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CHI Original 1" Ceramic Hairstyling Iron

BY CHI #8 in Flat Irons & Hair Straighteners

4.5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars73%
  • 4 Stars17%
  • 3 Stars6%
  • 2 Stars2%
  • 1 Star1%


Smooth. Straight. Sleek. The iCHI flat iron has what it takes to tame your hair to perfection. ceramic far infrared technology heats fast and evenly quick, easy styling; produces silky, shiny hair plates are infused with exclusive CHI 44 Ceramic for no frizz, no snags includes free 2-ounce bottle of Silk Infusion JCPenney limits the sale of all salon products and salon special purchases to 8 of any one item, up to a maximum of 12 items, per customer, per month.

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CHI Original 1
CHI Original 1" Ceramic Hairstyling Iron
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Amy S.
204 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
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I have had my CHI flat iron for going on 10 years and it still performs as well as day one. Here’s the thing about this one , it doesn’t have an adjustment to the temperature. I wish it did so I’m not just using one super hot temp all the time. Sometim s second day hair does not need such a high temp. I may be in the market for a new one soon. Although I still don’t have anything wrong with this one. Will last a long time and you will get your moneys worth.
Sarah T.
Lake Hiawatha, NJ
56 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
I love this hair straightener! The only reason that I am giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I had to purchase 2 of these within a year of each other. One lasted a year and my other one lasted 2 and a half, which isn't as long as a few of the straighteners that I have purchased for less money. However, they are AMAZING. They heat up super quickly and they can straighten my hair to perfection even on the unruliest of all my hair days. Definitely worth the money just wish the longevity would be better for the price!
Ashley R.
Eatonville, WA
172 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
This straightener has been a complete game-changer for me, I can't believe that it gets hot literally instantly. The fact that the cord is so long you can walk all over the bathroom with it is really convenient for doing other people's hair aside from your own. I usually don't even straighten my hair at this it's absolutely fantastic for curling.
United States e.
49 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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Yess this hairstyling iron is amazing, I️ don’t own one personally cause it’s too much money. But my hairstylist has I️t and it’s amazing , she gave me tips on using I️t to make curls ! I’m a repeating user , and I️ just love I️t. I️t works magic on your hair , looks like you have keratin in your hair. I️ don’t think I️t needs improvements , but one thing I️ would like for them to change is the price they should lower I️t ;) but if you have the money , then buy I️t cause it’s a good choice.
Sara R.
Atlanta, GA
114 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
I had my CHI for 10 years before it just died last week! What a great investment on a tool I used almost every single day! I used it to straighten and curly my hair and just to clean up the prices are my face! I tried another brand just to see if I would like it better and I’m about to return it and go back to my old faithful! CHI also has a pretty great warrant, but not 10 years worth! I’ll be getting another one soon!
Kelsey G.
San Diego
3 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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Great straightener, lasts for years. The one I have now you can change the heat on and it’s my favorite feature, you can change the kind of curls you want based on the heat, and it’s perfect for curly hair. If your straightener is the right temp, it should take one swipe to straighten. For many, this is a much hotter temp that they are used to putting on their hair, but it actually causes less damage in the long run!
Nicole K.
San Jose, CA
55 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
Review for: Holiday Dazzle Collection Black Patent With Free Items more...
This straightener was a gift. It is definitely better than the 10 year old one I had prior lol. But I will say, since I can’t change the temperature, it does feel like it kills my hair. I notice a lot of damage after. I do need something lighter for my color treated hair. Also, before I colored my hair, I felt like it wasn’t strong enough. I would have to run over the same areas multiple times without a smooth finish.
Diane W.
New York, NY
20 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 1
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I’ve used this straighter for a long time and it does a great job straightening my hair! My Asian hair type is naturally wavy. It only takes me five minutes to straighten my hair with the Chi straightener. My only wish is that there was a setting to let us change the temperature. I feel like it can get too hot, leaving my hair feeling quite damaged and frizzy if I accidentally over-straighten or leave the heat on my hair for too long (doesn’t take much).
Allison F.
Greenville, SC
13 reviews
My hair is my pride and joy and I am very picky about what I use with it. There is not a single styling tool that is as versatile and useful as the original 1” ceramic chi. I recommend it for many hair types and while it may feel pricy up front, you will get more than your money’s worth throughout the life of this tool. I use this tool to both style and straighten my hair as well as control frizz and add shine.
Brittney C.
Vestavia Hls, AL
396 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
I was given my Chi, and instantly became a fan. It’s sleek design never makes the product feel cheap and it looks great. I have wavy, thin hair. I mostly use this for touch ups, but occasionally for formal occasions I use it for my whole head. These are easy to maneuver. This straightener has lasted me probably 3 years, and it still doesn’t have any problems. I am clumsy and have probably dropped it a handful of times and nothing has affected it. These are expensive, but they last. I find it worth it just to not have to keep repurchasing hair straighteners, or risk a faulty one on my hair. I use Milk Shake Incredible Milk 5.1-ounce Leave-in Treatment Or It's a 10 Miracle Leave-In Conditioner Product, 10 Oz with it, and I’ve never had a problem with burnt hair, or any serious damage. If you are looking for a quality straightener I seriously recommend Chi.
Kari W.
Severn, MD
62 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
How long do these hair straighteners last?
Karen T.
452 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
What color CHI flat iron do you have?
Cecilia M.
Buffalo, NY
30 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 2
Are the CHI flat irons worth the investment?
Arpi S.
Glendale, CA
29 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 3
Do you guys use heat protectant prior to straightening or curling your hair?
Jaclyn D.
Elk Grove, CA
39 reviews
Beauty Junkie Expert Level 4
I really need a new flat iron, should i buy a Chi flat iron, or buy a flatiron from HOT TOOLS??

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