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Another in a string of flat irons that seeks to change the game, the Chi G2 ceramic and titanium hairstyling iron adds a lot of modern touches. There are some interesting features that come with this flat iron, the question is whether their worth the price. It sits near the upper end of the price range, but it may be worth it depending on your needs.
This flat iron has ceramic plates, but it comes with the added touch of titanium mixed in. A ceramic and metal mix is definitely an interesting choice.
The iron heats up to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature read out is digital, and includes color coded settings for different types of hair.
As an added bonus, the flat iron comes with a thermal mat! You can use this to rest the iron on when it’s hot.
I do have a personal preference for ceramic plates, and the added titanium sounds like a nice touch. It’s supposed to make the plates more durable, which is helpful if you straighten your hair regularly.
I love the thermal mat! It saves me the trouble of worrying about the state of whatever surface I’m using to lay my flat iron on. It’s definitely not a requirement, and not really something I’d purchase independently, but I’d use it if it came with my purchase.
The digital temperature read out is nice because you can be more exacting. And as for the color presets for hair types, I think that’s a really great addition for people new to flat irons. Hopefully it will keep them from damaging their hair by using a high temperature when they don’t need to.
425 degrees is a low temperature. Sure, using high temperatures can be damaging, but for people with thick, curly hair and limited patience, temperatures above 425 degrees are helpful.
The price is definitely higher than I expected.
While I do think the color presets are good for beginners, I’m not sure they’re necessary. I would expect experienced users to stick to whatever temperatures have worked best for them in the past
I was a little disappointed by the lack of revolutionary features for this flat iron. It seems like it’s supposed to be and updated product, but I don’t think any of new features really add anything. This is particularly disappointing given the price. A cheaper flat iron can do the job without all the bells and whistles. Overall, I would only recommend this flat iron to someone who is new to using them, and doesn’t mind spending extra money. Things like the added durability of the plates, the thermal mat, and the color presets, are more useful for people who are unfamiliar with flat irons. For all of us at-home pros, I think we can get away with something cheaper, but still effective.