Conair • Conair Satin Finish, Instant Heat Ultra Slim Straightener, 3/4 inch • Hair Styling Tools
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I got this for $30 around 3 years ago. It still works occasionally. It stopped heating up. It really does snag hair like crazy, and it's a burden to use.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Green
This is by far the worst straightener I've ever used. I've been using straighteners since I was about 14, maybe 15, and since then I've had three. This was the second one I purchased. I was new to the hair-styling-beauty-tools world, so I didn't know what to look for in a styling product. All I was concerned about was the price. This was the cheapest at Walmart ($15) so I went with it. It was a huge disappointment, even for a rookie. I have semi-thick, wavy hair that's never been a hassle to work with, but this just made it a nightmare getting ready in the morning. First off, the plates didn't get anywhere near hot enough to do anything. I had to go over each [extremely small] section at least three to four times to get it straight, while the iron snagged my hair, leaving me with terrible split ends and strays everywhere. I guess in this case you really get what you pay for. Every iron I've owned was by Conair (currently I have the Infiniti, which is excellent). They make great products, this just wasn't one of them.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Tan Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
depending on my cousin to pack my babyliss ceramic straighter before heading to new york, i really depended on it. to no surprise he didnt pack it. fortunately my other cousins girlfriend had this conair straighter. i was skeptical about using it because i wasnt sure if it was actual ceramic or if it would even truly straighten my hair. to tell the truth i'm not even sure if the babyliss itself is 100% ceramic. upon using this, i was pleasantly surprised at how fast and how hot it got. it straightened my hair very well, pin straight. it was pretty much up to par with my babyliss straightener. babyliss cost me just over a bill and the conair is a good fraction of the price of the babyliss. once my babyliss dies, i will switch to this conair straightener. my hair didnt get trapped at the sides of the plates like the babyliss does. as it states, it's ultra slim and easy to handle and use.
* i was just on conairs website and saw that this iron is ceramic COATED, underneath is probably some kinda metal, not true ceramic, no wonder it's so damn cheap. im still going to buy it!
for people who have this iron and it stop working, if u have the receipt, it comes with a 2 year warranty! i'm definitely keeping my receipt, i dont completely trust this iron to last me too long.
a reviewer mention her hair not gliding through the plates smoothly, i do agree! it baffles me that people think this iron doesnt get hot enough, especially on the highest setting!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
When I first received this,I fell in love with it!
It worked amazing on my thick,wavy poofy hair.
After a montf use,it didn't get as hot,it didn't straighten my hair.
So,not I just use it for styling my bangs.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
First of all, all hair irons damage your hair, ok? there is no way around that, sorry to burst your bubble but if you don't want damage, don't iron your hair! It is also possible that you are using it at a too high setting. This hair iron is pretty good, but just like with anything else you have to know how to use it. I have long, thin, dry, slightly wavy hair. I first blowdry with a BRUSH, pulling down straight. When the hair is almost dry I leave it for about half an hour (just personal preference, trying not to kill it too much). Then apply a heat defence/straightening spray all over which will minimize the damage and help with the staightening (L'oreal pink bottle is a good one). Separate the hair into SMALL, THIN sections - what I think people are doing is getting impatient and taking too big hair chunks - this will take time people! - and slowly and gently glide down. Like I said before, make sure that you are using an appropriate heat setting - too low and the hair wont be straight, too high and you'll burn it too much. Try and practice. For myself, I just iron the ends to get that nice staight look and my front. I love it, but keep in mind what you want when you're buying it - it is really small so if you have thick, bushy, currly hair it might take you whole day to do this properly and you probably would want to look at a bigger straightener.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Normal Hair: Black Eyes: Green
I have fine yet wavy hair, and this iron was acceptable in regards to straightening, but the flippin thing broke after 3 months of use! I am personally done with Conair products.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
The worst, it doesn't even staighener your hair!! Never will I buy this! It's the worst!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Curly, Medium Eyes: Brown
I like this straightner, but ONLY for what my big straightner leaves behind. I honestly can't afford a $100+ straightner, so I use 2 cheaper ones. For the little hairs that want to be difficult, this works great, to straighten all my hair though, is a bit different. I tried once, and within 2 hours my hair was a curly mess.
