 2019, Dr. Farouk Shami received the Fred A. Piattoni Award for Industry Service. He was selected as this year’s recipient by the Cosmetologist’s Chicago Board of Directors by a unanimous vote. The event was held in Chicago at The Geraghty on March 31, 2019 during the Beauty Changes Lives Gala. On hand to receive the award for Dr. Shami was Lisa Marie Garcia, Farouk Systems President of Innovation.

The Fred A. Piattoni Award for Industry Service was established in 2016 after the passing of Fred Piattoni, the former Executive Director/Show Manger for Cosmetologist’s Chicago and the Midwest Beauty Show (now renamed America’s Beauty Show). Fred served the association, the trade show and the industry with great integrity and knowledge of the professional salon industry.

For over 30 years, Dr. Shami has had a strong devotion to hairdressers and salons. As the inventor of a non-ammonia hair color, Dr. Shami is known for protecting hairdressers and their clients and putting their needs first. He has also created countless other products and tools that have contributed to the success of the stylist and of the industry.

According to Dr. Shami, “I am honored to receive this award named after a great man whom together we shared a passion for this industry. It will proudly serve as daily reminder of my fond memories of Fred Piattoni, our over 30 years supporting the show and how together we have helped the hairdresser.”

Credit: modernsalon.com

Watch Now: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s Festival Hair

Watch Now: Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray’s Festival Hair

With SXSW last month, Ultra wrapped up and Coachella heading into its final weekend, we have seen some amazing festival season styles so far in 2019. The three biggest trends so far? Chains, clips and longer lengths. With so many other great music fests coming up all over the globe, who better to demo a universal and chic festival style for longer hair than reigning Miss Universe 2018 Catriona Gray?

Check out how she stays on trend with her CHI LAVA flat iron and favorite CHI styling products.

Products Used:

CHI Silk Infusion

CHI 44 Iron Guard Thermal Spray

CHI Enviro 54 Hair Spray – Natural Hold

CHI Shine Infusion

Hair Dryers Actually Worth Your Money – Features CHI Touch 2 Dryer

Hair Dryers Actually Worth Your Money – Features CHI Touch 2 Dryer

There’s no hairstyle quite as transformative or difficult to re-create at home as a real good blowout. Blow-drying your own hair is hard, despite stylists’ swearing on their lives, graves, and favorite hairspray that, with the right hair-dryer, even the most round-brush-inept can pull off a perfect blowout.

No shade to the experts, but dropping half your rent money on a hair-dryer that might leave you fried or frizzy is reason enough to keep booking Drybar appointments. Heck, it’s borderline fiscally responsible. But as much as we’d like to live in a world where we can budget both time and money on a pro job, we’d rather a good hair day be in our own hands. So our editors tested the best hair-dryers to see whether a faux-professional blowout at home is the stuff of myth or actually attainable. Spoiler: These dryers work like magic—and live up to their price tags. Scroll on for the best hair-dryers for every hair type and budget.

CHI Touch 2 Dryer

Features:

  • Touch screen control: New touch screen design with easily adjustable speedometer dials for speed, temperature, and ion control.
  • New design: Lighter and more compact with a concave handle for a more comfortable grip position.
  • 3D ion generation system: Emits over three times more ions to reduce frizz.
  • Hands-free: Back of dryer can be used as a stand on a flat surface for hands-free drying.
  • CHI ceramic technology: Provides moist heat and keeps a consistent temperature to aid in reducing thermal heat styling damage.

Credit: glamour.com

New Beauty Products To Try For April 2019 – Features CHI LAVA Hair Dryer

New Beauty Products To Try For April 2019 – Features CHI LAVA Hair Dryer

There’s a lot to love about April: Mercury is out of retrograde, it’s Earth Month, and festival season and wedding season are upon us. But perhaps the most exciting thing about the month ahead is the sheer amount of new beauty products to try for April 2019 — including Oribe’s first range of hair care for natural curls and coils and a fresh polish collection from OPI.

But just because April is jam-packed with products doesn’t mean your spring skincare routine has to be.

“Silky smooth” seems to be the name of the game across the categories of makeup, hair care, and body care, too. The month brings Kat Von D Cake Liner, an eye pencil that’s magically both creamy and waterproof; Glossier’s soothing Balm Dotcom in a fresh new mango flavor; CHI Lava Dryer, a ceramic hair dryer that promises a perfect blow out sans heat damage; and Jordan Samuel Skin Granita Di Caffé, a luxe body scrub made with sugar and coffee seed oil to slough away rough winter skin.

Ahead, the 30 best new beauty products — one for every day of the month — that April has to offer.

CHI’s highly-anticipated LAVA Hair Dryer launches at Ulta on Apr. 22 – but you can pre-order now if you just can’t wait to get your strands on its low-heat, high reward hair drying technology.

