Hair Tools FAQ
How to Get the Best From Your CHI Flat Iron
The CHI Flat Iron is simpler and quicker to use than most styling tools Its ergonomic design, 10ft of swivel head cable make sit easy to handle and operate. Ideal for all hair types including ethnic hair.
Take small sections of hair and slide one plate of the CHI straightener under the hair, close to the root but without letting the straightener touch the scalp. Close the plates and slide the straightener down the length of the hair. Go slowly for curlier hair but be careful not to burn the hair.
For shorter hair, lift the hair right up and pull the straightener vertically through the hair. After using the CHI hair straightener, allow the hair to cool before brushing or combing to ensure the style stays in longer.
You can use the CHI flat iron as a curling tool by winding the hair around the plate, again starting close to the roots and allowing the heat to curl the hair--being careful not to burn the hair.
Flat Iron FAQ's and Buying Guide.
CHI hair straightener's ergonomic shape, quick heating and controllable temperature, and simple to use design adapts to all types of hair. With an extra long cord and swivel head makes it versatile and easy to use.
What size should I choose for my hair?
It depends on your hair texture and hair length. Use the following table as a reference
Texture Hair Length Recommended Plate Size
|Texture||Hair Length||Recommended Plate Size|
|Very coarse||thick||1.5 to 3 inch|
|Very coarse||thick||1.5 to 2 inch|
|Very coarse||thick||1.25 inch|
|Normal Long||Long||1.25 to 2 inch|
|Normal Medium||Medium||1 to 1.5 inch|
|Normal Short||Short||1 or 1.25 inch|
|Fine, thin hair||Any length||1 to 1.5 inch|
Small sizes are lighter, easier to use and more versatile while bigger ones work faster and save time with long coarse hair, but they are not as user-friendly and generally on the heavy side.
Most popular sizes are 1-1/4" and 1-1/2 inch.
What temperature should I use for my hair?
Different hair texture requires different temperature. At Folica Product Testing Lab, we did a thorough test with various hair texture. Our findings are tabulated as follows:
|Normal Hair||360-380 oF (180oC - 190oC Celsius)|
|Very coarse, thick, curly or ethnic hair||380-410 oF (190oC - 210oC Celsius)|
|Bleached, fragile, damaged or fine hair||Below 360oF (180oC Celsius)|
What can I do to make my iron last longer?
Unplug it right after use.
Do not wrap power cords around the iron.
Clean the plate with a styling iron cleaner after each styling session.
Unplug it right after use (worth repeating).
How to Clean Your Hair Straightener?
Always ensure the hair straighteners are not plugged in and are cool before attempting to clean. Use a damp or dry cloth to clean the iron and when finished with, allow to cool in a safe place.
Storage of your Hair Iron
Do not wrap the cord around the iron and keep out of reach of children.
How to use your hair straightener as a curling iron
There are two ways to curl hair suing the CHI hair straightener. The first is to take sections of hair and curl up towards the scalp, holding for a few seconds before releasing the hair into a curl.
The second way is to twist the hair completely around the plates until all has gone in between and slide the iron out.
What makes Chi Hair Straightener spray different from others on the market?
Many people prefer to use a spray straightener rather than a heated tool and while many are effective at providing a long-lasting curl, conventional hair straightener sprays have been known to cause hair loss. CHI hair straightener's Keratin Mist is not chemically based and is natural to your hair so does not damage or have any long term effects, and yet provides long lasting curls
Which Chi Hair Straightener can be trusted?
Farouk Chi hair straightener is one of the most popular hair styling products on the market. It's ergonomic design, long lead and swivel cable head makes it easy to use for both stylist and home user.