4.6
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CHI Nano Digital Technology 1" Ceramic Flat Iron

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CHI Nano Digital Technology 1" Ceramic Flat Iron
 
4.6

(based on 46 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

it does the job

I am on my third one.  I like this product, but I feel it dies to quickly.  i have been using them for about 4 years on biracial hair. ...Read complete review

I am on my third one.  I like this product, but I feel it dies to quickly.  i have been using them for about 4 years on biracial hair.  after the first one blew, i did buy another.  and this one worked for about a year or so before it too went kaput.  i was a little frustrated and decided to try a different brand.  i actually liked this one much better (paul mitchell).  i was sad cause while vacationing overseas, i plugged it into the converter and had too much power and that one blew.  when i came back home, i could not find that product, so i bought another chi.  this is the one i'm currently on.  it does a good job straightening my hair, but i wish it had the settings where i could adjust how much heat i want, i think my second one did, but the current one doesnt.  I do like the chi product, it is my second favorite out of all that i have tried, and trust me that has been a lot.  i just wish for as much as i'm spending on it, it would last just a little bit longer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Curly thick hair is not easily tamed...

I love my chi nano. However I have very thick, coarse curly hair. The straightener is just not capable of taming my lions mane. It works awesome for my bangs, but the...Read complete review

I love my chi nano. However I have very thick, coarse curly hair. The straightener is just not capable of taming my lions mane. It works awesome for my bangs, but the rest of my hair is too much for it. My stylist introduced me to another straightener that works well on my hair, but I keep the chi nano for when I fix my friends hair. For those with less unruly hair, the chi nano works absolutely perfectly.

Effectiveness
Once again, it is all about hair type. It works awesome on multiple hair types: on thin, thick, wavy, and curly hair. My hair is unusually massive and curly, haha, so I would not judge the effectiveness of the chi nano strictly on my experience with my own hair. It seems to work great on just about everyone else.

Durability
Sadly, my chi nano has not lasted as well as I had hoped. One of the sides of the flat iron disconnected from the base, so I constantly have to snap it back into place which is difficult when it is so hot! I will sadly be replacing it soon, with a different brand.

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5.0

great

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from Edmond, OK

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Comments about CHI Nano Digital Technology 1" Ceramic Flat Iron:

I have long and very curly hair and i've always wanted to flat iron my hair, I've used many brands my hair looked horrible afterwards. a friend told me about Chi, so I bought it and i'm so happy with it. it's a great product, dosn't burn the hair because of it's ceramic plates, it's easy to use, and my hair looked wonderful for several days. it's very time consuming for me i can stratin my hair in 30 min while it took me 2 hours with other brands. even though it's a little bit pricey , for me it's worth every penny.

 
5.0

Best hair straightener ever!!

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from Denton, TX

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Comments about CHI Nano Digital Technology 1" Ceramic Flat Iron:

This Chi flat iron is the best in stores! It does not pull your hair. It also heats up very quickly. The power level is very high as far as heat goes but with my curly hair type, you need that. There are three girls in my house and we all adore this flat iron! We have had it for many years and is still working like new!! I would recommend this to anyone who needs a new flat iron!!

 
5.0

CHI nano flat iron perfect!!!!!I love my straight hair and this

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from Three Mile Bay, NY

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Comments about CHI Nano Digital Technology 1" Ceramic Flat Iron:

I love my straight hair and this is the best tool we found eh my hair is now healthier with more life and silky eh I used a lot and now if I am satisfied with this chi nano flat iron and combined with other products such as silk is have very good results is reasonably priced and very good deals too

 
5.0

Chi straightens curly hair

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from Undisclosed

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Comments about CHI Nano Digital Technology 1" Ceramic Flat Iron:

My mom got me a CHI flat iron 7.5 years ago, and it's still working well. I was fed up with flat irons from the store that didn't make my curly hair silky straight. They just made it look wavy/frizzy straight. At that time you couldn't get a CHI iron in the store, so our hair dresser was nice enough to get us one. It was love at first sight. It makes my very curly hair silky & straight in a fraction of the time that other flat irons took. I've straightened my hair less and less over the years, but the CHI still does a great job when I pull it out. The only complaint I have now is that it is finicky about turning on. Sometimes I have to flip it over to get the red light to come on so it heats up. But I've moved it back and forth from college to home a zillion times, as well as the many places I've lived since graduating, so all that times in suitcases and bags may have messed with the cord connection a little.

My husband grew a big beard this winter and whenever he didn't like how it looked, he'd pull out the CHI and fix his beard with it. Don't tell any of his manly friends. ;)

So we love the CHI iron in our household! Works great.

 
5.0

The best straightener I have ever bought!

