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I just gave up using a flat iron but the SEDU does sound pretty amazing. Maybe I will reconsider and try it :)



Edited by Karen Shelton - June 28 2010 at 10:37pm
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The real truth?  There is absolutely NO best or worst iron. 

In fact, the majority of all irons...pro and consumer...are made by a small handful of manufacturing factories in China or South America.

The key difference amongst irons is how they are marketed and whether they are marketed to the professional hair market or the consumer hair market.

The BEST iron is the one that is best for you.  An iron that is great for your friend may really suck for you and your hair.

How should you select the best iron for you?

Select it by:
1.  Your type of hair (thin, fine, medium, thick, super thick)
2.  Your texture (straight, naturally curly, wavy, kinky, combo)
3.  Your hair's length (short, medium, long)
4.  How often you plan to use your iron (daily, weekly, monthly, special events only)
5.  How damaged your hair is currently.
6.  Whether you chemically treat your hair.
7.  What types of options and features you desire (heat settings etc.,)
8.  What your hairdresser recommends for your hair.
9.  How the iron feels in your hand.  Some are lighter and easier to use than others.
10.  Your budget (yes you can get great irons for good prices).
11.  Whether you are swayed by glossy marketing campaigns.
12.  How long you plan to keep your iron (some last longer than others).

After you have evaluated these categories than you can narrow your selection down to irons that custom fit you and your hair.  Not the other way around.

I can't comment about Sedu except to say it is very annoying how often I have to remove advertisements from them or their sales people from HairTalk.  It seems they (Sedu marketers) are some of the worst offenders (although GHD is a close second) which makes me dislike the irons just for that reason.

I ask myself, why does a company have to be so aggressive about promoting their irons.  Most irons can stand on their own merits.  Right?  Some of the greatest hair products and tools don't need to aggressively market.  Their products speak volumes on the merits of how they perform.

As a person who went to cosmetology school who has a hair license (I am constantly updating my education), I find that many hot iron brands are very similar.  As they should be, due to the fact they are ALL being manufactured by the same factories. 

This is such a key point that so many hair consumers miss.  I know it's true, I've talked to the reps of some of the factories and my vendors have confirmed this to me many times.

Remember that with any hair tool or product ultimately you deserve to get the best that is the best for you and no one else.

So forget the glossy marketing hypes and buy an iron that works best for you.

Remember, any iron that you use too often or improperly or with too much heat can over time damage your hair.  Find the best for you.  Your hair deserves it.


Edited by Karen Shelton - June 28 2010 at 10:57pm
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I recommend an iron which has tourmaline ceramic plates with rounded edges which makes it great for also curling your hair. I love it! my hair looks very straight, smooth and resilient. :)   



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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.
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The best flat iron is easily the HANA elite. If you can't afford that one (it's around $220) then go HANA pro. I've used CHIs, Sedus, and Paul Browns before and the HANA works better and lasts longer than them all!
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Go with any iron which heats all the way up to 450 degrees but has temperature control so you can choose your setting so you don't damage your hair.

Some irons will automatically turn off when it gets to 480 degrees which can help the fuse from blowing.  It will help the life of the iron.

There are many on the market which offer these features.

Good luck.


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I would say if you're looking for the best flat iron on the market there are a lot of great brands but HANA is the best! Adjustable heat is very important, so is the plate material.

Edited by Karen Shelton - September 09 2011 at 1:16pm
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I personally think CHI  is the best flat iron ever! .

Edited by Karen Shelton - March 19 2014 at 8:44am
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nice information great blog


Edited by Karen Shelton - March 19 2014 at 8:39am
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Go for sedu or T3, they're great and give great results



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Edited by Karen Shelton - March 19 2014 at 8:43am



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I recommend the Paul Mitchell flat iron.  It's the best flat iron that I've ever used.
 


Edited by Karen Shelton - April 12 2014 at 2:26pm
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There are many different flat irons.  Just do your research before you decide to buy.  Good luck.


Edited by Karen Shelton - August 30 2014 at 10:32am
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Hi Electro Fairy,
I'm new but this is the 2nd post.  Thanks for sharing all the scoops on irons.


Edited by Karen Shelton - December 15 2014 at 4:50am
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