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Old 12-14-2010, 01:34 PM
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Flat Iron Suggestions...

My flat iron randomly stopped heating up the other day and i need a new one. It was a professional one given to my by my stylist friend, but I really am not looking to spend $100+ on a new one. Actually I want one as cheap as I can get but still decent
I don't have any wave in my hair at ALL, it's pretty stick straight, however I use a flat iron sometimes when I do my hair because i get kinks in it since I shower at night and it's usually damp when i go to sleep.

i was just looking at this one from sephora Sephora: tokidoki Pink Lametta Flat Iron: Blow Dryers & Irons
because it's the cheapest not because of the design haha

still, is that the cheapest i'm gonna find? any suggestions for a cheapo one for a girl who doesn't rely on it but still likes to have one on hand?
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Old 12-14-2010, 01:52 PM
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YAY! I can share my story! I bought that ghd thing and it was okay. I wasn't impressed for the price. Then I bought this remington one Amazon.com: Remington S9950 Shine Therapy Moisturizing and Conditioning Digital Ceramic Hair Straightener, 1": Beauty I did one side of my head with the ghd and the other side with the cheap one and I am convinced the cheap one is better.
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Old 12-14-2010, 02:20 PM
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wow really?
i saw a bunch of cheap remingtons and conairs and all of those drug store brands but thought they would just plain suck
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Old 12-14-2010, 02:37 PM
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Dana, I have a Conair Infiniti that I use every day and I have a LOT of wavy hair. I really like it but I've never had a super expensive one, either.
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Old 12-14-2010, 03:18 PM
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I LOVE my Solia flat iron that I bought from folica.com and it's 20% off orders over $50!

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Old 12-14-2010, 04:26 PM
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wow really?
i saw a bunch of cheap remingtons and conairs and all of those drug store brands but thought they would just plain suck
Thats what I thought too but there are all these raves about it on youtube so I thought I would chance it. 50 bucks was worth the risk.
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:57 PM
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i have the chi knockoff from sally's, and it's incredible. it's even better than a chi as far as i'm concerned (and most of the reviews agree), and it's like $60. on black friday it was $40.
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Old 12-18-2010, 05:23 AM
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I have the BabyLiss Pro Nano Titanium and my hair stays exactly the way I style it until my next wash All my friends who have used it love it too.
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Old 12-18-2010, 09:45 AM
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I have the BabyLiss Pro Nano Titanium and my hair stays exactly the way I style it until my next wash All my friends who have used it love it too.
I just bought one of these for 20 bucks from Ross for a christmas present.
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:26 AM
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I've tried the Solia, it's great! If you want something really affordable though, this one is a really good value:
Amazon.com: Hot Tools Flat Iron 170 Watts Model 1190 1 ea: Beauty

I have thick hair and I tried a few Conairs and they didn't work very well, never got hot enough. The Hot Tools one works much better than the Conair ones I tried.
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If you have thin hair - the cheaper ones will work fine but if your hair is thick or you have a lot of it, drugstore ones just don't get hot enough! I think it really helps to spend more b/c your hair will be less damaged in the long run. I've heard good things about the babyliss one too. I'd look into brands like that, rather than a conair or something from the drugstore if it were me since I've tested out my friend's drugstore ones and they just didn't perform very well imo.. but then again, I have thick hair and a lot of it unfortunately
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Old 12-18-2010, 12:17 PM
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Dana, I have a Conair Infiniti that I use every day and I have a LOT of wavy hair. I really like it but I've never had a super expensive one, either.
I have a Conair Infiniti I bought at Fry's for $40 and it has a bunch of heat settings and works great. I have long, thick hair too. I think the cheaper ones are made a lot better than they used to be.
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Old 12-18-2010, 02:33 PM
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I just bought one of these for 20 bucks from Ross for a christmas present.
Im still extremely jealous of that score. I keep looking at ours and never find one. If you go back and yours has another, Id totally PP you + shipping & a little for your time!
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:47 PM
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awesome thanks for the suggestions. *goes off to check out babyliss one*
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YAY! I can share my story! I bought that ghd thing and it was okay. I wasn't impressed for the price. Then I bought this remington one Amazon.com: Remington S9950 Shine Therapy Moisturizing and Conditioning Digital Ceramic Hair Straightener, 1": Beauty I did one side of my head with the ghd and the other side with the cheap one and I am convinced the cheap one is better.
I'd go with this one over the Hot Tools one. The hot tools one is metal and can easier singe your hair than the ceramic. Ceramic or Titanium is the way to go. And I can't believe how good they're making the cheapies now! Both get over 400 degress...Crazy. It used to be the drugstore brands got around 200 while the expensive ones were the only ones to get 400+. If my Croc ever dies maybe I'll look into that Remington.
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Old 12-18-2010, 03:56 PM
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has anyone used the "mini" sized ones? i am wondering if that would be good enough for what i need. i mean, they are cheaper but i wonder if they'd be kinda awkward to use?
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Old 12-18-2010, 04:22 PM
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I got a mini one free with purchase(a nice brand name one), and I couldn't use it all. It didn't get hot enough to do anything to even just a couple strands of hair. I gave it to my mom when I moved out, don't know if she's had any luck with it...I have super thick wavy hair and she has super thin curly hair.
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the sedu mini one I got for free w/ my regular sedu one gets WAY too hot and they included a gove just to use w/ the mini one.. that's how hot it gets It's pretty useless imo. I've only turned it on twice or so.. and it's tiny! It would take forever to do anything with it.
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I'll keep an eye out for you this week.
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I got a mini one free with purchase(a nice brand name one), and I couldn't use it all. It didn't get hot enough to do anything to even just a couple strands of hair. I gave it to my mom when I moved out, don't know if she's had any luck with it...I have super thick wavy hair and she has super thin curly hair.
I had a hot tools back in the day. It straightened great but it fried the crap out of my hair.

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the tiny sedu worked well for me, but it did take a lot longer.
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I wrote this in the blow dryer thread but just in case you don't see, mysalonlooks.com is having 50-60% off their entire site (except the bundles which already have their own special price). Enter save60 or save50 during checkout!
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^ OoOo thanks carol. is Ti a good brand?
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^ I heard pretty good reviews about it so far! There are quite a few youtube reviews about it if you wanted to look into it.
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Nice! I got mine for around $70-80 I think, awhile back.

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has anyone used the "mini" sized ones? i am wondering if that would be good enough for what i need. i mean, they are cheaper but i wonder if they'd be kinda awkward to use?
I had a few friends who got the mini ones free with purchase too, and they didn't work nearly as well as the full-sized ones
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