CHI LAVA Hair Dryer

This item will be released April 21, 2019.

Made with Volcanic Lava and Ceramic heater that provides gentle consistent heat during styling. The combination of volcanic lava and ceramic allows styling at lower temperatures than normal which produces less damage to the hair while offering smooth, shiny results.

FEATURES:

  • Volcanic Lava Ceramic heater provides less damage to the hair offering smooth, shiny results
  • Volcanic and ceramic minerals are embedded into the honeycomb ceramic lava heater
  • Volcanic ceramic minerals conduct negative ions automatically
  • Lava ceramic ions smooth, reduce frizz and lock-in shine providing moist heat for healthier hair
CHI LAVA Hair Dryer – New Hair Tool Launching in April

CHI LAVA Hair Dryer – New Hair Tool Launching in April

I’ll make any excuse to shop. Who doesn’t? OK, fine, maybe fully responsible adults. But as a mostly responsible adult, it can be a little too easy to find an excuse to spend money. The start of a new month for many of us brings a new paycheck and new decisions as to what to spend it on. Now, whether or not you consider yourself fiscally prudent, at some point we all need new hair products. (Yes, even you product hoarders out there — as if you needed convincing.) Luckily, brands are putting out hot, new, innovative products all the time, so if you care about your hair then these products definitely deserve your attention.

Whether you’re trying to achieve the perfect curl definition, add a little sparkle to your strands, or give yourself a sleek blowout, this month’s newest hair-care products are here for you. CHI and more are rolling out products that are worth a look — and maybe even a purchase. Read on to find out what all these brands have up their sleeves.

CHI LAVA Hair Dryer

Made with Volcanic Lava and Ceramic heater that provides gentle consistent heat during styling. The combination of volcanic lava and ceramic allows styling at lower temperatures than normal which produces less damage to the hair while offering smooth, shiny results.

Features:

  • Volcanic Lava Ceramic heater provides less damage to the hair offering smooth, shiny results
  • Volcanic and ceramic minerals are embedded into the honeycomb ceramic lava heater
  • Volcanic ceramic minerals conduct negative ions automatically
  • Lava ceramic ions smooth, reduce frizz and lock-in shine providing moist heat for healthier hair
  • Cold air temperature for setting styles
  • Slide switch prevents from turning dryer off accidentally

Credit: allure.com

New Appliance with Volcanic Lava Ceramic Technology

New Appliance with Volcanic Lava Ceramic Technology

Introducing the new CHI LAVA Volcanic Lava Ceramic Hair Dryer – volcanic and ceramic minerals embedded into the honeycomb heater reduce drying time and frizz leaving smooth, shiny hair. 

The CHI Lava Dryer provides gentle, consistent heat during styling. The combination of volcanic lava and ceramic allows styling at lower temperatures and produces less damage to the hair while offering silky results. The volcanic ceramic minerals conduct negative ions and provide moist heat for healthier hair.

The ergonomic design features a DC motor saves energy. Ideal for all hair types, the dryer has three settings: cool for setting styles, low for reduced temperature and airflow for gentle drying, and high for quick drying. A slide switch prevents turning the dryer off accidentally while styling. Plus, the CHI Lava Volcanic Lava Ceramic Hair Dryer comes with three locking attachments: concentrated nozzle, comb/smoothing nozzle, and a diffuser.

Behind the Technology

  • VOLCANIC CERAMIC – Derived from lava rocks, volcanic ceramic provides consistent heat during styling allowing for styling at lower temperatures.
  • CHI CERAMIC – CHI’s signature ceramic creates smooth looks by leaving hair frizz-free with reflective shine. It offers consistently heated plates producing smooth results on all hair types.
  • VOLCANIC LAVA – Volcanic powders derived from lava rocks offer durability while acting as a heat conductor.

Credit: focusonhair.com

Holly Habeck – CHI Flat Iron Review and Unboxing

Holly Habeck – CHI Flat Iron Review and Unboxing

Truth be told, I don’t remember the first time someone recommended a CHI flat iron to me. I’ve heard so many good things about the brand over the years though and know it’s top choice for many of my friends, so you can imagine my excitement when they offered to send over a sample of their new collection with JCPenny.

I’ve used the same hair straightener since high school, so I was eager to give this colorful tool a shot. Keep reading to find out if this JCPenny exclusive CHI flat iron really is worth the hype, and if I think you should invest in this new line or save your hard earned cash for a better release.

Is a CHI Flat Iron Worth It? || Review & Unboxing

Pricepoint

As of the time I’ll be publishing this post, you can snag the CHI Paint Party 1″ Flat Iron on sale for only $89.99. This includes not only the pretty, colorful ceramic CHI flat iron but also a cute gold fanny pack. If you’re hitting up festival season or just need a convenient place to store your valuables this summer, it’s a cool bonus.

