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The Best Flat Iron for Natural Hair
I have been natural for a total of 5 years and this is my second stint. There's no hair like natural hair! I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on everything from shampoos & conditioners, styling agents, dryers and steamers and countless other products. I could literally "set up shop" in my home.
My most recent purchase was a 1 1/2 inch flat iron. That makes a total of 4 in my collection. In addition to the 1 1/2 inch, I have two 1 inch irons and 1 half inch iron. Each one is used for a different purpose and I wouldn't trade them for anything. If I had to leave the world with a few possessions, taking my irons would definitely be high on the priority list.
I get compliment after compliment about my hair. It has body and sheen and looks very healthy. I hate to toot my own horn, but I do a damn good job with my hair. *toot toot*
I have what you call kinky-curly hair. It takes a little time and effort to get it straight, but at the end of the day, I have a beautiful "do" that people can't believe doesn't have a single chemical application.
People often associate flat irons with the Chi. I have even heard people say "I'm going to 'chi-iron' my hair." Like I said before, I own four irons, but I've tried and tested dozens.
Does the Chi live up to the hype?
"Cha Cha Cha Chi Iron"
The Chi by Farouk is a very popular choice for many people in search of a good iron. I believe that the brand sells more than the actual product itself.
The FHI iron is hands down my favorite thus far. If you google Chi versus FHI, you will get some shpeel about the difference in plate sizes, the lengths of the cords, some ergo crap etc. It all boils down to what your preference is and in the end, what really matters is what the product does for your hair. Are you expectations being met? Are you pleased with your hair? Are you pleased with the iron?
I have tried a number of irons and I cannot stress how please I am with the FHI. It comes in a variety a sizes, has tourmaline plates which protect your hair and most importantly, it gets the job done better than any CHI that I have ever used.
You should test it for yourself; I would so love to say "I told you so!"
My Five Favs
- Bb Gentle Shampoo
- Bb Super Rich Conditioner
- Bb Sumotech
- Paul Mitchell Super Skinny Serum
- PhytoSpecific Integral Hydrating Mist
I am OBSESSED!!!
Before and After
Check out my before and after pictures below. Why spend money when I have the resources and skill to do it myself; the time and effort is worth it!