66% would repurchase
on 1/18/2017 7:55:00 PM
More reviews by Kinika
I bought my Sedu in 2009 via a friend's recommendation. The Sedu is lightweight, heats up quickly, and has a long cord. The ceramic surface is easy to clean. I am mixed race, and I only relax my roots. I leave the rest of my hair alone. My hair's natural curl is a 3B and when straightened it comes down to my lower back. So I have a lot of hair to straighten. I set my Sedu to about 410 degrees, and using a good heat protectant, I can straighten my hair reliably in one pass. I usually do two for extra smoothing. I flat iron 1-2 times a week, and have done so since 2009. I chase the Sedu with a comb for even smoother results. Leaves my hair shiny and full of bounce. Takes me about 35 minutes, maybe 40 tops to do my entire head. The fact that it's still working perfectly, even 8 years later, shows the sheer quality of this product. It's no longer available (naturally), but if this one broke, I'd probably just get another Sedu. It doesn't destroy my hair, and the smooth, shiny, straightened hair lasts about 7- 10 days wrapped daily. It could probably last longer but I wash it by then so I wouldn't know. I should test that and come back!
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on 11/30/2016 1:48:00 AM
More reviews by b82
I've tried quite a few different flat irons before I settled with the Sedu. I picked this flat iron over the GHD since GHD made my hair way too flat. I believe GHD might be better for thick or coarse hair. I've used Chi in the past for many years and find Sedu to be much better. I noticed the Chi would die usually within 1 to 1.5 years, the Sedu has lasted longer, however after 2 to 4 years it gives out too. I've purchased it twice, yesterday my second one stopped working after having it for 4 or so years. Both times the iron would heat but not the plates. I went to Ulta today to repurchase but it seems like the model has changed so I'm giving that a go. Overall, I really like this brand and hoping the new model is as good as the old one.
on 5/4/2015 7:21:00 PM
More reviews by Sjez
I have had two Sedu Revolution straightening irons for years and they are both still going strong, so when I decided to start blow drying my hair instead of frying it with a flat iron and saw that this tool was ranked #1 on Folica.com, I didn't hesitate to purchase it. And, as expected, it's a great hair dryer, save for ONE MAJOR DESIGN FLAW: the back cap that shields the motor is poorly made, and during the lifetime of my Sedu it broke four times! I'm surprised none of the comments seem to mention this issue on MakeupAlley, but a lot of people cite this problem in the Folica.com reviews, despite the dryer's high customer rating. The first three times my dryer broke, it was within the warranty period (two years) so I mailed it to Sedu and they fixed/replaced it and sent it back to me. The fourth time, I was outside the warranty period, so I tried to contact Sedu and get a new cap, but got no response from the company. Then, I tried fixing it myself, but couldn't really do a good job with super glue or duct tape. It felt silly to replace a perfectly good dryer just because some cheapie plastic on the back wouldn't stay on, but finally, after a few scary hair-getting-sucked-into-the-motor experiences, I decided to replace the dryer and bought the pro dryer that my local salon carried. Besides the poor construction of the back, I love everything about this dryer. I like how compact it is, how powerful, where the buttons are, all the different settings and the cool shot feature. I would repurchase if they fixed the design issues, but as it stands I don't think this dryer is worth it. For the price, it should be near perfect. Maybe, I'm just a klutz who needs a dryer that is built like a tank, so if you are still considering getting this dryer, it's worth noting that it requires a custom diffuser attachment. Luckily, the Sedu diffuser fits on my new dryer just fine, even though a generic diffuser won't fit on the Sedu.
on 4/20/2015 4:23:00 PM
More reviews by Blssflsea
I had my Sedu 6000i for nearly 3 years. I loved it with all my heart. It was fast, light, and dried my hair without scorching it. Then one day it fell off my makeup table. When I picked it up and turned it on, it made an awful noise. Turns out one of the fan blades broke. My beloved Sedu 6000i was dead. And unfortunately, it's discontinued. So Sad. I purchased a Drybar Buttercup yesterday and used it this morning. I think I might love it more. We'll see.
on 8/5/2014 11:42:00 PM
More reviews by aberg1991
I have really tough luck with beach/surf sprays, so it was no surprise to me when this one didn't work very well for me either. My hair felt fine when I used it, it stayed soft and a little wavy, but it felt pretty weighed down and product-y. The one amazing thing about this product is the smell. Good Lord, does this spray smell delicious. The only reason I made it through the bottle was because it made my hair smell amazing. Definitely will not repurchase this, it was nothing special and did not do anything amazing for my hair. I wouldn't recommend this.
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