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from Macon, GA

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Comments about CHI Nano Digital Technology 1" Ceramic Flat Iron:

This straightener has saved my day on countless occasions. I needed to get ready in 5 minutes. I get dressed and my straightener is getting hot. I run it through my hair and I straighten my hair in a minute. That is how amazing this straightener is. It heats up very quickly so you don't have to sit around and wait for it to get hot. It runs smooth through your hair and makes your hair look perfectly straight when its done. If you want it curly, well it can do that also. There is a special technique that I have mastered that allows me to curl my hair with this straightener. I have showed it to all my friends and you have no idea how many countless times my friends have asked to borrow my straightener because it is ten times better than theres. I finally just bought my friend her own chi straightener for her birthday and she loves it to. She had really long hair and what normally took her hours to straighten only took her ten minutes to straighten with her chi. I recommend this straightener to any and every girl! Its amazing!

 
3.0

This Chi nano flat iron is ok

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from Miami, FL

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Comments about CHI Nano Digital Technology 1" Ceramic Flat Iron:

so to start off with i think this iron is okay i have tried many and i mean this is not the best that i have tried. first of all i do not like how it does not have something to control the temperature. this would be useful for people who have thin hair or something, or one of those days that you do not want to put much heat, the iron would cause less damage if there was one. another thing is that it does not let you know when the iron is ready to be used, i mean it does by blinking but it would be a little helpful to actually hear a beep like the ghd. because some morning i am in a rush and and the little step to check if its ready really does delay me. it is a decent hair iron i mean it does the job. i mainly use this though for just my bangs or for retouches after i blow dry my hair so i dont use it for much. but i have tried ones that heat up faster, so that is why i gave it three stars

 
4.0

very good but not the best possible

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from Houston, TX

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Comments about CHI Nano Digital Technology 1" Ceramic Flat Iron:

The Chi flat iron series are generally considered among the best or top ceramic flat irons around and I agree that they are pretty good. I have had this nano flat iron for some time now and I like the results it gives. It gets very hot, heats evenly, and does not burn the hair because of the ceramic texture instead of metal. I've even flat ironed my hair with this piece of equipment when my hair was slightly damp (even though we're not supposed to do that technically) and this flat iron handled it so well! It gave off a little steam and that's about it. I didn't feel like my hair was being burned or that the flat iron will stop working etc! It was two heat settings - I wish it had a dial for selecting from a range of temperatures - but that's okay - I'll take it, considering that it does not pull the hair, which is a great feature. My hair has never gotten caught between the plates or in the seam of the flat iron. One draw back is that it is advertised as being able to curl and flip hair. You really have to be a pro to do that - I haven't been able to do that with mine. Use a heat protector too to prevent your hair from drying out.

 
5.0

Pricey but worth it!

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from Ellis, KS

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Comments about CHI Nano Digital Technology 1" Ceramic Flat Iron:

I have been a hairstylist for 6 years, and I have seen my fair share of straightners.  The CHI Nano flat Iron is the only one that I fully support and recommend to people.  It heats up so quickly!  Also, I love the fact that the plates on it are only an inch wide.  This allows you to take smaller sections of hair and really use the nano to it's full potential.  The very best part about the nano, is the fact that it's great for all hair types and hair lengths.  It helps de-frizz the hair and smooth it.  It also makes it so shiny!!  It's a real time saver.  The only negative thing I can say about the CHI nano is that it is initally costly at purchase.  However it is so worth it.  It has a lifetime warranty so if it ever does break you can send it in to the factory and they will repair, refurbish or replace it depending on the problem.  Although I have had mine for 4 years and it is still going strong!  I would be lost without my CHI!

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5.0

Cadillac of Flat irons

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from Stayton, OR

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Comments about CHI Nano Digital Technology 1" Ceramic Flat Iron:

This is the best flat iron I've ever tried. My hair is just slightly wavy but the waves are verrrry difficult to get rid of and they pop back quickly with other straightening balms or other irons. I tried this and my hair stayed straight all day long! I had no funky smell with it and I love the way it heated up quickly. The little fly aways that appear throughout the day appeared no more, thank goodness. I was apprehensive about the smaller size, the one I had before was a 2" iron but this one works so much better and doesn't snag my hair. What really impresses me too is that I can do the big curls and ringlets with this iron that also last all day. With other irons I've had before the leave in conditioner I use leaves a gummy residue on the iron however, with this iron I do not get this residue. While it is a little more expensive, i was having to replace cheaper straightener so frequently it all equals out. 

 
5.0

outstanding

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from Columbia, CT

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Comments about CHI Nano Digital Technology 1" Ceramic Flat Iron:

I love my chi. I got out of the shower and was worried that i would damage my hair if i tried to straighten it with the chi if it was still damp. To my suprise, it worked amazingly. My hair came out silky, smoothe, and frizz free which is something hard for me to achieve. It only took about 15 minutes at most, although my hair is short, it is very thick. My roomate actually threw her old hair straightener out once she used my chi. I would recommend this hair straightener to anyone who wants healthy hair straight with only a few minutes to get ready.

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