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The manufacturer of this straightener promises a sleek, smooth style that will last as long as 5 days before you’ll need to administer the straightener to your hair again. That’s often the perfect length of time between washes, too. They make this claim for those who choose to use the Chi Keratin products included with the straightening iron.
When applying an incredible 400 degrees of heat to your hair, it’s important that you’re using products that will protect against the massive amounts of heat. The products included with the iron are meant to nourish, strengthen, and protect your hair from the heat.
Chi Pro 1″ Ceramic Flat Iron in Keratin Gold
The Chi iron comes with hair care products to use for free. Keratin is a hair protein while Jojoba oil provides nourishing moisturizer to the hair. The Keratin-coated straightening iron works with the products that contain Keratin, too. It reduces breakage, eliminates frizz and protects against heat and humidity.
- Chi Keratin K-TRIX 5 Thermal Smoothing Treatment – 3.92 ounces
- Chi Keratin Flexible Hold Hair Spray – 2.26 ounces
Products can be worked through wet hair before starting the blow dry process. Before applying the iron to your hair, make sure it’s completely dry. While the heat of the iron can damage dry hair, it’ll cause serious burns to wet hair. After the hair is straightened, you can apply the hair spray to the finished style.
- Argan Oil for adding elasticity to the hair
- Jojoba Oil for moisturizing nourishment
- Keratix for strengthening over time
- Keratin for protein
Ionic Tourmaline Hair Straightener
The ionic technology in the Chi straightener provides your hair with a smooth, shiny texture that can’t be achieved without the ions. If you’re confused about ion technology, you’re not alone! It can be a confusing concept, but all you need to know is that the ions in your hair and the ions in the ceramic, tourmaline plates work together to create shiny smoothness in your hair.
Features and Specifications of the Chi Pro 1″ Ceramic Flat Iron
- Dual voltage rating
- Plates are coated with keratin
- Ceramic and tourmaline plates
- Swivel cord
- 2-year limited warranty
- Heats quickly
Chi Pro 1″ Ceramic Flat Iron is Not Just a Straightener
Tutorial for the Chi Pro 1″ Straightener
After washing, apply the smoothing treatment to wet hair before using the blow dryer. Make sure that your entire head is completely dry before using the straightener.
Plug in the straightening iron and wait for it to get hot. It’s important that you’re very careful about touching the iron. Keep your fingers away from the plates. You can get a serious burn since they can reach over 400 degrees F. The iron should get hot fairly quickly.
Divide the hair into sections starting with the bottom of the hair and working your way to the top. Start with sections that are a few inches. Clamp the irons around the hair as close to the scalp as possible without burning your skin. Glide the irons down to the ends of your hair smoothly and quickly. You don’t have to race to the end, but don’t let the iron linger in any place for more than one second.
With one straightener, you can apply heat in a variety of ways to get spirals and curls. For this style, you’ll apply the iron to a spot for 5 to 10 seconds before moving on to the next spot. You’ll alternate between hot and cool spots down to the ends of the hair to give it a curl.
For waves, you’ll do much the same process as the spirals, but you’ll alternate between curling the iron over and under as you progress from the scalp to the ends of your hair.
This can be difficult to explain or picture without a tutorial, so we’ve included one for the styles we’ve discussed. As can be seen in the video, the young girl achieves straightening, spirals and beach waves with the one device.
Chi Pro and Keratin Benefits
Over time, the Keratin in the iron and the Keratin in the included products will work together to improve the strength of your hair. Instead of your hair breaking down from repeated treatments of chemicals and high heat, you’ll actually be repairing and strengthening the hair with proteins, oils and moisturizers.
Cons of the Chi Pro 1″ Keratin-Coated Straightening Iron
While there are no major cons, we wanted to make sure we have provided you with a thorough review. There’s no automatic shutoff for this iron, so you’ll have to be careful to shut it down when leaving the house. The iron doesn’t have a temp control, either.
The Chi Pro 1″ Ceramic Flat Iron in Keratin Gold comes with free gifts that will help strengthen your hair while giving you smooth, silky texture. With its dual voltage rating, you can bring this styling tool anywhere with you.