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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on September 4, 2009
For the past 4 years, I'd used a HAI Stik ceramic flat iron, and it worked OK. I never loved it, and the other day it died. So, I need a new straightner STAT, and my hair dresser had used the Croc on me once, and I loved how it looked, so I decided to purchase this one.

I have fine wavy hair -- not super thick. If I let it dry naturally, it'd be a frizzy mess, so I blow dry and straighten.

The first time I used this flat iron, I cranked it up to the max (450°F), and it totally fried my hair. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE SUPER THICK, DURABLE HAIR, START WITH A LOW, LOW SETTING AND WORK UP! I now use it at 360°F, and it gets my hair super straight super fast.

PROS
- Heats up FAST (like in under 30 sec.)
- Digital temperature gauge that shows you exactly how hot it is
- More powerful than ceramic (i.e. gets my hair straighter faster, so it reduces my styling time).

CONS
- Unlike a ceramic flat iron, you can't touch the outside of the iron part because it gets too hot. You can only hold onto the handle. With ceramic, I would hold the iron in one hand and with the other hand, I'd clamp the iron tight onto my hair to help guide it in the right direction. Can't do that now. Now, I have to only grip the handle and try to keep it straight and in the direction I want. Getting used to it, though.
- Took a while to find the correct heat setting that wasn't damaging my hair -- START AT A LOW SETTING to avoid frying your hair or making it super limp.
- The warranty on this product is only good through the seller, it's for a very limited time (I think 10 days), and it's not valid if you open the product and try it out. Basically, research this product before buying it so you know exactly what you're getting because there's really no returning it.
- Weird notes from the seller stuck into the packaging to assure me that even though the product packaging doesn't say "titanium" on it anywhere, that it IS indeed titanium.

Overall, I'm very pleased with this iron. Just wish the outside of it didn't get so hot.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
on December 2, 2009
I will sum up the good and bad points of this iron below.

Good:
1. Heats up fast
2. Doesn't snag
3. Leaves hair SUPER shiny
4. Only needs one MAYBE two pass overs to straighten super curly hair.

Bad:
1. Nothing. Buy the darn thing.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 15, 2010
I love my croc iron. This is my second one. The titanium base does an excellent job in smoothing the cuticle of the hair. I love the fact that it is versatile and works on "all" textures of hair. The look is really chic and the contour of the iron makes it easy to work with. On a scale of 1-10 I give this iron an 11. The price is excellent as well, they retail for much more in the industry. I will be purchasing more(different sizes to work with) in the very near future.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on March 22, 2010
Heats up quickly. Flattens my hair better and quicker than my old ceramic flat iron. Learned it can display and Fahrenheit or Celsius because it would only display up to 230. But I knew the iron was getting hotter than that. If you hold the right button down and then hit the ON button, it will display a C or an F so you can decide how you want the degrees displayed.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 26, 2010
My hair is soooo curly and the croc 2 makes it stick straight, i love it. I never thought i could wear my hair this way! I use it at least 3x a week or more and my hair is still soft and manageable.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on April 10, 2011
I have shoulder length, course, frizzy, heavy highlighted hair that is totally unmanageable. I have no choice but to straighten it daily. That being said, I have been through my fair amount of flat irons. This one is definitely in the top. It heats up super fast, and the display is simple to use/read. It's super light, and yes the sides do get hot, but once I got down the proper way to handle it, I don't think I want to be without this one! Try it! ( Just be sure to use a heat defense in your hair )
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 3, 2010
My wife has a drawer full of flat irons and what not's. She says they are good but take too much time to do their job. I bought her this CROC2 that was recomended by a friend, she is in LOVE with it. The Titanium plates do their job faster than any of the $15-45 dollar ones she has. The Digital setting help adjust to you exact preferred temperature.

Based on her reaction BUY this product. She has recommended it to all her sisters, word is bond!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2008
This is the BEST flat iorn. It is fast. I can flat iorn my hair in HALF the time that ceramic iorns use to take. It does a fantastic job. My hair stays "picture perfect" for days. This product is worth evey penny. If you buy it, you will love it.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 14, 2010
First of all, I'm a hairdresser and not easy to please when it comes to flat irons. We use the 1.5 Croc at our salon for the Keratin treatments. I wanted one of my own because I love that this iron gets 450 degrees (and stays hot!), makes curly or coarse hair straight as a board, and leaves it soft and silky. You will not be disappointed with this purchase. I have coarse, colored grey hair and this is the only iron I have tried that works without me having to go over the same strand more than once. I keep it at 430 degrees for my hair and zip right along. Experiment with the temperatures. If your hair is fragile, due to chemical over-exposure, then turn the heat down and by all means...use a heat protectant. Enjoy!!!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 21, 2009
I love this straightener!!! It keeps hair straight all day long and makes my curly hair look naturally straight. It leaves hair stringy, but in a good way. It takes me about half the time to straighten my hair than it did and because it is professional, it keeps a great glossy finish when I'm done. The weather no longer affects my hair the way it used to. It now takes longer for my hair to frizz up, most probably because ti gets up to 450 degrees. My only thought is to get the wet dry 1 and a half or 2" croc instead so that your hair can get the maximum health benefits rather than possibly frying your hair with this one if you don't have enough time to completely blowdry it.
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