**Update** It stopped heating up about 8 months after I bought it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I was desperate for a hair straightener so I purchased this on a whim, mostly due to the price ~$13 at Target. I was EXTREMELY disappointed with this product, it's awful. There are two main problems with it: 1) The straightener didn't glide easily through my hair, it tugged at my hair and felt like it was breaking my hair; 2) Although it heated up quickly, it didn't get hot enough to straighten my fine, medium-length hair, it took several passes over my hair to look like it was doing anything. I took it back and will continue my search.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Super cheap and does what it says. Heats up fast and straightens hair well. As with any straightener, combing the hair first makes a HUGE difference in the result, just FYI. I also set mine on the highest setting, as my hair is very coarse and thick. This iron is very easy to maneuver due to the small size, works on even the shortest hair and is perfect for creating flippy styles. I have a chin-length bob and this works pretty well. Edited 12/10/2007: After nearly 2 years of using this straightener, it has lost its lustre. It doesn't appear to heat up as much, and even on the "turbo" setting, I have to keep going over and over my hair to get it truly straight. And then - it doesn't last! My hair is wavy again within hours. If it is at all humid outside, forget it! My hair is very coarse and thick with a lot of natural curl, so fine hair may fare better than mine. Also, the iron is more damaging than the more pricey ionic irons, which I plan to purchase myself for Christmas. The bottom line is that this is a good cheap iron if your hair isn't tough to straighten, and is in good condition, but even in those cases, plan on replacing it within a couple of years. This makes a great starter flat iron.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
This straightener was terrible. My friend straightened my hair with this, and the darned thing fried up my hair. My friend ran the straightener quickly through my hair since if you do it over and over for a long time it will damage hair, but still running the straightener quickly through my hair damaged it. She had her hair straigtened by another friend and her hair got damaged too. Maybe I will find one that doesn't damage. Any know which ones don't?
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
For a frame of reference, I also own a Conair Instant Heat large barrel curling iron which is what I have been using to straighten my hair (I know it sounds weird but it can be done - you just run it down your hair instead of rolling your hair up on it.)
Conair Satin Finish, Instant Heat Ultra Slim Straightener, 3/4" CS4CS
PROS: It heats up quickly for those times when you're in a rush. I like the slim design because you can easily get up close to the root of your hair. It's easy to get the ends straight.
CONS: I thought it was going to heat up hotter than it does - the settings on this go up to 25, the setting on my curling iron by Conair goes up to 20 - both seem to heat to about the same level. It takes just as long if not a hint longer to straighten my hair. There is a piece of plastic after the heating plates to keep them from pressing together too hard - it's easy to close it on your hair accidentally which hurts (I usually don't notice that this has happened until I start to slide it down my hair sometimes pulling hair out. Big design mistake in the product I think.)
Would I buy it again? No.
Will I continue to use it? Probably not since I can straighten my hair to about the same extent with my large barreled curling iron and I don't pull hair out accidentally with it.
Would I recommend this to anyone else? Probably not - it's ok but I would probably try a different straightener if I had the chance. I'm still looking for a straightener that will give me that almost unnaturally straight look without having to spend a really long time getting there.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I had this for about a month before I decided to throw it away and get a better one. It takes forever to straighten my hair when i use this and my hair's not even curly. Plus, when the hair finally does get straightened, it doesn't stay that way.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Green
I like this pretty well. I use it every day, unless I am going to style my hair any other way than just down. My gripes about this product are that I already have straight hair and have to use the highest heat setting (there are 20-25) to get it the way that I want it. And...it could do a much better job on my brittle ends.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I'm glad I didn't spring for a more expensive straightening iron like I was almost tempted to. Why would you want to when this one is so great? Easy to use and very effective. Smooth and silky hair is the result. From straw to gold in minutes (with protective product). Easy to travel too.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I have had mine for a few months now. I got this while I was in the States at Walmart for $11 because my old one just sucked. I LOVE THIS! It's so small and it works great everytime. I didn't know you could curl Your hair with this but I will try it when I have the time. It's so cheap and I would recommend it definetly.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Super easy to use and super quick heat up. I have chin length hair and it does the perfect job flipping the ends however I splurged for the CHI b/c my hair is color treated & was looking dry and fried
Age: 19-24 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I bought this for $11 at Target and I was skeptical just because of the cheap price but I am SO glad I bought it. I have chin length hair that's even shorter at the back so the tiny ceramic coated plates are perfect to get even the shortest hair. I like that it's also thin enough that you can style the ends of your hair however you want (flipping them out or underneath). I like that it comes with a waurantee as well.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black, Relaxed, Coarse Eyes: Brown
I have regained my faith in flat irons again. I love this one. It heats up fast, holds heat for a long time, had a turbo heat button, and it's easy to manuever. This flat iron allows me to extend the time between relaxer touch-ups. I have had mine for about 6 months now, and it's still going strong!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Love this straightener! I was going to get the Sedu iron because of all the raves, but a friend and Paula B recommended this flat iron. My hair is very thick, asian, long, and this iron makes it super straight. my hair feels smooth. bonuses: there's a two year warranty, it's super cheap (16.99 at Walgreens, and if you don't like it you can return it within 30 days!), heats up in 60 seconds, automatic shut-off, etc...it also doesn't take very long to straighten it.