i had been using the original CHI for about 5 years (a lot of people complain that their chi broke after a couple months but mine lasted a looooooong time) and decided to try out the kqc cause it's all over youtube and so many people swear by it.
you can set the temperature yourself, which is great because 410 degrees can be a bit too much when straightening flyaways or bangs
it leaves your hair PIN STRAIGHT. with the chi my hair was straight but would get a bit wavy overnight, and it would look a bit messy after a couple days. the kqc leaves my hair perfectly pin straight for days
it gives a nice shine and that silky smooth feeling to your hair
the chi had a big plug with a reset button on it which saved me so many times when the iron just wouldnt turn on, the kqc has a small regular plug with no reset button
the ceramic plates are a lot more closer to eachother than the chi, which makes it harder to sraighten a lot of hair at once, and which makes it longer to straighten all the hair
overall great product, except it takes me a bit longer to straighten than with the chi. it gives perfect pin straight hair that lasts.
i found that when i curl my hair with this, the curls last so damn long its almost annoying. i literally curl them and for the next 5 days they stay CURLY not wavy or nothing, they look like theyre freshly curled for so long! and i dont even use spray or nothing like that
After a few years of drugstore brand flat irons,I decided it was time to buy a professional flat iron.I searched,and was set on the Sedu.I had ordered it on eBay,the seller contacted me and asked if I was set on this one,because apparently the Sedu was being discontinued at the end of the month due to mechanical problems.I didn't want to take a chance,and asked what they could suggest.She said that the KQC X-heat was the absolute best.I was iffy, but searched and decided to purchase it.It gets extremely hot,and its lightweight.If done right,your hair stays straight and soft.You may have to fix it up in the morning or if you tie your hair up for the day,but otherwise it's great.My mom even used it one day while I was at work and said she might ditch her Nu-Me for this one.
This flat iron seems to have flooded the youtube community, so I'm surprised that there aren't any reviews for this yet. My hair is shoulder length, straight and very thin. I had 7 year old FHI flat iron which finally died, so I spent a couple of months researching a new one to buy. I don't have frizzy hair, and I only used my FHI for taming fly always and adding texture. I tried to curl my hair with it, but it just seemed to snag and the curl was choppy and uneven. I decided to buy the KQC X-Heat because it seemed like it would be great for curling. Anyway, so now that I have it, I'm totally impressed! It lights up in less than 30 seconds, and the red light flashes when its hot. The temperature settings are adjustable, which is great. The plates are SO smooth that my hair just glides through. When I straighten my hair it somehow actually makes my hair shinier and full of volume. My favourite use of this is the curling feature. If you want to curl, definitely watch the youtube videos, because it take some getting used to it. Once you get the hang of it, it's so easy to twist and curl and I really like how I can make lose or tight curls. The curls last longer than my hot tools curling irons. The only downside to this is that the ends of the flat iron get too hot to touch, which can be kind of hard when curling your hair. Overall this is a great multipurpose flat iron and if it ever dies would repurchase again!