I have reviewed a couple flat irons here on my blog before, one being a ghd and the other the Missiko. Both are two of the best flat irons I've ever used.
I have used so many flat irons over the years, since I was a young teenager that I feel like I'm a good judge of flat irons.
I have very thick and wavy, sometimes curly hair. I say sometimes because if you have wavy hair it's usually unpredictable as to how it's going to behave lol. I also have very long hair. It goes a little past the middle of my back.
Short back story
The ghd was the first good flat iron I ever used. It lasted me a good 3+ years, which is amazing for me! The next flat iron I got was the Missiko which in my opinion is just as good as my ghd in terms of staying hot and straightening my hair. Sadly it did not last as long as my ghd, but it gave me a good two years. Since then I got a Cricket which started out great but after less than a year it's already not holding heat, which makes flat ironing take longer. Although I do have to note that I am very hard on my flat irons and am always dropping them! I know that plays a part in their demise! :/
I decided it was time to purchase a new one!
Here's a tip if you're looking for a good flat iron, check your local tjmaxx or Marshall's. They always have nice flat irons. I have seen chi flat irons and many other pricier irons at a great discount.
I picked up the FHI Heat Kore 1 inch flat iron from TJMaxx. I had never used this brand before but have heard of it.
The FHI Heat is suppose to be one of the best out there and the Kore collection is aimed towards professionals.
This flat iron has a dial power switch, which is a plus. It ensures that you're not accidentally pushing a power button on and off.
It heats up to 450 degrees, which is a must for my hair texture.
I have had this flat iron for a few weeks and am absolutely loving it! I am able to straighten my hair quickly. It stays completely hot throughout the entire process.
You can use it to straighten, curl, or flip in/under the ends.
It doesn't snag any of my hair, which can be a big annoyance!
I was lucky enough to score this for only $30 at tjmaxx. The cheapest I have found it online is at beautychoice.com for around $80 with coupon code FHBC20.
I think this flat iron is totally worth the money, but if you are able to get a better deal at your TJMaxx or Marshalls like I did then don't pass it up!