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Croc Flat Iron Reviews

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From a glance at the brand’s own CROC flat iron reviews, it’s easy to pick up that Croc has a thing about innovation and professionalism. They seem like they want to make sure that people, professional or otherwise, can get the best, most effective results with their styling tools.

If that’s the case, then it’s an admirable mission. And while it’s hard to reinvent the wheel, there is still something to be said about innovation in the heated styling tool market. While the devices all do the same basic things, they are getting better about making it easier on the user, achieving more polished styles, and keeping hair healthier. No one can fault them for wanting to push those boundaries even further.

It’s difficult to separate hype from actual improvements, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try out new things. Features that we now take for granted as tried and true were new in their own time. The key is to do your background research and determine if a new innovation will work for you.

Here are my thoughts on a few popular Croc devices:

Croc Wet to Dry Flat Iron

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Interesting Features:

  • Titanium, floating plates
  • 9ft swivel cord
  • Auto shut off after 30 mins
  • Max temp 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Ventilation system

The key point of this device would be the ventilation. It’s supposed to allow steam created by the heated plates and your wet hair to evaporate. I assume this is meant to avoid essentially boiling and overheating your hair, which could occur if you create steam but don’t allow it to go anywhere.

This isn’t a particularly revolutionary feature however, as many other wet to dry flat irons have vents. But taken with the other features, I think this one is a good option.

Croc Titanium

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Interesting Features:

  • Ceramic Heaters
  • Titanium Plates
  • Swivel Cord
  • 30-minute auto-shut off
  • Max temp of 450 degrees Fahrenheit

Of the devices listed here, I think this one is the most tempting for me. I like it because it has ceramic heaters under titanium plates, so you’re essentially getting the best of both materials. The best part of ceramic is that it heats evenly and maintains that heat. Titanium heats quickly, however it’s not as even. By putting both of these together, ideally you would get a titanium plate that heats the same way a ceramic one would. If that’s how it works, then I would recommend this device for people with stubborn hair. The ceramic heating should prevent some of the hot spot damage you might get with pure titanium devices, however you’d still get all the benefits of higher temperatures.

Note that this device isn’t the Croc classic flat iron, however it is pretty close. The classic ones are sometimes sold out, so this titanium one, or a new classic one, is a viable alternative.

Croc Infrared Flat Iron

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  • Ceramic Heaters
  • Titanium Plates
  • Swivel Cord
  • 30-minute auto-shut off
  • Max temp of 450 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Ventilation system

Infrared devices claim quite a few benefits, so it can be a little difficult to keep up with. It’s said they can encourage hair growth, sanitize, and improve hair health. To me, the biggest benefit is simply the fact that it heats hair from the inside out. This is supposed to lead to less passes, and less heat damage overall. In theory you would also be able to use lower temperatures on your device.

Overall Impression

From what I can see, it seems like this brand is genuinely interested in making styling more effective. Of course, individual results would vary between users, but I have to admit, I was intrigued.

I try to avoid wet to dry devices, but if they are your preference, I think this brand is a good option to consider. To me, it looks like they put some thought into what wet to dry users would need in a device.

I also like the infrared options. I view infrared as being on the newer features that hasn’t quite caught its footing yet. As such, I like seeing it as an option in an established brand. Of some of the newer trends I personally thing this one is worth thinking about. If it does all that it purports to do, it’s definitely worth it.

My biggest issue with these devices would be plate material. As I’ve said before, titanium is not a personal favorite of mine. It is, however, supposed to be good for heat transfer, and it is more durable than ceramic coating. Because of the titanium, the plates on these devices should hold up nicely, even with heavy use. They also reach higher temperatures faster, so they may work well with anyone who as thick or coarse hair.

I also like that they seem to process the titanium well. It’s very polished, and for some devices, is actually a blend. They stress that it’s got one-pass plates, which, if they work as intended, would be excellent for any user.

The price is a little outside of my own personal tastes, but that really comes down to whatever budget you have and what you’re comfortable spending. If you like these devices, and are confident that they will work for you, then the price is less of an issue.

Buyer’s Guide

You can find some of their older devices on a few websites, but you need to check the seller first. Because this product is expensive, you definitely want to make sure everything is legitimate before you buy.

My recommendation is to go on the actual brand website and see what options they have. From there you can find a model you like and see if you can find a more competitive price on that version or an older version elsewhere.

I would also recommend looking at some alternative options. If you’ve never worked with titanium before, it might be beneficial to pick up a cheaper device and see how you like the material before committing to a larger purchase. Titanium handles differently than ceramic, so you’ll want to be sure that it works for you.

Of course, this is also better for anyone who doesn’t like the price point. I imagine it’s a little high for anyone who is just a casual, at-home stylist.

Alternative Options

If you do want to dabble in titanium, or would prefer something at a lower price point, here are some options worth looking at:

BaByliss Wet to Dry Titanium Straightener

BaBylissPRO Nano Titanium-Plated Wet-to-Dry Ultra-thin Straightening Iron, 1.5 Inch
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While this one isn’t exactly what I would consider cheap, it is still a less expensive alternative. This one also has vents and titanium plates, so it may offer a worth comparison to see if this style of device works for you.

Xtava Infrared

Xtava Professional Infrared Hair Straightener 2 Inch Flat Iron with Digital LCD Display, Dual Voltage Ceramic with Temperature Control For All Hair Types - with Auto Shut Off and Travel Case Included
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If you’re curious about infrared but aren’t yet committed, I think this option represents a good opportunity to try it out. One major difference would be the plate size: this option has wider plates, which may not be preferable for some users.

KIPOZI Titanium Straightener

KIPOZI Professional Titanium Flat Iron Hair Straightener with Digital LCD Display, Dual Voltage, Instant Heat Up, 1.75 Inch Wide Black

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I like this as an option because it has solid reviews, and a low price point. There are many similar features as well, like the plate materials and the temperature read out and settings. It doesn’t have ceramic heaters, so you probably won’t get the same level of even heating, however it’s still worth considering as an alternative.

Final Thoughts

I think what the CROC brand is trying to achieve is good. I like the thought that they put into their devices; it comes across like they knew what people need when styling their hair. If you have a budget that can allow for a more expensive device, then I think this one is worth a look. If not, don’t worry. While it won’t be exactly the same, there are alternatives that will still work for you. No matter what you ultimate decision is though, I hope these croc flat iron reviews were able to help you.

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