For a flat iron, I think this a great deal. It’s a reasonable price point, but you should still be able to get good use out of the product for a long time.

Heat Up Time

The box claims that this hair straightener is able to heat up in 30 seconds. Honestly, I found it to take even less time than that! It’s a pain waiting for styling tools to warm, especially if you’re someone who gets ready last minute like me. I love that this CHI flat iron heats up insanely fast, making easy to get my hair done and run out the door in no time.

Diverse Settings

One of the things that I think is really neat about this CHI hair straightener is that it has six different settings, with the ability to heat up to a maximum of 410 degrees Fahrenheit. Not everybody has thin, easy-to-style hair like me, so it’s nice that this flat iron should be able to accommodate a variety of different hair textures and thicknesses.

Cord Length

A random thing I appreciated about this 1″ flat iron was the fact that it has an 11 ft. cord. Talk about convenient, right? Filming was incredibly easy with this tool, but I could also see this feature being helpful for someone who travels as sometimes outlets aren’t always located in the best spots — especially if there’s multiple people trying to get ready in the same hotel room!

Patterns

If you’re shopping for a new hair straightener, I love that there are six different patterns of this specific 1″ CHI flat iron at JCPenny to choose from. They’re all bright, colorful, and perfect for spring!

Final Thoughts

Now for my totally unbiased final thoughts…

In all honestly, I had zero qualms about this CHI hair straightener. The product worked better than I even imagined, and it made stying my hair even quicker than usual due to the super fast heat up time. I don’t think you can get any better than this for this price point, and I would absolutely recommend this flat iron if you’re in the market for a new hair straightener.

Watch Now: Khaleesi Inspired Rope Braids

Watch Now: Khaleesi Inspired Rope Braids

Tonight! TV’s most popular show, Game of Thrones, comes to an end with its highly-anticipated series finale. Whether you’re heading to cosplay events with your fellow Thronies or journeying to the neighborhood pub for a Mountain-sized GoT finale watch party, this simple how-to for Khalessi Inspired Rope Braids will have everyone bending the knee to your hair’s throne-worthy look styled by CHI products and the CHI LAVA Spin N Curl!

Before

** Prep hair with CHI Silk Infusion from mid-lengths to ends.

STEP 1

Create an off-center part with a comb and then divide hair for easier curling. Section in half horizontally at the occipital bone so hair is half up and half down. Secure the top section with a large clip.

STEP 2

Starting at the back of your neck, take 1-inch sub-sections and begin curling with the CHI LAVA Pro Spin and Curl. This automatic curler creates perfect spirals at the push of a button – no curling iron skills needed! Spray sections with CHI Enviro 54 Hair Spray Firm Hold for added control while styling.  

STEP 3

Continue curling entire head, alternating the curl direction to create added volume and dimension. Follow this technique until all hair is curled, including the clipped, top section. 

STEP 4

To create the Rope Braid (a 2-strand braid), start in the front, right fringe area. Take a 2-inch section, split into 2 pieces and cross the front section over the back piece and TWIST. Continue to pick up hair from the front, cross over TOP to the back and TWIST again and continue this process, working down the hair. Make sure to twist sections clockwise and then twist over each other counter clockwise. When you reach the ends, secure completed rope braid with a small rubber band. Mist hairspray while braiding as needed to minimize fly-aways. 

STEP 5

Repeat Step 4 on the left side of the fringe area so you now have rope braids on both sides. For fine hair, use bobby pins to secure the braid if needed to add extra volume.

STEP 6

Gently pull each loop of the braid to loosen and add volume to final look. 

**Artist Tip: For fine hair use bobby pins to secure braid if needed to add volume.

STEP 7

Finish the look with additional CHI Enviro 54 Hairspray Firm Hold. Hold can 10-12 inches away from hair and spray evenly to set the style. For even more shine, mist with CHI Shine Infusion Hair Shine Spray for an instant, weightless sheen.

Final Look Photos:

Watch Now: The CHI Man Demos The All-New CHI LAVA Hair Dryer

Watch Now: The CHI Man Demos The All-New CHI LAVA Hair Dryer

It’s the latest and most exciting addition to CHI LAVA technology yet – the CHI LAVA Hair Dryer. This was the tool that had audiences buzzing at ABS Chicago, where the lava ceramic dryer made its highly-anticipated debut, selling out on the 1st day of the 3-day major beauty industry event. Even more exciting news: the CHI LAVA Hair Dryer will soon be on store shelves at Ulta Beauty.

Watch how CHI Founder, Dr. Farouk Shami, uses this wondrous innovation with less heat and ions to create healthy, shiny and gorgeous looks with faster drying times.

Final Look:

Nozzle attachments include Concentrated Nozzle, Smoothing Nozzle and Diffuser:

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