Farouk CHI GF1539 Turbo Big 2 Inch Ceramic Flat Iron Hair Straightener
- Moist Ceramic Heat with Ceramic Plates and Coils
- Locks in hair color and retards fading
- temperature switch on the side for variable control from 175°-356°F (or 80°-180°C)
- Seals the cuticle
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Warning: Burn Hazard. KEEP AWAY FROM CHILDREN.
Top Customer Reviews
I was suspect of the need for "ceramic ions" and "far infrared technology", but this iron was highly recommended by salon personnel, so I decided to dish out the money and try it. You don't need to believe the hype to realize that this is a top quality product. This was a case of "you get what you pay for"! It is lightweight and ergonomic, heats up almost immediately, has a slider bar for varying heat from 176-356F (80-180C), and velvety felt that protects you from burns (also allows me to get closer to my ears and scalp without getting burned). The latter feature is worth the money to me alone, and the the ceramic feels much gentler to my hair (I have baby fine hair very prone to breakage). Two other things to keep in mind when choosing a straightener:
1) size matters - smaller size is better - it's more maneuverable, and doing smaller sections at a time will produce better results.
2) not all ceramic is created equal - there are solid ceramic plates or plates COATED with ceramic that are cheaper. the ceramic layer on the coated plates can peel off and is supposedly damaging to your hair (not to mention your product is ruined).
So yes, this iron is more expensive, but hopefully it will last for years of top-notch straightening.
I finally ended up ordering the 2" Turbo CHI and I'm glad I did. The "Turbo" CHI allows you to adjust the heat temperature, while the original CHI does not---the original has a standard heat setting. The 2" CHI is easy to maneuver and straightens my hair in bigger batches. The 1" CHI would have taken much longer to pass through all of my hair.
This one's a keeper.
As soon as I decided to buy this product there was a nationwide backorder and no web site I could find had any in stock. This was the only place that had any or was receiving any in a reasonable amount of time. Overall I was extremely satisfied with the product and the supplier. It arrived in a orderly fashion and the very first time I used the iron I had salon perfect hair.
I recommend this product to ANYONE with rebellious hair. It works and it is worth the money. Don't waste you time on cheaper products. Life's short and you should be happy with the way you look
This is also the best gift for any teenage girl. Two of my daughters practically ran to the shower Christmas morning so they could use their straighteners right away!!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Broke after a few months of use. Too bulky. Probably not even the real chi brand.Published 5 months ago by Adriana
I purchased this as a gift for my wife who used it for several years before passing it down to our daughter. It still works as if it was brand new with equal heat distribution.Published 12 months ago by Scott Pace
My wife has been using this for 7 plus years EVERYDAY solid!! ZERO ISSUES!Published 13 months ago by LABAN V. BROWN
My wife loved this while it worked. It died after 1 1/2 years of use. That's unacceptable to me for the price.Published 18 months ago by Jeff Sumrell
Had to return this product. would not stay hot like its supposed to. I think its a new design in chi. THey are not as good as they used to be.Published 22 months ago by Valarie Tanner