I like to have a spare professional grade flat iron on hand because the old one normally goes kuput at the worst time. I ordered this unit and received it in less than 5 days. Since I have never owned a HSI, I wanted to try it out before putting it on the shelf. All I can say is that I like this unit better than my CHI and it was 40 bucks cheaper. Great piece of equipment and the seller was lightning fast with shipping. $54.95 http://amzn.to/zhPKoL
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$69.99 I've never owned a Chi prior to this one, but it is identical to what is sold at a well known beauty supply store. It heats up almost instantly. I use it on dry hair, divided into sections then iron 1" at a time. With my Goldplate & my Conair, I'd have to iron at least twice. With the Chi I only have to iron once. My son uses it and his hair looks ironed even after washing it.
Totally trying this! Split and braid your hair into two sections and tie with a rubberband. Twist the braid away from your face and then twist the flat iron onto your hair in the same direction your hair is twisted. Do not touch rubberband or else you will get that weird crease. Repeat this process twice! After hair is cooled, then take them out and run your fingers through the braid. Saw this on Rachel Ray Show. It gives you nice beachy waves!