XcharX asked in Beauty & StyleHair · 1 decade ago

best flat iron??

under 100 $ preferably...

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    As a stylist, I have used a lot of flat irons/hair straighteners, including Sedu, Hai, Infrashine, Chi, Paul Mitchell, Solia, Big Sexy, Andis, Babyliss Ghd, T3, Kenta etc. You should get a Professional hair straightener, they style much better and faster, and most importantly, they protect your hair.

    In terms of performance:

    The best ones are: Sedu, Kenta, Solia, Infrashine, Ghd. These are top of the line professional brands

    Above average: Chi, Hai, Paul Mitchell,

    Average: T3, Big Sexy, Andis, Babyliss

    Below Average: Conair, Vidal Sassoon, Revlon, Bed Head etc. These are cheap consumer brands that you will find in drugstore. If you care about your hair, do NOT buy them.

    === Flat Iron Hair Straighteners FAQ ======

    Q: What size should I choose?

    A: For most people, 1", 1-1/4" or 1.5" are all good choices. If you have very thick, coarse, long or ethic hair, bigger size (1.5" or 2") will save you some time. If you have thin, fine hair, get a smaller one (1" or 3/4").

    Q: What temperature should I should on my hair?

    A: Based on my expereince, 380F is the average temperature to use. If you hair is thick and coarse, bump it up a bit, if you hair is fine or overprocessed, start it at somewhere 300F, and try it. If the setting does not work well for you, increase a bit until you get a setting that works well for you but does not burn your hair. Trial and error.

    === Helpful Flat Iron Instruction Video ====

    How to Curl Hair With Straightener

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfoihBOzP1I

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k57daS_c_yI

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    http://www.folica.com/info/curl-hair-flat-iron.htm

    http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-curl-hair-with...

    How to Use a Flat Iron

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ov7NWAWPbzk

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    How to Add Volume to Your Hair:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aCyLM_kuuJ0

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    How to Create Sexy Waves with a Flat Iron

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7_Olhlb2js

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    How to Flip your Hair:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrMPuIdQ0vw

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    === Tips for buying professional hair appliances ===

    Do NOT buy professional hair appliances from unauthorized places like amazom.com, eBay, Target, Walmart, etc. Because if you do, manufacturers will refuse to honor the warranty. Buy from licensed places like salon, licensed professional beauty stores like Folica.com, Ulta.com, West Coast Beauty Supply Inc. etc

  • 1 decade ago

    Invest in the Solia Tourmaline Ceramic Ion Flat Iron. It's one of the very best irons on the market (just behind Sedu irons) AND it's only $88 at Folica (retail is around $140).

    Here's the link:

    http://www.folica.com/Solia_Tourmalin_r1558_1.html

    Now, if you're willing to go a little over $100, then go ahead and get a Sedu Ionic Ceramic Tourmaline Flat Iron. Sedu IS the best on the market and worth every penny.

    http://www.folica.com/Sedu_Ionic_Cera_r1560_1.html

    Even after reading the reviews I was a little skeptical---until mine came in the mail. It straightens my SUPER curly, ridiculously long hair in only 30 minutes when it used to take 3.5 hours--no joke--with other straighteners. Plus, my hair is straight for DAYS.

    You won't be sorry with either brand. And the great thing about Folica is that they have a "hassle-free" 30-day return/exchange policy!

    And remember, cheap drugstore brands are cheap for a reason. They burn the hair causing serious damage and don't even straighten well (which is why they don't use them in salons).

    Happy Straightening:)

    ~ Lily

  • gangi
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Avanti Flat Iron

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I've tried CHI (not available with tourmaline), and FHI, but my ultimate favorite is the Sedu Original Model 1 1/2" (not the new Revolution model). It costs $115 on Folica.com with free shipping and a 2 year warranty. There is a 1" model that runs for $108. Folica.com is the ONLY online retailers of Sedu products.

    The Sedu flat irons have ceramic/tourmaline plates, which emit loads of negative ions and infrared heat. This type of heat is less damaging than that of regular ceramic plates. Plus, Sedu flat irons have super shiny scratch-resistant plates that glide through your hair like butter - no kidding! I looove mine so much and will never stray from it! :o)

    Oh, one more thing! Sedu changed all their flat irons so that they now come with strong, thick, and straight cords that don't swivel and cause shorts like the CHI's do. So good!

    To see before and after pics of my hair using the Sedu, please go here:

    http://makeupalley.com/m_74313886

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    5 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sedu. I have curly hair and had been using a cheap flat iron. It was giving me hair breakage and drying my hair out. I bought the Sedu hair straightener a few months ago. It is easy to use, leaves my hair shiny and "dead straight" within 5 minutes of use (after blow drying).

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    GHD will always be the best for your hair ceramic plates and it puts moisture back in your hair from top to bottom and it stays at the constant temp the whole way through. so id say save $300.

    but if your desperate

    'hi lift' or vidal sasoon or baby bliss which heat up to 200degrees and are ceramic and are all $99 and make hair dead straight. can pick up from anywhere

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    under 100$, for a good one is hard to find

    when i was younger i bought a connair straightener, then it broke after 2 weeks so i payed another 30$, then a year later i had to replace

    a while ago i got a professional one

    and its worth it, it will last you longer

    its worth the little splurge, because in the long run its better

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    nope, some people use flat irons to curl there hair but there us truly no difference.

  • 1 decade ago

    i use the wet to straight iron. it works really good for me. and it was only about $30. you can also try the bed head one, i heard it works really good, it costs about $60 or $70. it gets really hot. but the wet to straight one will be better, it has different temperatures for different types of hair, and if you dont have alot of time you can use it when your hair is still wet.

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