Making fine hair styling products, the CHI flat iron line includes over a dozen models at prices as low as $50. Different models can cost up to $150, so CHI offers a quality iron suitable for all budgets. Available in several sizes, designs, and incorporating numerous technologies, CHI flat irons perform fast and with precision. No matter what type of hair you have, there is the right CHI flat iron for the job, whether that be simply straightening curly hair or adding stylish flips. More than just a styling tool, however, CHI irons condition and sterilize hair, ultimately making it healthier and more vibrant.
Flat Iron Uses
Depending on the model, flat irons may be used with either damp or dry hair to prevent it from frizzing or curling. Also known as hair straighteners, flat irons typically feature styling plates with beveled edges so that the user may add a flip or a curl in addition to straightening hair. CHI flat irons incorporate advanced technology into their models including far infrared heating elements and ionic ceramic plates. The combination of high heat, pressure and the natural ceramic substance works to condition hair while styling it. CHI flat irons leave hair smooth, shiny and healthy, free of frizziness and without damage to sensitive cuticles.
CHI offers numerous flat irons in a range of sizes. Included in their flat iron product line are models such as the:
- Nano Ceramic
- Nano Digital Ceramic
- Micro CHI
- Big CHI
- Ionic Single Pass
Others are available as well, including a travel model that can be used with a common voltage adapter. This allows a traveler to use their CHI flat iron even in countries where 220 or 240-volt electricity is used such as in Europe. CHI flat irons feature styling plates of different widths, ranging from 1/2 inch to 2 inches. Wider models are ideal for thicker, longer hair. Slim and ultra-slim flat irons from CHI work well with short to medium-length hair. CHI flat irons also come in 5/8-, 3/4-, 1- and 1-1/2-inch sizes.
Available in models as short as 7 inches in length, CHI flat irons feature a matte black finish with gold-colored plates. Their internal far infrared heating elements operate at a low power between 20 and 35 Watts, making them very energy efficient. Once turned on, a CHI flat iron heats up in as little as 6 to 10 seconds. They are capable of reaching a temperature of nearly 400 degrees. Other design features include an extra-long 360-degree swivel cord for twist and tangle-free use and an optional digital readout for effortless operation.
How the ionic technology used in CHI flat irons works is that as the fast-heating ceramic plates warm up, they begin to release negative ions. These ions are naturally attracted to the static electricity in hair that causes it to frizz. In effect, the process of ionization neutralizes the static particles, allowing hair to settle and take on a far smoother, silkier appearance and feeling. The far infrared heat conditions hair from the inside out, preventing it from becoming dry and brittle.