Which CHI 1" Flat Iron is right for YOU?

CHII know, I know, your best friend has a CHI flat iron and you want one too. Or maybe your hairstylist told you to buy a CHI so you can get those silky straight strands at home. I hear it all the time, “I want to buy the CHI 1″ Flat Iron.” I gladly answer, “Sure, which one?”

CHI truly is an innovative brand well known in the beauty industry for producing some of the most sought after flat irons on the planet, and it seems as if absolutely everyone has been told to buy one. But, there are so many CHI’s out there; CHI Original, CHI Turbo, CHI Pink, CHI Nano… which CHI is right for you?

The Similarities:
In addition to all being fabulous flat irons, they do share a few common features such as:

  • 1″ curved plates for straight and curly styles
  • Ceramic, Ionic and Far Infrared Technology to smooth down the hair’s cuticle and create sleek, shiny hair without damage
  • Flash heating for quick heat-up times
  • Quick recovery time – this eliminates damaging hot spots that can damage your hair

So at least you know whichever CHI you choose, you’re getting an absolute powerhouse dedicated to smoothing your hair with every snag-free glide, but read on to find out what each CHI is famous for…

CHI Original Ceramic Flat IronCHI Original 1″ Flat Iron
Product Snapshot: This professional salon model is a best-seller for good reason…it’s awesome. Part of CHI’s original collection of flat irons, this versatile styling tool has an ergonomic design and curved edge plates to create any style from straight to curly and everything in between. With a flash heating element and fixed temperature setting, the power to create the style of your dreams is your hands, and with ceramic, ionic, infrared technology, frizz is nowhere to be found.

The main difference: Fixed temperature – it provides the exact amount of heat every time, and everyone loves this iron.

CHI Pink Dazzle Flat IronCHI Pink 1″ Dazzle Ceramic Flat Iron
You get the professional CHI Original Ceramic 1″ Flat Iron in, you guessed it – PINK! With its ergonomic design and curved edge plates you’ll be straightening and curling constantly. Plus, Farouk Systems will donate a portion of all sales (from October -December) of this limited edition pink flat iron to support national breast cancer awareness. It’s a great cause and a great tool.

Why I love it: It’s a limited edition iron – the same as the CHI Original – but a portion of all sales go to support National Breast Cancer Awareness. What’s not to love?

CHI Turbo Flat IronCHI Turbo 1″ Ceramic Flat Iron
Turn on the turbo and get a great style fast with the CHI Turbo 1″ Flat Iron. Ceramic, ionic technology seals in the hair’s natural moisture and shine by smoothing the hair cuticle, creating a healthy static-free shine. Variable temperature settings from 175 to 356 degrees F allow you to control the amount of gentle, far infrared heat as you style. Negative ion activity straightens your hair making it sleek and smooth, and the curved edge plates allow you to make curls and waves as well.

What’s so special? Variable Temperature Settings – you control the amount of heat your hair needs – perfect for if you cannot use your iron on the hottest setting. Plus, I think the Turbo grips you hair much better than the Original model. This matters if your hair is somewhat difficult to straighten.

Bonus points: Felt heat protection on the outside of the iron.

CHI Nano Ceramic Flat IronCHI Nano Ceramic 1″ Flat Iron
Product Snapshot: If you’re looking for the latest in technology, you’re looking for the CHI Nano 1″ Ceramic Flat Iron. This ceramic ionic professional appliance features include flash heating in under 10 seconds, curved edge plates for curling and straightening, and a temperature setting from 302-356 degrees F. Innovative Nano Silver Technology in the iron eliminates bacteria, creating a germ-free environment every time you use it. Talk about innovation! CHI rocks.

Why it’s a best-seller: Nano Silver Technology eliminates bacteria on the iron. That’s cool. Very cool.


CHI Nano Digital Ceramic Flat IronCHI Nano Digital 1″ Ceramic Flat Iron
Product Snapshot: With the latest in Nano Silver Technology and Digital Control Options, this CHI Nano Digital 1″ Flat Iron is sure to become your new best friend. Packed with innovative technology including Nano Silver Technology that eliminates bacteria on the appliance, creating a germ-free environment every time you use it, this ceramic ionic professional appliance features flash heating, far infrared heat and curved plates for creating straight styles, flips and curls.

The perks: Nano Silver Technology eliminates bacteria on the iron, which as you know is very cool; it also has digital control options. If you want a hi-tech tool, this is it!

The breakthrough technology used in the development of CHI appliances has given them a competitive edge by allowing them to create truly unique products and styling tools that are so well known in the industry they are asked for time and time again. From the latest in far infrared, ceramic and ionic technology to pioneering the newest Nano Silver technology, CHI tools not only out perform other appliances, but some of their tools actually sterilize themselves.

If you’re ready to style your hair like a professional, you’re ready for CHI – go directly to our CHI Flat Irons section, it’s chock full of CHI – in our favorite 1″ size.


  2 comments for “Which CHI 1" Flat Iron is right for YOU?

  1. Amber Buzbee
    August 20, 2008 at 9:05 pm

    There is a heated debate in alot of circles as to which brand of flat irons is better.. CHI by Farouk or the globally popular GHD flat irons. This is a great article, and in my opinion, the CHI brand of flat irons is far superior??

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    May 15, 2010 at 7:44 am

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